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Psychedelic Psychotherapy for the Trauma of Life-Threatening Illnesses [ONLINE]
August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
In this talk, Dr. Phil Wolfson explores psychedelic psychotherapy for illness-related trauma. Recognizing the too-often traumatic impact of life-threatening illness on emotions, spirit, and community is a worldwide obligation. We are creating millions of survivors with medicine’s successes, yet we do not serve humans as they deserve. COVID-19 is amplifying the numbers and the trauma. PTSD bereavement and loss are and will continue to be on the rise. Psychedelic medicines have been used in the treatment of PTSD from LTIs (long-term illnesses), but as pilot studies or demonstrations of benefit. MDMA, psilocybin, LSD, and ketamine have all been embedded in a few assisted psychotherapy studies showing significant benefit. Ketamine is currently the only legal psychedelic in use, though we are optimistic that MDMA and psilocybin will soon enter the toolbox. The need to expand treatment of LTIs is of great urgency, and our medicines have and will prove their worth in benefitting healing and awakened consciousness.
DATE: Thursday, August 27, 2020
TIME: 6:00–7:30 PST
TICKETS: $15.00 GA
Phil Wolfson MD is the creator of a new psychotherapy modality based on use of the medicine ketamine—Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). Phil is the CEO of the non-profit Ketamine Research Foundation and directs the training of KAP practitioners through The Ketamine Training Center—now numbering over 300 practitioners across the US and Internationally. He is the author of The Ketamine Papers and Noe – A Father/Son Song of Love, Life, Illness and Death. He has been the Principal Investigator of the recently completed MAPS.org Phase 2 study of MDMA treatment for individuals with life-threatening illnesses. Dr. Wolfson’s work is the result of an intense, now many decades long clinical psychiatry/psychotherapy practice. Phil has taught in the graduate psychology programs at JFK University, CIIS and the UCSF School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry. He is a graduate of Brandeis University and NYU School of Medicine.
Phil Wolfson is a sixties activist, psychiatrist/psychotherapist, writer, practicing Buddhist and psychonaut who has lived in the Bay Area for 43 years.. In the 1980s, he participated in clinical research with MDMA (Ecstasy). He has written and had issued 7 patents for unique herbal medicines and ketamine. Phil was a founding member of the Heffter Research Institute. He is a journalist and author of numerous articles on politics, transformation, psychedelics, consciousness and spirit.