Psychology

Why taking psychedelics is a lot like scuba diving…

how about the mental healthcare therapists and psychiatrists who work with psychedelics, in clinical trials and beyond – shouldn’t they also be experienced psychedelic divers before they work with these substances? Well. This is a sensitive question, I’ve come to realize. I have been hesitant to speak my mind about it…

There are many parallels between scuba diving and taking psychedelics. A psychedelic journey is an embodied experience that takes you into the depths of your mind and consciousness. A brief visit to a magical – and sometimes equally terrifying – world. There are no apt words to describe such a dive into our deep inner realms: reading about it will only prepare you to a certain extent. When people come out of the water, they are often thrilled, mesmerized or awe-struck. Some people come out transformed. There is immense potential for healing in these deep and mysterious waters of the psyche. Psychedelic experiences often introduce the diver to a greater sense of purpose and connection. It’s very natural that people would want to share these experiences with others. That they want to take others on their first dive…

Original Article (Psychedelic coach):
Why taking psychedelics is a lot like scuba diving & important message for aspiring psychedelic guides
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