“I am a completely different person then versus now. My PTSD will always live inside of me, but it’s no longer taking over my life,” says Sarah, one of the participants in MAPS’ MDMA trial.
Sarah endured a traumatic sexual assault that gave her painful flashbacks.
Over three MDMA therapy sessions, she was able to go back to the experience and fill in the gaps in her memory to fully process what had happened in a safe environment. In the final session, she confronted her attacker and was able to find forgiveness for them.
“I felt like I was given freedom from the trauma,” she explains.