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Exploring Psychedelics for Emotional Healing

In this article, I will be integrating understandings I have gleaned from the disciplines of neuroscience, shamanism and psychology to explore the role that spirit plant medicines can play in emotional healing. I want to state up front that I’m not an expert at neuroscience or shamanism or psychology. My intent is to share one

Healing Trauma with MDMA: A New Study Published

Patchwork Art from MAPS Therapist Training Program 2017Photo Credit: Alyssa Gursky Findings from the last study in a series of six Phase 2 trials of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was published today in the Journal of Psychopharmacology [1]. The clinical trial in Boulder, Colorado (MP-12) enrolled 28 participants suffering from

First Clinical Trial: Social Anxiety in Autistic Adults Successfully Treated with MDMA Therapy

The first clinical trial in adults on the autism spectrum investigating MDMA, or any psychedelic substance for that matter, was published in Psychopharmacology this week [1]. This groundbreaking research looked at whether MDMA combined with psychotherapy could help with the severe social anxiety that autistic adults commonly experience. The drug-therapy combo wasn’t intended to be

Do Psychedelics Have the Power to Change Minds?

Originally published on Chacruna.net by Dr. Alli Feduccia Clinical trials of MDMA, psilocybin, ketamine, and ayahuasca are offering a glimpse that the future may hold psychiatric treatments far different from daily drug prescriptions currently used for anxiety and addictive disorders. Research is only beginning to unravel how these experiences in altered states of consciousness produce large shifts

How To Join a Psychedelic Clinical Trial

You could be eligible to participate in a psychedelic research trial. Studies of psychedelics are at various stages, enrolling both healthy volunteers and individuals with specific mental health conditions. We’ve compiled a list here of all the current or planned clinical trials on MDMA, psilocybin, LSD, Cannabis, and more. Regulatory approvals over the last few

How Psychedelics Help Neurons Grow

A common question about the recent wave of psychedelic research is, “how do these mind-altering substances work in the brain to produce a rapid reduction of symptoms and long-lasting improvements for a variety of mental health disorders?” Beyond some scientifically well-founded hypotheses and pure speculation, we haven’t had enough experimental evidence on psychedelics to draw