Space holding, also know as, "trip sitting" is an art, a science, and a prayer. It is an enormous honor to bear witness to the radical transformations that occur when peak experiences are undergone and held with love, safety, and respect. With North Star Council, you can have the freedom and confidence to dive deeply into your experience while trusting that your body is carefully looked after by experienced and compassionate guides. We stay up to date on the protocols and techniques being developed and utilized in these times of exciting research, while also maintaining the ability to incorporate the teachings we have acquired from traditional ceremonies. Whether you want to take a modern approach, a more traditional approach with prayer and ceremonial facilitation (or some mixture of the two) we are enthusiastic to collaborate with our clients to create a space that is comfortable, powerful, and in alignment with your personal and spiritual beliefs.
**Northstar Council does not encourage the use of illegal substances, nor do we provide any controlled substances to be ingested at any time. Niko is not a therapist, counselor, or mental health professional. Northstar Council is an organization offering trip sitting, coaching, and integration services for harm reduction purposes**
Entheogenic Integration is often thought of as what happens after an experience has taken place. While this is true, the integration process can actually begin before the experience occurs. It is commonly said that a journey begins the moment you commit to the idea of doing it. We see this through synchronicity, anxiety, and our "stuff" coming to the surface hours, days, and even weeks before a session with a plant, animal, or fungal teacher begins. Entheogenic experiences can be incredibly powerful catalysts for transformation and healing. At North Star Council, we can begin working together in preparation for an upcoming ceremony or experience. This can help you to get clear on intentions, develop the structure or format of the session, and learn to navigate the journey with confidence and clarity. Another common saying is that the journey is the easy part, no matter how challenging it may seem, the real work begins when we step back into our daily lives and try to apply what we have learned. It's all too common for people to allow these experiences to slip away unintegrated and become slowly forgotten like dreams. There are tools we can use to ensure that we make the most of our experiences. Entheogenic integration is also helpful for those who have experienced a traumatic psychedelic experience. Often these situations are fertile ground for tremendous healing to occur.
We also provide one on one micro-dose coaching to help you benefit as much as possible from this wonderful way of working with allies.
Psycho-spiritual coaching helps to bridge the gaps between our bodies, our minds, and our spirits. Depression, anxiety, spiritual crisis, rocky awakenings, the cultivation of spiritual gifts - all of these experiences have been pathologized and even unnecessarily medicated. We believe there is so much more to life, our bodies, and our spirits than meets the eye. One core belief that has inspired the North Star Council is that all challenge, difficulty, adversity, and hardship have a purpose. At the peak of suffering and in the depths of our despair, finding meaning in our pain can begin to transform it into a teaching, an opportunity, and even a healing. In the western world, so many of us lack elders, masters, and true guidance. This often results in people becoming lost, confused, and feeling hopeless. We all have an inner counselor, and an inner compass. Through psycho-spiritual coaching, we can begin to connect with our inner wisdom, unravel the knots of our existence, and use this rope to climb upwards, to make progress, and to grow as human and spiritual beings.
Kambo is known for its intense purgative effects and has been extremely effective in the treatment of many physical, spiritual, and emotional imbalances. Kambo sessions are a powerful way to target emotional trauma, physical pain, and bring to the surface rich material to work with and release. It is with huge gratitude and respect to the indigenous people of the Amazon, and of all the magical beings of the forest that we offer this sacred cleanse. The Kambo we receive is ethically sourced from the Matses people of Peru, and a portion of all sticks purchased goes to support their tribe deep in the jungle.
All offerings will be based on a sliding scale. Our priority is to serve people who need it most. If you feel moved or called to work with us but do not have the funds requested, please reach out. There are many ways we can exchange energy and if money is the only issue, we can find a way to make it work.
Coaching Sessions Each coaching session is 1 hour long, and we begin each new coaching relationship with a free 30 minute consultation.
Space Holding A space holding session includes one prep session, one integration session, the actual ceremony itself, and full text/email support from Niko for one week after the session.
Day time: $500-800 (includes one meal, and transportation if necessary)
Overnight: $1,000-$1,300(includes two meals, private sleeping space, and transportation if necessary)
Virtual trip sitting: $150-$300 (This is ideal for people who are long-distance and can look a variety of different ways, please inquire for more details)
Kambo Sessions Prior to the first kambo session, each new client will meet over the phone with Niko for a free consultation to make sure it is safe for you to work with Kambo at this time.
Group session: $100
Private session: $150
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