An important tool I use in my emotional release work is psilocybin microdosing. And, because of that, as a clinician, I’m tuned into the latest developments and research on psychedelics. In a world where psychedelics often get a cheerleading squad, I think it’s crucial to talk about why I adhere to tiny amounts of the substance in my work.
In helping people process and release difficult emotions, my work employs foundations of science, spirituality and higher consciousness and yes – psilocybin microdosing.
So, I keep a close eye on developments in the psychedelics arena. And the Substack blog, called Ecstatic Integration by journalist Jules Evans is one of my favorite go-to’s. Jules dives deep into the not-so-glamorous side of psychedelics, and I appreciate his honest reporting, which is rare in the coverage of psychedelics.
Just recently, Jules interviewed Steve Rolles, a policy analyst for a drug policy think tank who reminds us that there is this myth that somehow if you use psychedelics, everything’s going to be better. But he points out that while there’s the potential for it to be very positive, it’s not intrinsic in the psychedelics. That is, it’s not hardwired into psychedelics themselves.
He makes the point by saying he wants to get a T-shirt made that says, “My friend did psychedelics and he’s still a total dickhead.” In other words, it’s very much about how psychedelics are used.
When people tell me they’re considering doing a full-on psychedelic journey and ask my opinion, we first discuss their intentions – and whether their decision is based on the hope of feeling better – that is alleviating difficult emotions that they may be struggling with … anxiety, fear, shame, depression, loneliness, sadness and so on.
And, prior to a psychedelic journey, I always recommend doing preparation so that you can, let’s call it, be your best Self going into this intense experience. Because a strong “mind set” – that is, where’s your head is going into it – is vital to creating an optimal psychedelic trip for yourself.
And this preparation that I recommend, and offer includes conditioning your nervous system to have the awareness of what’s coming up and the strength to be with it.
If you go into a full-on psychedelic journey with anxiety for example, you are not giving yourself the opportunity to have an optimal experience… and a difficult trip could ensue. Who wants that? Even when the old, hackneyed line goes, “all trips are good trips,” …I don’t believe that.
And that’s why I believe, first and foremost, doing nervous system preparation work that may, if you’re up for it, include microdosing – tiny amounts of these magic mushrooms, is far preferable than running full force into an intense experience you may not be ready for.
So, as I say, as a clinician and emotions therapist, I believe microdosing first can be an important tool – along with everything else we do – that supports a stronger, receptive mind set for going into a macro-psychedelic journey.
So, this is how I also support people who are intending to experience a full-blown psychedelic trip – do the work of conditioning your nervous system… including, if you wish, these tiny amounts of plant medicine, which have a strong safety profile associated with them.
And then, in a few weeks, once you’re conditioned, take yourself into that intense experience – IF YOU WANT because, often times when you practice this method of Emotional Liberation that I guide you through, you can experience a profound connection with the sacred and the divine, evoking a sense of universal love and interconnectedness that gives you the feeling of peace and safety and freedom that you’re looking for.
So, if this is of interest, I invite you to consider doing some sessions with me to prepare yourself for your planned psychedelic experience.
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I’m Becca Williams and I want you to lead your most magnificent life and I want to help you do that.