Introduction

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The video below from the Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century is available for continuing education credit through the co-sponsorhip of the Mulitdisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies and the Spiritual Competency Resource Center for many physicians, psychologists, social workers, MFTs, nurses and other healthcare professionals.



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James Fadiman, Ph. D. Psychedelics as Entheogens: How to Create and Guide Successful Sessions.


Course Presenter(s):
Author(s): James Fadiman, B.A. | (click author name for biography)


Course Description: More than 98 per cent of people using psychedelics worldwide use them illegally. In the United States alone, there are 600,000 new users of LSD each year. Restrictive laws have not led to any less use. Many users can only guess at how to prevent harm and maximize the benefits of their experiences. Manuals have been developed to teach how these experiences can be made safe and supportive by the proper understanding of set, setting, sitter, substance, session and support. This talk considers the advantages and limitations of the use of guides and discuss how to establish the best possible conditions for spiritual or entheogenic (as distinct from psychotherapeutic and other uses) experiences. Other manuals that have been developed for psychotherapeutic use, as well as for scientific or technical problem solving are mentioned.
Biography of Presenter:

James Fadiman,
B.A. (Harvard), M.A., Ph.D. (Stanford), has held a variety of teaching, consulting, training, counseling and editorial positions. He has taught in psychology departments, design engineering and, for the past two decades, at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology that he helped found. He has published textbooks, professional books, a self-help book, a 60’s novel and a series of videos, Drugs: The Children Are Choosing, for National Public Television. His books have been published in 8 languages. He was featured in the 2010 National Geographic program, Explorer: Inside LSD and had three solo shows of his nature photography. He had his own consulting firm and sits on two nonprofit boards. He has lectured in the United States, Europe, Mexico, Japan and Australia. He has been involved in research into spiritual, therapeutic, problem-solving and sub-perceptual uses of psychedelics, and was the liaison between the Harvard group and the re- search group in Menlo Park. He has been called, “America’s wisest and most respected authority on psychedelics and their use.”

James Fadiman Psychedelics as Entheogens: How to Create and Guide Successful Sessions from MAPS: Psychedelic Science on Vimeo.

True/False Comprehension Quiz

QuestionAnswer
Of the 600, 000 new users of LSD each year 50% are under the age of 25.
According to Fadiman many researchers are working with psilocybin because it is less physical and more cerebral than LSD.
According to Fadiman, in a study when a group of participants who had guided psychedelic experience were asked how important their experience was, 78% said it was the single most important experience in their life.
Fadiman argues that when you are working at a level of psychedelics where your identity is a trivial subclass of a larger identity, alot of the therapeutic work happens in a different way.

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