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Jiu-Jitsu, Psychedelics, & Healing of Trauma w/Lisa Sherrill, MA

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Free Virtual Presentation
Aug. 19th 6:30pm CST

Welcome to this free virtual presentation with a friend of the greater psychedelic community, Lisa Sherrill. I met Lisa in the psychedelic society event circuits with notable figures such as Jane Latimer and really appreciated her novel contributions to the psychedelic integration space. I'm very excited to introduce you all to Lisa and the concept behind how impressively effective martial arts and the act of play is in our integration practice.


Event Details:

Trauma can have a devastating impact on our self-confidence, health, relationships and our ability to self-author our lives. In addition, harbored and/or out of control rage, depression, and addictions can be symptoms of trauma, which in turn can reinforce feelings of helplessness and relationship rigidity or frailty. Yet there is hope. More and more research is coming out on the use of legal psychedelics and martial arts in the treatment of trauma and self-transformation.


What is being discovered is psychedelics have the power to lift the lid of our ego defenses, to uncover and process the depth of traumatic pain, helplessness and rage our soul might carry. Yet to fully recover from trauma, we also need to find consistent, ritualized practices that help us counter and repair the possible learned helplessness and subsequent rage (often internalized), boundary ruptures and body dissociation that often results from trauma. This is where martial arts, in particular jiu-jitsu can be applied.


Thus, in this presentation, you will learn how legal psychedelics can help process trauma more easily, and the brain science behind how the practice of jiu-jitsu can be used as a tool of integration. In addition, we will explore three case studies. This includes a struggling entrepreneur with neglect trauma, an obese man with a trauma history, struggling to lose weight, and a single woman with a history of rape and neglect trauma. Everyone is encouraged to come join us. This includes those that have never done psychedelics and/or jiu-jitsu, in addition to jiu-jitsu gym owners, professors and trainers interested in learning how to better help your gym members and clients embody recovery and change.


Speaker Bio:

Lisa Sherrill, a somatic psychology specialist, applies the lens of neurobiology to help us understand how to recover from trauma and embody change. Her doctoral research examined the conditions by which the property of creative, and ethical emergence and transformation could be bolstered and modulated within humanity. Lisa's education also spans to include a Masters in Somatic Psychology, along with training in the Psychedelic Somatic Interactional Psychotherapy (PSIP) with Saj Razvi, Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) with Stan Tatkin, Instinctual Trauma Response Therapy (ITR) with Linda Gantt, and Tension, Trauma and Stress Releasing Exercises (TRE) with David Berceli. Alongside this, Lisa is trained in Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), Somatic Experiencing (SE), PULSE Mediation, Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP), Strategic Business Management, Computer Science and more. Lisa offers therapeutic consulting, coaching and facilitation to individuals, couples and organizations on the tenets of neurobiology and its implications on trauma recovery and embodied agency.

Lisa's websites:

Her Youtube channel and video, "Is Your Jiu-Jitsu More Important than Food? 😉"

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