People who use psychedelics do so to improve their mental health and boost their overall well-being. They use a technique called microdosing. Taking micro doses of a psychedelic drug means taking only a fraction of a dose that is required to have a full-blown of psychedelic experiences.
When consuming a micro dose, the effect is sub-perceptual or subtle but can have a noticeable influence on an individual’s life. The microdosers integrate the sub-perceptual doses in their weekly routine.
There is enough evidence around the microdosing, for example psilocybin, that on August 22, 2018, London-based Compass Pathways received Food and Drug Administration approval for a Phase 2B clinical trial of psilocybin (in larger-than-microdoses) for patients with treatment-resistant depression. Psilocybin is illegal almost everywhere, so it’s been nearly impossible to study scientifically. That is changing however, as the Netherlands and other countries effectively decriminalize it and scientists in places where it remains illegal obtain government permission to study it.
Microdosing of psilocybin
I’ve noticed through my years of experience as a therapist, that my clients had difficulty focusing on their new positive thoughts and tended to go back to their old established negative routines. It takes time to learn focus attention, which is the ability to concentrate on a target stimulus and in this case negative thoughts. Once clients have detected the negative thoughts, they must swap negative thoughts to positive thoughts. This is very tiring and demands consistent work since repetition is the key. It usually takes years to develop this type of attention.
Microdosing allows my clients to stay consistent in maintaining their positive thoughts and new habits (meditation, relaxation, etc.). This permits the neuroplasticity of the brain to maintain its new pathways. Since the Default Mode Network (negative chit chat) is less active, the other areas of the brain communicate with each other. The negative thoughts are present but less loud which helps clients focus more easily towards positive aspects of their daily life.
Negative beliefs are hot-wired within our brains and to rewire our brain takes time, consistency and motivation. Microdosing is not a magic pill but a tool to help rewire our brains. When we feel authentically happy, this new feeling is what transforms the brain. The new positive focus changes our thinking but also our personal reality. The therapy sessions enables clients to become self-aware of their negative beliefs and how to transform them and microdosing facilitates the process.
Microdosing is safe, natural (from Mother Nature) and non-addictive. I provide my clients the dosages that are required for them to take and during our therapy sessions we discuss their ongoing process.
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