Ayahuasca is a powerful healing medicine that can help you find clarity, peace, and joy. But it’s not for everyone. If you’re considering taking Ayahuasca, make sure you do it in a safe setting with experienced facilitators who can support you through the process.
Read on if you want to learn more about ayahuasca ceremonies and how to hold them responsibly! Following are some tips for keeping ayahuasca ceremonies safe and responsible.
Create an Atmosphere of Safety and Support
One of the most important things to do when holding responsible ayahuasca ceremonies is to create a safe and supportive atmosphere.
This means building a space where everyone feels welcome, free to speak their truth, and no one is afraid to feel vulnerable or express their emotions.
It also means creating a space where people feel supported when they experience something complex or challenging.
It’s important to remember that not everyone will have the same experience during their ceremony, even with the same medication.
For some people, ayahuasca can bring up feelings they’ve held onto since childhood or even past lives. Other people may not experience anything — or maybe they’ll have a different type of experience than you expected.
This doesn’t mean anything about either person’s value as a human being, or whether you did something wrong by facilitating their ceremony in the first place.
Respect Individual Boundaries and Space
The most important thing about holding a ceremony is respecting the individual’s boundaries. This means not touching them without permission, and not taking photos or filming without permission. It also means letting people have their space and time for reflection.
When you are working with Ayahuasca, there are a few things that you have to be aware of:
- First, some people may feel uncomfortable when they see you taking pictures. This is because Ayahuasca can bring up painful memories, which may be triggered by seeing someone with a camera. For example, if someone was beaten by their parents while growing up, seeing a camera might bring back those unpleasant memories and cause them to feel uneasy around it. It’s best to ask before taking any photographs during an ayahuasca ceremony.
- The second thing that you have to be aware of is that some people may not want others to know about their experiences with ayahuasca or what happens during the ceremony itself. This means it’s important not to share information about other participants’ experiences with anyone who wasn’t present at the ceremony — especially if they haven’t given permission first!
Treat Your Guests with Respect
Treating your guests respectfully is essential, even if you disagree with them. Ayahuasca ceremonies can be intense and emotional, especially for newcomers. It is necessary to keep a calm demeanor throughout the ceremony and not let yourself get too emotionally invested in any one guest.
Responsible ayahuasca ceremonies are often a powerful experience for people. It can be easy to forget that they are also a very intimate experience and that guests may share things they would not usually share with others.
It is important to remember that the nature of ayahuasca ceremonies means that many guests will feel vulnerable during the ceremony. You need to be mindful of this when talking to them afterward or touching them while they are coming down from their experience.
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