The Exploratorium is an ongoing series of experiential workshops. It allows both subjective (self-)exploration and scientific inquiry into a large variety of methods that may induce altered states of consciousness (ASC).
By (self-)exploration we mean learning about your self in a profoundly subjective and individual manner. In the workshops we encourage you to improve your skills to describe the phenomena that you experience in words and art (the so called 1st person perspective).
During the same session we encourage you to look at your experience from a 3rd person perspective or help others to do so. That is what we mean by inquiry. This is usually done by using validated questionnaires, third-party-observation and occasionally physiological devices (heart beat, skin resistance etc.). This data will be stored savely and anonymously on our servers and may serve as pilot studies for more formal research contexts (as in laboratory contexts with EEG, fNIRS, fMRT etc.). The database is open for MIND members.
The Exploratorium is facilitated by experienced therapists and trainers. Anybody interested in exploring this topic (who is in a stable state of mind!) is invited to participate. Participation is free of charge for MIND members.
The Exploratorium is not a therapy and will not substitute a treatment.