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The Impact of Psychedelic and Near-Death Experiences on Attitudes Towards Death

This study explores how psychedelic and near-death experiences transform attitudes towards death. Findings reveal both experiences significantly reduce fear of death and enhance spiritual significance, with ayahuasca and DMT showing particularly strong positive effects. This research offers promising implications for therapeutic applications in addressing end-of-life anxiety.


The Paradox of Letting Go in Psychedelic Experiences

At a Numinous Ways retreat, Ben is guided by Sam, a facilitator, through the complex tension between control and surrender inherent in psychedelic experiences. While daily life requires control for stability, psychedelic journeys demand letting go to access deep transformative potential. This paradox challenges Ben, as maintaining control can cause anxiety and resistance, yet surrendering…


Exploring the Connection Between Psychedelics and our Relationship with Nature

The 2019 study on psychedelics and nature connection offers transformative insights into improving mental health and environmental stewardship. Through tracking individuals before and after psychedelic experiences, results unveiled a significant boost in nature-relatedness that persisted for an extended period post-experience. This shift elevated psychological well-being and hinted at psychedelics’ potential to nurture deeper environmental consciousness.…


Reflections by the Water: Prelude to a Transformative Journey

In the serene ambiance of Pension Homeland near Amsterdam, Sam, one of our lead facilitators, shares his prelude to a transformative experience. On the threshold of the Numinous Ways retreat, he meditates on the tranquil waters’ edge, contemplating the journey ahead. Sam’s narrative intertwines the anticipation of guiding participants through their psychedelic explorations with reflections…


Unlocking the Psyche: Introducing the Psychedelic Preparedness Scale

Discover the Psychedelic Preparedness Scale (PPS), a breakthrough tool designed to optimize the safety and effectiveness of psychedelic experiences. Developed through collaborative research, the PPS offers a comprehensive measure of an individual’s readiness for psychedelic therapy, emphasizing the importance of preparation in enhancing therapeutic outcomes. This innovative scale opens new avenues for personalized and safer…


Exploring the Transformative Power of Ayahuasca-Induced Personal Death Experiences

The 2023 study on Ayahuasca-induced Personal Death (APD) experiences reveals their transformative impact on individuals’ attitudes towards life, death, and the environment. Documenting APDs as common yet profound occurrences during ayahuasca ceremonies, the research highlights their association with a deeper acceptance of mortality and a significant increase in environmental concern. These findings suggest APDs not…


How Psychedelics Alter Our Beliefs

In our quest for deeper understanding and personal transformation, psychedelics have emerged as powerful tools, offering profound insights and altering our perception of reality. Historically revered in various cultures for their spiritual significance, these substances are now gaining recognition in modern society for their potential to catalyse significant shifts in worldview. This blog post delves…


Exploring the Intersections of Lucid Dreams and Psychedelic States: A Journey Through Consciousness

In the realm of human consciousness, few experiences are as mystifying and profound as lucid dreams and psychedelic states. These fascinating states of being have long captivated the minds of philosophers, scientists, and spiritual seekers alike. In this exploration, we embark on a journey to understand the intersections and divergences of these two remarkable phenomena.…


Psilocybin for Depression and Anxiety: A Path to Transpersonal Healing

In our continuous journey to understand and alleviate the burdens of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety, the exploration of alternative therapies has led to a ground-breaking area of study: the use of psilocybin. Psilocybin, a naturally occurring psychedelic compound found in certain mushrooms, has recently garnered significant attention in the medical and psychological…


What is MDMA Therapy?

In recent years, the world of mental health therapy has witnessed the emergence of a revolutionary approach: MDMA Therapy. This in-depth guide delves into the intricacies of MDMA Therapy, unravelling its potential in treating various mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. We’ll explore its legal status in the UK, its effectiveness, and…


Music For Psychedelic Therapy

Embarking on a psychedelic journey can be a deeply transformative experience, and the role of music in this process is often pivotal. In this blog post, we’ll explore the intricate relationship between soundtracks and psychedelic therapy. We’ll delve into why music is a crucial component in these sessions, the types of music that enhance the…


Exploring the Role of Psychotherapy in Psychedelic Treatments for Psychiatric Disorders

The article “Treatment with psychedelics is psychotherapy: beyond reductionism” challenges the conventional view of psychedelic treatments in psychiatry as merely biological interventions. It advocates for recognizing the essential role of psychotherapy, not just as a safety measure, but as a vital component that works in tandem with the biological effects of psychedelics. This approach calls…


Exploring New Horizons in Bipolar II Treatment: Psilocybin with Psychotherapy

The study “Single-Dose Synthetic Psilocybin With Psychotherapy for Treatment-Resistant Bipolar Type II Major Depressive Episodes” presents a novel approach in treating Bipolar II disorder. Focusing on patients unresponsive to traditional treatments, it combines a single dose of synthetic psilocybin with psychotherapy. Conducted at Sheppard Pratt Hospital, the trial shows significant improvement in depressive symptoms, as…


What Are Psychedelics? An In-depth Introduction

Psychedelics, substances that have long captivated human curiosity, are more than just compounds that alter perception and mood. They are gateways to a realm of consciousness that extends far beyond ordinary experience. This blog post seeks to unravel the mysteries surrounding these powerful substances. We will explore their essence, historical significance, current applications, and potential…


Guided Psychedelic Therapy in the UK – A Complete Guide

In recent years, the world of mental health treatment has witnessed an unconventional approach that has been steadily gaining traction – psychedelic therapy. This innovative therapeutic method has garnered attention for its potential to address a broad spectrum of mental health challenges, from treatment-resistant depression and anxiety to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and addiction. This…


Psychedelic Therapy Training in the UK

In recent years, the conversation surrounding mental health has become increasingly nuanced, acknowledging that traditional methods alone may not always suffice. This recognition has given rise to a deeper exploration of unconventional yet promising therapies, such as psychedelic therapy. This progressive approach, using substances like psilocybin or MDMA under the guidance of trained professionals, has…


How to Become a Psychedelic Therapist in the UK

Are you interested in becoming a psychedelic therapist in the UK? Psychedelic-assisted therapy stands on the precipice of potentially redefining mental health treatment. As more research emerges, we find that compounds such as psilocybin, LSD, and MDMA have shown remarkable potential in fostering therapeutic breakthroughs and could effectively address conditions like depression, anxiety, PTSD, and…


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