about the grieving process
In 2005, I had the opportunity to live in a small community in the Alto Amazonas, called Ceu do Mapiá. There, I did my first field work studying the effects of ayahuasca on the neuropsychological functions and the spiritual well-being of those people. I remember this period of my life with fascination, being aware of the privilege to explore the effects of ayahuasca on its natural ecosystem.
When my friend, and co-worker, committed suicide, I was able to experience the therapeutic potential of ayahuasca in my own grieving process.
Now, looking back, I clearly see how those events influenced and determined my professional, and personal, vocation toward this field of study still unexplored in the West.
On this page you can consult some articles in scientific journals and websites, and the presentation of unpublished studies in several cities around the world.
You can consult other publications in my Researchgate profile.