Wicked Problems have a tendency to fester or get more severe over time. With Covid-19 and Mental Health, we have two intersecting Wicked Problems. The real treatment we need to address our chronic mental health issues include structural change at the level of politics, culture, education, families and systems of care.
The coronavirus crisis has led the medical and regulatory communities to fast-track medical treatments with a potential to help patients' physical symptoms. At the same time, mental health issues have proliferated among front-line workers and within the broader population. Psychedelic medicine has the potential to support the mental health of our community at large. Making these treatments available more widely will require the intentional efforts of the medical and regulatory communities.
While there is a large focus today on substances and the experience of taking them, much of the healing potential these drugs offer comes through the integration of the experience afterwards. In this article, Brian Murphy, MEd, LCSW shares advice and insight into making the most of integration - whether your experience was over- or underwhelming - and generating the most healing for ourselves and our wider community.
These uncertain times have placed us all on a collective journey that can open us up to healing. Learn from Safa Boga about her patients' experiences.
You could be eligible to participate in a psychedelic research trial. We’ve compiled a list here of all the current or planned clinical trials on MDMA, psilocybin, LSD, ibogaine, and more.
Finding the best fit therapist for you can be a daunting task, whether or not the work involves psychedelics. In this article, we share insights into finding the best therapist for you - navigating the degrees of health professionals, reflecting on your own needs, listing questions to ask when interviewing a therapist, and more.
Non-ordinary states of consciousness hold psychological and spiritual contents that, when properly integrated, can offer tremendous life-affirming value. Aion Farvahar helps us explore these different states and the value they offer to seekers.
Researchers and health professionals are advancing the value of spiritual healing in modern healthcare. Epigenetic changes will be measured after MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in a first of its kind study. Understanding how psychedelic substances work in the body and brain will deepen our knowledge of emotional biology. Many of us have encountered remarkable healing with psychedelic
Explore the opportunities and risks of legal ways to pursue psychedelic experiences through four options outlined in this article.
How to get the most out of psilocybin mushroom therapy, including set, setting, therapeutic relationship, and addressing disassociation.
While psychedelics are a powerful resource in therapy, diassociation must be addressed in order for these therapies to work optimally.
If more people could have access to ways to expand consciousness, such as the careful use of psychedelics substances, there is a chance that enough wisdom could be acquired by enough people to avert disaster.
Psychedelic therapy can benefit individuals with PTSD, but can it also help couples better deal with this condition? Randy Lail enters MDMA-assisted psychotherapy treatment with his partner and participates in an MDMA study focused on couples. “After the division, the two parts of man, each desiring his other half, came together, and throwing their arms