While psychedelic therapies show promise for treating PTSD, depression, anxiety, addiction, and more, most research has excluded people of colour. This mini-course (60 minutes) explores how psychedelics can support mental health and healing for ethnic minorities.
Review relevant studies documenting the lack of diversity in psychedelic research. Examine how discrimination impacts communities of colour and how psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy could help or harm these groups. Learn about efforts to ensure access to culturally-informed psychedelic care as these treatments expand, including prioritizing providers of colour and culturally competent approaches.
Gain insights into new research on psychedelics across racialized populations. This timely course empowers professionals to deliver psychedelic therapies equitably and sensitively, honouring the importance of race, ethnicity, and culture in healing.
Tatayo (“Fruit of the Wind”) first arrived in Gabon in 1971 at the age of 21 and became a Gabonese citizen. In 1979, he became the first white person to be initiated into the Bwiti Fang tradition in Gabon. In 1994, he was initiated into the Misokko tradition. As a guide for numerous expeditions and missions, including those of National Geographic, the BBC, and others, Tatayo is considered to have “opened the door” to westerners in Gabon.