What, Exactly, Does Psychedelic Therapy Involve?

Psychedelic therapy is a form of therapy that provides a patient a psychedelic trip within a controlled setting.

While rare in the United States, these sessions are more common in Latin America and the Netherlands. 

Psychedelic-assisted experiences tend to have profound and life-altering effects for patients. Promising studies show it reduces the effects of mental illnesses and dependancy.

A medical professional, such as a therapist, always guides psychedelic therapy sessions. That’s why it’s important to avoid self-medicating psychedelics, as there are risks involved.

What Is Psychedelic Therapy And How Does It Work?

Clinics generally arrange a room to feel rather like a living room or otherwise comfortable, homey space.

Therapists are present throughout the entire trip, usually lasting between four and eight hours. Therapists generally remain silent, only occasionally offering assistance and guidance where needed.

If entering a session hesitantly, a bad trip often occurs. Through proper preparation with his or her therapist, patients can avoid such experiences.

What Can A Patient Expect During Psychedelic Therapy

Psilocybin is the most common drug during psychedelic therapy. In controlled studies or clinical environments, MDMA is available.

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