How to Change Your Body provides an enlightening discourse on the missing piece of the mind-body relationship — our need for social connection.
Emerging from a written article for the MIND European Foundation for Psychedelic Science, this book combines expert interviews from leading institutions around the world such as Johns Hopkins and Oxford, independent research and lived experience, connecting the dots of three timely themes: interoception, psychedelics, and mental health.
Drawing from the latest research on interoception—which examines how our sense of self arises from subjective appraisal of bodily signals, and how those appraisal habits develop in childhood—the book argues for a reframing of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other “mental health” issues as social-emotional illnesses rooted in the body. It then harnesses psychedelic science to show how interoception can be altered by psychoactive substances, providing an additional framework for understanding their therapeutic benefits.
Above all, this is a book about connection—between humans, among disciplines, and within the mind-body. Appealing to a wide range of readers, make sure to pick up this book if you are interested in wellness, science, therapy bodywork, mental health and mind-body integration and the intersection of psychedelic and mental health.