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Psilocybin-assisted Therapy for End-of-Life Distress [ONLINE]

April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

by Mind Medicine Australia

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Psilocybin has been being researched by various institutions, including NYU and John Hopkins, for its potential therapeutic benefit to combat end-of-life anxiety due to terminal illness and cancer. The study results are fascinating:

At the 6.5-month follow-up, psilocybin was associated with enduring anxiolytic and anti-depressant effects (approximately 60–80% of participants continued with clinically significant reductions in depression or anxiety), sustained benefits in existential distress and quality of life, as well as improved attitudes towards death. The psilocybin-induced mystical experience mediated the therapeutic effect of psilocybin on anxiety and depression.

In this presentation, Gabby Agin-Liebes, a co-author of the psilocybin study quoted above and a PhD student studying clinical psychology, we explore:

  • Formation of the NYU study
  • Gabby’s role in the study
  • How volunteers were selected
  • Inclusion and admission criteria
  • Study results
  • Can psilocybin help those who are facing death?
  • Current research that Gabby is part of and co-leading
  • How to get involved in the psychedelic field
  • Dreams and visions for the future of psychedelics and psychedelic research

Following the presentation, there will be a Q & A panel with Dr Gabby Agin-Liebes and Tania de Jong AM. This will be an opportunity to engage in a discussion about psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies for mental illness broadly, and what Mind Medicine Australia and other local organisations are doing here in Australia.

Details

Date:
April 27
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Website:
https://mindmedicineaustralia.org.au/events/free-webinar-end-of-life-anxiety/

Venue

ONLINE

Organizer

Mind Medicine Australia
Website:
https://mindmedicineaustralia.org/