Upcoming talk Tue 15 Oct, Kent: ayahuasca and psychotherapy


On the evening of Tue 15 Oct 2019 I’ll give a talk at the University of Kent Psychedelic Society about ‘Ayahuasca and psychotherapy’

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Here’s the info:

As an academic ayahuasca researcher and practising psychotherapist, Adam will speak about connections between psychedelics and psychotherapy, in theory and in practice, and how continental existential philosophy offers a unique, valuable and unheard perspective.

Adam recently completed qualitative research for his Master’s focused on UK participants in ayahuasca ceremonies and what they make of their experiences. Breaking Convention awarded this research a prize in Social Sciences at the recent 2019 conference.

His October visit to the University of Kent Psychedelic Society is the first engagement where Adam will announce his planned PhD qualitative research that will combine the phenomenological expertise at Birkbeck University and the biomedical expertise at King’s College London/the Institute of Psychiatry, with connections to the Ayahuasca Foundation in Peru and Campinas University, Brazil. The Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines and a range of journals publish Adam's writing.Adam will speak about ayahuasca, psychotherapy, his research findings and current plans with a sprinkling of Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre and Merleau-Ponty.

Bringing an emphasis on two-way engagement, Adam will speak to his personal and professional experiences of walking between worlds and invites you to join him in philosophising your experiences.

Adam Knowles