The Nuclear Option: A Personal Story of Treating Social Anxiety with 5-MeO-DMT Psychedelic Therapy

Jacob was finally fed up with his debilitating social anxiety. As a successful businessman with a wife and kids, he had achieved what most people would call success, but for some reason his anxiety levels and social awkwardness seemed to be getting worse by the year. Having exhausted conventional treatment routes, Jacob started investigating alternative […]

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A New Class of Psychedelic Research and Therapy Specialists: Interview with Janis Phelps of CIIS

Anticipating a future that is increasingly friendly to psychedelic research and therapy, the California Institute of Integral Studies began a pioneering new program this year called the Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies & Research Certificate Program. This is a first-of-its-kind accredited certification program to train future therapists and counselors for psychedelic research and therapy. Heading this effort is […]

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Ancient Medicine in a Modern World: How Ayahuasca Can Heal the Plague of Depression and Anxiety

One can’t help but wonder—could the rise in people suffering from anxiety-related mental disorders be helped by the increased popularity of ayahuasca? While the industrialized world has delivered ever-increasing comfort, safety, and useful technology, it has also left a shadowy legacy of stress, isolation, and disconnection from nature and community. With more people than ever […]

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