Hi, I'm Sherree, aka the Psychedelic Integration Coach
Born in Israel, an upbringing in a multi-cultural home and international travels have provided me with a keen curiosity and an appreciation for the diversity of humanity and the special gifts we each bring to the world. With humility and gratitude, I harbor a deep desire to serve my brothers and my sisters. On this path of compassionate service, I co-founded InnerSpace Integration, a pioneering community-centered counseling organization offering psychedelic integration services in Los Angeles. InnerSpace has brought together many fellows of the local psychedelic chapter who connect in our integration circles and workshops. It is in this sacred space that the concepts of community and human contact being the most valuable medicine, come to life. in early 2017, I left Innerspace to focus on my private coaching practice as the Psychedelic Integration Coach and create PsychedeLiA: Psychedelic Experience Integration Los Angeles. It is my hope that in this co-created sanctuary clients will find stillness, safety and motivation to let go, shed the heavy burdens of the past, reveal their perfect inner child and thrive on their magnificent gifts.
It is my belief that psychedelics harbor a potential for deep emotional, spiritual and physical healing, transformation and growth. When engaged with intention and reverence, they can be incredible tools of discovery and self-realization. I provide information, education and emotional support for those who are curious about, are considering experimenting, are planning to experiment, or have experimented with psychedelic substances. As a practitioner of mindfulness and conscious living, in sessions I use my intuition and creative thinking skills to utilize years of experience in various healing modalities such as meditation, nutrition, free expression, music, movement, art and breath work. My unique perspective is drawn from a combination of my academic studies, enrichment certifications, professional experience and personal research and inner work. Life is an eclectic piece of art and I love blurring the boundaries between profession, play and purpose... Aren't they all one and the same? Striving towards a sustainable balance between the psychological, physical and spiritual, I will support you on your journey towards permanent cosmic elation. Let’s work together to articulate, create and master your own vision of an inspiring, joyful and fulfilling life – and may you forever embody that pure, blissful and ecstatic psychedelic feeling.
- I believe everyone has the right to cognitive, emotional, physical, and spiritual liberty, development and healing
- I believe everyone has the right to explore their consciousness, tap into their innate wisdom and live their highest truth and purpose
- I believe everyone has the right to experience spiritual emergence – a natural, welcomed process of human evolution - without being pathologized
- I believe the psychedelic experience should be regarded as a growth catalyst and as an agent of change with the potential to impact every aspect of our lives, and thus should be approach with reverence
- I believe everyone has the right to access accurate, unbiased information about psychedelic substances
- I believe individuals who choose to use psychedelic substances have the duty to do so responsibly and in a way that would keep themselves and the public safe
- I believe individuals who choose to use psychedelic substances should have the knowledge and skillsets to do so with minimal risk and maximum efficiency potentials.
My path to self-realization started with the occasional and recreational experimentation of psychedelic substances through the transformational festival scene, where they are often used as enhancers of electronic music, visionary art and community connection. A personal view of psychedelics as a momentary (nonetheless joyful) experience changed a few years ago, through an accidental ingestion of a large dose of MDMA, the active compound in Ecstasy. It was under the influence of this substance that I discovered the essence of unity, kinship, human connection and singularity to be our innate nature and vital to our human experience. The moving force of this planet and the meaning of our existence revealed to be… relationships. And dare I say LOVE. Instantaneously, the inherent call for service, purpose and community became clear: MDMA made me understand once and for all I could never look at others as “others” again.
