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  • Art of Dying
  • CEs
  • Death Awareness
  • Death Education
  • End of Life
  • Living & Dying
  • Palliative Care
  • Thanatology
  • Well-being

End of Life Existential Distress and Psychedelic Mystical Experience As An Effective Treatment

with Anthony Bossis, PhD

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

An Evening Workshop
Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm ET


During this event, we will present the findings from the 2016 landmark NYU School of Medicine clinical trial on psychedelic research aimed to relieve the psychological and existential suffering associated with a life-threatening illness or the end of life. The trial demonstrated the efficacy of a single psilocybin-generated mystical experience in helping individuals with cancer cultivate meaning, enhance existential and psycho-spiritual well-being and foster a greater acceptance of the dying process with less anxiety.


The scientific findings of reduction in depression, anxiety, hopelessness and demoralization will be presented along with implications for the future of palliative and hospice care, and the study of thanatology and consciousness. Psilocybin is the psychoactive compound found in specific species of mushrooms.


Features of a mystical experience include unity, sacredness, transcendence, ineffability and an enhanced awareness of positive emotions including that of love. Mystical experiences offer a novel therapeutic approach to promote an openness to the mystery of death and to a deeper understanding for the study of meaning and spirituality.


Note: This program will be offered online. Sessions of all our online programs will be recorded and shared with registrants after each is completed for 90 days.

CERTIFICATE IN THE ART OF DYING: INTEGRATIVE THANATOLOGY

This program is part of the Certificate in the Art of Dying: Integrative Thanatology training. It  can be taken individually or as part of the Thanatology curriculum. No previous experience is required.

TRAINING FREE INTRO CLASSES:

Tuesday, August 31 – with Jan Booth, 7:00 – 9:00 pm ET – REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, September 28 – with Jan Booth, 7:00 – 9:00 pm ET – REGISTER HERE

WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR THIS COURSE

  • Prerequisites: N/A
  • Supplies list for the class: N/A
  • Zoom Software Requirements: This is an online course that requires Zoom webinar software. Zoom is easy to use. Click HERE to make sure your computer is set-up correctly.

End of Life Existential Distress and Psychedelic Mystical Experience As An Effective Treatment

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  • 1 Session(s)
  • Dec 15 2021 7:00 PM ET

Members

$40 EARLY BIRD UNTIL 11/10 THEN 50

Non-Members

$40 EARLY BIRD UNTIL 11/10 THEN 50

Anthony P. Bossis, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine conducting FDA-approved research with the psychedelic compound psilocybin since 2009.

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