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Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 1 season, 158 episodes, 6 days, 11 hours, 54 minutes
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The psychedelic renaissance is here! Join Dr. Steve Thayer, Dr. Joe Flanders, and Dr. Reid Robison, and special guests as they explore the frontiers of psychedelic medicine and what it takes to cultivate a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Our hosts draw from their extensive knowledge and experience with psychedelic therapy research and treatment to discuss the science, practice, and art of psychedelic healing. If you are a helping professional, therapist, clinician, guide, healer, psychedelic enthusiast, or simply curious about mental, physical, and spiritual health, this is the podcast for you!
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Ibogaine and 5-MeO-DMT for addiction treatment with Garyth Moxey

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Reid Robison is joined by Garyth Moxey. Garyth Moxey, a native of Canada based in Vancouver, is a leading figure in entheogen provision and harm reduction advocacy. Trained as a psychedelic therapist at the Synthesis Institute, he specializes in using Ibogaine for opiate addiction detoxification. Reid and Garyth discuss ibogaine and 5-MeO-DMT for treating addiction and other conditions, as well as many other conversations on psychedelics and his journey. https://www.innerrealmscenter.com/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
6/18/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 4 seconds
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Trips, transformations, and awakening together with Austin Mao

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Reid Robison is joined by Austin Mao. Austin is a serial entrepreneur, author, poet, community builder, and keynote speaker, celebrated for blending science, spirituality, psychology, and shamanism into his work. As the visionary co-founder of Ceremonia, a legal non-profit spiritual sanctuary near Denver, Colorado, he has committed his career to guiding profound, transformative journeys with psilocybin and ayahuasca. https://www.ceremoniacircle.org/https://www.austinmao.com/ https://www.instagram.com/austinmao/https://www.instagram.com/ceremoniacircle/https://www.facebook.com/ceremoniacirclehttps://www.youtube.com/@ceremoniacircle Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
6/11/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 22 seconds
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How to integrate a challenging psychedelic experience

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about how to integrate a challenging psychedelic experience. They discuss what the integration process typically entails, some recent research on integration, what can make a psychedelic experience challenging to integrate, how the preparation process affects the integration process, special tips for integrating challenging experiences, and much more.Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
6/4/202455 minutes, 4 seconds
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No nonsense spirituality with Britt Hartley

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Brittney Hartley. Britt is a religious trauma and deconstruction coach and atheist spiritual director. Drawing from her study of history and theology and her own experience with religious deconstruction, Britt helps thousands of people every day via her TikTok and Instagram content navigate the difficult waters of faith transition, existential crisis, and meaning-making. In this interview they discuss her new book (No Nonsense Spirituality: All the Tools, No Faith Required), her personal experience with religious deconstruction, secular spirituality, atheism, nihilism, absurdism, evolutionary psychology, cognitive biases, the differences between masculine/patriarchal and feminine/matriarchal approaches to ego dissolution and spiritual development, epistemic humility, embodied intuition, how psychedelics can help with religious deconstruction, and much more.https://www.instagram.com/nononsensespiritualityhttps://www.tiktok.com/@nononsensespiritualityhttps://nononsensespirituality.com/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
5/28/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 58 seconds
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Dopamine detox: What you need to know about the molecule of more

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about dopamine. It’s pretty trendy right now to talk about things like optimizing dopamine levels or doing a dopamine detox or fast. In this episode they debunk some of the common misconceptions about dopamine; challenge the idea of a dopamine detox; explore the role of dopamine in motivation, habit formation, addiction, and psychological well being; discuss ways cultivating and maintaining healthy dopaminergic function; review the effects psychedelics have on dopamine; and much more.Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
5/21/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 58 seconds
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What is the ego? Transcendence, ego-dissolution, and discovering who you really are

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about the ego. They discuss what the ego is from a variety of philosophical, spiritual, and neuropsychological perspectives; the ego-dissolving properties of psychedelic and other non-ordinary states of consciousness; the value and dysfunction of the ego, transcending the ego, adult psychological and spiritual development, and much more.Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
5/14/202458 minutes, 3 seconds
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Don’t believe everything you think

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about thoughts. Specifically, the idea that you shouldn’t believe everything you think. They discuss rumination, overthinking, the difference between productive and unproductive thinking, fear and courage, mindfulness, gratitude, the effect that psychedelics have on psychological flexibility, ancient wisdom from yoga and stoicism, and much more.Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
5/7/202459 minutes, 9 seconds
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Get out of your own way: Waking up from the trance of unworthiness

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about getting out of your own way. They discuss why and how we humans defeat ourselves, cognitive biases, self-defeating narratives, self-compassion, accountability partners, goals, values, and much more.Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
4/30/202459 minutes, 42 seconds
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Embodiment: Harnessing your body’s wisdom for healing and growth

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about embodiment. They discuss what embodiment means, how trauma gets stored in the body, the consequences of disembodiment, how chronic stress and emotional repression affect the body, strategies for getting in tune with your body, embodied psychedelic experiences, and much more.Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
4/23/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 54 seconds
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Deconstructing depression: Do antidepressants work? Psilocybin clinical trials, MDD vs TRD, and STAR*D

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison deconstruct depression. They review recent research on psilocybin’s effects on depression, discuss their own experiences with depression, explain how depression is defined and diagnosed, explore what makes depression “treatment resistant”, review the famous (or infamous depending on who you ask) STAR*D study, explore recent research on what makes psychedelic therapy effective, and much more.Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
4/16/20241 hour, 1 minute, 15 seconds
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Community healing, microdosing, leadership, & psychedelic entrepreneurship with Third Wave CEO, Paul Austin

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Third Wave CEO and founder, Paul Austin. This is the second time Paul’s been on the show and if you haven’t been to Third Wave’s website yet, go check it out. It’s bursting with education and resources on how to use psychedelic tools intentionally, responsibly, and effectively. In today’s conversation they discuss Paul’s personal and entrepreneurial journey with psychedelics (particularly with microdosing), Third Wave’s Coaching Certificate Program, using psychedelic tools for creativity and flow, the importance of shadow work, the balance between ego-dissolution and ego-inflation, entrepreneurship, psychedelic retreats, leadership, community, group work, what Paul has experienced as a result of his public boldness and transparency in the psychedelic space, and much more.https://thethirdwave.co/https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
4/9/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 53 seconds
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Psychedelic ceremony, spirituality, drug policy reform, and more with Gillian Maxwell and Richard Kay

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Gillian Maxwell and Richard Kay. Gillian and Richard are the co-founders and CEOs of The Sentinel Retreat & Wellness Centre in British Columbia, Canada and are founding members of the Psychedelic Association of Canada. Richard has over 20 years of personal experience working with plant based medicines and focuses his coaching to give people the opportunity to experience their unique gifts in the world. Gillian co-founded the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (CDPC), served on the board of directors of MAPS Canada for over 10 years, and has spoken at conferences nationally and internationally. In 2012. Gillian received the Queen Elizabeth II, Diamond Jubilee Medal, for community service in introducing harm reduction to Vancouver and successfully advocating for INSITE, North America’s first supervised injection site. They discuss blending the ceremonial and the clinical, the role spirituality plays in psychedelic therapy, the importance of community, the work Gillian and Richard do at The Sentinel, drug policy reform, and much more.Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
4/2/202458 minutes, 41 seconds
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Boundaries: How to free up your time and energy for what matters most

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss boundaries. They explore the importance and challenges of setting healthy boundaries, different categories of boundary-setting, clarifying personal values, protecting your time and energy, what leads to unhealthy boundaries, good professional boundaries for helping professionals, and much more.Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
3/26/202446 minutes, 43 seconds
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Rick Doblin, PhD | MAPS origin story, training psychedelic therapists, and elevating global consciousness

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Rick Doblin, Ph.D. Rick is the Founder and President of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). His tireless efforts over almost 40 years in both clinical research and public policy reform have played a key role in bringing psychedelic medicine to the very exciting point that it is now. They discuss the origin story behind MAPS, the existential crisis humanity is facing and the need for healing on a global scale, the potential FDA approval of MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD, the “Fallen Mormon” study on the safety of MDMA, the “high bar” that should be set for therapists who work with psychedelic tools, whether or not those therapists should have their own psychedelic experiences as part of their training, and much more.https://maps.org/https://seetexaseclipse.com/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
3/19/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 39 seconds
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Adolescent mental health and how to raise resilient kids in the digital age

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss a topic near and dear to their hearts–Parenting. They explore the alarming trends in adolescent mental health, the unique neurophysiology of adolescent brain development, the challenges that today’s teens face and how they differ from challenges their parents faced at their age, what adolescents needs most from their parents, how to teach kids digital literacy and online safety, setting screen time limits, and much more.Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
3/12/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 18 seconds
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Which therapies pair well with psychedelics?

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss which therapeutic modalities and concepts seem to be especially relevant and potent when combined with psychedelics. They discuss common factors among the varied approaches to psychotherapy, some of their favorite therapeutic tools, psychological flexibility vs inflexibility, adaptive and maladaptive patterns, transference and countertransference, mindfulness, corrective emotional experiences, human development, trauma and exposure therapies, and much more.Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
3/5/202451 minutes, 20 seconds
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Why do we use music in psychedelic-assisted therapy?

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss why we use music in psychedelic-assisted therapy. They explore the evolutionary origins of music, the evocative and transcendent effects of music, how music shapes the psychedelic journey, what goes into constructing a playlist for therapy, what to do when a client doesn’t like the music, the opportunities and challenges of using silence in psychedelic therapy, contemporary and ancient approaches to pairing music with psychedelics, and much more.Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
2/27/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 28 seconds
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Shattering shame: Embracing authenticity to unlock your full potential

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the all-to-familiar feeling of shame. They define shame and contrast it with guilt, identify potential sources of internalized shame narratives, reveal how to create awareness around and edit those self-limiting narratives, explore how authentic expression and self-acceptance allows us to realize our full potential, and much more.Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
2/20/20241 hour, 36 seconds
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Pay Attention! ADHD, focus, and productivity

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the importance and challenges of focussing in a world filled with potent stimuli competing for your attention. They discuss techniques for maintaining focus, challenges specific to ADHD, mindfulness meditation, productivity and prioritization strategies, long-term focus relative to core values, and much more.Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
2/13/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 21 seconds
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You are not broken. You are unfolding!

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the potential pitfalls of making your problems your identity. They explore the pros and cons of diagnostic labels, growth vs fixed mindset, post-traumatic growth, spiritual bypassing, human being vs human doing, the dialectic tension between self-acceptance and self-improvement, and much more.Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
2/6/202451 minutes, 20 seconds
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How to prepare for, navigate, and integrate a psychedelic experience

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss how to prepare for, navigate, and integrate a psychedelic experience.Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinicalt-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
1/30/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ecstasy as Medicine | what Jonathan Robinson has learned from guiding 700+ MDMA sessions

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer is joined by Jonathan Robinson to discuss his book, Ecstasy as Medicine: How MDMA Therapy Can Help You Overcome Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression...and Feel More Love. Jonathan is a psychotherapist and author of several best-selling books. His work has appeared in Newsweek, USA TODAY, and the Los Angeles Times, as well as dozens of other publications. Jonathan has made numerous appearances on the Oprah show and CNN, as well as other national TV talk shows. He is also the host of the popular podcast Awareness Explorers.  Steve and Jonathan discuss what Jonathan has learned from facilitating over 700 MDMA therapy sessions since the 80’s. They talk about why MDMA seems to be so effective, how his approach differs from the one used in the MAPS MDMA protocols, the pros and cons of doing these sessions over Zoom, how MDMA can be used in couples work, how to get the most out of a therapeutic MDMA session, the potential legal ramifications of doing this work, and much more.Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinicalt-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
1/23/20241 hour, 1 minute, 43 seconds
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Know thyself: Unlock the power of self-awareness

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about the importance and power of self-awareness. The phrase “know thyself” is often attributed to the ancient Greek philosopher, Socrates, but the invitation to examine one’s self is found in many wisdom traditions. Reid and Steve explore the concept from a few angles today. They discuss what the “self” is that we’re seeking to know, various methods of self-inquiry, how psychedelics can be used as a tool for self-exploration, some challenges of developing self-awareness, and much more.Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://numinus.com/research/ Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
1/16/202458 minutes, 35 seconds
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How to make this new year your best year

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about how to make this new year your best one yet. They discuss the difference between goals and values, how to set SMART goals in service of your values, why new year’s resolutions tend to fail, the importance of stillness and self-reflection, the exciting developments in psychedelic research and mental health care, the implications that artificial intelligence has for humanity, and much more.Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://numinus.com/research/ Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
1/9/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 5 seconds
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Using self-compassion to heal, grow, and thrive

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about how to use self-compassion to heal, grow, and thrive. They discuss what self-compassion is, why it’s difficult to do, why it’s important to do, some techniques for practicing self-compassion, what the “self” is that we’re having compassion for, and much more.Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://numinus.com/research/ Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
1/2/202454 minutes, 41 seconds
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Dealing with uncertainty

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the challenge of dealing with uncertainty. This is a challenge we all deal with to some extent and is a source of existential dread for many. Reid and Steve discuss the constant and unavoidable nature of uncertainty, sources of uncertainty, what actions people tend to take to rid themselves of  uncertainty and the pros/cons of those actions, how to embrace and cope with uncertainty, and much more. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://numinus.com/research/ Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
12/26/202352 minutes, 51 seconds
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Psychedelic therapy training, embodied inquiry, therapeutic lineage, and psychedelic regulation with Reilly Capps from HealingMaps

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Reilly Capps. Reilly is the Editorial Director at HealingMaps, an organization and website that helps people find access to psychedelic treatments and retreats. Reilly has written about psychedelics for The Washington Post, The Telluride Daily Planet, LucidNews, 5280, Chacruna, The Third Wave, and the MAPS Bulletin. His reporting for Rooster, a Colorado magazine, helped catalyze the world’s first psychedelic decriminalization vote in Denver in 2019. Reilly is also a recent graduate of the Numinus Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy course. They talk about his experience in our course, what good psychedelic training looks like generally, the pros and cons of the inner-directed approach to psychedelic therapy, what it means to have a therapeutic lineage, various ways psychedelic tools could be used inside and outside the traditional mental health clinic model, Reilly’s experience with embodied inquiry, and much more. You can learn more about HealingMaps here: https://healingmaps.com/You can learn more about Reilly's work here: https://authory.com/reillycappsLearn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://numinus.com/research/ Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
12/19/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 49 seconds
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Existential Kink | A powerful approach to shadow work with Carolyn Lovewell (Elliott), PhD

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Carolyn Lovewell (aka Carolyn Elliott), PhD. Carolyn wrote a book called Existential Kink: Unmask Your Shadow and Embrace Your Power. In their conversation today they discuss this unique approach to shadow work, the importance of surrender when trying to integrate our shadow parts, how the mysteries of Eleusis inspired Carolyn to create what she calls “sleepover mystery school”, who existential kink is and is not appropriate for, and much more.You can learn more about Carolyn's book and other work at her website: https://carolyngraceelliott.com/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://numinus.com/research/ Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
12/12/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 30 seconds
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What 73 high-dose LSD sessions taught Christopher Bache, PhD, about the nature of reality and the next phase of human evolution

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Christopher Bache, PhD. Chris is professor emeritus in the department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Youngstown State University, adjunct faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Emeritus Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and on the Advisory Council of Grof Legacy Training. He’s the author of several books, but the one that prompted this interview is LSD and the Mind of the Universe—an account of what Chris experienced and learned from 73 high-dose LSD journeys that he embarked on over the course of 20 years. In today’s conversation they explore Chris’s LSD session protocol, the difference between using psychedelics for cosmological exploration vs spiritual enlightenment or psychiatric healing, how Chris processed and integrated his very intense experiences, what he learned about reincarnation, evolution at the collective and individual levels, what humans need to do to survive mounting existential threats, what he means by “diamond luminosity” and “diamond soul”, and much more.You can learn more about Chris at his website: https://chrisbache.com/ Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://numinus.com/research/ Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
12/5/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 1 second
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Adult development | Waking up vs growing up, enlightenment, and the midlife crisis

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss adult development. That’s right, folks. Developmental stages aren’t just for the kids. Reid and Steve explore different theories on adult development, particularly Ken Wilber’s integral theory and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. They talk a bit about their own approaches to personal development and how they help clients on this journey. They also discuss the phenomenon of the so-called midlife crisis, waking up vs growing up, how to zero in on your values and live life accordingly, and much more. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://numinus.com/research/ Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
11/28/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 35 seconds
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Eating disorders | History, causes, treatments, and psychedelic therapies

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss eating disorders.  They explore the history of eating disorders; biological, social, cultural, and psychological causes for eating disorders; the relationship between disordered eating and trauma; various treatment modalities; whether or not psychedelic-assisted therapy shows promise in eating disorder treatment; and much more. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://numinus.com/research/ Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
11/21/202354 minutes, 15 seconds
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What is trauma and how can I heal from it?

