Psychedelic-assisted therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves the supervised use of a psychedelic in a health clinic by a therapist.
With the guidance of a trained therapist, psychedelic assisted-therapies have been shown to catalyse transformation in patients’ mental health by enabling patients to open themselves up to new insights, meaningful emotions and experiences for a deeper access to healing. Our goal is to ensure that safe and effective clinical practices are implemented with the delivery of these treatments to create positive change.
The Treatment Journey
Trained therapists help patients feel comfortable about the dosing experience, explore their life history, their intentions and ultimately help them build a positive relationship.
The patient is supervised by the therapy team as the medicine is administered in a calm room. The patient is encouraged to lie down, listen to music and use eye shades to enhance the experience.
The therapist works with the individual to interpret and identify insights from the psychedelic experience with the goal of achieving meaningful long-term change.
Individuals are encouraged to use additional approaches to reflect and continue their healing outside of the clinic setting.
Therapeutic Set & Setting
Creating Potential for
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It is this key factor which is thought to create an opportunity for healing in an individual using psilocybin treatment in conjunction with the guidance of a trained therapist.
Trained staff guide participants through every step of the process and aim to help you break through mental barriers and create more harmony in your life by retraining negative behaviours and thought patterns.
Screening and Preperation
The screening and informed consent process is conducted by a Psychiatrist or Medical Doctor. The screening period is the time to gather participant history and to begin establishing an effective therapeutic alliance so the patient can feel supported and at ease during the treatment sessions.
Preparation sessions teach patients how to set intentions, develop a open, expansive and receptive mindset as well as tips for navigating and feeling at ease during the experience, all in order to maximise the potential benefit of the session. The also provide an important opportunity for the therapists and study staff to address the participant’s questions and concerns.
There are consent forms and questionnaires that need to be completed,
The patient is encouraged to become comfortable on a like normal therapy, the rooms are designed specifically for the session and when ready the patient is receive a capsule of medicine. With psilocybin assisted therapy patients listen to specially designed soundtracks designed to evoke emotion and introspection. The patient is able to talk with your therapist whenever they need but an eye mask is recommended to help shift focus internally.
During the session, patients often report feelings of creativity, purpose, perspective, serenity, insight, inspiration, gratitude, empathy, connection with others and the world, openness to new ideas, psychological rebirth, and traveling outside of one’s self, among others. You may also experience visual, auditory, and other sensory effects.
Integration is the psychological support element of the therapy, which is considered to be as important as the pharmacological effects of psilocybin. After each treatment session trained therapists will guide you through a debriefing and talk therapy sessions. Patients are encouraged to discuss their experiences of the psilocybin session and 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 behavioral patterns.
A chance to explain and unravel your experience and insights you may have had that could translate into addressing unhelpful thoughts patterns, destructive behaviours, painful emotions which can stand in the way of mental clarity and behavioural autonomy.