"It is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail."
Abraham Maslow

Questions? Contact founder and instructor David Lukoff, PhD by email or call (707) 763-3576.

 

Workshops and Events


Upcoming Live Workshops for CE:

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Expand 3/31/2017 | Heartwork: The Path of Self-Compasion3/31/2017 | Heartwork: The Path of Self-Compasion
Expand 4/1/2017 | Compassion Cultivation Training | CCT4/1/2017 | Compassion Cultivation Training | CCT
Expand 4/1/2017 | Psychodrama for Personal Growth and Professional Development in San Jose A One-Day Workshop and Training4/1/2017 | Psychodrama for Personal Growth and Professional Development in San Jose A One-Day Workshop and Training
Expand 4/1/2017 | Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) | 2017 Spring Quarter | Saturdays4/1/2017 | Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) | 2017 Spring Quarter | Saturdays
Expand 4/3/2017 | Compassion Cultivation Training | CCT4/3/2017 | Compassion Cultivation Training | CCT
Expand 4/5/2017 | Compassion Cultivation Training | CCT4/5/2017 | Compassion Cultivation Training | CCT
Expand 4/6/2017 | Compassion Cultivation Training | CCT4/6/2017 | Compassion Cultivation Training | CCT
Expand 4/7/2017 | Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Action: Teaching DBT Skills with Psychodrama, Sociodrama and Role Play4/7/2017 | Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Action: Teaching DBT Skills with Psychodrama, Sociodrama and Role Play
Expand 4/8/2017 | Compassion Immersion Weekend Workshop4/8/2017 | Compassion Immersion Weekend Workshop
Expand 4/15/2017 | Turning Toward Suffering (Contemplative Caregiver Course, term 2)4/15/2017 | Turning Toward Suffering (Contemplative Caregiver Course, term 2)
Expand 4/21/2017 | Psychedelic Therapists: Perspectives on the Therapeutic Process in Psilocybin Assisted Therapy4/21/2017 | Psychedelic Therapists: Perspectives on the Therapeutic Process in Psilocybin Assisted Therapy
Expand 4/21/2017 | Psilocybin Enhances Mindfulness-Related Capabilities in a Meditation Retreat Setting: A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled fMRI Study 4/21/2017 | Psilocybin Enhances Mindfulness-Related Capabilities in a Meditation Retreat Setting: A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled fMRI Study
Expand 4/21/2017 | Enhanced Improvisation in Brain Processing by LSD: Exploring Neural Correlates of LSD Experience with Connectome-Specific Harmonic Waves4/21/2017 | Enhanced Improvisation in Brain Processing by LSD: Exploring Neural Correlates of LSD Experience with Connectome-Specific Harmonic Waves
Expand 4/21/2017 | Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy for Depression Increases Amygdala Reactivity After Therapy, While Reducing Symptoms 4/21/2017 | Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy for Depression Increases Amygdala Reactivity After Therapy, While Reducing Symptoms
Expand 4/21/2017 | Psychedelic Use Predicts Reduced Suicidality: Findings From a Longitudinal Study of Women Sex Workers in Vancouver, Canada4/21/2017 | Psychedelic Use Predicts Reduced Suicidality: Findings From a Longitudinal Study of Women Sex Workers in Vancouver, Canada
Expand 4/21/2017 | Psychotherapeutic Intervention in Integration of Difficult Psychedelic Experiences4/21/2017 | Psychotherapeutic Intervention in Integration of Difficult Psychedelic Experiences
Expand 4/21/2017 | Cancer at the Dinner Table: Experiences of Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Cancer-Related Psychological Distress 4/21/2017 | Cancer at the Dinner Table: Experiences of Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Cancer-Related Psychological Distress
Expand 4/21/2017 |  Psychedelic Therapy and Third-Wave Behaviorism: New Directions for the Prevention of Interpersonal Violence4/21/2017 | Psychedelic Therapy and Third-Wave Behaviorism: New Directions for the Prevention of Interpersonal Violence
Expand 4/21/2017 | From Jungle To "Civilization": How Plant Medicines Can Promote Health in a Toxic Culture4/21/2017 | From Jungle To "Civilization": How Plant Medicines Can Promote Health in a Toxic Culture
Expand 4/21/2017 | Ayahuasca Practices as Intangible Cultural Heritage: A New Piece in the Drug Policy Puzzle?4/21/2017 | Ayahuasca Practices as Intangible Cultural Heritage: A New Piece in the Drug Policy Puzzle?
