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INTEGRATION & CRISIS SUPPORT

Appropriate preparation and integration processes are an important key to minimizing risks and maximizing the benefits of experiences with these plants/fungi. Furthermore, it’s important to get professional help if you are experiencing a crisis.

Marc Aixalà
PsychēPlants Therapist

Therapist at your service

Marc Aixalà is psychologist, psychotherapist and certified Holotropic Breathwork facilitator, specialized in supporting people who face challenging experiences with expanded states of consciousness. Over the last 5 years, he has supported hundreds of people through the ICEERS Integration & Support Service and he has worked for KosmiCare psychedelic crisis intervention since 2010. Marc also lectures at conferences and workshops.

Marc is at your service through email, online videoconference or by chat, in English, Spanish and Catalan. 

ICEERS is compliant with the legislation on protection of privacy and uses secure, HIPAA compliant, encrypted software for the sessions.

Are you facing a crisis situation?

-Challenging reactions are not uncommon, and they usually resolve well. Crisis situations can be a source of growth. As much as possible, trust yourself.

-Be accompanied by someone you trust who can provide a safe space, deal with your outside world needs and to whom you can share what is going on.

-Keep a balanced schedule: rest, sleep enough hours, eat enough and drink water.

-Use your body: Intense exercise can be helpful to decrease anxiety. 15 minutes twice a week can be of great help.

-Take care of yourself: Be in contact with nature, take walks, massages, baths, write, draw.

– Seek professional help if it gets too intense.

Try and stay calm, help is on the way!

FAQ

Do you organize ayahuasca sessions? Do you do ibogaine treatments?

No, we do not organize any kind of sessions with ethnobotanical tools nor do we provide treatments.

At ICEERS we work to impart quality scientific information about ethnobotanical tools such as ayahuasca and iboga. We also work towards the integration of these tools as therapeutic elements in our contemporary society through scientific research and promoting professional and ethical practices. Additionally, we offer support to those who need information, guidance or help during the integration process due to complicated reactions following the use of ayahuasca or iboga.

On our website you will find useful information whether you are interested in taking ayahuasca or iboga yourself, you want to learn more about the science of these plants, or if you are supporting a friend or family member who wants to use these tools.

Can you recommend any person or facility with whom I can be assured a safe and optimal experience?

The main focus of our support services is to provide objective information about ayahuasca, iboga and other ethnobotanical tools so you can make your own decisions. ICEERS does not organize sessions with any ethnobotanical tools nor do we recommend that people use these tools.

There are hundreds of people and centers offering ayahuasca/ iboga sessions and ceremonies and it is impossible to know if they do it in a professional and ethical manner. Occasionally centers that have received good references in the past start receiving criticism due to a decline in the quality of services they offer. Similarly, there may be centers that offer excellent services that we are not aware of yet. Therefore, we do not give recommendations for any person, center or clinic that offers these services.

BEFORE BOOKING, ACCEPT OUR TERMS OF USE

By proceeding to ICEERS Support Service, you are acknowledging that you have read and accepted the following terms and conditions:

The services provided are not intended to diagnose any disease or condition or prescribe any treatment whatsoever, nor to encourage the use of ethnobotanicals, ICEERS specifically cautions against the use of ethnobotanicals in violation of the law, without appropriate professional guidance and monitoring, or without careful personal evaluation of potential risks and hazards. ICEERS specifically disclaims any liability, loss, injury, or damage incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application services provided at your request.


Furthermore, you agree and acknowledge that ICEERS is entitled to provide services to you through subsidiaries or affiliated entities.
You understand and agree that your use of ICEERS is entirely at your own risk and that our services are provided “As Is” and “As Available”. You agree that the use of all, or part, of the service is entirely at your own risk. Any actions or lack of actions, taken by the recipient of such advice is done so solely by choice and responsibility of the recipient and is neither the responsibility nor liability of ICEERS.


ICEERS does not make any express or implied warranties, endorsements or representations whatsoever as to the services. This shall include, but not be limited to, implied warranties as to the quality, accuracy, completeness, legality, reliability, efficacy, or fitness for any particular purpose.
You expressly understand and agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the country, state, province or territory determined solely by ICEERS to resolve any legal matter arising fromthis agreement or related to your use of ICEERS.

By requesting services from ICEERS you authorize the counselor to share information with others in the following circumstances:
1. If the there is reasonable cause to believe that an adult is in need of protective services (regarding abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment), they may report such to the local agency which provides protective services
2. If you express a serious threat, or intent to kill or seriously injure an identified or readily identifiable person or group of people, and there is reasonable cause to believe that you are likely to carry out the threat, they must take reasonable measures to prevent harm. Reasonable measures may include directly advising the potential victim of the threat or intent.
3. If there is reasonable cause, on the basis of their professional judgment, to suspect abuse of children with whom they come into contact in their professional capacity

In the case of emergency please contact local emergency services
North America: 911
EU, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine : 112
Australia: 000
UK: 999
Additional Emergency Medical Services Numbers available: 911dispatch