Healing Arts Training Retreats:
An Introduction to Energy Medicine and Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy
with Dr. Dustin Sulak
Healing arts practitioners and students are invited to an exclusive, personalized educational retreat. These 3-day in-person immersive experiences are offered in two phases. Phase 1 is limited to 10 participants and Phase 2 is limited to 8 participants.
Participants will develop practical and effective tools for self-healing, care of family and friends, and working with clients. These courses provide an experiential understanding of energy medicine, basics for providing effective hands-on treatments, and an introduction to the therapeutic applications of two legal psychedelic medicines, cannabis and ketamine. Participants will learn and heal with didactic and experiential sessions and intimate small group discussions.
Who Should Attend
This transformative experience is intended for those of diverse backgrounds, including, but not limited to:
- People seeking an introduction to the healing arts
- Manual therapists
- Health coaches
- Yoga and chi kung instructors
- An interest in healing arts and psychedelic therapies
– no prior experience with either is required.
- Healing Arts Phase 1 is required to enroll in Healing Arts Phase 2 – participants may register for both sessions at the same time.
Phase 1 Includes:
- The use of cannabis in self-care and as an adjunct to healing arts modalities
- Experiential cannabis-assisted therapy using easy to learn techniques
- Foundations of energy medicine and mind-body medicine
- Traditional Reiki Level 1 attunement and skills for providing hands-on treatments
- Osteopathic perspectives and perceptual skills relevant for healing arts practitioners
Phase 2 Includes:
- Reinforcement of skills from Phase 1
- Psychedelic-assisted therapy preparation and integration
- Experiential group ketamine-assisted therapy
- Reiki Level 2 attunement and skills for providing non-local healing arts sessions
- If appropriate, after an individual medical evaluation, participants will receive a prescription for take-home ketamine to continue their practice after the course concludes
More About Reiki
Reiki (translation: universal life energy) is a Japanese healing art that empowers practitioners to transmit healing energy to recipients. It is secular, non-dogmatic, and universally compatible with religious and spiritual beliefs. While similar to other energy medicine modalities, Reiki students rapidly learn and become proficient due to an attunement process in which the instructor accelerates the development of the students’ perceptual and bioenergetic abilities. Dr. Sulak’s Reiki Level I course includes an experiential understanding of simple but profound healing arts principles and practices that are often only included in advanced courses of other
Reiki can be used alone and in conjunction with other healing modalities. It is also an excellent tool for self-healing, deepening meditation, enhancing intimacy, and more. Dr. Sulak has been teaching Reiki since 2001 and incorporates it into his osteopathic treatments.
More About Cannabis and Ketamine
Cannabis is one of the safest, most versatile, and most powerful herbal medicines. Often used as a stand-alone treatment for a variety of symptoms, cannabis can also be used to address underlying mental, spiritual, and physical imbalances and as an adjunct to other healing arts practices. Dr. Sulak’s Healing Arts Phase 1 provides practical knowledge and skills in the use of cannabis for self-healing and in a therapeutic setting to augment personal evolution and healing. Participants will have the opportunity to experience both roles of practitioner and recipient in powerful cannabis-assisted therapy sessions that combine low doses of inhaled cannabis with guided self-awareness and methodical steps for transforming limitations.
Ketamine is a synthetic pharmaceutical compound, classified as a dissociative anesthetic. It is one of the most widely used drugs in modern medicine, and is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. In the last two decades, ketamine has been increasingly clinically applied at subanesthetic doses as an off-label treatment for chronic pain along with various chronic treatment-resistant mental health conditions, such as depression, alcoholism, substance dependencies, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and other conditions.
At lower doses, ketamine can provide calming and euphoric effects, altered sensory perception, and heart-opening effects. Higher doses can produce psychedelic experiences that can assist in the healing and transformation of existential and transpersonal challenges. Healing Arts Phase 2 includes preparation for, participation in, and integration after a group psychedelic-assisted therapy session using ketamine via the oromucosal or intramuscular routes of administration. The skills and knowledge obtained can be readily applied to other psychedelic tools.
Phase 1: $1,200 per participant.
Phase 2: $1,800 per participant.
Phase 1 and 2 combined registration: $2,800 per participant
Includes: 3-day retreat, Reiki attunement, ketamine medicine (Phase 2), lunch on Thursday and Saturday, and healthy snacks on Friday.
Payment and Medical Registration forms both must be submitted before your registration is accepted.
Up to 21 days prior to retreat: full refund.
Less than 21 days’ notice: refund available only if registration slot is filled by another student.
Registration fee does not include lodging.
Once retreat is fully booked, optional group lodging will be coordinated to reduce costs and promote group cohesion.