Expand 4/21/2017 | An Examination of Psychological Healing with Ayahuasca 4/21/2017 | An Examination of Psychological Healing with Ayahuasca
Expand 4/21/2017 | Cannabidiol in the Treatment of Anxiety: A Large Case Series4/21/2017 | Cannabidiol in the Treatment of Anxiety: A Large Case Series
Expand 4/21/2017 | Nourishing the Spirit: Exploratory Research on Ayahuasca Experiences Along the Continuum of Recovery from Eating Disorders4/21/2017 | Nourishing the Spirit: Exploratory Research on Ayahuasca Experiences Along the Continuum of Recovery from Eating Disorders
Expand 4/21/2017 | Rapid Antidepressant Effects of the Psychedelic Ayahuasca in Treatment-Resistant Depression: A Randomised Placebo-Controlled Trial 4/21/2017 | Rapid Antidepressant Effects of the Psychedelic Ayahuasca in Treatment-Resistant Depression: A Randomised Placebo-Controlled Trial
Expand 4/21/2017 | From Enhancing Mindfulness Abilities to Promoting Neurogenesis: New Findings on the Therapeutic Potential of Ayahuasca4/21/2017 | From Enhancing Mindfulness Abilities to Promoting Neurogenesis: New Findings on the Therapeutic Potential of Ayahuasca
Expand 4/21/2017 | Evaluating the Efficacy of Ayahuasca-Assisted Treatment for Substance Dependency4/21/2017 | Evaluating the Efficacy of Ayahuasca-Assisted Treatment for Substance Dependency
Expand 4/21/2017 | Ayahuasca, Psychiatric Distress, and the Meaning of Life: Results from a Pilot Study in Peru4/21/2017 | Ayahuasca, Psychiatric Distress, and the Meaning of Life: Results from a Pilot Study in Peru
Expand 4/21/2017 | Long-Term Effects of Ayahuasca on the Quality of Life, Well-Being and Health of Western Users: A Longitudinal Study4/21/2017 | Long-Term Effects of Ayahuasca on the Quality of Life, Well-Being and Health of Western Users: A Longitudinal Study
Expand 4/21/2017 | The Psychological and Neurophysiological Effects of Music in Combination with Psychedelics 4/21/2017 | The Psychological and Neurophysiological Effects of Music in Combination with Psychedelics
Expand 4/21/2017 | Psychedelics, Morality, and Virtue4/21/2017 | Psychedelics, Morality, and Virtue
Expand 4/21/2017 | Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics of Low Dose LSD: A Phase 1 Study4/21/2017 | Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics of Low Dose LSD: A Phase 1 Study
Expand 4/21/2017 | Treating Alcohol-Related Disorders with Ayahuasca4/21/2017 | Treating Alcohol-Related Disorders with Ayahuasca
Expand 4/21/2017 | Examining the Effects of Pre- and Post-Ceremony Factors on Self-reported Therapeutic Experiences to Identify Preliminary Guidelines for Mental Health Clinicians Regarding the Ritualized Use of Ayahuas4/21/2017 | Examining the Effects of Pre- and Post-Ceremony Factors on Self-reported Therapeutic Experiences to Identify Preliminary Guidelines for Mental Health Clinicians Regarding the Ritualized Use of Ayahuas
Expand 4/21/2017 | Clinical Potential of the Plant Salvia Divinorum4/21/2017 | Clinical Potential of the Plant Salvia Divinorum
Expand 4/21/2017 | Psychedelic Research at the Beckley/Imperial Research Programme4/21/2017 | Psychedelic Research at the Beckley/Imperial Research Programme
Expand 4/21/2017 | Past and Future of Psychedelic Therapy4/21/2017 | Past and Future of Psychedelic Therapy
Expand 4/21/2017 | Bringing MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy to Brazil4/21/2017 | Bringing MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy to Brazil
Expand 4/22/2017 | Plant Medicine or Psychedelic Medicine? Understanding the Healing Processes with Ayahuasca and Ibogaine4/22/2017 | Plant Medicine or Psychedelic Medicine? Understanding the Healing Processes with Ayahuasca and Ibogaine
Expand 4/22/2017 | Ibogaine in Brazil: Finally Stepping out from the Underground?4/22/2017 | Ibogaine in Brazil: Finally Stepping out from the Underground?
