Remember the 90s commercial implying your brain on drugs was like smashing an egg with a frying pan? We’ve come a long way to learn that psychedelics have more opportunity to heal than we were told as kids. Dr Nicholas Bruss is here to talk to us about the leading advances of psychedelics in the cli
Publish Date: Sep 29, 2021
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Remember the 90s commercial implying your brain on drugs was like smashing an egg with a frying pan? We’ve come a long way to learn that psychedelics have more opportunity to heal than we were told as kids. Dr Nicholas Bruss is here to talk to us about the leading advances of psychedelics in the clinical therapy world. He informs us about the current research + his experience working in ketamine, MDMA, + psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression, trauma, + couples therapy.
In this episode you’ll hear:
What classifies a psychedelic + how does it work on the brain + body
What the war on drugs was really about
How Ketamine + MDMA have been proving to be powerful treatment for couples + for trauma
The stigma about psychedelics + creating compassionate, accurate conversation around it
Tough conversations about ethics, abuse of power + missing critical steps in the healing culture around psychedelics
Dr Cat’s personal experience in psychedelic assisted therapy for her PTSD
Ceremony culture + the importance of integration
How you can get involved + educated about psychedelics or becoming a psychedelic-assisted therapist
Ways we can preserve honor + reduce commoditization of psychedelics as they continue to roll out in the mainstream + psychotherapy world.
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Nicholas Brüss is an integrative psychotherapist and clinical researcher who specializes in helping people heal and grow with psychedelics-assisted psychotherapies. He's the co-founder and lead trainer at Psychedelic Coalition for Health, an organization for Psychedelic Medicine Education & Advocacy and offering clinical training in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy & Integration.
He was trained as a psychedelic therapist by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and is a co-therapist on the MAPS-sponsored FDA Phase III clinical trial of MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD in Los Angeles, CA.
Nicholas has provided ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) since 2017 and has been a certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist since 2015. He is a leader in psychedelic-assisted IFS therapy, the Clinical Director of Psychedelic Therapies at Hope Integrative Psychiatry, and a volunteer with MAPS’s Zendo Project. Having seen the power of psychedelic-assisted therapy, Nicholas advocates and educates for science over stigma and is inspired to provide reliable information and integrated training to work and explore with psychedelic medicines. Find out more about the symposium or training + connect with Dr Nick here: https://www.psychedeliccoalitionforhealth.com/
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