Can Magic Mushrooms Unlock Depression?

Can Magic Mushrooms Unlock Depression?

The sciences are slowly beginning to back the idea that magic mushrooms can help people heal their minds and unwind the damaging effects of depression. It’s not a cure-all, but it does enable the person to feel empowered and capable of taking the proactive steps required to change their circumstances.

This TED Talk from 2017 is from a clinical psychologist from Imperial College describes how Magic Mushrooms (Psilocybin), when used in a therapeutic setting, have been found to be a very effective treatment for depression. In this talk, she draws on her experiences working as a therapist on the groundbreaking Psilocybin for Depression study and introduces us to some of the patients and their stories of transformation.

Dr. Rosalind Watts completed her clinical psychology training at University College London. After six years of practicing psychotherapy in the NHS, she joined a clinical trial at Imperial College, investigating psilocybin (magic mushrooms) as a treatment for depression. Her research explores patients’ positive views of this intriguing therapy.

MD Microdosing Guide

Have you thought about Micro-dosing, but are unsure of where to start?

Thousands upon thousands of people are already microdosing with psilocybin and sharing their experiences of working with this sacred plant teacher. Microdosing is not recreational. It is partnering with a valuable medicine that allows you to feel exactly what you need to feel in order to heal from within.

You too can learn from this medicine. This guide will tell you what you need to know to get started on your journey.

A new trend has emerged in the past decades to not only consume hallucinogenic mushrooms for psychedelic trips, but to take minute amounts of it for soul connection, and physiological and self-healing from within.

Because there are numerous kinds of blends available, it may take time to find the dosage that is right for you and your system. Be patient and go slow.

This guide will help you find the mushroom teacher that is right for you, and how to microdose safely.

Are Psychedelics Safe?

Are Psychedelics Safe?

What a great question! If you’re anything like us, we grew up in the D.A.R.E. era where the narrative seemed to lump all mind-altering substances into the category of vilified narcotics… but that would suggest, logically, that caffeine, sugar, and nicotine-containing substances should be there as well. 

For decades, the field of mental health has been at a loss for meaningful treatment advances. But in recent years, scientists have been behind the scenes – finding hope in the least likely of places: psychedelic drugs. Recent research suggests that certain psychedelic substances can help relieve anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, and the fear surrounding a terminal diagnosis.

The biggest misconception people have about psychedelics is that these are drugs that make you crazy. And though this could be a possibility for those few who choose to misuse these substances, the same could be said for pharmaceuticals, alcohol, or opiates. However; when administered appropriately, psychedelics are not only safe; evidence indicates their healing effects seem to have greater success than their counterparts.

Not to mention, these substances are non-addictive.

So in summary, the science indicates that the efficacy surrounding mental and physical health as a result of taking psychedelics is solidified, and when taken appropriately (as all medicine should be), psychedelics are not only safe but they grant the user holistic relief to the mental and emotional challenges that afflict much of the world today. 

To learn more about taking these beneficial plant medicines in micro-doses on a daily basis for mental and emotional health, stay tuned for our next post.