A few months later, after yet another hectic, emotionally-wrecking weekend suited up in a career that I very well knew was not serving me, I was at a complete loss thinking of how to move forward with my life. I felt angry, numb, stuck; as if I had betrayed myself, so far removed from my deepest knowing and the way I had wanted to live my life. I didn’t recognize myself, and knew I’d reached a boiling point and was ready for change. Searching for immediate self-soothing, I intuitively started meditating – a foreign practice to me at that time. Within minutes, I started breathing heavily, shaking, crying and hallucinating. I saw vivid visions of me shedding my ego identity and rising into the light. Fully sober it felt as if I had tapped into another state of consciousness. Half an hour later, I emerged out of the meditation a new person - reborn and observing the world with a new set of eyes. This transformational state showed it was time to create my life from a place of love, authenticity and higher purpose, and I fully delved into this process. It wasn’t until later that I would recognize this experience as a spiritual emergence, a naturally - occurring event that can potentially occur throughout our lives as a means of catapulting us along our personal and collective evolutionary path.
These two hallmark experiences – receiving universal insights through the psychedelic MDMA realm and becoming a conduit to spiritual flow through meditation - along with the many affirming synchronicities offered by Spirit along the way, turned out to be the agents of healing and change I desired so much in my personal life. All the same, they could have been misinterpreted as abnormal mental health disturbances that require emergency diagnosis and medical treatment. Tended to with virtues of surrender and patience instead, they turned to be catalysts for personal growth towards radical greatness. This conscious transformation has by large been the most rewarding period of my life thus far, yet I am no luckier than anyone else: Every one of us contains a uniquely-coded seed of genius that with the right care will blossom into a radiant, happy and fulfilled human Being. It is from this conviction that I wish to provide a meditative presence and serve as a loving witness to others undergoing similar cocoon-to-butterfly transitions.
My Mission: Healing, Growth, Community
I’m passionate about providing the psyche/delic explorer a safe, non-judgemental and non-pathologizing professional support system before and after psychedelic experiences. The recognition of the need for psychedelic integration services started with quite the basic understanding: despite most psychedelic substances classification as schedule-I drugs (making them illegal) in the United States and worldwide, the reality is that the popularity of these substances is on the rise. Research estimates that 17% of American adults alone have used psychedelics, and millions of persons are experimenting with these substances on a regular basis. The renaissance in scientific psychedelic research is showing remarkable results in treating mental health conditions such as PTSD, depression and addictive behavior – naturally sparking curiosity and social interest. These statistics translate to an alarming number of individuals undergoing powerful, transformative experiences that are potentially life-altering in myriad ways; however, they are not provided with resources that can help reduce any potential risks or the tools to undergo these transformations safely and efficiently. My mission is to arm these individuals and the community with unbiased information, educational tools and harm-reduction strategies that will enable them to explore their right to cognitive liberty, emotional healing and spiritual growth with integrity and grace. In doing so I hope to support the grander vision of alleviation of human suffering and the expansion of global consciousness.
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience - We are spiritual beings having a human experience”, said the French philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. We are so fortunate to live in an exciting era of collective awakening. On the quest for happiness and meaning, many are questioning the vastness of our existence and are looking for answers. In a society that shuns the mystical realm in favor of material and scientific proof, our inborn gravitation towards spiritual properties is dismissed if not shamed. We have relinquished our connection from nature and from one another. Consequentially, we have made way for labeling as inclusivity, tolerance and compassion have decreased. Quite simply - over the years we’ve made way to fear and have lost touch with our core essence of pure love. We’ve forgotten who we are, where we came from, and why we’re here…We are spiritual beings having a human experience. My mission, is to help people remember.
Education & Training
- M.A. Psychology, Concentration: Psychedelic Integration Therapy, Emphasis on spiritual and depth psychology, Antioch University; Los Angeles
- B.Ed. Creative Education, Seminar Hakibutzim College of Education; Tel Aviv, Israel
- Certified Addiction Recovery and Psycho-Spiritual Integration Coach, Being True To You
- Spiritual Emergence/Emergency Support training, Integrative Mental Health For You
- Psychedelic Harm Reduction, Zendo Project, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
- MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy (partial training), Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
- Holotropic Breathwork with Stan Grof
- Rinzai Zen Mindfulness and Stress Reduction
- Buddhist Meditation
- Jungian Dreamwork