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Join our 4 hour psychedelic crash course for therapy and medical professionals – An interactive live session and Q&A
What are psychedelics? Their place in our history? Why the psychedelic boom? What does science tell us? What are people experiences? What are the implications for mental health care?
What can we learn? What should we know?
From treating depression, anxieties, end of life distress in terminal cancer patients to the mystical experiences. What is it like to experience a psychedelic?
The risks, contraindications, stories of healing and the honest realities of working with these compounds. Magic Psilocybin truffles are used on thousands of people in The Netherlands. Other illegal compounds are used in ceremonies and retreats too. How is it affecting people? How can people benefit? What risks are involved?
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Paloma David was born in Bogotá, Colombia. While pursuing her bachelor’s in Cultural Anthropology at the National University of Colombia she encountered the perplexing ayahuasca (yagé) tradition in her home country. Marveled by the mystery of the effects of the brew on human consciousness as well as the puzzling ritual around it, she decided to continue her studies by pursuing a Research Master’s in Religious Studies at the University of Amsterdam.
She has conducted fieldwork research on the contemporary uses of ayahuasca in rainforests, capital cities, and digital settings, as she is characterized by her qualitative research skills. Her interests include psychedelic research, the promising therapeutic use of these substances, and the current use of psychedelics in Europe and Latin America.
She is currently the head of R&D at the Amsterdam Psychedelic Research Association while collaborating with the Open Foundation in organizing the coming ICPR [video]. Likewise, she is training in gestalt therapy in Bogotá and will start training with Vital (Psychedelics Today) in psychedelic therapy and integration.
Ben Malcolm PharmD, MPH, BCPP
I received my bachelor’s degree (BS) in pharmacology at the University of California at Santa Barbara, prior to continuing my education with a Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Masters in Public Health (MPH) and at Touro University California.
I completed two years of post-graduate residency training; the first in General Pharmacy Practice at Scripps Mercy Hospital and one in Psychiatric Pharmacy at University of California at San Diego Health. After residency training I began my career as an Academician at Western University of Health Sciences (WUHS), College of Pharmacy and obtained Board Certification in Psychiatric Pharmacy (BCPP).
I envision a society in which access to psychedelic drugs in a variety of safe and supported settings is available for purposes of psychospiritual well-being, personal development, ceremonial sacraments, and treatment of mental illness. To serve this vision I began a psychopharmacology consulting practice and educational website – spiritpharmacist.com – to help persons understand the interaction potential and optimal clinical approaches to psychedelic therapies when persons are taking traditional psychiatric medications.
More about Ben’s services: www.spiritpharmacist.com
Luc van Poelje
Luc is the founder CEO of Psychedelic Insights BV/Ltd. Psychedelic Insights provides the psychological guidance of psychedelic experiences in the Netherlands. They use legal fresh magic psilocybin truffles in high dose protocols.
His life (choices) changed after Psilocybin and Ayahuasca experiences in 2013. Luc ran a emotional health education service for 4 years, including (walking) therapy and lifestyle coaching, and was a public speaker on mental well-being for schools and especially in youth prisons where he gave 40+ talks on emotional health where he inspired the most serious offenders in The Netherlands.
What is the Psychedelic Insights’ mission? Professional and experienced staff, providing psychological guidance of safe psychedelic experiences. We choose to work with authentic and unique individuals who form our trans-disciplinary team. Psychedelic Insights’ facilitators come from varying scientific, psychological, psycho-therapeutic, and international and cultural backgrounds and, together, they form a stable, passionate, and warmhearted team, to provide each client with the best opportunity to benefit from the potential of psilocybin. Having screened and guided about 300 clients in high dose psychedelic experiences he is eager to share what he and his trip guides learned.
In September 2021 a group of 9 military veterans followed a protocol by ‘Psychedelic Insights BV’ to assess and measure the results of their mental wellbeing, and document their experiences. Neurologist Luisa Prochazkova, a PHD candidate at Cognitive Neuroscience at Leiden University, led the observational pilot study. This is the teaser of the documentary about the veterans describing their high dose magic psilocybin truffle experiences.
Luc is a Royal Netherlands Marine Corps veteran, plant medicine advocate, entrepreneur, ocean sailor, mountaineer, and rain forest explorer. Above all, he is a dad to his daughter Sam (2006).
He is a proponent of keeping these sacred medicines alive inside you, by “doing the medicine”; such as Psilocybin truffles, LSD, 5meo-DMT, Ayahuasca & MDMA
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