PLANT MEDICINE GUIDANCE SESSIONS
WITH EXPERIENCED CAYA SHOBO FACILITATORS
Navigating the plant medicine healing path can be challenging and confusing at times. So can life, for that matter! Our experienced facilitators are here to provide helpful, compassionate support and guidance along the way, and to share their insights from their many years of experience working with Shipibo plant medicine knowledge.
If you are preparing to visit Caya Shobo and try Ayahuasca or Shipibo Master Plant Dieta for the first time and feeling the need for assistance as you clear old supports from your life (such as anti-depressants, recreational substances, addictive activities, etc), it may be highly beneficial to discuss what's coming up for you with one of our experienced plant medicine facilitators. They can help you understand how the plants will help and also give in-depth preparation guidance to ensure you get the most from your upcoming retreat.
Or if you've already visited Caya Shobo on Plant Dieta retreat and returned home to confront the challenges of integrating the benefits of your healing treatment; or have returned home with an open "Social Dieta" and are seeking guidance or support, a session with one of our experienced plant medicine facilitators can help you to better understand your experiences in the context of your ongoing plant medicine healing process, and help you develop clarity on good choices and strategies for your future.
Caya Shobo's facilitators are experienced with helping guests with a range of topics, including:
Food, supplement and lifestyle restrictions
Relationship, work or family problems
Other emotional difficulties
Plant Dieta tools and techniques
General day-to-day challenges in Plant Dieta or in life,
and are able to refer to other specialists where more focused health and lifestyle support is required, such as Nutritionalists, Coaches, Psychologists and other medical and relevant professionals.
These services are offered separately to Caya Shobo's regular retreat packages, and each facilitator offers their time and expertise at different hourly rates. We welcome you to learn more about our Plant Medicine facilitators and their session rates below.
Alternatively, past guests of Caya Shobo's dieta retreat programs are welcome to join our private Facebook discussion group Caya Shobo Dieta Circle to post questions to other students of Shipibo dieta and plant medicine healing.
Becky (BSc, M.Fin)
Becky pursued a corporate career in technology and banking for 18 years. Despite the comforts of material security this direction brought, she found that her life lacked a real sense of fulfillment or happiness. In 2008 she left the corporate world to explore the roots of her disquiet and discovered the healing power of Ayahuasca and the Shipibo plant medicine tradition. For the past 12 years Becky has immersed herself in a path of self-discovery and healing, dieting many Master Plants under the guidance of high-level Shipibo Maestro and Maestra Onányas. She has also supported many others on their own journeys of healing, and today is an apprentice practitioner of the medicine and one of the co-founders of Caya Shobo.
"My own search for greater meaning in life and supporting others who have felt a similar calling, has shown me that there are many unique pathways for healing with this medicine. Certain key commonalities do exist - we each must find our own true self beneath the marks of trauma, stress and confusion of our lives. Through learning to build respectful relationships with the Master Plants, we may earn their gifts of improved clarity of vision, physical purification, resilience and strength. With these powerful endowments, I have seen that it is possible to step-by-step transform our lives and embrace a more full, flourishing expression of ourselves in greater harmony with all of life.
I believe that healing encompasses a revitalization of all aspects of how we relate - with ourselves and with all that we come into connection with in the broader scheme of life. The Shipibo medicine path and the master plants are living wonders from an ancient world. They can reconfigure sick and debilitated energies into more healthy, vigorous forms; and thus heal our bodies, hearts and minds. We are living in a time on Earth which calls for each one of us to embark on a journey of transformation, realize our potential to live in more harmonious balance, and truly share our gifts.
Helping others to gain insights into their own process of becoming, and sharing my humble understanding of the plants, is undoubtedly the most meaningful work of my life."
Becky is available for audio & video sessions by phone or Skype at the following rates:
Short 45 mins consult: US$75
90 min counselling session: US$135
Email Becky to arrange a plant medicine guidance session by phone or Skype.
Jen (BA, MFT)
Jen hold's a BA in Cultural Anthropology from UCSC and a Masters in Somatic Psychotherapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her specializations include working with those needing help integrating different states of consciousness as a result of entheogenic encounters, as well as those in spiritual emergence and spiritual crisis.
Jen's approach is holistic, relational, and body-centered. Her work draws from her training in somatic psychotherapy and the Hakomi method, a mindfulness-based technique.
"Each person is a unique and precious individual to be honored, respected, and treated with kindness. Each one of us has the capacity to heal from the inside out. I see the body, mind, and spirit as pieces of one whole, and consider each to be an integral part of the therapy. Given the optimal conditions, we naturally will move toward healing and growth. Like a flower, we each have the potential to blossom.
Real healing can occur through developing a secure, solid, safe, and grounded relationship. From that place of connection, the seeds of growth can take root. We come alive when we feel connected to ourselves, to others, and to the world.
Helping to guide people through their own organic processes of healing is a passion of mine. We work to recover that sense of wholeness in you. Together we clear the way for you to walk your own unique life path with joy."
Jen is available for in-person therapy sessions in the East Bay area of California, and also for audio & video sessions by phone or Skype, from a rate of US$150 per 50 min session (with some flexibility for patients dealing with significant financial constraints).
Connect with Jen through her website: http://www.jennifersmeetherapy.com/
Miguel is an experienced and highly respected Ayahuasca Curandero from Chile, who began working with Amazonian plant medicine healing 21 years ago. He initially studied with renowned indigenous maestros in the Quechua-Lamista and Mestizo traditions in Peru and Brazil, including Don Jose Campos, Ronnie Rengifo and Don Solon Tello Lozano. In 2008, when confronted with the challenge of healing his own respiratory problems, he discovered the depth and potency of the Shipibo medicine tradition and since then has primarily focused his shamanic healing work on utilizing the knowledge, power and tools of this tradition. Miguel is one of the co-founders of Caya Shobo.
"People often ask me questions about how to Diet, how to get the most benefit from Dieta.
For me the correct question is not how but why we diet.
On the path of personal transformation you will come to confront many questions and much incomprehension about your process. Ultimately the most important understanding is that change needs to happen.
Little by little as you proceed in the journey of Dieta, your questions will be answered. Learn to stay present and observe the energies and thoughts arising. You are dieting to be able to better understand and transform yourself. "
Miguel is available for audio and video sessions by phone or Skype.
His rate is US$150 per hour.
Email Miguel to set up a session.