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss trauma. As clinical experience and research progresses, we’re finding that trauma is associated with many of the ways people struggle psychologically. In this episode they define trauma generally, discuss how traumatic experiences can lead to PTSD, explore a few ways trauma can be treated effectively, review polyvagal theory, and much more. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://numinus.com/research/ Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
11/14/202347 minutes, 10 seconds
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How to make changes that stick

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss how to make changes in life that stick. We’ve all had the unpleasant experience of trying and failing to make changes. It could a habit you’re trying to break or form, a career or business you want to start or grow, a skill you want to develop, a relationship dynamic you want to shift, or something else. You try and try again, but nothing changes. In this episode they discuss why that happens and how to make satisfying changes that are durable.  Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://numinus.com/research/ Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
11/7/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 6 seconds
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Rick Strassman, MD | The Psychedelic Handbook, DMT The Spirit Molecule, the placebo effect, and more

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Rick Strassman, MD. Rick is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine who’s probably most well-known for his book, DMT: The Spirit Molecule–a book that explores his research with DMT in the early 1990s. Rick has written several books since then, most notably his 2022 book, The Psychedelic Handbook. They discuss Rick’s early DMT research, his motivation for writing the handbook, the therapeutic potential of different psychedelics, the placebo effect, different types of spiritual or mystical experiences occasioned by psychedelics, the importance of set and setting, the limitations and potential dangers of psychedelic tools, how to integrate a psychedelic experience, and much more. https://www.rickstrassman.com/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://numinus.com/research/ Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
10/31/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 29 seconds
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Numinus CEO, Payton Nyquvest, on chronic pain, community, training, and the future of psychedelic therapy

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Numinus CEO, Payton Nyquvest. Payton share’s his personal experience with psychedelic healing and reveals how his desire to pay forward his healing experience resulted in the formation of Numinus. They talk about the importance of community in the psychedelic therapy context, explore some of the challenges that psychedelic therapy clinics currently face, discuss the importance of good training for psychedelic therapists, (especially experiential training), and much more.Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://numinus.com/research/ Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
10/24/202359 minutes, 43 seconds
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How ketamine-assisted therapy helped Tanner Yarro conquer fears, overcome anxiety, and reclaim his life

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Tanner Yarro. Tanner is a Numinus client who agreed to come on the show to share his personal experience of how ketamine-assisted therapy helped him overcome crippling anxiety, face existential fears, and ultimately reclaim his life. Tanner shares his perspective on combating the stigma around psychedelic therapy specifically and psychotherapy generally. They also explore how he navigates being a nonconformist in his culture of religious faith and how playing Dungeons & Dragons can be good therapy.Find more from Tanner:https://www.yarrostudios.comhttps://www.tiktok.com/@yarrostudiosrpghttps://www.instagram.com/yarrostudiosLearn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://numinus.com/research/ Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
10/17/20231 hour, 1 minute, 22 seconds
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How to become a psychedelic therapist

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the various pathways that lead to a profession in psychedelic-assisted therapy. They talk about the twists and turns of their own paths to this profession, why people might want to pursue this speciality and why they might not, different training opportunities including those associated with clinical trials, the Numinus psychedelic therapy certification pathway, the how different licensed professionals can get involved, non-licensed paths to psychedelic work, and much more. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://numinus.com/research/ Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
10/10/202352 minutes, 38 seconds
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Military veterans, PTSD, forgiveness, and psychedelic-assisted healing with former Navy SEAL, Michael Higgs

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by former Navy SEAL, Michael Higgs. Since retiring from a long military career, Michael has worked as the Director of Programs at The Honor Foundation–a unique transition institute created to help members of the U.S. Special Operations community realize their maximum potential during and after their elite service careers. He has also served as Director of Operations at The Mission Within–a 6 week entheogenic psycho-spiritual therapy program focussed primarily on Special Operations Forces veterans, combat veterans, first responders, and contact sports athletes who suffer from treatment-resistant and complex conditions such as Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTbi), Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), Depression, and/or addictions.Michael discusses his personal healing journey with psychedelics, his approach as preparation and integration coach, the unique challenges military members and veterans face when seeking help for trauma and moral injury, the importance and power of self-love and forgiveness, and much more. https://missionwithin.orghttps://heroicheartsproject.orghttps://sealff.orghttps://vetsolutions.org/https://www.reason-for-hope.org/https://www.treatcalifornia.org/https://vmhlc.org/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://numinus.com/research/ Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
10/3/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 58 seconds
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Psychedelics and the pursuit of human flourishing with Jonathan Rosemberg

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Jonathan Rosemberg to discuss his recent paper entitled, “Psychedelics and the Pursuit of Human Flourishing: An Examination of Research and Potential Psychological Mechanisms”. Jon is a consultant for Numinus and recently defended this paper as his capstone project for his masters of applied positive psychology at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania. Jon helps Reid and Steve explore the concept of human flourishing, self-transcendence, self-distancing, spiritual intelligence, meaning-making, compassion, beginner’s mind, and several other topics related to the potential that psychedelic tools have for helping people heal, grow, and flourish, especially when those tools are used to assist the psychotherapy process. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://numinus.com/research/ Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
9/26/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 45 seconds
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Using psychedelics wisely

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss how to use psychedelics wisely. They talk about the difference between wisdom and knowledge, setting intentions, educating oneself about the medicine experience, the power of the setting in which psychedelics are experienced, drug interactions, testing your psychedelics, grounding and resourcing, the dark night of the soul, frequency of use, spiritual bypassing, and much more. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://numinus.com/research/ Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
9/19/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 36 seconds
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People-pleasing, attachment styles, and making yourself a priority

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the topic of people-pleasing. Reid and Steve confess their own struggles with people-pleasing and what they’ve done to mitigate it. They explore the relationship between people-pleasing and attachment style, why being nice isn’t always so nice, how to set better boundaries, how self-compassion can help heal the wounds that lead to maladaptive people-pleasing, why selfishness can be a good thing, and much more.Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about our clinical trials at https://numinus.com/research/ Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
9/12/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 25 seconds
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Can you have a good day on purpose?

Can psychedelics make you feel worse?In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the question, “Can you have a good day on purpose?” They define what is meant by “good day”, discuss the very real challenges and obstacles that can prevent people from having a good day, explore the biological variables at play, summarize the positive psychology literature on subjective well-being, give some practical strategies for how to have a good day on purpose, and much more. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
9/5/202354 minutes, 13 seconds
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Can psychedelics make you feel worse?

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the question, “Can psychedelics make you feel worse?” They define what is meant by “worse”; discuss preparation, navigation, and integration factors that effect the outcome of a psychedelic experience; list some contraindications for psychedelic use; explore the relationship between suffering and meaning; talk about neurophysiological reasons people sometimes feel worse after psychedelics, and much more. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
8/30/202356 minutes, 8 seconds
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Gul Dolen MD, PhD on how psychedelics could be the master key that unlocks critical learning periods allowing real change to happen

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Gül Dölen MD, PhD. Gül is an associate professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a pioneer and world leader of psychedelics research. She earned her MD, PhD at Brown University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she carried out seminal work on critical periods, learning and memory, and the pathogenesis of autism. You can learn about her current work at dolenlab.org.In today’s interview, Gul teaches us about critical learning periods and social reward learning. She clarifies what it really means when we say psychedelics cause “neuroplasticity” and explains the difference between metaplasticity and hyperplasticity. We talk about the possibility that psychedelics are the “master key” that unlocks various kinds of critical periods and what that means for treating psychiatric, neurodevelopmental, and even motor dysfunction like that found in stroke patients. She provides a neuromechanistic explanation for the phenomenology of a psychedelic trip and makes a case for the critical importance of psychotherapy in combination with psychedelic use for people who are seeking healing or behavior change.Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
8/15/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 1 second
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Must psychedelics always “assist psychotherapy”?

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss a recent paper published in the American Journal of Psychiatry entitled, Must Psilocybin Always “Assist Psychotherapy”? You can read the paper HERE.Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
8/8/202347 minutes, 4 seconds
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Richard Schwartz, PhD, on psychedelic-assisted IFS for eating disorders and spiritual development

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Richard Schwartz. Dick is the creator of Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, a therapeutic modality that has seen a recent spike in popularity, especially in the psychedelic therapy space. They discuss the origin story of IFS, how psychedelics affect the parts that comprise the internal family system, what psychedelic research Dick would like to see done, how IFS is used to treat eating disorders, and how IFS might be thought of as a spiritual practice in addition to a psychotherapy model. Check out the IFS Institute HERE. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
8/1/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 46 seconds
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Can psychedelics solicit false beliefs?

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore how psychedelic experiences might solicit false or maladaptive beliefs. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
7/25/202347 minutes, 32 seconds
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MDA, salvia, and kanna: snake oil or powerful medicine?

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore some of the lesser-known psychedelics. Specifically MDA, salvia, and kanna. They discuss the case reports, limited research, and cautionary tales on these substances and provide some harm-reduction education along the way.Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
7/18/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 1 second
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Can psychedelics help treat addictions?

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison try to answer the question, “can psychedelics help treat addictions?” They discuss some of the exciting research being done on psychedelic therapies for addiction like psilocybin for nicotine and alcohol use disorder or ibogaine for opiate use disorder. They also explore the factors that contribute to and perpetuate addiction and how the perspective-granting power of a psychedelic experience might be uniquely helpful for someone seeking to break free from an addictive relationship to a substance or behavior pattern.Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
7/11/202353 minutes, 47 seconds
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Psychedelic Science 2023 conference recap

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison give a little trip report on their experience at the Psychedelic Science conference put on by MAPS in Denver.Learn more about our psychedelic training programs at HERE and use code PTF10 at checkout for 10% off!Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
7/4/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 38 seconds
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Psychedelic integration practices/ meditation, yoga, and mindfulness

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss several practices that can be used to integrate lessons learned from a psychedelic experience into daily life. They offer some definitions for integration of this kind; discuss the importance of proper intention-setting; explore what can happen when expectations are too high for psychedelic healing; talk about meditation, mindfulness, and yoga as integration practices; and much more. Learn more about our psychedelic training programs at HERE and use code PTF10 at checkout for 10% off!Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
6/27/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Swimming in the Sacred and wisdom from the psychedelic underground with Dr. Rachel Harris

In today’s episode of Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Rachel Harris to discuss her new book, Swimming in the Sacred: Wisdom From the Psychedelic Underground. Rachel is a psychologist with a 40-year history as a therapist, researcher, and author. Today she walks us through the insights she’s gleaned from interviewing women who have been practicing as guides in the psychedelic underground for decades.Come and attend the MAPS Psychedelic Science 2023 conference, Numinus is offering an exclusive 20% discount code to our PTF Podcast listeners. To get 20% off the  registration price, click this link (https://bit.ly/3kzoofk) and use the code NWI20 at checkout.Learn more about our psychedelic training programs at HERE and use code PTF10 at checkout for 10% off!Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
6/20/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 26 seconds
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Parts work, IFS, and working with parts in psychedelic therapy

In today’s episode of Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the concept of parts work, particularly through the lens of internal family systems or IFS. They explore the concept of internal parts, how this so-called symphony of selves operates, how parts work can help us live well and flourish, how parts manifest during psychedelic experiences, and much more.Come and attend the MAPS Psychedelic Science 2023 conference, Numinus is offering an exclusive 20% discount code to our PTF Podcast listeners. To get 20% off the  registration price, click this link (https://bit.ly/3kzoofk) and use the code NWI20 at checkout.Learn more about our psychedelic training programs at HERE and use code PTF10 at checkout for 10% off!(3:06) Steve introduces parts work(6:48) There are no bad parts and what do parts look like?(9:26) The inner-child(11:42) IFS(14:38) The 8 C's(16:38) The 6 F's(23:11) Early warning signs(32:08) Protectors & Exiles(36:55) Name it to tame it(42:57) Equanimity Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
6/13/202349 minutes, 22 seconds
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LSD for anxiety and psychedelic clinical trials with MindMed CMO, Dr. Daniel Karlin

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Dan Karlin. Dan is Board Certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, and Clinical Informatics. He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer of MindMed, a drug development company striving to deliver on the therapeutic potential of psychedelics to address unmet patient needs in psychiatry, addiction, pain, and neurology. Numinus is a trial site for MindMed’s MM-120 or LSD dose-finding study for the treatment of anxiety symptoms, so they discuss that study and what LSD treatment might look like in a post-approval clinical context. They discuss the challenges of mental health care accessibility and affordability, explore the philosophy behind the psychiatric diagnostic system, talk about the societal burden of anxiety, compare and contrast anxiety vs depression, and much more.Come and attend the MAPS Psychedelic Science 2023 conference, Numinus is offering an exclusive 20% discount code to our PTF Podcast listeners. To get 20% off the  registration price, click this link (https://bit.ly/3kzoofk) and use the code NWI20 at checkout.Learn more about our psychedelic training programs at HERE and use code PTF10 at checkout for 10% off! (2:35) Dr. Dan Karlin introduces himself and psychedelic studies(13:34) The path to psychedelic approval(16:37) Why anxiety?(21:42) Why LSD?(24:51) MM-120 and accessibility(33:21) The burden of anxiety in society(50:44) MindMed updatesLearn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
6/6/202355 minutes, 20 seconds
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What makes group therapy so special?

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss what makes group therapy so special. They explore the unique advantages of groups, both psychedelic and non-psychedelic, and discuss some of the potential drawbacks of group work.Come and attend the MAPS Psychedelic Science 2023 conference, Numinus is offering an exclusive 20% discount code to our PTF Podcast listeners. To get 20% off the  registration price, click this link (https://bit.ly/3kzoofk) and use the code NWI20 at checkout.Learn more about our psychedelic training programs at HERE and use code PTF10 at checkout for 10% off! (1:54) Why don't we do more group therapy in mental health?(4:53) Creating bonds through group therapy(6:50) Differences between solo and group(11:57) The art of group therapy(16:29) Challenges(26:00) We are wired to connect(27:29) Psychedelic group therapy research(29:05) Connected but aloneLearn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
5/30/202335 minutes, 13 seconds
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Masculine and feminine polarities

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss masculine and feminine polarities. They talk about the way these energetic types manifest in each of us, in relationship dynamics, and in therapy.Come and attend the MAPS Psychedelic Science 2023 conference, Numinus is offering an exclusive 20% discount code to our PTF Podcast listeners. To get 20% off the  registration price, click this link (https://bit.ly/3kzoofk) and use the code NWI20 at checkout.Learn more about our psychedelic training programs at HERE and use code PTF10 at checkout for 10% off! (2:21) Follow-up on attachment(2:49) Polarities in relationships(11:07) Balance and harmony, yin and yang(16:46) The difference in the masculine and feminine polarities(19:20) Relationship dyads(22:26) Depolarization(28:07) Therapeutic applications(39:50) Embracing the dark and the light(41:36) Macho-man on emotions(43:20) What are the practical implications?Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
5/23/202346 minutes, 58 seconds
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Attachment styles and using psychedelics to heal attachment wounds

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss attachment styles and how psychedelic therapy might be used to address issues related to attachment wounding.Come and attend the MAPS Psychedelic Science 2023 conference, Numinus is offering an exclusive 20% discount code to our PTF Podcast listeners. To get 20% off the  registration price, click this link (https://bit.ly/3kzoofk) and use the code NWI20 at checkout.Learn more about our psychedelic training programs at HERE and use code PTF10 at checkout for 10% off! (2:11) Steve introduces attachment(3:27) We are wired to connect(9:50) Attachment patterns(13:51) Parenting and attachment(15:14) Corrective experiences(22:38) Attachment in relationships(30:02) Steve parenting story(33:40) Legacy burdens & gifts(38:00) The power of group therapyLearn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
5/16/202349 minutes, 47 seconds
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100 episodes and the stoic approach to life and psychedelics

