Psychedelic Workshop February 10 2023 - 15:00 CET

IS IT SAfe to USE psycheDELICS?

First things first. There are two main considerations when taking psychedelics: your physical and mental health and the timing in your life. If you are receiving treatment or taking medication, please consult your doctor.

As for timing, trust your intuition. Psychedelics can be useful as a tool for gaining new insights and a fresh perspective. But psychedelics are not for everyone – and not at every moment. This is why we strongly recommend you to follow the five guidelines listed here.

  • Follow the Masterclass in our Spinoza app and consult various other sources to crosscheck the information you view as decisive and relevant for your personal situation. Use the topics discussed here as keywords to conduct your own research.

  • Create calm and clarity, space and time. It is essential to start your process of transformation with the right mindset and in a carefully created setting.

  • Take your health and wellbeing seriously. Use psychedelics only in a safe environment with people you know and trust. Dose consciously. Do not consume in combination with alcohol, drugs or medication.

  • Integrating your psychedelic experience is very important. Psychedelics are not a quick fix. Allow yourself to digest the experience and give yourself time to let things sink in and find clarity before taking radical decisions. Your fresh insights may need some time to rest before ripening to clear ideas. Many things can come up, but it’s important to keep your feet on the ground.

  • Enter into your experience open and without expectations. Breathe. Let go. Trust your own intuition. And remember, you are the medicine.

Recommendations

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Psychedelics should always be approached with caution. Each person can respond differently depending on previous experiences, setting, dose, and the state of your physical and mental health. Please make sure to carefully check the list of contra-indicators listed here.

 

Psychological contra-indicators

If you are currently experiencing serious stress in your personal and/or professional life or when you are feeling emotionally unstable, we advise you to wait for calmer times.

We do not recommend taking psychedelics if you are currently taking antidepressants, have mental conditions such as bipolar disorder and/or schizophrenia, including when this applies to a close relative, and/or if you have a family history of mental health problems.

Please seek professional medical advice if you identify with any of the above mental health symptoms or conditions.

Physiological contra-indicators

Your physical health can influence and should be considered with equal attention.

Do not use psychedelics when you are currently under treatment with SSRI and/or MAOI category medication.Clear contra-indicators are heart issues, when you have a history of epilepsy or seizures, and fainting tendencies. Do not use psychedelics when you are pregnant or breastfeeding.