“...the integration process can heighten the positive effects of ayahuasca use, and it can make the difference between the unnecessary suffering of a so-called “bad trip” and a worthwhile experience that is both challenging and healing.”

Taking charge of your integration

Dr. Adele Lafrance and Dr. Tanya Maté wrote this collaboration piece on integration for, where they go over 10 ways to contemplate & integrate, 5 ways to create an environment that promotes integration, and 5 ways to ask for help. Read the full article here. 

“In the Shipibo system of healing, the shamans are highly trained physicians. They’re doctors that have spent years and years learning how to practice medicine in a way that’s totally different from the way we practice medicine,”
— - Dr. Tanya Maté in Shelby Hartman's article.

The ayahuasca ceremony is going under the scientific-method microscope

Shelby Hartman is writing much-needed balanced articles on the psychedelic movement and healing with ayahuasca for VICE and Quartz, among other publications. In this April 2017 article, she looks at how ceremony and science can be compatible in the name of healing. Read the full article here.


“Integration includes following post-ceremony dietary restrictions, and is about bringing ayahuasca teachings into life. Part of this process is reflective and intuitive; people often feel vulnerable, and moving slowly, spending time in nature, and being gentle with themselves is encouraged. Integration involves work on physical, psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual levels.”
— NDNR article by Dr. Tanya Maté


NDNR published this overview by Dr. Tanya on research and clinical observations with ayahuasca. While there is now more current research out there, and books on the clinical applications and observations for the treatment of physical and mental health conditions with ayahuasca, this article is an excellent overview of some of the healing that is possible with this work, as well as some things to look out for. Read the article here.