Welcome to the 100th episode of Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast devoted to exploring the frontiers of psychedelic medicine and what it takes to cultivate a healthy mind, body, and spirit. In today’s episode, Reid and Steve reflect on the last 100 episodes, then dive into today’s topic: Stoicism. They discuss the overlap between stoic philosophy and other popular philosophies. They talk about how stoicism influenced modern psychotherapy. They reveal how stoic practices have improved their lives and explore how such practices might enhance the psychedelic therapy experience.Come and attend the MAPS Psychedelic Science 2023 conference, Numinus is offering an exclusive 20% discount code to our PTF Podcast listeners. To get 20% off the  registration price, click this link (https://bit.ly/3kzoofk) and use the code NWI20 at checkout.Learn more about our psychedelic training programs at HERE and use code PTF10 at checkout for 10% off! (2:12) Steve and Reid talk about the 100 episode journey(4:02) Naming the podcast(6:44) Will our moms listen?(10:22) Stoicism introduction and Steve mediation story(13:56) Stoicism in history(16:37) Stoicism in modern psychotherapy (18:22) Epictetus(22:39) Acceptance of the current moment (29:36) Virtue(35:12) Striving to be free of the passions(39:14) Eudaemonia(41:17) We are nature(47:56) Where stoicism falls short(1:02:22) Reid psychedelic story(1:08:53) Clear perspectiveLearn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
5/9/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 48 seconds
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Psychedelic neurology, functional seizures, faith healing, and neuroplasticity with Dr. Evan Lewis

On this episode of Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Evan Lewis. Evan is a Neurologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist with expertise in pediatric neurology and epilepsy. At Numinus he’s the VP of Psychedelic Neurology and the medical director of our Toronto clinic. Evan has extensive clinical and research experience using medical cannabis and psychedelics to treat neurological disorders in adults and children. Link to Evan’s full bio HERE.We have a wide-ranging conversation today.. We talk about the potential for psychedelics to treat neurological conditions like Alzheimer's, TBI, migraines, and functional seizures. We discuss what neuroplasticity actually means relative to what we think psychedelics do in the brain. We explore possible neurological explanations for faith healing and conversion disorders…and much more.Come and attend the MAPS Psychedelic Science 2023 conference, Numinus is offering an exclusive 20% discount code to our PTF Podcast listeners. To get 20% off the  registration price, click this link (https://bit.ly/3kzoofk) and use the code NWI20 at checkout.(2:43) Dr. Evan Lewis introduces himself(7:48) Psychedelics and neurological conditions(19:30) Functional blindness(25:45) Faith healings(41:44) Neuroplasticity (53:02) Psychedelic pediatric neurology (58:11) We are what we repeatedly doLearn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
5/2/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 31 seconds
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Trauma-informed psychedelic therapy, training, and chronic pain with Dr. Devon Christie

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Devon Christie. Devon is the senior lead of psychedelic programs at Numinus and one of the primary architects of our psychedelic therapy training programs. She teaches for the California Institute of Integral Studies Certificate Program in Psychedelic Therapy and Research, the Integrative Psychiatry Institute Certificate Program in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy, and Psychedelics Today’s VITAL program, among others. She’s a busy woman. She has expertise in mindfulness based stress reduction, relational somatic therapy for trauma, and in both MDMA and Ketamine assisted psychotherapy. Our conversation today is wide-ranging. We talk about trauma-informed psychedelic-assisted therapy, explore the current training landscape for psychedelic therapists, discuss the similarities and differences between plant medicine ceremony and psychedelic-assisted therapy, briefly touch on the potential for psychedelics to help with chronic pain, and much more.Come and attend the MAPS Psychedelic Science 2023 conference, Numinus is offering an exclusive 20% discount code to our PTF Podcast listeners. To get 20% off the  registration price, click this link (https://bit.ly/3kzoofk) and use the code NWI20 at checkout.(4:11) What drives Dr. Devon Christie(14:54) Differences between plant medicine ceremony and psychedelic assisted psychotherapy(22:45) Trauma informed care(23:41) Why you should be ready(31:51) The key to resolving trauma(37:57) Trauma is transcendent (44:23) The potential danger of overlaying worldviews on others(52:15) Psychedelic trainingsLearn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
4/25/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 25 seconds
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How to hold space for others, yourself, and in psychedelic therapy

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about holding space. They discuss what it means to hold space for others, why holding space is a gift when done well, how to hold space for yourself, and they explore the power that skillful space-holding has in a psychedelic therapy session.(2:12) The concept of holding space(6:38) Developing the skill(8:21) Holding space in a relationship(13:10) Reasons why holding space can be difficult(18:50) Qualities of space holding(29:14) Benefits of someone holding space for you(34:23) Psychedelic space holding(37:06) Reid's vulnerability question(42:36) Steve on validationLearn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/our-training-selection/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
4/18/202347 minutes, 12 seconds
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What is happiness?

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison ask the question, “what is happiness?”. They try to define the term, explore ancient wisdom and modern research on happiness, and talk about why the pursuit of happiness kind of defeats the purpose. They also dip into how psychedelic experiences effect happiness, and even reveal some of the details behind their own personal struggles with happiness.Come and attend the MAPS Psychedelic Science 2023 conference, Numinus is offering an exclusive 20% discount code to our PTF Podcast listeners. To get 20% off the  registration price, click this link (https://bit.ly/3kzoofk) and use the code NWI20 at checkout.(1:57) Steve asks Reid if he is happy(3:26) Is happiness worthy of pursuit?(5:41) Contentment through yoga(9:21) Is happiness dopamine?(14:19) Martin Seligman's PERMA theory(17:39) Practicing the art of dying(21:01) Relationships(26:48) The body(31:00) A sense of purpose(34:09) MDMA vs ketamine for trauma work(40:08) The pursuit of wealth(44:56) Steve's struggles with depression(51:11) IFS, parts, and CBTLearn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
4/11/202359 minutes, 58 seconds
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Perfectionism isn't what you think it is

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about  "perfectionism". They discuss the light and shadow sides of perfectionism, talk about the difference between obsessive compulsive disorder and obsessive compulsive personality disorder, how to address perfectionism from an internal parts or IFS perspective, the value of failure, and much much more. (3:07) SXSW psychedelic panel recap(5:17) Rick Doblin legality panel recap(9:01) MAPS success(13:24) Steve intros perfectionism(18:34) The NEO Personality Inventory Test(20:17) Examples of perfectionism(30:03) Enoughness(33:17) From an IFS perspective(45:19) Dr. Kristin Neff's Self-Compassion(45:50) The diagnosis of OCPD Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
4/4/202356 minutes, 18 seconds
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East Forest on the power of music in psychedelic therapy

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr Reid Robison, Numinus CEO Payton Nyquvest, and East Forest are at SXSW, and talk about the many facets of music and the importance it plays in the psychedelic therapy process.(2:19) SXSW psychedelic track and panel recap(9:37) East Forest music in the yoga community and psychedelic origins(13:51) Origin of East Forest(27:21) Recording and visiting with Ram Dass(33:28) Payton on seeking and finding(38:30) Music as a tool(49:50) The arc of the journey(54:34) Music during ketamine vs psilocybin (58:59) The brain science of music Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
3/28/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 18 seconds
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Bad trip: Can psychedelic experiences be traumatic?

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss "bad trips". They talk about the difference between bad trips and challenging experiences; the factors during prep, facilitation, and integration that can prevent bad trips or turn them into useful challenging experiences; the prevalence of triggered psychosis and HPPD among psychedelic users; how to pick the right psychedelic therapist/guide/facilitator; and much more. (1:35) Are bad trips possible?(4:00) What is the difference between a bad trip vs a challenging experience?(7:00) How preparation affects the psychedelic experience (9:58) The importance of supportive community (14:05) What does informed consent in psychedelic-assisted therapy really mean?(16:00) How prevalent are challenging psychedelic experiences?(19:18) How the therapist/guide affects the psychedelic experience(24:28) Be discerning and take it slow(27:25) Emotional breakthrough, catharsis, and abreaction (36:32) The Happiness Hypothesis, by Jonathan Haidt(40:22) Understanding the psychodrama that can happen in a psychedelic experience(46:50) Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD) and psychedelic flashbacks(51:01) Dream interpretation (55:14) How to integrate and make meaning of a psychedelic experience(59:23) After the Ecstasy, the Laundry, by Jack Kornfield(01:01:31) How to navigate a bad trip(01:10:07) Using "trip stoppers" like benzodiazepines Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
3/21/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 19 seconds
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Paradoxes, cognitive dissonance, and the smile of unbearable compassion

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison try to cope with the paradoxes of life. They give a trip report on a recent breathwork session, discuss why people struggle with paradoxes, explain how the drive to reduce cognitive dissonance can lead to dysfunction, explore how mindful acceptance of all that we are helps us cope with paradoxes, and much more. (1:35) Breathwork trip report(8:03) What are chakras?(11:04) 7 Sacred Spaces breathwork(11:15) What are paradoxes?(12:08) What is cognitive dissonance?(14:12) Shadow sides and shadow work(16:05) OCD vs OCPD(18:19) Never meet your heroes (22:14) Wave/Particle duality of nature (24:13) Being more of who you really are and finding your purpose (26:38) PTF Podcast Episode: Finding your purpose in life(29:50) Embrace the shadow aspects of yourself (34:50) Ram Dass and the smile of unbearable compassion(38:48) Learning to feel your emotions(41:00) Methods for coping with paradoxes (43:00) How psychedelics help us with paradoxes Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
3/14/202350 minutes, 26 seconds
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Non-therapy uses for psychedelics with Hannah Cross, LCSW

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined Hannah Cross, LCSW to discuss the non-therapy, non-medical uses of psychedelics. Hannah is a licensed clinical social worker, therapist, reiki master, yoga teacher, and all-around awesome person. (1:40) Intro to the topic and to Hannah(3:41) What does "processing" mean?(5:29) Discoveries and insights attributable to psychedelics(6:56) Timothy Leary's first LSD trip and cautionary tales(11:08) Psychedelics and psychological flexibility and creativity(14:38) Psychedelics for art and music(17:04) Microdosing, presence, and yoga(19:56) Psychedelics as a way-shower to a skill(21:38) Can psychedelics kill ambition?(24:18) Psychedelics for self-awareness and position in society(25:12) Turn on. Tune in. Drop out. (32:22) Psychedelic experiences can by destabilizing(36:52) What is equanimity?(44:42) Transpersonal psychology Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
3/7/202349 minutes, 11 seconds
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Legal status of psychedelic therapy: 2023 status update

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the current legal status of psychedelic therapy in the US and other countries and the various challenges related to legalization and/or decriminalization of psychedelics. (1:50) Legalization vs decriminalization of psychedelics (3:30) The War on Drugs(6:37) Psychedelics Today Podcast episode with Kathryn L. Tucker, JD and the difference between federal and state legalization (8:06) Decriminalization in Denver(10:32) FDA approval and rescheduling psilocybin and MDMA(14:46) Psilocybin legalization in Oregon (18:21) Training requirements and expenses for facilitators(22:43) Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy course at Numinus(23:00) The Oregon treatment structure (26:04) Psychedelic clinical trials(27:36) Arguments for state legalization ahead of FDA approval(32:29) Senate Bill 200 in Utah(45:53) Colorado Prop 122(47:41) Australia legalizes psilocybin and MDMA for therapeutic use(49:12) Heroic Hearts ProjectLearn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
2/28/202354 minutes, 33 seconds
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Crisis of faith: How to survive religious faith deconstruction

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss how to navigate a crisis of religious faith.(2:30) Why it's hard to talk about religious belief (5:10) The "nones" and the secularization of the West(8:52) What's at stake with a religious faith transition(13:57) The risk of your moral character being questioned(17:30) How to support a loved one who is going through a faith deconstruction (20:55) Thriving and Building Community After a Faith Crisis TEDx Talk(22:15) Mistrust of your own instincts and intuition (26:40) The importance of finding community(28:30) PTF Podcast: Navigating spiritual emergencies with Hannah Cross(30:49) Trauma and abuse within religious organizations (34:33) Psychedelic experiences of people deconstructing their religious faith(36:50) Beware of bitterness and how to grapple with it(41:08) Calibrating your life to your values(43:30) Allow uncertainty (47:41) Faith and surrender(49:45) Psychedelic tools for religious faith deconstruction (54:50) Navigating Mormon Faith Crisis, by Thomas McConkieLearn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
2/21/202359 minutes, 36 seconds
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Grit, resilience, and learning from failure

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss grit, resilience, and learning from failure. They explore the difference between growth and fixed mindsets, how attribution style affects resiliency, tips on how to reduce your fear of failure, and much more. (1:33) How Batman deals with failure(3:59) How our beliefs about failure affect how we cope with it(7:23) Explanatory/attribution styles and fixed vs growth mindsets(10:15) Mindset, by Carol Dweck(11:44) How to develop a growth mindset(16:38) How to expand your comfort zone(19:30) The dangers of comparing yourself to others(20:10) Outliers, by Malcom Gladwell(20:46) Peak, by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool(21:42) There is power in sharing the vulnerability that is failure(24:20) Blame vs ownership and how leaders can model how to deal with failure(30:15) Tips on taking responsibility in relationships(34:26) How to manage anxiety about failing Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
2/14/202339 minutes, 2 seconds
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Who am I? Authenticity, honesty, and living your truth

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss authenticity. They talk about what it means to live one’s truth, the relationship between values and authenticity, what congruence has to do with it, why being authentic can be risky, and much more. (1:34) Les Miserables (4:28) What does it mean to be authentic?(6:46) Authenticity vs transparency, prosocial lies vs antisocial lies(9:58) Are Reid and Steve authentic on the podcast?(13:22) The components of authenticity (14:48) The fluidity of who you "really are"(16:00) Ram Dass and the channels of authenticity (22:30) Masking and being a tackless jerk(27:23) The potential perils of authenticity (32:56) Vulnerability is connecting and contagious(33:24) Authenticity exercise(39:43) Why don't we talk about religion and politics (42:08) Integrity(44:00) Psychedelics might help you be more flexibleLearn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
2/7/202346 minutes, 53 seconds
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Parenting, attachment, and not screwing up our kids

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss parenting.  They talk about how difficult parenting is, how parenting styles affect childhood and later adult attachment styles, being an emotion coach as a parent, how to raise resilient kids, genetics, and much more.(1:33) Parenting is hard(6:20) Spanking (7:00) Good Inside, by Dr. Becky Kennedy and being "home base" for your child(10:03) The value of consistency(11:55) Generational differences and improving on the parenting you received (14:02) Repairs and apologies (16:13) The Whole-Brain Child, by Dr. Dan Sielgel (16:52) How to help your kids feel seen(17:15) Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, by Dr. John Gottman(19:45) How to help your kids with their feelings(22:30) How to manage behavior and set boundaries (26:45) Helicopter parenting(27:15) Duct Tape Parenting, by Vicki Hoefle(33:50) Genetic: parents matter, but they don't make a difference (40:30) Unconditional positive regard (43:32) Re-parenting your inner child(49:03) Divorce, separation, and co-parenting Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
1/31/202355 minutes, 32 seconds
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What's love got to do with it?

