Space holding Also know as, "trip sitting". This service is an art, a science, and a prayer that we are very passionate about. 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, 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 journey.
**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 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 the teachers.
Psycho-spiritual coaching A Psycho-spiritual approach 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 hardships 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.
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 usually 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 anywhere from 1-3 preparation sessions before the ceremony depending on need, the in-person or virtual ceremony itself, as well as 1-3 integration sessions after the experience and full text/email support from Niko for one week post experience.
Day time: $800-$1,000 (includes one meal, and transportation to and from the airport or nearby location if necessary)
Overnight: $1,000-$1,300 (includes one meal, private sleeping space, and transportation if necessary)
Private groups: Do you have a small group of friends to journey with?Please reach out for details. pricing will depend on number of participants as well as location.
Microdose coaching This includes 4x 1hr long virtual sessions with me, as well as text and email support for the entire duration of our coaching relationship. This also includes a microdosing guide in the form of a PDF, as well as a list of trusted and verified companies currently providing microdoses by mail. Each microdosing package will start with a separate consultation to discuss intentions and determine which substance might be most appropriate for those intentions.