“As long as you keep secrets and suppress information, you are fundamentally at war with yourself…The critical issue is allowing yourself to know what you know. That takes an enormous amount of courage.”
― Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
What is psilocybin?
Psilocybin is a naturally occurring psychoactive compound found in more than 200 species of fungi around the world. Commonly referred to as “magic mushrooms” or “hallucinogenic mushrooms”, they cause a psychedelic (or “mind revealing”) experience for the consumer, including changes in mood, perception, behavior, and expand one’s understanding of past, present, and future experiences. Psilocybin has been used for millennia by indigenous tribes for spiritual and medicinal purposes and continues to be widely used today.
A growing number of medical and academic research studies have confirmed psilocybin’s many benefits, and it is slowly becoming a widespread means of treating various physical and mental diseases (“dis+ease”). Described by many as a “life-changing” experience, Psilocybin helps improve one’s general state of mind and body. Known to bypass the restrictive circuit of the “default mode network” in the brain, psilocybin is thought to increase connectivity throughout the entire brain, repairing connections which have been previously shut down due to depression or disuse. Several studies have shown the benefits of psilocybin in the functioning of the brain even after just a single dose. It is therefore with great joy that I can offer safe, therapeutic sessions in which clients can use psilocybin legally.
Are there risks to psilocybin?
Just like anything else in life, there is some inherent risk; however, with adequate mental preparation, when done in a safe and secure environment with professional trip-sitters present to tend to the voyager’s physical and emotional needs throughout their journey, the risks are dramatically reduced.
- Contrary to popular belief, psilocybin is not addictive, and in fact, helps combat addiction.
- Studies have shown that a lethal dose is 3,000 times higher than the average dose taken.
- Some rare contraindications include intakes along with other substances, like certain antidepressants, or severe mental conditions like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.
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I have over 10 years of experience in harm reduction and ‘trip sitting’