Insight 2021

September 9-12

From Science to Implementation

INSIGHT 2021 provided the space for an enriching and respectful dialogue between psychedelic researchers, practitioners, leading experts from the psychedelic industry, and the interested public. For the first time, the conference not only took place in Berlin, but was also live-streamed into the world.
More than 1300 people attended in person and online.

Based on the feedback from INSIGHT 2019 attendees, we offered even more panel discussions and opportunities for audience participation. These formats allowed for the incorporation of diverse perspectives and controversial opinions. Particularly, INSIGHT 2021 discussed many ethical questions about integrating and implementing altered states of consciousness in the health care system and wider society. 

The conference presentations were organized into four tracks, allowing for a multidisciplinary and practical approach that constituted the INSIGHT 2021 motto: From Science to Implementation.

1. Treatment (with the sub-tracks Integration Therapy and Ketamine-assisted therapy)

2. Basic Research

3. Public Health (with the sub-tracks: Anthropology, History, Non-pharmacological methods, Political Regulation and Self Development)

4. Implementation (with the sub-tracks: psychedelic industry, philosophy, and ethics of psychedelic states)

INSIGHT 2021 speakers

  • Prof. Dr. David Nutt

    Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology

    Imperial College London, Division of Brain Sciences

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  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Liechti

    Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Internal Medicine

    University Hospital, Basel

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  • Dr. Katrin Preller
    Dr. Katrin Preller

    Senior Researcher, Psychologist, and Neuroscientist

    University of Zürich and Yale University

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  • Prof. Dr. Matthew Johnson
    Prof. Dr. Matthew Johnson

    Susan Hill Ward Professor of Psychedelics & Consciousness Research

    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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  • Dr. Martha Havenith

    Research group leader, Coach for Connective Breathwork

    Ernst-Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience

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Some video impressions from INSIGHT

INSIGHT 2021 Recordings – Available on the MIND Community Platform

All INSIGHT 2021 ticketholders and MIND members get free access to all recordings. Please login to your your Members Dashboard and find the link to the recordings there.

Prof. Dr. Davit Nutt – Developing the Current Status of Psychedelics in Psychiatry

Dr. Sandeep Nayak – Belief changes following a single psychedelic experience: Results of a survey study

Dr. Paul Liknaitzky – Old medicines, new misunderstandings


Introduction to BEYOND Experience – The MIND Foundation Integration Program

David Heuer, M.A.

Augmented Psychotherapy Training Workshop

Dr. rer. nat. Max Wolff

Sonic Arts Practice and Psychedelia: How the Theory and Practice of Experimental Music might Speak to the Psychedelic Experience

Dr. Sam Dunscombe, Julia Reidy

Ketamine-augmented psychotherapy for depression (KAP) – A treatment approach for outpatient practice.

Dipl.-Psych. Max Leidenberger, Dr. rer. medic. Laura F. Kuhle, Dr. rer. nat. Barbara Breitenstein, Dipl.-Psych.

Molecules: A Hands-On Workshop for Emergency Prevention & Management

Benjamin Spahr, M.D., Sergio Pérez Rosal, M.D., Dr. Felix Blei

uniMIND Workshop – Build community, exchange knowledge, facilitate research

Marvin Däumichen, M.A.

Psychedelic-Assisted Somatic Therapy – Practice-Oriented Workshop

Dr. Regina Hess, Keren Tzarfaty, Ph.D., MFT

Ketamin-augmentierte Psychotherapie bei Depression (KAP) – Ein Behandlungsansatz für die Ambulante Praxis

Dipl.-Psych. Max Leidenberger, Dr. rer. medic. Laura F. Kuhle, Dr. rer. nat. Barbara Breitenstein, Dipl.-Psych.

Floris Wolswijk, M.Sc.

Marvin Däumichen, M.A.

Psychedelic Experiences as Invitations to Philosophical Questions

Felix Uhl, M.A., Michael Kramer, M.A.

MHS – A Growing Network of Psychedelic Therapists and Co-Therapists

Dr. Max Wolff, Eugen Secara, M.Sc.

Advances in Neuroscience

Camile Bahi, M.Pharm, Celine Winter, B.A., Marc Rosenkranz, B.A., Alina Ruge, B.Sc.

Flow States: The creative journey & Psychedelics

Tatiana Lupashina, M.Sc., Amelia Young, M.Sc.

Legal and Ethical Considerations in Psychedelic Research

Dr. jur. Fabian Wenner