In this interview, Janis Phelps talks about their psychedelic-assisted therapy program at the CIIS. Together with Torsten Passie, she will facilitate an online workshop about the theoretical and practical aspects of psychotherapy with psychedelics (23rd Oct)
By Andreea Prisecaru Eduardo Schenberg scores high on the list of most adventurous psychedelic researchers. Performing his research in Acre, a region in the border between Brasil and Peru he found ‘’One of the most well-conserved indigenous territories where Huni Kui people kept the Nixi Pae traditions very alive.” Nixi Pae is what is more commonly known as ayahuasca. E. Schenberg met with Huni Kui, Ashaninka and other indigenous people to propose a study about the neurobiology of ayahuasca with EEG recordings. He collaborated […]
The rapid spread of psychedelics throughout society is prompting fascinating discussions around the political aspects of these substances and their study. Questions about their capacity to shift people’s ideologies towards liberalism and the suspicion elicited by the actors financing psychedelic trials have contributed to this heated political debate. Are liberal or progressive ideas inherent to […]
Laboratory research at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has included administering psilocybin to healthy volunteers, psychologically distressed cancer patients, cigarette smokers seeking abstinence, ordained clergy, as well as beginner and long-term meditators. The results from several studies suggest that mystical-type experiences appear to mediate sustained positive changes in attitudes, mood, and behavior. However, individuals responding […]
By Aleksi Hupli Although controversial only a few years ago, there is ample evidence that psychedelics can help in the fight against addictions (use disorders). Over the past decades, there have been multiple studies looking into the workings of psychedelics in the field of addiction. Multiple trials have concluded that there are indeed possibilities to […]
Psychiater Tijmen Bostoen werkt als trauma-expert in Centrum ‘45, waar binnenkort een gerandomiseerd gecontroleerd onderzoek (of RCT) van start gaat met mdma in de behandeling van PTSS. Daarnaast behandelt Bostoen sinds dit jaar patiënten die zowel een psychotrauma als een depressie hebben met ketamine, aan het LUMC. Daarmee is hij één van de weinige psychiaters […]
MDMA is on the brink of becoming accepted as a legal medication in therapy. What will be its applications, its legal status, and what did its journey look like?
Anthropologists Jeremy Narby and David Dupuis discuss their experiences studying ayahuasca abroad and at home.
Theories linking DMT to near-death-experiences have circulated persistently – yet the scientific evidence just doesn’t seem to be there.
By Alberto Cantizani Even if psychedelics have long been regarded as tools to explore or expand one’s consciousness, they have only been picked up by consciousness researchers rather recently. Experiments with LSD, Psilocybin or DMT are starting to offer helpful insights to scientists about the nature of consciousness, mind and brain. We asked Enzo Tagliazucchi […]