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Psilocybin facilitation is now legal and available within Oregon. Read on to learn what you need to know about how it works.Learn More About Psilocybin Facilitation
Introduction to psilocybin
The magic of mushrooms is found in the psychoactive ingredient psilocin found within over 200 species of mushrooms indigenous around the world (except Antarctica). Mushrooms have been used medicinally for millennia and are now making their way into the Western world through profound research outcomes in mental health and other chronic and debilitating conditions.
Magic mushrooms and other fungi are highly intelligent species that have evolved with life on Earth. They allow the forest to communicate through networks of mycelia hidden in the soil under our feet.
The synchronicity of psilocybin mushrooms and human nature is beautiful and these magic mushrooms are said to offer answers, insight, emotional release and fresh perspectives to life allowing deep transformative healing. Psilocybin enhances your body’s natural ability to heal and reconnect with your inner wisdom to shift stress, anxiety, grief and physical conditions that create disconnection.
Remember who you are and connect with all that is to adapt, grow and live in wonder of this one beautiful life.
Psilocybin Facilitation: What is it & what are the benefits?
Psilocybin or its derivative psilocin are both a naturally occurring psychedelic compounds found in more than 200 species of hallucinogenic mushrooms. Psilocin acts on serotonin receptors in the brain which may alter mood, perception, cognition and hallucinations.
For thousands of years psilocybin mushrooms have been used in spiritual and shamanic ceremonies and medicinally in many different cultures around the world. More recently psilocybin has been shown to be a highly effective therapeutic tool for the treatment of depression, cluster headaches, obsessive-compulsive disorders, PTSD, anxiety, as well as addiction. And the research continues to build for other conditions and symptoms.
Benefits of psilocybin also include:
- Deeper connection with the world
- New appreciation of life
- Improved creativity and cognitive flexibility
- Improved emotional processing
- Healing through emotional release
- Mystical or peak experience
Psilocybin & The Brain: How does it work?
When psilocybin mushrooms are ingested, psilocin the active ingredient is metabolized and interacts with the serotonin receptors in the brain. The alteration in thoughts, mood and perception are called a journey or trip, and is a trip into the subconscious mind.
The default mode network (DMN) is a functional network within the brain that creates order to minimize uncertainty, and organizes all the stimulation coming in via the senses. The DMN is thought to be the origin of the ego or self and the narratives or stories you believe and tell about yourself. It is active when you are focused internally. Psilocybin’s mechanism of action decreases activity or down regulates the default mode network rewiring neural pathways temporarily. This reset allows for changes in perception, mood and thoughts. The temporary shake in the snow globe of the brain affects mental constructs related to your autobiographical story about self and others, as well as your memories. Activity of the DMN is high with rumination, self-reflection and self-criticism, and is thought to be hyperactive in depression, anxiety, OCD and chronic pain. Hence, psilocybin being a possible beneficial therapy for these experience and conditions.
Psilocybin is associated with increased connectivity in the DMN and other networks in the brain, allowing for expanded communication. This ability for rewiring of neural connections has show to rewrite old negative patterns allowing fresh perspectives and insights. This is often the experience of interconnectedness and ego dissolution enabling change in thoughts and beliefs.
The synchronicity of the relaxed beliefs under psychedelics (REBUS) model with attachment theory is yet another way the DMN is affected while on psilocybin. Attachment theory is based on the internal working models in the brain related to God and others. Insecure attachment bonds created early on in life move into secure attachment bonds through psychedelic therapy. This occurs due to the decrease in DMN activity from ingestion of psilocybin, relaxing the grip of previously rigid and defensive thought patterns.
Psilocybin therapy paired with the right guidance, preparation and integration offers rewiring of the networks in the brain through neuroplasticity leading to fresh perspectives and sustainable transformation.
Is Psilocybin Safe?
Psilocybin has been shown to be safe, non-addictive, and non-toxic. In a 2010 UK study, drug-harm experts ranked 20 illegal and legal drugs on 16 measures of harm to both the user and wider society. Psilocybin mushrooms ranked lowest, lower than both alcohol and marijuana.
Psilocybin and plant medicines are not suitable for everyone. Certain medical and psychological conditions do not pair well with psychedelic medicine. Prescription medication may also have a contraindication with plant medicine. Each person must find their path in healing, and this list is to help direct you.
