March 29, 2022

Psychedelic safety at Numinus

At Numinus, your safety is our top priority. To help us meet that commitment, Numinus has put in place policies and protocols to protect our clients while they access our therapists and services. 

Psychedelic-assisted therapy offers strong potential to help individuals struggling with issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. In research trials, compounds used in psychedelic-assisted therapies—such as MDMA, psilocybin, and ketamine—have been found to be safe from a human toxicology perspective and, while research is ongoing, may provide substantial improvement over available pharmacotherapies in terms of both safety and efficacy. 

We recognize that there can be risks to clients while under the influence of psychedelic substances and potentially for days or weeks following administration when close attention is not paid to the appropriateness of the clinical setting, the therapeutic protocols, or the calibre of attending therapist(s). Specifically, people undergoing psychedelic-assisted therapy may be vulnerable to manipulation and exploitation for a period before, during, and after psychedelic experiences. Additionally, many people seeking psychedelic-assisted therapy have unresolved trauma and are at risk of re-traumatization if accompanied by unskilled practitioners. 

To mitigate risks, Numinus has implemented strict processes for the recruitment and training of highly skilled and professional therapists with expertise in trauma-informed therapy. All Numinus therapists have passed criminal record checks in their local jurisdictions. In addition, they must comply with our Numinus Code of Ethics for Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy that prioritizes client care and safety. 

Numinus’s protocols are based on international best safety practices, and our clinic infrastructure has been specifically developed for client safety. A range of safeguards are in place, including the recording of psychedelic sessions. Storage of the recording is secure and confidential and meets all medical regulatory standards. 

All safety protocols are explained to clients as part of our admission procedures, and all our services are in compliance with local, provincial, and federal health regulations. 

To learn more, book a free info call today.