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A Day Trip with Mendel Kaelen

This workshop is designed as a deep dive into the role and application of music in psychedelic therapy.

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A Day Trip with Mendel Kaelen:

Music for/as Psychedelic Therapy

A 5-hour workshop

This event has a limited capacity to provide a more intimate learning setting.


Saturday, June 5th, 2021




A limited number of Diversity Fund scholarships are available, please complete this application.

Presented by:

Wavepaths & Fluence

Presenter: Mendel Kaelen, PhD

Program Description

Fluence and Wavepaths have teamed up to create an exclusive Workshop for the Fluence community with Wavepaths Founder & CEO Mendel Kalen. Mendel is one of the most well-published researchers on the intersection of psychedelics and music, and holds the world's only PhD in this field. We are delighted to offer this learning opportunity which will also grant you early access to Wavepaths beta technology, the Music Guide, and community for therapists.

This workshop is designed for those working with music professionally and will explore the role and application of music in psychedelic therapy. 

The combined use of music and psychedelics is ancient and universal, yet with the rise of psychedelic therapy, many questions are emerging around the function of music and how to apply it effectively within a range of therapeutic contexts.

The workshop will take a co-creative approach, combining research presentation, introspective music listening and group discussion.

About Wavepaths

Wavepaths evolved out of the first clinical trial into psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression at Imperial College London - and provides an approach to wellbeing that reconnects us with our innate capacities to heal through music, technology & psychedelic science.

Wavepaths Music Guide & Community

Wavepaths adaptive, generative music system allows therapists and psychedelic therapists to create truly person-centred therapeutic experiences with music for their clients.

Developed from peer-reviewed research on the use of music in psychedelic therapy, Wavepaths technology is designed for therapeutic work with PTSD, depression, end-of-life anxiety and other conditions, with or without a psychedelic.

Each experience is completely unique, composed of music from world-class artists and rendered in real-time by Wavepaths generative system.

By joining the workshop and accessing the Music Guide, you will be sent an invitation to join the Wavepaths community - created to support learning around the therapeutic use of music, and progress the field of music in therapy together.

Take a day trip with Mendel and discover the growing field of music in therapy, and how to apply music in a person-centered way.

About Mendel Kaelen

Mendel Kaelen is the founder and CEO of Wavepaths, a company that researches and develops technologies and methods for the use of music for/as psychedelic therapy. Prior to this, he worked as a PhD and postdoctoral neuroscientist at Imperial College London since 2012, where his research was the first to demonstrate music’s central role in psychedelic therapies. He is a thought leader on the therapeutic use of music and publishes and speaks frequently on this topic. He has been featured in Nature News, San Francisco Chronicles, Vice Motherboard, Rolling Stone and TEDx. Mendel lives and works on planet Earth, and in his spare time likes to get into nature, and out of his mind with his musical instruments.