frontier institute

for Psichedelic Studies

 

The Frontier Institute was born as a bridge between the ancestral knowledge of master plants, humanistic therapies and the most avant-garde research on psychedelic transformation;

We open a space that fuses ancient wisdom with modern science and western integration tools to contribute to individual and global growth.

The potential of working with psychedelics and master plants for consciousness enhancement is immense, and has to be developed on a basis of knowledge, responsibility and respect.
We offer safe and effective tools and resources based on our solid experience of more than thirty years in this field.

As the world experiences an opening to this new psychedelic renaissance, we at the Frontier Institute contribute by providing high quality information, courses, workshops, trainings, retreats and individual and group therapeutic integration.

MICRODOSE PROGRAM

AN IMMERSIVE 7-WEEK ONLINE PROGRAM TO DEEPEN YOUR GROWTH JOURNEY
PERSONAL, SPIRITUAL AND PROFESSIONAL

A POWERFUL TOOL THAT INTEGRATES THE ANCESTRAL KNOWLEDGE OF MASTER PLANTS, HUMANISTIC THERAPIES AND CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH ON PSYCHEDELIC TRANSFORMATION.

This is an opportunity to:

  • Knowing yourself deeply, growing in confidence and healing your heart
  • Rooting yourself in the present, taking responsibility for your life and your needs.
  • Letting go of the past, eliminating negative beliefs and limiting attitudes.
  • Reconnect with your natural spontaneity, joy and creative energies.
  • Discovering new clarity, direction and purpose

The practice of working with microdoses consists of consuming a very small amount of the plant producing a subperceptive effect.
This means that the effect is below your perception and will allow you to continue normally with your usual life: work, study, take care of your family, etc., but increasing little by little your level of consciousness.
It could be compared to drip irrigation, and so drop by drop it helps us in a subtle and profound way.

No previous experience is necessary, in fact microdosing is a gentle and safe way to get in touch with psychedelics and master plants.

MICRODOSE PROGRAM

It gives you a wide range of benefits that last long after the program ends.
Some of those reported by former participants are:

  • New understandings of how your body works and how to take care of your body
  • Greater understanding of your own personality
  • Increased awareness of our sacred and spiritual dimension
  • Understandings of the dynamics in your personal relationships
  • Better focus and concentration.
  • Increased creativity, openness and curiosity.
  • Increased self-confidence and motivation.
  • Improved mental clarity, memory and problem solving.
  • Physical improvement (sharper senses, increased stamina, reduced migraines)
  • Deeper sense of connection and empathy.

Based on our extensive experience of 30 years in working with master plants, and our own model of therapeutic integration of psychochamanism,
the MICRODOSIS PROGRAM is designed to make a lasting impact on your life.

  • Videos and graphic material of our own creation with extensive information on ancestral work with ayahuasca, and the most avant-garde research on psychedelics.
  • Each week exercises of psycho-chamanic techniques that act as amplifiers of your consciousness to deepen the transformative potential of the micro-doses of the master plant.
  • 7 workshops/meetings per zoom
  • You will receive a personalized protocol to help you in your work of introspection and reflection to achieve your goals and change your life;
  • You will learn the basics of microdosing to find the ideal dosage and appropriate protocol based on Dr. Fadiman’s extensive research.

MICRODOSIS

The practice of microdosing is to consume a very small amount of a psychedelic substance, usually 5 to 20% of a regular dose, with the intention of improving quality of life.
The effect of microdosing should be subliminal.
This means that the effect has to be below your perception and allow you to work, study and fulfill your day to day obligations, you may feel a small action but it does not interfere at all with your daily activities.
It could be compared to a drip irrigation, and so drop by drop the medicine helps us in a subtle and profound way.

Microdosing does not cause classic psychedelic effects, such as visual disturbances; rather, microdose users experience more subtle effects with this practice.
Microdosing is a practice that produces the best results when performed over an extended period of time following a dosing schedule or protocol.
The exact effects and results of this practice depend to a great extent on the person, the substance, the dosage and many other personal factors such as intention, expectations, mentality or the accompaniment of experienced guides (link to the program).
What all psychedelics have in common is that they induce a classic trip experience in high doses, are non-addictive and, especially when microdosed, pose little risk to healthy individuals.

