TED TALK – THE FUTURE OF PSYCHEDELIC-ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY

Could psychedelics help us heal from trauma and mental illnesses? Researcher Rick Doblin has spent the past three decades investigating this question, and the results are promising. In this fascinating dive into the science of psychedelics, he explains how drugs like LSD, psilocybin and MDMA affect your brain — and shows how, when paired with psychotherapy, they could change the way we treat PTSD, depression, substance abuse and more.

As the founder of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, Rick Doblin crusades for the safe and legal use of psychedelics in therapy.

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Psychedelic therapy refers to therapeutic practices involving psychedelic drugs such as LSD, Psilocybin, DMT, Ketamine, Ayahuasca, and MDMA.

Psychedelic therapy refers to therapeutic practices involving psychedelic drugs such as LSD, Psilocybin, DMT, Ketamine, Ayahuasca, and MDMA.

ORIGINS

Humans have long consumed psychedelic substances derived from cacti, seeds, bark, and roots of various plants and fungi. Since ancient times, shamans and medicine men have used psychedelics as a way to gain access to the spirit world.

SAFE + MONITORED

In psychedelic therapy, in contrast to the use of conventional psychiatric medication which is taken by the patient regularly or as-needed, patients remain in an extended psychotherapy session during the acute activity of the drug and may spend the night at the facility.

TRANSFORMATIVE

During a session, therapists are nondirective and support the patient in exploring their inner experience. Patients participate in psychotherapy before the drug sessions to prepare them, and after the drug psychotherapy to help them integrate their experiences with the drug.

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DISCOVERY

Meet in confidentiality with one of Sacred BioScience professional consultants. These introductions are designed to learn more about you, as well as answer all of your questions. The first consultation will include physical and lifestyle assessments to ensure that you are suitable for experimental psychotherapy, and to help Sacred BioScience tailor a personal treatment plan just for you.

PREPARATION

Once our specialists have developed an alternative treatment plan for you, you will get access to an online educational portal. This is a great resource to learn about psychedelics and various alternative therapy practices. We will ask you to work through some questions and exercises at home to make sure you are clear about the process and what you can do to get the most benefit out of your treatment.

THERAPY

Think of your therapy as an immersive personal journey. Your specialist will assist you through several supervised therapy sessions over several weeks. After the ability to self-reflect by the profound experience of the therapy sessions, Sacred BioScience will start to work directly with you to discuss negative thought patterns and begin the process of breaking old personal habits.

INTEGRATION

After several sessions, you and your psychotherapy consultants will meet regularly to process your experience and develop a personal action plan. The plan is tailored to your personal challenges, lifestyle, and needs. Additional meditation and mindfulness tools are recommended and will deepen your self-awareness during your treatment and journey. Additional therapeutic exercise and mindfulness at home rounds out your integrated alternative treatment plan.

AFTER TREATMENT

Treatment sessions are just the start. Sacred BioScience want you to continue building your mental wellness after you have completed all of your alternative therapy sessions. Your therapy consultants will elevate you to take these lessons into your everyday life. Sacred BioScience offer sustainable resources to continue your wellness journey, while being available virtually for follow up consultations if needed.