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Entrepreneur Releases Beginner’s Guide to Psychedelics for Chronic Sufferers of Anxiety, PTSD, Depression & More
Recent studies show that there is new hope in the treatment of depression and anxiety that is more effective than antidepressants. Scientists are finding increasing evidence for the benefits of mind-altering drugs such as ketamine, MDMA, and psilocybin mushrooms. A recent study* found that psilocybin was more effective than a popular antidepressant drug. In fact, brain-imaging studies have found that these psychedelic drugs help increase connectivity in the brain. The current theory is that the substances help people to reprocess old emotions in a new light, while also rewiring the brain to reduce depressive tendencies. This is not just hippy-talk, we are seeing that major universities, government scientists, and big pharma are studying psychedelic drugs for mental health – with almost 100 clinical studies happening right now and more than 300 university psychedelic programs in place! Discussion groups for the general public are appearing on Reddit, Facebook, and special interest groups where mental health sufferers discuss micro-dosing, sub-anesthetic dosing, and their own successful experiences with Ketamine, Psilocybin, Ayahuasca, MDMA, LSD, Peyote and San Pedro, and other banned psychedelics. A 2013 peer-reviewed study estimated that there were 32 million psychedelic users in the United States, not including ketamine users.** But where can the novice find out about these alternative therapies?
Nowhere is there a definitive book or reliable science-backed resource to educate consumers (and clinicians!) on the myths, facts, real experiences, and legalities of psychedelic drugs for mental health until now. Psychedelics for Everyone by trauma survivor Matt Zemon MSc is a wonderfully-informant reference guide for individuals with a non-science background who are searching for a reliable source of unbiased, science-backed insights and practical guidance for safe use that anyone can read, understand, and trust. (Psyched Publishing; October 3, 2022, ISBN: 979-8-9862674-0-1 hardcover $27.95; 979-8-9862674-3-2 paperback $18.95)
With a Master of Science degree in the psychology and neuroscience of mental health, Zemon notes that he has had numerous conversations with medical professions who regularly use psychedelics as tools to help individuals navigate and survive their mental health challenges, and he has spoken to hundreds of people whose lives have be positively transformed by the power of psychedelics. In his book foreword, Matt writes that there is a lot of information on psychedelics available, but much of it is not written for the average person. When I first started down this path, I found most of the literature to be either too technical, too woo-woo, or too opinionated. The chapters in this book have been medically reviewed for accuracy so that the reader gets the best scientifically accurate information. As social media, culture, and documentaries bring the psychedelic conversation further out of the shadows of its 1970s demise, more consumers, clinicians, academics, and even the government are considering the possibilities that psychedelics can offer for mental health. There is an enormous amount of interest in microdosing, where the person ingests subperceptual amounts of psychedelic drugs, such as psilocybin mushrooms or LSD. The number of Americans who microdose is unknown, although a 2019 analysis of a Reddit discussion group devoted to microdosing recorded 27,000 subscribers; as of April 2022, the number had ballooned to 194,000.*** Conferences, educational modules, and pop culture references around microdosing psychedelics are prevalent and proliferating.
In light of the widespread cultural and academic interest in psychedelic drug therapies, Matt Zemon imparts invaluable knowledge to help consumers make an informed decision about introducing psychedelics into their wellness journey. In Psychedelics for Everyone, Mr. Zemon highlights:
The real history of why many psychedelics are illegal
How to microdose
How to keep yourself safe
What to expect from psychedelic therapy
How psychedelics are being used to treat addiction
How and where you can take psychedelics legally
How to find a psychedelic retreat, and a practical guide on what to pack
How ketamine is used legally for anxiety, depression & optimization
Techniques for psychedelic preparation and integration
The unexpected role of psychedelics in religion
In an interview with Matt, he could discuss:
His Personal Trips: Up close and personal journeys for overcoming trauma, processing grief, gaining empathy, and connecting better with his neurodiverse child.
The Top Five Myths & Rumors of Psychedelics.
The Legality Factor in 2022: The FDA, US government control for psychedelics, and legal options.
The Promise of a Better Tomorrow: Current studies on psychedelics and the promising strides.
Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out: How to include micro-dosing and psychedelics with your therapy sessions.
Veterans with PTSD: 67% success in clinical trials involving MDMA.
From Entrepreneur to Psychonaut: Why entrepreneurs are turning to drugs for inspiration and innovation.
The Money Trail: Who is investing in psychedelics and why?
The Politics of Medicinal Psychedelics: Who is advocating for decriminalization & what the future holds.