Microdosing brings a wide range of benefits that can last long after the substance has worn off. Some of the most frequently mentioned include:

  • Greater understanding of your own personality
  • Increased attention and concentration
  • Increased creativity, openness and curiosity
  • Understanding the dynamics of your personal relationships
  • Increased self-confidence and motivation
  • Improved mental and physical energy
  • New understanding of how the body works, how to care for it and heal it
  • A deeper sense of connection and empathy
  • More mental clarity, better memory and better problem-solving skills.
  • Physical improvement (sharper senses, increased endurance, reduction of migraines)
  • Increased awareness of our sacred and spiritual dimension
  • Be more present
  • Positive mood
How it works

Although clinical trials on psychedelics are ongoing, the basic neuroscience on how they interact with our brains is well established. Much of what we understand about how psychedelics work has to do with serotonin, a chemical that is among the most important neurotransmitters in the brain. Serotonin affects almost everything we do, from how we feel to how we digest food. Psychedelics such as LSD and psilocybin share a similar structure to serotonin and mimic the effects of this chemical.

Because serotonin is so important for stabilizing mood, common antidepressants (called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs) increase serotonin levels in the brain, which can make you feel happier.

Psychedelics act more directly by mimicking serotonin. One of the main effects of psilocybin is the stimulation of a serotonin receptor called “5-HT2A” located in the prefrontal cortex, which leads to two important results:

– The production of “brain-derived neurotrophic factor” (BDNF), a protein that is “like fertilizer for your brain,” according to Waldman. BDNF stimulates growth, connections and activity.
– Increased transmission of “glutamate”, a neurotransmitter responsible (in part) for important brain functions such as cognition, learning and memory.

These effects have fueled an explosion of research on the psychopharmacology of psychedelics in recent years. Scientists are investigating psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy to alleviate conditions such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use disorder. If successful, these therapies could profoundly change the practice of modern psychiatry.

Compared to higher doses of psychedelic drugs, there has been relatively little scientific research on microdosing. But this is also changing rapidly, with more peer-reviewed articles on microdosing published in 2020 than in the entire previous decade.

Participants in microdosing research consistently report improvements in cognition and mood, and multiple studies have found that microdosing users experience increases in creativity. A 2019 systematic review of microdosing found that microdosing led to improved mental health and long-term concentration. Interestingly, this same study found that microdosing consumers’ expectations did not alter their experiences, suggesting that the benefits of microdosing are not just a placebo effect.

Like full doses, microdoses of psychedelics appear to promote the growth of neurons, so we can expect future research to extend to finding new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and companies like Eleusis are already working on this. Recent research also indicates that low doses of LSD can reduce the perception of discomfort, suggesting the potential for an entirely new approach to pain relief.

Psychedelic substances suitable for microdoses

  • Psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic truffles and magic mushrooms)
  • LSD
  • 1P-LSD & 1cP-LSD
  • Mescaline (the active ingredient of the San Pedro and Peyote cacti)
  • Strain of B. Caapi (Ayahuasca)

Psychedelic substances susceptible of being administered in microdoses

  • Cannabis (marihuana)
  • LSA (the active ingredient of Morning Glory seeds and Hawaiian Baby Woodrose seeds)
  • Iboga(ine)
  • Salvia divinorum

Substances not suitable for microdosing

  • MDMA
  • Amphetamines
  • Cocaína
  • Heroína
  • Café
  • Sugar
  • Alcohol

How it works

Although clinical trials on psychedelics are ongoing, the basic neuroscience on how they interact with our brains is well established. Much of what we understand about how psychedelics work has to do with serotonin, a chemical that is among the most important neurotransmitters in the brain. Serotonin affects almost everything we do, from how we feel to how we digest food. Psychedelics such as LSD and psilocybin share a similar structure to serotonin and mimic the effects of this chemical.

Because serotonin is so important for stabilizing mood, common antidepressants (called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs) increase serotonin levels in the brain, which can make you feel happier.

Psychedelics act more directly by mimicking serotonin. One of the main effects of psilocybin is the stimulation of a serotonin receptor called “5-HT2A” located in the prefrontal cortex, which leads to two important results:

– The production of “brain-derived neurotrophic factor” (BDNF), a protein that is “like fertilizer for your brain,” according to Waldman. BDNF stimulates growth, connections and activity.
– Increased transmission of “glutamate”, a neurotransmitter responsible (in part) for important brain functions such as cognition, learning and memory.

These effects have fueled an explosion of research on the psychopharmacology of psychedelics in recent years. Scientists are investigating psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy to alleviate conditions such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use disorder. If successful, these therapies could profoundly change the practice of modern psychiatry.

Compared to higher doses of psychedelic drugs, there has been relatively little scientific research on microdosing. But this is also changing rapidly, with more peer-reviewed articles on microdosing published in 2020 than in the entire previous decade.

Participants in microdosing research consistently report improvements in cognition and mood, and multiple studies have found that microdosing users experience increases in creativity. A 2019 systematic review of microdosing found that microdosing led to improved mental health and long-term concentration. Interestingly, this same study found that microdosing consumers’ expectations did not alter their experiences, suggesting that the benefits of microdosing are not just a placebo effect.