Expand 4/22/2017 | Peyote: Plant Medicine for the Body, Mind, and Soul4/22/2017 | Peyote: Plant Medicine for the Body, Mind, and Soul
Expand 4/22/2017 | The Impact of Ayahuasca-Assisted Therapy for Addiction and Stress Among a Rural First Nations Community in Canada: a Qualitative Analysis 4/22/2017 | The Impact of Ayahuasca-Assisted Therapy for Addiction and Stress Among a Rural First Nations Community in Canada: a Qualitative Analysis
Expand 4/22/2017 | "Ibogaine Works": Examining the Effectiveness of Psychedelic Drug Treatment from an Anthropological Perspective4/22/2017 | "Ibogaine Works": Examining the Effectiveness of Psychedelic Drug Treatment from an Anthropological Perspective
Expand 4/22/2017 | The Therapeutic Potential of Kratom4/22/2017 | The Therapeutic Potential of Kratom
Expand 4/22/2017 | Ibogaine and Opioid Withdrawal: Does it Work and Is it Safe?4/22/2017 | Ibogaine and Opioid Withdrawal: Does it Work and Is it Safe?
Expand 4/22/2017 | LSD Gives Up a Secret4/22/2017 | LSD Gives Up a Secret
Expand 4/22/2017 | Peyote as Medicine: An Examination of Therapeutic Factors that Contribute to Healing4/22/2017 | Peyote as Medicine: An Examination of Therapeutic Factors that Contribute to Healing
Expand 4/22/2017 | History of MDMA4/22/2017 | History of MDMA
Expand 4/22/2017 | Peyote Dreams: From Collective Ritual to Personal Treatment? 4/22/2017 | Peyote Dreams: From Collective Ritual to Personal Treatment?
Expand 4/22/2017 | Ibogaine and Neurotrophic Factors: GDNF, BDNF and NGF Releasing Properties of Ibogaine and Activity of Novel Ibogaine Analogues 4/22/2017 | Ibogaine and Neurotrophic Factors: GDNF, BDNF and NGF Releasing Properties of Ibogaine and Activity of Novel Ibogaine Analogues
Expand 4/22/2017 | Conflict and Transformation in Mazatec and Outsiders' Views of the Therapeutic Value of Mushroom Use in Huautla4/22/2017 | Conflict and Transformation in Mazatec and Outsiders' Views of the Therapeutic Value of Mushroom Use in Huautla
Expand 4/22/2017 | Peyote’s Race Problem4/22/2017 | Peyote’s Race Problem
Expand 4/22/2017 |  Ibogaine Panel4/22/2017 | Ibogaine Panel
Expand 4/22/2017 | The Use of Cannabis as a Substitute for Opiate and Non-Opiate Based Pain Medication4/22/2017 | The Use of Cannabis as a Substitute for Opiate and Non-Opiate Based Pain Medication
Expand 4/22/2017 | The Effects of Psilocybin on Perception and the Dynamics of Induced EEG/fMRI Correlates of Psychedelic Experience4/22/2017 | The Effects of Psilocybin on Perception and the Dynamics of Induced EEG/fMRI Correlates of Psychedelic Experience
Expand 4/22/2017 | Aftercare Needs Related to Pilot Participant Data from the Ongoing Double Blind Placebo-Controlled Psilocybin for Alcohol Dependence Clinical Trial at NYU4/22/2017 | Aftercare Needs Related to Pilot Participant Data from the Ongoing Double Blind Placebo-Controlled Psilocybin for Alcohol Dependence Clinical Trial at NYU
