Mind Medicine Australia’s New Zealand Chapter is thrilled to welcome you to the exclusive screening of Trip of Compassion, an acclaimed Israeli documentary on MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Trip of Compassion follows a number of patients participating in clinical trials in Israel, and is the first feature documentary to show footage from within psychedelic-assisted therapy sessions.
- Date: Tuesday 27 July
- Venue: Christchurch Exchange, 376 Wilsons Road, Waltham, Christchurch https://www.xchc.co.nz/
- Time: Doors open 6pm
- Formalities commence: 6.30pm
- Movie Commences: 6.45pm
- Panel of Experts: 8pm
Light refreshments will be provided
Please note that content may disturb some viewers.
“I felt like I went through 15 years of psychological therapy in one night.”
– Patient featured in Trip of Compassion
Watch the trailer here:
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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.
Tania de Jong AM
LL.B (Hons), GradDipMus
Co-founder Mind Medicine Australia, Founder Creative Universe, Creativity Australia, The Song Room & Creative Innovation Global
Tania de Jong AM is a trail-blazing Australian soprano, award-winning social entrepreneur, creative innovation catalyst, spiritual journey woman, storyteller and global speaker. Tania is one of Australia’s most successful female entrepreneurs and innovators developing 6 businesses and 3 charities including Creative Universe, Creativity Australia and With One Voice, Creative Innovation Global, Mind Medicine Australia, Dimension5, MTA Entertainment & Events, Pot-Pourri and The Song Room.
She works across the public, private, creative and community sectors and is passionate about mental health, innovation, diversity and inclusion. Tania speaks and sings around the world as a soloist and with her group Pot-Pourri releasing twelve albums. She is Founder and Executive Producer of future-shaping events series, Creative Innovation Global and is now producing the Global Summit on Psychedelic Medicines for Mental Health.
She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in June 2008. Tania was named in the 100 Women of Influence, the 100 Australian Most Influential Entrepreneurs and named as one of the 100 most influential people in psychedelics globally in 2021. Tania’s TED Talk ‘How Singing Together Changes The Brain’ has sparked international interest. Tania’s mission is to change the world, one voice at a time!
B.Science (Neuroscience), Grad Dip (Psych)
Melissa is an advocate for innovative solutions for mental health and is on a mission to cultivate an evidence and experience-based understanding of consciousness. Melissa is Secretary of Psychedelic Research in Science and Medicine, Education and Communications Fellow at Mind Medicine Australia, co- founder of The Australian Psychedelic Society and a member of the UK-Australian Young Leaders Forum. After graduating in Neuroscience from the University of Melbourne, Melissa travelled to leading international centres of psychedelic research, transformative technology, meditation and somatic practices to forecast next-generation mental health treatments. Currently, Melissa supports Australian psychedelic research trials at PRISM, the translation of clinical findings for advocacy and clinical training at Mind Medicine Australia and is a post-graduate psychology student at The University of Melbourne.
Melissa is an experienced meditation guide, having studied under Mingyur Rinpoche of the Mahamudra lineage. She is passionate about the potential of mindfulness-based approaches to scaffold and accentuate psychedelic healing.
As a preparation and integration coach, Melissa’s values the multiplicity of every individual and welcomes the whole person into every session. Melissa’s approach is informed by a scientific outlook, a transpersonal perspective, a positive psychology lens and grounded in somatic awareness.
Melissa seeks to create a space that nurtures the therapeutic, poetic, and eudaemonic capacities of the psyche.
In her creative time, Melissa enjoys her yoga practice, poetry, dance and painting.