PSYRES provides funding for Czech scientific projects in the field of researching psychedelics and their use in the treatment of mental illnesses.
Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy brings hope when conventional treatment fails.
Our activities add to the legislative changes of the system and help facilitate the unavailable treatment to patients in need right now.
“Evolution of mankind is paralleled by the increase and expansion of consciousness.”
Psychedelics are psychoactive substances of natural or artificial origin that expand perception, deepen self-knowledge, and open a new perspective on reality. In the hands of experts, they help identify and treat distressing mental states and psychological illnesses. They can also play an important role in a person's personal development.
Czech psychedelic researchers are conducting fundamental scientific research at the same level as the top psychedelic research teams around the world. Our scientists have been preparing the ground for the revolutionary use of the therapeutic potential of psychedelic substances, which in the hands of specialists can bring relief to millions of people with severe forms of depression. Psychedelic assisted therapy can also be applied in palliative care – even now, through a research study we already offer therapy to specific patients.
Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy (PAP) is a great hope for people who are unresponsive to standard treatments. The advantage is the quick onset of the effect of psychedelics. The therapist accompanies the patient in a safe environment, helps the patient understand the lived experience, and consolidates the therapeutic effect.
“Psychedelics have been used since ancient times in many different cultures for treatment of physical and mental ailments. If you wish to widen your perspective and release your creativity, they are an effective tool of self-discovery. I wish that our society re-establishes its pragmatic relationship with these substances and utilizes them in therapy.”
„Mental health problems and depression are a growing world-wide problem. For decades, it’s been just narrowed down to suppressing symptoms. I believe that there is a huge therapeutic potential in psychedelics, not only for the treatment of depression. In my opinion, it’s crucial to support studies of these substances, so in the future, they can be used safely for our benefit.”
Scientific research should be free, it should not be subject to the prejudices and clichés of the time. If there are natural substances that can significantly help people, both individuals and the human species as a whole, it is right to support such research. The more complex our world becomes, the more obvious it is that we cannot limit ourselves to looking after our physical side.
“Psychedelics are part of humankind's history. They have been used as a remedy for soul, a tool which helps us see the problem from a different angle, a tool for improvement of one's creativity and an assistance in coping with things we can't change. It's about time for a paradigm shift. Psychedelics - a changed state of consciousness, help move not only individuals but the civilization for the better. I believe that responsible, conscious, humble and legalized approach to these substances is a real game changer for our society.“
„I support psychedelic research because I see its potential not only in treatment of the ongoing mental illness pandemic, but in raising the collective consciousness as well. That is the development which we as humans have no chance of surviving without.”
„Throughout the years, we often lose our authenticity, because we live in certain cultural and social patterns. This can result in mental chaos and potentially have negative effects on our health. I believe that psychedelics offer a way for us to reconnect with ourselves, expand our state of consciousness and harmonize our internal processes. Those begin with us alone. I believe, however, that those processes can help move the whole society to much needed transformations for the better.”
„Psychedelics are proven to be effective in the treatment of anxiety, depression and personal trauma. I believe that individual inner changes and the personal development that occurs during the therapy have a beneficial effect on the individual and those around him. I consider therapy with expanded states of consciousness using psychedelics under the guidance of experienced therapists to be a today's vision for the future. I believe in a modern transformation of the legal system that will allow for responsible work with psychedelics and further research.”
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