… is a process-oriented approach with a focus on holistic mental health: it is less focused on the substitution of symptoms by psychotropic drugs, but aims at resolving underlying core processes.
… is based on the therapeutic notion that transformative experiences enhance brain plasticity, psychological flexibility, mindfulness and psychotherapeutic learning, and support adaptive and compassionate states of consciousness.
… addresses the basic existential need of human beings for reconnection with the broader relational community of life. Deep social and ecological embeddedness nurtures psychological growth and well-being.
Compounds from psychointegrative plants such as ayahuasca and psilocybin mushrooms, also known as “psychedelic medicines” have been used in indigenous medicinal traditions throughout human history to facilitate meaningful transformative experiences.
Psychointegrative medicines are utilized in combination with psychotherapy to accelerate change processes in supportive settings and alleviate mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, addictive and trauma-related disorders.
From a philosophical perspective, psychedelic medicines provide insights into the nature of the human mind and offer valuable tools for the exploration of the molecular epistemology and phenomenology of consciousness.
The vision of transformative psychotherapy is to translate results from pharmacology, neuroscience, psychotherapy and consciousness research into innovative evidence-based clinical practices.
Disclaimer: The information on this website is not intended to encourage the use of ethnobotanicals or psychoactive substances. Transformative Psychotherapy specifically cautions against the use of psychedelics in violation of the law, without appropriate professional guidance and monitoring, or without careful personal evaluation of potential risks and hazards.