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AD: Trip therapy 2 years of therapy in one truffle session

General newspaper trip

The Algemeen Dagblad

The AD writes more often about psychedelics as a therapeutic tool and now also about trip therapy. The contents of the articles vary and we list a few of them here.

  • 'Truffle as popular as forbidden mushroom'
  • 'The mushroom is not a direct danger to public health'
  • MDMA, ketamine and ayahuasca as a medical remedy? 'If you believe in it, it works'
  • Mushrooms for breakfast for a better mood
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Trip therapy: not two years with a therapist, but one good trip for a mental breakthrough

The best title is of course about triptherapie.nl and that is the headline above. How great is it when a client writes about us in the AD where the title suggests that the session we did with her was so powerful that it was 2 years of therapy in 1 day? On that day in question I didn't know that Suus Ruis was a writer (Journalist / author of all kinds of books / professional essay writer / hired wordsmith / sharpest pencil in the box in her own words). This individual truffle session at home was initially intended to treat fears and depression.

The highlights of the article

Some highlights of the article to give you an idea of what it is about:

After a turbulent youth full of trauma and loss, journalist Suus Ruis (47) struggles with fears and depression. Because she does not feel like long-term psychotherapy, she decides to go for psychedelics, the active substance in truffles and magic mushrooms. 'And I am still strongly anti-drugs.'

Long story short: my anxiety did not improve over time, and when I was about 22, a leaden and pitch-black depression struck me. Intensive psychotherapy and medication helped me recover, but it has always remained a point of attention.

The same image emerges throughout the entire trip: me as a little girl on a boat, sailing on a dark, rough sea. Well, sailing… holding on to a mast with white knuckles and hoping that the gigantic waves don't swallow me up. As the psilocybin slowly starts to wear off, I realize that those waves are so high and wild and uncontrollable because I'm making them that way. I have come to see life as an untameable, threatening sea. We just have to wait until that boat capsizes.

Let's be honest: they're not gone yet. But I notice that situations that normally scare me – a confrontational phone call with a client, for example – suddenly affect me much less. As if a soft blanket has been placed over that stone in my stomach. And when fear does arise, it disappears much faster.

The full article

You can read the full article via the link below:

Trip therapy: not two years with a therapist, but one good trip for a mental breakthrough (AD.nl)

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