Psychedelics, when combined with therapy, can work on both a chemical and emotional level to help people address mental health struggles.
On a chemical level, psychedelics work to increase neuroplasticity
, the brain’s ability to form new connections and pathways, which may expand the capacity for healing by encouraging the development of new thought patterns and/or increasing self-empathy. This can be a helpful supplement to the treatment of mental health symptoms through therapy.
On an emotional level, psychedelics can help us reconnect with our emotions, and revisit past traumas, stress and other difficult experiences from a safe and supported places. This allows us to reframe and process these experiences, reducing their negative impact on our daily lives.