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Psychedelics increase nature-relatedness | Sam Gandy, Ph.D. ~ ATTMind 116

Psychedelics increase nature-relatedness | Sam Gandy, Ph.D. ~ ATTMind 116

Update: 2020-02-28
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Dr. Sam Gandy joins us is on Adventures Through The Mind to explore eco-therapy, nature-immersion, where the scientific observation that psychedelics increase nature-relatedness does and does not weave into our facing of the climate crisis.

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  • the transformative power of awe in the psychedelic experience
  • psychological disconnect and the climate crises
  • some criticism of Extinction Rebellion’s Gale Bradbrook’s comments at Breaking Convention
  • nature-relatedness and its connection to pro-environmental behaviors
  • eco-anxiety and  environmental melancholia
  • the ecological costs of civilization’s materialist success
  • Gandy's research showing that psychedelics increase nature-relatedness
  • the difference between nature-relatedness and nature-immersion
  • the massive diversity of benefits of nature immersion
  • the connection between nature-relatedness and pro-sociability
  • nature-immersion and nature-connection increase capacity for self-reflection
  • psychedelics as tools for eco-therapy
  • ego-dissolution and the impact of nature-immersion
  • how nature immersion might fit in clinical practice with psychedelic therapy
  • the sense of 'connection' and its value in positive outcomes with psilocybin for depression
  • the practice of acknowledging nature and the value it offers our wellbeing and cognition
  • microdosing the forest
  • there’s something special about psilocybin over other psychedelics
  • are psychedelics “agents” or “tools”?
  • psilocybin is more like ayahuasca than LSD
  • future research with psilocybin and nature-relatedness
  • what is psilocybin’s role in nature? Debunking the insect repellant theory
  • the failures of sensationalist reporting on psychedelic science
  • psychedelics will not save us from the climate crisis, but they might help
  • the risks of going mainstream
  • why I won’t read Michael Pollan’s How To Change Your Mind
  • the value of feeling the grief and pain of ecological destruction
  • the wellbeing benefits of accepting unpleasant emotional state
  • details about Sam Gandy’s upcoming research plans and contact details
 
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Psychedelics increase nature-relatedness | Sam Gandy, Ph.D. ~ ATTMind 116

Psychedelics increase nature-relatedness | Sam Gandy, Ph.D. ~ ATTMind 116

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