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1. Breathing Protocols for PTSD and Cardiovascular Health

  • Partners: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Mass General Hospital Cardiology Department
  • Status: Active
  • Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of Contrast Breathing™ techniques compared to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in reducing systemic inflammation and improving Heart Rate Variability (HRV) in individuals with PTSD.
  • Methodology: Random assignment of participants to Contrast Breathing™ or CBT groups, with comprehensive tracking of inflammatory markers and HRV.
  • Potential Impact: If successful, could lead to the integration of Contrast Breathing™ into standard PTSD treatment protocols, addressing both mental and physical health aspects of PTSD.

2. Unveiling the Neuroscience of Breath-Induced Altered States

  • Partners: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Mass General Hospital, Northeastern University
  • Collaborators: David Magone, Dr. Karestan Koenen, Susan Whitfield Gabrieli, Suk-Tak Chan, Dr. Ken Kwong (inventor of fMRI technology)
  • Status: Active
  • Objective: To map the neural correlates of altered states of consciousness induced by specialized breathing protocols using fMRI.
  • Approach: Development of breathing protocols that minimize movement artifacts during fMRI, allowing for clear imaging of brain activity.
  • Implications: Aims to bridge ancient breathing practices with modern neuroscience, potentially uncovering new therapeutic applications and insights into consciousness.

3. Developing a CEU Program for Non-Drug Psychedelic Therapy

  • Partner: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Status: Active
  • Objective: To create a Continuing Education Unit (CEU) program for mental health practitioners on non-drug psychedelic therapy.
  • Goals: Establish guidelines for safe and ethical practice, offering an accessible alternative to traditional psychedelic therapies that often involve drug use.
  • Team: Interdisciplinary experts from Harvard University, Northeastern University, Mount Sinai Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and McLean Hospital.
  • Vision: Expand the availability of psychedelic-inspired therapies, ensuring they are delivered with high standards of professional integrity.

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