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Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

Psychedelic-assisted therapy refers to the therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs such as LSD, psilocybin, DMT, mescaline, and MDMA under strict professional supervision. Clients are prepared in advance by the therapist and then helped afterward to integrate and understand their experience with the drug. In a psychedelic-assisted therapy session, the client is administered the drug and then, as the drug takes effect, guided by the therapist to explore their feelings and experience. Both client and therapist remain in session until the drug wears off completely. Follow-up sessions help the client fully integrate their experiences. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

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Revealing the Mind: The Promise of Psychedelics

Nearly every culture throughout history has used chemicals that alter consciousness for spiritual exploration. In the 20th century these drugs caught the attention of scientists. Psychedelics, as they were named, proved effective at treating intractable illnesses like depression and addiction.

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The Treasure Called the Psilocybes: Paul Stamets

In the second half of an extended talk at SAND 18, Paul Stamets, author, mycologist, medical researcher and entrepreneur, tells stories of the early years of research into psychoactive mushrooms, and describes a number of species and their characteristics, in particular psilocybes.

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Roland Griffiths, Ph.D. on Psilocybin, Psychedelic Therapies & Mystical Experiences

Dr. Roland R. Griffiths is a clinical pharmacologist at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Griffiths has been researching mood-altering compounds for over 40 years, has published over 360 times, and started the psilocybin research program at Johns Hopkins nearly 2 decades ago.

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Ralph Metzner, Ph.D. (on Report from Santa Fe)

This week’s guest on “Report from Santa Fe” is Ralph Metzner, PhD, psychologist, writer, and researcher, who participated in psychedelic research at Harvard University in the early 1960s with Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (later named Ram Dass).

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Hofmann’s Potion—Albert Hofmann LSD Documentary

By the mid-1950s, LSD research was being published in medical and academic journals all over the world. It showed potential benefits in the treatment of alcoholism, drug addiction, and other mental illnesses. This film explores those potential benefits, and the researchers who explored them.

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Michael Pollan - Psychedelics and How to Change Your Mind | Bioneers

As one of our most brilliant and clear-eyed explorers of such topics as plant intelligence and how we feed ourselves, Michael will share his luminous insights from what began as investigative reportage and became a very personal interior journey into the mystery of consciousness and the nature of sp...

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How to Change Your Mind | Michael Pollan | Talks at Google

Michael Pollan has written 5 New York Times best sellers including Food Rules; In Defense of Food; and The Omnivore’s Dilemma.

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The Future Is Your Brain on Drugs | Jamie Wheal on Impact Theory

Meet the man to whom Fortune 500 companies like Cisco, Nike, and Google look to help unlock peak employee performance.

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Jamie Wheal - Rethinking God, Sex and Death for a World That's Lost Its Mind - Part 1/2 | London Real

Jamie Wheal is the Executive Director of the Flow Genome Project and expert in the neuro-physiology of human performance. For over a decade he has advised Fortune 500 companies like Google, Nike, and Red Bull, as well as the U.S. Naval War College, on strategy, execution, and leadership.

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Psychedelics: Treating Addiction, Depression and Anxiety with Dr. Roland Griffiths

Psychedelics were the subject of serious medical research in the 1940s to the 1960s, when many scientists believed some of the mind-bending compounds held tremendous therapeutic promise for treating a number of conditions including severe mental health problems and alcohol addiction.

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