In these first preparation sessions, the therapist and patient get to know each other and form a trusting relationship, so the patient can feel supported and at ease during the psilocybin session.
The patient lies down in a room designed specifically for the session. Administration of psilocybin capsule. Patients listen to a specially designed soundtrack and wear an eye mask to help shift focus internally. The whole experience typically lasts 6-8 hours. A therapist and an assisting therapist are present throughout
Patients are encouraged to discuss their experiences of the psilocybin session. The goal is for patients, with guidance from their therapist, to generate their own insights and ideas from the experience to change unhelpful emotional and behavioural patterns.