Videos, Podcasts, Publications


Revolutionizing Mental Heath: Ketamine-Assisted Therapy

ARNBC Webinar – Why are you thriving when I’m barely surviving?

Roots to Thrive

ASC Spring 2018 Episode 8: Self Compassion

Roots of Resilience #1 Interview with Prof. Shannon Dames

Psilocybin and ketamine-assisted group therapy workshops with Dr. Shannon Dames


January, 2022

Treating Mental Health with Groundbreaking Psychedelic Therapy Methods

June, 2021

Routine Checkup: Ketamine Assisted Therapy with Dr. Shannon Dames.

February, 2020

Men’s Group Facilitation Tips with Chris Wilson and Phil Dames.

February, 2020

Exploring Compassion with Phil Dames.


Cohort 6 – Part 1

Cohort 6 – Part 2

Cohort 5 – Session 3


April, 2022
The program hopes to create an environment that is safe and effective for the use of psychedelics.
February, 2022
Vancouver Island University is set to become the first accredited university in Canada to launch a psychedelic-assisted therapy course.


Dames, S. (2020).  Root Strength: A Health and Care Professionals’ Guide to Minimizing Stress and Maximizing Thriving. Elsevier Textbook. Contract signed November 2019. Projected to be published late 2020.

Dames, S. (2020). Why are you thriving when I’m barely surviving?: An exploration of personal resiliency factors that enable novice nurses to thrive. Emerging Perspectives: Interdisciplinary Graduate Research in Education and Psychology, 4(2), 16-35. doi: 10.25316/IR-15199

Dames, S., Kryskow, P., Watler, C. (2022). A Cohort-Based Case Report: The Impact of Ketamine-Assisted Therapy Embedded in a Community of Practice Framework for Healthcare Providers with PTSD and Depression.  Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.803279