Psilocybin is not recommended if:
- You are dealing with suicidality or have suicidal ideation
- You are dealing with serious addiction or substance abuse issues
- You have a diagnosis of psychiatric illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar or a personality disorder
- You have a personal or family history of psychosis
- You are in a very vulnerable, emotional or psychological state
Psilocybin in Oregon
In November 2020, Oregon voters passed Ballot Measure 109, which legalized “regulated adult use” of psilocybin (mushrooms) in the state of Oregon. Oregon Psilocybin Services is a new program housed within the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) that implemented Ballot Measure 109 by licensing and regulating the manufacturing, transportation, delivery, sale, and purchase of psilocybin products and the provision of psilocybin services. The Oregon Psilocybin Services section of OHA started licensing facilitators, manufacturers, and service centers in 2023.
Psilocybin is still considered a Schedule 1 drug under the Federal Controlled Substances Act at this time.
In Oregon, “psilocybin services” refers to preparation, administration and integration sessions provided by a licensed facilitator.
The psilocybin products consumed must be cultivated or produced by a licensed psilocybin manufacturer and may only be provided to a client at a licensed psilocybin service center during an administration session.
Psilocybin services will be available to people age 21 or older and will not require a prescription or medical referral.
What to Expect in a Psilocybin Session
The role of a psilocybin facilitator is to act as a supportive guide by creating a safe space throughout the experience. As a guide Dr. Prill does not influence or lead you, but instead offers guidance to help you find your truths within yourself. Facilitators help you through moments that are difficult or uncomfortable emotions, guiding you to work with your own resistance and fears.
Psilocybin therapy begins with pre-screening to ensure that this medicine is a suitable fit for you. Psilocybin is not suitable for people who have had a mental health diagnosis (such as psychosis, schizophrenia, bi-polar, clinical depression or personality disorders, suicidality), cannot cease any psychiatric medication (ie SSRIS), or are dealing with serious addiction or substance abuse issues.
Envision the life you want to be living, and discover the root of disconnection, disease and any obstacles preventing you from your dream. Dr. Prill provides a safe space to tell your story, illuminate the old, and build a map to imagine the life and person you came here to be. Your healing with plant medicine starts here to set intentions, discuss dosage and answer all of your questions. Dr. Prill does an extensive evaluation to address your emotional, physical, energetic and mental wellness. This is also where you are oriented to the spirit of psilocybin and review all the details leading up to and during a psilocybin session.
Dr. Prill offers individual and group psilocybin sessions that are ceremonial, safe and supportive. Reawaken hidden and forgotten parts of yourself, while learning the truths needed to live the life you want. Rewaken is the part of the journey where you ingest psilocybin informed by your intentions and choices. Once you take the medicine, it takes 30-60 minutes after ingesting the psilocybin mushroom for the effects to begin. The session usually lasts 6-8 hours. Dr. Prill is with you throughout the entire journey keeping you safe while holding a neutral space for you to find the truths within yourself, and discover the innate wisdom you hold. She is trauma informed and trained to help you through difficult moments, and support you to work with and through your resistance and fear.
Embodiment and integration of your experience begins after the psilocybin journey and plant medicine ends. An initial integration session occurs after the journey, and offers a space to share elements, insights and twists and turns during the experience. Collaborating with Dr. Prill to integrate the psilocybin journey is key, and is often the difference between taking a psychedelic, and having an experience that is life changing. These integration sessions help you embody the experience into your life, and is designed based on your unique needs. It is where the magic of the mushroom is integrated into your life. Whether you need to talk about what happened or create an action plan Dr. Prill offers empathetic heart centered listening in a safe place allowing vulnerability and truth to move through reawakening your authenticity and sovereignty.
It is Dr. Prill’s joy to lead you through this reawakening using intuition and experience to find clarity within yourself.
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Important Note From Dr. Prill
Dr. Kelly Prill does not encourage the use of any illegal substances. The material on this website is offered for informational use only and is not intended for use in diagnosing any disease or condition or prescribing any treatment whatsoever. The reader is advised to carefully consult appropriate sources for the most current information on scientific, medical, and legal issues. The content presented on this website, our forums, social media, and all other information sources is based mostly on personal experiences, case studies and anecdotal reports. Material on this website is not intended to and should not be used as a substitute for personal consultation with knowledgeable physicians, therapists and attorneys.