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The endocannabinoid system is essential for human homeostasis. An ancient signalling system ubiquitous in vertebrates. There is increasing evidence that ECS dysregulation results in numerous diseases as well inhibiting the bodies innate healing response. As we look to the future of psychedelic assisted therapy programmes endocannabinoid medicine will have a vital role to play in preparing people for the assisted psychotherapy process.
This session will explore:
What is the ECS?
How is the ECS involved in the development and treatment of PTSD / anxiety / depression?
How can we manipulate the ECS to improve assisted psychotherapy outcomes?
Date: Wednesday 13 January 2021
Time: 7:25pm for 7:30pm start – 8:45pm (incl Q&A) (AEDT)
The presentation WILL BEGIN AT 7:30pm.
Location: Online. A link will be emailed to you with the viewing details once you have registered.
Following the presentation, there will be a Q & A panel with Dr Jamie Rickcord, Tania de Jong AM and Dr Alana Roy. This will be an opportunity to engage in a discussion about psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies for mental illness broadly, and what Mind Medicine Australia and other local organisations are doing here in Australia.
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More about medicinal psychedelic treatments:
Psychedelic-assisted treatments offer enormous potential in providing a meaningful alternative to current treatments for mental illness. PTSD is a debilitating condition that affects tens of millions of people worldwide, with many more trauma victims diagnosed with comorbid conditions such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders. In recent clinical trials, MDMA has been shown to produce reliable clinical improvements, restoring patient safety and self-agency even for individuals who have suffered with PTSD for many years, and for whom many treatments have failed.
The wave of clinical psychedelic research and regulatory support is rapidly building, with experts forecasting the availability of psychedelic-assisted treatments in the US and EU within the next 2 to 5 years, subject to positive clinical outcomes in large trials that are currently underway.
Dr Jamie Rickcord
MBBS BSc (Hons) FRACGP
Dr Jamie has practised medicine since graduating from Imperial College, London in 2006 and for the last 8 years has worked as a GP in the Northern Rivers of NSW. He is the founder of Ananda Clinics in Byron Bay – one of Australia’s first to be dedicated to plant medicine. Jamie is an experienced prescriber of medicinal cannabis and is studying a Masters in Trauma Informed Psychotherapy. He is totally committed to the birth of a new paradigm in mainstream society where plant medicines are accepted as the remarkable gifts from nature that they are. Jamie is also a rural health advisor who believes that rural Australians who have been through drought and fire will benefit greatly from these treatments.
His interests are in healing trauma and the expansion of human potential. In his spare time Jamie surfs, plays his guitars and spends the rest of his time with his 3 year old son.