After decades of prohibition, psychedelics have re-emerged as powerful therapeutic tools. Research has shown that when paired with therapy, they have the ability to help address some of today’s most challenging mental health conditions.
These encouraging efforts have put psychedelics back in the public spotlight, and left many with a desire to learn more about the transformative potential of these substances.
But how do psychedelics work? What are psychedelics being used to treat? Are psychedelics safe to use? Which drugs are considered psychedelics? Are psychedelics legal? What’s microdosing?
You’re not the only one with questions like these, and it can be hard to find answers from reliable, reputable sources that are designed to be understood by anyone other than experts. That’s where MAPS comes in!
Psychedelic Fundamentals is an introductory course guiding newcomers through the basics of psychedelics via a series of short, easy-to-follow lessons. Within a couple of hours, Fundamentals provides students with a broad overview of the most interesting and important aspects of psychedelic history, science, clinical research, therapeutic uses, and harm reduction, backed by over 35 years of MAPS experience.
This educational experience is the perfect starting point for those considering psychedelic use, seeking information to support a loved one, or interested in how psychedelics work and what benefits they may provide.
In Psychedelic Fundamentals you’ll learn about:
- Ordinary and non-ordinary states of consciousness
- A brief history of psychedelics, from the earliest known human uses to today’s cutting-edge research
- How psychedelic compounds mimic naturally-occurring neurotransmitters, and how they’re able to create conditions for positive changes in thought patterns
- The similarities, differences, and therapeutic uses of four common psychedelic substances: psilocybin, MDMA, ketamine, and ayahuasca
- The careful planning that increases the likelihood of an “ideal” psychedelic trip
In addition, your course enrollment will provide access to MAPS’ new online community platform, where fellow learners and psychedelic advocates.