The Future of Talk Therapy?
Today there’s growing interest in the use of psychedelic substances, once considered therapeutically off-limits, in the clinical treatment of PTSD, depression, addictions, and a range of other conditions. The principles on which these healing pathways are based have been shown to be validated by psychoneuroimmunology and interpersonal neurobiology. This workshop will look at the distinctive experiences of both clients and therapists that psychedelics can facilitate. You’ll examine what the current research indicates regarding:
- The differences among various psychedelic substances and their potential uses in a therapeutic setting
- The process of introducing and preparing for a psychedelic-based session with a client
- How to integrate what has been experienced and learned in a psychedelic journey after the session
Gabor Maté, MD, a family practitioner for over three decades, is the author of four bestselling books, including When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection and In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction. His upcoming books include The Myth of Normal: Illness and Health in an Insane Culture.