On Healing and Self-Work: Examining the effects of the ceremonial use of psychedelics on behaviour and wellbeing
The use of plant medicine ceremonies where participants ingest psychedelics has expanded in the Netherlands and around the world over the last years. The immediate questions are: why do participants engage in plant medicine ceremonies and with what consequences? Using an innovative mixed-method approach combining in-depth interviews and experience sampling methods using a smartphone app, this project evaluates the effects of ceremonial use of psychedelics on behaviour and wellbeing of first time psychedelic users.
What is the project about and what does it mean to take part in it?
The project is financed by a SSH Open Competition XS pilot grant and supported by the plant medicine practices: Ayahuasca Centre, Still Nothingness, Centrum voor Proceswerk, Chakana Center.
Are you curious about the project or want more information? Do you want to support it or participate in it? Direct your questions to Ioana Pop.
Dr. Ioana PopPrincipal investigator
Iman DelimustafićResearch Assistant
Johan BroekhovenResearch Assistant