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the many facets of love. They explore what love is, how it’s extended and received, the concept of unconditional positive regard, why it’s so important to feel seen and understood, the role feelings of love play in psychedelic medicine…and much more.(1:22) The core need of being seen(3:29) Unconditional positive regard and Carl Rogers(4:58) The first duty of love is to listen(7:11) Love in parenting(9:31) Validate before reassuring or fixing(10:48) Love means a lot of different things(11:45) Self-love and why it's hard to do(15:29) A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson(16:33) The 5 love languages(17:40) Enlightenment and love(20:28) How to Change Your Mind, by Michael Pollan(22:37) Experiences of love on psychedelics(24:05) Sit Around The Fire, by Jon Hopkins with Ram Dass, East Forest(27:10) Oneness, connectedness, and common humanity Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
1/25/202333 minutes, 10 seconds
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The shadow side of psychedelic therapy with Dr. Chantelle Thomas

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer, Dr. Reid Robison, and Dr. Joe Flanders welcome clinical psychologist, clinical trial researcher, and psychedelic therapist, Dr. Chantelle Thomas to the show for an important conversation about the shadow side of psychedelic therapy. They discuss how therapists harm their clients, the high bar of competence and self-awareness that psychedelic therapists need to clear in order to do this work, the limitations and potential pitfalls of psychedelic therapy training programs, the importance of good supervision and being open to feedback, the dangers of seeking psychedelic sessions in the unregulated underground, and much more. (1:45) Introduction to the topic(3:53) Chantelle introduces herself(8:13) Grappling with how our imperfections affect our clients(11:18) Honoring the boundary-dissolving effects of psychedelics (14:50) Examples of how people are harmed in psychedelic work(18:55) Regulated vs underground psychedelic medicine spaces (20:42) When deep connection puts people at risk(22:46) The importance of good supervision, experience, and training(31:55) Informed consent in psychedelic therapy(36:05) Barriers to clients asking for what they need (42:10) How to manage the heavy weight of influence (45:23) Process-based dialogue, following intuition, and how to train these skills (58:05) You don't have to be perfect(01:03:05) MAPS Code of Ethics(01:06:10) The utility of having a co-therapist(01:17:06) The inner directed approach and the inner healer(01:20:30) Low dose psychedelic work and meeting people where they are(01:24:50) Follow your gut when selecting a psychedelic practitioner(01:27:55) Not all medicines are right for all people(01:30:20) How to select a psychedelic training program(01:33:44) Understand your intentions for entering this field Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
1/17/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 59 seconds
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New Year's intentions, discipline, self-compassion, and the middle way

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss setting intentions for the new year. They explore how to set values-based intentions vs goals, the struggle of walking the middle path between ambition and contentment, the value of journaling, and much more. (2:00) New Year's resolutions and how our values change(3:41) Essentialism by Greg McKeown and setting an essential intent for the year(4:57) The backlash against "hustle culture" and balancing on the middle way(9:12) Discipline, self-compassion, and play(12:00) Giving yourself "permission" to relax(14:30) Being flexible with your goals and calibrating them to your values(19:10) Embracing making mistakes(24:18) Visualizing failure and dealing with worry(26:43) The three "E's" of goal-setting(29:30) Connect your goals to your deep "why", be clear, be focussed(33:10) The utility of writing and journaling for goal-setting(40:05) Development, embarrassment, self-compassion, and being vs doingLearn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
1/10/202346 minutes, 25 seconds
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What you need to know about ketamine-assisted therapy

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss what you need to know about ketamine-assisted psychotherapy.  (1:43) Ram Dass's family dinner (4:27) What is ketamine?(7:05) What does ketamine feel like?(11:29) Ketamine as a psychotomimetic (12:53) Ego dissociation as a therapy (14:54) The limitations of ketamine therapy(16:00) The different approaches to ketamine therapy(23:10) Ketamine dosing strategies (27:05) Psychedelic, psycholytic, and psychiatric uses of ketamine (28:30) The advantages of combining ketamine and psychotherapy(33:17) Typical course of ketamine treatment (37:20) Spravato and the cost of ketamine treatment(40:45) Ketamine prescriptions for at-home useLearn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
1/3/202345 minutes, 59 seconds
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A good death, living well, and psychedelic therapy in palliative care with Anthony Back, M.D.

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Joe Flanders interviews Dr. Anthony Back, M.D. Dr. Back is a co-founder of VitalTalk, a national nonprofit that provides innovative, interactive clinician and faculty development courses to improve communication skills on an individual and institutional level. Dr. Back is a professor of medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Dr. Back earned his MD at Harvard University. He is triple-board certified in hospice and palliative medicine, medical oncology, and general internal medicine. In his role as a medical communication educator and a VitalTalk co-founder, Dr. Back was the principal investigator for Oncotalk, co-wrote Mastering Communication with Seriously Ill Patients, released the first iPhone app for clinician communication skills, and authored the online communication skills curriculum offered by the Center to Advance Palliative Care.(3:00) Dr. Back introduces himself(6:55) What is palliative care?(9:06) Improving quality of life and having a good death(15:30) The applications of psychedelics for end-of-life care(17:35) Dr. Back's article, "What psilocybin taught me about dying"(21:00) Materialist vs spiritualist views of life and death(29:14) Roland Griffiths' cancer diagnosis (34:07) Gratitude for cancer(38:22) How psychedelics might help people at end-of-life(55:23) Randomized trial of psilocybin for health care practitioners with depression(01:01:07) How do you train a health care practitioner in good palliative care?(01:07:51) How do we scale psychedelic-assisted therapy?Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
12/27/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 19 seconds
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Manifesting, the placebo effect, and how beliefs shape your life

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the power of belief, the placebo effect, manifesting and the law of attraction, and how these things are relevant for psychedelic-assisted therapy and life. (0:52) Childhood fears and scary movies (4:00) The conflict between rational thought and felt sense(5:08) Why do people believe what they believe?(7:22) How beliefs are related to mental illness (9:45) Cognitive biases and the scientific method(13:45) Evolutionary basis of beliefs(16:36) The placebo effect(27:30) Manifesting and the law of attraction (35:20) Eastern wisdom about our relationship to thoughts and beliefs (38:11) How beliefs affect psychedelic-assisted therapyLearn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
12/20/202250 minutes, 22 seconds
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Control vs surrender in psychedelic therapy and in life

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the paradox of control and surrender in psychedelic assisted therapy and in life. (1:45) A poem about control vs surrender written by an AI chat bot(4:24) The Serenity Prayer(5:50) Avoidance and our attachments to control are at the root of many types of suffering(9:29) Allowing and the wisdom to know when to stop(13:29) Radical Acceptance, by Tara Brach (14:19) Acceptance, the comfort zone, and struggle(17:41) Ceremony as a way to sacarementalize discomfort(20:03) The safety of the therapy container allows clients to let go(22:32) REBUS and how we change our neurological wiring (24:45) Why some people might feel worse after a psychedelic experience(26:19) How one might cultivate equanimity (27:10) What does it mean to surrender to emotions?(32:45) What we resist, persists.(34:47) Don't deny the reality of others. (37:55) Attachment to beliefs can make surrender difficult (40:00) How to cultivate equanimity  Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
12/13/202251 minutes, 26 seconds
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Psychedelic Somatic Interactional Psychotherapy with Saj Razvi

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Joe Flanders interviews Saj Razvi. Saj is the Director of Education at the Psychedelic Somatic Institute (PSI) and one of the primary developers of the Psychedelic Somatic Interactional Psychotherapy (PSIP) modality. He is a psychotherapist and former clinical researcher in the MAPS Phase 2 trial of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. He is faculty at Mind Medicine Australia and taught PTSD studies at the University of Denver. Learn more about Saj on the PSI website. (3:52) Saj's background (6:50) The power of cannabis to help with the psychotherapy process(9:00) Psychedelic therapy is complex and an art form(13:25) The trauma roots of treatment-resistant mental health conditions(15:39) PSIP vs insight-oriented therapies (24:18) Psychedelics and working at the somatic level(27:55) White paper on PSIP(29:24) The default mod network and entropic brain(36:38) How the nervous system self-corrects the effects of trauma through a 5-stage defense cascade (53:30) Avoidance and shame(57:30) Selective inhibition (01:08:44) Inside and outside the window of tolerance (01:12:20) Working with trauma is about relationship/attachment(01:16:45) Joe's experience with PSIP(01:26:25) Adaptive vs maladaptive responses to stress(01:36:00) Cannabis and working with dissociation in trauma therapy (01:43:35) "Cracking open" stuckness in psychedelic therapy(01:46:20) Cannabis vs ketamineLearn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
12/6/20221 hour, 54 minutes, 2 seconds
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How to set boundaries for better relationships and better mental health

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss how to set healthy boundaries so your relationships can be energizing and your mental health can flourish. (2:00) Boundaries are important in many facets of life(4:00) Our basic need for belonging(4:40) Transcend, by Scott Barry Kaufman(7:21) Don't take on what isn't yours(10:25) Setting boundaries isn't the same as selfishness (13:55) Boundaries allow you to be generous (15:51) The challenges of changing your boundaries (21:08) Types of boundaries(22:55) Borderline personality disorder(24:27) Vulnerability, intimacy, and safety (30:40) Touch boundaries in psychedelic therapy sessions(32:38) Cognitive and affective empathy(33:04) Validate and listen first(42:25) Setting boundaries around your time(44:38) Let me Google that for you(45:00) Integrity boundary check exercise (47:02) Energies, vibrations, quantum physics, and the nature of consciousness (53:17) Recommended books: Talking to Crazy, Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, Children of the Self-Absorbed, Never Split the Difference, Boundaries, No More Mr. Nice Guy, Co-dependent No More. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
11/29/202257 minutes, 15 seconds
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Self-care strategies for the psychedelic therapist

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss self-care strategies for the psychedelic therapist. (1:30) Self-care vs self-indulgence  (3:02) Why is self-care a necessity for therapists(6:05) The therapist is an important part of the setting(8:45) Managing the long sessions typical of psychedelic therapy sessions(11:40) How much of this work can a therapist handle?(13:18) Staying attuned when the client is still and quiet(15:00) Modeling good self-care for clients(17:45) Logistical support for the psychedelic therapist (19:19) What Reid and Steve do for self-care(23:50) Signs that you need to improve self-care(26:26) PTF episode on burnout(30:32) Balance between cutting slack and self-discipline (33:22) How to care for yourself during a long psychedelic session(35:30) Get supervisionLearn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
11/22/202243 minutes, 25 seconds
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Music as medicine

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer, Dr. Reid Robison, and Dr. Joe Flanders discuss the healing power of music. They share their personal journeys with and connections to music, childhood piano lessons, the powerful effect music has on emotion, how they use music in psychedelic therapy, and much, much more. (1:55) Reid's music journey(4:00) Steve's music journey(7:05) Joe's music journey(10:00) Why we pair music with psychedelic therapy(13:52) What kind of music pairs well with psychedelic therapy(16:20) East Forest and Trevor Hall concerts(18:53) Fitting the music to the particular psychedelic medicine and Joe's interview with Jon Hopkins (21:35) Wavepaths: music for psychedelic therapy (28:43) Dose matters(30:56) Connecting to the musician by feeling their music(36:16) Bittersweet: How Sorrow And Longing Make Us Whole, by Susan Cain(43:33) The arc of order and chaos in music and psychedelic therapy(46:00) Steve's gong encounter (47:20) How the Beatles were introduced to LSDLearn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
11/15/202256 minutes, 19 seconds
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Music for psychedelic therapy with Jon Hopkins

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers Podcast, Dr. Joe Flanders interviews musician & producer, Jon Hopkins. Jon has been producing music for over 20 years. He's written six studio albums and has produced albums for Coldplay & Brian Eno. His album Singularity received a Grammy nomination for best electronic dance album in 2018. His latest album, Music for Psychedelic Therapy, was written as a soundtrack for ketamine experiences. Joe and Jon discuss Jon's motivation to write the album, as well as his meditation practice, the role of music in psychedelic therapy, and the Ram Dass lecture that formed lyrics to the album’s powerful closing track. Jon also shares how ketamine played a role creating the Music for Psychedelic Therapy album.(2:50) Jon's process for making the album, Music for Psychedelic Therapy(7:05) The importance of music in psychedelic therapy(10:10) How new technologies help artists create immersive music (12:00) Wavepaths: music for psychedelic therapy(17:18) What was Jon processing personally while making this album?(22:40) What is healing about the beauty of being in touch with sadness?(29:23) Joe's ketamine experience with Jon's album and how Jon used his own ketamine experiences to compose the album(42:26) The song, Sitting Around the Fire, and using music with lyrics for psychedelic therapy(52:44) The drawbacks of smartphone use and push notifications (01:00:00) The music as medicine concert series and how it's differentLearn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
11/8/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 4 seconds
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Numinus Presents Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers with Steve, Reid, and Joe

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast we announce that Numinus will officially adopt and produce the show and we welcome Dr. Joe Flanders to the podcast team. Joe is a licensed psychologist, with an active practice in psychotherapy and psychedelic-assisted therapy. He has previously served as a co-therapist for a MAPS MDMA-assisted therapy clinical trial and provided psilocybin-assisted therapy through Health Canada’s Special Access Program, in addition to his ongoing ketamine-assisted therapy work at Numinus clinics. He is also currently the Regional Psychotherapy Director (Quebec) and clinical lead of Practitioner Training for Numinus. Joe has been on a life-long journey in the pursuit of the most effective approaches for cultivating well-being – his own and that of his clients. In the last decade of that journey, Joe acted as the Founder and Director of Mindspace, a centre for well-being with several locations and over 35 mental health professionals in Montreal.Get acquainted with Joe and hear all about the exciting new content coming to the podcast in the near future!(3:17) Joe introduces himself(6:00) The shift from Novamind to Numinus production of the podcast(6:59) Joe discusses the Mindspace Podcast(9:15) Podcast content moving forward(11:28) Why the hosts are excited about this work(13:13) Steve introduces himself(17:30) Joe's origin story as a mental health professional(22:08) The future of MDMA-assisted therapy in clinic(30:23) Ketamine vs other psychedelic medicines(35:00) Joe's experience facilitating psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy (39:50) The challenges of facilitating psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy (41:00) Healing vs symptom management (43:20) Therapist self-care and "doing your own work"(54:05) Training psychedelic therapists(57:42) Psychedelic therapy training by Numinus(01:03:30) Experiential psychedelic training for therapistsLearn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
11/1/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 39 seconds
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How to prepare for a psychedelic journey

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss how to prepare for a psychedelic journey.(2:35) Terminology: harm reduction vs. conscious preparation(4:00) Preparation might be the most overlooked aspect of the psychedelic experience(4:30) Importance of long-term, intermediate, and short-term prep(6:45) Physical preparation: contraindications, the potential need to taper off medications, nutrition…(8:00) Reid’s story of the Buddha doing yoga before starting on his path in order to be able to sit still long enough to actually attain enlightened states(12:15) What you resist persists—the importance of letting go(13:30) During the preparation stage, get to know and befriend your fears(15:27) Recognizing triggers and learn to follow them back to their origins(17:24) Practice being in the presence of your triggers and sitting with the discomfort(22:46) Social preparation and sharing the experience (including intention setting) with loved ones(27:24) We're preparing as we go, we're integrating as we go—punctuated by these little mystical experiences and rituals(29:17) The story of Leo Zeff (“The Secret Chief”) who was a pioneer of MDMA therapy in the 70s(32:50) Balancing patience and surrender with curiosity and self-exploration during the trip(34:20) It’s important to ask yourself why you’re seeking a psychedelic experience and what your motives might be—there can be multiple reasons and that’s okay(35:07) Intention (a loosely held hope) vs. an expectation(38:30) Reid’s story of resisting the urge to throw up during an ayahuasca ceremony(41:45) Prepare spiritually—contemplate your relationship with the Divine (whatever this means to you) before your journey(43:08) Leading up, really tune into your body, your mind, and your spirit by eliminating things and getting ready to make it a special & sacred experienceEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
10/25/202244 minutes, 44 seconds
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Can psychedelics make you more psychologically flexible?

In this episode of Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore how psychedelic medicine might make one more psychologically flexible. They discuss what psychological or cognitive flexibility means, how it’s implicated in mental health, how psychedelics influence it, the concept of entropy applied to the brain, and much more. (1:29) Strength and flexibility (3:29) The REBUS model and entropic brain theory (4:04) Neuroplasticity (8:38) The transdiagnostic benefits of psychedelics (9:28) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)(11:14) Mindfulness and equanimity (17:14) Resistance leads to suffering(19:20) Living Untethered, by Michael A. Singer(21:48) Psychedelics and psychosis(23:30) Risks of ego inflation and the importance of set and setting(25:55) Ketamine dreams(28:37) Ego dissolution and the default mode network(32:10) Psychedelics won't do the work for you. They're tools. Email us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
10/19/202235 minutes, 3 seconds
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What is a MAPS MDMA therapist training retreat like?

