Chris Pateros, MA, RN
I am a global presenter and Founding Member, Lead Faculty and Course Director at PRATI who practices psychedelic-assisted-therapy as sacred work encompassing safety– first and foremost– as integral to set and setting. As an ecopsychologist (Naropa University) and psychedelic nurse therapist (Ketamine Training Center, April 2019), and an initiated shamanic practitioner (Andean Qero lineage), I approach the use of psychedelics as powerful tools to access the soul and to nurture root-grounded healing. My belief systems encircle living systems theory inclusive of ‘earth as home’ and the interconnectedness to cosmic realms and to all beings. My work and scope of practice as a licensed healthcare professional encompasses comprehensive and holistic practice spanning initial assessment through integration including: intakes and history as well as physical assessments as needed, preparation for and implementation and guiding of psychedelic-assisted-sessions which includes administration of intramuscular (IM) ketamine, and importantly, integration. I work with groups as well as 1:1 including deep ceremonial immersions, in collaboration with MD and NP prescribers as well as psychotherapists with curated treatment plans. Existential distress, grief, soul loss & retrieval, palliative care, end of life transitioning, and life-limiting and threatening-illness are my specialties. I believe that befriending and honouring death as our greatest teacher—whether embodied or energetic/mythic — is transformational life-affirming work at any point in life & living and dying. I look forward to connecting as your psychedelic soul guide.
As a shamanic practitioner, initiated earth keeper with the Qero mystics of Peru, and an ecopsychologist, I believe that honoring Earth first is indeed honoring the sacred. I believe everything can be healed. As a solidly rooted human in this world who is a bridge between the western medical system and indigenous energy and mystical systems, I am a soul guide between this middle world and the world of spirit who believes that balance thrives in the practice of reciprocity with all of life. My collaborations are with fellow health professionals and clients in connection with & supported by spirit with a vision of fully embodied and flourishing life for all beings.