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Psychedelic Science

So many people shared their success stories with each other and in the media, science became (again) interested in psychedelics. All over the world, openings were given to resume scientific research that had been halted for 20 years. The first results appeared very positive, but were mainly related to the elimination of depression, cluster headache or fear of death in terminal patients. In the meantime, we are already a few years further and dozens of other studies have been done, the results are still very positive and hopeful. You improve your relationships and self-care with it, become more creative and you may also find your life purpose, the scientists conclude.

At the moment we are collaborating with 2 separate studies:

1) University Collage London (study started in 2022)

2) Amsterdam University Collage ( study started in 2024)

Join a scientific research project yourself!

1)

We are excited to collaborate with a research scientist of the University College London. Rosalind McAlpine joined in 2020 one of our 5 day retreats and she became very enthousiastic to work together with our centre. Rosalind’s educational journey has taken her through oxford, yale and now currently ucl for her ph.d. In mental health sciences. She has studied neuroscience, psychopathology and much more, following her passion for understanding the human mind. She is currently interested in research focusing on the development of novel psychological and/or pharmacological treatments within clinical psychology (e.g., psychedelic research); a venture which necessitates interdisciplinary collaboration, encompassing neuroscience, psychopharmacology, social-psychological theory and policy. 

You are being invited to take part in a PhD research project (survey study) developed by the Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit at UCL. Before you decide whether you will consent to participating, it is important for you to understand why the research is being done and what participation will involve. Click on the participant survey for more information.

What is the project's purpose?

The aim of these online surveys is to investigate the relationship between psilocybin and mental health. We want to see whether people’s mental health and belief systems change due to attending a psilocybin retreat. We therefore want to gather information from you before and after your retreat. This will involve completing a 30–40-minute online survey that we would like you to complete:

• 2 weeks before the retreat

• 1 day after the retreat

• 2 weeks after the retreat

• 6 months after the retreat

Join a Scientific Study! Exploring the Effects of Psychedelics on Moral Judgments

2)

Dear participant,
With excitement we invite you to participate in a scientific research project. This study delves into the nature of our moral considerations and how they are influenced by profound experiences on psychedelics. The insights gained from this research could significantly impact our understanding of whether psilocybin influences our moral reasoning. 

 

The study is carried out by Stef Deuring, a student at Amsterdam University College with Dr Julia Hülsken as his supervisor. The study will be part of his bachelor's thesis and may be submitted for publication in a scientific journal upon completion. You will be asked to complete a series of short questionnaires: one before the truffle session,
another a few days after, and a final one four weeks following the ceremony. Each questionnaire should take about 5-15 minutes to complete.

 

By joining our study, you'll play a crucial role in a pioneering project, contributing to a deeper understanding of the experiences facilitated by psilocybin retreats. Your participation is entirely voluntary, and all information you provide will be kept confidential, used solely for the purposes of this research. 
If you're interested in being part of this study or would like more information, please click on the link to the first survey below. We are excited about the possibility of your participation and look forward to potentially exploring the depths of the psilocybin experience with your valuable input.

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