Non Ordinary States of Consciousness


Expanded states of consciousness have been an extraordinary ally in exploring the mind, deepening our relation to nature and the ancestors, and helping better understand our place in the cosmos. In the last decade or so, there has been a renewed interest in these non ordinary states of consciousness, especially when associated with psychedelic susbstances, and the positive effects they seem to have on mental health.

Through a review of some main concepts, combined with key practices, we will explore the phenomenology of non ordinary states of consciousness, their relevance in physical and psychological healing, and the benefits that they entail for humanity as a whole.

We will explore:

  • A broad and depathologizing exploration of non-ordinary states of consciousness.
  • Potential benefits and risks of practices that use non-ordinary states of consciousness as a method of intervention.
  • Some key considerations to safely explore non-ordinary states of consciousness.
  • Integration protocols and techniques.
  • Practices you can incorporate in your personal life and in your work in the field of healing and mental health.


The course is composed of 6 face-to-face online classes and 4 counseling sessions that combine presentations, dialogue, meditations, and experiential activities.

4 classes of 2 hours

once a week. Sessions are recorded for your convenience.

1 three-hour experiential session

 4 counseling sessions

1 integration session

dedicated to questions and reflections

Learning materials and weekly practices

Constant contact with a learning community through the virtual classroom.


1. Non-ordinary States of Consciousness in Human History

2. Characterization of Non-ordinary States of Consciousness

3. Phenomenology of Non-ordinary States of Consciousness

4. Promises and Perils

5. Guidelines to Tend to Non-ordinary States of Consciousness

6. Integration


We’ll meet a total of 10 times between August 3 and September 7 (5 sessions of 2 hours, 1 experiential session, and 4 counseling sessions). Each class includes learning materials and practices. Approximately every two weeks there will be two 60 min. counseling sessions during the same week of our Tuesday session. The course finishes with an integration session (see Calendar).

All sessions take place via Zoom (online platform). We use Edmodo as our virtual classroom, where we host educational contents and serves as a platform for student interaction. We recommend that you take some time to familiarize yourself with these simple platforms before the beginning of the course.

Tuesday Weekly Schedule
(August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31)

4:00 pm EUA, PST

6:00 pm México central

6:00 pm Bogotá

7:00 pm Santiago de Chile

8:00 pm Brasilia

Experiential Session Schedule
(Saturday August 28)

9:00 am EUA, PST

11:00 am México central

11:00 pm Bogotá

12:00 pm Santiago de Chile

1:00 pm Brasilia


August 3Session 1
August 10Session 2
August 12-14Counseling 1 & 2
August 17Session 3
August 24Session 4
August 28Session 5 (experiential)
September 2-4Counseling 3 & 4
September 7Session 6 (integration)

Who’s the course for?

The course is open for everyone with an interest in personal development, psycho-emotional wellbeing, and soul level health. Psychologists, therapists, coaches, teachers, energy workers, ritualists and the like, will find the course of particular interest.


Adrián Villaseñor Galarza

Adrián is an integral ecopsychologist, international facilitator, author, academic contributor, ritualist, and contemplative practitioner. He holds a master’s degree in Holistic Science (UK) and a doctorate in Ecology, Psychology and Consciousness (USA). He has trained in various therapeutic modalities, including contemplative psychotherapy (USA) and systemic and transpersonal therapy (Spain, Mexico).

Adrián’s work is considered a Latin American reference when it comes to Deep Ecology, Ecopsychology and Earth-based Spirituality. His work is inspired by his experiences with native traditions of the Americas, his contemplative practice, and his animistic sensitivity (click here to learn more).

Felipe Landaeta Farizo

Psychologist and professor at Adolfo Ibáñez University (Chile) since 2009. Felipe has a PhD in Transpersonal and Integral Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (USA).

He has trained in different experiential therapeutic techniques such as Focusing, Holotropic Breathwork, Systemic Constellations, and EMDR, and has a meditative experience and with native traditions for the last 15 years. Since 2010, he has been facilitating Holotropic Breathwork sessions and has had a clinical practice since 2009. In 2019 he conducted the study, “The impact of Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects” (click here to learn more).


The cost of the course is $240.00 USD

If you sign up with a friend (2 people), each will receive a $25 USD discount. If you are interested in joining and don’t have the financial resources to do so, please contact us.

There’s a minimum of 12 people registered for the course to run.


Complete these two simple steps to register: