MDMA Therapy for PTSD


research & Helpful Information about MDMA Therapy

Here I am collating research and resources that I find useful.


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Podcasts & Interviews

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Research & Helpful Information

Click the + sign to see information and resources I found helpful. | Phase 3 “MAPP2” Trial of MDMA – Assisted Therapy for PTSD in Nature Medicine

Neuly – Your Guide to Psychedelics: Researchers, Founders, Investors, Therapists, Activists *This is a rich site that has practitioners, clinical trials, and a ton of research. Well worth bookmarking.

The Ohio State University Center for Psychedelic Drug Research & Education – “Our mission is to explore and advance the research about psychedelic drugs and their effects, and to disseminate the knowledge about psychedelics through education initiatives at the college, university, and local, national, and international locations.

Center for Psychedelic & Consciousness Research

UC Berkeley Psychedelics Survey

MindMed Clinical Trials

Psilera’s early research into non-hallucinogenic psychedelic compounds. “Getting you there without the trip”

Portland Integration Network – A network of professional offering holistic, specialized care for psychedelic education, treatment, harm reduction and integration rooted in Portal, Oregon and the greater areas of Oregon and Washington.

Psychedelic.Support – Learn about Psychedelics. Take an online course, find a therapist, join a community.

ThirdWave’s Psychedelic Retreats Search – Third Wave’s mission is to nurture the emerging psychedelic ecosystem by providing individuals with research-based education, access to vetted providers, and membership in our global community of psychedelic pioneers.

American Psychedelic Practitioners Association – The American Psychedelic Practitioners Association (APPA) is both the accreditation body for the psychedelic field and the national association for practitioners. Our mission is to safely integrate psychedelics into the US healthcare system.

Living Medicine Institute YouTube Playlist – The Living Medicine Institute is a practicing outpatient Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy clinic and training center in Asheville, NC.

Conscious Physician – I envision a world where physician moms have access to the most advanced mental health options such as Psilocybin Assisted Coaching to heal from personal and occupational trauma. Dr. Fatemi

Heroic Hearts Project – PTSD has killed more soldiers by suicide in the U.S. than were killed in war since 9/11. Find out how psychedelic programs can help.

PsiloHealth – We are a community of clinicians, advocates, and patients dedicated to providing education, supporting legislation, and facilitating integration of psilocybin-supported care.

Fireside Project – The Psychedelic Peer Support Line Provides Emotional Support During and After Psychedelic Experiences 62-Fireside

Empathetic Love: We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing pro bono consultation services for: 1) Psychedelic service providers to improve their integration offering for their community. 2) Individuals evaluating their next step in plant medicine personally or professionally.

Psychedelic Society MeetUp Groups (yes – really!)

The Microdose – An independent journalism newsletter supported by the U.C. Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics

Tricycle Day – Get Smarter about Psychedelics in Under 10 Minutes a Week

ThirdWave – Ground-breaking research, real-world stories, exclusive discounts, and psychedelic reflections in one short email.

PSYCHEDELIC ALPHA – An independent newsletter and community that strives to empower a diverse constellation of individuals and organizations with the knowledge, network, and nuance to make an impact within the field of psychedelic medicine and beyond.

PsychedelicsOne – Microdose Psychedelic Insights (Click the menu bar to get newsletter sign-up page)*This newsletter is focused on industry insights and has more of a financial focus. You’ll see articles about other folks than MAPS running trials.

Psychedelic Spotlight – “Our mission is to help people obtain a reliable source for the latest stories in the emerging psychedelics industry, covering breakthrough discoveries, investor news, and cultural reform.”

Psychedelic Invest – Psychedelic News and Analysis Made Simple for Investors

Filament Health– Psychedelic Medicines Naturally Derived (scroll to the bottom of the page)

Wheel of Emotions – I find this wheel to be very helpful when understanding why PTSD sufferers rarely feel joy and have a hard time trusting.

*I am not an affiliate marketer. Links are only here for convenience.

The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. Bessel A. van der Kolk (This book showed me trauma lives in the body and explained my PTSD reactions from my childhood. After reading this book I agreed to the therapy.) * Great Rolling Stone article that reviews van der Kolk’s book and history.

The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture – Gabor Mate (This book explained why I have always felt an internal loneliness and how it connected to my parents’ inability to bond with me.)

It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle Mark Wolynn (I have come to understand generational trauma as I have reflected on how my family acted.)

When the Body Says No – Gabor Mate (I find this book interesting as it explains the mind-body connection between emotions and disease.)

Supernormal: The Secret World of the Family Hero – Meg Jay (This book showed me how other abused children developed similar coping mechanisms that I had. I saw my overachievement and desperation for a better life in this book.)

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook – What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing. Bruce D. Perry (I found this book fascinating. It was the first time I heard “Genetic imprint from traumatic experiences carries through at least two generations.”)

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addition, Depression, and Transcendence – Michael Pollan (Fantastic overview of psychedelics in general while also explaining the challenges researchers have faced around testing psychedelics for mental health issues.)

Ecstasy as Medicine: How MDMA therapy Can Help You Overcome Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression…and Feel More Love – I haven’t read this book yet but the description seems to have all green flags for me.

Coming Full Circle: Healing Trauma Using Psychedelics – Coming Full Circle is a detailed, informative guide on using psychedelics to heal that is intertwined with a deeply personal memoir of the authors own journey of healing. It will empower its readers with a greater understanding of the true potential, limitations, risks, and nuances to the process of using psychedelics to heal trauma.

Psychedelic Therapy for Veterans – Psychedelic Story Series (I had a lovely chat with Elaine!)

