Psychedelics for Self, Others, the World Online Event
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Whilst still illegal in this country, more and more people are turning to psychedelic substances to experience a heightened feeling of connection with the natural world, with the people around them and ultimately with their own sense of purpose.
Join us for this ‘conversation for change’ with researchers and practitioners from Synthesis Institute, as we consider whether psychedelics could be a tool for social and environmental change and if so, how could it become safe, ethical and legal.
Dr Rosalind Watts is working at Synthesis Institute, a company in the Netherlands (offering legal truffle retreats and a therapy programme for people with depression, including nature based practice. She is a clinical psychologist and practicing psychotherapist, her research interest is in the theme of ‘Connectedness to Self, others and the world’ as an important aspect of psychedelic treatment. She co-hosts the monthly ‘Psychedelic Integration Group’ in London.
Dr Sam Gandy
Dr Sam Gandy’s research at Imperial College focuses on the capacity of psychedelics to (re)connect our increasingly disconnected species to nature, for the potential betterment of humanity and the biosphere at large. He currently works at the Synthesis Institute designing individually tailored nature-based practices for people undergoing psilocybin therapy for depression.