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From Silicon Valley to alternative healing circles, people are making grand claims that microdosing can do everything from boost your creativity to treat severe depression. But what do we actually know about it? Dr. James Fadiman—a pioneering psychedelic researcher—has compiled the largest database in the world of microdosing reports. His website on how to microdose—including how often and how much to do—is often referenced as the go-to protocol. In this 90-minute webinar with DoubleBlind, he’ll cover what the science actually shows about microdosing, what conditions microdosing has shown promise for, potential risks, and much more. There will also be time for questions from our readers.
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About Dr. James Fadiman:
James Fadiman, Ph.D., was a part of the first wave of pioneering psychedelic researchers in the 1960s in the U.S. He is the co-founder of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, which later became Sofia University, and the author of several, well-known psychedelic books includingThe Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University in 1960. While in Paris in 1961, his friend and former Harvard undergraduate adviser, Ram Dass (then known as Richard Alpert), introduced him to psychedelics. As a graduate student at Stanford, Fadiman was Stewart Brand's LSD guide on Brand's first LSD trip in 1962, at Myron Stolaroff's International Foundation for Advanced Study in Menlo Park, California. While living in Menlo Park, Fadiman and his wife were Ken Kesey's Perry Lane neighbors and friends. He went on to run his own management-consulting firm, help found a commune in New Mexico, and teach at universities. He has a forthcoming book on consciousness, with Jordan Gruber, entitledYour Symphony of Selves: Discover and Understand More of Who We Are.
From his initial rediscovery of microdosing, and developing a protocol based on early reports, he was surprised to discover that while microdose users reported no traditional psychedelic effects, they described a wide spectrum of improved physical and mental conditions as well as a span of improvements related to cognitive and emotional functioning. Teaming up with Dr. Sophia Korb, they developed a format to record online daily and longer-term changes. Several thousand individuals from 51 countries verified prior results and reported a myriad of other unanticipated improvements. As excellent small well-funded university studies are being used to validate or question these initial findings, he is focusing on areas, not mentioned before, where microdoses are helping individuals that have not done well with conventional medical treatments.
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