In addition to going on a journey together with the help of regular psychotherapy, we can also make a journey to yourself with the help of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy. The psychotherapy is supported by a micro, mini or macro dose of psychedelics, in this case psychedelic truffles, with the active substance psilocybin.
Psilocybin is the main psychedelic compound in both mushrooms and sclerotia, also known as truffles. In total, psilocybin is found in more than 200 different types of fungi. In the body, this compound is converted into psilocin. This is the connection that ultimately causes you to experience visual and mind-expanding effects. Psilocybin and psilocin are psychedelic tryptamines. The chemicals have a structure very similar to the structure of serotonin, a neurotransmitter with important roles in our brain. This neurotransmitter regulates things such as digestion, mood and a large part of our behavior. Because of this similarity, psilocin can bind to receptors in the brain intended for serotonin. The effect of psilocybin, among other things, is that you are more in touch with your feelings, you feel more connected to yourself and the world around you, it promotes your creativity and concentration and during a journey you can gain profound insights that you would normally not easily would have access to.
Although research into psychedelic assisted therapies was temporarily halted in the United States in the 1970s, interest in these treatments has increased dramatically. Recent studies increasingly show that this can help treat mental health conditions, from depression to addictions, anxiety, trauma and more. Psychedelic truffles are legally available in the Netherlands.
Psychedelic assisted psychotherapy is an emerging intervention used in the treatment of mental illness. People with certain conditions can benefit, ranging from depression to PTSD, eating disorders, substance abuse disorders, chronic illnesses and end-of-life issues.
Psychedelic psychotherapy is based on the concept of ‘the inner healing intelligence’, which means that healing is not an external but an internal process that relies on the innate wisdom of the body.
We will go on this journey together through a number of steps. Before you start your journey, you will set a number of intentions for yourself and we prepare the journey together by gaining a deeper insight into who you are and your life path. After the psychedelic journey we take plenty of time for the integration process, here we enter the meaning-making phase. We integrate psychedelic education with a wide range of expressive, art and other reflective techniques to guide you through an inter-, intra- and transpersonal experience that can awaken expanded forms of consciousness.