Psychedelic Preparation and Integration

What is psychedelic medicine?


Psychedelic medicine is any psychedelic substance that is used with the intention of enabling healing. Psychedelic medicine can be chemical compounds made in a lab (such as MDMA, LSD and Ketamine) or derived from plants (such as psilocybin in mushrooms and DMT in ayahuasca and mescaline). The latter of which is often referred to as plant medicine.

Psychedelics have been used for healing for centuries. Western science began to recognise the healing properties of psychedelics in the 1950s. However, progress was interrupted in the 1970s when the US government classified all psychedelics as ‘drugs of abuse’ with no recognised medical value. The UK and other countries soon followed suit. 

In a recent revival of controlled clinical studies, the positive outcomes of treatment for addiction, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have led the US government to make a
U-turn. A growing number of states in the US have legalised the medicinal use of cannabis, psilocybin and MDMA. A reemergence of clinical trials in the UK and worldwide give hope that the healing properties of psychedelics may soon be available to all who may benefit from them.

Why psychedelics?

Recent studies bring to light what makes psychedelics such an effective healing agent. The psychedelic experience gets to the heart of the issues that make us feel stuck, unable to change or to move forward. Psychedelics unlock old neurological patterns and open up new ways of thinking, resulting in lasting positive emotional and behavioural changes.  

Many people fly to South America for traditional psychedelic medicines where shamans have been holding ceremonies for thousands of years. However, the tradition of healing has changed. Originally, the entire community, both shamans and tribe members, were involved in the preparation, the psychedelic ceremonies and the integration of the patient's healing.

In modern times, we might fly into the jungle for a few days, have a ceremony and fly out shortly after.
Or we might visit a clinic or a retreat centre for the medicine. Then we step back into our old lives where often those around us are unaware of the best ways to support our healing. Friends and family relate to us in the ways they always have. It is easy to fall back into our old patterns of being. This is why therapeutic support after taking psychedelic medicine is very important.

How psychedelics work






Many people have profoundly positive experiences with psychedelics. However, ceremonies, psychedelic medicines and their distributors are unregulated outside of clinical trials. So preparation, settings and aftercare vary greatly. As a result, some people have negative experiences. Even when all the aspects of the psychedelic setting are safe and supportive, a psychedelic experience can sometimes be challenging. When negative experiences cause issues long past the psychedelic journey, Neu Practice can support you. 

At Neu Practice, we offer mind-body based treatments and neuro-processing interventions that facilitate integration of adverse experiences, helping you transform your negative journey into an opportunity for learning and transformation. 

What Neu Practice offers

Aftercare for difficult experiences

The most important time in a psychedelic journey is in the following days, weeks and months after the experience. During this valuable time, we help you translate new insights and mind shifts into next steps, life goals and personal growth. 

We provide cutting-edge treatments that help you recognise and address any psychological roadblocks that come up along the way. We support you in building the courage and resilience to turn your learnings into lasting transformation so you can cultivate the life that you want. 


Before your psychedelic journey, we walk you through what to expect, help you develop a heart-felt intention and equip you with grounding skills so you feel calm and ready for the experience. We teach you how to find and strengthen your internal resources so you can rely on them during your journey. 


At Neu Practice, we combine compassionate and knowledgeable preparation, guidance and aftercare that enables you to get the most out of your psychedelic experience. Whether you come to us before or after your journey, we can support you.



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