July 14 – 17, 2017

Plant Spirit Medicine Assn Conference 2017

Dreams: The Sacred Space for our Work as Plant Spirit Medicine Healers

with Alison Gayek, Eliot Cowan & Gary Reiss, PhD

The Dreamworld is the gateway to an amazing and informative non-physical realm. As Plant Spirit Medicine healers we are in a position to harvest a wealth of information from dreams that can help our clients and ourselves. Come explore ways to further connect with this resource by looking at the Dreamworld both in terms of the five element protocol and in a deeper understanding of how dreams work. Gary Reiss of the Process Work Institute will again be joining us to lead us through different doorways and to walk in this special place of insight and guidance.

There will also be guest presentations by member(s) of our healing community as well as experiential exercises to bring the power of dreams further into your life and into your practice. Please come with dreams to offer—whether your own or someone else’s.
Eliot Cowan and Alison Gayek will cornerstone our gathering with their wisdom and humor. Eliot will host a teaching fire on Sunday night as well.
The PSMA Conference is a time to celebrate Plant Spirit Medicine and to celebrate the community of this group of healers—we look forward to seeing you there!

The Advanced Plant Spirit Medicine class is scheduled just before the conference for your convenience.


Alison Gayek

Alison Gayek has been teaching Plant Spirit Medicine with Eliot Cowan since 2002. She began studying with Eliot Cowan in 1997 and graduated from the PSM course in 1999. Since then, Alison has maintained a strong effective PSM practice.

Eliot Cowan

Mr. Cowan is best known for making accessible two treasures: the indigenous Huichol shamanistic tradition of Mexico and an approach to deep healing with the spirits of plants.

Gary Reiss, PhD

Dr. Gary Reiss holds an LCSW, PhD., and is a certified trainer in Process-oriented Psychology. Gary has a private practice in Eugene and Portland, Oregon, and teaches Process oriented Psychology worldwide, now actively teaching in 17 countries. He is a senior faculty member at the Process Work Institute, and brings 40 plus years’ experience to his work.

Details & Pricing

The Plant Spirit Medicine Association (PSMA) recognizes the value and preciousness of the time that we come together to deepen in our work and connections with one another. For the past several years the PSMA has subsidized the conference fees for members, and this year’s fees are unchanged. The PSMA is also very grateful for the willingness of Gary Reiss, the Blue Deer Center and the Plant Spirit Medicine Seminary in helping keep the fees as affordable as possible so that we can all benefit.

Conference Tuition: $330

Blue Deer Center: 

•    Lodging and Food $360 (Arrive for Dinner on July 14, depart after Lunch July 17)

•    Commuter $225 (no lodging, includes Lunches and Dinners)


Please contact Linda at lindafelch@bluedeer.org with questions about registration.

We offer the option of special meals for those with certain dietary restrictions (gluten-free, dairy-free, gluten- and dairy-free) for an additional fee of $15 per day. If you have other dietary restrictions, please email catering@bluedeer.org to discuss your needs.

Please plan to arrive at the Blue Deer Center between 4 and 6 pm on July 14th. This program will be over at 1 pm on July 17th. Details regarding transportation options can be found by clicking on the link on your registration confirmation or by clicking here

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellation of your reservation more than 14 days prior to arrival entitles you to a full refund of tuition less a $50 processing fee. If you cancel 8 to 14 days prior to arrival, your program fee, less a $50 processing fee, will be held for you to use in another future program up to a year.  If you cancel 2 to 7 days prior to arrival, your program fee, less a $50 processing fee and food costs, will be held for you to use in another future program up to a year. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations received less than 48 hours before a program’s start date. Refunds will be processed within 2 weeks.