Mind Medicine Australia: Post-Traumatic Growth After Sexual Trauma
An online course supporting recovery, embodiment and wellbeing after sexual trauma with Dr Alana Roy and Melissa Warner.
Dr Alana Roy and Melissa Warner have lived experience of sexual abuse, domestic violence and teach from their experience of post traumatic growth with the use of psychedelics.
“Let us join together as women, on a heroes journey, from a victim to a survivor, let us integrate so that we can become whole and reclaim our power” – Dr Alana Roy
Outcomes of the Healing Sexual Assault course:
- Knowledge: of both trauma processes as well as medicinal psychedelics and how they may support recovery
- Connection: to self and community
- Awareness: of the body, coping mechanisms, and change processes
- Feeling: by creating safe boundaries physically and emotionally
- Grounding: in growth practices such as meditation, journaling, compassionate self-touch, and empowered voice
Participants will receive a Spotify trauma informed music list and self-care tool kit.
The course will cover the following topics
- Introduction to the impacts of sexual abuse
- The heroes journey: mindfulness, acceptance and reconnection
- Neuroscience and research overview
- Understanding your predictive processing. How psychedelics relax prior beliefs and support change
- The Somatic Sense
- Working with the body, sensation and, your monthly cycle
- Impacts of Sexual Trauma
- Broken boundaries and trust, loss of identity and returning to self
- Dissociation, Archetypes and Multiplicity
- Developing awareness of dissociation, multiplicity of the psyche and authentic relating to all parts of us
- Preparation for psychedelics
- Compassionate self-inquiry, intention setting and metacognition
- Transcendence: The acute psychedelic experience
- Benefit, maximisation and risk mitigation
- Gratitude, precautions and coming back
Date: Saturday August 21st, 1pm – 5pm
Venue: Online via Zoom Webinar (a link will be provided with your booking receipt)
Please note: Tickets can be used for another program credit if you cannot attend.
Dr Alana Roy
Ph. D Psychology, B. A Social Work (MHSW)
Dr Alana Roy is a psychologist, social worker and therapist and has spent the last 13 years working in mental health, suicide prevention, trauma, sexual abuse, family violence and the disability sector. Alana has worked with borderline personality and dissociative identity disorder in various roles in the community such as: Rape Crisis Centres with victims of ritual abuse, childhood and adult sexual assault, supporting women in the sex industry, survivors of human trafficking and now as a psychedelic integration specialist.
Alana focuses on harm minimisation, community and connection. She is dedicated to psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and plant medicines. She has engaged with, and provides integration therapeutic support services for communities across Australia. Alana works at several universities as a Research Fellow and supervisor of students on placement. Alana passionately advocates for public policy, community education and legislative changes so that these treatments are regulated and supported by a strong, connected and skilled sector.
As an advocate for innovative solutions for mental health, Melissa is Education and Communications Officer at Mind Medicine Australia, Secretary of Psychedelic Research in Science and Medicine, co-founder of the Australian Psychedelic Society and is a member of the UK-Australian Young Leaders Forum.
After graduating in Neuroscience from the University of Melbourne, Melissa travelled to leading international centres of psychedelic research, transformative technology and Buddhist meditation to forecast next-generation mental health treatments. Melissa traverses the divide between research and therapeutic practice through her lived experience in healing from PTSD with psychedelic-assisted therapy internationally.
With a background in digital art, programming and performance art, Melissa brings a creative and future-focused outlook to her pursuits. Melissa is currently a post-graduate student at The University of Melbourne on the path towards clinical psychology and is creating therapeutic virtual reality programs to support psychedelic-assisted therapy and enhanced wellbeing.