Current Psychedelic - Assisted Psychotherapy Research Protocols Involve
Screening and preparation session (x3)
Treatment Sessions (x2)
Debriefing and Integration Sessions (x6)
Follow up (Surveys)
Administered under the supervision and guidance of a medical professional, experiential therapies use a high enough dose of drugs to produce a hallucinogenic experience. Trained therapists will guide you along every step of the way
Every element of the therapy session is specifically designed to provide the ideal set and setting for patients to receive the most effective & transformative healing experience possible.
Therapeutic Set & Setting
With the guidance of a professional, experiential 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.
Creating Potential for
What to expect from each session
Screening and Preperation
The screening and consenting 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.
In order to understand how effective these experimental treatments are compares to conventional treatments, follow up survey as used to capture data and will be used to clinically validate some of these more experimental forms of therapy. Data capture through surveys and questionnaires are imperative to the clinical development process. We are developing software that integrates all the appropriate surveys in a easy to use medically compliant platform for researchers and health clinicians.
Follow up and Surveys
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 thought patterns.
A mathematical representation showing the new routes of connections in a human brain a) without psilocybin and b) with psilocybin present in system
When watching the video above, most are surprised to learn that there are the same number of lines in both a) and b) -7200 to be exact. Brain a) is the conserving energy, What we are interested in is the dialogue which opens up between areas of the brain which previously in the DMN were not in communication with each other.
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.