january, 2019

28jan19:0021:00Event OverTherapy versus Self-Treatment: Highlighting challenges in the development of legal and safe psychedelic therapiesPanel in the Forum Bewusstseinskultur | MIND Foundation | Language: English

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Event in the MIND Academy’s Forum Bewusstseinskultur 

“Scientific research programs on consciousness and its neurofunctional correlates could be greatly optimized if researchers were well travelled in phenomenal state space, if they were cultivated in terms of the richness of their own inner experience as well.“
Prof. Dr. Thomas Metzinger

The Forum Bewusstseinskultur includes events that address a general public. Usually there is no or low requirement for technical terminology. The Forum Bewusstseinskultur strives for connecting science and culture. We seek to establish an evidence-based culture of consciousness. The Forum Bewusstseinskultur integrates first and third person perspectives on consciousness and particularly the psychedelic experience. Click HERE for more information about the MIND Academy and its four different tracks.

Therapy versus Self-Treatment: Highlighting challenges in the development of legal and safe psychedelic therapies

On Monday Jan 28th, 2019 at 7.30 pm, the MIND Academy invites you to a public talk followed by a panel on “Therapy versus Self-Treatment: Highlighting the challenges in the development of legal and safe psychedelic therapy” by Dr. Henrik Jungaberle. We will confirm the panelists in the course of this week and will be happy to invite participants from the audience on stage as well. The panel will be moderated by Dr. med. Andrea Jungaberle.

The presentation draws on research about self-treatment in the psychedelic field from a 10-year-longitudinal project at the University of Heidelberg by the presenter and his research group. It will be framed in the context of the most recent developments in evidence-based psychedelic research and therapies.

Traditionally, the use of psychedelics is categorized as either therapeutic, recreational or spiritual/religious. The first is usually thought to require the assistance of a therapeutic guide, whereas the second is directed by the person using psychedelics herself and the third – “spiritual uses” – may involve a larger variety of directed or self-empowered practices.

  • Should we consider self-treatment with psychedelics a problematic form of self-medication or courageous self-empowerment?
  • What arethe concepts for regulation and education of people given the considerable number of groups in society who may be self-treating?
  • Does self-treatment with psychedelics harm or hurt the therapeutic process?
  • Are there people for whomsuch forms of self-treatment actually work well and others who rather suffer from these practices?

Beginning with the topic of “self-treatment,” the MIND Academy is introducing a series of public discussions about challenges that come with the psychedelic renaissance. These involve presentations and panels with national and international experts on topics like drug side effects, triggered or aggravated psychiatric conditions, patients’ unfavourable expectations around therapy and therapists (like breakthrough fantasies), narcissistic therapist personalities, abuse of power by therapists like “guruism” and sexual misconduct, the idealization of spirituality within psychotherapies, therapists’ training and others.

Dr. sc.hum. Henrik Jungaberle has his doctorate in the human sciences and works as a prevention, drug and psychedelic researcher and author. He has treated patients and conducted research at the University Hospital Heidelberg for almost 20 years. The panelists will be announced later in the week.

Location: The MIND Foundation’s new address: Rudi-Dutschke-Straße 23, 10969 Berlin, 1st floor

Box office tickets at event time include a 2 € handling fee for everybody who pays in cash.

For low income validation, please send via e-mail a photo/scan of your student card/Hartz IV notice to booking@mind-foundation.org (just answer to the confirmation mail after you ordered).

Please arrive 15-30 min. before the event so we can have a smooth check-in.


(Monday) 19:00 - 21:00


betahaus Berlin

Rudi-Dutschke-Straße 23

Speakers for this event

  • Andrea Jungaberle

    Andrea Jungaberle

    Dr. med.

    Dr. med. Andrea Jungaberle (previous Zeuch) is a medical doctor living and working in Berlin. She is specialized in Emergency Medicine and works mainly in Intensive Care. She has facilitated workshops on Psychedelic Integration with Dr. Henrik Jungaberle since 2015. Her interests in altered states of consciousness range from psychedelics over breathwork to yoga with a focus on integrative practises. She is one of the founders of MIND European Foundation for Psychedelic Science and a member of the Swiss Association for Psycholytic Studies (SÄPT). She is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, participated in the MAPS training for MDMA assisted therapy and involved in scientific projects on the nature of expanded states of consciousness.

    Dr. med.

  • Henrik Jungaberle

    Henrik Jungaberle

    Dr. sc. hum.

    Dr. sc. hum. Henrik Jungaberle is a drug and prevention researcher with a background in public health and social sciences. He also works as a prevention practitioner. His focus is on human development, integration and integrity in the use of psychoactive substances – and shaping this on the individual, social and political level.

    Dr. sc. hum.


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