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Psychedelics

Psychedelics to heal sexual assault-related PTSD

How therapeutic use of psilocybin may be a tool to recover from sexual assault-related PTSD

Sexual assault and PTSD disproportionally affect women, and we need bettertreatments Written by Jennifer Chesak, Author of “The Psilocybin Handbook for Women“ Post-traumatic stress disorder can affect any person of any gender. In fact, it affectsabout 6% of people during their lifetime. But as the author of The Psilocybin Handbookfor Women and an advocate for […]

Parallel Healing: A Mother-Son Journey Through Psychedelics

By Josh Halu & Candace Halu Candace: I have hated my mom for as long as I can remember. At three years old, I clamored to my mom’s bed for a cuddle of reassurance and love, but she pushed me away. And there she was, at my husband’s funeral, pretending she was there to support […]

Your History of Trauma Matters for Menopause

Plus, how psilocybin may be able to help with symptoms of this major mid-life change Written By Jennifer Chesak, Author of The Psilocybin Handbook for Women With severe asthma, I was seriously ill as a child. I was frequently hospitalized,sometimes in the intensive care unit. At one point when I was about eight, I had […]
Empthy

Shaming Younger Generations Perpetuates Cycles of Trauma: Let’s Stop It and Focus on Empathy

By Jennifer Chesak In what I refer to as the “generation wars,” I frequently see memes from older generations that say, “We are not the same.” The memes are intended to shame younger generations. And my thought when I see these posts is, “Thankfully we are not the same, because I don’t want younger generations […]

Tending to Wounds Before Trauma Takes Root

Written By Jennifer Chesak, Psychedelic POV Recently I fell on wet pavement and skinned my knee while walking to a comedy show. No one ever accused me of being graceful! As is my nature, I dusted off the debris, smoothed my skirt, laughed it off, and carried on. I sat through the show, blood dripping […]

A Bad Trip: A Good I.D.E.A?: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access Strategies in Mental Health &  the emerging Psychedelic Industry for 2024 

Written By Martin Ali Simms Mental Healing is widely regarded as a “journey.” Journeys are synonymous with the word “trips.”  Coincidently, Psychedelic experiences are called “trips” as well and are regarded as a “part of the  healing journey.”  I’ll share my experience of my own personal observations in dealing with the mental health space and […]

Psilocybin and Interconnectedness: Understanding ‘Oceanic Boundlessness’ in Psychedelics

Magic mushrooms can teach us a valuable lesson about our support systems, making us feel less alone Written By Jennifer Chesak, Psychedelic POV Contributor We all need a little oceanic boundlessness in our lives in 2024. If you’re opening your favorite travel app to book a cruise or a beach vacation right now, that’s not […]