LSD or REST? How Float Tanks Mimic the Therapeutic Effects of Psychedelics

  The journey out of chronic stress, anxiety and addiction can seem like an arduous one requiring continuous effort, but emerging research is showing that sometimes doing absolutely nothing at all- not even fighting gravity- can have long term benefits that bear many similarities to the effects of psychedelic treatments. Sensory deprivation or “flotation” tanks […]

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New Psilocybin Review: It’s Safe, Highly Effective and Begs Further Study

  A recent clinical review of psilocybin, the active compound in “magic mushrooms”, shows that it holds great promise in treating psychiatric conditions such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. This review of seven independent studies, authored by Kelan Thomas of Toura University California and published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, highlights both […]

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How Will We Train the Next Generation of Psychedelic Researchers and Therapists?

In MAPS’ proposal to the FDA for their MDMA-assisted psychotherapy research, director Rick Doblin wrote of their ongoing studies to treat PTSD: “At present, there are no parallels to [this research] because there are no psychoanalytic agents that therapists administer acutely to patients to enhance the psychotherapeutic process.” It’s true; there’s nothing quite like psychedelic […]

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