Michael R Gismondi, MA is a licensed psychologist, a trauma-oriented psychotherapist and neurotherapist with over 40 years of training and experience in Clinical and Educational Psychology, as well as Information Science and Human Information Processing. He lives and works north of New York City in the Hudson Valley. For decades his focus has been treating PTSD, mood disorders, concussion and learning disabilities. Since 1995 he has further specialized in “neurotherapy”, defined as the confluence of EEG brainwave training, EEG brainmapping, and ultra low energy brain and body stimulation via pulsed electro-magnetics, microcurrents, pulsed light and other modalities. Over the years he has also organized, promoted and moderated successful “technology summits” in the areas of trauma psychotherapy, and neurotherapy. He is currently working on developing low cost microcurrent devices to support the establishment and maintenance of the _bio-psychological “state”_ needed to optimize and consolidate the psychedelic experience. Concurrently, Mr Gismondi is working on a new model of PTSD and it’s non-invasive treatment that has implications for the treatment of addictions and some learning disabilities.
Technicians of consciousness: consciousness technologies and the evolution of psychedelics in in clinical and transformational worlds.
Over the last three decades, there has been a growing revolution in the understanding and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorders as a profound intersection between the physiological, the psychological and the spiritual dimensions of living. To that end, a variety of technologies and patterned techniques allow us to locate and harness
“inner demons” that complicate or block the journey of the self. We will attempt to give a broad overview of the innovations and opportunities they offer. The field of trauma psychotherapy has become, quite possibly, the perfect arena or stage for these technologies. Beginning with powerful psychotherapeutic modalities like “Internal Family Systems” and “parts work” in general, we have a language and process to bring harmony and creative synergies between the frequently disparate or even warring “parts” of the self. From there, a host of largely non-invasive physiological and neurological technologies are giving people the chance to create and maintain the conditions most favorable to the expansion and transcendence of the self via psychedelics. Indeed, in the US, Canada and elsewhere, we are seeing psychiatry and clinical psychology prescribing and/or working intensely with psychedelics to redefine what is possible to support the triumph of controllable pleasure over uncontrollable pain in the enhancement of the
self. We will be demonstrating technologies we use in our daily clinical practices from EEG brainwave mapping and training, to a host of interlocking mild brain stimulation modalities, and the psychotherapeutic tools to help modulate the confluences of the clinical and psychedelic experience in profound ways.