Steve recently returned from the MAPS MDMA therapist training retreat, so we thought we would discuss his experience and Reid’s MAPS training a few year back. We discus the differences between the live and zoom versions of this training, some of the challenges MAPS is facing with therapist training, accessibility & feasibility, and other post-FDA approval considerations.(1:45) Steve introduces his trip report(2:23) MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies)(5:51) Colorado is a hub for spirituality(8:57) Training model(14:45) Predictable future of the clinical trials(17:18) Proactive MAPS studies and the future of legal treatment(18:49) FDA(19:30) MDMA benefits for couples(20:06) Anne Wagner study(25:49) Co-therapists (27:27) The use of music(31:30) Steve's inner-healer (33:53) Reid's inner-healer(35:11) The OG's of psychedelicsEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
10/11/202237 minutes, 26 seconds
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Coming home to yourself: Hannah & Reid on embodiment and psychedelics

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Hannah Cross, LCSW and Dr. Reid Robison talk about embodiment and psychedelics, and what it means to come home to oneself.(2:27) Kundalini as psychedelic yoga(2:42) Gabor Mate & compassionate inquiry(2:58) Sat Dharam Kaur, kundalini teacher in Canada(6:25) Yoga, breathwork, and other body-based practices as gateways to our inner worlds.(7:52) Hannah’s Holotropic breathwork story, and how breathwork can be such a somatically activating practice using deep rhythmic breathing to attain altered states.(10:58) Using the body for healing and growth, and to live a full and meaningful life with deep connections.(11:30) Reid’s journey home to the body.(14:40) Food and body as a mirror to your relationship to God, and all life.(15:03) How yoga facilitates coming home to your body.(17:13) Hannah draws a comparison between yoga and psychedelic experiences — learning to sit with the discomfort.(21:05) “Get out of your head and into your senses, where the magic is.” ~Hannah & Reid(22:00) Getting out of your head and into the body helps you move from fear to love, from judgement to compassion.(23:30) Hannah’s journey home to the body.(26:45) Your body as your sacred partner through life.(27:15)  Listen to your body as you would your sacred partner; Seek first to understand, before you jump to reacting or imposing judgement. Yelling at the body doesn’t work. (27:35) Balancing discipline and compassion. (28:30) Hannah’s experiences working with a Tantra coach. (30:00)  Psychedelic integration work, the body, and releasing energy. Sometimes, after a profound experience of expansion, the body needs to catch up. (30:42)  Eckhart Tolle and the pain body (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-new-earth-the-pain-body-chapter-5/id1264843400?i=1000429115655)(31:05) The body is like a pressure cooker and if we don’t have ways of consciously releasing that energy, the energy will blow or spill out in other ways(36:50) How do you use somatics in therapy?(38:54 ) The Dubliners, by James Joyce: The story of Mr. Duffy who lived a short distance from his body.(39:40) The body as your greatest resource for weathering the storm of day to day life. (40:30) Ask the body what it needs.(40:49) Hannah provides an example of somatic therapy with EMDR.(41:45) Emotions and embodiment.(43:20) Journeys of Embodiment by Niva Piran. (44:50) Trance dance as a practice for embodied healing and growthEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
10/4/202248 minutes, 11 seconds
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Mescaline: history, uses, and research

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about the history,  mechanisms of action, and therapeutic applications of the psychedelic Mescaline. (4:11) Introduction to the topic(7:35) Why we started the podcast(8:05) Yoga tangent (12:30) What is mescaline?(14:25) History of mescaline(16:02) Psychedelic dog study(28:29) Mescaline research(36:23) Aldous Huxley's trip description(38:48) Subjective effects survey(42:51) Humans are evolutionally wired for survival Email us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
9/27/202248 minutes, 4 seconds
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MDMA-Assisted Therapy: indications, research, and practice

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss MDMA-assisted therapy. They explore the following topics: (2:00) Making this year the best year yet(3:57) The early  history of MDMA with Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin and Merck (7:00) The pioneering work of Sasha and Ann Shulgin(9:32) Why MDMA became illegal and the repercussions (10:23) MDMA study with couples(11:00) Chemical structure and mechanisms of action in the brain(13:20) Why does MDMA help with PTSD and post-traumatic growth(19:40) Is MDMA the same as ecstasy or molly?(21:10) Harm reduction, drug testing, and dosages (22:35) The desirable and undesirable effects of MDMA(25:20) Can MDMA kill you?(27:10) Interactions with other drugs(33:00) The MDMA come-down and how people try to compensate for it(36:28) MAPS MDMA therapy training(38:24) Principle components of the MDMA experience(40:54) Ann Shulgin's 4 agreements before beginning MDMA therapy(45:24) Oxytocin (46:37) Critical periods of development Email us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Numinus at https://www.numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
9/20/202251 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ibogaine: psychedelic treatment for substance use disorders with Dr. Bruno Rasmussen

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Bruno Rasmussen MD to talk about the psychedelic, ibogaine. Bruno is an internal medicine physician, gastroenterologist, and the CMO of Beneva Clinics in São Paulo, Brazil. Bruno has spent the last 20 years working with ibogaine to treat substance use disorders with incredible success.Beneva Clinics website: https://clinicabeneva.com/en/Beneva Clinics Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benevaclinics/(1:55) Bruno introduces himself and to how ibogaine is used in Brazil(4:40) Is ibogaine treatment safe?(7:25) Ibogaine treatment for cocaine and opiate use disorders(22:40) The different phases of the ibogaine experience(36:00) Do people use ibogaine for fun?(38:56) Can ibogaine be used to treat other psychiatric conditions?(42:20) Howard Lotsof, the researcher who discovered and pioneered the use of ibogaine(50:25) Ibogaine microdosing and prescription a "Lambarene"(54:10) Can ibogaine be used to treat alcohol use disorder?(57:42) Traditional indigenous use of ibogaine in Africa Email us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
9/13/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 6 seconds
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Q&A Episode with Steve and Reid

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison answer your questions! This is the first of what will be many Q&A episodes, so if you like the show and want Reid and Steve to answer your questions, email them to [email protected] (1:54) Introduction to the topic(4:36) What are the pros and cons of legalizing psychedelic therapy?(13:22) Is there a preferred therapy modality to use with psychedelic therapy?(17:58) Episode on the essential qualities of a psychedelic therapist(21:46) What should you do/not do while on magic mushrooms(22:24) Getting Higher: The Manual of Psychedelic Ceremony, by Julian Vayne(24:16) The Psychedelic Handbook, by Rick Strassman(31:32) What resources can you share for psychedelic integration?(38:48) Psychedelics and methylene blue (42:45) Does ketamine help with bipolar depression?(49:19) Can you fully heal your mind through psychedelic work vs staying on antidepressants?(55:00) What is your biggest life advice?Email us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
9/6/202259 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ayahuasca, psychedelic ceremony, and the value of surrender

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison the ancient Amazonian psychedelic brew, ayahuasca. They explore its medicinal, ceremonial, and psychospiritual uses, modern research, and Reid even shares some personal experiences navigating the ayahuasca experience. (3:45) Introduction to the topic(5:30) Paul Simon's song about ayahuasca, Spirit Voices(7:21) Jack Kornfield on respecting the psychedelic experience (8:28) After the Ecstasy, the Laundry, by Jack Kornfield(9:00) Integrating a psychedelic experience and the hero's journey(12:16) The role of purging in the ayahuasca experience(14:21) Preparing for the ayahuasca experience and the "dieta"(23:00) The value of exercising discipline over habits(24:10) Let go, surrender, and be curious (29:20) Our DMT episode and Reid's encounter with giant insects(31:40) Why would someone seek out a psychedelic experience?(38:26) Reasons to be excited and to be cautious about the promise of ayahuasca(41:23) Richard Evans Schultes(42:47) Neurological effects of ayahuasca (47:55) Ayahuasca is not for everybody(49:22) The risk of serotonin syndrome Email us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
8/30/202255 minutes, 34 seconds
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Grief and finding hope in loss with Dr. Sherry Walling, Ph.D.

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Sherry Walling. Sherry is a clinical psychologist, speaker, podcaster, author, and mental health advocate. Her company, ZenFounder, helps entrepreneurs and leaders navigate among other things transition, rapid growth, and loss. She hosts the ZenFounder Podcast, which has been called a “must listen” by both Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine and has been downloaded more than 1,000,000 times. She was also the host of Mind Curious, a podcast series exploring innovations in mental health care via psychedelics.We talk to Sherry Today about her new book, Touching Two Worlds.(2:28) Sherry introduces herself(3:20) Sherry is a circus artist(6:48) Sherry's grief story and the inspiration for her book(12:53) Sherry's experience with psychedelic-assisted therapy for grief (15:50) The value of defense mechanisms  (17:50) Embodied practices and physical expression for processing grief (23:22) MAPS MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD(24:20) The duality inherent in the grief process (26:00) The Wild Edge of Sorrow, by Francis Weller, MFT(26:45) Honoring your grief and comparing it to childbirth(30:33) What psychedelic-assisted therapy has to offer in the grief process(33:33) The parallels between supporting infants and those whose lives are ending(36:12) Different types of grief (40:36) Reid's experience with grief during an ayahuasca experience (45:35) Sherry's experience writing such a personal book(48:00) Sherry's, website, Instagram and ZenFounder businessEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
8/23/202251 minutes, 5 seconds
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Psilocybin: history, uses, and research

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the most fantastic of fungi, psilocybin mushrooms. They we explore ancient and modern history, therapeutic and ceremonial uses, current research, and more. Whether you’re new to psychedelics or an experienced psychonaut, there’s’ something in this episode for you. (1:00) Maria Sabina(4:02) Gordon and Valentina Wasson(5:37) How To Change Your Mind on Netflix(6:30) Hapé podcast episode(7:12) Fantastic Fungi and Paul Stamets(8:16) How To Change Your Mind, by Michael Pollan(9:37) Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert on "set and setting"(10:40) The "Good Friday" Marsh Chapel psilocybin experiment(13:19) Do psychedelics change your spiritual beliefs (15:35) Psilocybin made illegal(17:34) Is psilocybin harmful or addictive?(19:46) Psilocybin therapy for substance use disorders(22:09) Psilocybin dosing (24:08) Placebo controlled trials(29:25) Episode with Paul Austin about microdosing(34:16) Difficult psychedelic experiences and combining medicines(37:13) Possible applications for psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy (39:54) REBUS and what's happening in the brain with psilocybin (48:00) How psilocybin is different from traditional antidepressants(51:00) Is the chemical imbalance theory of depression accurate?(55:22) What can we learn from the brain from psychedelics?Email us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
8/16/20221 hour, 42 seconds
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What is Hapé? The ceremonial tobacco snuff

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the origins and uses of hapé, the tobacco snuff used by the indigenous cultures of the amazon basin for thousands of years.(1:27) Steve's and Reid's hapé meditations(4:41) What is hapé?(6:35) Historical use hapé(7:17) How hapé is prepared(9:15) The varieties of the hapé experience (17:45) Waking Up Course, with Sam Harris(19:13) Dosage considerations(20:56) The ordeal (22:20) LSD episode (24:30) Tobacco snuff usage in the post-colonial era (27:25) Sourcing, nicotine concerns, and responsible use(30:17) Hapé research and possible carcinogens(33:00) Oomancy, scrying, and other mystical practices(37:00) The synergy between science and spirituality; rationality and intuition (44:16) Dangers of nicotine addiction with hapéEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
8/9/202248 minutes, 9 seconds
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LSD, creativity, and insanity

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison LSD research, phenomenology, and the future of LSD-assisted psychotherapy. (1:03) Albert Hofmann's description of the first LSD experience on "bicycle day" (4:13) Alex Grey artwork (5:38) The stigma against LSD(8:51) LSD as a treatment for alcoholism (9:50) Big pharma(12:15) Hofmann's letter to Steve Jobs (13:44) LSD and creativity (16:23) Default Mode Network (17:51) LSD for anxiety disorders(20:25) LSD is a "promiscuous" molecule (22:00) The connection between creative genus and mental chaos(24:37) LSD dosage pharmacology(26:40) Ram Dass and Maharajji (29:56) The importance of testing substances with kits like Dance Safe(32:00) MK Ultra and the CIA(32:41) Our LSD clinical trial(34:12) Set and setting(36:53) Fear of losing your mind on LSD(39:49) Risks of LSD useEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
8/2/202245 minutes, 16 seconds
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Goal-setting, motivation, and self-actualization

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the concepts of motivation, drive, goal-setting and living a self-actualized life.(1:17) Is goal-setting stupid?(3:53) Goals compared to intention-setting in psychedelic therapy(7:07) Abraham Maslow and the book Transcend, by Scott Barry Kaufman(14:54) Native American medicine wheel(17:04) Big picture thinking and checking goals against your values(21:42) Goals, habits, and tuning your instrument(25:17) Self-compassion and being ready for change(29:12) The driving forces in Reid's life(34:32) Perspective granted by psychedelic experiences(37:46) Episodes on the Middle Way on on Purpose(38:20) The relationship between equanimity and growth(40:40) BDSM and enlightenment Email us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
7/26/202247 minutes, 58 seconds
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DMT, 5-MeO, and psychedelic entity encounters

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the psychedelic Dimethyltryptamine (DMT).  DMT and similar psychedelics have been used by indigenous peoples for healing, development, and spiritual purposes for thousands of years. Western science is now exploring how this molecule might be used to treat modern mental health conditions. (1:24) Terence McKenna (3:35) What is DMT?(5:41) Ayahuasca (6:36) Similarities between the DMT and psilocybin experience(7:45) Hamilton Morris and Dr. Mark Plotkin on The Tim Ferriss Show(8:18) 5-MeO-DMT and the Sonoran Desert toad(14:15) Studies on the mystical experience and improved life satisfaction (18:03) Potential relationship between duration of psychedelic experience and the potential for a "bad trip"(21:28) Is the psychedelic experience necessary for the therapeutic effect?(21:58) DMT "entities"(23:18) Steve's DMT experience  (27:41) Reid's ayahuasca experience(31:48) The exercise of surrender (36:15) Risks of DMT use(47:55) Spirit Pharmacist (51:28) DMT clinical trials and therapeutic potential compared to other psychedelics  Email us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
7/19/202257 minutes, 18 seconds
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Is cannabis a psychedelic?

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss whether or not cannabis is considered a psychedelic and how it might be used for psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.(1:57) Is cannabis a psychedelic? (2:53) Hallucinations, by Oliver Sacks(7:23) Cannabis as a tool(11:10) Potential risks of cannabis use(14:18) The set and setting factors for a cannabis experience(17:26) Is cannabis a "non-specific amplifier" like other psychedelics?(23:45) Steve's first cannabis experience(28:30) Approved psychiatric uses for cannabis in Utah(30:22) Cannabis variants, THC concentration, and strains(38:00) Cannabis dosing(42:42) Cannabis-assisted psychotherapy(46:28) The Plan Medicine Podcast(48:02) Cannabis for the improvement of sexual function and healthEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
7/12/202254 minutes, 28 seconds
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Microdosing, community, and coaching with The Third Wave founder, Paul Austin

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison joined by Paul Austin. Paul is the CEO and Founder of The Third Wave, author of Microdosing Psychedelics: A Practical Guide to Upgrade Your Life, a public speaker, and a coach. (1:44) Paul introduces himself and tells his story (6:20) Psychedelic experiences calling people to the work(8:14) Integrating psychedelic experiences using collective, community support(21:10) Altered states can lead to altered traits(23:28) We need to be wiser to avoid catastrophe(26:17) Initiation and rites of passage(29:59) Terence McKenna, "find the others"(33:20) Coaching vs Psychotherapy (46:50) Microdosing research and possible efficacy Email us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
7/5/202257 minutes, 5 seconds
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When therapists go to therapy with Hannah Cross, LCSW

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison joined again by Hannah Cross, LCSW. Hannah is a licensed clinical social worker, excellent therapist, reiki master, yoga teacher, ecstatic dance facilitator, and an expert at using psychedelic medicines to enhance the psychotherapy process. Like many therapists, Reid, Hannah, and Steve have benefited tremendously from receiving their own therapy and coaching over the years. In this episode, they discuss some of those experiences in an effort to normalize seeking help, especially for those of you who are in or aspire to be in the helping profession. (1:22) A Brief For The Defense, poem by Jack Gilbert(3:10) Jack Kornfield on The Tim Ferriss Show(6:34) Hapé snuff(8:27) Learning therapy skills by being in therapy(11:25) You can only take someone as deep as you've gone yourself (14:11) What is hapé snuff?(18:40) Benefitting from the therapeutic tools we offer our clients(20:32) Some of the originators of modern Western psychotherapy (24:40) Somatic and experiential therapies (27:09) What to consider when looking for a therapist(31:42) The difference between therapy and coaching(35:17) Steve reflects on personal therapy journeys (39:20) What makes therapy special?(42:44) Reid reflects on personal therapy journeys(46:27) Hannah reflects on personal therapy journeys(50:20) Returning home to the bodyEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
6/28/20221 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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Habits: you are what you repeatedly do

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss how habits shape our lives, both for good and for not so good. (0:58) Batman Begins(2:25) Habit inventory(6:30) Atomic Habits, by James Clear(11:22) Steve's dad, Douglas H. Thayer(12:22) Is it harder to establish a healthy habit or break an unhealthy one(14:11) Mental illness and addiction through the lens of habit(18:19) How practice relates to habit formation(22:00) The Tools, by Phil Stutz(23:29) How to establish healthy habits(32:00) James Clear's 4 Laws of habit formation (38:10) Psychedelics and habit change(45:40) Habit change research and being on autopilot (49:30) Mindfulness as a strategy for habit change(55:10) Don't give up, simply begin againEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
6/21/202258 minutes, 48 seconds
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The neuroscience of psychedelics and mental health

