Incredibly, there are now hundreds of volunteers in over 55 countries dedicated to this mission, who are spreading the #TYPM message far and wide.
The 32-year-old added: “This is why there has been such a groundswell of grassroots support. People are keen to share their wonderful healing experiences and help educate the general public who don’t yet properly understand the massive therapeutic potential of plant medicines when used responsibly with the proper care and support.
Last year, the world-leading John Hopkins University in Maryland, USA, and the Imperial College of London opened centers for psychedelic research. Just as powerful as the scientific evidence is the emergence of countless stories of healing through the responsible use of plant medicines at ceremonies and retreats all over the world.
The #ThankYouPlantMedicine movement is focused on raising global awareness about the benefits of psychoactive plant medicines including psilocybin, ayahuasca, cannabis, huachuma, iboga, as well as psychedelic-assisted therapy with MDMA and LSD.
To achieve this, a viral gratitude campaign is being prepared to draw the attention of the mainstream media.
On February 20, 2020, the goal is to see more than 100,000 people ‘come out’ on social media worldwide with their stories of personal healing and transformation, using the hashtag #ThankYouPlantMedicine.
The campaign aims to raise global awareness of the beneficial healing aspects of these medicines – and the importance of integrating them into mainstream society, free from stigma and discrimination.
An array of scientific experts and academics knowledgeable about the many benefits of plant medicines are lending their expertise to the movement, while psychologists, authors and lecturers are also giving it their full support.
The #ThankYouPlantMedicine movement has also formed key partnerships with respected organisations including ICEERS (the International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research, and Service), and the Chacruna Institute of Psychedelic Plant Medicines, which produces high-quality research and properly educates the public on these substances.
The campaign is also underlining how plant medicines have positively influenced alternative healthcare, science, conservation, indigenous traditions, human rights and compassion for others.
In addition to reaching out to hundreds of organizations, media channels and high-profile celebrities, the team is also gathering the latest academic research, safety and legal information surrounding plant medicines.
This information will be featured on a nonprofit website, that will also promote indigenous causes, conservation efforts and ways to get involved with this global movement.
* DISCLAIMER & IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE
The #TYPM movement does not encourage any illegal use or abuse of plant medicines and psychedelics, whether cultivated in nature or lab synthesized.
Psychedelics and plant medicines, even within the confines of applicable laws, are not appropriate or beneficial for everyone. They are not magical cures; they are tools that, when used properly – with respect, clear intentions, guidance, and a safe, supportive environment – can catalyze personal growth and healing.
To minimize harm and increase therapeutic potential, it is imperative that one performs sufficient research, adequately prepares, and integrates their own experience.