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Live Life Lit with Cannabis Herbalism

By Amanda Ashley

Published by Weed Speek

Get Lit with Mental Health

When beginning a business in the Cannabis industry as a licensed mental health practitioner, I was asked…so you just get people high and talk about their problems? I laughed and politely let him know with all of my intelligence that if you think therapy is just talking about your problems, then absolutely. I take a strength-based resilient approach to therapy and in life itself. We focus on where you hope to be and what obstacles need to be overcome to reach your highest functioning.

I began my journey in 2012 to help people learn the tools to heal themselves. During my graduate studies in Mental Health, I took a special interest in telemedicine and the medicinal use of Cannabis (both were still very ethically controversial at this time). I was empowered by the idea that self-discovery, awareness, and accountability could help develop a healthy and balanced perspective while promoting an elevated quality of life. Abraham Maslow’s ascension into rainbows and butterflies may seem simple. But it has been a long journey- breaking stigmas and removing the barriers that have propelled us full speed into 2022. Lit Session, LLC is dedicated to Cannabis Herbalism and Holistic Intuitive Medicine. We help others learn to think for themselves and take ownership of their health.

The Patient

Psychopharmacology is the study of how medicines affect the human mind and, ultimately, our behavior. Which in turn affects our quality of life. The introduction of psychotropic medications was intended to stabilize dysfunction as part of an interdisciplinary treatment process. This traditionally includes a prescribing physician and a mental health professional to treat mental health conditions and identify coping strategies for more severe illnesses. Current trends are leaning heavily toward medication management. So, talk therapy is often seen as an optional upgrade- leaving lots of people clueless as to where to begin and when it is actually helping. I don’t believe in simply masking symptoms. I believe in being accountable for our health and allowing symptoms to guide us toward more natural and sustainable treatment outcomes.

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