The first part in the new MAPS Digital Learning initiative is Psychedelic Fundamentals, which introduces those interested in learning to the fundamental aspects of psychedelic history, study, applications, and harm reduction.
The series of simple, easy-to-understand lessons is a great place to start for those interested in learning more about psychedelics for the first time, yet it’s also useful for seasoned users who want to improve their knowledge.
The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) announced the online psychedelic education program on Thursday, which provides accurate, evidence-based information about psychedelics to individuals all over the world.
The educational curriculum titled Psychedelic Fundamentals, created in collaboration with Interwoven and presented over five modules, covers a range of themes including psychedelic history, science, clinical research, therapeutic applications, and harm reduction.
Called “a program for everyone – even for people who may never take a psychedelic themselves,” by Shirelle Noble, Director of Digital, MAPS who also noted that within the next few years, millions of individuals may be medically and legally eligible for a prescription of psychedelic-assisted therapy.
Noble believes that access to a science-based educational curriculum, backed by MAPS’ nearly four decades as the world leader in psychedelics, will give people shared language and knowledge to better care for loved ones who may be looking into psychedelic treatments.
ABOUT MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies)
MAPS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana.
Since the organization’s founding in 1986, MAPS has raised over $130 million for psychedelic research and education through donations, events, membership dues, and product sales. With these funds, MAPS has completed the first phase of its Phase 3 clinical trials evaluating MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD, and is now preparing to launch Phase 3 trials of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD and LSD-assisted psychotherapy for anxiety associated with life-threatening diseases.
The MAPS charity, which is funded by both private and charitable donations and grantors, is conducting the most sophisticated psychedelic treatment research on earth.
In addition to supporting clinical research, MAPS also trains therapists, provides online and in-person education about psychedelics and medical marijuana, advocates for policy change, publishes scientific research, organizes conferences and symposia, and hosts a variety of educational resources.
Psychedelic Fundamentals Online Course Overview
For those unfamiliar with psychedelic substances, Psychedelic Fundamentals is an excellent starting place for basic information on how psychedelics function, their effects, and their history.
People who are interested in the use of psychedelics for therapeutic purposes or those seeking up-to-date information about cutting-edge psychedelic research can find value in this course for themselves or loved ones.
This course is also for wonderful those who are already familiar with psychedelics and want to learn more about the policies surrounding their use, as well as harm reduction techniques to increase the likelihood of an “ideal” experience.
Since 1986, MAPS has worked to correct decades of widespread public ignorance on the War on Drugs. Many people are interested in learning more about the transformative power of psychedelics, but there are few resources available to those wanting an authoritative course.
“This is the drug training we should have all received as teenagers,” Noble said.
The Psychedelic Fundamentals coursework is divided into modules that include:
- Psychedelics & Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness
- The Current State of Psychedelics
- Psychedelic Brain Science 101
- Comparing Psychedelic Substances
- Psychedelic Trip Planning & Harm Reduction.
Each module contains a series of short, easy-to-follow lessons complimented by MAPS’ new online community platform, where fellow learners and psychedelic advocates can connect.
The course is available for $29.99 on the official MAPS website here: MAPS Psychedelic Fundamentals Course