Therapeutic Integration of ayahuasca Experiences



date: 2025



In recent decades, the Western demand for access to the "ayahuasca" brew has grown exponentially. The rapid internationalization of this ancestral medicine gives rise to a multitude of settings in which Western participants have access to profound experiences of consciousness alteration and contact with the depths of their psyche and with what, in shamanic societies, has been called "the other world."

Without the narratives or practices that support the ingestion of ayahuasca in traditional use cultures, the Western seeker faces these experiences without a map to facilitate navigation. The "pedagogical style" of this plant teacher and the strength of its transformative potential often challenge the capacity for understanding and integration of those who drink it, as well as the understanding of professionals who are confronted with the demand to accompany these processes.

This course provides the foundations for therapeutic integration work with ayahuasca experiences in Western individuals, addressing transcultural, ethical, and clinical topics. We will establish a dialogue between clinical psychology, transpersonal psychotherapy, and Amazonian ancestral medicine.


By participating in this course, it is expected that students will:

What will you learn?

In this course, students will receive a 6-session online introduction, where they will learn:

Amazonian vegetalismo and ayahuasca.

Transcultural challenges in the integration processes within diverse Western and mestizo settings of ayahuasca ingestion.

Relevant psychological characteristics in the integration work.

Therapeutic integration of ayahuasca experiences informed by psychopathology.

Integration model for ayahuasca experiences - Part 1

Integration model for ayahuasca experiences - Part 2


Paulina Pozo

Paulina Pozo is a Clinical Psychologist from the University of Chile, specialized in Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Barcelona. She is a professional member of the European Transpersonal Association (EUROTAS). Her clinical and academic work focuses on the intersection between indigenous American ancestral wisdom, plant medicines, and mental health. Paulina previously served as the Clinical Coordinator at the Takiwasi Center in Tarapoto, Peru, a renowned institution for traditional Amazonian medicine and psychotherapy. She has also taught at various universities and institutes in Chile and Peru. Over the past 13 years, Paulina has been involved in several initiatives that bridge the gap between plant medicines and psychology, including the Psicosabiduría Platform, the “Women and Amazonian Ancestral Wisdom” retreats (which integrate therapeutic and ceremonial settings for working with ayahuasca in women), and the “Psychotherapy, Plant Medicines, and Integration” training program, currently in its 6th edition. She has developed her own model of therapeutic integration for working with ayahuasca in mestizo and Western contexts. Paulina co-directs retreats in the Peruvian Amazon and has been practicing private psychotherapy since 2010. In 2018, she co-founded the School of Psychovegetalism to explore the interface between psychotherapy and Amazonian vegetalismo.

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is aimed at all those who are interested in deepening their knowledge in spiritual competency in psychotherapy.  They aspire to find tools to deepen both their personal and professional practice.

The online course starts on May 12, 2023. 
The course will be in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish.

The duration of the course is two classes of two hours each.

Yes, the course is online, you can access the course from anywhere in the world.

The course materials will be available forever. This includes the episodes and the transcript of the content.

We recommend that you dedicate one hour per day per week to study in depth the didactic material provided by the teacher.

The price of the online course for residents in Europe is 100€.
For residents in Latin America it is adjusted to the minimum wage of the country, please consult

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