Conscious Cannabis Support
In November 2012, Colorado became one of the first two states to legalize recreational cannabis. While the debate continues about the benefits and disadvantages of cannabis and its regulation, it is apparent to us that the number of Americans who use this substance will continue to rise. As healing practitioners, we believe we have a moral responsibility to provide non-judgmental support and education services for those who choose to bring cannabis into their lives. There are currently over 110,000 registered medical patients in Colorado alone, and as many as 17.4 million Americans have reported consuming cannabis. The reasons why vary considerably, ranging from smoking the plant for simple enjoyment to using an edible to help cope with debilitating pain or a life threatening illness.
As recreational use increases with legalization, medicinal patients are finding that the quality and availability of important consulting services within the cannabis industry are dramatically declining. Many cannabis patients are left wondering where to turn for the support they need. Medicinal Mindfulness supports patients and our clients who choose to explore this avenue of potential healing. Our goal is to help patients/clients both alleviate symptoms while supporting the highest quality of living possible for people coping with psychological difficulties or who have chronically disabling conditions.
We do this by providing a non-judgmental space to talk about issues (and the sometimes difficult situations) that arise with cannabis use, educating our clients and providing practical harm prevention strategies to reduce the likelihood of problems, addressing symptoms (both psychological and physical) that led to using cannabis in the first place, and supporting choices for matching appropriate strains with these symptoms (and maybe more importantly, ensuring that inappropriate, or “contraindicated,” strains are not being used). These are complex issues and there are no simple answers. As a harm reduction program, we believe everyone is entitled to freely choose how to live their lives. We simply wish to create a space where not only unnecessary harm is prevented, but where our clients can explore their greatest potential as human beings.
A few of the areas we work with
- Chronic Pain & Illness
- Anxiety & Depression
- PTSD & Trauma
- Existential Crisis
- Spiritual Support
- Reconnecting to Soul Purpose
- Exploration of Unity Consciousness
- Grief, Guilt & Shame
- Lack of Motivation, Looping & Stuckness
- And Most Importantly, Discovering and Manifesting Our Life Purpose
Although cannabis is becoming more of a norm in our society, it is important to remember that this medicine is a powerful, mind-altering psychedelic. Like any powerful tool, we believe it is best used non-habitually, consciously and with intention. To this end, we endeavor to prevent harm associated with uninformed cannabis use and promote more intentional use in order to facilitate the development of self-transformational skills. It has been our experience that people who use this medicine with intention find that managing symptoms is not the only option, but that transformation and deep healing is possible. As use becomes more mindful, symptoms can decrease substantially, reducing the need to medicate as frequently. We believe reduced use is a natural consequence of mindful use. It is not something that has to be a struggle.
We don’t just have to cope and survive - we can truly live and thrive.
Please note: We do not encourage any illegal activities or the use or abuse of cannabis or any other medicine. Nor do we believe that cannabis or other medicine exploration, even within the confines of applicable laws, is appropriate or beneficial for everyone. We are conditional advocates for intentional, sacred and non-habitual cannabis use for those individuals who have chosen to use cannabis already on their own. A substantial amount of skill development, the right mind set, and an intentional setting are required to minimize the risks involved in the exploration of powerful medicines. Our work is, at its foundation, a Harm Reduction program.