Music For/As Psychedelic Therapy: A Four Part Online Workshop Series

Music for/as Psychedelic Therapy
With Mendel Kaelen & The Wavepaths Team

Join Dr. Mendel Kaelen and the Wavepaths team for this LIVE four part workshop series designed to support current and aspiring psychedelic-assisted therapists to become more confident in their use of music within psychedelic therapy.

Workshop Dates: July 20, 27 + August 3, 10  |  Workshop Price: $349 (includes all 4 sessions)

Overview
The combined use of music and psychedelic substances predates Western medicine, with roots in Indigenous cultural practices. Yet with the rise of psychedelic therapy in the West, practitioners are left with questions regarding the function of music and how to guide patients with music effectively in clinical settings.

What you’ll learn

    • Deepen your understanding of the role of music in psychedelic therapy 
    • Experience music as psychedelic therapy through introspective deep listening 
    • Learn how to optimise therapeutic outcomes through the use of music 
    • Connect with other practitioners around the world

Workshop content

Session 1July 20, 5:00pm BST  |  12:00pm EST
Dr. Mendel Kaelen teaches person-centred music for/as psychedelic therapy

Session 2July 27, 5:00pm BST  |  12:00pm EST
Dr. Bradley Vines showcases Wavepaths’ research on music, psychedelics, and wellbeing 

Session 3August 3, 5:00pm BST  |  12:00pm EST
Tom Shutte + Valentina Olper demo Wavepaths & create and guide you through a live deep listening session

Session 4August 10, 5:00pm BST  |  12:00pm EST
Dr. Mendel Kaelen hosts a LIVE Q&A on music for psychedelic therapy

Who this course is for

Designed as an introduction to music for/as psychedelic therapy, this workshop series is created for:

    • ketamine practitioners and clinics,
    • psychedelic therapists, and psychedelic therapy students
    • any mental health practitioners who are looking to work with music in their practice.  

Equipment needed

Session 3 includes an experiential deep listening component that requires:

    • Your best headphones or external sound system
    • An eye mask to support full immersion in the music
    • A jumper or blanket to hand for warmth and comfort
    • For a full preparation list please visit: wavepaths.com/preparation 

Please note that the session lengths vary depending on content from 90 minutes to 120 minutes.

Dr. Mendel Kaelen Teaches Person Centred Music for/as Psychedelic Therapy

Workshop 1

Dr. Mendel Kaelen Teaches Person Centred Music for/as Psychedelic Therapy

July 20, 5:00-6:30pm BST

Dr. Bradley Vines Showcases Wavepaths’ Research Findings on music, psychedelics, and wellbeing

Workshop 2

Dr. Bradley Vines Showcases Wavepaths’ Research on Music, Psychedelics, and Wellbeing 

July 27, 5:00-6:30pm BST

Tom Shutte + Valentina Olper Offer a Wavepaths Demo and Guide You Through a Live Deep Listening Session

August 3, 5:00-7:00pm BST

Dr. Mendel Kaelen Teaches Person Centred Music for/as Psychedelic Therapy

Workshop 4

Dr. Mendel Kaelen Hosts a LIVE Q&A on Music for Psychedelic Therapy

August 10, 5:00-6:30pm BST

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Dr. Mendel Kaelen Teaches Person Centred Music for/as Psychedelic Therapy

Dr. Mendel Kaelen Teaches Person Centred Music for/as Psychedelic Therapy

LIVE WORKSHOP #1 on July 20, 5:00pm BST / 12:00pm EST (90 minutes)

Neuroscientist, founder and CEO of Wavepaths teaches you the science and art behind person centered music for/as psychedelic therapy. 

Overview
The combined use of music and psychedelic substances is ancient and universal. Yet with the rise of psychedelic therapy in the West, many questions are emerging regarding the function of music and how to apply it effectively within this context. Be guided by Mendel and deepen your understanding of music in psychedelic therapy. 

What you’ll learn

    • Theoretical underpinnings | Explore the functions of music in psychedelic therapy
    • Neuroscience | Understand how music can be used as a form of psychedelic therapy 
    • Applications | Learn how to optimise therapeutic outcomes with music 

Workshop format

    • Virtual | Delivered via Zoom
    • Live | ask questions, connect with practitioners around the world 
    • 90 mins in duration 

About your instructor

Mendel Kaelen is the founder and CEO of Wavepaths, a startup providing music both for and as psychedelic therapy. Prior to this, he worked as a PhD and postdoctoral neuroscientist at Imperial College London since 2012, where his research was the first to demonstrate music’s central role in psychedelic therapies. He is a thought leader on the therapeutic use of music and publishes and speaks frequently on this topic.

Dr. Bradley Vines Showcases Wavepaths’ Research Findings on music, psychedelics, and wellbeing

Dr. Bradley Vines Showcases Wavepaths’ Research Findings on Music, Psychedelics, and Wellbeing

LIVE WORKSHOP #2 on July 20, 5:00pm BST / 12:00pm EST (90 minutes)

Neuroscientist and Chief Science Officer of Wavepaths shares with you Wavepaths’ research findings on music, psychedelics, and wellbeing.

Overview
In this interactive and experiential session, you’ll be exploring research highlighting the importance of personalising music to support improvements in mental health and wellbeing. You will learn about how listeners experience Wavepaths music, what effect the music is having in different contexts for treatment, and whether the data support our fundamental hypothesis that resonance with music yields therapeutic benefits.

What you’ll learn

    • Why it is important to focus on getting the music right in psychedelic-assisted and deep listening therapies
    • Whether the emotions and levels of intensity that a therapist chooses for a listener are experienced as intended
    • How sessions with Wavepaths music are affecting the wellbeing of listeners

Workshop format

    • Virtual | Delivered via Zoom
    • Live | ask questions, connect with practitioners 
    • 90 minutes in duration 

About your instructor

Bradley Vines is the Chief Science Officer of Wavepaths, a startup providing music both for and as psychedelic therapy. Prior to this, he spent seven years working as a Director of Consumer Neuroscience, conducting research on the effects of music on cognition and behaviour. Bradley obtained his PhD in Experimental Psychology at McGill University, focusing on music and emotion. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Department of Neurology, and was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California Center for Mind and Brain. He also holds a MBA from University of Oxford.

Deepen your practice

Dr. Mendel Kaelen Teaches Person Centred Music for/as Psychedelic Therapy

Mendel Kaelen hosts a LIVE Q&A on music for psychedelic therapy

LIVE WORKSHOP #4 on August 10, 5:00pm BST / 12:00pm EST (90 minutes)

Overview
n the final session Dr. Mendel Kaelen will provide concluding comments to the workshops series and answer participants Q&A. Mendel will be available to answer any questions you have about music, psychedelic therapy and the neuroscience & application of music for/as psychedelic therapy.

Workshop format

    • Virtual | Delivered via Zoom
    • Live | ask questions, connect with practitioners around the world
    • 90 minutes in duration

About your instructor

Mendel Kaelen is the founder and CEO of Wavepaths, a startup providing music both for and as psychedelic therapy. Prior to this, he worked as a PhD and postdoctoral neuroscientist at Imperial College London since 2012, where his research was the first to demonstrate music’s central role in psychedelic therapies. He is a thought leader on the therapeutic use of music and publishes and speaks frequently on this topic.