you know, this brings to mind for me. One tool in the toolkit. It's more of a category, but it's one. I would love to hear your current thoughts on. Should I do think I'll get to the punchline in a second that it's very dangerous to view anything as a Panacea or You know, fix all of any type and it's particularly common with what I'm going to mention, which is psychedelics, but as we're talking, if we, for the time being include MDMA in the category of of psychedelic just to make it a little easier to discuss even though one could argue. It doesn't cleanly fit in that category, but as an in pathogen, it is remarkable to me. How Patients. Say going through the maps, trials phase 3 trials, and so on can re contextualize memories that for decades have had a fixed emotional tenor. Yes, and suddenly they're able to go back and with a decreased fear response. Unwrap that memory recontextualizes it as an Dealt with better, coping mechanisms and sort of reinstall it, so, to speak. It's really a fascinating replicable. Phenomenon for a lot of patience. How do you think about if you do it all psychedelics, there, use abuse rolls misapplications. Where's your current thinking? My understanding from the research? The really consistent reports. Tell me that That there's something immensely powerful here that has the capacity to do an immense amount of good, but we have to be careful with anything. That's even moderately powerful, let alone very powerful and that we're figuring out how to deploy these kinds of tools to do something amazing. And I say that in like the full meaning of that word because what they seem to be able to help people do is to look at trauma. From the perspective of truth without the reflexive shame. This is someone else hurt me. What's wrong with me? Why am I being hurt? That's the reflex. And it generates shame that imagine how our perspective is already immediately altered. If trauma, arouses shame, then the trauma itself immediately Alters our perception mechanisms that we can use to understand the trauma and navigate our way through it.
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