About the Author: Matt Zemon MSc:
Matt received his Master of Science in Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health with honors from King’s College London. He is the author of Psychedelics for Everyone and the CEO and Co-Founder of HAPPŸŸ, a mental wellness company that specializes in psychedelic-assisted oral ketamine therapy along with digital therapeutics that promote life-transforming outcomes. As a prolific entrepreneur in the wellbeing sector, Matt was the co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Psychable, an online community connecting people who would like to explore the healing power of psychedelics with a network of practitioners and psychedelic-based treatments, and the co-founder of Take2Minutes, a nonprofit dedicated to helping individuals improve their mental health and wellbeing. In addition, he was the founder and CEO of Bernard, a company that provides billing and call center services, and the COO of LiveAnswer before it was acquired by Stericycle. Zemon is a sought-after speaker, most recently appearing at MeetDelic, one of the largest psychedelic conferences in America.
In 2019, Mr. Zemon had an opportunity to experience a guided psilocybin (magic mushroom) journey, and it completely changed his worldview. Since then, he has gone from someone who had never taken any drugs to doing a deep dive into the study of human consciousness with the help of psilocybin, ayahuasca, ketamine, LSD, MDMA, DMT, 5-MeO-DMT, and more. Psychedelics for Everyone is his attempt to share some of the insights he has gained with the world of psychedelics. While Matt is not suggesting that psychedelics are a panacea that will solve all of life’s problems, he is confident that they can play a powerful role in healing and connection, both for the people that choose to use them and for those that do not.
A History of Psychedelics
Psychedelic Myths & Rumors
A Beginner's Guide to Microdosing
ADVANCED PRAISE FOR PSYCHEDELICS FOR EVERYONE
"Psychedelics for Everyone is a fascinating read that takes you on a guided trip of all that is happening with psychedelic medicine today.” --Dr. Anja Harrison, PhD, King's College London- Department of Psychological Medicine, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Psychedelics for Everyone provides great insights into how people are working with psychedelic medicine to help answer some of life’s biggest questions and to heal. While taking psychedelics is not for everyone, Matt Zemon makes a compelling argument as to why, under some circumstances, these medicines can promote recovery from mental trauma." --Dr. Srikumar Rao, Founder of The Rao Institute, and best-selling author of Are You Ready to Succeed and Happiness at Work
“Matt's personal stories are a true testament to the wide-ranging powers these medicines can have to heal intergenerational trauma, promote family bonding, and foster empathy.” --Dr. Lynn Marie Morski, MD, JD, President of the Psychedelic Medicine Association and Medical Director for Nue Life Health
“Matt Zemon and his team have put together a collection of wonderfully informative chapters. The writing style balances descriptive and technical information in a way that will provide most all readers a good start on their learning journey into the burgeoning arena of psychedelics. While much is yet to be learned, psychedelic-assisted therapy holds out a promise to benefit many people who have yet to find an effective treatment for their mental health issues." --Dr. David Cox, PhD, Executive Officer of the American Board of Professional Psychology
“The psychedelic world is rich, beautiful, and complex. Any person could spend a lifetime studying the cultures, traditions, and potential uses of these substances. Matt Zemon through the book Psychedelics for Everyone does a wonderful job of distilling this information into something that is approachable for everyone. I encourage every veteran who is looking for a better way to heal to start with this book.” --Jesse Gould, Founder, Heroic Hearts Project, Army Ranger Veteran
“Psychedelics for Everyone is radically mind-expanding, especially for those of us who group up in the ‘just say no’ 80s. What a different take on the war on these drugs!” --David Flores, CEO of PSYC Corporation & Psychedelic Spotlight
“A powerful book that will surely win hearts and minds. Although not everyone who reads Psychedelics for Everyone will try a psychedelic, it will be impossible for them not to understand why they are important medicines. The chapters on ketamine are powerful reminders of the potential for this medicine to help so many people who are suffering. It is exciting that more psychedelic medicines are being rigorously studied and appear to be on the horizon.” --Dr. David Flynn, MD, MBA, CPHQ, Board-Certified Anesthesiologist
"I have read many books on psychedelics in my almost 10 years of being involved in this work and I really appreciate what Matt Zemon did with this book. His personal stories resonate very strongly with my own path, and I appreciated his vulnerability in sharing them. I also found the breakdown by different substances and sub-themes within them to be a much better-organized introduction than other books out there. Non-professionals and professionals alike will benefit from this as a resource." –Frank Ehrenfried, MA, LMFT, MAPS and Polaris trained Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapist & MAPS Adherence Rater