"We need to encourage people to take these insights seriously," Matthew Johnson [a psychedelic researcher at John Hopkins] said. "One of the things that happens with recreational use is that some may have one of the most profound experiences of their life, but the next day their buddy says something like, 'Oh, man! You were so messed up! Less mushrooms for you next time.' Then the person is encouraged to distance [themselves] from the experience and from whatever strong feelings of authenticity that they had during the experience."
Johnson estimates that he has sat through over 60 psychedelic sessions with volunteer subjects at Johns Hopkins. "Something astonishing happens. The important issues for each person just come up naturally. They know what the issues are deep down. Afterward, people feel like they have done the heavy lifting. It feels like they have taken real ownership of their problems".
Text Fair Use from Don Lattin's Changing our Minds - Psychedelic Sacraments and the New Psychotherapy.
With therapy... it's, 'Let's talk about your session. What was happening? How is it a window into yourself?