Expand 4/22/2017 | New Findings from the University of Zurich Studies into the Mechanism of Action of Psilocybin and LSD: Relevance for Treatment of Major Depression and for Enhancement of Psychotherapy4/22/2017 | New Findings from the University of Zurich Studies into the Mechanism of Action of Psilocybin and LSD: Relevance for Treatment of Major Depression and for Enhancement of Psychotherapy
Expand 4/23/2017 | Indoleamine Hallucinogens in the Treatment of Cluster Headache4/23/2017 | Indoleamine Hallucinogens in the Treatment of Cluster Headache
Expand 4/23/2017 | Beyond Ayahuasca: Occurrence and Biological Activities of Some Naturally Occurring ß-carbolines4/23/2017 | Beyond Ayahuasca: Occurrence and Biological Activities of Some Naturally Occurring ß-carbolines
Expand 4/23/2017 | Love and Connection in Psilocybin-Facilitated Mystical Experience Research4/23/2017 | Love and Connection in Psilocybin-Facilitated Mystical Experience Research
Expand 4/23/2017 | Psilocybin for Cancer-Related Anxiety and Depression: NYU Phase 2 Randomized Controlled Trial and Proposed Mechanisms4/23/2017 | Psilocybin for Cancer-Related Anxiety and Depression: NYU Phase 2 Randomized Controlled Trial and Proposed Mechanisms
Expand 4/23/2017 | The Varieties of Religious Leaders' Experiences: The NYU Clinical Trial on the Effects of Psilocybin-Generated Mystical Experience in Religious Leaders4/23/2017 | The Varieties of Religious Leaders' Experiences: The NYU Clinical Trial on the Effects of Psilocybin-Generated Mystical Experience in Religious Leaders
Expand 4/23/2017 | Examining "Bad Trips": Acute and Enduring Positive and Negative Consequences of Challenging Experiences with Psilocybin4/23/2017 | Examining "Bad Trips": Acute and Enduring Positive and Negative Consequences of Challenging Experiences with Psilocybin
Expand 4/23/2017 | Remembering Salvador Roquet4/23/2017 | Remembering Salvador Roquet
Expand 4/23/2017 | Ayahuasca and the “Diet”: Some Cross-Cultural Considerations4/23/2017 | Ayahuasca and the “Diet”: Some Cross-Cultural Considerations
Expand 4/23/2017 | Drug Ethnography and Clinical Trials: Designing a Psilocybin Therapy Protocol 4/23/2017 | Drug Ethnography and Clinical Trials: Designing a Psilocybin Therapy Protocol
Expand 4/23/2017 | Integrating Plant Medicines and Psychiatry: Theory and Methods of a Model Clinic 4/23/2017 | Integrating Plant Medicines and Psychiatry: Theory and Methods of a Model Clinic
Expand 4/23/2017 | What Do the Spirits Do? Towards an Understanding of the Psychological Mechanisms of Transformation4/23/2017 | What Do the Spirits Do? Towards an Understanding of the Psychological Mechanisms of Transformation
Expand 4/23/2017 | Exploring Psychoanalytic Themes and Therapeutic Alliance in MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy4/23/2017 | Exploring Psychoanalytic Themes and Therapeutic Alliance in MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy
Expand 4/23/2017 | Whole Organisms or Pure Compounds? Entourage Effect versus Drug Specificity4/23/2017 | Whole Organisms or Pure Compounds? Entourage Effect versus Drug Specificity
