Microdosing psilocybin involves taking small, sub-perceptual doses of the psychedelic compound found in certain species of mushrooms. Based on research, there are a few theories on how the exact mechanism of microdosing psilocybin helps with emotional healing.
Microdosing psilocybin may help regulate emotions by increasing the activity of serotonin receptors in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is involved in regulating mood, appetite, and sleep. Psilocybin has been shown to bind to serotonin receptors in the brain, which may help to increase the availability of serotonin and improve mood.
Studies have shown that psilocybin increases the formation of new neural connections, which help to improve emotional processing and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. Neuroplasticity is the brain's ability to reorganize and adapt. This is where magic mushrooms excel!
While microdosing, people often gain new insights into their emotions and patterns of thinking, which can lead to increased self-awareness and a greater sense of personal growth. This can be particularly helpful for people who have experienced trauma or other challenging life events, as it helps them process and integrate their experiences in a more constructive way.
There are a few ways in which hypnosis improves the effects of psilocybin for personal growth.
Firstly, hypnosis creates a relaxed and focused state of mind, which greatly improves the likelihood of more easily navigating and integrating the sometimes intense and emotionally charged experiences that can come with taking psychedelics.
Secondly, hypnosis guides individuals to access deeper levels of consciousness and explore their inner world in a more structured and intentional way. By guiding individuals through visualization and positive suggestion, hypnosis helps individuals to access and work through unconscious patterns and beliefs that may be holding them back from personal growth or healing.
Additionally, hypnosis can help individuals to develop greater self-awareness and mindfulness in everyday life, which can be helpful for navigating the insights and revelations that can come with taking psilocybin. By learning to observe and regulate their thoughts and emotions, individuals are better able to process and integrate their psychedelic experiences. Integration is really the key to a successful psychedelic experience.
Danae Jensen is a Wellness Facilitator and creator of the True Reflections Hypnosis Journey - one of the first healing journeys to intentionally integrate hypnosis and psilocybin.