Psilocybin Organizations and Resources
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- The Oregon Psilocybin Society (OPS) aims to raise awareness about the safety and benefits of controlled “Psilocybin Services.” OPS is currently developing the Psilocybin Service Initiative (PSI) — an evolving blueprint which, with adequate support, could emerge as a ballot initiative during Oregon’s general election cycle in 2020. If passed, the measure would create access to Psilocybin Services in Oregon.
- Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana. MAPS provides a Psychedelic Integration List of professional therapists to help people process their past psychedelic experiences.
- Usona Institute – The Usona Institute conducts and supports pre-clinical and clinical research to further the understanding of the therapeutic effects of psilocybin and other consciousness-expanding medicines. Their focus is on alleviating depression and anxiety in people for whom current medical treatments fall short in offering relief and a better quality of life.
- The Beckley Imperial Research Programme is focused on using psilocybin technology to fill the “unmet need for finding new treatments” for depression.
- The Heffter Research Institute – “Advancing studies on psilocybin for cancer distress and addiction with the highest standards of scientific research.” The Heffter Research Institute promotes research of the highest scientific quality with the classic hallucinogens and related compounds (psychedelics) in order to contribute to a greater understanding of the mind. This leads to the improvement of the human condition and to alleviating suffering.
- The Zendo Project – An organization sponsored by MAPS (above), aiming to promote “psychedelic harm reduction.” This includes a variety of methods to help prevent and transform difficult experiences while in a non-ordinary state of consciousness.
- The MIND Foundation – promotes the development of psychedelic science and its application to practice in order to facilitate human development, health and well-being. They accomplish this through high-quality research, evidence-based interventions, policies and participative practices.
- OPEN Foundation – was founded in 2007 with the primary goal of stimulating academic research into therapeutic applications of psychedelics.
- PRISM – Psychedelic Research in Science & Medicine (PRISM) is an Australian non-profit research association that develops, initiates, coordinates and supports formal research into mainstream medical applications of psychedelics.
- Women’s Visionary Council – Since 2007, the WVC has organized gatherings of researchers, healers, artists, and activists whose work explores non-ordinary forms of consciousness.
- The Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research is operated by the California Institute of Integral Studies. The center trains psychotherapists for work in the field of psychedelic studies and educates the public about psychedelic medicines.
- Entheogenic Research, Integration, and Education (ERIE) is a San Francisco-based 501(c)(3) organization which serves as a hub for integrating information on entheogenic and transpersonal experiences. They also host peer integration circles to facilitate and encourage community building and meaning-making.
- COMPASS Pathways is committed to developing patient pathways and therapies that improve mental health care. Their work is currently focusing on psilocybin-assisted therapy for treatment-resistant depression (TRD). To that end, they have made 20,000 doses of synthetic psilocybin and have recently received US Food and Drug Administration (FSA) approval for clinical trials on TRD.
- The Johns Hopkins Psilocybin Cancer Project is part of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The project is seeking volunteers with a cancer diagnosis “to participate in a scientific study of states of consciousness brought about by psilocybin, and their impact on psychological distress and spirituality.”
- The Open Hyperspace Traveler (OHP) is run by Entheogenic University. It has educational resources on harm reduction, adulterant testing, and advice on dealing with difficult psychedelic trips.
- Psychedelic Support provides information and resources to find therapists who have worked in psychedelic clinical trials and/or have experience helping people integrate and process their psychedelic experiences.
- Innerspace Integration is a network of credentialed therapists, coaches, and healers who provide counseling and group/personal work services for people who are curious about or have experienced non-ordinary states of consciousness.
- MycoMeditations provides psilocybin-assisted therapy retreats in Treasure Beach, Jamaica for treating anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and other conditions.
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