Fireside Project – The Psychedelic Peer Support Line provides emotional support during and after psychedelic experiences.

Plant Parenthood – An online and in-person community of parents who use psychedelics, plant medicine, and cannabis.

Psychedelic Business Association – Fostering & Promoting The Interests & Welfare Of The Psychedelic Healing Ecosystem

Australian Psychedelic Society – The Australian Psychedelic Society (APS) is a grassroots community-based organization that firmly believes in the decriminalization and safe use of psychedelics.

Reason for Hope – Authored by Sen. Booker (D, NJ), Sen. Paul (R, KY), Rep. Deane (D, PA), and Rep. Mace (R, SC), this legislation will accelerate the research and deployment of psychedelic medicine and assisted therapies that have been granted breakthrough therapy status by the FDA, and are eligible for Expanded Access. Read more here. Read the full bill text and our letter of support.

Veteran Mental Health Leadership Coalition – The United States is experiencing an unprecedented mental health and addition crisis. Nowhere is this felt more than within the Veteran community, where an estimated 20 Veterans take their own lives every single day. We are a coalition of Veteran-led organizations committed to ending the Veteran suicide epidemic by any means necessary.

Healing Breakthrough – Transforming Veteran PTSD treatment with MDMA-Assisted Therapy

New Approach PAC is a 527 nonprofit organization founded in 2014 and based in Washington, D.C. The organization supports progressive initiatives, especially initiatives that seek to legalize medical and recreational marijuana.[1]

Transform – Drug Policy Foundation: We are an independent, UK-based charity working nationally and internationally towards a just and effective system of legal regulation for all drugs. When we legalise and regulate drugs that are currently illegal we can make them safer, while taking the market away from organised crime.

Zendo Project: Psychedelic Peer Support – Creating Communities of Compassionate Care – Creates an environment where volunteers can work alongside one another to improve their hard reduction skills and receive training and feedback.

*I haven’t tried these kits. Posting to encourage harm reduction.

Miraculix – The cost-effective QTests are able to detect psilocybin, THC or CBD, MDMA and LSD. The tests work according to a two-step procedure and can be used without significant effort or expert knowledge.

DANCESAFE – Promoting Health & Safety Within Music and Nightlife Communities

Bunk Police – Leaders in drug test kits & harm reduction

  • I have not been to these all of these retreats. Posting because I know people are searching.

ODYSSEY – Professionally Guided Psilocybin Experiences – The first legal psilocybin retreat in US history. – 2000+ Retreats Worldwide- Not all serve psychedelic medicine.

UnChurch – Aya and Bufo ceremonies. I met Stephan at Psycon and think he has a grounded approach to medicine work.

Safe Ceremonies – User Reviewed Ceremonies

JourneyOM – JourneyŌM connects you with experienced guides who specialize in psychedelic-assisted therapy, offering personalized experiences aimed at profound personal growth. Whether you’re seeking new insights or ways to overcome personal challenges, our concierge service facilitates your journey where services are legal, with safety and support at its core. This spring, we’re excited to offer special pricing to help you embark on your path to transformation. Don’t miss this opportunity to enrich your life experience.

PATA – Take their quiz to see if you are ready for PAT and there is a Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy Guidebook for Consumers to download too. These folks are in Oregon so you get a lot of info from this site.

Tripsitters Psychedelic Directory – Explore and connect with people, organizations, and communities in psychedelics. This list is built by the community, for the community. If something should be added, changed, or removed, please let us know at [email protected]. Please note: We do not explicitly endorse or support any individual or organization listed. You explore at your own risk.

Gloss – The Web Development & Digital Marketing Agency That’s Leveling The Playing Field. Greg Shanken, CEO, is working in the psychedelics field and helped me with my website.

Journey Clinical – Transforming Mental Health with Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy

Roll Kit – All-in-one MDMA supplement kit

Reality Sandwich Medicine Playlist: We’ve curated an updated playlist featuring our most cherished medicinal melodies, designed to elevate your spirit and soothe your soul. This carefully crafted collection of songs is intended to accompany your ceremonial and meditative practices. The vibrations will guide your consciousness and foster a profound connection with the energies that surround you. (Spotify)

East Forest: East Forest is an American ambient/electronic/contemporary classical/indie pop artist from Portland, Oregon, United States. (Spotify)

Porangui: Poranguí is a musician, healer, and producer, residing amidst the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona.  (Spotify)

Naturritu: (Spotify) N Λ T U R R I T U is a multidisciplinary artist and instrumentalist, musician, music producer, DJ and graphic designer. He is the founder of Memorial Movement – an intentional dance for reconnecting to ancient memories. SoundCloud link

Sandeshpoin: (SoundCloud) Here is a very chilled mix of organic, instrumental and electronic ambient music. This is a set to chill and as the title suggests “daydream”

Enmanlguada: (SoundCloud) Healing wave of soundbath.
There are words to guide us though none to explain the real flow of life language ~ the ocean of feelings.

SHINE Collective offers survivor-led peer support groups, public education programming, and ethics consultations for communities engaged in altered states of consciousness practices.

PsyCare UK Welfare & Harm Reduction is a charity that provides welfare and harm reduction services at music festivals and events throughout the UK

Zendo Project – Psychedelic Peer Support The Zendo Project offers professional harm reduction education to communities and organizations, and provides peer support services at events to help transform difficult psychedelic experiences – and other complex emotions – into opportunities for learning and growth.

Fire Side is a Psychedelic Support Line provides emotional support during and after psychedelic experiences.

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