Ayahuasca & Mental Health - kahpi course


Get clarity on the potential therapeutic benefits and the risks of drinking ayahuasca. Learn about the spiritual dimensions of ayahuasca and mental health. | taught by Dr. Luís Fernando Tófoli (MD, PhD)
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Dr. Luís Fernando Tófoli (MD, PhD)
Dr. Luís Fernando Tófoli (MD, PhD)

About the Instructor

Luís Fernando Tófoli is a psychiatrist, professor and researcher at the University of Campinas, Brazil. He currently studies the health effects of the ritual use of ayahuasca and the therapeutic application of this natural preparation and other psychedelics for mental disorders, with a special focus on alcohol-related disorders. He is an expert on drug and mental health public policies, with a focus on psychosocial rehabilitation, mental health primary care and public policies for drug related disorders. He has also experience with education for the health professions. Finally, he is an anti-drug war activist in Brazil.

"Luís Fernando Tófoli presents a clear and comprehensive review of the potential risks and benefits of the ancient plant medicine, ayahuasca. Dr. Tófoli's video-lessons at kahpi provide an excellent synthesis of various psychospiritual and neurobiological perspectives."

Dr. Charles Grob ~ Professor of Psychiatry, University of California Los Angeles

There are many stories circulating the Internet about how ayahuasca may heal addiction, PTSD, depression and other mental health problems.

There are also stories circulating widely about the dangers of drinking ayahuasca.

But what does science say about the healing potentials and the risks of drinking ayahuasca?

In this short yet powerful course, you will gain trusted knowledge about ayahuasca and mental health from a foremost authority in the field of ayahuasca research.

Presenting easy-to-understand lessons, Professor Luís Fernando Tófoli showcases the golden nuggets of research on the therapeutic benefits of ayahuasca. He also explains in clear lessons the risks of drinking ayahuasca.

Dr. Tófoli debunks some popular myths while providing vital safety precautions so you can gain confidence about the benefits and risks of ayahuasca.

Dr. Tófoli teaches you the difference between spiritual crisis and mental disorder, the therapeutic significance of ritual, the psychology of ayahuasca healing, and the enchantment of ayahuasca beyond healing.

He draws upon large-scale and small-scale studies and a wealth of personal experience as a psychiatrist engaged with ayahuasca communities.

You'll learn about:

  • The beneficial use ayahuasca for treating addiction, PTSD, depression and other common mental disorders.
  • Ayahuasca healing and the psychological process.
  • The apparent risks of psychotic episodes triggered by ayahuasca.
  • Risks of mixing ayahuasca with anti-depressants (SSRIs) and other drugs.
  • An exciting integration of scientific and spiritual realities.
  • And, more!

Ayahuasca & Mental Health is 1 of 4 short courses in Kahpi's stream Medicine & Brain: The Science of Ayahuasca. Enroll in the complete stream and save $17.

Dr. Tófoli teaches a compact learning experience that will bring you up-to-date on the risks, benefits and healing potentials of ayahuasca. You'll have a full 6 weeks to complete the short course.

Gain confidence about ayahuasca now with Dr. Tófoli's profound knowledge in Ayahuasca & Mental Health.

Course Contents

13 Videos
1 Quiz
1 Text