Microdosing for Creativity

Microdosing Artists

Creativity always belongs to the eye of the beholder.

There is no minimum requirement for creativity, and yet artistic overachievers are always welcome.

Just as many people are looking for productivity hacks as people are looking for ways to unlock their creativity and whatever that means within the context of their lives.

Well, as subjective as creativity is and as underresearched as microdosing continues to be, there is some data around microdosing psilocybin for creativity and a few anecdotal reviews I want to share with you here.

Let’s have a look at the possibilities that tiny doses of psilocybin can potentially induce.

Defining Microdosing

Microdosing is the practice of consuming shallow doses of psychedelic substances, such as psilocybin truffles, in a controlled and intentional manner. 

This practice is also defined by small doses (non-perceptual and non-intoxicating) and includes regular breaks and intervals.

A microdosing practice is done through a microdosing protocol and only done a few days a week, and then for only a few weeks at a time. 

What benefits can we gain if we are not feeling any kind of buzz from the experience?

Small Doses, Big Potential

One of the many benefits of microdosing is its potential to unlock our creativity.

This is a great study from 2019 that shows two promising findings. 

The first and most prominent positive impact of microdosing is on mood at 26.6%

The second biggest improvement is creativity at 12.9% defined by researchers of this study as meta-creative processes, e.g. shifting perspectives, divergent thinking, curiosity, and openness.


Categories of microdosing benefits and challenges. Values indicate percentage endorsement of outcomes. Values were generated through open-ended responses, and thus magnitude is descriptive and should be used for hypothesis generation. These data indicate reported outcomes, not confirmed effects

Anecdotal reports from our communities suggest that microdosing may stimulate divergent thinking, increase cognitive flexibility, and even make connections between seemingly unrelated concepts. 

These are all the markings of creativity, and microdosing could be the secret weapon you’ve been looking for.

Writer’s Block and Out-Of-The-Box Solutions

The synaptic connections in our brain are one of the most complex structures in the universe, and it appears that microdosing can not only optimize our existing circuitry but also make new connections, which is what artists and problem solvers are constantly striving for. 

Interestingly, we’ve heard reports of breaking out creative blocks when microdosing.

When we feel stuck and can’t seem to find a fresh approach or technique, a solution seems to appear and make itself known. 

Something about the practice of microdosing provides us with access to our emotions and consequently our creativity. 

One of our community members (an abstract painter) said it best here:

“Initially I started microdosing to get more creative as I’m a professional artist. If you ask me what kind of artist, I’d reply with a very good one. Yesterday I just ordered a human size skull to start my third series of artworks and see how it goes from there. To do art is always a journey into the yet unknown with a particular starting point – so-called inspiration, just like microdosing.

Microdosing allowed me to unleash both positive and negative feelings along my 2-month journey. I could cry. I could open myself up to find a partner and install Bumble. I generally became aware of very old behavioral patterns I was not aware of and now can change them. The relationships with my family are changing as I’m enabled to demarcate from them better in a lovely way.”

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Nightcap Protocol

There are various microdosing protocols, see my previous article here

Interestingly enough, our more creative customers seem to enjoy the nightcap protocol. 

Something happens when we supplement psilocybin before sleep, triggering a fresh perspective the next day.

Something about psilocybin and sleep brainwaves appears to benefit some microdosers.

Of course, it’s important to remember that the research on microdosing psilocybin is still in its early stages, and the scientific community is actively exploring its potential benefits. 

For example one of our fellow community members reported that their REM sleep increased from 30 minutes to 3 hours. They said:

Creativity Review

While some studies have yielded positive outcomes, the effects can vary among individuals, and more rigorous research is needed to establish concrete evidence.

Have you noticed an effect or a change in your creative process since microdosing? 

Perhaps you are not necessarily an artist, but an engineer seeking out a creative solution. 

Worth noting, that some may feel more alert when microdosing and the nightcap protocol may keep them awake rather than help with deeper sleep. 

Try it for yourself when you can afford to invest one night’s sleep for experimenting. 

It may improve your sleep or keep you alert. The only way to know what truly works for you is to experiment.

Fresh Eyes and A New Perspective

Microdosing could be just what you need to look at your canvas with new eyes, to find the perfect ending to a book or an out-of-the-box solution for a problem at work.

If this is true for you, please let us know about your experience in our Facebook group and Discord channel 

If you are still exploring the possibilities, join us and read some of the testimonials and reports from our community members.

As always, flow strong.

Asha ✨

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