Trusting the Sacred Medicines
An Interview with Francoise Bourzat

February 28, 2020

Interview by
Joanna Harcourt-Smith

In this week’s episode Francoise Bourzat speaks with Joanna about: a book born from the course “Expanded States of Consciousness and Psychotherapy”; first experience with indigenous medicine; a resonant, mysterious and familiar connection to Nature; what she learned from Doña Julieta Casimiro, a Mazatec master healer; trusting the “Holy Children”; purified by the principle of psycho-spiritual composting; the resonance of interdependence in us; the importance of a code of ethics in the field of psychedelic  therapy; surrender as a rite of passage; reclaiming our animal, organic nature; therapeutic characteristics of the main entheogens; expressing our potential as compassion in action.

Francoise Bourzat is a consciousness guide and counselor. She has a master’s degree in Somatic Psychology from New College of California and is a Certified Hakomi Practitioner. Drawing from years of close apprenticeship with her Mazatec teacher, as well as training in other indigenous traditions, Francoise has developed a comprehensive approach that bridges Western and indigenous modalities for healing and growth. She trains therapists and facilitators, teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), and lectures internationally. Her newest book is “Consciousness Medicine: Indigenous Wisdom, Entheogens, and Expanded States of Consciousness for Healing and Growth”.

“I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik

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