Article originally featured on Kahpi. Ryan was a meditator, experienced with ayahuasca, so it surprised him (not in a good way) when a disturbing ceremony revealed the world as hollow and grotesquely meaningless. In the aftermath, he felt dissociated and numb. It took him the better part of a year to recover, and he was
I’m not a medical doctor or therapist but a person who carries insights into how and why psychedelics hold such enormous therapeutic potential. Having personally experienced hallucinogens hundreds of times, primarily LSD and psilocybin, I’ve encountered the inner, transforming experience of reaching a state of mind that's powerfully self-illuminating. In the midst of a downward
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) communicated publicly about psychedelic drug development and current thinking around safety, therapeutic use, and research. The FDA Division of Psychiatry Products provided information in a workshop about how to design and efficiently study psychedelics for potential medical use.
Journaling can be an incredibly valuable tool in your ayahuasca integration process, and indeed in working with all psychedelics. The process of writing—not for an audience, strictly for yourself—clarifies thoughts and feelings, helping you recognize patterns that run through your life.
Six phase 2 trials investigated MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for treatment of PTSD. Results that led to Breakthrough Therapy designation are now published.
Psychedelic therapy holds a lot of promise, which medicine is right for you? Dr. Raquel Bennett describes her journey to find ketamine assisted psychotherapy and launch the first ketamine specific conference. She talks about different methods and approaches used in ketamine therapy. After struggling for over a decade with severe depression, Raquel Bennett turned to
In May 2017, the first psychedelic integration circle was hosted in Los Angeles with the purpose of creating a safe space for people to talk about non-ordinary states of consciousness and offer emotional support, educational information, and harm reduction strategies to individuals who use psychedelic substances. Nearly three years later, PsychedeLiA: Psychedelic Integration, Los Angeles’
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Until recently, the only opportunity to train and work legally as a psychedelic therapist was in clinical trials. That will likely change over time as expanded access becomes the next step for current trials (evaluating MDMA and psilocybin) and if psychedelic-assisted therapies become FDA approved.
The psychedelic journey through other states of consciousness potentially impacts the journeyer mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically and environmentally. Following these experiences there is an immediate need to return to baseline safely and with the least possible amount of disruption to our stability, while successfully assimilating themes and lessons that are illuminated. Touring through different realms
Here, take these pills. It will make you better. Likely you’ve heard these phrases before if you’re living in a medicalized society. For whatever ails you, there is a pill or an entire arsenal of medications that your doctor may prescribe. Some of these drugs are life-saving remedies with biological targets that interrupt disease progression
An article about why mental health professionals are in dire need of better treatment for PTSD, how MDMA-assisted psychotherapy works, and how important a treatment like this could be for addressing the immense burden of trauma in vulnerable communities, especially communities of color and low-income communities.