Latest
issue
GET HCM
magazine
Sign up for the FREE digital edition of HCM magazine and also get the HCM ezine and breaking news email alerts.
Not right now, thanksclose this window I've already subscribed!
Technogym
Technogym
Technogym
Follow Health Club Management on Twitter Like Health Club Management on Facebook Join the discussion with Health Club Management on LinkedIn Follow Health Club Management on Instagram
FITNESS, HEALTH, WELLNESS

Latest news

Psychedelic healing is the focus of GWI’s latest initiative

Psychedelic healing has arrived
– Susie Ellis
Credit: GWS

The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) is launching a new initiative dedicated to psychedelics and psychedelic healing.

The launch of this project, which joins the GWI’s portfolio of 33 collaborative initiatives, comes at a time when the FDA has granted some psychedelics “breakthrough” status as new mental health treatments.

Researchers around the globe – and at some of America’s most distinguished medical institutions – are looking closely at how psychedelic medicines could provide treatment for intractable medical issues such as depression, anxiety, alcoholism, substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The clinical evidence increasingly indicates that psychedelics can make a difference and policy changes throughout the US are changing the regulatory landscape.

Wall Street is also part of the new wave of interest, with psychedelic pharmaceutical companies now publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ and the Canadian Securities Exchange.

As the world awakens to the benefits of psychedelics, among the challenges ahead are how the psychedelic community will forge a unified and thoughtful voice to help identify and address emerging issues.

The GWI’s chair and CEO, Susie Ellis, welcomed the new initiative as a wellness industry first: "Psychedelic healing has arrived. As this movement grows and receives regulatory approvals, an initiative that brings together respected leaders to focus on evidence-based best practices, equity and accessibility, is very much needed if we want to realise the potential for psychedelics in helping address the global mental health crisis.”

The goal

The initiative will support collaboration and coalition building, and ethics and best practices, in the psychedelic community.

It will offer support to those in the field already generating resources for ethics and standards for psychedelic medicines and provide an online home with links to a virtual hub of best practices.

Policy updates, continuing education, and regional outreach are also planned.

On an international level, the initiative will work in support of the recently launched International Therapeutic Rescheduling Initiative (ITPRI) a Swiss-based movement to reform the United Nation’s pharmaceutical treaties.

The group is a collaboration between physicians, business innovators, research scientists, impact investors and policymakers from psychedelic organisations that exemplify the highest ideals of healing and community-building.

Many are actively engaged in advocacy and the exploration of how psychedelics can heal, expand consciousness and nurture community.

Rick Doblin, PhD, founder of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), will serve as the initiative's honorary chair.

Doblin spoke at the 2021 Global Wellness Summit and outlined a future for wellness where psychedelic-based medicine would take its place among long-established preventative and self-care approaches, such as meditation and stress management.

Initiative membersDingle Spence, MD, co-founder, Jamaica Cancer Care & Research Institute; Board of Directors, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care; and Advisory Board member, the EndWell Project.

Hanifa Nayo Washington, co-founder and chief of strategy, Fireside Project.• Kathryn Tucker, JD, co-founder, Psychedelic Bar Association; Special Counsel, Emerge Law Group.

Louie Schwartzberg, filmmaker; director of psychedelic healing documentary Fantastic Fungi; founder of Visual Healing for Wellness.• Lynn Marie Morski, MD, JD, president, Psychedelic Medicine Association.

Mary-Elizabeth Gifford, executive vice president, Psyence Group.• Melissa Lavasani, founder and executive director, Psychedelic Medicine Coalition.

Paul Hutson, PhD,, professor and founding director, Transdisciplinary Center for Research in Psychoactive Substances at the University of Wisconsin.• Rick Doblin, PhD, honorary chair of the initiative and founder and executive director of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).

Sa’ad Shah, co-founder, Noetic Fund.

