I'm actually going for an interview today for a support worker role for people with learning difficulties. I think caving or just walking in the countryside would help them. I know I feel less stressed when up the Peak than at home.
I would treat everyone in much the same way - as another caver, unless there was a compelling reason to do otherwise, and only if someone better qualified than me or the person themselves suggested it.
This may be of interest as an update to this thread:https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/apr/20/psychedelics-depression-treatment-psychiatry-psilocybin
Quote from: pwhole on April 20, 2021, 09:22:46 amThis may be of interest as an update to this thread:https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/apr/20/psychedelics-depression-treatment-psychiatry-psilocybinMy daughter is currently doing a Masters in Neuroscience and Psychology and shares some of her study material with me. One consistent feature is that many drugs humans put into themselves, whether recreational or medicinal, have bad effects. On the whole recent research suggests psychedelic drugs do less harm, and psilocybin in particular seems to have positive rather then negative effects. I found this a surprise, but no doubt it will be welcomed by the cavers of New Inn near Pontypool..
Problem with psychedelics such as psilocybyn is that you are rewiring your brain without a wiring diagram.
Quote from: tamarmole on April 20, 2021, 07:59:57 pmProblem with psychedelics such as psilocybyn is that you are rewiring your brain without a wiring diagram. Life is rewiring your brain all the time, for good or ill
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