Sat, Oct 14|
King of Wands Wellness
Plant Medicine Journey with Solstice Psychedelics
A beautiful day of ceremony and healing facilitated by Jessica of Solstice Psychedelics. Co-hosted by her team and Chantelle of King of Wands Wellness.
king of wands wellness studio
Oct 14, 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM MDT
King of Wands Wellness, 2119 2 Ave, Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0, Canada
Plant Medicine Ceremony “Psychedelics show you what’s in and on your mind, those subconscious thoughts and feelings that are hidden, covered up, forgotten, out of sight, maybe even completely unexpected, but never less imminently present.” — Rick Strassman
Jessica van der Hoek has been working in the psychedelic field since 2019, as an advocate, providing education, and a facilitator of ceremony. Working with this medicine extensively, both professionally and personally, she is honored to be with you as you move through this medicine ceremony. Jessica, alongside her team of co-facilitators, will take you through ritual, the cacao ceremony, and ensure you feel supported and safe throughout the medicine journey. Collectively, her and her team have facilitated hundreds of personal and group ceremonies, and this will be a transformative gathering. Your experience will still be personal, and as private as you want it to be, despite being in a group, as the work is done internally and within your own realm. There are so many beautiful benefits to experiencing a medicine journey as a group. Having a community to share the journey with amplifies the healing that is possible.
"Psychedelics saved my life. And they continue to do so....This medicine has been used for thousands of years and is a gift to us to help us heal ourselves. It allows us to journey within, reconnect with our souls, and heal trauma. This type of medicine allows us to enter a non-ordinary state of consciousness, and in that state, we can do several things. We can process traumatic events without the emotional charge to them, allowing us to gain a different perspective. This allows our brains to file it as a memory of an experience, instead of our body remembering it as a trauma. We are then able to process the emotions related to that event and release the trauma with them. We are also able to heal on a subconscious and unconscious level, where a lot of our trauma is stored, especially from childhood. We can have experiences within the medicine that are spiritual and reparative, such as speaking to loved ones that have passed over. With this work, we are looking to create shifts in beliefs, expand the mind, heal, rewire the brain, and gain insight into oneself. This is how we create long lasting change...I have had the gift of being able to work with many since my initial experience where I worked with Ayahuasca, Samahdi, and 5MEODMT. I came back to Canada a completely different version of myself and have continued to do the work. I realized that I needed to make these medicines available to others, and have been on an advocacy and education mission since then. I have also built and ran one of the first Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy programs in Calgary and we were very successful in treating people.I have also built and ran one of the first Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy programs in Calgary and we were very successful in treating people...This leads us to where we are now. We are sitting on the precipice of one of the biggest shifts in how we treat mental health illnesses and injuries. The biggest gift we’ll ever be given on this planet. The psychedelic movement, if done correctly, has to potential to change everything including elevating our consciousness as a collective." - Jessica
From Solstice Psychedelics:
Mind | The element of a person that enables them to be aware of the world and their experiences, to think, and to feel; the faculty of consciousness and thought.
Body | The body is both the Same and the Other; both a subject and an object of practices and knowledge; it is both a tool and a raw material to be worked upon. The body appears to oscillate between presence and absence, most paradoxically in intense feelings — feelings as sensations and feelings as emotions
Emotions | Conscious mental reaction (such as anger or fear) subjectively experienced as strong feeling usually directed toward a specific object and typically accompanied by physiological and behavioral changes in the body. : a state of feeling.
Spirituality | Spirituality is a broad concept with room for many perspectives. In general, it includes a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves, and it typically involves a search for meaning in life. As such, it is a universal human experience—something that touches us all.
Who is this for?
The ceremony will be mindfully guided for participants at any stage in their self discovery and healing path. All participants must go through a screening process prior to to the group ceremony to ensure they are an approved candidate for the event.
What does your investment include?
Screening appointment with Solstice Psychedelics. This phone call is the precursor to booking a healing experience for groups. This one hour session is meant for the both of you to get to know each other, for Jessica to explain the process and to make sure we are a good fit for each other. A gentle reminder - you will be refunded in full if you are not considered a fit for this event.
+ Opening the ceremony
with a sharing circle
+ Guided Breathwork with King of Wands Wellness
+ Group Cacao Medicine
+ Medicine Journey (4-5hrs)
+ Closing the ceremony
with sharing circle
+ Catered dinner and herbal tea
+ Group integration
All participants will be followed up with and supported in their integration after the ceremony
What to bring?
+ Water Bottle
+ Yoga Mat, foam pad, sleeping bag, blanket - anything that will support you being on the floor and be comfy. Create yourself a cozy, little nest.
+ Blanket or Throw
+ 1-2 pillows or bolsters depending on the level of support you. There will be some knee and neck yoga bolsters and yoga blankets at the studio you are welcome to use.
+ Feel free to bring more nourishment if you wish
+ Journal and Writing Tool
Please be sure to read all event policies before purchasing ticket. If you have any questions about the cacao medicine or the journey - please reach out to Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ticket sales close October 6th.
info | tickets
Cacao Medicine Ceremony
+CA$12.00 service fee
Oct 07, 12:00 AM MDT
All participants must go through a screening process prior to to the group ceremony to ensure they are an approved candidate for the event. Purchase your ticket to ensure your spot at the event. If for any reason you are not accepted as a candidate, you will be refunded in full. Please see
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