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About Psychedelic Integration Ireland

Psychedelic Integration Ireland was founded in response to the ever growing interest in psychedelics and entheogens as tools of personal transformation in Ireland. 

 

Are you curious about psychedelics? Have you had a recent or previous experience with a substance that has not been resolved? Have you felt yourself shift in a more spiritual direction in your life and want to continue with your growth? Are you a parent, a teacher, a Garda, a concerned person with a desire to know more about psychedelics? Are you a therapist, doctor, social worker or other professional who wants to understand and support a client/patient using psychedelics?

 

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions,
then we hope this website will have some valuable information for you.

 

Psychedelic Integration Ireland is a service that wants to provide up to date information and help to people who are interested, curious or unsure about psychedelics. Psychedelic Integration Ireland was set up in 2021 to provide information, safety advice and integration help to the many people using Psychedelics and Entheogens for personal and Spiritual development.

Michael Ledden

Founder

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About Michael

Based in Dublin Ireland, Michael is a practising, fully accredited Integrative Psychotherapist (IACP, IAHIP, ICP Accredited, Msc. in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy). Michael has a background in working in homeless services with clients in addiction and also worked as an advocate working with refugees. For the last number of years Michael has run his own psychotherapy service Anxiety Ireland, is a manager in a company that provides Employee Assistance Programs within large organisations and works as a facilitator and psychotherapist with Inward Bound Psilocybin retreats in the Netherlands. In 2021 Michael started to volunteer with PsyCare UK and brought the current team together to form the founding board of PsyCare Ireland. Michael maintains a private practice as a psychotherapist with short and long term clients.

“I’ve always had a fascination with personal growth and Psychedelics and first came across the realm of transpersonal psychology while studying for a BA in Religions and Theology: The first seed was planted through exposure to shamanic drumming. My interest in the transpersonal paradigm simmered away while I trained as a psychotherapist learning about various styles and disciplines and developed further when I travelled to Latin America in 2017 for six months. However, my interest in Psychedelics stems from my personal explorations of various medicines which seriously began at the beginning of 2019. Despite years of group and individual therapy, the deepest and most impactful experiences of my life have come from working with psychedelics.  The inner changes these experiences actualised for me are a gift I feel compelled to assist others to find in their own way. I also know how difficult integrating psychedelics can be, from feeling alone, to feeling frustrated, to being lost and having to make changes that not everyone will understand. The great writers that have influenced me most to date have been Stan Groff, Carl Jung, Anthony DeMello,  Richard Roher and Etty Hillisum.”

Michael's Qualifications

  • BA Religion and Theology.

  • MPhil. International Peace Studies.

  • FETAC Level 8 Certificate in Homelessness Prevention and Intervention.

  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).

  • Four-year professional clinical training as an Integrative and Humanistic Psychotherapist.

  • MSc. Integrative and Humanistic Psychotherapy.

  • Full Accreditations with the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) and the Irish Council of Psychotherapy (ICP).

  • European Certificate of Psychotherapy (ECP) issued by the European Association of Psychotherapy (EAP).

  • Certificate in Body Psychotherapy (2018)

  • Reiki Level One (2019)

  • Jainia Fisher, Online Webinar Series in Trauma and Co-regulation (2020)

  • Cacao Ceremony Facilitation Training, Heart Tribe Cacao, Dublin (2020)

  • PsyCare UK: Welfare and Harm Reduction - two day training in psychedelic harm reduction and event welfare (2021).

  • Shamanism Ireland –Dunderry Park - Shemanic Practitioners Training (2021 - 2022).

  • Navigating Psychedelics – Lessons on self-care and integration – Psychedelics Today  (2021).

  • Navigating Psychedelics – For Clinicians and Therapists – Psychedelics Today (2021).

  • Inward Bound - Introduction to Psychedelic Therapy Training (2021).