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Embracing Transformation: The Journey of Dr. 1Drea Pennington Wasio in Psychedelic Science and Holistic Wellness

Dr. 1Drea Pennington Wasio is a visionary healer and thought leader in integrative wellness, psychedelic therapy, and personal transformation.Her journey has been marked by remarkable resilience and innovation as well as a deep passion to support others on their quest towards holistic health and self-discovery.

Dr. 1Drea began her academic journey by graduating with a Bachelor of Science from Georgia State University in 1994, followed by earning a Medical Degree from Washington University School of Medicine two years later and serving her residency at Georgetown University Hospital. 

Additionally, she holds certifications in Acupuncture from Helms Medical Institute at UCLA (2003 certification), Age Management Medicine from Cenegenics Institute (2004) certification, Psychedelic Assisted Therapy through Integrative Psychiatry Institute (2022), MDMA training with Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).

She has made outstanding contributions in trauma recovery, addiction medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture. She established In8Vitality, a holistic health company, as well as running an Intensive Outpatient Program for binge eating disorder. Additionally, The Cornerstone Process–her biopsychosocial spiritual model for healing trauma that she taught around the globe–forms the core of her Psychedelic Assisted Therapy preparation and integration programs both offline and online.

For over twenty years, Dr. 1Drea has been an accomplished media presence, having appeared on shows such as Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Oz Show, iTV This Morning, CNN Today Show and Discovery Health Channel as an anchor and news presenter. Her TEDx talks covering themes of depression anxiety self-acceptance have amassed over 4 Million views while she also serves as featured teacher on Insight Timer app.

Dr. 1Drea offers psychoactive therapies and retreats using legal psilocybin truffles in the Netherlands, including five-day Cornerstone Retreats featuring two truffle ceremonies as well as three-day Alchemy Intensive Retreats featuring one truffle ceremony – tailored specifically towards themes like renewal, resilience or sacred feminine retreats.

Dr. 1Drea’s Apprenticeship for Psychedelic Facilitation: Dr. 1Drea’s apprenticeship program offers hands-on learning and ongoing support to anyone interested in psychedelic facilitation, drawing upon her Cornerstone Process while offering practical experiences in psychedelic therapy for mental health practitioners, nurses, doctors, therapists and social workers alike.

Her personal journey was one of self-discovery and overcoming burnout. She experimented with various healing modalities such as shamanic rituals and psychedelics before experiencing profound transformation and changing her name to DaeEss 1Drea – her tale stands as an inspiring testament to embracing true identities while discarding social conditioning while discovering hope through psychedelics or sacred medicines.

Dr. 1Drea has written or contributed to 18 books, including bestsellers like “The Top 10 Traits of Highly Resilient People,” “The Real Self Love Handbook,” and “Sacred Medicine: Exploring the Psychedelic Hero’s Journey.” She is renowned internationally as a speaker and hosts the Conscious Evolution Podcast; further cementing her reputation as a thought leader for wellness and self-development through global media coverage and documentary filmmaking projects.

Psychedelic Therapy and Retreats: Dr. 1Drea Pennington Wasio conducts innovative retreats in the Netherlands, where participants have the opportunity to engage with legal psilocybin truffles. These retreats include 5-day Cornerstone Retreats with two truffle ceremonies, designed for various purposes such as rebirth, growth, and connection; renewal and resilience for health professionals; and sacred feminine women’s retreat.  Additionally, she offers 3-day Alchemy Intensive Retreats with one truffle ceremony, allowing for a shorter but more intense experience​​​​. Just prior to publishing we learned that she has opened up the Alchemy of the Soul Apprenticeship to non-clinical people, to meet the growing demand for trauma-trained facilitators and trip sitters, and integration coaches.

Psychedelic Facilitator Apprenticeship: This program, led by Dr. 1Drea, is tailored for those passionate about understanding and mastering the art and science of psychedelic facilitation. The apprenticeship is designed for dedicated professionals like mental health practitioners, nurses, doctors, therapists, and social workers, focusing on hands-on learning and continuous support. It aims to build confidence in leading psychedelic journeys, offer expert-backed strategies, and provide practical experiences in psychedelic therapy from both facilitator’s and participant’s perspectives. The unique aspect of this apprenticeship is its incorporation of The Cornerstone Process, a bio-psycho-social-spiritual framework ensuring a holistic, deeply transformative, and ethically guided approach to psychedelic facilitation​​​​​​​​​​​​.

Cornerstone Experiential Retreats: As part of the apprenticeship program, attendees participate in a 5-day Cornerstone Program in the Netherlands, which includes two psilocybin truffle ceremonies. These retreats, scheduled for various dates, focus on different themes such as the Psychedelic Renaissance Retreat for rebirth, growth, and connection, and specific retreats for health professionals and women, emphasizing resilience, renewal, and the sacred feminine​​.

Dr. 1Drea Pennington Wasio has made her career one of relentless knowledge acquisition, healing and empowerment. Her work encompasses various disciplines – traditional medicine combined with innovative approaches to wellness and self-actualization. Through retreats, apprenticeship programs and public speaking engagements she continues to encourage individuals towards resilient authenticity and holistic wellbeing.

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