This short video explores how the shamanic brew Ayahuasca allows it’s users to experience the world anew and aid in letting go of past trauma. When traumatic experiences happen to us, the brain creates an imprint of that experience. When similar stimuli enter the brain our brain tries to understand it based on previous experiences, which usually follows with unpleasant memories or sensations.
Ayahuasca acts on the brain in such a way that it allows the conscious part of the new brain to temporarily override previously entrenched patterns, which allows for new connections to be made. In this way, Ayahuasca can help us to receive stimuli that used to make us uncomfortable in a novel way, allowing us to see it in a new light and begin the healing process.