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Neuma Partners with St. Lawrence College to Launch a Community-Enhancing Psychedelic Exploration Program
KINGSTON, ON, June 13, 2023 – In an era where the healthcare landscape is often dominated by symptom-focused care and disease-oriented diagnosis, Neuma Centre for Social Wellness emerges as a beacon of change. The centre, renowned for its focus on personal psychedelic exploration and community well-being, announced today an exciting collaboration with St. Lawrence College. The partnership will launch a unique community-oriented program, the “Foundations for Psychedelic Exploration,” designed for individuals and communities interested in harnessing the transformative potential of psychedelics.
With a mounting mental health crisis and a system with limiting medical labels and diagnostic checkboxes, Neuma aims to alleviate the pressure on frontline mental healthcare and elevate the understanding of wellness beyond our current limitations. Moving beyond these limits enables our communities to empower one another and build a strong foundation of well-being.
The “Foundations for Psychedelic Exploration” program is more than a learning opportunity; it is a call to action for communities to redefine their perception of wellness. It is a brave approach that reunites those in need with a level of self-confidence, resilience, and trust in their ability to transform their own mental health outcomes using science-backed tools that create lasting change, within a community of support.
“Regulations are evolving worldwide, creating new pathways for psychedelics as community healing tools, and with this partnership we can support individuals across the world who are looking to explore their potential,” says Cory Firth, Co-Founder of Neuma. “This partnership is not merely about advancing the field of psychedelics; it’s about instigating a transformation in how we perceive and achieve wellness as a global community. This program will set a new standard of practice that empowers the individual as much as it does the mental health professional in taking back control of their mental health with tools that facilitate their growth.”
The initial partnership will focus on the foundations of building an individual psychedelic practice, starting with an Indigenous Worldview delivered by land-based education experts. The program is designed in an experiential learning format that brings the understanding of the history, science, principles, and philosophy of psychedelics into real practice. Participants will have access to an interactive learning platform for live and self-guided content, guest lectures and hundreds of hours of additional resources.
Upon completion of the program participants will have the option to participate in two group psychedelic experiences and can opt-in to receive a micro-accreditation from St. Lawrence College signaling a foundational professional competency in the field of psychedelic exploration.
“We are pleased to partner with Neuma on this ground-breaking training and provide participants with a competency-based assessment leading to a College micro-credential” says Dr, John Conrad, Director of Innovation and Business Engagement with St. Lawrence College.
Join Neuma and St. Lawrence College for our Growing Together community event to learn more about this unique collaboration: https://neumacentre.com/growing/
ABOUT NEUMA CENTRE FOR SOCIAL WELLNESS
Neuma is an experiential learning centre committed to fostering human connection and enhancing emotional wellbeing through psychedelics, integrative living, and natural therapies.
ABOUT ST. LAWRENCE COLLEGE (SLC)
St. Lawrence College is situated on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples; we are grateful to live and learn on these lands. With campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall, SLC delivers education and training that meets the needs of community, industry, and employers. The College prepares students to succeed in the global economy through relevant, practical programs and experiential learning opportunities. SLC offers more than 100 full-time programs including diplomas, degrees, graduate certificates, apprenticeships, micro-credentials and life-long learning opportunities. Everyone belongs in the SLC community, comprised of 12,000 full-time students and more than 115,000 alumni in 75 countries around the world.