MUDr. Filip Tylš, Ph.D.
I am a psychiatrist and neuroscientist working at the Czech National Institute of Mental Health (NÚDZ), where my patients include those with neurotic and psychotic spectrum disorders. I also participate in psychedelic research (EEG correlates of psychedelic experiences) and, more significantly, in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy (PAP). In the course of my studies of psychotherapy, I have been influenced by experiences induced by various psychedelic substances, sweat lodges, holotropic breathwork and traditional ayahuasca rituals. I graduated from the 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University (2012) and proceeded to complete a PhD programme in Neuroscience at the 3rd Faculty of Medicine (2017), where I became an assistant lecturer. At NÚDZ, I am a member of the team conducting pilot clinical trials of psilocybin administration to human subjects (as a psychedelic sitter). In 2015, together with a group of professional friends, I helped establish the Czech Psychedelic Society (CZEPS); and, since 2017, I have been assisting people manage difficult psychedelic experiences as a member of the Psycare team Additional specialized training courses have included Gestalt Psychotherapy (IVGT Prague; 2014–2020), Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research Certificate Program (CIIS USA; 2018) and MDMA Therapy Training Program for PTSD (MAPS USA; 2019).