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Fruiting Bodies Collective Website 

Legal Psilocybin (Mushroom) Treatment Is Coming to Oregon!


We’re Elan and Rebecca, founders of Fruiting Bodies Collective, a mission-based resource hub and online platform serving the growing psychedelic healing community. We exist to bridge the gap between psychedelic industry insiders and the eager-to-learn general public.

In the midst of massive, growing interest among the research community and mainstream culture in psychedelics for mental health and personal growth, Fruiting Bodies is taking education and up-to-date information to the grassroots level. Psilocybin, a compound found in over 100 species of mushrooms, has shown promise in clinical research for treatment of depression, addiction, PTSD, end-of-life distress and other conditions.

Marginalized groups experience higher rates of the mental health conditions that stand to benefit from psilocybin-assisted therapy.

Based in Portland, we exist to ensure that Oregon's psilocybin healing community (and the psychedelic movement at large) is inclusive and diverse. We accomplish this through outreach, education, network building, and access to affordable, culturally relevant training and therapy options.

 

Our current offerings include:

-Free and for sale educational guides  covering Oregon's psilocybin therapy program, and microdosing neuroscience and laws. More guides are in development.

-The Fruiting Bodies Podcast , where we highlight leaders in psychedelic medicine, holistic health/integration, public health and drug policy reform.  

-An Instagram page  with a growing worldwide audience (2,800 people) which offers free, digestible info for people who are new to the world of psychedelics for mental health. It is our mission to help people understand the science, laws, and therapeutic potential of these medicines and to reduce the stigma associated with psychedelics.


May 1st ANNOUNCEMENT: The BIG PROJECT (!

We're so excited to share our biggest effort yet.

In coalition with numerous leaders of color in the psychedelic and social justice communities (based around the United States), we are developing a comprehensive training program: 

Healing Justice-Informed Psychedelic Peer Support Training. This program will be collectively owned by over 6 leaders and experts who are women and people of color, including a counselor, a somatic practitioner, a racial justice educator, a psychedelic assisted therapy specialist, a trauma therapist, a drug policy reform advocate, a risk reduction expert, and several other esteemed leaders. 

Working together, we will create a 12-unit course which equips people to approach psychedelic medicine from justice-informed paradigm. We are working closely with the state's regulatory bodies to become certified as an official training for Oregon's Psilocybin Therapy program, enabling students who complete the program to apply for licensing under Measure 109 and begin facilitating psilocybin sessions in 2023.

We will also offer a simplified, self-paced version of this training which will be available online to learners around the world. This will serve people  who are eager to learn a more intersectional approach to psychedelic healing either for personal enrichment, or to supplement their existing training.

We have secured a $10,000 matching donation for this project. So, whatever you give right now will be doubled! Funding will go toward staffing, paying contributors, program development (copywriting and video), and tech tools.

This program will be unlike any other training offered in Oregon. It will direct resources back into the community through collective ownership, a BIPOC scholarship fund, an Indigenous Reciprocity fund, and employment opportunities for qualified trainers and a growing team of staff. It will also create an environment which centers the experiences of communities of color, immigrants, and other marginalized peoples, encouraging inclusion and diversity within this emerging field.

We have less than one year to develop this program. This is our first phase of essential fundraising.

Will you help us bring healing justice-informed psychedelic training to life in Oregon?

 

We are endorsed by: 

The Healing Advocacy Fund 

POC Fungi Community 

Black People Trip 

Psychedelic Equity Project 

Women On Psychedelics 



Thank you so much for helping us educate, advocate, and destigmatize the use of psilocybin mushrooms for whole person health and healing! This work would not be possible without your encouragement and generous support. 


In solidarity, 

Rebecca Martinez & Elan Hagens 

Organizer

Rebecca Martinez
Organizer
Portland, OR

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