Like full doses, microdoses of psychedelics appear to promote the growth of neurons, so we can expect future research to extend to finding new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and companies like Eleusis are already working on this. Recent research also indicates that low doses of LSD can reduce the perception of discomfort, suggesting the potential for an entirely new approach to pain relief.

Psychedelic substances suitable for microdoses

  • Psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic truffles and magic mushrooms)
  • LSD
  • 1P-LSD & 1cP-LSD
  • Mescaline (the active ingredient of the San Pedro and Peyote cacti)
  • Strain of B. Caapi (Ayahuasca)

Psychedelic substances susceptible of being administered in microdoses

  • Cannabis (marihuana)
  • LSA (the active ingredient of Morning Glory seeds and Hawaiian Baby Woodrose seeds)
  • Iboga(ine)
  • Salvia divinorum

Substances not suitable for microdosing

  • MDMA
  • Amphetamines
  • Cocaína
  • Heroína
  • Café
  • Sugar
  • Alcohol

WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF MICRODOSES?

Microdosing has long been practiced in the cultures where medicinal plants originated.

Small homeopathic amounts of medicinal plants were consumed intentionally to improve health, enhance intuition, invoke spiritual guidance, and maintain an ongoing spiritual dialogue with the plant’s allied spirit consciousness. This ancestral practice was sacred and was intended to bring people closer to nature, to their ancestors and, above all, to themselves.

The consumption of small amounts of sacred medicinal plants was intended to restore harmony, balance and unity with the web of life. And the potential of ancient natural psychedelics such as psilocybin mushrooms, ayahuasca and huachuma (San Pedro) to support our mental, emotional and psychological well-being is currently being investigated by scientists.

The Aztecs are known to have consumed low doses of psilocybin mushrooms, among many other cultures that used microdoses of different medicinal plants.

In more recent times, the history of microdosing as we know it begins with Dr. James Fadiman and his 2011 book, The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys, which explores microdosing as a subculture of psychedelic use.

Now microdosing has hundreds of thousands of advocates around the world, people from all walks of life use microdosing to improve their mental health, creativity and well-being.

Benefits of working with microdoses

People take microdoses for many reasons, from increasing their productivity and creativity to pain relief, or to combat specific ailments.
Microdosing is a tool you can use to accelerate your consciousness process, maximize your healing and take charge of your own life.
It is important to note that the benefits listed below do not always apply to everyone all the time or with all substances used in microdosing.

It is important to recognize that microdosing practitioners experience greater benefits when microdosing is done with proper preparation, intention and integration.
It is especially advisable to carry out a process accompanied by experienced guides in order to obtain the greatest benefit from the microdosing experience. (INSERT LINK TO A MICRODOSING EXPERIENCE)
Below, we have compiled the mental, physical and spiritual benefits most commonly reported by microdosing practitioners.

Mental benefits of microdosing practice:
Improved concentration and focus
Get into the flow state more quickly, in your work, leisure time or study.
Increased creativity
Increased productivity
Improved problem-solving skills
Increased general awareness
A balanced state of mind
Improved decision making ability
A more positive mindset
Decreased depression (ranging from mild symptoms to clinical depression)
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Physical benefits of microdosing
Improved sleep
More physical energy
Improved sensory perception
Reduction of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Decreased pain levels
Better connection with your body
Less stuttering problems
Support for smoking cessation and other addictions

Spiritual benefits of microdosing practice
Increased emotional awareness
Greater emotional connection with people
More presence
Greater openness
Increased sense of admiration
Increased sense of belonging
Greater sense of unity
Increased connection to spirituality and/or life mission
Greater gratitude for life

INTEGRATION SESSIONS

All people should receive adequate preparation and support in integrating their ceremony with master plants or microdoses of psychedelics.
Without proper guidance, integration and care, individuals may be left unable to apply the enormous potential of the experience in their daily lives, or may even become confused, dysregulated or retraumatized.

We offer a holistic approach to integration, preparation and support before and/or after the experience.

The objective of the preparation and integration sessions is that the knowledge received through experiences with psychedelics or master plants is incorporated and becomes a living reality, rather than a collection of experiences that fade over time.

This integration space is carried out with safety, care, compassion and expert guidance.

In recent years, the literature and research on working with sacred plants and psychedelics has grown, however, there is still a lack of proper importance given to what comes after the ceremonies or experiences.

This stage of the work is called integration, and it is where the “real” work in life begins.

Profound experiences with master plants do not end with the ceremony.

The real work begins at this stage.

How we integrate the knowledge we have learned, the application of the tools and the perspectives we receive will ultimately determine the transformation in our lives.

In addition, the experience with master plants can bring up traumatic imprints and memories from the past, and without proper awareness, understanding and attention, participants can become reactivated and lose support, which can lead to an experience of retraumatization.

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150€ / 60 minutes

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