The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) is launching a new initiative dedicated to psychedelics and psychedelic healing.
SAB
2022/THUMB349256_413005_993782.jpg
Latest News
Basic-Fit has signed up to trial Wellhub across its recently expanded Spanish network, giving access ...
Latest News
Having redefined the model of public-private collaboration in Spain, Go Fit is now expanding into ...
Latest News
Planet Fitness has become the subject of a hate campaign by certain groups of consumers ...
Latest News
Recovery, social wellness and longevity were talking points at PerformX recently, tipped by many speakers ...
Latest News
Industry experts are gathering in Cologne for today's European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF), followed ...
Latest News
Jason Worthy has been appointed group CEO of Myzone to lead the 'next stage of ...
Latest News
John Kersh has announced he is leaving boutique franchisor, Xponential Fitness, after eight years with ...
Latest News
Oxygen Consulting is about to launch its first UK Padel Report, which investigates this fast-growing ...
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
InBody logged an amazing 100,000 scans in January 2024 alone
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
D2F had updated its brand styling to keep pace with business growth. MD, John Lofting and operations director, Matt Aynsley, explain the rationale
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
GymNation is pioneering the future of fitness with software specialist Perfect Gym providing a scalable tech platform to power and sustain its growth
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
The partnership between PureGym and Belfast-based supplier BLK BOX is transforming the gym floor
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Epassi, a provider of workplace wellness benefits, is creating a fitter and more productive workforce, one membership at a time 
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
The New Keiser M3i Studio Bike brings ride data to life to engage and delight members
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Nuffield Health has worked with ServiceSport UK for more than ten years, ensuring the equipment in its clubs is commercially optimised
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
University of Sheffield Sport has opened the doors of its flagship Goodwin Sports Centre following a major refurbishment
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Operators, prepare to revolutionise the way members connect with personal trainers in your club, with the ground-breaking Brawn platform.
HCM promotional features
HCM magazine
HCM People

Cristiano Ronaldo

Footballer and entrepreneur
Taking care of your physical and mental health is essential for a fulfilling life
HCM magazine
Will Orr has been talking to HCM about the company’s new strategy for 2024, as Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
Members are telling us they need support with their mental and spiritual health and the industry is starting to see this need. Now’s the time to fast-track our response
HCM magazine
HCM People

Dr Jonathan Leary

Founder, Remedy Place
It was as though the whole world woke up at the same time
HCM magazine
Basic-Fit – which has been scaling rapidly across Europe –  is considering franchising to ramp up growth further afield
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Panatta to showcase innovation at major fitness and bodybuilding events in 2024
Panatta will consolidate its global presence throughout 2024 by attending a host of major industry events around the globe.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Study Active acquires Premier Global name and select branding assets
Study Active has legally acquired the name “Premier Global” and select Premier Global branding assets from Assessment Technologies Institute LLC, part of Ascend Learning in the US.
Company profiles
Company profile: PerformX Live
The unmissable business of fitness event. 21-22 March 2024. Tobacco Dock, London...
Company profiles
Company profile: Absolute Performance
Absolute Performance was established in 2008 by Tony and Sian Buchanan and has a wealth ...
Supplier Showcase
Supplier showcase - Jon Williams
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
The Health & Fitness Institute press release: The future of fitness education: The Health and Fitness Institute champions digital learning
The Health and Fitness Institute (THFI) is leading a revolutionary paradigm shift in fitness education by fully embracing digital learning.
Featured press releases
KeepMe press release: Keepme releases essential AI resource guide for fitness operators
Keepme has introduced yet another innovative initiative aimed at providing the fitness industry with state-of-the-art resources.
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Cryotherapy
Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers
Snowroom
TechnoAlpin SpA: Snowroom
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Property & Tenders
Loughton, IG10
Knight Frank
Property & Tenders
Grantham, Leicestershire
Belvoir Castle
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
22-24 Apr 2024
Galgorm Resort, York,
Diary dates
10-12 May 2024
China Import & Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, China
Diary dates
23-24 May 2024
Large Hall of the Chamber of Commerce (Erbprinzenpalais), Wiesbaden, Germany
Diary dates
30 May - 02 Jun 2024
Rimini Exhibition Center, Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
08-08 Jun 2024
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
11-13 Jun 2024
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
12-13 Jun 2024
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-05 Sep 2024
IMPACT Exhibition Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Diary dates
19-19 Sep 2024
The Salil Hotel Riverside - Bangkok, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Diary dates
01-04 Oct 2024
REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort Nusa Dua Bali, Kabupaten Badung, Indonesia
Diary dates
22-25 Oct 2024
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
24-24 Oct 2024
QEII Conference Centre, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04-07 Nov 2024
In person, St Andrews, United Kingdom
Diary dates

Latest news

Psychedelic healing is the focus of GWI’s latest initiative

Psychedelic healing has arrived
– Susie Ellis
Credit: GWS

The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) is launching a new initiative dedicated to psychedelics and psychedelic healing.

The launch of this project, which joins the GWI’s portfolio of 33 collaborative initiatives, comes at a time when the FDA has granted some psychedelics “breakthrough” status as new mental health treatments.

Researchers around the globe – and at some of America’s most distinguished medical institutions – are looking closely at how psychedelic medicines could provide treatment for intractable medical issues such as depression, anxiety, alcoholism, substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The clinical evidence increasingly indicates that psychedelics can make a difference and policy changes throughout the US are changing the regulatory landscape.

