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Group integration therapy aims to help individuals process, embody and integrate their state change or altered state experiences in a supportive and safe environment. For example from the use of breathwork or psychedelic medicines. This type of therapy is facilitated by PTNQ trained therapists who have extensive experience and scientific training working with and understanding the unique challenges and benefits of the bottom up approach of Somatic Experiencing Therapy.

During a group integration therapy session, participants may be encouraged to share their experiences with each other and discuss their feelings about their altered state experience. The therapist may guide the group discussion and provide support and guidance to individual participants as needed. This may include helping participants explore any difficult emotions or bodily sensations that have emerged during the state change or psychedelic experience, as well as helping them identify and mark, positive insights or changes they have experienced.

In addition to group discussions, participants may also engage in various forms of therapy, such as somatic mindfulness, breathwork, or art therapy, to help them process and integrate their state change experience. The therapist may also provide individual therapy sessions to participants who need additional support or guidance. Individuals who have experienced altered states are often advised not to discuss the details of how or when they achieved the altered state in order to ensure confidentiality and safety within group integration.

However, it is important to note that integrating the altered state experience into one's life can be highly beneficial, even years after the initial experience. Integration involves reflecting on and processing the experience, and finding ways to incorporate the insights gained from the altered state into one's everyday life. This can include making lifestyle changes, setting new goals, or developing new coping strategies.

Integrating the altered state experience can also help individuals gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their experiences, and can promote healing and growth. Research has shown that psychedelic-assisted therapy, for example, can have long-lasting positive effects on individuals, including increased openness and decreased anxiety and depression.

Overall, while it may be necessary to maintain confidentiality and safety when discussing altered state experiences, integration of the experience is an important aspect of the healing process and can have lasting benefits for individuals.

The overall goal of group psychedelic integration therapy is to help individuals integrate their psychedelic experiences into their daily lives in a way that promotes personal growth and well-being. Through this process, participants may gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their place in the world, as well as develop new insights and perspectives that can help them navigate life's challenges with greater ease and resilience.

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