Born in 1960, married, three children. He works as a medical doctor in his private clinic in Solothurn. He has trained in psychodynamic therapy approaches, with a particular focus on bioenergetic analysis and therapy, as well as in psycholytic psychotherapy (therapy using consciousness-altering substances). Member of the Swiss doctor’s association for psycholytic therapy (Schweiz. Ärztegesellschaft für Psycholytische Therapie; SÄPT), of which he has been president since 1996. He was the head of the first psychotherapeutic LSD-study after 35 years (from 2008 until 2011).
Presentation: “Exploration of consciousness-altering substances for psychotherapeutic purposes”
A rich talk on the use of LSD in a psychotherapeutic context, mapping out the significance of the immediate intrasubjective experience of the individual, that is: their sensual, emotional and cognitive experience. Gasser will also report on the history, implementation and results of the double-blind, placebo-controlled, pilot study he conducted on the effects of LSD for people with anxiety who were facing advanced life-threatening illness (“LSD – unterstützte Psychotherapie bei Personen mit Angstsymptomatik in Verbindung mit fortgeschrittenen lebensbedrohenden Erkrankungen. Eine doppelblinde, plazebokontrollierte Phase-II Dosis-Wirkungs-Pilotstudie”).
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SWR Odysse vom 27.1.2011
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