Simon is a psychiatric doctor working with NHS and have a particular interest in psychedelic assisted therapy. We talked about the development of psychotherapies in the age of overwhelming mental health challenges. We discussed about the research and use of Ayahuasca for aiding our society. How loneliness and disconnect can consume our humanness. What would it take to have a honest conversations in our society regarding the complexity of our emotions.
Simon Ruffell graduated with a degree in medicine from the University of Sheffield before specialising in psychiatry. He has an interest in transcultural psychiatry, working overseas in Northern Uganda. He has a special interest in psychedelic research, namely ayahuasca and has spent the last three years conducting research into the use of ayahuasca in a traditional, shamanistic setting in the Peruvian Amazon.
IMG Credit: Mark Henson