This 20-minute educational video teaches psychedelic drug users how to minimize psychological risks and explore the therapeutic applications of psychedelics. Narrated by Donna Dryer, M.D., the video demonstrates examples of when and how to help a friend, peer, or loved one make the most out of a difficult experience with psychedelics. It elaborates on the four basic principles of psychedelic therapy: 1) Create a safe space 2) Sitting, not guiding 3) Talk through, don't talk down 4) 'Difficult' is not necessarily 'bad.'
Working with Difficult Psychedelic Experiences was originally produced for the curriculum of a church-based harm reduction drug education program for teenagers, but is intended as a tool for anyone who has ever used psychedelics, for anyone who might in the future, for anyone who knows someone who has ever used psychedelics, or for anyone who knows someone who might in the future. In other words, you!
Working with Difficult Psychedelic Experiences is produced by Bricolage Media and MAPS (the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies), and directed and written by MAPS Director of Communications Jag Davies. Please feel free to share this video with your students, teachers, friends, family, and anyone else who may find it useful.
See MAPS for source and video download.