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What are psychedelics?

Psychedelics is an umbrella term for certain types of drugs that are known for their psychoactive effects, and increasingly for their vast therapeutic potential. They include certain types of plants and fungi, as well as synthetic compounds.
To learn more about how we use psychedelics to treat a range of mental health conditions, book an informational call with one of our health navigators.

What is psychedelic assisted therapy?

Psychedelic-assisted therapy is a form of therapy that involves the use of psychedelic medicines such as psilocybin, MDMA, and ketamine to facilitate mental wellness, therapeutic breakthroughs, and insight.
While still largely restricted to research settings, psychedelic-assisted therapy is a broad term that encompasses a number of different approaches and protocols using psychedelic medicines, and involves protocols and practices that have been studied since the 1950s. Though psychedelics like LSD showed promise as therapeutic agents in those early years, a period of prohibition starting in the 1960s and through the early 2000s significantly hindered the research and development of these modalities.

The last decade has seen a significant body of encouraging research supporting the efficacy of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy for a number of mental health issues, especially depression, anxiety, addiction, and trauma. Though most psychedelics are still regulated substances, the legal and medical landscape is changing quickly, and more treatment options are starting to become available to the general public.

How does it work?

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 expands our capacity for healing and encourages the development of new thought patterns and self-empathy. This can be incredibly helpful when struggling with mental health symptoms.

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.

Is psychedelic-assisted therapy available now?

Yes, Numinus currently offers a variety of psychedelic services, including ketamine treatment and psychedelic integration. Browse our full list of services below.

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The Healing Potential of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy for Eating Disorders
This blog post explores the emerging field of psychedelic-assisted therapy for eating disorders, shedding light on its promising benefits and the implications it may have for the future of treatment.
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Feeling Clearly: How Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Helped a Father Overcome Severe Social Anxiety and Childhood PTSD
This blog post explores the emerging field of psychedelic-assisted therapy for eating disorders, shedding light on its promising benefits and the implications it may have for the future of treatment.
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MAPS Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance – Season 2 Episode 10 with Drs. Reid Robison & Adele Lafrance
This blog post explores the emerging field of psychedelic-assisted therapy for eating disorders, shedding light on its promising benefits and the implications it may have for the future of treatment.
July 20, 2023

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