A growing body of research is showing that psychedelics can influence people's connection to nature. What makes psychedelics such as psilocybin promising agents for enhancing nature connectedness, and what are the potential implications of this at a time of growing mental health and ecological crises? What overlap is there between the mechanisms underpinning how psychedelics and contact with nature can confer benefits to our mental well-being? And how might we maximise this synergy between nature and psychedelics to improve mental health?


Sam is a lifelong nature lover and has been fortunate enough to conduct ecological field research in various parts of the world. He is a PhD ecologist, researcher and science writer, and has experience of working within the psychedelic field, as a past scientific assistant to the director of the Beckley Foundation, and currently as a research assistant with the Synthesis Institute. He is also a collaborator with the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London, with a research interest in the capacity of psychedelics to influence our connection to nature.

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