In Psilocybin Therapy, Dr. JJ Pursell explores the next frontier in mental health: the therapeutic use of psilocybin mushrooms and related psychedelics. Readers will learn about the chemical makeup of mushrooms and what makes them powerful, the history of the fungi, the thought leaders in the movement, and the impact of psilocybin on the brain. Additional chapters explore how to use psilocybin with a facilitator, how psychedelics can help users work through deep psychological issues, what microdosing means, and how to assess potential risks. Pursell weaves her personal experience with psilocybin as both a user and a facilitator throughout the text. The result is a relatable, accessible, and helpful guide for those seeking a new form of self-discovery and healing.
Dr. JJ Pursell is a naturopathic physician, acupuncturist, author, and entrepreneur. She owned and operated a small chain of herb shoppes over 13 years in both Portland, Oregon, and Brooklyn, New York. Since publishing her first book in 2015, she has focused on her patients and her practice while also writing, speaking, and consulting.