#519: Françoise Bourzat — The Maven of Consciousness Medicine
Françoise Bourzat — The Maven of Consciousness Medicine | Brought to you by LinkedIn Jobs recruitment platform with 720M+ users, Helix Sleep premium mattresses, and Wealthfront automated investing. More on all three below.
Françoise Bourzat (@Francoise_Bourzat) has been bridging the divide between Western psychology and indigenous wisdom in collaboration with healers in Mexico for the past 30 years. She is a co-founder of the Center for Consciousness Medicine, which trains people to become guides in a holistic method of psychedelic-assisted therapy. She is also the co-author of Consciousness Medicine, published by North Atlantic Books.
Françoise served on the advisory board for the Oregon Prop 109 initiative and is currently helping to design training for future facilitators of mushroom experiences. She is also collaborating with the Pacific Neuroscience Institute in Santa Monica, California, in an FDA-approved research study on psilocybin-assisted therapy for COVID-related grief. She leads mushroom ceremonies and retreats in Jamaica for bereaved parents (www.reliefforgrief.org).
She has a Master of Arts in somatic psychology and is trained in the Hakomi Method. Françoise has taught at CIIS in San Francisco, and she lectures at other academic institutions, such as Yale, Stanford, and UCSF. She runs online courses and contributes to advisory boards and organizations offering value-aligned trainings on the topics of mushroom ceremonies.
P.S. During this podcast, Françoise shares few stories of people participating in her retreats and she wishes to inform the listeners that these people have given her consent to speak about them and their experiences.
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