How Psychedelic Therapy Will Change Your Practice with Bessel van der Kolk & Monnica Williams

Read this article where Bessel van der Kolk & Monnica Williams speak about the use of psychedelics for the future of trauma healing.

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Back in 2018, when we first dedicated an entire magazine issue to exploring the idea of psychedelic therapy, it felt fringe. In citing the research and explaining how psychedelics could open up the human mind, we felt we were either preaching to a choir of clinicians who’d come of age in the 1960s or pushing hard on an envelope that the clinical establishment had sealed and declared off-limits to reputable, law-abiding therapists. Now, we’re in a very different place. It no longer seems necessary to convince people that psychedelics can be both safe and transformational: the therapeutic benefits are well documented, in scientific journals as well as in everyone’s newsfeeds. Attendance at the Psychedelic Science Conference in Denver last year more than quadrupled since the last time it was held in 2017. Increasing numbers of celebrities—NFL quarterbacks, famous actors, British royalty—have been speaking up about the ways psychedelics have helped them heal from conditions as varied as traumatic brain injury and chronic grief. The convergence of psychedelics and mental health appears to be all but inevitable—not a matter of if, but when.

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