What is a brain on Salvia?

Hey look, a new article about Salvia research! In this piece for Wired, Daniel Oberhaus discusses a new research paper that just came out from the team at Johns Hopkins, in which they conducted fMRI brain scan of healthy adults while they inhaled vaporized salvinorin A (SA). Why is this study significant?  This is theContinue reading “What is a brain on Salvia?”

Psychedelics, Hallucinogens and Entheogens: What Clinicians Need to Know

Learn about psychedelics while earning CE credits! I really enjoyed putting together this six hour training with PESI. We cover classic psychedelics, dissociatives, empathogens, complex psychedelics, and atypical psychedelics. There are a lot of trainings coming out now for clinicians by clinicians that focus on the latest research. The latest research is incredibly interesting, soContinue reading “Psychedelics, Hallucinogens and Entheogens: What Clinicians Need to Know”

Post Psychedelic Integrative Follow up Sessions

What are the evidence-based best practices regarding psychedelic integration therapy? In this talk for the Portland Psychedelic Society’s inaugural conference in 2018, I discuss what integration work looks like in the context of clinical trials. Researchers and clinicians use psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy to treat a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, mood, substance use,Continue reading “Post Psychedelic Integrative Follow up Sessions”

Therapeutic Potential of the Plant Salvia Divinorum

Salvia divinorum: is it useful? People ask me this question a lot, in interviews, at conferences, in psychotherapy sessions. How can we adapt Salvia divinorum or salvinorin A to a Western medical context to treat DSM mental health disorders? I don’t know! In 2017 I spoke at MAPS’ Psychedelic Science conference about what scientific evidenceContinue reading “Therapeutic Potential of the Plant Salvia Divinorum”