75. Dr Ros Watts – Psilocybin As A Treatment For Depression
I have become more and more interested in community and nature as important ways of integrating not only psychedelic experiences, but just life experiences.
On this week’s Survival of the Kindest podcast I am delighted to welcome Dr Ros Watts. Ros managed to combine both a conventional and unconventional side to her childhood, doing well academically at the same time as enjoying a thriving dance scene. She became a clinical psychologist and got a job supervising people using psilocybin in a clinical trial for depression at Imperial College. What was clear from the outcome of the trial was that people developed a sense of belonging after having taken psilocybin in a therapeutic clinical environment. This naturally led Ros to consider the role of community in mental health. She has designed a therapeutic intervention that connects people both to nature and each other.
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