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Psilocybin and Psychedelic Therapy

   Hello All,

This is Scott and I wanted to share some news.

For the past three years, I’ve had a “calling” to explore, lean and experience the benefits of different psychedelics through  guided journeys and with my own personal experiences. These journeys have included “deep dive” ceremonies and the transition into regular, integrative and safe microdosing practices.

The learning, experiences and results have been absolutely life changing. 

 I am more then happy to share my experiences, answers questions or provide as much information as I can about these experiences, the benefits, or any concerns with the use of psychedelics in a therapeutic and healing capacity.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, comments, etc. 

And stay tuned, there will be more exciting news to come soon.   As the legalization of psychedelics continues to unfold for use in  therapeutic work and settings, I am looking into opportunities for integrating these fabulous resources into the world of Rolfing and bodywork.

I will also continue to update this page with a ton of additional resources in regard to the ever evolving and exciting news of psychedelic research, safe use in therapeutic settings, informative sites, videos, testimonials, etc.   

It’s all very exciting and changing quickly.   

If you’ve paid any attention to any news, social media or etc recently, then you’ve probably heard some mention to the rapidly changing use, benefits and acceptance of psychedelics today. 

It seems each day and week there’s more sources discussing and highlighting the benefits of these amazing sacred medicines. 

 

Example: Michael Pollan; “How to Change Your Mind” documentary on Netflix. 

https://www.netflix.com/title/80229847

What is Microdosing?

Microdosing is best described as the practice of regularly consuming a very small amount of a psychedelic substance, usually 5–10% of a regular dose, with the intention of improving one’s quality of life.

Microdosing does not cause classic psychedelic effects such as visual disturbances; instead, microdosers experience more subtle, “sub-hallucinogenic”, effects from the practice. Microdosing is a practice that yields best results when it’s done over an extended period of time following a dosing scheme, or protocol. The exact effects and results of this practice depend greatly on the person, the substance, the dosage and many other personal factors such as their intention, their expectations and mindset. 

 

The subtle effects of microdosing most often mentioned:

  • More energy

  • More creativity

  • Clearer thinking 

  • Increased problem-solving ability

  • Increased focus

  • Increased awareness

  • Positive mood

  • Greater emotional connection with people around you

  • Being more present

 

Microdosing—Powerful substances in tiny amounts

Psychedelic means “that which makes the mind visible”. Psychologists and psychiatrists believed that the drugs they studied in the fifties and sixties (especially LSDpsilocybin, and mescaline) brought subconscious parts of ourselves to the conscious mind. In this way, one could see and process repressed feelings and memories. What all psychedelic substances have in common is that they induce a classic trip experience at high doses, they’re not addictive, and especially when microdosing, they pose hardly any risks in healthy people.

Positive experiences with microdosing

Psychedelics, and microdosing in particular, still require a lot of scientific research to fully understand their workings. Although some claim microdosing is nothing more than a placebo effect, a large body of anecdotal evidence demonstrates that microdosing can lead to physical, mental, and emotional improvement. Since 2010, Dr. James Fadiman, an American transpersonal psychologist, has been collecting microdosing reports from people around the world. His findings with numerous positive experiences serve as the foundation for the scientific quest into the world of microdosing. It comes as no surprise that he’s often coined “The Father of Microdosing”.

How does microdosing work?

What we do know is that psychedelic substances act on the serotonin (5-HT) receptors in our brain. Serotonin receptors are found throughout our nervous system and govern many aspects of our being, including mood, thinking, and bowel movements. Psychedelics bind most effectively to the 5HT-2A receptor, which is one of the receptors involved in learning, memory, and cognition. As a result, when consuming only a microdose of a psychedelic substance and thus avoiding the “classical trip,” it is believed that the brain can focus solely on the cognitive boost caused by these receptors.

Psychedelic substances suitable for microdosing:

Based on our own experience, the stories from our community, and the knowledge of our network of experts, we can verify that the following psychedelic substances can be safely and effectively used for microdosing:

What is microdosing not?

Microdosing is the practice of consuming a very small quantity of a psychedelic substance explicitly to increase health and wellbeing. Because the following non-psychedelic substances can be toxic, they won’t produce any beneficial effects associated with microdosing. Therefore, microdosing cannot be effectively and safely done with these non-psychedelic substances:

  • MDMA

  • Amphetamines

  • Cocaine

  • Heroin

  • Coffee

  • Sugar

  • Alcohol

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