Our team is made of therapists, mental health professionals and trained psychedelic harm reduction sitters.

The Team

Our team is made of therapists, mental health professionals and trained psychedleic harm reduction sitters that are working in collaboration with the medical and security teams of parties and festivals to ensure a safe event. Together, we establish safe spaces that are available for event participants who go through a challenging experience, with the intention to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations and arrests, and to transform difficult experiences to opportunities of healing and growth.

Project Leaders

Nir Tadmor and Igal Tartakovsky lead a psychedelic harm reduction project in Israel called Safe Shore. Through “Holding Space” they shared the knowledge they have gained in the field with more than 600 people who are interested in volunteering as sitters. Since Safe Shore was founded 5 years ago, Igal and Nir supported and supervised hundreds of cases of psychedelic crises both in musical events and in private practice.

Igal is a co-founder of “Safe Zone”, a psychedelic harm reduction project that has been serving the growing Israeli Burning Man community for the last 6 years both in “Midburn” – the Israeli Burning Man and in smaller community events. He is a Satia method therapist in private practice and the founder of “Soft Landing” – a project that supports young people on their return to Israel from their common post-army journey abroad.

Nir holds a Master’s in Transpersonal Psychology from Middlesex University (through the Alef Trust) and is trained in Hakomi (an experiential, mindfulness-based approach). For the last 5 years Nir worked as a mental health guide in various psychiatric hospitalization alternatives and today his private practice is focussed on supporting integration processes of psychedleic experiences and spiritual emergencies. Nir is also a public speaker and gave talks in different scientific conferences in Israel and around Europe on transpersonal psychiatry and psychedelic crises.

A short Interview with Nir at DOOF Festival