Applying an Equity Lens to Policy in the Psychedelic Sector
This session provides an introduction to policy analysis from an equity-oriented perspective, with specific application to the psychedelic sector. Participants will explore how policies can perpetuate or disrupt inequities within the psychedelic community, including issues related to access, effectiveness, and experiences within psychedelic initiatives. Using policy tools and frameworks presented in the session, participants will have an opportunity to apply an equity lens to issues in psychedelics, and identify how changes to policy can make psychedelic initiatives safer, fairer and more socially just.
Presenter: Alycia Fridkin (she/her) is a health policy professional who works to make health care and drug policy more equitable and anti-racist. She has a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies from UBC focused on Indigenous health policy, and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Toronto. Alycia is a White settler with Eastern European roots living on the unceded homelands of Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Peoples.
Breathwork with Damian Kai Norman
Come join us for an experiential breakout session on the therapeutic practice of Conscious Connected Breathwork, focusing on nervous system repatterning. There is a transformative power behind coming together as a collective to engage in group work that allows us to tap into our vulnerability, authentic expression, and sense of empowerment.
If you are looking to process blocked emotional patterns, reprogram limiting core beliefs, and come back into alignment with your purpose and intuition. This is the place for you! Let’s co-create the world we want to live in by working on ourselves collectively and individually
Presenter: As a certified counsellor specializing in trauma and somatic therapy, a 2x certified breathwork facilitator, a psychedelic integration counsellor, a certified ICF accredited coach, and a holistic movement practitioner with a professional dance background; Damian Kai Norman values community, freedom, and physical-emotional embodiment. He loves facilitating group work and wellness retreats, creating safe containers for authentic vulnerable conversations, befriending our nervous system, and cultivating our capacity to feel fearlessly. Norman has an intimate relationship with trauma and continues to learn through lived experience how to compassionately relate to his own chronic pain through working with the nervous system. Norman is here to do the work with you and attune to your personal journey. With a calm grounded presence and an uplifting encouraging spirit, Norman invites you to connect with your body and build a relationship of trust, curiosity and compassion… Creating a loving partnership with yourself.