Meriana DinkovaMeriana Dinkova, MFT (#45696), is a San Francisco based psychotherapist, speaker and workshop facilitator. She has developed a unique system of psychological and neo-shamanistic inner-space navigation tools, designed for navigating non-ordinary states of consciousness. She has given lectures and taught workshops around the world, sharing the system she has developed at conferences and festivals including the Amazonian International Shamanism Conference, the Women’s Visionary Congress and the Envision festival in Costa Rica. She organizes Ayahuasca retreats to Peru, in which she combines her framework with the medicine work of experienced shamans.

For people, who want to learn her system, but can’t make it to one of her retreats, Meriana also offers Skype sessions on preparation and integration for working with Ayahuasca and other plant teachers. For more information, visit her website.

Tools for Navigating Inner Space

Psychotherapist and Ayahuasca retreats organizer Meriana Dinkova will share some cutting edge neo-shamanistic and psychological inner-space navigation tools to enrich your psychonaut toolkit and empower your inner shaman. These techniques can be used in non-ordinary states of consciousness in general, and are especially effective for optimizing the Ayahuasca experience. You will learn ways to maximize the learning and healing potential of psychedelic experiences, as well as ways to recognize and avoid some common pitfalls. Some of the tools she teaches are for personal and interpersonal healing and for spiritual transformation, and others are specifically designed to facilitate integration.

For a lot of people experiencing Ayahuasca is one of the most powerful and meaningful experience of their lives, and on the other hand in most ceremonies people are not given any map and any guidance about how to be with it. The approach is often throwing people straight into deep water with the hope that they will learn to swim. A lot of them do, but many get scared, without knowing how to deal with the potentially difficult experiences that can come up. Meriana’s system will teach you practical techniques to help you swim in the waters of the shamanic realms.