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.
Join a scientific research project yourself!
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