Wall Street is also part of the new wave of interest, with psychedelic pharmaceutical companies now publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ and the Canadian Securities Exchange.

As the world awakens to the benefits of psychedelics, among the challenges ahead are how the psychedelic community will forge a unified and thoughtful voice to help identify and address emerging issues.

The GWI’s chair and CEO, Susie Ellis, welcomed the new initiative as a wellness industry first: "Psychedelic healing has arrived. As this movement grows and receives regulatory approvals, an initiative that brings together respected leaders to focus on evidence-based best practices, equity and accessibility, is very much needed if we want to realise the potential for psychedelics in helping address the global mental health crisis.”

The goal

The initiative will support collaboration and coalition building, and ethics and best practices, in the psychedelic community.

It will offer support to those in the field already generating resources for ethics and standards for psychedelic medicines and provide an online home with links to a virtual hub of best practices.

Policy updates, continuing education, and regional outreach are also planned.

On an international level, the initiative will work in support of the recently launched International Therapeutic Rescheduling Initiative (ITPRI) a Swiss-based movement to reform the United Nation’s pharmaceutical treaties.

The group is a collaboration between physicians, business innovators, research scientists, impact investors and policymakers from psychedelic organisations that exemplify the highest ideals of healing and community-building.

Many are actively engaged in advocacy and the exploration of how psychedelics can heal, expand consciousness and nurture community.

Rick Doblin, PhD, founder of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), will serve as the initiative's honorary chair.

Doblin spoke at the 2021 Global Wellness Summit and outlined a future for wellness where psychedelic-based medicine would take its place among long-established preventative and self-care approaches, such as meditation and stress management.

Initiative membersDingle Spence, MD, co-founder, Jamaica Cancer Care & Research Institute; Board of Directors, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care; and Advisory Board member, the EndWell Project.

Hanifa Nayo Washington, co-founder and chief of strategy, Fireside Project.• Kathryn Tucker, JD, co-founder, Psychedelic Bar Association; Special Counsel, Emerge Law Group.

Louie Schwartzberg, filmmaker; director of psychedelic healing documentary Fantastic Fungi; founder of Visual Healing for Wellness.• Lynn Marie Morski, MD, JD, president, Psychedelic Medicine Association.

Mary-Elizabeth Gifford, executive vice president, Psyence Group.• Melissa Lavasani, founder and executive director, Psychedelic Medicine Coalition.

Paul Hutson, PhD,, professor and founding director, Transdisciplinary Center for Research in Psychoactive Substances at the University of Wisconsin.• Rick Doblin, PhD, honorary chair of the initiative and founder and executive director of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).

Sa’ad Shah, co-founder, Noetic Fund.

The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) is launching a new initiative dedicated to psychedelics and psychedelic healing.
SAB
2022/THUMB349256_413005_993782.jpg

Latest news

Basic-Fit has signed up to trial Wellhub across its recently expanded Spanish network, giving access
Having redefined the model of public-private collaboration in Spain, Go Fit is now expanding into
Planet Fitness has become the subject of a hate campaign by certain groups of consumers
Recovery, social wellness and longevity were talking points at PerformX recently, tipped by many speakers
Industry experts are gathering in Cologne for today's European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF), followed
Jason Worthy has been appointed group CEO of Myzone to lead the 'next stage of
Elevate
Elevate
As one of the most energy-intensive industries in the UK, leisure facilities face a critical
John Kersh has announced he is leaving boutique franchisor, Xponential Fitness, after eight years with
Oxygen Consulting is about to launch its first UK Padel Report, which investigates this fast-growing
Global publishing outfit, Leisure Media, has announced details of its new annual conference for decision-makers
Portugese footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, has launched a health and wellness app that harmonises advice on
Disturbing new research has found BMI completely fails as an accurate measure of obesity in
A new urban city centre in Gothenburg, Sweden is in development with the aim of
Questex/McLean Events (Spatec/SIBEC)
Questex/McLean Events (Spatec/SIBEC)
Panatta will consolidate its global presence throughout 2024 by attending a host of major industry
The first annual Private Sector Benchmarking report was released today (27 March). A collaboration between
Egym, has signalled its intention to become a dominant force in the corporate wellness sector
With a new master franchisee on board, the rollout of Anytime Fitness in the Middle
Total Fitness has released results for its most recent financial year (to June 23), which
Enjoy building your business because the journey can be as good or better than the
Myzone is now available on smart watches, allowing Android and AppleWatch wearers to record workouts
Experience the pinnacle of fitness and luxury at the premier industry event, Sibec EMEA, set
Egym, which raised €207 million last year in new investment, continues to build its top
Having announced its intention to open 50 low cost gyms in the next three years,
1 - 20 of 12,300
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
InBody logged an amazing 100,000 scans in January 2024 alone
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
D2F had updated its brand styling to keep pace with business growth. MD, John Lofting and operations director, Matt Aynsley, explain the rationale
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
GymNation is pioneering the future of fitness with software specialist Perfect Gym providing a scalable tech platform to power and sustain its growth
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
The partnership between PureGym and Belfast-based supplier BLK BOX is transforming the gym floor
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Epassi, a provider of workplace wellness benefits, is creating a fitter and more productive workforce, one membership at a time 
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
The New Keiser M3i Studio Bike brings ride data to life to engage and delight members
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Nuffield Health has worked with ServiceSport UK for more than ten years, ensuring the equipment in its clubs is commercially optimised
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
University of Sheffield Sport has opened the doors of its flagship Goodwin Sports Centre following a major refurbishment
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Operators, prepare to revolutionise the way members connect with personal trainers in your club, with the ground-breaking Brawn platform.
HCM promotional features
HCM magazine
HCM People

