Help me to serve. Towards mental health and beyond

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My name is Rita and I am a psychologist, researcher and a future psychedelic therapist. I want to educate myself in the psychedelic therapy in the postgraduate training to better guide people through their inner journeys towards happiness and health in a responsible way.

It is more than 15 years I realized that I want to serve others and so I started to study psychology. It is almost 10 years it became pretty clear to me that my true path is to use psychedelics in my practice and to become a psychedelic therapist. I have done years of voluntary or low-paid work in science and social reform activities with a vision of making psychedelic experience available in a safe and beneficial way.

During the years, I have experienced a wide range of the potential of psychedelics. The worst, when I almost died during an ayahuasca ceremony, as well as the best, when it showed me the fascinating faces of life and helped me to become a better person. From my travels in the outer and inner space I have returned with scars but alive and convinced that I want to transform those experiences for the sake of others. I have met hundreds of people to whom psychedelics changed life completely – for good or for bad. I have met people who have healed from their past trauma and variety of mental health problems as depression, anxieties or addiction with the help of properly used psychedelics, either psilocybe mushrooms, ayahuasca, MDMA or Bufo alvarius secretion containing 5-MeO-DMT. I have also met many people who have developed a trauma after a psychedelic experience - often in irresponsible setting, with uneducated guide, or because of a lack of proper aftercare. Maybe you are one of them. Maybe you know someone with such an experience. Maybe you were looking for help and could not find an appropriate support.

I knew my main goal is to help others in reducing the risks and promoting the chance of safe and beneficial experience, in case they decide to use psychedelics, whether for a treatment, self-growth, exploration or for their well-being and self-care. I sincerely believe that everyone on this planet have the right to use their mind safely and have an access to the tools which may help them. During my career, I have identified activities which are key for achieving that goal. I have done a lot of research work studying those substances. I have also organized several conferences, workshops and public events - mainly throught an international initiative Beyond Psychedelics - to educate academic and lay public. I continue with my doctoral studies in clinical psychology. Most of the work I have done either voluntarily or for a low salary which has never allowed me to afford more than a humble living, far not enough to afford an education abroad or even paying my depths.

It is still not legal to become a psychedelic therapist or guide in my country, similarly as in the majority of other countries. But that can change in the upcoming years and we should be ready. Moreover, people are undergoing these psychedelic experiences anyway. Right now I am sharing my knowledge about safety measures and I help people with these experiences therapeutically. And I feel the need to develop my skills to help them better.

So far there is not much education available in this area. One of the few and the most respected is a year-long Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research offered by California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). I am honored to be accepted into this program. I am also very grateful for the scholarship they provide for me. However, I am still not able to pay for the rest of the costs. I live in the Czech Republic which ranks among the cheapest countries in Europe with relatively low salaries. Thus an education in the US is simply too expensive for an average Czech.

I have always tended to provide the best quality of care. And I will be sincerely grateful if you help me to cover the costs for that Certificate to be able to serve others in a better way. To help them towards wellness, health and beyond.

Your donations will be used to pay for tuition payment (4900 USD) and travel costs (flight from the Czech republic, accommodation etc.) for two in-person parts of the course in Boston (2300 USD).

Note: Funds excess of this goal will be used for my research projects which aim to expand scientific knowledge about psychedelics and thus to serve the positive change in the attitude towards life and health. With my research team we have unpublished studies and data about psychedelics with valuable results which I feel the responsibility for finishing and making widely available, but it is difficult or impossible without funding. Your donations will be used to support the whole research team and as a result we will finish studies on psilocybe mushrooms, Bufo alvarius and 5-MeO-DMT, MDMA, ayahuasca and other psychedelics. It will also help us to design novel studies and continue with the research work.

I appreciate your support a lot. And I commit myself to use your contribution as good as I can for the welfare of conscious beings. Help me to serve. Thanky you.

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One-hour psychedelic integration or counselling online session for someone in need who cannot afford a session

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One-hour psychedelic counselling online session for you or someone close to you. Ask me whatever you would like to know about psychedelics!

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Organizer

  • Rita Kocarova
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Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 09, 2021
$100.00
  • David Weiss
  • Donated on Apr 27, 2021
  • I believe Rita's vision is genuine. Psychedelic family of the world, let's unite!

$80.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 24, 2021
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16 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 09, 2021
$100.00
  • David Weiss
  • Donated on Apr 27, 2021
  • I believe Rita's vision is genuine. Psychedelic family of the world, let's unite!

$80.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 24, 2021
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  • Matthew Preisigke
  • Donated on Apr 17, 2021
  • To psychedelic science and the healing of world!

$50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 16, 2021
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 15, 2021
$200.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 14, 2021
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  • Meloun
  • Donated on Apr 13, 2021
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  • Réka Komáromi
  • Donated on Apr 13, 2021
  • I believe in you Rita and truly feel all the healing you shall bring!

$55.00
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US$1,000.00
raised of $7,200.00 goal
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16 Donors

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