Psychedelic-assisted Coaching, Part III ($)
Guarding a doorway carries more responsibility than just keeping watch.
“There are things known and there are things unknown,
and in between are the doors of perception.” ― Aldous Huxley
In part I of this series, I distinguished therapy from coaching. In part II I considered the different views of change seen from the point of view of therapy or coaching.
I had meant to focus this installment on the application of psychedelics, but instead I will explore psychedelics’ cautions and promise. There is a lack of understanding of safety in what is being said in the press.
The critical difference between psychedelics and pharmaceuticals is that the effect of psychedelics is unpredictable. That’s because psychedelics act primarily on the mind and not the metabolism, and that will always be the case.
People interested in psychedelics must understand how they are affected by them, more so than is the case with pharmaceuticals. They have a greater responsibility in educating themselves. Whether or not using psychedelics is right for you should be a personal decision, not the decision of a doctor or therapist.
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