Summary: MAPS Founder Rick Doblin, Ph.D., shares his perspective on how MDMA-assisted psychotherapy may influence the reconsolidation of memories from past traumas, providing an opportunity to see ourselves and our experiences in a new light while tapping into the innate ability to heal ourselves. Listen to the interview with Elise Loehnen to hear their full conversation about the therapeutic potential of psychedelics.
Originally appearing here.
For three decades, Rick Doblin, PhD, has been working in human connection. Doblin is the founder and executive director of the legendary Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). And he’s known for pushing forward critical research to explore the therapeutic potential of psychedelic experiences (You can hear his new TED talk on the topic here). But that’s only a piece of it. In this conversation with Elise, Doblin shares his profound perspective on our potential to heal ourselves and on the different pathways that we can open up to process traumas and wrongs done to us—and by us. He explains the significance of changing our relationship to our memories, getting in touch with our unconscious, and learning to forgive ourselves when it’s hardest.