MDMA and psilocybin are both psychoactive
MDMA and psilocybin are both psychoactive substances, but they act in different ways in the brain.
MDMA is also known as Ecstasy, Molly or M and acts as a serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine releaser. This means that it increases the release of these neurotransmitters in the brain, leading to increased mood, energy and social behavior.
Psilocybin, a psychoactive component of mushrooms, acts as an agonist of the serotonin 5-HT2A receptor. This means that it binds to these receptors and causes changes in brain activity, including changes in perception, mood and cognition. Psilocybin is often considered a psychedelic drug, while MDMA is more often seen as a party drug.
Psilocybin sessions are currently only legal in the Netherlands if magic truffles are used and they are part of the magic mushrooms. These sessions are therefore also called truffle sessions or truffle therapy. They are all different names with the same meaning. Psilocybin is the substance that after conversion to psilocin provides the effects of this psychedelic. Psilocybin is mainly used for depression, addictions and social anxiety. Psilocybin is the all-rounder because psilocybin can also be used in trauma and PTSD if the preparation is in order. More and more people choose psilocybin to experience creativity and spirituality. Another advantage is that there are multiple doses of psilocybin during psilocybin sessions microdose, medium, high and heroic with the visual hallucinations and other effects ranging from almost none to very much.
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MDMA therapy is mainly used for PTSD and trauma. MDMA is an illegal substance in the Netherlands and that is why we can only offer MDMA sessions in the Netherlands with a substance that resembles 95%.
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With psilocybin you hallucinate and with MDMA you don't
An advantage of psilocybin are the hallucinations. Just like with dreams, there can be a story in the images that are seen. Some images result in insights. For people with severe trauma, the hallucinations can be a disadvantage. Then MDMA often seems to be a better option because no clear hallucinations arise.
Psilocybin trips go beyond rational thinking
While with MDMA you can start a conversation earlier while you feel good, even when talking about your trauma, with psilocybin you cannot talk well during the peak of the session. During the peak of the psilocybin session you go beyond thinking and end up in an experience that you probably can't put into words. Psilocybin sessions seem particularly suitable if you cannot get any further with talking, and MDMA sessions are more suitable if you cannot talk about your trauma in a sober state and still want to move towards processing through talk therapy.
What suits you best?
In order to undergo a trip therapy session, we must screen for health and safety. We do this through the intake. We will also advise which means and dosage seem best. The intake will also form the basis for advice during the preparation for the psychedelic session. The intake can be found below via the link below: