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Ketamine-assisted Psychotherapy (KAP): Mechanisms and Merits

Shannon Dames BsN, MPH, EdD Professor and Resilience Researcher Can we engage with ketamine to help us build capacity and education avenues to support the emergence of other psychedelics in the system? Yes! Once we absorb other psychedelic medicines (as they become legal) into the mental health toolbox, will ketamine go away? No! The Mental …

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Exploring Sacred Reciprocity at the Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum

By Andrea M. Langlois, MA When contemplating the gifts that I, a non-indigenous woman, have received from plant medicine traditions, several questions arise: How do I reciprocate? What meaning do I make of this bond that now exists between myself and traditional knowledge and medicine carriers? And more concretely, what does circulation of wealth look …

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Trail Blazing through Western Medicine

PLANTS AND PSYCHEDELICS 2020:Trail Blazing through Western MedicineArticle by Dr. Shannon DamesResearch is paving the way as we continue forging new pathways to interweave plant and psychedelic therapies with western medicine. While still controversial and prohibited in many areas, with research advancing so quickly, practitioners will be (or already are) integrating these medicines as powerful …

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Shrink Wrapped

The last decade of the twentieth century was a heady time for modern psychiatry. Fluoxetine was released in the mid 80’s and many other so-called anti-depressants followed on its heels. Though never proven, we touted the neurotransmitter deficit model for depression and truly believed that we were on the threshold of a major breakthrough in …

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TheraPsil Seeking Patients for Psilocybin Compassionate-Use Application

Article by Bruce Tobin, Ph.D. TheraPsil, a non-profit group dedicated to creating legal access to psilocybin for medical purposes, is expanding. To augment our core team of seven clinicians, we have now acquired a group of excellent support and administrative people, including new Operations Director Spencer Hawkswell, Research and Evaluation specialist Andras Lenart, and advisors Ken …

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The Relationship of Consciousness and Integrity

THE RELATIONSHIP OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND INTEGRITY Article by Duncan Grady, D. Min, MS Dec 13, 2019 I’d like to begin this brief article by quoting from the Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum; “The word “psychedelic” loosely translates to “mind-manifesting”: an expansion of consciousness in both its inward and outward aspects.” What an incredibly clear and beautiful way of connecting “consciousness” to …

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