Trip of Compassion (Extended Trailer)

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Description and note from Tim Ferriss:

“I felt like I went through 15 years of psychological therapy in one night.”
– Actual patient featured in “Trip of Compassion.”

I found “Trip of Compassion” about six months ago, when I was sent a link to a screener. The film had been broadcast once on Israeli television, but it was unavailable online or anywhere else. This documentary had such a huge impact on me that I decided to fly to Tel Aviv, meet the filmmakers, and offer to help launch the film digitally worldwide for free. Everything I am doing for this film is 100% pro-bono, and all proceeds go to the filmmakers.

Why am I doing this, and why is this film so exciting?

Tens of millions of people worldwide suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Millions more have suffered from emotional and physical abuse but never get diagnosed.

“Trip of Compassion” documents one unusual approach to healing trauma that truly works — an innovative treatment utilizing the psychoactive drug MDMA (commonly known as “ecstasy”). The film is much broader than PTSD, however, and shows how *healing* and rebirth can happen.

If you’ve ever felt held back, defective in some way, or that you’re not living to your full potential, this film will give you hope.

This is also the first feature documentary to show actual therapy session footage (to our knowledge), to which the patients consented because of the incredible results they experienced.

Filmed over a period of several years at the Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center in Israel, “Trip of Compassion” provides a rare glimpse into a treatment and research process that can restore optimism and even the will to live.

Thank you for watching this film and, if you find it as powerful as I did, thank you for sharing it.

— Tim Ferriss

P.S. I am supporting broader access to MDMA-assisted therapy in the USA and elsewhere by donating to a non-profit dedicated to making this treatment available to those who need it (e.g., phase 3 trials, regulatory work, scholarships for low-income patients). If you feel moved to help, please consider doing the same. NOTE: Just be sure to specify the following in your donation at (there is a field for this): “Funds are restricted to MDMA phase 3 trials.”


Trip of Compassion
Directed and written by: Gil Karni
Produced by: Zafrir Kochanovsky, Miri Ezra


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