Saj Razvi
Psychotherapist and Founder of PSI

A Match Made in Heaven: A psychobiological pathway to pair with the psychedelic medicine.

What is the role of the body in the psychedelic session? How do memory, trauma and transference make themselves known in this space? In contrast to the sitter model or transcendent approaches to psychedelic therapy, is there a role for guides to be more interactive and leverage the profound resources inherent in human relationship to address the mental health symptoms that arise from human relational wounding? Please be aware that this presentation contains short video clips of individuals processing trauma through their autonomic nervous systems while in a psychedelic state. The content may be triggering for some.

Saj Razvi, LPC is the founder and Director of Education at PSI. He is a psychotherapist and former clinical researcher in the MAPS Phase 2 trial of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. He is faculty at Synthesis, taught PTSD studies at the University of Denver, as well as a PhD course at the University of Copenhagen. He is one of the primary developers of the Psychedelic Somatic Interactional Psychotherapy (PSIP) modality which is a next generation, primary consciousness oriented psychotherapy. The focus of PSIP is to maximise the relational and autonomic nervous system healing capacity of psychedelic medicine to treat complex, childhood developmental trauma.

Saj's primary focus is to train clinicians to provide legal, effective psychedelic treatment in their private practice settings utilising readily accessible medicines such as cannabis and ketamine. He provides PSI trainings and supervision to students internationally.