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the neuroscience of psychedelics and mental health. Introduce basic neurochemistry, discuss the major neurotransmitters implicated in mental health, explore how psychotropic medicines affect neural circuits, and talk about how psychedelics affect neural circuitry. (0:54) Positive review for the podcast(2:07) The story of Phineas Gage(7:15) Are we just meat machines? Biological reductionism (12:13) Reid and Steve discuss their professional and personal journeys with psychedelics(18:11) How to Change Your Mind, by Michael Pollan(19:07) The ineffability of the psychedelic experience(21:51) Default Mode Network(28:54) What do psychiatric medications actually do?(31:26) Non-medicine neurological interventions (32:45) The Huberman Lab Podcast (33:25) The electrical properties of physiology and mental health(37:00) Serotonin and SSRIs(38:56) Dopamine (41:52) "feel good" and "negative" neurotransmitters(46:20) The Art of Impossible, by Steven Kolter(46:50) Oxytocin (53:20) What are SSRIs doing?(58:40) The Body Keeps The Score, by Bessel van der Kolk(01:00:10) SSRI vs psilocybin (01:05:46) LSD and DMT(01:07:50) MDMA and neurotoxicity (01:14:11) Roll Safe Kit(01:17:14) Ketamine (01:21:25) Critical learning periods opened by psychedelic medicinesEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
6/14/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 57 seconds
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Imposter syndrome, self-esteem, and being unapologetically you

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss imposter syndrome--its origins, the many ways it manifests, and what to do about it. If you know someone who struggles with this, then send them this episode. (1:14) Imposter syndrome quiz(2:32) Defining imposter syndrome(4:07) Over-pathologizing (6:26) Could imposter feelings be good for you?(12:35) Reid helps Steve with his own imposter syndrome (16:55) Your Life Without Ed, by Jenni Schaefer(18:58) Societal impacts on imposter syndrome (21:50) Can be worse for marginalized groups(22:23) Self-esteem vs self-compassion (26:48) Mindset, by Carol S. Dweck(29:00) Imposter syndrome rating scale(30:48) What to do about imposter syndrome(34:27) Susan Cain on The Tim Ferriss Show(36:20) Stages of human developmentEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
6/7/202240 minutes, 44 seconds
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Psychedelic breathwork and unleashing your inner healer

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison  discuss breathwork. Breathwork is all the rage in the wellness community right now, but humans have been using the power of the breath to heal and transform for thousands of years. We discuss a variety of breathwork practices and explore the similarities between certain of those practices and psychedelic medicine experiences.(1:11) Intro to the topic(2:28) Poem about a practice of breathing meditation(4:51) The breath is the bridge between the mind and the body and between the conscious and subconscious(8:04) Steve's psychedelic breathwork experience(10:30) The power of the breath to alter physical capacity(14:18) Correlation between slower respiratory rate and longer life(15:25) Some breathing practices to calm down and become present(17:00) Fitness is to do more while breathing less(18:38) Breath, by James Nestor(19:20) Intake nasal dilator(21:00) Science of breathing(22:50) Breathwork "lobster claws"(27:24) Does holotropic breathwork release endogenous DMT?(30:27) Psychedelic breathwork practices (34:41) Research findings on holotropic breathwork(35:45) Benefits of breathwork(43:40) Start with a breathing practice before meditation (57:00) Breathwork Beats YouTube channel(57:22) Othership breathwork app(57:48) Heart, Breath, Mind, by Leah Lagos(59:26) Somatic Internal Family Systems TherapyEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
5/31/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 6 seconds
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Making life sacred through ceremony and ritual

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison  discuss making life sacred through ceremony and ritual. Post-enlightenment and certainly post-industrial life in the west has become increasingly more profane. Reid and Steve explore the potential problems with this and the value of adding ritual and ceremony to your life if it isn’t already there. (1:21) Chanting and toning(2:23) PTF episode on setting intentions (3:18) What is sacred?(3:43) What are rituals and ceremonies for?(7:24) The 6 attributes of ritual(11:10) Rite of passage(13:37) Ritual's bind communities together(14:31) Ritual helping us create order out of chaos and give up the need to control and make sense of everything(21:47) The depth and wisdom contained in traditional rituals(23:30) The body is the vehicle for enlightenment(27:10) Cold plunging and breath work(29:39) Steve's first yoga class(32:53) Ritualizing the things we do anyway(38:25) Are rituals and ceremonies "cringe" or "cheesy"? Email us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
5/24/202246 minutes, 38 seconds
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How to set intentions for psychedelic therapy…and for life!

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss intention-setting. We believe this is a crucial part of getting the most out of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and….out of life. We talk about our favorite ways to help clients set intentions and how we are personally trying to live lives calibrated to our highest purpose.(1:23) Introduction to the topic(2:19) The relationship between intention and attention (4:07) Values and rituals around intentions (6:39) The deliberate work of intention-setting(9:23) Manifesting(15:12) Making intentions simple and memorable(17:04) What pulls Reid and Steve out of alignment(25:13) Practices for setting and calibrating to intentions(33:25) Living with "wise" intention(34:27) Transcend, by Scott Bary Kaufman(39:25) Intentions in psychedelic therapy sessions(44:54) Steve's invitation for you to set an intentionEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
5/17/202246 minutes, 59 seconds
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How to make love stay in relationships with Hannah Cross, LCSW

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison joined by Hannah Cross. Hannah is a regular guest on the show and today we’re doing our 2nd installment in our series on relationships. Hannah is a licensed clinical social worker, expert therapist, reiki master, yoga teacher, ecstatic dance facilitator, and an expert at using psychedelic medicines to enhance the psychotherapy process. In this episode we explore the concept of love and how to make it last in relationships. We hope you find it useful.  (1:52) Hannah introduces herself(2:41) First PTF podcast episode in the relationships series Sex, Tantra, Psychedelics, and making relationships work(3:10) How do we make love stay?(3:16) Still Life with Woodpecker, by Tom Robbins(4:34) The magic, mystery, and ineffability of love(7:39) Some definitions of love(9:41) Could submitting to love be maladaptive? (12:53) The research on what makes relationships succeed or fail by John and Julie Gottman(14:52) 4 horsemen of the apocalypse(17:31) MDMA-assisted therapy for couples (19:31) Antidotes to the 4 horsemen(23:02) Cultivate friendships in a romantic partnership(27:20) The importance of trust in a relationship(29:26) Commitment in a relationship(33:23) When to break a commitment(39:30) Pain is part of love(42:38) Sue Johnson's marriage therapy(44:16) Separation makes the heart grow fonder(44:46) Bittersweet, by Susan Cain(46:00) The Sea in You, by David Whyte(50:07) Strategies for making love stayEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
5/10/202258 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ketamine treatment for opioid use disorder & MORE with Dr. Eric Garland

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison joined by Dr. Eric Garland. Dr. Garland is the Distinguished Endowed Chair in Research, Distinguished Professor, and Associate Dean for Research in the University of Utah College of Social Work, Director of the Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development (C-MIIND), Associate Director of Integrative Medicine in Supportive Oncology and Survivorship at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and Research Health Scientist in Whole Health at the Salt Lake Veterans Administration Medical Center. Dr. Garland the most prolific author of mindfulness research in the world.  We had him on the podcast today to talk about the mindfulness-based therapy intervention he created called Mindfulness Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE). Learn more about Dr. Garland here: https://drericgarland.com/ (1:57) Dr. Garland introduces himself(2:39) What is bio-behavioral clinical research (5:11) The mechanisms of addiction and how Mindfulness Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) was designed to treat them(9:44) Compassion for those who struggle with addiction(13:58) The critical importance of savoring(20:37) Technique for helping people savor healthy pleasure (29:28) MORE's affect on neurotransmitters (34:12) MORE increasing feelings of self-transcendence(43:32) Nondual Awareness Dimensional Assessment (45:51) The scientific rigor of the psychedelic renaissance and caution agains the hype(55:00) How to get trained in MOREEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
5/3/202257 minutes, 27 seconds
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We are Gods with amnesia with Demetri Vallejos

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Demetri Vallejos. Demetri has dedicated his life to helping find optimal wellness and productivity by remembering a long-forgotten truth: that we are all gods. He has experience and skill with plant medicine, meditation, psychedelic integration, astrology, and something he calls quantum bionetic coaching. His website is https://www.rawdimension.com/ (2:10) Demetri tells his story(6:08) Tool: Lateralus and Alex Grey artwork(8:36) The nature of consciousness and "nous"(12:26) Corpus Hermeticum(16:08) Non-dual awareness(21:19) Cosmobiology and the Kali Yuga(27:58) Consciousness from a physics perspective (28:30) Joe Dispenza (29:41) We create our own reality and are gods with amnesia (40:46) The nature of the divine(45:26) The elements: magnetic and electric fluids(48:10) The Immortality Key, by Brian Muraresku(50:44) Demetri's spiritual and meditative practices(54:30) Initiation into Hermetics, by Franz Bardon(1:00:00) Decriminalize NatureEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
4/26/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 55 seconds
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How does therapy actually work?

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison try to answer the provocative question, "How does therapy actually work?" They discuss how mental illness is defined, different therapy approaches, aspects common to all therapy approaches, how psychedelics might accelerate progress in therapy, whether or not AI therapists will steal our jobs, and much more!(2:15) Does psychotherapy work?(3:11) How do we define mental health problem?(7:00) What do we work on in therapy?(12:07) Therapist using their humanity as a therapeutic tool(16:00) Corrective emotional experience(17:49) Common vs specific factors that contribute to the effectiveness of therapy(12:09) Classical and operant conditioning(24:02) Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD(29:19) Cognitive dissonance (32:25) Why we stay stuck(37:17) Self-awareness and insight(41:02) Habit change(44:56) Ibogaine treatment for addiction(48:39) Distinct but overlapping aspects of psychedelic experiences and therapy approaches(50:00) AI therapists and how to find the right therapist for you(57:38) Combining therapy and psych medications(01:02:12) Psychedelic accelerated psychotherapy Email us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
4/19/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 23 seconds
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Psychedelic clinical trials (psilocybin, LSD, etc) with Dr. Paul Thielking

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined again by Dr. Paul Thielking.  Paul is a psychiatrist, palliative care physician, zen practitioner, and the chief scientific officer at Novamind. Paul joins the show to talk about psychedelic clinical trials. (2:15) Introduction to the topic(4:11) Cedar Clinical Research(4:45) What is a clinical trial?(10:42) The unique challenges of psychedelic clinical trials and regulating psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy(15:09) Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS)(18:06) The therapy part of psychedelic-assisted therapy(24:13) How important is integration support after psychedelic experience(26:33) The resources required to do psychedelic-assisted therapy(29:55) The challenges of training enough therapists to do psychedelic-assisted therapy (36:11) Psychedelic medicine accessibility and scaleability (39:25) Placebo-controlled double-blind psychedelic studies (44:02) Handling and accounting for disappointment when a trial participant gets the placebo(49:11) Investigator initiated studies(52:28) Compassionate use and expanded access(55:45) What types of psychedelics are being studied in clinical trialsEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
4/12/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 1 second
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Communication is everything!

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison have a conversation about communication. Clear, effective communication is so important in this episode we do our best to explore why. We talk about communication styles, how to navigate conflict, the power of deep listening, the difference between empathy and compassion, and so much more!(1:23) Introduction to the topic(4:11) Stories behind conflict and the Gottmans(6:54) Communication is everything and the many ways we communicate(9:49) The importance of listening(11:52) Empathy and compassion(20:40) Reflective listening and validation (24:07) Validating children to teach them resilience(28:30) Don't listen to the words, listen to the needs. (31:28) Cultural influences on communication(33:14) Communication styles (aggressive, passive, passive-aggressive, and assertive)(42:24) No More Mr. Nice Guy, by Robert Glover(42:33) Not Nice, by Aziz Gazipura(45:47) Communicating with yourself and "self-talk"(53:22) How to handle conflict and the 4 horseman of the apocalypse (01:00:15) Never Split the Difference, Chris Voss(01:01:28) Crucial Conversations book(01:01:55) Talking to Crazy, by Mark Goulston(01:03:26) Psychedelics effects on communication Email us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
4/5/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 29 seconds
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Awakening, enlightenment, and self-actualization

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore the concept of psychological and spiritual awakening. Is awakening the same as enlightenment or self-actualization? Does it happen gradually or all at once? How does one know if and when you're enlightened? What role can psychedelic medicine play in the process of awakening or enlightenment? We discuss these questions and so much more in today’s episode:(1:54) Are awakening and enlightenment the same thing? (3:22) Sam Harris(5:29) Effective altruism (6:25) The illusion of self and looking for the looker(12:42) Becoming awake to many things vs THE awakening (14:10) Joseph Goldstein, imperfect gurus, and balance (19:46) Psychedelic experiences and awakening(21:53) Attachments and other obstacles to awakening(25:50) Waking up to shame, fear, and your internal parts (Dick Schwartz)(31:08) Teachings about enlightenment from various religions and ideologies (34:15) Non-separation, the best and worst of humanity, and loving awareness(38:23) The difference between doing and being(40:37) Ayahuasca and ketamine experiences(44:58) Sexual awakening and the body as a vehicle to enlightenment (49:10) Abraham Maslow, self-actualization, and Transcend, by Scott Barry Kaufman(54:21) Getting stuck in the healing process(57:18) The value of ceremony and ritual in the healing process(01:04:09) Stages to enlightenment (01:06:11) Wake Up Now, by Stephan Bodian(01:07:19) After the Ecstasy, the Laundry, by Jack Kornfield(01:07:52) Awareness, by Anthony De Mello(01:07:56) Letting Go, by David R. Hawkins(01:08:16) The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle(01:08:31) No Bad Parts, by Richard SchwartzEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
3/29/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 59 seconds
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Microbiome, gut-brain connection, & mental health with Dr. Amy de la Garza

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined for the second time on the show by Dr. Amy de la Garza to talk about the gut microbiome and the gut-brain connection. Amy is a board-certified family practice physician who provides specialized care for patients with behavioral health and SUD diagnoses. She uses an integrative approach sometimes called “lifestyle medicine”, which addresses nutrition, movement, sleep, stress management and social connection. Amy is also the Medical Director of the Novamind Salt Lake City, UT clinic. They discuss the following topics:(1:30) Introduction to topic(3:00) What is the gut microbiome? (5:16) Can mental illness be attributed to problems with the gut microbiome? (6:10) Studies about probiotic use and depression(8:30) The gut's affect on the HPA axis(9:55) "Leaky gut" or gut hyperpermeability and auto immune conditions(14:50) How the gut interacts with the vagus nerve(20:00) Neurotransmitter production in the gut(24:45) Short chain fatty acids(26:12) Bacterial endotoxemia, inflammation, and oxidation(28:17) Microbiome and weight management(28:55) Unocking the Keto Code, by Steven Gundry(30:39) The dark side of diet culture(32:50) Why don't we all have a perfectly healthy gut microbiome?(33:33) Antibiotic overuse and the utility of probiotics (37:15) Food choices that influence the health of the gut microbiome(38:52) Trauma affects the microbiome (45:00) What can you do to improve gut health? (47:00) Stop drinking soda and start drinking water(50:45) Quality sleep(54:15) Adaptive responses to stress and our episode on triggers (56:11) Stress management and the gut(01:05:18) The healthcare profession is not conducive to healthEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
3/22/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 25 seconds
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TRIGGERED! Now what?

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore how you can use those moments when you are triggered as opportunities for personal exploration, insight, and growth. They discuss the following topics:(1:35) Introduction to the topic(4:44) Why avoidance of triggers is not a useful strategy (8:50) What is spiritual bypassing?(10:48) The Science of Enlightenment, by Shinzen Young(13:12) Triggers show us the work we need to do(14:45) Triggers and meditation (17:37) Trigger warnings(21:21) Sometimes you need to retreat from triggers(22:30) Habitual responses to triggers(23:00) Atomic Habits, by James Clear(23:02) The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg  (27:08) Cold plunging (30:43) Transference, defense mechanisms, and projection(34:03) Compassionate inquiry by Gabor Mate(37:51) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and opposite action(41:08) Process of self-exploration (42:39) How to handle triggers in relationships(46:21) Physical pain(50:47) PTF: Hannah Cross, LCSW, on Sex, Tantra, Psychedelics, and making relationships work(51:02) Existential Kink, by Carolyn Elliott(53:20) The Obstacle is the Way, by Ryan Holiday(55:23) Don't be ashamed of your triggersEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
3/15/202258 minutes, 54 seconds
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What is ADHD and what can we do about it?

