Exploring the Benefits of Psychedelic Therapy
- Understand the psychotomimetic model.
Research the psychotomimetic model, which was first made public in 1953 when Maclean’s magazine published an article about a journalist's experience with LSD.
- Understand the psycholytic model.
Learn about the psycholytic model, which involves using low doses of LSD and psilocybin to help patients access and discuss difficult or repressed material.
- Create a safe and comfortable environment.
Use decorations such as pictures, music, flowers, and diamonds to create a pleasant atmosphere.
- Administer the drugs.
Give the drugs in small doses, usually no higher than 150 micrograms.
- Encourage the patient to explore their thoughts and feelings.
Ask the patient to explore their thoughts and feelings without judgement.
- Analyze the results.
Examine the results of the therapy and look for connections between the patient's recollections and contemporaneous reports.
- Evaluate the success.
Assess the success of the therapy by looking at the patient's improvement in cases of anxiety neurosis, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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