Coaching & Supervision Sessions
Transformational experiences are rarely easy, and even profoundly positive shifts in life may be difficult to navigate or fully engage without some support. Asking for help isn’t really what we are talking about here, although our work has been a refuge and safe harbor for many people. This is more about having a skilled companion on a sacred journey, a mentor, someone who can listen deeply and fully witness and help facilitate your healing, transformation and awakening.
Opportunities, difficulties, questions and general life situations on the medicine path can be quite complex, and sometimes require an holistic approach to adequately address a concern. Humans are complex, multidimensional creatures. We deserve to be treated as such.
Sessions available by phone, video, in person home or office visits. Additional travel fees may apply.
Psychedelic Therapy & Experiences
Did you know that when cannabis is used intentionally and skillfully, it is psychedelic and mimics other psychedelic medicines? Our participants commonly report experiences quite similar to MDMA, Psilocybin, Ayahuasca and even DMT. Cannabis is also safe, and legal to use in Colorado in this way. As the first organization to facilitate legal psychedelic cannabis experiences in Colorado, beginning in 2014, Medicinal Mindfulness has an incredible track record of keeping our clients safe and creating profound, life changing psychedelic experiences.
Conscious Cannabis Experiences are perfect for people who are curious about psychedelics but don't know where to start. They’re also great for experienced practitioners seeking to deepen their psychedelic practice. As trauma informed practitioners, we also work with individuals who seek deep, transformational healing. As guides, we work with creative explorers of consciousness and complex problem-solvers, pushing the edges of what is possible.
Daniel Mcqueen, MA
Spirituality & Life Coach, psychedelic facilitator & educator
I am a somatically oriented and transpersonally trained psychedelic facilitator, spirituality and life coach, and educator with a Masters degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University. I have a collaborative, affirming, approach to my work in supporting the transformational process. I provide a container for experientials and conversations that help facilitate movement towards the intentions you create in your sessions with me, whether to help alleviate some difficulty, or to help you create what you want in life. I specifically work with adults and young adults in major life transitions and explorations in personal callings.
I have over 17 years of transformational and healing arts experience, having studied multiple spiritual and psychological traditions, including advanced training in energy healing, transformational alchemy, and shamanic practices. My primary specialties include Gestalt, Trauma/PTSD, Addictions, Sexuality, Dreamwork, Spiritual Emergencies, Transformational Alchemy, Healthy Systems, and Personal/Spiritual Development.
Areas of Specialization
Transpersonal Theory & Gestalt
Personal Development, Life Transformation & Career Coaching
Alternative Lifestyles & Communities
Supervision for Transformational Facilitators
Mindfulness-based Psychedelic & Cannabis Harm Prevention
Psychedelic & Cannabis Responsible Use Education & Coaching
Intention Setting & Integration Support
Spiritual & Ceremonial Support
Conscious Cannabis Support
Coaching for Microdosing
+ Practitioner's Statement. . .
My calling as a practitioner is to support my clients living into their highest and deepest expressions of their life's own calling. This work is complex and takes on many forms, from guided meditation sessions, individual coaching, classes and group exercises, and community support.
I have been a healing practitioner for 17 years, and during this time, I have been a political activist, community organizer, corporate accountability activist, spiritual center director, small business owner, and most recently, a husband and father of two. I believe my uncommon life path and it's challenges have given me an holistic perspective that helps my clients navigate important life transitions, big or difficult experiences, and encounters with the mystery and depth of life.
As the Executive Director of Medicinal Mindfulness, a psychedelic and cannabis facilitation and harm prevention program, I also specialize in working with users of psychoactive substances and the questions and concerns they may have. I assess safety, help integration, and hold a strong, objective, open and affirming working space without judgment.
+ Who I Tend to Work With. . .
My clients are generally in a transformational process or ready to begin one. They are often healers, artist, therapists, engineers and computer programs and other intelligent, creative types. My clients may have had difficult psychological experiences or life traumas, but they’re resilient enough to do the deep transformational work my guidance elicits. I do not work with people who have severe mental health diagnoses. I often work with people going through a difficult life transition or situation, or are concerned about having or have been diagnosed with, ADD/ADHD, PTSD, concerns regarding substance use, Bi-Polar Disorder, or related issues. I regularly refer my ongoing clients to other healing practitioners, such as herbalists, acupuncturists, and nutritionists, as well as altered states healing modalities such as breathwork, to deepen and quicken the transformational process.
