Medical Research Study with ICEERS & Beckley Foundation
The Temple is committed to supporting the development of a body of scientific research that can demonstrate the efficacy of Amazonian plant medicines and healing processes.
From 2015 to 2019, we hosted a landmark research project studying ayahuasca as a therapeutic tool in modern society with the International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research, and Service (ICEERS) and the Beckley Foundation. Our collaboration studied the long-term effects of ayahuasca on quality of life, well-being, and health, with sub-sections in anxiety, depression, grief, and PTSD. The study is unprecedented and the preliminary results are outstanding. It also provided valuable feedback on Temple program satisfaction.
Results from participants who took part in clinical personality and psychopathology testing reveal empirically significant results immediately following our healing programs and also after a long-term integration period.
Due to the quantity of data that has been generated by this study, researchers at ICEERS and Beckley Foundation expect to be publishing articles in five different peer-reviews medical journals in 2020 and 2021, a significant addition to scientific literature and evidence on ayahuasca healing as a highly effective way to treat deep-rooted psychological and emotional conditions that cannot be treated by conventional pharmaceutical medication and practices.
González, D., Cantillo, J., Pérez, I. et al. Therapeutic potential of ayahuasca in grief: a prospective, observational study. Psychopharmacology 237, 1171–1182 (2020).
Current Research Collaboration With Imperial College, London
In addition to our research partnership with ICEERS, we entered into a new research study in 2019 with the Centre for Psychedelic Research at the School of Medicine in Imperial College, led by Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris. For more information, please visit this page.