How to Enhance your Psychedelic Transformation

Many of us are seeking opportunities to break out of our old ways, to grow, change, and develop into our best selves. Psychedelics can be a powerful catalyst to this change. Yet these medicines are not a "magic pill", but rather take intention, practice, and effort to work with and reap the rewards. Learn from Barbara Sanders, LCSW about how to enhance your transformation through psychedelic integration.

Mental Health and COVID-19, Intersecting Wicked Problems

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.

Crisis Management in Medicine: Why Psychedelic Medicine should play an enhanced role in the post-COVID era

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.

Now That It’s Over: What to do After You’ve Taken Psychedelics

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.

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Bridging Psychedelic Psychotherapy and Epigenetics

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

Longing To Grow Into One: Using Psychedelics To Treat PTSD In Couples

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

Even in the Heartbreaking Mess, There is Staggering Beauty

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.

A Model for Psychedelic-Assisted Re-Parenting

I’d like to share part of the map of a psychedelic journey that I’ve been sketching out over the past few years drawing from both personal experience and from my work as a psychotherapist and life coach. I’ll focus on three key points on this map: attachment issues, brain lateralization and meditation practice. We’ll see how connecting these points can reveal a promising path for healing our earliest and deepest wounds.

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