Ayahuasca assisted Psychotherapy for the Prevention of Prolonged Grief
From a constructivist perspective, grief is a process of rebuilding a world that has been torn apart by loss. Ayahuasca, on the other hand, promotes experiences that broaden our understanding of the human being and nature.

About the study

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken millions of lives around the world, making it difficult to say goodbye and accompany our loved ones in their last days and giving rise to multiple situations that are difficult to process emotionally.

True to its social commitment, Fundación Beckley Med is making available a study to evaluate the potential of ayahuasca assisted by constructivist psychotherapy in the prevention of prolonged bereavement.

The enrolment period for participants will be open from 2021 to 2024, with the aim of serving 216 people who have lost a first-degree relative in the last 12 months.

This study is led by Dr. Debora Gonzalez and has been approved by the HU-GTiP ethics committee (IRB Ref.: PI-19-188).

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

Men and women between 18 and 65 years of age
Who have lost a first-degree relative
A maximum of 12 months have passed since the death of their relative.
Pregnant or breastfeeding women
Cardiovascular disorders
Psychotic disorder or history of psychotic disorder
Bipolar disorder or history of such disorder
Psychotropic substance and alcohol abuse
Receiving regular pharmacological or psychological therapy for the treatment of prolonged bereavement during the study.

Débora González
Débora González holds a degree in Psychology (UAM) and a PhD in Pharmacology (UAB, Extraordinary Prize). She has published several articles on the pharmacology of 2C-B, Salvia divinorum and ayahuasca. She is currently researching the potential of ayahuasca as a therapeutic tool in the process of mourning the death of a loved one.
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