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Come explore Esalen's new 28-day residential study offerings. Our next cohort begins March 11.


Ben Sessa

Ben Sessa, MD,
is curator and founder of Breaking Convention, a biennial conference in the UK that explores the many facets of psychedelics. Ben has been a consultant and addictions psychiatrist, and now runs the world’s first MDMA study for alcoholism. He’s authored textbooks including The Psychedelic Renaissance and a novel about psychedelics.

The Psychedelic Renaissance: Reconsidering Psychedelics in 2018

Jul 27 - 29, 2018 Begins in 5 months
with John Harrison & Ben Sessa

In this workshop, we’ll explore the remarkable potential of psychedelics for healing and self-discovery around the world. We will examine current topics of research including the use of MDMA in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety disorder among autistic adults. Ketamine will also be in focus as a remedy for treatment-resistant depression and anxiety in the face of terminal illness.



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