Can psychedelics help me become a better parent?
Some parents have found that it is much easier to raise a family if they supplement it with a little cannabis. There are now also educational methods that include psychedelics such as psilocybin and LSD.
The Brooklyn Psychedelic Society recently hosted a Plant Parenthood event where 30 parents from all walks of life, including church founders, poets, and therapists, talked about their experiences with moderate use of psychedelic microdoses and how they could improve their parenting skills. Some so-called psychedelic parents claim that small amounts of psychedelics used sparingly, help them with the anxiety and depression associated with raising a family. The Brooklyn Psychedelics Society hosted the Plant Parenthood event to educate moms and dads about how psychedelic can make a person a better, more present parent.
A number of parents at the Plant Parenthood event said psychedelics had helped them overcome childhood trauma and discourage them from interfering in their relationship with their children. Some have shown that psychedelics can help people combat depression and anxiety by disrupting ruminant thought patterns and allowing people to connect more deeply with the world around them. When her baby turned 1 last year, Nina quit her job as a therapist.
Kronman has been in contact with a number of parents interested in psychedelic therapy through her work with the National Center for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Treatment.
LSD, MDMA, and psilocybin are classified as Class 1 drugs, meaning they are not currently accepted as medical treatments in the United States, according to the DEA. There is great interest in exploring the therapeutic potential of psychedelics, especially in light of what is happening in New York City, so they may not be sidelined for long.
Gorman doesn’t administer the psychedelics, put people through the drug trip, or tell them where to get the drugs, but he sits with them after the trip is over. Kronman says he has seen drugs that help patients understand the cause of their behavior and all the hard work that goes with being at the forefront of research. There is a new kind of research to answer questions about psychedelic drugs and to know what psychedelic experience is and how to help people understand it, he says.
He founded a company called Fluence, which offers psychedelic integration therapy training with the help of the National Institute of Mental Health and the University of California, Berkeley.
Integration is a loose term that refers to the use of drugs such as LSD, MDMA, and other psychedelic drugs. Some researchers believe these molecules are so powerful that they can help patients change their minds. It seems that psychedelic experiences give people the ability to change their worldviews and priorities, enabling them to let go of old habits.
People who are under the influence of psychedelics can be extraordinarily suggestive, according to the Hopkins researchers, because they profoundly influence the inner and outer environment of the subjects as well as their mental and physical well-being.
The Realms of the Human Unconscious, Dr. Stanislav Grof calls it an “excellent book” detailing the risks and benefits of LSD psychotherapy in a scientific setting. I believe that these conclusions can be applied to other psychedelics, and the book strongly advocates the use of psychedelic drugs in general and LSD in particular. The first thing every teenager should understand about important psychedelic substances is that there has been a lot of research into these chemicals and there is a lot of evidence of their beneficial effects on mental and physical health and well-being.
This is particularly true for psilocybin fungi and other psychedelic drugs such as LSD. Microdosing refers to taking a small amount of a “small dose” of a psychedelic drug, usually about one milligram a day or about one-tenth of an ounce of one of the most popular psychedelics, psilocybin or “mushrooms” (also known as “magic mushrooms”).
Accordingly, micro-dosing of certain psychedelics can induce physical and mental stimulation, improve mood, encourage creative thinking, and produce a range of other positive effects, such as relaxation, self-esteem, mental health, cognitive improvement, or even depression. Recent studies support the idea that taking hallucinogenic drugs, especially psilocybin fungi, can be used to treat a variety of mental disorders, from depression and anxiety to anxiety and depression to other mental disorders such as bipolar disorder.
However, the uniform intake of psilocybin and other hallucinogenic drugs is by no means safe for all people and puts pressure on certain people with a higher risk of addiction.
Not nearly enough scientific research is being done to prove with certainty whether psychedelics harm children or not. Some believe that these substances could be potentially harmful to the brains of adolescents, but research conducted on the effects of psychedelics and other hallucinogenic drugs on children does not seem to support this claim.