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Phil Wolfson MD is the creator of a new psychotherapy modality based on use of the medicine ketamine—Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). Phil is the CEO of the non-profit Ketamine Research Foundation and directs the training of KAP practitioners through The Ketamine Training Center—now numbering over 300 practitioners across the US and Internationally. He is the author of The Ketamine Papers and Noe– A Father/Son Song of Love, Life, Illness and Death. He has been the Principal Investigator of the recently completed MAPS.org Phase 2 study of MDMA treatment for individuals with life-threatening illnesses. Dr. Wolfson’s work is the result of an intense, now many decades long clinical psychiatry/psychotherapy practice. Phil is a sixties activist, psychiatrist/psychotherapist, writer, practicing Buddhist and psychonaut who has lived in the Bay Area for 43 years. Sunny Strasburg is a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice, licensed in Utah and Maryland. She is an EMDR Certified trauma specialist. She is a graduate of the Certification for Psychedelic Assisted Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies and Pacifica Graduate Institute. Sunny utilizes Gottman Couples Method, attachment theory, Jungian Depth psychology and Internal Family Systems and Ego State work. Mrs Strasburg offers Ketamine Assisted Therapy. She has co-authored trauma protocols for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy with Dr. Phil Wolfson. She was mentored by Dr. Brian Richards and currently working on KAP projects at the Aquilino Cancer Center. Mrs. Strasburg trained at Compass Pathways in psilocybin assisted psychotherapy. Mrs Strasburg completed a volunteer residency at Synthesis with psilocybin, and trained at Helios in Ketamine Assisted Therapy. She was trained in MDMA Assisted Therapy by Michael and Annie Mithoefer through MAPS, and co-facilitates Holotropic Breathwork Workshops with Stacia Butterfield. Sunny lived near an ayahuasca retreat center in Latin America, and served to help participants to both prepare for and integrate their experiences. Mrs Strasburg is also a visual artist and her paintings were recently featured on the MAPS yearly bulletin for 2019. Sunny loves to energize and inspire people. Her passion is to network and connect visionaries, to teach, facilitate, write, and most of all, to collaborate. She feels a calling to bring psychedelic medicine to people suffering from trauma, depression and anxiety. Related LInks: Indras Net Ketamine Training Center Sunny's art: Phil Wolfson therapy website: Sunny Strasburg therapy website: The Ketamine Papers: Noe: A Father-Son Song of Life, Love, Illness and Death