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Background and Experience

Steve Elfrink is a prominent figure in the field of psychedelic therapy, with extensive experience and contributions that span several decades. He is the co-founder of OmTerra, a holistic psychedelic therapy organization, and a former co-founder of the Psychedelic Somatic Institute (PSI), where he was instrumental in launching the training programs for therapists in Psychedelic Somatic Interactional Psychotherapy (PSIP).

Steve also has 40 years of experience transversing the edge of consciousness and deep healing with all major psychedelics.

Professional Journey

Steve's journey in the psychedelic field expanded with his participation in the 2015 FDA Phase 1 Pharmacokinetic Study of Psilocybin at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This study provided him with invaluable insights into the effects of high-dose psilocybin and the limitations of the prevailing non-directive therapeutic models. Motivated by these experiences, Steve co-founded PSI and OmTerra to develop and promote somatic-focused psychedelic therapies.

Roles and Contributions

At OmTerra, Steve offers various therapeutic services, including:

Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Somatic Therapy
Ketamine-Assisted Psychedelic Somatic Therapy.
Psilocybin Facilitation in Southern Oregon
Ibogaine Facilitation (outside the US)

His approach is rooted in addressing trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges through innovative and empathetic methods. Steve's work emphasizes the integration of psychedelic experiences to help clients achieve long-term healing and personal growth.

In addition to his therapeutic practice, Steve has been a significant voice in the psychedelic community. He has co-authored peer-reviewed abstracts on psychedelic therapy and regularly contributes articles and podcasts to platforms like Webdelics, where he serves as a Subject Matter Expert. His educational efforts aim to broaden the understanding and acceptance of psychedelic medicines.

Community and Outreach

Steve's dedication extends beyond his clinical work. He has held various roles in community outreach and marketing within the psychedelic and healthcare sectors. His passion for community building and outreach also inspired him to launch the Rogue Valley Psychedelic Society in Southern in Oregon.

Current Initiatives

Currently, Steve continues to advance the field of psychedelic therapy through his role at OmTerra and Webdelics. He remains actively involved in educating the public and professionals about the benefits and safe practices of psychedelic medicines. His commitment to helping those suffering from trauma and mental health issues is evident in his ongoing work and contributions to the community.

Qualifications - Relevant Education & Degrees
  • Licensed Psilocybin Facilitator
  • Certified Psychedelic Somatic Interactional Facilitator (PSIP)
  • IFS Online Circle Program

 

Contact Infomation
  • steve@omterra.org
  • http://www.omterra.org
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