Alison McQueen, MA, LPC, ATR
Licensed Professional Counselor, Art Therapist & Trauma Specialist
I deeply trust in the basic goodness within each of us, and I have immense faith in the resilience of the human spirit. I am passionate about creating safe and healthy containers for growth and transformation.
I practice as a licensed counselor, art therapist, and somatic (body-centered) trauma specialist with a private practice focused on mindfulness-based trauma and depth work, conscious parenting and women’s issues, psychedelic integration and cannabis use support for physical and psychological well-being. I have a Masters degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology (Art Therapy emphasis) from Naropa University and over three years of training in somatic trauma work with the Somatic Training Institute, as well as advanced training and experience in MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of complex post-traumatic stress disorder with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Bringing together over a decade of experience in the mental health field, clinical research experience in psychedelic therapies, and four years of international experience in therapeutic art education in the Czech Republic, I work skillfully and empathically with individuals and groups in cultivating lives of meaning and authenticity.
Areas of Specialization
• Trauma & Depth Work
• Psychedelic Integration
• Conscious Cannabis for Mental Health
• Art Therapy
• Conscious Parenting
To learn more about my work, visit http://www.alison-mcqueen.com/.
+ Practitioner's Statement. . .
My calling is to do my part to resolve trauma on the personal and global level, and I am deeply passionate about alternative and holistic therapies. For this reason, I co-founded Medicinal Mindfulness, a grassroots consciousness organization supporting individuals in safe, sacred, and legal altered states exploration and in developing ‘right relationship’ with the substances they are using. I partner with Holos Health in providing mental health counseling to medical cannabis patients and their families. I'm honored to be featured in the documentary Psychedelic Soldiers discussing MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of post-traumatic stress in veterans. I also presented MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy: It's Criminal that this is Illegal at a Psychedelic Shine event.
I believe that no one does this work alone, and I am inspired by a transparent and collaborative feminist approach to psychotherapy. Your stories, your wisdom, and your vulnerabilities are safe with me. I invite you to reach out so that I may support you on your journey.
+ Who I Tend to Work With. . .
+ FAQ's. . .
Please review the information provided on this page if you have any questions regarding our services. We acknowledge the cultural edges we are exploring so it is important to note that a foundational intention of our program is to be skillful in our work and respectful of all our community stakeholders. Our work is not for everyone, and we are conditional advocates for intentional, sacred and non-habitual cannabis use and psychedelics in legal settings. A substantial amount of skill development, the right mind set, and a supportive setting are all required to safely and sustainably explore the use of powerful entheogenic medicines.
As a Harm Reduction program at its foundation, the information, individual services, training programs, and events of Medicinal Mindfulness are designed to address the full spectrum of complex experiences associated with psychedelic medicine and cannabis use. Some behaviors and decisions are inherently risky, especially transformation and awakening. We require that everyone we work with takes full responsibility for all outcomes of their journey as part of their experience with us. It has been our experience that this degree of personal responsibly is a required preliminary mind set for individuals to stay as safe as possible on their journey.
Medicinal Mindfulness disclaims all warranties with regard to the information included in this website and in no event is Medicinal Mindfulness liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages in connection with the information contained within these pages or pages to which we provide links. The information contained on this website may contain technical inaccuracies or may become outdated, and we reserve the right to make changes and improvements to any information contained within these website pages, at any time and without notice. Nothing on this website should be considered legal advice or as a substitute for legal advice. Below are a few of the more common questions we get asked as well as some online resources that specifically discuss the legality of private cannabis consumption in Colorado.
+ What is Harm Reduction?
Medicinal Mindfulness is a "Harm Reduction" drug education and support program, specifically for psychedelic medicine and cannabis users. We believe objective education and nonjudgmental support services are the most effective strategies in working with these communities. According to the Harm Reduction Coalition:
Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm Reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs.
Harm reduction incorporates a spectrum of strategies from safer use, to managed use to abstinence to meet drug users “where they’re at,” addressing conditions of use along with the use itself. Because harm reduction demands that interventions and policies designed to serve drug users reflect specific individual and community needs, there is no universal definition of or formula for implementing harm reduction.
