13 May 2019
Next June, the clinical psychologist and researcher on the integration of traditional Amazonian medicine and psychotherapy, Danae Saenz, former clinical coordinator of the Takiwasi Center, will give a lecture in Paris to present for the first time the results of the research she has been performing for more than 10 years on the psycho-emotional effects of the floral essences prepared on the basis of the master and medicinal plants used by the traditional healers of the Peruvian Amazon to heal the body, mind, heart and spirit.
02 May 2019
Research article by Ilana Berlowitz et al. published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, May 2019. Chronic illness management today commonly involves alternative medicines. Substance use disorder (SUD), as a chronic psychosomatic illness, might benefit from a similar approach. The Takiwasi Center offers such a SUD treatment program involving Amazonian medicine combined with psychotherapy. The current study assessed this integrative program‘s short-term therapeutic effects. Results provide first indications for significantly improved SUD symptoms after the Amazonian medicine-based treatment.
24 April 2019
The perfume ritual is a therapy derived from traditional Amazonian medicine and used in the therapeutic protocol of the Takiwasi Center, especially in the initial phase of detoxification of drug addict patients. Through the use of some substances such as tobacco, perfumes, camphor accompanied by the healing songs called ikaros, a ritual cleansing, purification and reinforcement work is carried out.
17 April 2019
The Path of Plants is a documentary series that demonstrates the complexity of the debates around the emblematic plants of indigenous peoples. Each story is embodied by a person or a group. At this moment, a first film about the Takiwasi Center entitled "A Journey to Healing” is being edited. We invite you to support the crowdfunding campaign!
16 April 2019
Discover Miguel Palomino, a Peruvian photographer who uses appropriation and manipulation to give photography a new meaning. His series Unicorn offers collages created with photographs of personal archives dating back to the beginning of the last century and fragments of the iconography "The Garden of Delights". By purchasing these art works, available on the platform BEKKAUSE, you also support the Takiwasi Center.