Modules - The Science of Psychedelics by Microdose
The Science of Psychedelics What This Course Offers Accredited by Professional Bodies This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of…
Learn the fascinating science of psychedelics (Credits Available)

75 Minutes

Microdosing Psychedelics

What We Know — And Don't

What happens when we take extremely diluted doses of LSD and/or psilocybin? Everything – or nothing, depending on who you ask. Peppered with real cases of people who have tried microdosing, this module outlines the dosage protocols, critiques the studies currently available on this new way of taking psychedelics, and summarizes their findings. The proposed mechanisms of action of microdosing will be explained, along with safety considerations and drug-drug interactions.

Mechanisms of Action

What We Know About Classic Psychedelics

In this module we examine the pharmacology of the “classic psychedelics,” namely psilocybin (the active constituent in “magic mushrooms”) and LSD-25 (also known as “acid”). The effects of these medicines on brain function, chemistry, and neuronal firing will be reviewed, and the concepts of the default mode network (DMN), brain entropy, and child consciousness will be introduced. We will also take a closer look at the role of mystical experiences, and what spirituality has to do with psychological and physiological healing.

75 Minutes

Psychedelic Counseling

The Foundations of Therapeutic "Trip Sitting"

Supporting somebody on psychedelics is quite different than facilitating a regular therapy session. In this module, we will learn about “trip sitting” basics, from flight instructions to set-and-setting. Tips for handling common situations during psychedelic sessions will be offered, along with suggestions on how to maximize the potential for healing and minimize the risk of a “bad trip”. Guidelines for designing a healing space, using directive and non-directive interventions, and supporting clients in difficult moments will be explained. The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of psychotherapy will also be introduced. We will then look closely at the importance of integration work and consider recommendations for how often clients should take psychedelics to achieve their health goals.

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