Support Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies to Heal the Soul!
To heal, make whole, become one, these are all one and the same. For people suffering from PTSD, depression, addiction & end-of-life anxiety, it means holding all that we are, light and shadow, blessings and pain, and bearing it with patience, acceptance and love until it is transformed and we become whole again.
Psychedelic-assisted therapy was recently granted ‘breakthrough designation’ by the FDA for use in treating PTSD and major depressive disorder—epidemics for which pharmaceutical drugs have fallen short!
The Bronner family is no stranger to severe depression and anxiety. They understand the pain & frustration of many Americans for whom current treatments do not work—pharma drugs that bring too little relief and too many side effects. It is time to end the needless suffering of millions!
That’s why we’re supporting the organizations below, working to make psychedelic-assisted therapies and plant medicines available to those that most need them.
Oregon's Measure 109!
With passage of Measure 109 in 2020, Oregon is on its way to establishing a formal regulatory system and licensing program that will create access to psilocybin assisted therapy statewide. These services will be made available in licensed facilities to all adults who might safely benefit, under the supervision of practitioners specifically trained in psychedelic facilitation.
Among its many careful provisions, this plan will ensure quality training of facilitators by setting minimum criteria for third-party therapist training programs. To learn more, visit the Healing Advocacy Fund.
Dr. Bronner’s committed over $2 million to the 2020 Oregon Psilocybin Therapy Measure, Yes on 109.
Decrim Nature DC, Initiative 81
Organized by local DC residents as part of the national Decriminalize Nature movement, The Entheogenic Plant and Fungus Policy Act, passed in 2020 by an overwhelming majority of voters, lowers law enforcement priorities regarding entheogenic plant and fungi medicines used for personal healing.
Entheogens are natural plant and fungi medicines including psilocybin-containing mushrooms, ayahuasca, and mescaline-containing cacti, that initiate states of consciousness which can inspire emotional, relational and spiritual growth and healing.
Dr. Bronner’s committed over $500,000 to the Decriminalize Nature DC campaign, Initiative 81.
Indigenous Peyote Conservation Initiative
The Indigenous Peyote Conservation Initiative (IPCI) is an international collaboration of top leaders in the in the peyote conservation effort, members of indigenous peyote communities and their partners. This organization focuses the best of its prayer and thinking and action on the sustainability and indigenous sovereignty of peyote across the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.
The Indigenous Peyote Conservation Initiative engages in many strategies for spiritual reconnection and restoration of Peyote, including land access and stewardship, youth education and engagement, peyote tending, and a system of harvest and distribution that is regenerative and spiritually sound. To learn more, visit:ipci.life.
Dr. Bronner’s has committed $100,000 to the Indigenous Peyote Conversation Initiative in 2020.
Heroic Hearts Project
Heroic Hearts Project connects military veterans who are struggling with PTSD, depression, and other traumas associated with violence, to psychedelic therapy retreats where they can access ayahuasca, and other related psychedelic plant medicines. To learn more, visit: HeroicHeartsProject.org.
Dr. Bronner’s has committed $100,000 to the non-profit, Heroic Hearts Project in 2020.
VETS: Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions, Inc.
VETS: Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions, Inc. intends to change the landscape of veteran healthcare by finding meaningful, alternative solutions to mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress.
Its core mission involves providing resources, research, and advocacy to improve the quality of life for U.S. combat veterans seeking healing through psychedelic-assisted therapies. Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions, Inc. intends to END the veteran suicide epidemic. To learn more, visit: vetsolutions.org.
Dr. Bronner’s has committed $100,000 to the non-profit, VETS, Inc. in 2020.
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is driving MDMA-assisted therapy for treatment-resistant PTSD through the FDA approval process. In May, MAPS announced an interim analysis of the first Phase 3 trial, which showed greater than 90% probability that the therapy will show a statistically significant effect in treating PTSD.
This is the highest validation an interim analysis can provide, and it puts MAPS’ clinical trial on track to submit MDMA-assisted psychotherapy to the FDA for approval as soon as 2022. MAPS, generally, is an educational and research organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics. Its work includes programs to train therapists and establish treatment centers; support scientific research into spirituality, creativity, and neuroscience regarding psychedelics; provide honest public education about risks and benefits of psychedelics; and develop psychedelics into prescription medicines. To learn more, visit: maps.org
Dr. Bronner’s has committed $1 million to MAPS in 2020, in fulfillment of the fourth year of a commitment of $10 million over ten years.
David Bronner’s Path to Psychedelic, Cannabis, and Drug Policy Activism
David Bronner, Cosmic Engagement Officer (CEO) of Dr. Bronner’s, reflects on his experiences in Amsterdam in 1995 after graduating college, which helped transform his understanding of himself and the world around him. After these experiences David embraced the opportunity to join his family’s business, determined to use his position to help end the war on drugs and work for the legalization of cannabis and psychedelic medicines. Since 2000, Dr. Bronner’s has donated over $15M to movements for drug policy reform and continues to work for social justice and environmental sustainability on many fronts.