“Our goal is to train psychedelic therapists from a humanistic approach.”

BMed Global was born with the vocation of training many of these professionals in psychedelic therapy, as explained in this interview by its founder, transpersonal psychologist Karina Bertolotto. “We are going to need 100,000 psychedelic therapists in the next few years,” says Rick Doblin, the founder of MAPS and one of the key people in the current ‘Psychedelic Renaissance’. BMed Global was born with the vocation of training many of these professionals in psychedelic therapy, as explained in this interview by its founder, transpersonal psychologist Karina Bertolotto. Here...

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“Illness is always a misalignment of that which is harmonious in us”

Joel Olivé’s path towards music therapy has been a journey back in time, from electronic music to archaic instruments, which he makes with his own hands. “The archaic instruments affect a more irrational part of the being”, Olivé tells us in this interview on the occasion of the online course ‘Introduction to Psychedelic Music Therapy’, by BMed Global, the training branch of BMed, which will culminate with a retreat with psychiatrist Peter Hess, pioneer of Gong therapy, and his wife Heike, next March in Catalonia. Here you can watch and listen to the full interview: “Music”...

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“The medical establishment is trying to monopolise the use of psychedelics, and this is a real problem”

On February 16th will start the course ‘Working Miracles: Mindfulness & Psychedelics’, a six weeks online course imparted by Dr. Galia Tanay, who is a practitioner of various ancient ways and teacher on the path of freedom. Galia spent many years in deep traditional Buddhist practice and had been teaching intensive meditation retreats for the past 11 years. Galia is a certified Yoga and she holds a Phd in Psychology.  We spoke with Galia about plant medicines, meditation, the online course and the pressencial course that will be held in Catalunya next April 2023. Here you can listen...

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Declaration of the IV Indigenous Ayahuasca Conference: “The spirituality of indigenous peoples is not for sale”

The IV Indigenous Ayahuasca Conference, organised by the Yorenka Tasorentsi Institute (IYT), took place between 25 and 29 September 2022 at its headquarters located in the municipality of Marechal Thaumaturgo, Acre Brazil, on the banks of Río Juruá. The meeting was attended by 389 people, of whom 244 were indigenous and 145 non-indigenous. Among the main themes addressed during those five days were: the protection of the territories of life in the Amazon and their relationship with the world; the challenges faced by current generations to maintain the culture of their peoples; the ethics that...

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“Mental health drugs are like driving a car with both the accelerator and the brake pressed at the same time”

The Barcelona-based Andero Lab has received a Leonardo grant of 40,000 euros from Fundación BBVA for its research into the physiology and treatment of traumatic stress. In an interview published by El País, its founder, neuroscientist Raúl Andero Galí, explains what is known today about this pathology and the limitations offered by current psychiatric drugs to treat this and other ailments: “The drugs now available in mental health, for non-neurological psychiatric disorders, are anxiolytics, to treat anxiety, and antidepressants. These drugs target receptors that are expressed almost...

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The pioneering MDMA study that would have put Spain at the forefront of the psychedelic renaissance

In the next year or two, MDMA will become the first psychedelic drug to be approved as a psychiatric medication by the FDA in the United States. This has been made possible by the perseverance of Rick Doblin and his long-time organisation, MAPS, which has spent years and hundreds of millions of dollars on scientific studies to prove that this molecule, known on the street as “ecstasy“, is effective in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, among other promising applications. Twenty-five years ago, in the late 1990s, a pioneering study carried out in Spain reached (or,...

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