Cristiano Ronaldo

Footballer and entrepreneur
Taking care of your physical and mental health is essential for a fulfilling life
HCM magazine
Will Orr has been talking to HCM about the company’s new strategy for 2024, as Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
Members are telling us they need support with their mental and spiritual health and the industry is starting to see this need. Now’s the time to fast-track our response
HCM magazine
HCM People

Dr Jonathan Leary

Founder, Remedy Place
It was as though the whole world woke up at the same time
HCM magazine
Basic-Fit – which has been scaling rapidly across Europe –  is considering franchising to ramp up growth further afield
HCM magazine
Egym has announced deals designed to position it for growth acceleration, as Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
Imposter syndrome about a promotion taught the CEO of SATS that behaving authentically is the most important part of leadership. He talks to Kath Hudson
HCM magazine
New research has found BMI to be a highly inaccurate measure of childhood obesity, leading current thinking and policy based on it into question
HCM magazine
I would say those results, along with the team’s total lack of complacency – their desire to keep improving – have been the two big highlights of my first year
HCM magazine
Remember when there was mass hostility about London hosting the 2012 Olympics? Huw Edwards, CEO of UK Active, was there. He talks to Kath Hudson about the lessons he learned
HCM magazine
Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – [email protected]
HCM magazine
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Panatta to showcase innovation at major fitness and bodybuilding events in 2024
Panatta will consolidate its global presence throughout 2024 by attending a host of major industry events around the globe.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Study Active acquires Premier Global name and select branding assets
Study Active has legally acquired the name “Premier Global” and select Premier Global branding assets from Assessment Technologies Institute LLC, part of Ascend Learning in the US.
Company profiles
Company profile: PerformX Live
The unmissable business of fitness event. 21-22 March 2024. Tobacco Dock, London...
Company profiles
Company profile: Absolute Performance
Absolute Performance was established in 2008 by Tony and Sian Buchanan and has a wealth ...
Supplier Showcase
Supplier showcase - Jon Williams
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
The Health & Fitness Institute press release: The future of fitness education: The Health and Fitness Institute champions digital learning
The Health and Fitness Institute (THFI) is leading a revolutionary paradigm shift in fitness education by fully embracing digital learning.
Featured press releases
KeepMe press release: Keepme releases essential AI resource guide for fitness operators
Keepme has introduced yet another innovative initiative aimed at providing the fitness industry with state-of-the-art resources.
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Cryotherapy
Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers
Snowroom
TechnoAlpin SpA: Snowroom
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Property & Tenders
Loughton, IG10
Knight Frank
Property & Tenders
Grantham, Leicestershire
Belvoir Castle
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
22-24 Apr 2024
Galgorm Resort, York,
Diary dates
10-12 May 2024
China Import & Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, China
Diary dates
23-24 May 2024
Large Hall of the Chamber of Commerce (Erbprinzenpalais), Wiesbaden, Germany
Diary dates
30 May - 02 Jun 2024
Rimini Exhibition Center, Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
08-08 Jun 2024
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
11-13 Jun 2024
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
12-13 Jun 2024
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-05 Sep 2024
IMPACT Exhibition Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Diary dates
19-19 Sep 2024
The Salil Hotel Riverside - Bangkok, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Diary dates
01-04 Oct 2024
REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort Nusa Dua Bali, Kabupaten Badung, Indonesia
Diary dates
22-25 Oct 2024
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
24-24 Oct 2024
QEII Conference Centre, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04-07 Nov 2024
In person, St Andrews, United Kingdom
Diary dates
Search news, features & products:
Find a supplier:
Technogym
Technogym
Partner sites