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.
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.
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.
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.
I share these words and this story with you because maybe, just maybe, today you needed to be told that you are bigger, better than you know. Maybe you needed someone to say, “I see you.” Maybe you needed to be reminded that your rough edges, your heartbreaking mess, holds within it staggering beauty. Please don’t hide, apologize, defer, shrink, or wait any longer. Shine (even if it feels scary and messy)… so that you can illuminate the world.
Although the ideal way to use ketamine likely entails receiving the treatment in a safe and comfortable setting, in an unrushed atmosphere, with a supportive psychotherapist or counselor nearby (or just a phone call away), this is not always the experience that the ever-growing number of ketamine treatment facilities offer their patients.
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
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
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.
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.