Overview of how assisted therapy works

  1. Pre-treatment preparation: Patients undergo an extensive screening process to determine their eligibility for psilocybin-assisted therapy. They receive preparatory sessions to educate them about the treatment, manage expectations, and establish rapport with the therapist.

  2. Psilocybin administration: During the psilocybin session, patients are given a single dose of psilocybin in a controlled, supportive environment with trained therapists present. The dose is typically administered orally, either in capsules or mixed with a liquid. The patient is then instructed to lie down, wear eyeshades, and listen to music.

  3. Therapeutic support: During the psilocybin session, patients receive supportive therapy from trained therapists to help them navigate any difficult emotions or experiences that may arise. Therapists use a non-directive approach, allowing patients to guide their own experience while providing emotional support and guidance as needed.

  4. Integration: Following the psilocybin session, patients engage in a series of integration sessions to help them integrate the insights and experiences from the session into their daily life. Integration sessions may include reflection, journaling, and discussions with the therapist.

Protocols for Treatment

Blossom - A Protocol for Psilocybin Assisted Self-Development

Yale Manual for Psilocybin assisted therapy of depression

Playlists for Treatment

The Imperial College of London’s psilocybin for depression playlist

Johns Hopkins’ psilocybin research playlist

Chacruna Institute’s psilocybin playlist

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