A Guide: How To Read Published Psychedelic Science Research
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by Numinus Health
5d ago
How to Read Published Psychedelic Science Research by Matt Wall About the Author: Matthew Wall ​​is a Psychologist, neuroscientist, & fMRI specialist at Invicro and Imperial College London. He works closely with Robin Carhart-Harris, supporting their research into the effects of Psilocybin, Cannabis, and other novel compounds on the brain through brain imaging. Matthew is a friend of Numinus but is not affiliated directly with our team. This guest blog is his generous contribution to the Psychedelic Ecosystem so everyone, regardless of background, can understand the research emerging in th ..read more
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From Underground to Mainstream: Preparing for the Surge in Demand for Skilled Therapists
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by Kimberly Adams
2w ago
By Arthur Lee Psychedelic-assisted therapy is poised to transform mental healthcare. Anyone who's been paying a modicum of attention to the mainstreaming and medicalization of the field knows this, and the science is clear. For most people, psychedelic medicines are safe, suitable, and vastly more effective for a myriad of diagnosable disorders than standard therapeutic approaches. With MDMA widely expected to clear the final FDA hurdle in the United States in August 2024, we are approaching a watershed moment. A once-outlawed psychedelic drug will become legally available in a medical setting ..read more
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5 Key Takeaways of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Training
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by Numinus
3w ago
Take an expedition into the heart of psychedelic-assisted therapy with Numinus’ Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy course. In this 8-week virtual training, you will uncover a wealth of insights and skills that transcend conventional forms of mental health treatment options.  The Course Unveiled At the core of this journey lies the opportunity to learn from seasoned Numinus practitioners. Our team’s real-life experiences in integrative and transformative mental wellness will be your guideposts, illuminating genuine scenarios and situations that you’ll likely uncover as you build ..read more
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Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Training: Claudia's Experience
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by Numinus
3w ago
The below testimonial was written by one of our Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy learners, Claudia Bastien. Claudia is a breath work and cold exposure facilitator who applied her studies in this course to holistic healing - an indirect yet adjacent and highly applicable field of work for this certification.  At the end of 2023, I completed my Fundamentals of Psychedelic Assisted Therapy (PAT) Training with Numinus. To be honest, when I signed up for this training, my primary motivator was not to hold plant medicine sessions. To be honest it still isn’t my motivator. No, I cho ..read more
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FDA Acceptance and Priority Review: Lykos Therapeutics' MDMA-Assisted Therapy Breakthrough for PTSD
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by Numinus
3w ago
In a groundbreaking move, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted priority review to Lykos Therapeutics' (formerly MAPS PBC) MDMA-assisted therapy for individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This development not only marks a significant leap in mental health treatment but also holds profound implications for companies like Numinus in the field of psychedelic-assisted therapy.  Understanding the FDA Priority Review The FDA's priority review is a special designation reserved for drugs that promise substantial improvements in safety or effectiveness compared ..read more
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Honoring Veterans and Addressing PTSD
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by admin
3w ago
As Veterans Day arrives, it's not just a time for gratitude but also a moment to shine a light on the mental health challenges faced by those who have served in the military. On a recent episode of KSL’s Dave & Dujanovic, hosts Debbie Dujanovic and Dave Noriega delved into the topic of Veteran mental health, particularly post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with Numinus therapist John Ellis. The discussion opens with personal stories, including Dave's revelation about his grandfather's World War II experience, emphasizing the often unspoken struggles that veterans carry. John Ellis, a th ..read more
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Psychedelic Therapist Training: The Fundamentals
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by astranges
3w ago
By Julian Bost So, you’re thinking about becoming a psychedelic therapist? Numinus' goal is to pave the path to certification for folks interested in this profound healing modality. We offer a range of courses to help fully prepare you for work and experiences in this field. Our Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy course is the first step. Collaborating with the folks over at Healing Maps, we created this blog series to provide both scientific rigour and practical insights into the training journey of a psychedelic-therapist. Whether you're a therapist looking to expand your skillset ..read more
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LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health Support & Resources
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by djennings
3w ago
LGBTQ+ Youth Suicide *The Trevor Project (2021) has estimated that more than 1.8 million LGBTQ youth between the ages of 13-24 seriously consider suicide each year in the US and at least one suicide attempt occurs every 45 seconds. *Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 10–24 year-olds. *LGBTQ youth are at significantly higher risk for suicide risk: more than four times as likely to attempt suicide and nearly three times more likely to consider suicide compared to cisgender/heterosexual youth. *The increasing number of anti-LGBTQ legislation in the US has correlated with increasin ..read more
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Group Ketamine-Assisted Therapy: A Therapist's Musings
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by Lindsay and Liz
3w ago
Group Ketamine-Assisted Therapy From The Perspective Of A Therapist   When I first started bringing up the idea of group ketamine therapy to my patients as a potential option, I did so somewhat timidly, often prefacing the conversation with “ok, now hear me out” or “I know it sounds strange…group therapy but with ketamine”. This was in part because the idea and execution of it was new to me, my hopes for positive outcomes were still a hypothesis and in part, because the patients I spoke with about it were immediately incredulous and skeptical, not only of group therapy work, but also of t ..read more
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World Suicide Prevention Day: Resources
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by admin
3w ago
We've put together a list of Suicide Prevention resources. We're here to support you. Emergency/Crisis Support Whatever you’re facing, you are not alone. If you’re currently in crisis, experiencing suicidal thoughts, or need immediate help, please seek support through the following channels:  CANADA Call the national suicide helpline at 1.833.456.4566 or call 911. Visit https://talksuicide.ca/  UNITED STATES Call the national suicide helpline at 988 or call 911. Visit https://988lifeline.org/ Resources I'm Having Thoughts of Suicide - Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention ..read more
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