Ida Falchenberg Espensen

Ida Falchenberg Espensen is a Norwegian Ph.D. student in the Department of Research Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) specializing in psychedelic research.

She is a teaching assistant in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program at CIIS, teaching in The Way of the Psychonaut. While her studies have focused on integral and transpersonal psychology and the potential of mystical experiences, her particular interest lies in the questions and practices of integrating expanded states of consciousness.

Ida has worked in a clinical trial investigating MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for major depressive disorder in Norway. She has undergone the MAPS MDMA-assisted psychotherapy education program and serves on the board of the Norwegian Association for Psychedelic Science.

Her current research investigates psilocybin-assisted group therapy in palliative care, which is very much inspired by her experiences in the Grof Legacy Training.

Ida is also a certified coach and yoga teacher (Hatha yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Kundalini yoga, Yin yoga, and Mediyoga) with six years of experience running educational programs in holistic health and yoga at Hadeland Folkehøgskole.

She is a mother of two young girls and lives in Hurdal eco-village. In addition, she is actively involved in developing a retreat center in the village and has facilitated many workshops and courses over the years, including the village women’s circle.

Ida is part of the first cohort in GLT Nordic and is deeply committed to her own spiritual practice and self-exploration as an intrinsic part of her vision
of co-creating a collective paradigm shift on our planet.

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