Join us this Thursday, 5/18 7pm @ Hell Phone for a discussion on the new roles that ketamine, psilocybin, and meditation-induced altered states of consciousness are playing in psychiatry and psychotherapy!
Previously viewed solely as a symptom of a mental health disorder, the role of non-ordinary experiences in psychotherapeutic contexts is becoming more accepted by mainstream psychiatry. Mindfulness training, other meditation practices, ketamine infusions, and even psilocybin are enjoying greater legitimacy, and efforts are underway to better understand their effectiveness for a variety of conditions, as well as how they might be integrated into standard clinical care.
Elias Dakwar, MD, a psychiatrist and faculty member at Columbia University who has spearheaded NIH-funded research into ketamine-assisted treatment for substance use disorders, will provide his perspective on how non-ordinary experiences might be beneficial for addressing psychiatric disorders and for improving general quality of life, drawing from his research with meditation and ketamine infusions, as well as from his private practice.
NOTE: We are meeting at Hell Phone in Bushwick for this week’s Trip Talk Thursday! Our usual venue had another event scheduled. Looking forward to seeing everyone : ) Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.