Psilocybin assisted therapy for existential distress in cancer patients by Jeff Guss, MD

https://youtu.be/LloSsKsCdos

The chemical compounds that grow in plants have been present in nature and date back to tens of thousands of years in terms or records of them being used in a variety of context. In many indigenous cultures healing medicine and religion are not separate.

Existential Distress is characterized as pain that results into questioning the very foundation of life if it has meaning or value.

Dosing Sessions – a therapist’s goal is to aid in the effects of the medicine and the participants immersion in their experience. As much as possible they allow the participant to proceed on their own unless they insist on their inputs. Therapists encourage to practice a radical acceptance of all emmergers during the session.

Integration points out as a result of deliberate and disciplined absorption as written by Dr. Phil Wilson in 2011.

Transpersonal Psychology is about helping individuals explore their spiritual side and work with the pairing inner shattered pieces of their souls.

FULL TRANSCRIPT:

Psychedelics were used to facilitate healing and predict the future or define the future, to protect the community from danger, enhance learning, solve social problems, and facilitate the dying process. These substances, these chemical compounds that grow in plants, or that are made out of plants that are cooked together in a variety of ways, have been present in nature and go back thousands, perhaps even 10,000 years in terms of their having been records of them being used in a variety of contexts .

It is essential to stress in this context is pain that results from a questioning the very foundations of life. Whether my life or this life has any meaning, purpose or value. Existential distress is characterized by fear, anger, terror, sadness at the prospect of not existing, a loss of purpose in life and a loss of meaning in life.

The first theme that emerged was relational embeddedness. And I think it’s really should have been called embeddedness in relationship or embeddedness into relationality. People talked about profound transformations in their personal relationships, often emotionally laden with grief and hope. People reported a great sense of emotional depth. They just felt more, a lot more, far more than they did an ordinary day to day life. They had intense feelings of bliss, joy, and love, as well as despair, and fear and sadness and grief. They had disparate emotions that change quickly, sometimes having opposing emotions at the same time and these were always linked to meaningful narrative. People felt that they were shown or they were given wisdom, they receive transpersonal insights into the nature of the universe, or existence, and these are often things that if they were said in in regular words, they would seem trite or cliched, but as a felt experience about the unity of all things are the essential core of love as the most important force in the universe. And there reported lasting changes to their sense of identity, greater confidence, ability to overcome barriers, changing problematic behaviors, and a sense of being reborn.

A transpersonal psychologist is a specialist in understanding spiritual work, spiritual growth, spiritual illness and malady, spiritual emergence, and integrating this as part of the human being. So, the transpersonal psychology doesn’t focus on a person’s body or mind, but puts the emphasis on the individual’s spiritual path and spiritual enlightenment during his or her life.