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore the causes of, symptoms of, and treatment options for ADHD. They discuss the following topics:(3:00) Introduction to the topic(5:47) What is ADHD? What are the symptoms?(8:38) Executive functioning and ADHD(11:02) Emotional dysregulation in ADHD(18:50) Thinking of ADHD on a spectrum of functioning(21:11) Pros and cons of the ADHD label(24:46) Possible causes of ADHD(27:13) The role that trauma plays in the development of ADHD(28:58) Differing manifestation of symptoms in boys vs girls(33:14) Outliers, by Malcom Gladwell(34:45) Sleep disruption and ADHD(39:00) What ADHD is NOT(40:50) Stimulants(42:30) The differences in attention problems with ADHD vs anxiety or depression (46:33) The strengths of ADHD(48:48) Mismatch between brain type and environment(50:25) Kelley Starrett and the importance of movement for learning(56:13) Ecstatic dance(59:19) Treatments for ADHD (01:22:37) Dr. Russell Barkely(01:22:53) ADHD Alien comic(01:23:09) How to ADHD YouTube channel (01:24:03) Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)(01:24:15) Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)Email us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
3/8/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 2 seconds
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Hannah Cross, LCSW, on Sex, Tantra, Psychedelics, and making relationships work

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined for the third time on the show by Hannah Cross to discuss sex, tantra, psychedelics, and making relationships work.  Hannah is a licensed clinical social worker, expert therapist, reiki master, yoga teacher, ecstatic dance facilitator, and super cool. They discuss the following topics:(1:45) Introduction to the topic(2:58) What is tantra? (5:30) Reserving and channeling sexual energy and "no fap"(9:57) Non-monogamy and polyamory (13:03) David Deida(15:34) Relationship to self and synchronizing your life with a partner  (18:15) Aubrey Marcus and his polyamorous phase(21:07) The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships, by Neil Strauss(21:42) The Ethical Slut, by Janet Hardy and Dossie Easton(21:54) Come as you are, by Emily Nagoski(21:55) Esther Perel's books (22:01) Sex at Dawn, by Christopher Ryan(23:10) Navigating the challenges of romanticism (24:15) Steve reflects on his marriage(25:49) Divorce, break-ups, and conscious uncoupling (27:38) Grow As We Go, by Ben Platt(28:04) The "soul" of a relationship (31:00) Polarizing energies in a relationship (feminine and masculine, yin and yang)(37:40) Kink and BDSM(38:52) Existential Kink, by Carolyn Elliott(41:35) Sex, Love, and Goop on Netflix(45:00) The power of sensuality(46:16) Embodiment (47:10) Journeys of Embodiment at the Intersection of Body and Culture, by Niva PiranEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
3/1/202251 minutes, 35 seconds
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Dr. Erica Baiden on the need for diversity, equity, and inclusion in psychedelic medicine

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Erica Baiden, MD. Erica is a family medicine physician who is passionate about providing evidence-based care using an integrative, patient-centered approach. They explore issues related to diversity, equity, representation, and inclusion in mental healthcare broadly and in psychedelic medicine specifically. They discuss the following topics:(2:36) Erica introduces herself(4:32) Serving underserved populations and the need for diverse representation among medical/mental healthcare professionals(5:30) How Erica developed her passion for safe, compassionate, humane, and destigmatizing healthcare (10:25) How do we decide what to pathologize and being sensitive to neurodiversity (13:13) Educating clinicians in cultural competence(15:34) Generational differences in cultural sensitivity and mental health stigma (18:16) Erica's medical practice philosophy (19:39) Your Symphony of Selves, by James Fadiman(20:49) BIPOC history of medicinal, spiritual, and ceremonial use of psychedelics (24:00) Should we change the name "psychedelic" to something that better represents what these substances do?(25:25) Dr. Carl Hart and the war on drugs(26:37) The importance of representation among psychedelic therapy facilitators(30:17) Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace, by Angel Kyodo Williams(33:06) The People of Color Psychedelic Collective (POCPC)(33:09) Psychedelic Liberation Collective(33:25) Maria Sabina(34:18) Fireside Project(34:23) The Ancestor Project(34:26) Women on Psychedelics(37:00) The potential professional risks of working in the psychedelic medicine space(39:01) Claudio Naranjo(42:50) Diversity and representation in clinical trials Email us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
2/22/202247 minutes, 25 seconds
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Kyle Buller from Psychedelics Today on NDEs, breathwork, & training psychedelic therapists

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Kyle Buller from Psychedelics Today. Kyle is a mental health counselor, transpersonal breathwork instructor, and psychedelic therapy educator. Co-founded by Kyle and Joe Moore, Psychedelics Today is an education platform committed to exploring and discussing the field of psychedelics and non-ordinary states of consciousness.  They discuss the following topics:(1:47) Introductions and how Kyle got interested in transpersonal psychology(3:32) Kyle's near-death experience (9:16) DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences, by Rick Strassman(9:58) Similarities between NDEs and psychedelic experiences (14:15) Psychedelic compounds without the psychedelic experience(16:06) What is transpersonal psychology? (17:45) Dr. Stan Grof and trusting the process(23:35) When should a therapist intervene in the process?(26:28) Appropriate therapeutic touch in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP)(27:58) To Redeem One Person Is to Redeem the World: The Life of Frieda Fromm-Reichmann, by Gail Hornstein(33:05) The origins of Psychedelics Today(39:44) Breathwork and psychedelics(42:02) Pros and cons of at-home ketamine treatments(45:48) Rebirthing process in breathwork(51:56) What is a "spiritual emergency"?(59:23) How to support someone with integration of a transformative experience?(1:05:53) Vital psychedelic therapy training program from Psychedelics Today(1:09:04) What might be required to become a certified psychedelic therapist?Email us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
2/15/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 29 seconds
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Cultivating stillness in a chaotic world

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore what it takes to cultivate stillness in our chaotic modern world. They discuss the following topics:(1:12) Blaise Pascal and the challenge of being alone with oneself (7:32) Bad habits, the monkey mind, and cognitive-behavioral therapy(10:54) Be Here Now, by Ram Dass(10:55) The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle(12:00) Yoga Sutras of Patanjali(14:47) Meditation research on open vs focused practices(16:59) Waking Up meditation app with Sam Harris(17:38) Staying present(20:50) Psychedelics and their effect on the default mode network(23:45) Flow states(24:30) The Art of Impossible, by Steven Kolter(30:43) Mindful eating(33:41) Urge surfing(39:12) Compassionate awareness (40:45) Journaling for introspection (41:30) Physical practices for cultivating presence (44:30) Integration of transcendent experiences Email us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
2/8/202251 minutes, 4 seconds
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Anger issues

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore the the many facets of anger. They discuss the following topics:(1:44) Steve's story of coping with anger(7:47) What is the function of anger?(9:00) When the Body Says No, by Gabor Mate (10:13) The problem with being too "nice"(11:24) Emotions have a bodily felt sense(12:23) Bodily maps of emotions(13:13) Emotions are connected to an underlying need(14:39) Conditioning affects how we process emotions like anger(17:01) Primary, secondary, and instrumental emotions(26:55) Self-compassion in the face of the challenges of dealing with anger(27:53) Riding the waves of emotion(30:00) The two types of anger(32:05) Anger management(33:55) The ART of emotion processing(35:08) The corrective emotional experience afforded by MDMA-assisted psychotherapy (38:00) Healing trauma by addressing the entire nervous system(40:38) The 3 "As" of emotion processing(42:15) Validating emotions(45:05) Kristen Neff on self-compassion(47:40) Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, by John Gottman(50:33) Process of emotional self-exploration (53:33) Fundamental human needs and self-actualization/enlightenment (57:40) Ram Dass(59:45) Dealing with anger in others(1:00:02) Talking to Crazy, by Mark Goulston (1:00:25) Defense mechanisms against angerEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/novamind_inc/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
2/1/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 53 seconds
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What causes depression and can psychedelics help?

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore the topic of depression and whether or not psychedelic medicine can help treat it.  They discuss the following topics:(4:20) PTF Podcast Episode on anxiety(4:50) Defining depression. What it is and what it isn't.(7:55) DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder(10:08) Depression manifests in many different ways(10:43) Depression as an "illness" or "brain disease"(14:45) PTF Podcast Episode on personality and psychedelics (16:09) Depression and suicidal ideation (18:08) Biological causes of depression(24:07) Psychological causes of depression (32:12) Psychotherapy for depression(34:14)  Neuromodulation for depression (e.g., TMS)(39:02) ECT for depression (40:53) Ketamine treatment for depression(42:46) Psychedelics will not do the work for you(45:00) Stumbling on Happiness, by Dan Gilbert (48:06) The many sources one can turn to for help(53:35) The qualities to look for in a professional helper Email us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
1/25/202259 minutes, 2 seconds
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Can psychedelics change your personality?

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore whether or not a psychedelic medicine can change your personality.  They discuss the following topics:(2:24) Alter states for altered traits (3:03) Nature vs Nurture (7:00) Difference between personality and temperament (9:00) Jerome Kagan's, PhD, work on the link between temperament and personality development(9:40) Personality theories of the early psychoanalysts, Freud, Jung, and Adler(14:04) "Ego" and how psychedelic medicine can lead to personality changes(18:05) Why personality changes are so difficult (21:20) The concept of "do your own research"(23:55) How your decisions and what you focus on shapes personality development(25:47) Why change can be hard(28:39) Phineas Gage and how brain injury and disease affect personality(33:39) How to we measure personality traits?(35:35) Jordan Peterson's Understand Myself personality test(38:05) "Dandelion" vs "Orchid" children(42:58) How psychedelics are correlated with personality factor changes (51:00) Playing to your strengths rather than trying to be someone you are not(52:00) Quiet, by Susan CainEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
1/18/202255 minutes, 3 seconds
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Modern technology and mental health

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore the current state of modern technology as it interfaces with mental health and mental healthcare. They discuss the following topics:(1:30) Reid's experience with COVID-19(4:09) Genetic testing and Dr. Rhonda Patrick at Found My Fitness (5:48) GenoPalate and DNA Fit genetic reports(6:50) Digital phenotype and the quantified self(8:45) Sleep tracking devices like the Oura Ring(9:02) The Quantified Scientist YouTube channel (10:45) Eight Sleep mattress (12:50) Medium article: In VR, You Can Become Your Own Psychologist(16:15) The effects of embodiment and disembodiment in VR and with psychedelics (18:53) VR exposure therapy treatment for phobias and PTSD(24:36) The healing potential of the psychedelic experience(26:04) Reid's Instagram and Steve's Instagram(26:44) VR psychedelic experience like Tripp VR and Soundself(28:33) Big Tent Ketamine Google Group(29:23) Psychedelics Today blog post: No, VR Will Not Give You a Psychedelic Trip(32:16) Artificial intelligence (AI) therapists and chatbots like Youper and Woebot(38:35) Somryst app for insomnia(39:11) Biofeedback and Neurofeedback treatment for mental health conditions (42:15) The utility of self-help apps for tracking and improving mental health(44:58) AliveCor personal EKG(47:10) Advantages of telehealth (50:18) Virtual reality therapy for refractory auditory verbal hallucinations in schizophrenia: A pilot clinical trial(55:35) Immersive entertainment technology (59:44) Tristan Harris and the Your Undivided Attention podcastEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
1/11/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 26 seconds
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What is integrative medicine with Dr. Amy de la Garza

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Amy de la Garza. Amy is the Substance Use Disorder Program Director at Novamind and the Medical Director of the Salt Lake City clinic. Amy is a board-certified family practice physician who for the last 10 years has been providing specialized integrative healthcare for behavioral health, substance use, and a variety of other conditions. They discuss the following topics:(2:11) The various terms used for integrative medicine(3:00) What's the difference with integrative medicine? (6:24) Integrative medicine vs system-specific specialization(12:45) Human health from an evolutionary perspective(15:10) Self-compassion in a society that makes it difficult to be healthy(17:10) The need for education and support to help people make better health choices(18:30) The Evolution of Medicine, by James Maskell(18:55) Community medicine and group medical visits (25:18) Integrative/Functional medicine approach to treating depression(29:30) Meeting the client where they are and making small changes to start(34:50) Culinary medicine(37:48) In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan(38:08) Gut microbiome, fecal transplants, and mental health(40:42) Health obsession, optimization, and orthorexia (43:00) Flexibility approach to nutrition (47:23) Lifestyle medicine(49:18) Integrative medicine is evidence-based(53:35) Acupuncture (01:00:40) The possibilities with integrative plus psychedelic medicine (01:04:57) Active vs passive healing Email us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
1/4/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 45 seconds
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Essential qualities and skills of the psychedelic therapist

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss qualities and skills they think are essential for therapists who provide psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. They cover the following topics:(1:15) Introduction to the topic(3:21) The art and science of psychedelic trip-sitting episode(3:44) The value of the podcast media platform (6:27) Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything, by Geneen Roth(7:14) Being present and attentive(10:17) Transference, countertransference, and awareness of your triggers(10:50) Strategic use of silence(12:55) The art and science of psychotherapy(17:07) The importance of doing your own work as a therapist(17:58) Developing Guidelines and Competencies for the Training of Psychedelic Therapists, by Janis Phelps(18:16) Empathetic abiding presence (19:25) Trust enhancement (23:50) Spiritual intelligence (27:15) Knowledge of the physical and psychological affects of psychedelics (31:30) Therapist self-awareness and ethical integrity (34:04) Proficiency in complementary techniques(35:34) The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide, by James Fadiman and infectious energy(39:25) Patience, compassion, and intuition (41:00) The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on The Tibetan Book of the Dead, by Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, and Richard AlpertEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
12/28/202147 minutes, 17 seconds
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Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics conference recap

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison give a report on their recent trip to the Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics conference in New York. They discuss the following topics:(1:40) Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics(1:52) MeetDelic conference  (6:00) The diverse ways in which psychedelic medicine is being research and brought to the people(8:33) MAPS Public Benefit Corporation  (10:42) Proposed REMS for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD(16:33) Oregon Psilocybin Services Act ballot measure 109(18:19) The challenges of combing ancient practices with modern medicine and giving credit where credit is due and cultural appropriation (21:40) Enthea non-profit dedicated to proving insurance coverage for psychedelic therapies(23:19) North Star(29:10) Laying the groundwork for the delivery of psychedelic medicine once it's FDA approved (33:14) Gul Dolen's research on "Critical periods" for learning and change opened up by psychedelics  (38:13) Matt Johnson's research grant(38:55) How to Do the Work, by Nicole LePera(40:10) Be cautious about making big changes immediately following a psychedelic experience (42:33) Psychedelics, mindfulness, and contemplative practices episode(44:20) TiHKAL and PiHKAL(46:13) Hamilton Morris and 5MEO-DMT(49:55) Usona Research Institute Email us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
12/21/202157 minutes, 32 seconds
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Psychedelic-inspired work-life balance with Jeremiah Robison

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Jeremiah Robison to talk about work-life balance. Jeremiah is the Founder and CEO of Shroom Beach, a psychedelic-inspired clothing company that donates 10% of its profits to fund psychedelic medicine research. They discuss the following topics:(1:40) Introduction to the topic(3:41) Beloved Shirts, Flex Living, and Shroom Beach(7:50) Entrepreneurship and "hustle culture"(11:53) Finding your purpose episode (11:54) Balancing between effort and ease(14:08) The middle way episode(16:38) Attention, intention, action(22:55) How plant medicine has affected Jeremiah's relationships(29:21) Reflections on Alan Watts and Ram Dass and their teachings(36:00) "Clean" vs "dirty" fuel sources for motivationEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
12/14/202140 minutes, 4 seconds
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Anxiety: Why we worry and what to do about it

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore anxiety. They discuss the following topics:(1:39) Introduction to the topic(3:27) What is an anxiety disorder?(5:45) Distress vs. Eustress (7:10) Functional vs. Dysfunctional procrastination  (8:55) The role of avoidance in perpetuating dysfunctional anxiety(12:56) Anxiety management skills (18:00) Evolutionary perspectives on anxiety (21:43) Cognitive distortions (25:10) Somatic grounding techniques (27:15) Exposure therapy for anxiety(34:27) MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD(36:35) The role of medicines in treating anxiety(42:00) How is psychedelic medicine different than current psych meds?Email us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
12/7/202148 minutes, 26 seconds
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Taking the middle way in a polarized world

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore the concept of the "middle way" and the need for balance in an increasingly polarized wold. They discuss the following topics:(1:23) Introduction to the topic(3:03) Egyptian weighing of the heart ceremony and letting go (6:03) Middle way between asceticism and indulgence (8:13) Self-harm  (11:25) Dialectical Behavior Therapy and the middle way (11:58) Taoism and the perils of "do your best" (16:13) What you resist persists (23:20) Aristotle's "golden mean" and the concept of yin/yang (26:20) What does walking the middle way look like practically?  (29:35) Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's concept of Flow (29:48) The Art of Impossible by Steven Kotler  (30:53) The middle way is not inaction or passivity  (35:55) Giving others and yourself the benefit of the doubt  (41:00) Qualities of "the sage" (44:13) The beginner's mind Email us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
11/30/202147 minutes, 25 seconds
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Navigating spiritual emergencies with Hannah Cross

