Psychedelic First Aid for Festivals & Events
The Zendo Project provides a supportive environment and specialized care designed to transform difficult psychedelic experiences into valuable learning opportunities, and even potentially offer healing and growth. In turn, our work reduces the number of drug-related hospitalizations and arrests.
Compassionate Care for Overwhelming Situations
The Zendo offers peer to peer counseling with individuals who are trained to work with overwhelming experiences. Many of our volunteers are mental health professionals, psychedelic researchers, and medical service providers. Others have training in holistic healing modalities or other relevant experience. We provide our volunteers with an on-site comprehensive training which further prepares them for offering harm reduction services.
In addition to creating safe spaces for those in need of support and assistance, the Zendo also provides harm reduction trainings for the public, providing education on how to work with challenging experiences and creating a platform for honest and responsible conversations about substance use.
Zendo in the Media
By Mary Carreon Sasha Rodriguez was 15-years-old when she went to Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 2010. After a night of experimenting with dance music’s beloved molly (MDMA, or ecstasy), Rodriguez overdosed and died at a nearby hospital....read more
Originally posted on thump.vice.com: https://thump.vice.com/en_us/article/6-steps-help-friend-bad-difficult-psychedelic-trip-music-festival-zendo-project In The Festival Harm Reduction Project series, we examine drug use at music festivals and clubs across the globe,...read more
original article from Rolling Stone Magazine: Meet the People Who Want to Make It Safer to Take Drugs at Festivals Earlier this month, two teenage girls died at the HARD Summer music festival in Ponoma, California, reportedly from "suspected drug overdoses." Less than...read more