We are happy to announce a new, interinstitutional research study at Soltara Healing Center headed by scientists from Central Michigan University, Johns Hopkins University, The Ohio State University, and University of Georgia. Led by principal investigators and experimental psychologists Drs. Christopher Davoli and Emily Bloesch, as well as experimental psychology doctoral candidate, Jacob Aday, the study will be investigating the potential psychological benefits of ayahuasca usage.

Specifically, the group will measure potential changes in gratitude, aesthetic experience, and connections with nature. They will also look to identify what specific aspects of the ayahuasca experience underly these changes.

We are pleased to support this multidimensional study to contribute to supporting psychedelic and plant medicine research, and helping to be a bridge between traditional healthcare systems, modern psychotherapeutic practices, and psychedelic science.

Soltara attendees can indicate their interest in participating in this important research by emailing Jacob Aday (aday1js@cmich.edu) as soon you are registered for a retreat. Study participants will be compensated with tailored feedback on how you scored across the psychological measures as well as entry into a raffle to win 1 of 5 $100 USD prizes. Additionally, the data gathered from participants is received with gratitude as an important, valuable, and much needed contribution to psychedelic science.