Françoise Bourzat

“My passion is to explore expanded states of consciousness for the wholeness and fulfillment of life.
I invite you to this possibility and adventure.”

Consciousness Medicine

I have just release my new book, Consciousness Medicine! Order yours today!

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About Me

I was born in France. I was raised with both the farm life and the Parisian culture in my bloodlines. I resonate with the art and culture as deep as with the plants and the seasons.

I traveled early to discover magic and realness everywhere, in South America and Asia.  I studied psychology in Paris while being a dancer in a modern dance company.

I moved to California in 1981, studied several forms of dance and body healing arts and became a bodyworker. After earning a Masters Degree in Somatic Psychology unifying touch, movement, expressive arts and mindfulness (New College of California, 1990), I received  my Certification as a Hakomi Mind/Body Therapist in 1991 from the Hakomi Institute of San Francisco.

I  pursued personal healing and growth through guided explorations with entheogens from 1987 onward and apprenticed under the masterful guidance of medicine men and women. I continue to explore the path of sacred plants healing through my travels abroad as a guide as well as a student.

My Work

I use a variety of techniques for accessing expanded states of consciousness to explore human potential beyond personality construct and connect with a larger sense of Self. Translating these experiences through the various aspects of life leads to a creative participation in the human family.

I teach professionals in the healing arts a method for using this work in the context of their practices to help their clients heal, grow, and transform. I share my world view inspired by my personal experiences and explorations with entheogens and how they impact our every day life.

I have a passion for furthering this work and I lecture at universities and conferences internationally as well as being an adjunct faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in California.

Consciousness Medicine by Francoise Bourzat and Kristina Hunter is Now Available!

Recent research into the healing potential of psychedelic substances has sparked a resurgence of interest in LSD, mushrooms, and other mind-expanding psychotropic substances. Yet without adequate preparation and counseling during and after the use of psychedelics, much of the transformative potential of these experiences is lost. This book provides clear guidance for people using psychedelics and other transformational processes for healing or for their spiritual development, as well as for the therapists who are guiding them along the journey.
 
Written equally for counselors and for clients, Consciousness Medicine provides a therapeutic framework that author Françoise Bourzat developed combining psychotherapy with 35 years of fieldwork among the Mazatec people of Mexico, who have a long tradition of taking psychedelics as medicine. The book guides the reader through preparation, setting intentions and goals, and the different types of experience one may have in an expanded state of consciousness, as well as guidance on how a trained counselor can best support someone through these states. The book then explores the art of integration–the application of the wisdom gained from such experiences into daily life–and how a guide or therapist can support the full integration of a journey after it is over. Enhanced by Françoise’s personal stories along with accounts of clients, the book builds a powerful case for a holistic view of non-ordinary reality and concludes with a heartfelt argument that modern psychotherapy include expanded states of consciousness in earnest.

“Françoise Bourzat has written an authoritative book on guided psychedelic therapy with important lessons for anyone thinking of either guiding or being guided.”

Michael Pollan via Twitter

Author of How to Change Your Mind and The Omnivore's Dilema

“This book is brand-new, but I’m already on my second read. I’ve been waiting a year for it to be published! Françoise is one of the world’s foremost experts in navigating “expanded states of consciousness,” and she has ~30 years of experience combining indigenous training with modern tools. Highly recommended for anyone interested in this work.”

Tim Ferris

Author of The 4 Hour Work Week

“Consciousness Medicine is an insightful and inspiring introduction to expanded states of consciousness. Françoise Bourzat combines an intimate personal account with the most comprehensive and practical guide I have seen to transpersonal experience and shamanic work, emphasizing the three cornerstones of preparation, journeying and—of essential importance—integration.”

Gabor Maté, MD

Author of In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction

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