Healing Sexual Trauma with Psilocybin
Updated: Mar 1, 2022
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Why does sexual assault survivorship often go unsupported?
The current culture continues to blame survivors for their sexual attacks. Many adults whose primary role is to protect the youth, from caretaking family members to law enforcement, might ask things like “What did you do to influence your attacker? “If you don’t say anything, it’ll go away”, or worse, “You’re making this all up for attention.”
This not only tears a survivor from their support network but sews seeds of self doubt and self blame for their abuse.
What we are witnessing is a massive misuse of ego-consciousness. When wounded adults feel that either they are powerless to a situation, at fault or have made a mistake, their ego can refuse to believe the truth OR revert to denial as to not take responsibility for their role in the abuse.
Our wounded collective consciousness also has not been given the tools to properly empathize and restore all parties.
What can psychedelics reveal to us about the ways sexual trauma impacts our lives?
For some, psychedelics can teach where fear overrides the ability to feel pleasure and bliss, leaving many folks with strained access to happy and the healing, orgasmic energy that is our birthright.
Sexual trauma impacts the orgasmic energy that could empower all elements of our lives outside sex. It hinders a sense of confidence we need to bring forth our talents, the support to accomplish our dreams and the internal self-talk that tells us we are worth believing in.
Sometimes, psychedelics can even resurface suppressed memories about sexual abuse experiences that have been long forgotten and tucked away into our subconscious mind.
As we share in integration circles at the visions we have seen and LISTEN to the many similar stories of others’ lives, we witness just how connected and kindered we all are by these experiences.
What about our physical manifestations of sexual trauma?
Our reproductive health can give us a roadmap for where we are in our sexual healing process. For many, trauma from sexual assault is often locked into the tissues.
Overall, any disease of the lower energy centers called the arit, or chakras such as the Sefekht, or Muladhara (first chakra) and the Tekh, or Svadisthana (second chakra) can be linked or attributed to a damaging physical encounter.
What can I do to heal my physical body after abuse?
If you have a female reproductive system, trauma is often lodged in the womb, so yoni steaming while on a mushroom journey can open the body-mind and restore natural womb maintenance.
In many circumstances, engaging in intentional intimacy while on psilocybin (and the right partner or through self pleasuring) can open up profound possibilities for healing.
Movement and breath work can also be interwoven with medicine use to amplify our body awareness, furthering our limits for practice and allowing us to dance and move more freely!
Cleansing the body is a powerful practice in tandem with medicine or outside of medicine use. Taking spiritual baths or bathing in a body of water can absorb toxins, elevate our mood and invigorate our cells leaving us feeling clearer than when we arrived.
How can we integrate sexual trauma work during a psychedelic healing?
If we are looking to work with a specific trauma, it is wise to ask the medicine to show where the trauma lives while preparing for the psychedelic experience. When we hold the intention of going deeper into healing that sexual trauma, sometimes we are granted vision into exactly where it’s held and can have the opportunity to surrender it.
And if our memories of sexual trauma arise, whatever comes up, we hope to anchor into the TRUTH of our abuse which is ultimately, we are innocent, what happened was not okay, what happened is not our fault and maybe we can transform our painful memories into the most beautiful lessons we learn in this lifetime.
Whether we are shown exact visions of the trauma we are asking to unfold or not, it does not matter. Where the mind goes, the chi follows and plant medicine has an incredible way of doing repairs without us even noticing them until much later.
We hold firmly that an open sharing and shame-free environment where people can unravel is essential. Vocally expressing oneself during the journey and integration can be the healing that was needed the entire time.
Why are psychedelics helpful for parents who are sexual assault survivors?
As parents, we are asked to perform at an alarming rate while we also work through mental health problems rooted in sexual trauma. These roadblocks + time constraints can make thriving a challenge for many and impacts how available we are to our own needs and our children's needs.
This is why choosing effective healing modalities (that accomplish a lot of healing in a short amount of time) can be a compassionate match for parents and people with a lot of obligations.
Microdosing can help us perform daily tasks and even in the larger doses, develop a long lost tool: our IMAGINATIONS.
Plants help us see our multifaceted nature. Seeing ourselves as multidimensional beings who are here to experience the richness this life has to offer can situate us in our creator principle. We can return to the inner eye which can IMAGINE the beautiful lives we are bringing into fruition because we are here to create our lives.
Our imagination can begin leading the way again, as it once had when we were children.
Plant medicines can help parents manage outbursts when our children trigger us because they rewire the neurology that sets us up for an outburst. This shift of perspective can encourage us to approach our children differently, in a more understanding and balanced way.
As a survivor, what could one do to help others thrive?
Offering our voices and our ears to people who have lived through these experiences is a simple way to return our healing into the community.
By volunteering our time for sexual assault response teams or learning trauma-informed intervention techniques often offered by local womens shelters, we can begin our own healing process by impacting the lives of other survivors in an informed way.
I recommend WRC in Oceanside for trauma informed training, they have been active since the 1970s delivering free services + trainings in my local community.