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Join our 4 hour psychedelic crash course for therapy and medical professionalsAn 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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The Speakers

About

Paloma David


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.

About

Stephan Tap

Stephan Tap – clinical neuro-psychologist


Stephan Tap first completed his Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology at Hogeschool NTI Leiden during the apex of the psychedelic renaissance. He became enthralled by the scientific literature and decided to pursue an academic career by following a Pre-master and Master of Science in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Leiden.

Stephan currently works as a research assistant and teacher at the clinical neuropsychology department of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. More specifically, he is involved in a pharmacological MRI project that investigates sex differences in alcoholism (more).

In addition to his primary job functions, he has a function at the OPEN Foundation, particularly the Interdisciplinary Conference for Psychedelic Research 2022 (ICPR 2022), and the Amsterdam Psychedelic Research Association (APRA).

At both organizations, he generally focuses on creating content such as writing articles, videos, etc. Meanwhile, Stephan explores the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying psychedelics when used for the treatment of alcoholism.

About

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.

War veteran retreat documentary trailer with observational study (psychedelicwarriors.com)

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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