Therapist InfoAbout Me:
Steve, OmTerra Co-Founder and Psychedelic Somatic Interactional Therapist, is also the Co-Founder of the Psychedelic Somatic Institute (PSI), a psychedelic somatic therapist training organization. He was a participant in the 2015, Phase 1 FDA Pharmacokinetic Study of Psilocybin at UW-Madison that also studied the effects of high-dose psilocybin for adverse reactions. Steve had a first-hand experience of the benefits and shortcomings of the current non-directive model used in psychedelic therapy worldwide. This led him to creating OmTerra and PSI to expand the potential of psychedelic medicines utilizing a somatic focus. Steven brings 30 years of corporate experience in education and marketing to the psychedelic community and gratefully brings to the world his heart-felt passion for the advancement of psychedelic therapy and his commitment to help people who are suffering.
Listen to a podcast with Steve on the Entheogenic Evolution.
Learn more about Steve and his story here.Description of Services:
Areas of Expertise in Psychedelic Therapy
At OmTerra we work with people who are dealing with sexual abuse history, birth trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. We utilize:
Credentials & Certifications: BA, PSIP Certified Practitioner and Teaching Assistant
Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Somatic Therapy
Ketamine-Assisted Psychedelic Somatic Therapy
Psychedelic Medicine Integration
DetailsRemote Practitioner: YesPrice Range: $175
Our ProcessOverview of Experience:
A typical session lasts 2-3 hours. We work with clients at our home office in Grants, OR, at a local AirBnb for people coming to work with us or in their homes. Unlike traditional psychedelic therapy we do not use music during the sessions. Music tends to distract clients with this model. We prefer clients to sit up vs. lie down. A comfy chair or couch with good neck and head support is best. An initial session is typically a bit longer 3-4 hours. For a first session we first start with a resourcing exercise to have a place to bring you if things get tough and you want to resource out or to wrap-up a session. After resourcing we will do a non-medicine PSIP session with a non-relational traumatic event - typically a car, bike or skiing accident. This allows you to start to connect with your ANS and it starts to give us an idea of how your system is wired and your defense mechanisms and coping strategies with thing start to get intense. After the non-medicine session we will dive into a cannabis or ketamine assisted session. The trajectory of these sessions is always unknown until we start the process. We are simply following your bodies responses. We will be with you for this entire experience and gently nudging and guiding you to best activate your ANS. Once ANS is activated this can lead to a myriad of feelings and sensations - everything from "nothing", numbness, floaty, blank to extreme discomfort, nausea, distress, hopelessness to extreme panic and terror. This may sound frightening, but it is all normal and simply your bodies way of releasing trauma. With cannabis a session typically begins to wind down after 1.5 hours. The remaining 1/2 hour to sometimes an hour can be spent integrating the experience.Intake Process:
This model of psychedelic therapy is not recommended for schizophrenics, people experiencing psychosis, active substance abuse, pregnant women and people who are not able to afford the possible cost of doing multiple sessions.
Business InfoStone Canyon Road
Grants Pass, Oregon, 97544