Could psychedelic supervisor be an actual profession?
Job titles of the future are predictably obscure, but psychedelic supervisor has to be one of the most fascinating thus far.
This is could be a job that you have undertaken before.
When all of your friends are getting hammered and you are the one left to be the psychedelic supervisor, you take that job seriously. Handing out water, redirecting conversations to happier themes and facilitating the creativity of the imagination are all ways to keep the calm.
In fact, you might revel in the thrill you get from being in charge. It can be an enjoyable process; steering the collective highs of your friends.
On a more serious note
However, this job is not for everyone and quite honestly it requires an individual with a knack for nurturing. In Canada, with the onset of the legalisation of psychedelic drugs, LSD could soon be used in treating PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
If all goes to plan with the legalisation, the job as psychedelic supervisor could be a legitimate one in five years.
According to a paper published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, Mark Haden and his co-authors call for regulation of legalized psychedelics: including the creation of a licensed profession called “psychedelic supervisors”.
“A psychedelic supervisor is somebody that oversees a psychedelic session, and provides a context for an experience that somebody has with psychedelics. It’s somebody who manages both set and setting, set being the expectation and setting being the environment, to maximize the benefit and minimize the harm of a psychedelic.” said Mark Haden
One of the jobs of the psychedelic supervisor would be to help prevent the person on a trip from doing anything potentially problem causing. The positive effects that a happy psychedelic trip could have on the brain could greatly reduce symptoms associated with PTSD. LSD is not a typically addictive drug and its toxicity is quite low, especially when administered in pure doses.