Agenda: How to integrate AEDP with Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy

12-12:45 pm
Overview of Psychedelics, specifically ketamine, and intersection with AEDP

  • Major Drugs being used; focus on ketamine science and research. When to use psychedelics; when to avoid.
  • Set and Setting as organizing principles in psychedelic work and how AEDP makes this easy.
  • The arc of a psychedelic session and the overlap with AEDP states and methods.

12:45-1:45 pm
AEDP as a way to direct psychedelic sessions

  • Using the triangle of experience and fundamentals of AEDP for preparation of ketamine sessions.
  • AEDP helps identify stuck points, establish an optimal internal state for psychedelic work, and inform intention-setting
  • Video example

1:45-2:05 pm Break

AEDP as an ideal way to hold and direct ketamine sessions

  • Co-creating safety; using portrayals in psychedelic sessions; working with the non-rational state.
  • Evoking affect; being with terror, fear and rage. Use of fierce love in psychedelic states. Identifying and riding healing affects using states of awe, conviction, mysticism or spirituality.
  • Working with non-rational experience.
  • video example

3:05-3:20 Break

3:20-4:20 pm

  • AEDP is ideal for integrating ketamine work.
  • Meta-processing, stating new truth, using state 4, the true self to commit to new action for the future.
  • Cherishing regret, atoning, and self compassion in psychedelic states.
  • Video example

4:20-5:00 pm

  • Closing review and discussion
  • Dangers, boundaries and caveats
  • Suggestions for future exploration
  • Discussion