Deborah Servetnick has been a transformational teacher all her adult life. Deborah grew up in Philadelphia, graduated Temple University, situated on the site of the ministry of Russell Conwell, author “Acres of Diamonds”, the classic treatise on abundance, awareness, and presence. Her love for the Grateful Dead brought her to Berkeley, CA where she studied a variety of bodywork and energy modalities, Chinese medicine, Rebirthing, and meditation. Her intuitive healing practices led her to work with people with AIDS and other life-threatening illness, and while engaged as an ACT-UP activist in San Francisco and Philadelphia, she was ordained as a minister offering hands-on healing and holding space for the dying and their transition.
Deborah was at the first Burning Man and by the age of 30 she studied with Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Marianne Williamson, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, experienced her first ayahuasca ceremony, and met the Dalai Lama. It was during a Dark Night of the Soul breast cancer diagnosis in 2011 that she returned to psychedelics for healing and a new way of living.
Deborah was led to join a groundbreaking psychedelic research study for cancer patients with end-of-life anxiety and depression at Johns Hopkins University. It reset her life.
Deborah’s autobiographical story appears in the best selling book “Short, Sweet, Sacred” and she was featured in Unlimited Sciences‘ film https://unlimitedsciences.org/breast-cancer-psychedelics-and-end-of-life-anxiety-a-survivors-story/
She’s also interviewed in “The Psychedelic Renaissance - from Drug to Medicine” by Belgian filmmaker Robin Van Nuffel https://youtu.be/R8V5-OlzrMQ
Deborah has taught thousands to move from a conditional life to a life they love living through a transformational spiritual curriculum in alignment with a psychedelic experience, using the same tools that saved her life. Psychedelicoaching is her passion and she has been an outspoken leader in Decriminalization, testifying for and assisting in the legalization of medical cannabis in Maryland. Deb is a repeat presenter at The DC Psychedelic Society and was an organizer and field activist for Initiative 81, resulting in pivotal entheogenic legislation in Washington, DC in 2020. She is a recipient of the first grants awarded by the Plant Medicine Coalition, where she brings psychedelic integration to first responders, front liners, and medical professionals, through Covida and beyond, in the District.
Deborah offers individual and group coaching, and retreats for women with a breast cancer experience in beautiful Bethel, NY.
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