Thank You Plant Medicine is a social and global movement to draw attention to the therapeutic effect of psychedelics. The intention is to get rid of the stigma and increase the availability of therapeutic psychedelic sessions worldwide.
Why we support the movement
Triptherapy supports the Thank You Plant Medicine movement because we believe that everyone should have access to the medicines that nature provides. Of course there is already a lot possible in the Netherlands in the field of psychedelic therapy and we can just do our job here. Half of our customers who undergo a truffle ceremony with us come from abroad. In countries other than the Netherlands and Peru, for example, the use of these natural therapeutic agents is punished and you are declared crazy or even repelled by your environment if they find out that you use these gifts from nature. We believe that psychedelics can make the world a better place by healing individuals, making the individuals better for their own environment. The therapeutic use of psychedelics must therefore be available and accessible worldwide, even for those who do not have the means to travel to a country where psychedelics may be used.
Read more about our opinion here how psychedelics can save the world.
The Dutch branch of Thank You Plant Medicine
The Dutch volunteers of the movement are doing really well. In the Netherlands, we have the highest growth in membership and activity due to the moderate adoption in the Netherlands and the great effort of our team. Although I have been appointed as one of the leaders for the Dutch branch, I really have to thank the whole team. It is thanks to the love of every member of the movement that we have been so successful so far!
We're not there yet
To make the movement successful, we need many more members worldwide. In the next few days you could read in newspapers what our movement entails and how you can participate. Below I will post the official press release (in English) so that you can read exactly how the movement came about and how you can help our cause.
Press release TYPM
From a Chat Between Two Friends…To a Global Movement Just Months Later
It all began with a casual conversation between two friends in Spain last summer – and has now developed into an unstoppable global movement.
David Grillot and Jonathan Glazer were at the World Ayahuasca Conference in Girona, Spain, in June 2019, and chatted about the importance of reducing the stigma in society about psychedelic substances and their consumption.
The friends, who both live in Costa Rica, spoke about empowering people to speak openly about their lives being transformed through the use of entheogenic plant medicines – and creating a campaign of gratitude celebrating the amazing healing benefits of these natural, traditional medicines.
The #ThankYouPlantMedicine movement was born that day, and just six months later it has exploded into a global grassroots movement that is on a mission to raise awareness about the healing potential of psychoactive plant medicines and psychedelic-assisted therapy.
There are now 400 volunteers in 55 countries dedicated to this mission, who are spreading the #ThankYouPlantMedicine message far and wide.
The #ThankYouPlantMedicine Facebook community has grown to almost 6,000 people in a matter of months, and an average of 100 people per day are now joining as the movement is picking up some serious momentum.
Co-founder David Grillot said: “The growth of ThankYouPlantMedicine has been incredible, particularly over the last month or so.
“People all over the world feel so passionately about plant medicines because they've had such powerful, transformative experiences. One thing we hear about and about from our volunteers is 'this substance didn't change my life; it saves my life.'
“This is why there has been such a groundswell of grassroots support; people are keen to share their wonderful healing experiences and help educate the general public who don't yet properly understand the massive therapeutic potential of plant medicines when used responsibly with the proper care and support.”
Plant medicines such as the Amazonian brew ayahuasca, psilocybin mushrooms, and the African root iboga, are all currently outlawed as illegal drugs in Western society. Due to their psychedelic effects, these plant medicines have been stigmatized and completely misjudged by governments and health organizations.
However, the tide is turning as scientists and academics around the world have been intensely studying the therapeutic effects of such plants, with starting positive results in the treatment of many ailments ranging from severe depression and anxiety to PTSD and heroin addiction.
And in 2019, the world-leading John Hopkins University in Maryland, USA, and the Imperial College of London opened centers for psychedelic research.
Even more powerful than the clear scientific evidence is the emergence of countless breath-taking stories of healing through the responsible use of plant medicines at retreats all over the world.
Twenty-year heroin addictions cured through ibogaine, childhood abuse trauma healed by drinking ayahuasca in a ceremonial setting, and long-standing depression lifted through the responsible use of psilocybin mushrooms in the right environment.
These are just a small selection of real-life case studies that may be considered “miraculous” in today's Western society, but they are very real indeed and underline the huge potential for healing and relieving suffering.
Jonathan Glazer, co-founder of #ThankYouPlantMedicine, added: “I believe all human beings should have the liberty to access these traditional healing modalities that in most cases are known to be safe, efficient and relatively inexpensive.
“The current prohibition is unscientific and causes many to miss out on life-expanding experiences, for no real reason.
“Enjoying our symbiotic relationship with plants is a basic human right that our ancestors understood and took part in. I'd like this to be restored.”
The #ThankYouPlantMedicine movement is focused on raising global awareness about the benefits of psychoactive plant medicines including psilocybin, ayahuasca, cannabis, huachuma, iboga, as well as psychedelic-assisted therapy with MDMA and LSD.
To achieve this, a viral gratitude campaign is being prepared to draw the attention of the mainstream media.
On February 20th, 2020, the goal is to see 100,000+ people “come out” on social media worldwide with their stories of personal healing and transformation, using the hashtag #ThankYouPlantMedicine.
The intent of this campaign is to raise global awareness of the beneficial healing aspects of these medicines – and the importance of integrating them into mainstream society, free from stigma and all forms of discrimination.
An array of scientific experts and academics knowledgeable about the many benefits of plant medicines are lending their expertise to the movement, while psychologists, authors and lecturers are also giving it their full support.
The #ThankYouPlantMedicine movement has also formed key partnerships with respected organizations including ICEERS (the International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research, and Service), and the Chacruna Institute of Psychedelic Plant Medicines, which produces high-quality research and properly educates the public on these substances .
The campaign is also underlining how plant medicines have positively influenced alternative healthcare, science, conservation, indigenous traditions, human rights and compassion for others.
In addition to reaching out to hundreds of organizations, media channels and high-profile celebrities, the team is also gathering the latest academic research, safety and legal information surrounding plant medicines.
This information will be featured on a non-profit website, that will also promote indigenous causes, conservation efforts and ways to get involved with this global movement.
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