More About Psychedelic Assisted Therapy
A Brief History of Psychedelic Psychotherapy
Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy was widely practiced all over Europe and North America in the 1950s and 1960s until psychedelic drugs were declared illegal in the early 1970s. After decades of dormancy, there is a worldwide groundswell of interest in these compounds, referred to as the Psychedelic Renaissance
Clinicians and researchers along with governments are working together to ‘fast track’ this BreakThrough research. As a result, Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapies are being researched all around the world as promising interventions for not only Treatment-Resistant Depression and PTSD, and other mental health problems like anxiety, but also existential issues related to end of life, health-related (cancer) anxiety and disorders to name just a few.
Psilocybin, MDMA and all the other hallucinogens are currently illegal to possess or use in countries like Canada and most states in the US. Fortunately, they are legal in other countries like Amsterdam, Peru, or Brazil where productive research and therapy blossoms. The only safe and legal way to obtain this treatment is to travel to a country where these medicines are legal or through a clinical trial. There are research centers in more than 25 countries around the globe. Clinical Trials are being planned at CAMH in Toronto Currently.
Early Research Findings
Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy has shown efficacy in :
- Mental Health – for Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Anger
- Personal Growth – for Productivity, Creativity, Achievement
- Post Traumatic Growth – for Creating Meaning and Purpose
- Spiritual Growth – Uniquely Yours to explore