In fact the reality is that this exciting and transformative work has only just begun. Integration begins when the ceremony ends and we begin to process what we have learned under the direct influence of the medicine. Read this article for a broader look at what to expect, and tips on how to ride the wave.
At Awaken Your Soul we place a significant amount of importance on the integration support and highly encourage guests not to skip this step!
Integration includes the following, as well as many other, elements:
- Taking the lessons and teachings of Iboga and implementing them into everyday life
- Nurturing our connection to our soul and to the medicine
- Focusing on working through areas of our life that need love, attention and clarity
- Learning to stay present in our everyday life; not spending time in pain of the past or worrying about the future
- Staying connected to our truth, valuing our life, consistently reminding ourselves that life is a gift
- Learning how to set intentions and manifest abundance in our life
- Using the mind as a tool, not the master; beginning to change old thought patterns, programming, conditioning and belief systems that no longer serve us; working to break down our limiting beliefs
- Creating a plan to make necessary life changes that bring peace, wellness, abundance and support our highest truth
- Potentially changing relationships, careers, or relocating (once we hav given the experience time to settle)
- Looking at our life from a different, more grateful and loving perspective
- Beginning to forgive ourselves and learning to cultivate self-love
*Integration is recommend for EVERYONE. Without this post-ceremony support the teachings and the transformations are often not as deep nor lasting. It is also critical for those who are looking to heal from addiction and trauma. This journey will truly elevate with the appropriate support, a trained professional will help make the effort and investment deep and lasting.
Why is post-ceremony Iboga integration support important?
During a retreat, we are doing intensive healing work in as little as a week’s time. Some will say that this can be equivalent to 10+ years of psychotherapy. This rapid and profound shedding leaves us sensitive, vulnerable, and can be a lot to process all at once. With some objective guidance these lessons can truly be applied to our daily lives, and thus producing lasting results.
In the weeks and months to follow ceremony, we will at times experience our shadow side and our lightness as well. Integration is an essential part of accepting our lives and embracing everything about ourselves.
This takes time, and having unbiased and experienced support is invaluable and will help move through the layers in a smooth and supported way.
We recommend coaches whom we trust implicitly and who have helped us through our own Iboga integration or are trusted colleagues. If you are looking to reach out we strongly recommend that you have a conversation with them in advance to see if it is a good fit!
Conscious Creation Coach & Plant Medicine Integration
Nanice’s coaching programs are designed to help us wake up, to consciously create our life and to embrace our full potential. She has worked extensively with medicinal plants and has a deep awareness of the integration process needed to support the transformation.
Through a unique combination of spiritual principals, human dynamics, Neuro Linguistic Programming, various consciousness techniques, and an immense amount of of love and compassion, Nanice’s commitment is to help you make inner shifts and take inspired action, that result in real life changes. Read more about Conscious Creation Coaching and contact Nanice.
Reiki Master & Plant Medicine Integration
Raven is a multi-disciplinary wholistic specialist and bwiti initiate who provides iboga integration support.
Receiving vital information on how to shift your life in a more positive direction is one thing, yet figuring out how to actually apply the wisdom into your life is another. Integration sessions help you discover and implement, while also helping you to navigate through any challenges you may face during your overall process.
No person is the same, therefore Raven provides custom programs and one on one sessions that directly focus on your personal experience and integration process.
Integration & Addiction Transformation
Ryan specializes in transformational coaching for addiction and compulsive behaviors and has transformed his own addictions with Iboga. In summer of 2020 Ryan went to Gabon to be initiated into the Bwiti Tradition as well as undergoing the Rights of Passage.
Ryan works at Awaken Your Soul various retreats throughout the year and is a compassionate, loving and patient person who holds an impeccable space for those he works with. He has extensive experience working both personally with Iboga and also supporting others in their integration process.
Intuitive Healer & Plant Medicine Integration
Angie is an intuitive healer, using her intuition to tap directly into what is happening on a soul level with the person with whom she is working. She feels that those of us who suffer deeply are the ones who are most disconnected from their spirit; their source of intuition. Once we are disconnected from our spirit and no longer hearing our own intuitive answers.
Iboga helps reconnect us with our soul and Angie can greatly assist in continuing to strengthen that relationship and clear out patterns from our past. Angie has extensive practice working with medicinal plants and post ceremony integration and deeply understands where we can be after such a life-altering experience.
Being True To You- Transformational Recovery Coaching
Being True To You has several qualified coaches at an affordable cost to support you through psycho-spiritual transformation and/or trauma or addiction recovery. AYS has a specific core group of their coaches we recommend and founder Deanne Adamson will help fit each guest with their ideal coach.
After you leave the retreat you will continue your transformational experience through a coaching session with the intention that you will see the value in this support and continue at your own pace to ensure lasting results. Integrating your Iboga ceremonies, especially relating to trauma/addiction recovery require ongoing introspection. Committing to the post-retreat work is as vital to the healing process as the retreat itself.