Sat 6 October 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cinemateque - Shprintsak Street 2, Tel Aviv,


Nirvana: Substances Consciousness in Psychotherapy
A cinematic encounter with Dr. Keren Zarfati, co-founder of the Israel Institute for Dynamic Psychotherapy based on Mindfulness and Body, a cognitive-based therapy researcher, director and clinical researcher in a study that examines the impact of MDMA-based therapy with trauma victims. Western psychologists, shamanic approaches and oriental spiritual teachings

This lecture will present the world of materials from both the research consciousness and the potential for their integration into psychological therapy. The lecture will focus on a study recognized by the FDA as a groundbreaking study, examining the effect of MDMA-based psychotherapy on PTSD. Traumatic injury is an injury that affects all aspects of our lives, from the physiological to the psychological to the spiritual. When this injury is severe and comes to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it is very difficult to cure it with the treatment methods, psychiatric drugs, and clinical tools currently known in the world of psychiatry and psychology. Dr. Sarfati will present the study, its results and its potential significance for the treatment of PTSD.

The film will be screened: Sacred Science
Directed by Nick Polizi
USA 2011, 77 min, English Hebrew subtitles

Eight people. Eight diseases. Journey to the heart of the jungle in Peru. They traveled to look for alternatives to cancer drugs, diabetes, depression, despite the extraordinary introduction of modern medicine to Western society still struggling to effectively treat these diseases and other common diseases. The film chronicles the story of eight brave souls who leave the developed world behind in search of deeper answers. For one month they live in a secluded area in the heart of the Amazonian jungles, and participate in a powerful healing process by healing people, artists from Peru, who have been working for centuries with herbs and spiritual practices. In their most desperate hours the patients were forced to deal not only with physical ailments but also with spiritual and psychological barriers in the process. What they found will change their lives forever.

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