Open Journal

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An Update from CCM

We would like to provide our community with an update on our commitment to ethics in our teaching programs and our ongoing work to respond to recent allegations impacting our industry.  CCM is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its students and training practitioners. CCM designed its programs to model and teach the highest…

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The Facts About the Center for Consciousness Medicine

The Center for Consciousness Medicine is a not for profit 501c3 organization focused on education and advancing the safe, ethical, and legal practices of psychedelic-assisted therapy. While our field of practice has risen in popularity over recent years, a number of questions about our work and our organization remain.  Below are answers to common questions,…

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Ethics and Psychedelic-assisted Therapy ~ The Responsibility of Taking the Guide Seat

I wish to share the following as executive director of The Center for Consciousness Medicine (CCM), and as the daughter of Aharon Grossbard and Francoise Bourzat, two of the people whose ethics have been in question. This time has been challenging for me on a personal level, and my commitment to the overall vision for…

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Ethical Standards & Psychedelics

Ethics are not merely a code of conduct, but reflective of an internal stance and orientation around being in relationship…

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The Complexity of Guiding

We are launching this blog post series in hopes of joining in constructive conversation within the psychedelic community.  Through the series, individual staff members within CCM will share their personal perspectives and viewpoints. The views, information, and opinions expressed as part of this blog series are solely those of the author of each post and…

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Destigmatizing Plant Medicine

Thank you for joining me. First, I’d like to briefly introduce myself and frame this monthly open journal series. My name is Kabir and I work at CCM with a primary focus on communications and research. I’d like to use this space as an opportunity to share thoughts related to plant medicine, holistic healing, academic…