Sisters Megan and Nicole Smith are helping heal trauma at the source through their Zenchronicity microdose mentorship
The healthcare world is at a crossroads. After generations of mental health treatment focused on symptoms instead of root causes has failed to truly help those with conditions like depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction, people are ready for a change.
Psychedelics, particularly psilocybin (the active ingredient in “magic mushrooms”), have shown great promise in this realm. As a natural alternative to powerful prescription drugs, therapies utilizing psilocybin have grown in popularity thanks to their holistic ability to heal the heart, body, and mind, often having long-lasting benefits after only a couple of sessions.
Nicole and Megan Smith understand the power these compounds have. After finding success with psychedelics in healing their own trauma, the pair decided they wanted to pay it forward. The sisters launched Zenchronicity, a microdosing mentorship platform, in 2020 with the goal of helping as many people as possible discover their innate self.
“My trauma is now my life force,” Megan told Psychedelic Spotlight. “This is what gives me life and essence every day to be able to hold space for other people. It taught me empathy.”
Long-term healing one trip at a time
The Smith sisters are hoping to revolutionize the ways in which our society views mental health and self-care. Instead of taking the traditional Western medicine route of treating conditions as they manifest, Zenchronicity uses the Eastern philosophy of treating from within to stop emotional pain at its source.
Nicole and Megan point to the trauma cycles that exist within the brain, which many are often unaware of. The sisters coach participants through their psychedelic experiences, leaning on meridians, sound healing, TFAR (Thoughts, Feelings, Actions, and Results) tools, and counseling to stop these cycles.
“Psilocybin resets the DMN (Default Mode Network), which allows us to reteach the brain self-love through the reprogramming of the neuroplasticity,” Megan explained. “We have to believe in ourselves, we have to love ourselves—we can fix anything we put our mind to.”
The sisters note that, unlike conventional Western approaches, their three-month program is meant to help people heal without the need for visits week after week, year after year.
As noted above, psychedelics have the ability to have profound impacts that go the distance. They aren’t habit-forming nor do they have the multitude of side effects associated with pharmaceuticals. These are important facts that Megan believes will liberate her clients and allow them to live their best lives.
“This is not traditional therapy—we don't want to make you dependent on us,” she said. “We want to help people embody themselves.”
Sisters seek to share the love
Knowing how many people around the world could benefit from their program, Megan and Nicole are working on a training program to empower even more coaches to heed their calls to wellness.
“I think there are so many healers on Earth today that want to find a way to help other people,” Megan surmised. “We're putting together all the puzzle pieces.”
Whether taking a microdose or embarking on a full-fledged trip, mushrooms could help reveal truths not seen before, particularly with regard to how people view themselves and their relationships with others. These truths may be difficult to face, but according to the Smith sisters, awareness is the first step to healing.
“We founded Zenchronicity to give people hope because trauma is not a bad thing,” Nicole explained.
“I say ‘the darker the shadow, the brighter the light.’ Whatever you have walked through, you can amplify that into so much light and so much love.”
If you have ever struggled, a psychedelic coach that aligns with you could make a difference. Contact Zenchronicity now for a consultation.
My sister and i are healing trauma together. We have been using rso and occasional mushroom. We are encouraging friends and family to join us as we free ourselves. It’s delightful to hear that you are so passionately helping people to reinstate joy in their lives. I am very interested in your process.
Double-blind clinical trials of LSD and psilocybin microdosing found that participants had the same outcomes regardless of whether they took LSD/psilocybin or a placebo. Obviously, expectations play as big a role as the drug itself, which calls into question the value of microdosing when “wishing can make it so.” https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-02876-5