ICPR 2016: Marcela Ot’alora – Using MDMA for trauma integration

Sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic studies (MAPS), this Phase II clinical pilot study explores the safety and efficacy of administering MDMA in conjunction with Psychotherapy to participants with treatment resistant Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Evidence in completed phase II trials, and preliminary findings [...]

21 July 2017|

ICPR 2016: Alicia Danforth – Exploring MDMA-assisted therapy as a new pathway to social adaptability for autistic adults

The first randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled Phase 2 study of MDMA-assisted therapy for the treatment of social anxiety in autistic adults is nearing completion. Fear and avoidance behaviors associated with social anxiety interfere with the ability to work, attend school, and develop relationships. The search for [...]

22 July 2016|

ICPR 2016: Roland Griffiths – Overview of the Johns Hopkins psilocybin research project

This presentation will summarize past and ongoing studies from the Johns Hopkins Psilocybin Research Project, which started about 15 years ago. Laboratory research includes administering psilocybin to healthy volunteers, psychologically distressed cancer patients, cigarette smokers seeking abstinence, ordained clergy, and beginning and long-term meditators. The [...]

22 July 2016|

ICPR 2016: Psychedelic therapy panel

Psychedelic therapy panel at the Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelics Research 2016. With Alicia Danforth, Rick Doblin,  Marcela Ot'Alora, Bill Richards, Friederike Meckel Fisher and Jeff Guss.    

21 July 2016|

Labyrint: Mindblowing Therapy?

Will we be using Magic Mushrooms to fight depression? Or get an LSD treatment to cure your smoking addiction? On December 19 2012 Dutch Labyrint TV screened an episode about groundbreaking research using psychedelics in psychiatric treatment. Interviews with the scientists were filmed at OPEN's Interdisciplinary Conference on [...]

19 December 2012|

ICPR 2012: Wouter Hanegraaff – Entheogens and Contemporary Religion

Contemporary esotericism is replete with references to impressive “mystical” or visionary experiences, which are typically credited with having radically changed people’s lives by bringing them into contact with a “spiritual” dimension of reality. Given the widely acknowledged fact that the contemporary neo-esoteric revival has its historical roots in the 1960s […]

6 October 2012|