#34 - Psilocybin vs Antidepressants

 Psilocybin is being heralded as a major breakthrough in the fight against depression, but how does it compare to the most effective treatment that doctors prescribe for depression? This week’s episode features Dr Robin Carhart-Harris, a British neuroscientist who has led some of the most influential psychedelic studies to date. Professor Nutt and Robin  …


#33 - Trauma and Stress

 This week’s episode features Dr Gabor Maté, a Hungarian-Canadian physician who’s main interests include childhood development and trauma, and their impact on lifelong physical and mental health. Professor Nutt and Dr Maté talk about the inseparable nature of our body and mind. How do they affect each other? How can psychedelics offer therapeutic potential  …


Women in Psychedelic Science - Part 3

The Contradictions of Ketamine: results from a new clinical trial treating alcohol use disorder – Prof Celia Morgan Celia Morgan is a Professor of Psychopharmacology and Head of Psychology at the University of Exeter. She started researching ketamine at UCL for her PhD with Val Curran over twenty years ago and branched out into research  …


What psilocybin taught me about living and dying 

Written by Dr Lauren Macdonald (Integrative Medicine Specialist and Psychiatry Doctor) Underneath my eye mask the colours and geometric shapes swirl and shift as I begin to surrender to the experience unfolding before me. I gently rest one hand across my chest, the other on my belly and remind myself to breathe. I feel my torso rise  …


Women in Psychedelic Science - Part 2

This is the second Women in Psychedelic Science symposium to showcase the ground-breaking and outstanding work of women in psychedelics. The symposium provides a clinical perspective of psychedelic therapy, as well as developments in psychedelic fieldwork.   Psychedelic therapy – Clinical trials: Dr Sara Tai  A clinical psychologist and expert in psychotherapy in clinical trials  …


In My Professional Opinion - Healing Sexual Trauma with Entheogens and Psychedelics

Laura Mae Northrup – Healing Sexual Trauma with Entheogens & Psychedelics: Understanding Sexual Violence through a spiritual and political lens Laura Mae Northrup is a somatic psychotherapist and practices ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. She is the producer of the podcast Inside Eyes, a series about survivors of sexual trauma using entheogens and psychedelics in their healing. Laura  …


2019: A year of expansion in psychedelic research, industry, and deregulation

Authors: Jacob S Aday, Emily K Bloesch, Christopher C Davoli Published: November 25, 2020 Public and scientific interest into psychedelic drugs has grown steadily over much of the last two decades, before an exponential increase in recent years. We contend that 2019, in particular, involved myriad notable changes in the science, industry, and deregulation of  …