How your attachment style affects your trip

Psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy might help to reduce attachment anxiety

A new study suggests that psilocybin therapy can make patients feel more secure in their relationships!

After undergoing individual therapy, group therapy, and a single psilocybin session, a group of 18 male AIDS survivors showed significantly reduced scores for attachment anxiety – an attachment style characterized by clinginess, fear of abandonment, and difficulty trusting others.

There were no significant changes in attachment avoidance, which is characterized by repressing emotions and discomfort with close relationships.

However, high attachment anxiety scores were associated with a greater chance of mystical experiences, whereas high attachment avoidance scores were linked to grief, fear, physical distress, and paranoia during the trip.

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