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I have used psilocybin, mdma and ibogaine to explore life long, treatment resistant depression. They certainly loosened the soil & allowed me to access what was behind the depression and I integrated that new information using neurofeedback, IFS and somatic experiencing. It has been difficult and heartbreaking, but nowhere near as difficult as living a not-life of depression. It’s a long journey that goes way beyond the initial treatment with the psychedelic, but I’m ever so grateful to be able to access these catalysts that helped to deliver me home to myself, at last.
This is so delicious! Having done some ketamine treatments with my physician I know first hand how powerfully helpful and “ renewing” these psychedelics can be for those of us with ptsd, depression, addiction, and those of us needing the “rewriting” of our subconscious.
In the 70s when I was at university I developed my own system of micro dosing. I would add a tab of LSD to a small vial of Binaca, a brand of mouth freshener that was mostly alcohol.
I would put a drop under my tongue for a micro dose. It worked very well. I am glad the world is catching up to where we were 50 years ago
Changing the world for the better…looking forward to it.
This is very exciting work! So much gratitude to Michael, Jane, and Malia and the whole team at the Berkeley Center for putting this together. Looking forward to it and glad to know there will be such a high quality and reliable source for how the psychedelic renaissance continues to unfold.
Please discuss the dangers of self-medicating with psychedelics without the aid of clinicians. All this excitement drives people to experiment and self-medicate which in many ways can be detrimental to one's health. A bad tip can often be traumatic and long-lasting.
Any suggestions or experience with practitioners in Northern California. Would be happy to discuss off this site.
Does anyone know if psilocybin, mdma, etc. has been used to treat obesity? The implications for global health and the entire healthcare system are immense. If we could tweak the brain such that we could turn off desire for sugar and processed food, desire health, desire self-love…. Obviously, there is no hope that food producers will provide simple, good food…greed takes over. I’d sign up for this research as a person with life-long weight probs and life-long mental and emotional disruption.
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That's awesome! Thanks for the lead. I support the initiative in all mentioned aspects. I'll spread out the word in my network around the world! Let's strengthen the mycelium network.
Hi. Greetings from Sydney, Australia. Whilst just a novice to the 'psychedlic rennaisance' I am absolutely deilghted and relieved to have come across the world of Ketamine and psychedlics. As a recent 'super-responder' to clinically administered Ketomine micro-dosing, my newly acquired knowledge, my life has once again returned me to the land of the living. My hope, like yours, is to get the message out to the rest of the world, specifically to medical practitioners and those suffering debiltating mental health disorders, whom are often impeded by governmental red tape and obfuscation. I am dedicated to advocating for those who can ill afford breakthrough therapies to access pschedelic treatments for mental health disorders. My devastating four year journey battling with treatment resistance bipolar1 has hopefully has taken a turn for the best life I can lead. Thank you :)
I just finished writing an essay on Microdosing and Mindfulness and received a Tweet from Michael Pollen advertising this site. Holy Synchronicity.
Hi, recently bought your book on Amazon which is now on my to do list. Alcoholic by trade,I first read of this stuff in The Telegraph last year,and, you are part of my own research. I am very much in need of part of my head fixing. Regards, new and upcoming student. If anyone wants to get get in touch or if there are any connections i.e twitter etc, please let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org
LOVE this idea of the newsletter - so important and much needed. Michael, can you suggest someone other than yourself I could interview on my podcast to help spread the word?? https://debbieweil.com/podcast
I suffer from Fibromyalgia and depression. I am looking for places to find the treatment I need.