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Christine Pateros, RN MA

Christine Pateros, RN MA

Chris Pateros serves as PRATI's End of Life Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Course Director. She has been in the healing arts as a clinician since the 1980s. After “dying” in the Amazon jungle in 2011 in her own life affirming psychedelic journey, Chris’ course as a healer was transformed from clinical nurse and clinical drug researcher to shamanic energy healing practitioner and psychedelic nurse therapist. She has served clients globally in her private healing practice since 2007. She has practiced ketamine-assisted treatment since early 2019 having been mentored by Phil Wolfson, MD and Julane Andries, LMFT through the Ketamine Training Center. Chris serves as lead faculty for PRATI (Psychedelic Research and Training Institute) and Polaris Insight Center as well as other private clinical entities. Chris teaches globally and is sponsored by the Theosophical Society in America. She is an author and contributor to Quest Journal. She is a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association and an initiate of the Qero indigenous medicine people of the Peruvian Andes.

Returning to heart and to roots in nature, Chris as a life-long learner has been a student of many healers, sages, visionaries and spiritual leaders including Tenzin Gyatso — HH the 14th Dalai Llama, shamanic healer, medical anthropologist and psychologist Alberto Villoldo, PhD, Qui Gong Master Yang Yang, PhD, shamanic practitioner and Earthkeeper Sandra Ingerman, LMFT, poet, psychoanalyst, post-trauma specialist and activist Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD, master visionary artists and authors and activists Alex and Allyson Grey, Andean mystical teacher, practitioner and author Joan Parisi Wilcox and many Andean Qero mystics as well as plant-centric Amazonian Shipibo medicine people.

Chris bridges healing between the western and indigenous worlds as a global spiritual guide, ceremonialist, ketamine-assisted nurse therapist, an artist, author, healer, teacher and presenter, Chris grounds herself in ecocentric ritual, ceremony and practices. Chris’ calling, seeking and mystical soul-seeing has awakened her spirit to support others to own and share their potent gifts in the world by guiding groups and circles in embodied conscious living and dying practices as well as sacred art creation. Internationally, she guides shamanic energy and earth practices through workshops, presentations and private client work.

Chris maintains her private practice in ketamine-assisted treatment and shamanic living and healing, serving clients exploring awakened living and expansion of consciousness. Chris believes that death in all forms is truly the greatest teacher. Her life’s flourishing practices include painting portals, feeling the essence of animals, places, people and the land channeling through her to the canvas and paper while colors transmute into form. Part of her flourishing life includes spending precious time with her daughters. Chris lives gratefully immersed in nature in Boulder, Colorado at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

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