Expand 4/23/2017 | Biological Effects of Ayahuasca in Human Neural Stem Cells and Minibrains4/23/2017 | Biological Effects of Ayahuasca in Human Neural Stem Cells and Minibrains
Expand 4/23/2017 | Johns Hopkins Psilocybin Research Project: Studies of Mystical Experience, Adverse Effects, Meditation in Healthy Volunteers, and Palliative Effects in Cancer Patients4/23/2017 | Johns Hopkins Psilocybin Research Project: Studies of Mystical Experience, Adverse Effects, Meditation in Healthy Volunteers, and Palliative Effects in Cancer Patients
Expand 4/23/2017 | Psychedelics as Behavior Change Agents: Addiction Recovery and Beyond4/23/2017 | Psychedelics as Behavior Change Agents: Addiction Recovery and Beyond
Expand 4/23/2017 | Neural Correlates of Responses to Psilocybin During Meditation and Music Listening4/23/2017 | Neural Correlates of Responses to Psilocybin During Meditation and Music Listening
Expand 4/23/2017 | Love and Connection in Psilocybin-Facilitated Mystical Experience Research4/23/2017 | Love and Connection in Psilocybin-Facilitated Mystical Experience Research
Expand 4/24/2017 | Depth Hypnosis Foundation Course4/24/2017 | Depth Hypnosis Foundation Course
Expand 4/29/2017 | Cultivating Emotional Balance: Steady Your Mind, Strengthen Your Heart - A Study Series4/29/2017 | Cultivating Emotional Balance: Steady Your Mind, Strengthen Your Heart - A Study Series
Expand 5/3/2017 | Stanford's Compassion Cultivation Training Immersion5/3/2017 | Stanford's Compassion Cultivation Training Immersion
Expand 5/18/2017 | The Path of Service (Teleclass)5/18/2017 | The Path of Service (Teleclass)
Expand 5/20/2017 | Compassion with Aging and Illness (Contemplative Caregiver Course, term 2)5/20/2017 | Compassion with Aging and Illness (Contemplative Caregiver Course, term 2)
Expand 5/20/2017 | A Daylong Retreat for Mental Health Providers5/20/2017 | A Daylong Retreat for Mental Health Providers
Expand 5/28/2017 | Transforming Depression and Anxiety: A Path of Skillful Compassion5/28/2017 | Transforming Depression and Anxiety: A Path of Skillful Compassion
Expand 6/2/2017 | The Use of Metaphors in Bridging Difference6/2/2017 | The Use of Metaphors in Bridging Difference
Expand 6/3/2017 | The Use of Metaphors in Bridging Differences6/3/2017 | The Use of Metaphors in Bridging Differences
Expand 6/3/2017 | Individual Consultation as an Adjunct to Group Therapy6/3/2017 | Individual Consultation as an Adjunct to Group Therapy
Expand 6/3/2017 | Advanced Psychodynamic Process Group6/3/2017 | Advanced Psychodynamic Process Group
Expand 6/3/2017 | Psychodramatic Family  Therapy6/3/2017 | Psychodramatic Family Therapy
Expand 6/3/2017 | Whose Lives Matter in the Multicolored US?How do clinicians respond to the needs of this diverse population?6/3/2017 | Whose Lives Matter in the Multicolored US?How do clinicians respond to the needs of this diverse population?
