Daniel Perkins – Exploring Ayahuasca Practices & Reported Effects: Data From A Global Survey
There is increasing evidence that ayahuasca may have therapeutic effects for people with mood, anxiety and substance use disorders, with most studies also indicating that ongoing consumption does not lead to adverse physical or mental health effects. However, to date most research has been undertaken in the ayahuasca churches and it is not clear to what degree benefits and risks may vary across settings. This presentation draws on early data from a global survey of ayahuasca drinking being undertaken to explore practices and reported outcomes and risks in a range of settings. Significant variation is evident in practices associated with ayahuasca drinking across contexts and while the majority of drinkers report a wide range of benefits to their health and wellbeing, adverse effects are not uncommon. Results across these areas are outlined, and approaches being used by ayahuasca groups to support positive outcomes and safe practice discussed.
Filmed at Breaking Convention 2017
4th International Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness
University of Greenwich London – June 30th – July 2nd 2017
Sponsored by ‘The Temple of the Way of Light’ and ‘Chaikuni Institute’
The Temple of the Way of Light is a pioneering ayahuasca retreat center that works with indigenous Shipibo male and female healers in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. The Temple emphasises integration as a pillar of the healing and personal growth process, providing a strong network of support during and after the retreats. Via collaborations with ICEERS and the Beckley Foundation, the Temple is also at the forefront of psychedelic research.
To learn more, visit us at https://templeofthewayoflight.org/.”
The Chaikuni Institute is a non-profit association established by the Temple of the Way of Light. It aims to complement the personal healing work facilitated by the Temple with social justice and environmental rights advocacy and action. Chaikuni focuses on empowering and accompanying grassroots projects and initiatives that are defined by the needs of the inhabitants of the amazon rainforest themselves.
To learn more, visit us at http://chaikuni.org/