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Ayahuasca Healing and Science

Editors: Labate, Beatriz Caiuby, Cavnar, Clancy (Eds.)

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  • Provides a systematic and dense reflection on the therapeutic use of ayahuasca
  • Brings the therapeutic use of ayahuasca to a new level of public examination and academic debate
  • Stimulates discussion on methodological, ethical, and political aspects of research and will enhance the development of this emergent field of studies
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This book offers a series of perspectives on the therapeutic potential of the ritual and clinical use of the Amazonian hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca in the treatment and management of various disorders. This book presents biomedical and anthropological data on the use of ayahuasca and provides critiques on how it is used for treating depression, PTSD, anxiety, substance dependence, and eating disorders. The volume also explores ayahuasca’s role in the psychological well-being and quality of life of humans, and discusses possibilities of it enhancing cognition and coping with grief. The book examines ayahuasca’s association with psychotherapy and also highlights the challenges of integrating plant medicines into psychiatry. Further, the book expands on some preliminary research with animals, suggesting that ayahuasca acts at multiple levels of neural complexity. The study on the neurogenic effects of ayahuasca alkaloids opens a new avenue of research with potential applications ranging from psychiatric disorders to brain damage and dementia. Psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals will find this book relevant to their work regarding substance abuse and alternative medicine.


About the authors

Dr. Beatriz Caiuby Labate (Bia Labate) is a queer Brazilian anthropologist. She has a Ph.D. in social anthropology from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. Her main areas of interest are the study of plant medicines, drug policy, shamanism, ritual, and religion. She is Executive Director of the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines (https://chacruna.net), an organization that provides public education about psychedelic plant medicines. She is Adjunct Faculty at the East-West Psychology Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco. She is also Public Education and Culture Specialist at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). She is co-founder of the Interdisciplinary Group for Psychoactive Studies (NEIP) in Brazil, and editor of NEIP’s website (http://www.neip.info), as well as editor of the Mexican blog Chacruna Lationoamérica (http://drogaspoliticacultura.net). She is author, co-author, and co-editor of twenty-one books, two special-edition journals, and several peer-reviewed articles (http://bialabate.net).

 

Clancy Cavnar has a doctorate in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA. She currently works in private practice in San Francisco, and is Co-Founder and a member of the Board of Directors of the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines. She is also a research associate of the Interdisciplinary Group for Psychoactive Studies (NEIP). She combines an eclectic array of interests and activities as clinical psychologist, artist, and researcher. She has a master of fine arts in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, a master’s in counseling from San Francisco State University, and she completed the Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). She is author and co-author of articles in several peer-reviewed journals and co-editor, with Beatriz Caiuby Labate, of eight books. For more information see: http://neip.info/pesquisadore/clancy-cavnar

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Ayahuasca as a Versatile Therapeutic Agent: From Molecules to Metacognition and Back

    Pages 1-19

    Valle, Marta (et al.)

  • Recent Evidence on the Antidepressant Effects of Ayahuasca

    Pages 21-41

    Palhano-Fontes, Fernanda (et al.)

  • Psychedelic Medicines: A Paradigm Shift from Pharmacological Substitution Towards Transformation-Based Psychiatry

    Pages 43-61

    Scheidegger, Milan

  • Ayahuasca and Psychotherapy: Beyond Integration

    Pages 63-79

    Diament, Mauricio, MD (et al.)

  • A Qualitative Assessment of Risks and Benefits of Ayahuasca for Trauma Survivors

    Pages 81-98

    Nielson, Jessica L. (et al.)

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eBook 106,99 €
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Hardcover 135,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-55687-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ayahuasca Healing and Science
Editors
  • Beatriz Caiuby Labate
  • Clancy Cavnar
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-55688-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-55688-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-55687-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 249
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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