Psychology

Psychedelic therapy has a sexual abuse problem

Several women… said the psychedelic community was slow to show concern over the risk of sexual abuse. Tourists who travel to countries where psychedelics are permitted are also at risk by virtue of being in a new place with an unfamiliar culture, language, and legal system. Many psychedelics lower inhibition and create a sense of…

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…what’s [one of] the worst things that the wellness industry could do to psychedelics?

In the context of a for-profit system, there is a need to cut costs to remain competitive. Could expensive mental healthcare professionals be substituted for digital “equivalents?” If you think that psychedelic integration should be done through an app, raise your hand. Currently, though, COMPASS therapists are using [smart-phone app] – designed “training bot” which helps them “develop and…

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Psychology

Integrating a psychedelic trip

While “new above-ground” psychedelic integration therapy is a relatively new trend, therapists who work with “non-ordinary states of consciousness” are not. There are also therapists who work exclusively [within trusted methodologies developed since the 1950’s] with psychedelics since the 1970s, who have been offering integration as well as “dosing sessions” with actual substances. Original Article…

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Psychology

Love… romance [long-term relationships]

“Our point is that trauma falls on a spectrum and relationships themselves can be traumatic,” he explains. “What causes a lot of relationships to break down over time is traumatic or semi-traumatic events that take place either inside or outside the relationship. People start to close down and stop sharing with their partners. Insofar as…

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Psychology

…chemical romance

According to Earp and Savulescu, unhappily married couples with young kids are the best candidates for biochemical assistance because “when discord is high, divorce appears to benefit children, but when discord is low, divorce appears to harm children.” Children who are harmed by divorce, the authors note, often get “swept under the rug, usually in the…

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Psychedelics are back…

“There’s a lot of data out there showing that too little serotonin can lead to habitual repetitive thinking,” Austin De La Cruz, Pharm D., clinical assistant professor at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy, said. “An individual might think that they’re not good enough, no one understands them, no one loves them, everything is terrible.”…

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Psychology

…psychedelics heal without psychotherapy…

Therapists are a welcome and complementary addition to the psychedelic community. For many, they may deepen insights and support difficult emotions that arise in psychedelic healing processes. However, they should not attempt to assert themselves as the only conduit for psychedelic healing and/or gatekeepers of psychedelics in our society. Some have even suggested it unethical…

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Psychology

Why microdosing… should be [decriminalized]

Without a central tenant to either the cannabis or psychedelic movement, there’s no way to ensure these industries grow to be accessible or equitable. Why microdosing… should be [decriminalized and non-commodified access be made available]. How is it that in the cannabis industry, for instance, thousands of Drug War victims (mainly people of color) remain incarcerated…

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[Thoughts on] how to do psychedelics without [hurting] yourself

…how do you ensure that your trip on psychedelic[s] is revealing of your soul and not corrupting of your mental stability?  There’s a high probability that you, now that you’re in college, will come across psychedelics at least once during your higher education… psychedelics (with their mind-expanding quality) fit naturally at universities where young people…

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