In 2018, results of our first collaboration with Maastricht University were published, assessing the effects of psilocybin on empathy, creative thinking and subjective well-being. The study found that psilocybin increased aspects of creativity and empathy the morning after, and 7 days after use. It also enhanced subjective well-being, which was correlated with increases in empathy after psilocybin use.
At the moment we are collaborating on a study with Maastricht University to study the effects of psilocybin on mood and sleep and its relation to well being.
We have also contributed to Imperial College’s Ceremony Study, examining how diverse elements in ceremonial and other guided use of psychedelic substances may facilitate psychological change. Watch Alalaho’s Ciara Sherlock and Imperial College’s Laura Kartner presentation on the findings from Alalaho’s previous incarnation as the Experience Retreats, exploring the psychological, social and environmental factors that determine acute and long-term responses to ritualised psychedelic use.