I often get letters from folks sharing their experiences and asking questions. This correspondence can offer spectacular insights and musings that answer questions that many others have on their mind. So I’m sharing one with you today…
I have been very curious about getting into psilocybin for inner healing and reflection in the effort of changing my neural pathways. What are your thoughts on microdosing vs using it in larger quantities (not substantial but more than microdosing)? 
I have conflicting thoughts on it – I like that microdosing doesn’t get in the way of your normal day and the effects are subtle, but I have concerns about getting used to taking anything on a daily or near daily basis to help regulate emotions etc, just for the concern of it having other negative effects or it becoming a dependent crutch. 
The other side of the coin, using it say once every 3 months in a larger dose seems very beneficial too, yet it has its drawbacks of not being able to integrate what you experience/learn in a nearly daily way. I haven’t been able to make my mind up yet. 
What are your thoughts on microdosing vs using it in larger quantities? 
– Austin
I appreciate the question Austin as I know it’s on the minds of others who are seeking big and permanent changes in their emotional state(s).
Other teachers may disagree with me, but I’m going to answer from the perspective of my emotional release work, which is a game changer with or without the plant medicines. However, many who work with me do find the amplifying effects of intentional cannabis and/or psilocybin microdosing take them to places that they’ve not been able to access before. (You can see some of their comments here)
It’s important to recognize that in my master course programs, the substance, whether it’s psilocybin or cannabis, is complementary to what we do, which includes a multi-disciplinary approach to inner healing that draws on Eastern wisdom practices and emergent brain and nervous system science. These forays into inner exploration create an energetic alignment and state shifting that is deeply healing and offers portals to spiritual connection and awakening.
When you work with me, we are all about finding your “sweet spot” in microdosing with these plant medicines. Generally when paired with the kind of safe yet powerful therapeutic setting I offer, only small amounts of these substances are necessary. And once a person commits to the emotions work and embraces microdosing, over time the need for it can just naturally wane. So you can release any concern you have about becoming dependent on it.
This silly picture is with my Microdosing Journal that you can download here.
You also ask about doses larger than the low doses of microdosing. The effects of a so-called “medium dose” (I’m not going to get into the weeds on amounts right now) will be heavy euphoria and perceptual distortions, which could be fun – but in my work, this level would take away from doing the deep dive inner work.
As for “high doses” every once in a while – certainly they can be beneficial. However, I find that these journeys are optimized when you can invest time in learning to feel your emotions and conditioning your nervous system for a few weeks before the trip itself. As a matter of fact, one of my new offerings will be a short course on getting ready for a “macro journey.” I’ll be releasing details very soon.
With Love,
P.S. Par usual, I always love hearing your insights and experiences. I invite you to drop down to the comments section and share what has come to mind for you as you’ve been reading this.

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: Psilocybin is a largely illegal substance and we do not encourage or condone its use where it is against the law. However we accept that illegal drug use occurs and believe that offering responsible harm reduction information is imperative to keeping people safe. For that reason this information is designed to ensure the safety of those who decide to use plant medicine.