Jane Cooper has decades of experiences supporting people to wake up to the truth of who they are. All of Jane’s work is informed by her beliefs in the innate capacity of each person to heal and move towards wholeness. She is also a practitioner who believes in the healing potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness especially when combined with the teachings of Internal Family Systems therapy and Stan Grof (one of the founders of Transpersonal Psychology and Holotropic Breathwork and one of the original psychonauts). Jane started her training with him in 1993 and continues to learn from him and his teachings daily.
As a professional Counsellor and Psychotherapist, a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Reiki Practitioner, and Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator, Jane brings a fresh blend of professional skills to all of her work. She is committed to being of service to humanity and does so in a clear, direct, honest, authentic, and compassionate way, while not supporting ongoing denial or deflection.
Mike is an addiction and trauma therapist with 15 years of experience working in residential and outpatient treatment programs with both individuals and groups. His therapeutic ethos focuses on offering the development of evidence-based skills as well as support to integrate these skills so that his clients may realize a more fulfilling life. He practices a blend of approaches including motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and existential therapy. Mike believes in the transformative power of psychedelic medicines to connect people with their inner healing intelligence and the embodied wisdom accessible to all. He recognizes the importance of a safe container being created (including preparation and integration), and values how this supports the development of psychological flexibility, potentially leading to profound and lasting improvements in the person’s quality of life via behavioural change.
Mike has been working with first responders for the past 2 years facilitating PTSD healing groups. His recent efforts have been focused on the development of Resilient Living Recovery (RLR), a 10 week online addiction treatment program for people with mild to moderate substance use problems. Since 2018, Mike has presented at the Spirit Plant Medicine Conference and has been training as a study therapist for clinical research led by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) on a clinical trial that will see the MAPS MDMA protocol for trauma applied to eating disorders. He has also been approved as a research therapist on a clinical trial with Numinous that will investigate the use of psilocybin for substance use disorders via motivational enhancement therapy. Mike has attended several psychedelic integration workshops and is a consultant for PsyGen Labs focusing on the therapeutic aspects pertaining to the development of psychedelic medicine clinical trials.
Trevor Millar is a social-entrepreneur who has played a key role in advancing the psychedelic movement for nearly a decade. He has the unique perspective of having operated a business where he legally administered psychedelics to over 200 people within Canada, mostly for substance use disorder. Since May 2018 he has been on the board of directors for the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) Canada, where he acted as Chair of the Board for over two years. MAPS is a non-profit organization and a leader in supporting scientific research into psychedelics. He is also currently a board member and co-founder of the Canadian Psychedelic Association.
From 2012 to 2017, Trevor was active as the founder and President of Liberty Root Therapy Inc., a business dedicated to healing and transformation by legally providing the plant medicine ibogaine to people mostly with opiate use disorder. Trevor was featured in the award-winning documentary about using magic mushrooms and Iboga to treat addiction, anxiety and depression called DOSED, which was released in 2019. He is currently the Chief Psychedelic Officer of NeonMind Biosciences Inc., a corporation dedicated to developing and commercializing products that contain legal medicinal mushrooms and those that may contain psychedelic compounds. Trevor is also on the Advisory Board of Nature Spirit Labs Inc.
Tarzie McLean is a therapist with a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. She has been working in counselling/mental health, community development and systems transformation for about 20 years, including individual, couples and family support, group facilitation and training, program development, project management, and provincial health system work. She has always been very curious about what motivates us and what makes us who we are. She has been interested in helping and psychology and the human condition ever since she can remember. Even when she was a kid, she was very inquisitive about figuring out people and the different circumstances that wind together to create our realities.
Through her work, Tarzie is honoured to walk beside clients on their journeys to greater understanding and creating meaningful change. She finds great meaning in helping people make sense of factors that affect their ability to live a life that is desired. She is strongly committed to helping shape and improve clients’ understanding of their issues so they are better equipped to bring forth transformational shifts.
Tarzie’s educational background also includes training as a death doula / end-of-life care facilitator, as well as completion of an intensive clinical psychedelic psychotherapist training in 2016.
David has worked full-time for the past 5 years in researching, advocating and moving the work of non-ordinary state therapy and psychedelic medicine forward in Canada. He co-founded and led Catalyst Presents, a Psychedelic Research Conference, and ATMA Journey Centers, a Canadian non-profit dedicated to bringing psychedelic-assisted therapy to Canadians which was successful in achieving one of Canada’s first modern legal exemptions to undertake psychedelic-assisted work. With a Master’s degree in religious studies and having been both a college professor and international humanitarian relief worker, David has always dedicated himself to the service of others. He brings a deep experience and reverence for psychedelic medicine and believes that it will play a key role in bringing healing to humanity.