A Practical Introduction to the Principles of Psychedelic Therapy
1) Create a safe space
2) Sitting, not guiding
3) Talk through, don’t talk down
4) "Difficult" is not necessarily "bad."
Working with Difficult Psychedelic Experiences was originally produced for the curriculum of a church-based harm reduction drug education program for teenagers, but is intended as a tool for anyone who has ever used psychedelics, for anyone who might in the future, for anyone who knows someone who has ever used psychedelics, or for anyone who knows someone who might in the future. In other words, you!
Video: MAPS: How to Work With Difficult Psychedelic Experiences
This educational video produced by MAPS is a practical introduction to the principles of psychedelic therapy. This educational video teaches psychedelic drug users how to minimize psychological risks and explore the therapeutic applications of psychedelics. Narrated by Ingrid Pacey, Ph.D., the video demonstrates examples of when and how to help another person make the most out of a difficult experience with psychedelics.
Originally appearing here.