Join Visionary Artist and XR Developer Jose Montemayor Alba and Clinical Psychologist Dr.Tamara Russell as they dialogue a roadmap for the use of cyberdelics to generate mental wealth.
In a world where the unchecked development and use of technology has been blamed for the rise in mental health problems, can intentional, contextualized and ethical application of cyberdelic technologies be used to generate mental well-being and reap the benefits of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model? Can the poison be the cure?
This salon-style discussion will share the rationale for the timeliness, indeed urgency, of this work, and suggest how this technologically-mediated approach changes consciousness in beneficial ways from a neurocognitive perspective.
On the cusp of the next psychedelic renaissance, could this non-pharmacological alternative provide a safer route to self-transformation and healing? Are we living the realization of Terence McKenna’s prophecy that “The drugs of the future will be computers. The computers of the future will be drugs?”.
Thoughts, objections, observations and experiences to be shared....
All tickets sold for the talks, workshops and activities in this month-long Wild Winter Wellness festival include a donation to support the wonderful and essential work of mental health charity Mind In Camden.
Dr.Russell works with individuals and organisations advising on how to use mindfulness techniques to optimise performance and improve mental and physical well-being. She is the Director of the (currently virtual) Mindfulness Centre of Excellence, London, which has as its aim the evaluation of creative yet authentic mindfulness applications for all spheres of life.
Combining her clinical, neuroscience and martial arts training, Dr. Russell’s approach engages both body and mind, for a total solution to manage the stressors of our modern working environment.
Jose Montemayor is a visionary artist and psychonaut based in London whose work transcends traditional media. His recent work has been in the creation of 'Virtual Awakening', a decentralized educational platform that brings art, technology, science and spirituality together.
Jose is also contributing to the building of an emerging movement within these immersive technologies called "The Cyberdelic Society" which brings together the community of psychonauts, cybernauts, scientists, visionaries and artists that are ethically exploring, designing and developing "Cyberdelic Technologies" aiming to open a gateway of extending and expanding our understanding of altered states of consciousness, and harnessing the mental health benefits of exceptional experiences such as mystical, spiritual, psychic, psychedelic, NDE and other anomalous experiences.
About Wild Winter Wellness
‘Wild Winter Wellness’ is a month-long series of events and activations hosted by Coal Drops Yard and curated by BeBox, designed to help transform our perspective on winter, embrace the benefits of its elements and explore our inner world.
Studies show that at this time of year (often considered the most mentally and emotionally challenging time of year) we need more daylight and outdoor time as well as good human connection time to keep mental and physical stressors from our system.
Wild Winter Wellness contains gatherings, talks and breakthrough physical challenges to transform our physical, mental and emotional quality of life.
About Mind In Camden
Mind in Camden provides high-quality support and capacity building services to benefit people who are struggling with mental distress, including hearing voices, extremes of mood, anxiety, unusual beliefs and post-traumatic reactions.
Mind in Camden stimulates change and development in mental health services by providing, promoting and partnering in services in diverse settings that: enable self-defined recovery, increase self-esteem and promote hope; involve guided and unguided self-help, co-production and peer support; and challenge stereotyping, stigma, isolation and social exclusion.
Find out more about their wonderful and essential work in the community.
BeBox is a wellness tech studio creating immersive transformational experiences in the city. The studio brings together the worlds of art, science and technology with mind body soul, and is bringing mindful innovation to the stressors of our urban landscape.