+ What is the legality of the services Medicinal Mindfulness provides where cannabis is consumed?
The use of cannabis is an optional, but integral, component of our Conscious Cannabis Journeys and Conscious Cannabis Circles. Participants are required to bring their own cannabis to these sessions. Only 1 gram is recommended, which is far less than the legal one ounce limit for Colorado residents, and 7 grams for Colorado visitors, for private consumption. Participants must be 21 years old or older to attend these events. A valid ID is required to determine age. These services and events do not include the sale of cannabis or cannabis products. Cannabis is not a business expense and there are no financial transactions related to this medicine in any way. We are a coaching, group facilitation, education and harm reduction program and therefore technically not a marijuana-related business as defined by local ordinances like a dispensary would be.
Sessions and events where cannabis is consumed are private, invitation only, and intended to comply with all applicable Colorado laws. Participants understand that the purchase and/or consumption of cannabis is still prohibited by Federal Law and participants assume all risks associated with their use. Participants also understand that the Colorado Supreme Court recently ruled that employers have the right to fire employees for cannabis use, even if used responsibly and off hours, and participants assume all risks associated with this as well.
According to the Colorado NORML publication, The Responsible Consumer’s Guide to Marijuana in Colorado, “Private vs. Public: The Colorado constitution, protects private marijuana use, so you can consume openly at a residence or outdoors on a porch or balcony as long as the property owner allows it. Marijuana cannot be consumed openly and publicly, such as on streets and sidewalks, or in public parks. Localities may have their own regulations on where you can consume, so you should check local laws first.”
Our program requires that all sessions and events where cannabis is consumed are invitation only, private events that are held in private locations with the permission of the owner of the property, in compliance with any local ordinances, as well as in compliance with the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act. Fireside meditations also comply with all local fire regulations and are only held on private land with the permission of the property owner.
Please review the following links on cannabis related laws in Colorado:
Colorado NORML | Principles of Responsible Cannabis Use | The Responsible Consumer’s Guide to Marijuana in Colorado
Retail Marijuana Use within the City of Denver
Boulder County Marijuana Use Fact Sheet
Colorado Pot Guide | Marijuana Laws in Colorado
Marijuana Enforcement Division | *For city and county specific information, contact the local Sheriffs Department, or review websites of local Municipalities.
Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act
+ Is this confidential?
Medicinal Mindfulness adheres to strict confidentiality requirements in our work with our clients, and all information provided to us, written and verbal, as well as your identity will remain confidential, except when exclusions are required by law, such as if there is intent to hurt oneself or another. While we require that all participants agree to keep confidential the experience and identity of other participants, due to the community nature of some of our events, we cannot make any guarantees of confidentiality. Participants are required to accept all consequences of their participation in our programs, and this includes the consequences of getting "outed." Participants who have strong confidentiality requirements are encouraged to do individual sessions or sponsor a group with only trusted friends and allies. Credit card statements will say “Medicinal Mindfulness LLC” on all services except the donations and payments for the Native American Church service, which will then be “Nacaya Services LLC.”
+ Where are the sessions held?
Sessions where cannabis is consumed by a client are only available in the client’s home or in rented locations that allow private cannabis use. Sessions where cannabis is consumed are NOT facilitated in the Medicinal Mindfulness office. Participants are not allowed to drive after their experience until the following day. A shuttle/taxi service or registered designated driver is required to fully participate in these experiences. Personal spaces, homes and rentals must be pre-approved, private (evocative music can be loud at times), clean and comfortable. Fireside sessions must be on private land and comply with all applicable fire regulations.
+ Please note. . .
We do not encourage any illegal activities or the use or abuse of cannabis or any other medicine. Nor do we believe that cannabis or other medicine exploration, even within the confines of applicable laws, is appropriate or beneficial for everyone. We are conditional advocates for intentional, sacred and non-habitual cannabis use for those individuals who have chosen to use cannabis already on their own. A substantial amount of skill development, the right mind set, and an intentional setting are required to minimize the risks involved in the exploration of powerful medicines. Our work is, at its foundation, a Harm Reduction program.