Teachers

Gerard Artesona ~ Integration Therapist

Gerard Artesona is a psychotherapist specializing in integration therapy and counseling with a private practice in Oakland California. His experience serving the mental health needs of patients in hospital settings, alongside his therapeutic approach bridge western psychology and entheogenic rituals & practices to support his clients on their healing journeys.

 

He has taught yoga and mindfulness practices primarily with transitional age youth and formerly-gang involved inmates. Gerard has embraced the healing potential of plant medicines for over 10 years, and the perspectives surrounding them have come to inform his professional approach and his overall understanding of wellbeing.

Gerard holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (currently known as Sofia University). He was a 2018 Diversity Fellow for the California Institute of Integral Studies Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research program. He is a registered RYT 200hr Hatha Yoga Teacher who trained at Piedmont Yoga in Oakland, CA, where he focused on the intersection of self-care & social justice.

Events with Gerard Artesona ~ Integration Therapist

Rainforest Medicine Council 1 ~ January 2022
January 8 - 15, 2022

Rainforest Medicine Council Gatherings January 8th – 15th 2021, at Ocean Forest Ecolodge An immersive experience of ancient Amazonian plant medicine ceremonies for personal, community and planetary renewal – held in accordance with the millenary, time-tested, universal wellness traditions taught by the Secoya elders of the jungles of Ecuador. These Council Gatherings will be facilitated by Jonathon Miller Weisberger, author of Rainforest Medicine: Preserving Indigenous Science and Biodiversity in the Upper Amazon and Gerard Artesona, a psychotherapist specializing in integration therapy and counseling with a private practice in Oakland California. The experience Jonathon brings as an adept ethnobotanist, conservation pioneer…

Rainforest Medicine Council 2 ~ January 2022
January 15 - 22, 2022

Rainforest Medicine Council Gatherings February 12th – 19th 2021, at Ocean Forest Ecolodge *Option to add 4 nights and 2 ceremonies, through February 23rd* An immersive experience of ancient Amazonian plant medicine ceremonies for personal, community and planetary renewal – held in accordance with the millenary, time-tested, universal wellness traditions taught by the Secoya elders of the jungles of Ecuador. These Council Gatherings will be facilitated by Jonathon Miller Weisberger, author of Rainforest Medicine: Preserving Indigenous Science and Biodiversity in the Upper Amazon and Gerard Artesona, a psychotherapist specializing in integration therapy and counseling with a private practice in Oakland California.…