Expand 6/3/2017 | Healing the Wounds of History:  Unearthing and Transforming Generational Trauma through Drama Therapy6/3/2017 | Healing the Wounds of History: Unearthing and Transforming Generational Trauma through Drama Therapy
Expand 6/3/2017 | Beginning Psychodynamic Process Group6/3/2017 | Beginning Psychodynamic Process Group
Expand 6/3/2017 | WOMEN’S PSYCHODYNAMIC/INTERPERSONAL PROCESS GROUP6/3/2017 | WOMEN’S PSYCHODYNAMIC/INTERPERSONAL PROCESS GROUP
Expand 6/3/2017 | NCGPS Annual Institute and Conference. June 3-5,20176/3/2017 | NCGPS Annual Institute and Conference. June 3-5,2017
Expand 6/3/2017 |  PSYCHODRAMATIC FAMILY THERAPY6/3/2017 | PSYCHODRAMATIC FAMILY THERAPY
Expand 6/4/2017 | Meeting Trauma and Finding Balance: A Somatic Approach to Spiritual Practice6/4/2017 | Meeting Trauma and Finding Balance: A Somatic Approach to Spiritual Practice
Expand 6/10/2017 | The Sacred Feminine6/10/2017 | The Sacred Feminine
Expand 6/17/2017 | Wise Preparation and Zen Rituals for Death and Dying (Contemplative Caregiver Course, term 2)6/17/2017 | Wise Preparation and Zen Rituals for Death and Dying (Contemplative Caregiver Course, term 2)
Expand 6/17/2017 | Embracing Change: Zen and the Art of Creating a Life You Want6/17/2017 | Embracing Change: Zen and the Art of Creating a Life You Want
Expand 6/17/2017 | Coming Down to Earth: A Day of Zen Practice for Women6/17/2017 | Coming Down to Earth: A Day of Zen Practice for Women
Expand 6/24/2017 | The Shamanic Journey6/24/2017 | The Shamanic Journey
Expand 6/29/2017 | Grief and Loss (Teleclass)6/29/2017 | Grief and Loss (Teleclass)
Expand 7/15/2017 | The Way of Transitions, the Healing of Grief (Contemplative Caregiver Course, term 2)7/15/2017 | The Way of Transitions, the Healing of Grief (Contemplative Caregiver Course, term 2)
Expand 7/23/2017 | Finding Ease: A Zen and Mindfulness Approach to Anxiety7/23/2017 | Finding Ease: A Zen and Mindfulness Approach to Anxiety
Expand 8/7/2017 | Depth Hypnosis Foundation Course8/7/2017 | Depth Hypnosis Foundation Course
Expand 8/19/2017 | Meeting Trauma and Finding Balance: A Somatic Approach to Spiritual Practice8/19/2017 | Meeting Trauma and Finding Balance: A Somatic Approach to Spiritual Practice
Expand 9/10/2017 | Finding Ease: A Zen and Mindfulness Approach to Anxiety9/10/2017 | Finding Ease: A Zen and Mindfulness Approach to Anxiety
Expand 9/12/2017 | Applied Buddhist Psychology: Entering the Stream (Teleclass)9/12/2017 | Applied Buddhist Psychology: Entering the Stream (Teleclass)
Expand 9/16/2017 | The Shamanic Journey9/16/2017 | The Shamanic Journey
Expand 9/23/2017 | Relationship and Karma9/23/2017 | Relationship and Karma
Expand 9/23/2017 | Compassionate Responses in Difficult Times (Contemplative Caregiver Course, term 3)9/23/2017 | Compassionate Responses in Difficult Times (Contemplative Caregiver Course, term 3)
Expand 10/6/2017 | Shamans and Siddhas: Meeting at the Crossroads of Shamanism and Tantrism10/6/2017 | Shamans and Siddhas: Meeting at the Crossroads of Shamanism and Tantrism
Expand 10/17/2017 | Coming Down to Earth: A Day of Zen Practice for Women10/17/2017 | Coming Down to Earth: A Day of Zen Practice for Women
Expand 10/28/2017 | Power Retrieval and the Middle World10/28/2017 | Power Retrieval and the Middle World
Expand 11/11/2017 | Soul Retrieval and the Guiding of Souls11/11/2017 | Soul Retrieval and the Guiding of Souls
Expand 11/19/2017 | Transforming Depression and Anxiety: A Path of Skillful Compassion11/19/2017 | Transforming Depression and Anxiety: A Path of Skillful Compassion
Expand 12/2/2017 | Applied Buddhist Psychology Retreat: Gateway to the Tantra12/2/2017 | Applied Buddhist Psychology Retreat: Gateway to the Tantra
Expand 12/3/2017 | Working with Dreams12/3/2017 | Working with Dreams