People we work with
Guided Tripping is for you if you’re curious about using psychedelics for personal growth rather than (or in addition to) recreationally. Perhaps someone talked to you about their experience with entheogens and how they positively impacted their life, or you find yourself interested in articles about psychedelics research that come by on your facebook or reddit feed. Maybe you heard about Guided Tripping through a friend you trust. The way they describe their session peaks your interest and has you want to experience it for yourself.
You have probably lived quite a large part of your life as a proverbial ‘head on a stick’. You discovered (maybe in a quite painful manner) that there was more to be explored. You proceeded to ‘work’ on yourself in the form of meditation, personal development, Circling, communication skills training, spirituality, embodiment, tantra, or other workshops, practices, therapies and methods. You’ve gotten great value from them: you feel expanded, more kind to yourself, more able to hold others’ perspectives, more connected, etc. Yet you still have sticky/recurring issues with e.g.:
- Self-criticism and perfectionism/ being judgemental
- Self-doubt, shame and overthinking
- Dealing with being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) and/or introversion in an extraverted and impulse-rich world
- Stuckness or falling back into limiting beliefs
- Feeling burnt out, bored out or close to either
- Competent, but unsure you’re fulfilling your potential
- Loneliness and disconnection; lack of intimacy; anxious and/or avoidant behaviour in relationships
- Dissociation from your body/ the moment
- Questioning your worthiness of love and belonging; difficulty taking up space
- Being very sensitive to criticism
- Basing your actions and attitudes on assumptions about others’ motives, opinions, and desires (projection)
- Self-censoring and being preoccupied with what others think of you
- Procrastination and distracting yourself; addictive and numbing behaviours
- Helping others at your own expense
- Conflict avoidance and boundary issues
- Putting your happiness on hold until … when exactly??
- A desire to go deeper, but being afraid and unsure of how to go about that
- Being too smart for your own good; keeping yourself from moving
- Getting recurring feedback from people that you can’t place (possible blind spot)
- Workshop highs that consistently turn into hangovers
However immovable these issues may seem, there is a curiosity in you, a sense of possibility. And you somehow trust that it can be very meaningful and impactful to consciously use a psychoactive substance. But you do want to make sure that you are safe and do everything in your power to get the most out of it: to fully enjoy and let yourself go into the moment and make sure there are lasting positive effects.
You sense that there are parts of your subconscious patterning that could be put in a different light. Somehow you smell a much deeper enjoyment of life is possible. That this can be attained through other means as well, but that will be more easily accessible and anchored while on a psychoactive substance. We believe that, too! Because we’ve seen small and large miracles happen over and over.
PS: Please check if any contraindications apply to you, as well as the other information in the safety section. These substances are no silver bullet and should be used with caution.
I love being able to guide people through highly meaningful moments and to offer exactly the thing that makes the moment safe, deep, touching, and positive – in short: auspicious.
All of your thoughts, emotions, memories, movements, and desires are welcome. I offer you my attention, acceptance, suggestions, process facilitation skills and just the right amount of structure for you to relax into.
How did this become my work? After years of immersing myself in a great variety of personal and spiritual growth methods, as well as enjoying psychedelics for both recreational and growth purposes, a friend asked me to sit with him while he ingested a psychedelic for the first time. It turned out to be a pivotal afternoon for us both.
Not only did he feel safe to share very intimate memories with me, he got a cascade of amazing and loving insights about those memories, the patterns they caused, and how to change his life by changing how he saw those memories and patterns. He shared afterwards that this one session was easily as valuable as a year of therapy.
What I learned that day and have honed ever since, is that my presence and care allow people to relax into their trip. I offer them mirrors, reframes, and interventions that have a big impact because they are injected into a deeper layer of their being – a layer that becomes much more easily available because of the substance they ingested. The presence, intuitions and skills I bring to the session make sure that the whole experience (including intake, preparation and aftercare) is not only safe, but exciting, insightful and effective.
You can see me as your guardian, carer, guide and cheerleader for the whole duration of your experience, so that you can soar. Together we allow the magic of the substance to take you places that would be much harder to ‘be inside of’ and observe simultaneously, under normal circumstances.
I do this work because my mission is to tend to the possibility of joyful empowerment. And I believe more joy and empowerment are possible for you.
PS: This is one of the reasons I’m writing Tripping for Growth 101: to make this adventurous method safely available to more people. Go over to the contact form to receive it as soon as it’s finished. If reading it resonates with you, but you would still like a dedicated Guide to be with you, we should talk!
I trust Miriam a lot, so I couldn’t have wished for a better guide. From the beginning to the end we were in sync. The trip made it clear why we are here – to experience consciousness and act from love. What it let me experience is indescribable/indescribably beautiful – I don’t dare find words for it, even afterwards – and makes it a lot clearer what I’m here to do. (YW, 52)
Miriam has always been calm, comforting and knowledgeable during my sessions with her. It has been very constructive to discuss my experiences with her, and she has time and again offered her own intuitions that have proven to be useful directions of exploration. Family constellations therapy on psychedelics turned out to be particularly constructive. Also, she made me feel safe as I went through hours of deep explorations. From my five sessions with her, I am considerably less anxious, I have pages and pages of insights into my own life and the workings of my mind, and I am able to take life less seriously. I am more playful, enjoying the colours of my surroundings in daily life. (ER, 37)
Miriam is a modern day shamaness! Caring, compassionate, and wise beyond her years, anytime I’ve been in an intentional setting with her has been healing, awakening, insightful. She embodies a rare combination of knowledge about what she is doing with the high sensitivity and interpersonal skilfulness that ensures a good journey. (AV, 35)
Miriam creates and atmosphere where I feel that whatever thoughts or emotions that arise within me are welcomed. I felt genuinely cared for during the trip. She asked questions or made comments that made me much more conscious of the processes that were happening inside my mind. She made me feel okay with exploring my mind and emotions at my own pace. (PB, 33)
Miriam holds space in an exquisite way and was an integral part of a journey that brought me into unity with nature and deeper wisdoms that have since influenced my work. I warmly recommend her. (ES, 39)