The F.I. public psychedelics practitioner training program is for public psychedelics practitioners. The first-ever EEG brain imaging study of 5 MeO-DMT done in retreat center participants will be co-sponsored by Tandava Retreats and University College London UCL.
Tandava Retreats uses synthetic 5 MeO-DMT in support of species conservation and sustainability, a compound traditionally derives from the Sonoran Desert toad Bufo alvarius.
We have found the experience of synthetic 5 MeO-DMT to be identical to to the toad secretion, which is important to note during the rise in popularity of this medicine, Tandava CEO Joel Brierre said. It is safer and more effective to use with participants, but it has the repeatable consistency and precision dosage needed for proper research to be done. The study collaborators are trying to reveal questions regarding 5 MeO-DMT mechanism of action in general and in particular within naturalistic settings, as opposed to medical clinical ones, and how it could be better served to retreat participants.
In order to understand the effects of the substance on mental health and well-being, it is necessary to look at the actual contexts in which it is used, according to the study PI Jeremy Skipper. It will make it possible to understand whether individual differences in brain responses are associated with the different meanings people make of their experiences.
Skipper said that we hope to contribute not only to a better scientific understanding of how 5 MeO-DMT works in the brain, but also to enabling individualized approaches that maximize the efficacy of 5 MeO-DMT therapies and retreats.
Brierre is F.I. and will be involved in the study. CEO, as well as F.I. It aims to collect quantitative and qualitative data from participants at Tandava to assess changes in wellbeing, beliefs, and personality.
The study expects to count with participation of 32 people engaged in ceremonial 5 MeO-DMT practices at Tandava Retreats in Tepoztl n, Mexico, using spontaneous neural imagery using electroencephalography EEG both before and during the psychoactive experience.
The study costs about $108.437 89,205, of which a UK-based charity has already donated $40.898 33,645. Tandava will donate retreat and integration costs for 15 out of 30 study participants. Crowdfunding is available for those willing to support the study.