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"We are facing a paradigm shift in the fields of psychology, psychiatry and psychotherapy as Darwin's theory of evolution was for Biology or the discovery of penicillin for Medicine."

The Asociación Científica Psicodélica Team

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CURSO DE EXTENSIÓN UNIVERSITARIA

Queridos amigos,
Estamos encantados de invitarles a nuestro curso de extensión universitaria "MEDICINA PSICODÉLICA EN EL SIGLO XXI: FARMACOLOGÍA, TOXICOLOGÍA Y TERAPÉUTICA". Este curso constará de 6 sesiones de 4 horas en las que se profundizará en las características, potenciales aplicaciones y retos que suponen las sustancias psicodélicas en el ámbito clínico y psicoterapéutico. También se explorarán casos clínicos concretos y se presentarán y debatirán críticamente los resultados de algunas investigaciones recientes. El curso será impartido por investigadores de la ULPGC y de la Asociación Científica Psicodélica. 

Información e inscripción:

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Programa:

Sesión 1: Psicodélicos: Toxicología y farmacología

Sesión 2: Investigación clínica con psicodélicos

Sesión 3: Integración de los estados psicodélicos

Sesión 4: Peligros y desafíos de la terapia psicodélica

Sesión 5: Técnicas terapéuticas y presentación de casos clínicos

Sesión 6: Mesa redonda de expertos

 

Cuándo: 5, 7, 14, 19, 22 y 26 de Febrero de 2024 de 16h a 20h

Dónde: Aula Magna de la Facultad de Veterinaria ULPGC

Estudio de las características de los consumidores de drogas alucinógenas (En colaboración con la Universidad de Exeter (Reino Unido)

Participa rellenando nuestro cuestionario anónimo (en inglés)

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WHAT ARE EXPANDED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS?

Expanded states of consciousness are states in which the subjective experience is radically modified. They can be induced by meditation and breathing techniques, by psychotherapeutic techniques such as hypnosis, as well as by the consumption of psychedelic substances. In the therapeutic field they can serve to manifest aspects of the mind to which we normally do not have access. 

¿WHAT ARE PSYCHEDELICS?

Psychedelics (serotonergic hallucinogens) are powerful psychoactive substances that alter perception and mood and affect numerous cognitive processes. They are generally considered physiologically safe and do not lead to dependence or addiction. Their origin predates written history, and they were employed by early cultures in many sociocultural and ritual contexts. After the virtually contemporaneous discovery of (5R,8R)-(+)-lysergic acid-N,N- diethylamide (LSD)-25 and the identification of serotonin in the brain, early research focused intensively on the possibility that LSD and other psychedelics had a serotonergic basis for their action. Today there is a consensus that psychedelics are agonists or partial agonists at brain serotonin 5- hydroxytryptamine 2A receptors, with particular importance on those expressed on apical dendrites of neocortical pyramidal cells in layer V.

WHAT IS THE USE OF PSYCHEDELICS?

Classic psychedelic substances (Psilocybin, LSD, DMT and Mescaline) as well as MDMA and Ketamine have shown extraordinary efficacy in the treatment of various psychological disorders such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders (especially for terminally ill patients) and addictions to alcohol, nicotine and other drugs. They have also shown promising results in the preventive and abortive treatment of migraines and cluster headaches. Incipient research points to possible applications in the treatment of anorexia nervosa, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. The low toxicity of these substances means that their controlled use has attracted the attention of scientists from all over the world for their possible therapeutic application. After being used for more than 20 years, their medical use and research were banned in the 1970s and it was not until 1999 that licenses for their experimental use were granted again. Currently, more than a dozen countries have legalized the therapeutic use of MDMA, Ketamine and Psilocybin for the treatment of some psychological disorders such as treatment-resistant depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety. Adverse effects vary depending on the substance, but they are considered relatively safe. Contrary to popular belief, scientific evidence tells us that the risk of adverse effects in controlled situations is lower. Nevertheless, it does exist.

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THE THERAPEUTIC POTENTIAL

Leading psychopharmacologist Roland Griffiths reveals the ways in which psychedelic drugs can be used to create spiritually meaningful and personally transformative experiences for all patients, especially the terminally ill.

THE THERAPEUTIC POTENTIAL

A clinical psychologist at Imperial College describes how magic mushrooms (psilocybin), when used in a therapeutic setting, have proven to be a very effective treatment for depression. In this talk she draws on her experiences as a therapist in the groundbreaking psilocybin for depression study, and introduces us to some of the patients and their stories of transformation.

NEWS

What the media says (in spanish)

LAS DROGAS PSICODÉLICAS RENACEN PARA EL TRATAMIENTO DE LA DEPRESIÓN TRAS MÁS DE MEDIO SIGLO EN EL OLVIDO

CANADÁ AUTORIZA EL USO DE DROGAS PSICODÉLICAS PARA TRATAR CIERTAS ENFERMEDADES MENTALES

¿UNA TERAPIA CON MDMA? LOS EXPERTOS DEBATEN EL USO DE DROGAS PSICODÉLICAS EN TRATAMIENTOS MÉDICOS

¿QUÉ ES LA TERAPIA PSICODÉLICA? AYAHUASCA, KETAMINA... LA NUEVA TENDENCIA EN EL DEPORTE DE ÉLITE

‘QUIERO REINICIAR MI CEREBRO’: VETERANAS DE GUERRA RECURREN A LA PSICOTERAPIA PSICODÉLICA

ENJOY OUR MUSIC PLAYLIST

Our team has created a playlist based on the playlists used in therapy sessions at Johns Hopkins University and Imperial College. To enjoy a sonic journey full of beauty you will need to log in to Spotify.

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CONTACT

Please contact us if:

  • you are a researcher and want to connect or collaborate with us

  • you want to be a volunteer (events, diffusion, etc.)

  • you want to make a donation

  • you want to get more information about the latest advances in research

  • you need help or support (psychedelic therapy is still NOT legal in Spain, but there are regulated psychotherapeutic alternatives) 

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