A talk by Michael Matania
Within many alternative circles, it is now commonplace to perceive psychedelics as the next paradigm for healing and self-transcendence, but that notion has not penetrated the mainstream – many of whom still perceive the psychedelic community as ‘drug taking hippies’.
Though many clinical mental health professionals may privately admit their experience of and curiosity toward the role of psychedelics, they understandably remain wary of risking their reputation among colleagues by endorsing them publicly in a culture that still stigmatises them. So how do we make it okay to say ‘I use psychedelics’ without fear of prejudice?
In this talk, Michael will walk you through his research into how the mental health sector currently views psychedelics, and outline his strategy for how to integrate psychedelics into mainstream medicine.