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined for the second time by Hannah Cross to explore psycho-spiritual emergencies. Hannah is a licensed clinical social worker, therapist, reiki master, yoga teacher, and all-around awesome person.  They discuss the following topics:(1:22) Disclaimer about this topic(3:52) Spiritual emergency defined(8:26) A course in miracles (10:46) The healing, expanding potential of a spiritual emergency  (13:26) What does a spiritual emergency feel like? (15:18) Pain in the context of a spiritual emergency  (19:45) Spiritual emergency as a death and rebirth  (21:50) Pema Chodron (24:08) The psychedelic origin of Alcoholics Anonymous  (27:11) How do you navigate a spiritual emergency? (30:58) Mormon Stories Podcast (30:59) Mormon Expression Podcast(37:47) Holotropic breathwork  (42:25) Should we try to evoke spiritual emergencies? (45:23) What's the difference between spiritual emergencies and psychosis?  (48:07) Carl Jung's Red BookEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
11/23/202151 minutes, 13 seconds
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Meet Delic psychedelic conference recap

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison give a recap of their experience at the Meet Delic conference in Las Vegas. Meet Delic is an annual conference for psychedelic wellness and business industry professionals.  They discuss the following topics:(1:30) What psychedelic industry conferences are like (3:45) Area 15 and Meow Wolf(5:50) inHarmony and BioAcoustic Mat(6:44) Tripp VR app(7:34) SoundSelf VR experience(9:19) Laura Dawn shamanic life coach talked about psychedelics and creative problem-solving(12:14) Dr. Molly Maloof talked about using psychedelics for sexual dysfunction (14:07) The promise of MDMA for couples counseling, especially where PTSD is involved(16:29) Dr. John Gottman and couples counseling(17:24) Heroic Hearts Project(18:24) The efficacy of microdosing (22:19) Duncan Trussel and the value of comedy in society (24:58) The Midnight Gospel (27:41) Pete Holmes and his book Comedy, Sex, God(28:50) Bill Burr and using mushrooms to help with his anger(30:56) Aubrey Marcus (34:20) Hemplucid CBD products(37:17) Psychedelics and body-based healingEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
11/16/202144 minutes, 1 second
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Sleep, eat, and move your way to better mental health

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss how sleep, nutrition, and physical fitness habits affect mental wellness. They discuss the following topics:(1:10) Introduction to the topic(3:10) The importance of good sleep for mental health(3:21) Why We Sleep, by Matthew Walker(4:27) Breath, by James Nestor(6:17) The Quantified Scientist, Rob ter Horst on YouTube(8:35) Tips for high quality sleep(9:50) Pros and cons of supplements and medications for sleep(16:10) Managing dopamine for motivation (drugs, sex, porn, video games, food, etc)(21:45) The Molecule of More, by Daniel Lieberman and Michael Long(21:46) Dopamine Nation, by Anna Lembke(24:35) Steve's recovery from video game addiction (26:45) Hormones and mental health (esp testosterone) (31:20) Art of Manliness host Brett McKay improves testosterone naturally(34:45) Light therapy for depression and the importance of Vit D(37:58) Wired to Eat, by Robb Wolf(39:54) In Defense of Food, by Michale Pollan(41:31) Paleo and Ketogenic diets(47:45) The End of Alzheimers, by Dale Bredesen(48:32) The perils of nutrition rules (e.g., re: eating disorders)(54:25) Physical fitness for mental healthEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
11/9/20211 hour, 25 seconds
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Psychedelic healing in life and business with Hemplucid

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by both the CEO and VP of Hemplucid, Chase Hudson and Tayln Stratton. Hemplucid is a company specializing in hemp-basded wellness products. Chase and Tayln have built a passionate, humanistic, purpose-driven business culture. They discuss the following topics:(1:20) Chase and Tayln introduce themselves and Hemplucid (4:50) The psychedelic origin story of Hemplucid's purpose-driven culture(8:00) The healing potential of CBD and THC(11:24) Hemplucid's involvement in a Lamar Odom's documentary about his psychedelic healing journey(16:45) Chase's healing experience with Ibogaine(19:48) State and trait changes brought on by psychedelic medicine (22:14) How offering their employees access to ketamine-assisted psychotherapy has helped Hemplucid cultivate purpose-driven culture(32:09) It's time for society to wake up(34:17) The power of somatic experiencing in psychotherapy(36:10) Psychedelic Somatic Institute(42:11) The unhealthy effects of social media and constant media engagement (42:55) Dr. Jean Twenge(47:00) The importance of screen-free time for children (53:11) Psychedelics can give you an experience that provides and "embodied knowing"(54:25) Chase's healing ayahuasca experience (01:02:00) The challenge and importance of integration after a psychedelic experienceEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
11/2/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 8 seconds
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Shamanism and modern medicine with Dr. Alan Davis

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Alan Davis, MD. Alan is a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician and shamanic practitioner. They cover the following topics:(1:38) Alan introduces himself(2:38) What does "shamanism" mean?(4:55) Shamanic initiations (10:00) What is "Core Shamanism"?(12:38) The role of ceremony in shamanic practice(15:20) The importance of mindset and setting when going into a plant medicine ceremony(16:50) How to navigate the fear of purging in a plant medicine ceremony(21:48) The concept of oneness and healing by unblocking stuck energy(28:50) Being a shaman doesn't make you a saint(31:50) Was Jesus a shaman? (34:25) The role of madness in the shamanic path(38:14) The tools of core shamanism to trigger an altered state(46:30) The importance of practice and "the journey is the point"(52:00) Sound as a portal to non-ordinary states(52:55) How do we merge shamanism and western medicine?(01:07:00) Self Observation, by Red Hawk(01:08:10) Foundation for Shamanic Studies(01:08:57) Society for Shamanic Practice(01:09:56) Shamanic Teachers(01:10:10) The Power Path(01:11:06) The Four Winds Institute(01:11:41) Red flags to watch for when looking for a shamanic teacher/healerEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
10/26/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 42 seconds
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Finding your purpose in life

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss finding purpose, meaning, mental health stigma, and diagnostic labels.  They cover the following topics:(2:44) The pressure to "find your purpose" (4:39) Perhaps the purpose of life is simply to "live"(7:51) Living in alignment with your truest self. Know yourself and follow your bliss. (10:15) Jonathan Fields and the "Sparketype" (12:40) Simon Sinek's TED talk on the "Start With Why" concept(14:05) The "negative" parts of your journey might be the most important parts(15:40) Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl(16:43) Follow your curiosity as a stepping-stone to following your bliss(18:57) There is a need for a balance between "doing" and "being"(20:50) Marcus Aurelius and Stoic philosophy on purpose (21:43) Waking Up Course by Sam Harris (24:15) How mindfulness frees you from unnecessary suffering (25:29) The risks of over-identifying with diagnostic labels (33:28) The benefits of making a diagnosis (39:59) Nature AND nurture influences who we become(45:34) Let go of the parts of you that are not yours(50:15) Jay Shetty(51:56) Jim Collins, From Good to Great(53:25) IkigaiEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
10/19/202156 minutes, 44 seconds
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Psychedelics, mindfulness, and contemplative practices

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined for the second time by Dr. Paul Theilking, MD. Paul is a psychiatrist, zen practitioner, and Chief Scientific Officer at Novamind. They cover the following topics:(2:45) What is a contemplative practice? (4:38) Contemplative practices go by many names (e.g., "spiritual") (10:45) Mindfulness and the mystical experience(16:55) Paul discusses mindfulness form a Zen perspective (20:44) The Zen practice of Koan contemplation(24:00) What it means to "practice" mindfulness(27:25) The difference between resisting and not resisting the contents of the present moment(32:40) Is the mindful state of non-striving compatible with accomplishing goals? (39:17) Why are contemplative practices often used for integration after psychedelics?(47:22) Yoga as a contemplative practice (53:28) Contemplative practices and the purpose of life(01:00:16) The neuroscience of mindfulness(01:02:55) Mindfulness and psychedelics help us understand the "self"Email us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
10/12/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 32 seconds
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Self-compassion, forgiveness, and judgment detox

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss self-compassion, why it is so hard (but so important) to forgive, and how to detox from judgement. They cover the following topics:(1:29) The pitfalls of the self-esteem movement(3:47) Self-compassion vs. self-love/-esteem(6:49) Scrupulosity and OCD (9:09) The contributors to the development of the internal critic (12:05) The distinction between shame vs. guilt(15:55) The nature of human judgement(17:49) Stigma, biases, and judgement around psychedelics and other drugs(18:50) Dr. Carl Hart and Drug Use for Grown-Ups(21:35) Thinking critically, evaluating assumptions, and updating beliefs(23:46) Defining compassion being worthy of love(24:50) Dr. Kristen Neff's work on self-compassion(29:25) Social media tends to promote negative self-evaluation and using humor as a defense mechanism(35:05) How psychedelic psychotherapy (ketamine in this case) can facilitate self-exploration and healing(38:15) Emotions are powerful signals that give us information that we need to navigate life(45:47) Tara Brach and Radical CompassionEmail us questions and feedback at [email protected] Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
10/5/202146 minutes, 39 seconds
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Fear, suffering, and the value of struggle

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss fear, the difference between pain vs. suffering, and the value of struggle in life. They cover the following topics: (1:02) Steve recounts his recent experience with fear on a mountaineering trip(9:30) Steve tells the story of navigating a frightening cannabis experience (12:45) Fear is a warning signal. What we resist persists. The only way out is through.  (15:45) Awareness and mindfulness allows us to navigate difficult emotions(17:05) Coping with fear using mindfulness is a skill that can be developed using deliberate practice  (22:00) Using mindfulness to develop emotional resilience (e.g., "progressive overload")(24:04) The Tools, by Phil Stutz (26:00) Take the Stairs, by Rory Vaden and "do it scared". The "equation" for burnout(27:55) Discipline Equals Freedom, by Joko Willink (29:29) Embrace emotions and take inspired action with compassion(31:20) How therapists/guides can help people through difficult psychedelic experiences (33:44) Existential fears and how we cope with them(40:38) Looking at sad things through loving eyes(41:30) Pain vs Suffering(45:00) Psychedelics can offer a therapeutic "death" experience (47:15) Reid talks about his encounter with death during an ayahuasca ceremony (49:30) Perspective and awareness can have a calming effect  Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
9/28/202154 minutes, 2 seconds
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Burnout and the wounded healer

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Paul Theilking, MD. Paul is a psychiatrist, zen practitioner, and Chief Scientific Officer at Novamind. They discuss healthcare provider burnout and other unique challenges of being in the helping/healing professions. (1:20) Paul introduces himself (3:11) What is burnout? (10:00) Connection is key to preventing and/or coping with burnout(11:39) What does a psycholytic ketamine therapy session look like?(11:11) Reducing the stigma of seeking mental healthcare among healthcare workers(14:08) Self-awareness is the first step of burnout prevention (17:03) Compassion fatigue(20:43) The "equation" for burnout (22:14) Compassion fatigue vs emotional boundaries(24:09) Using meditation paired with personal therapeutic work to mitigate burnout(27:41) The importance of mindfulness skill-building and practice (32:20) Cultivating resilience and when it's okay to "quit" or make changes(36:08) The importance of sleep and Michael Pollan's book, This Is Your Mind on Plants(39:25) Non-attachment and mindfulness(47:08) Loving kindness meditation, "Metta", and holding space(52:00) Don't tie your identity to client/patient outcomes(57:46) Self-compassion and the importance of a supportive team/environment for preventing burnoutLearn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
9/21/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 29 seconds
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What is psycholytic ketamine-assisted psychotherapy?

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by returning guest, Vhari Macbeth, CSW, to discuss psycholytic ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP). They cover the following topics:(1:49) Some differences between psycholytic and psychedelic(4:26) Psychedelics assist the therapy process, but don't do the work for you(9:00) Different skills required for psycholytic vs psychedelic-assisted therapy and the importance of the therapeutic relationship(11:39) What does a psycholytic ketamine therapy session look like?(12:10) The advantages and power of group therapy(16:10) The Huberman Lab Podcast(19:34) Dosing a psycholytic session(22:38) What types of conditions do we treat with psycholytic KAP?(24:45) PTF Podcast episode: Treating trauma with psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy (29:03) Ketamine's effect on cognition and neuroplasticity (32:05) Non-sleep deep rest and yoga nidra(38:55) Some drawbacks or challenges of KAP(40:15) PTF Podcast episode: Psychedelics, psychosis, & the abuse potential of ketamine(43:10) Horizons 2017: Phil Wolfson's talk on ketamine(50:13) Ketamine can contribute to therapeutic breakthroughs (54:50) Comparing, combining, and sequencing different psychedelics therapeutically Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
9/14/202158 minutes, 40 seconds
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Treating trauma with psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Hannah Cross, LCSW, to discuss how psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy is used to treat trauma. They cover the following topics:(1:00) Hannah introduces herself. Wild Sunflower Counseling  (1:45) How is trauma defined? (3:25) "Little t" vs. "Big T" trauma(8:35) How trauma affects the mind, nervous system, and body. The Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D. (12:12) The three E's of trauma(12:28) Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for PTSD (14:31) Understanding and treating trauma from a "parts work" perspective (18:35) MAPS and MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD(29:10) Trauma Release Exercises (TRE) and trauma trapped in the body(34:10) The breath is the barometer and remote control of the mind(37:00) Episode on how to integrate a psychedelic experience (37:10) Trance/Ecstatic dance for embodied healing (41:20) Processing and releasing damned up emotion (e.g., using ayahuasca and ketamine)(42:48) Reclaiming your identity/voice after trauma (45:18) How ketamine-assisted psychotherapy is used to treat trauma(51:48) Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy can provide corrective experiences(55:13) MDMA shows promise as a couples therapy enhancer (57:26) The challenges of treating trauma as a clinician Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
9/7/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 41 seconds
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Treating eating disorders with ketamine-assisted psychotherapy

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss how ketamine-assisted psychotherapy is used to treat eating disorders. They cover the following topics:(1:00) The combination of nature and nurture that leads to the development of disordered eating and eating disorders (2:55) Holy Anorexia, by Rudolph M. Bell(4:00) Center for Change eating disorder clinic(4:41) "Manorexia"-- eating disorders in males are under-recognized (7:45) Biological underpinnings of eating disorders(11:26) Environmental pressures and unnatural foods contribute to disordered eating  (14:20) The Molecule of More, by  Daniel Z. Lieberman and Michael E. Long(15:55) Women, Food, and God, by Geneen Roth  (16:23) Radical Acceptance, by Tara Brach (19:50) Reasons eating disorders are difficult to treat and heal from(22:00) Health at any size and the limitations of BMI as a metric of health (25:10) Using psychedelics to treat eating disorders and why they might be effective (31:50) The importance of supportive others (like family) in eating disorder recovery and rethinking the word "burden"(40:34) High doses and multiple sessions might be required for psychedelic-assisted therapy for eating disorders  (44:20) We need to be more proactive in screening for eating disorders and disordered eating (e.g., the SCOFF questionnaire)(46:27) Orthorexia  (49:15) Yin & Yang, Masculine & Feminine, and balance (53:30) Journeys of Embodiment at the Intersection of Body and Culture, by Niva PiranLearn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
8/31/202157 minutes, 16 seconds
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Pairing ketamine with EMDR & other therapy methods

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Bob Mcnutt, LCSW, to discuss the how ketamine is combined with a variety of psychotherapy modalities, particularly EMDR. They cover the following topics:(1:50) Bob introduces himself and explains his interest in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy.  becoming a ketamine therapist. (4:20) What is psycholytic vs psychedelic psychotherapy?(9:25) An brief introduction to EMDR(11:03) EMDRIA training for EMDR(11:55) The role of exposure in EMDR(17:00) Somatic Experiencing by Peter Levine(18:45) Ketamine helps with the "window of tolerance" in therapy(24:13) Why EMDR and ketamine pair well(25:23) What is psychotherapy and why does it work?(31:07) The Shrink Next Door movie(34:02) Ketamine might help clients make better use of therapy and open up to the therapeutic relationship(37:25) Psychedelics pair well with a variety of therapy methods, but it depends on what each individual needs(38:25) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and psychedelics(40:35) The challenges of treating attachment-based trauma vs single-case traumas (48:15) How to Change Your Mind, by Michael Pollan (48:45) Get out of the way of the medicine(51:50) The Yale Manual for Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy of Depression (using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a Therapeutic Frame)(52:05) Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration: A Transtheoretical Model for Clinical Practice(52:53) Hakomi therapy (54:00) Marcela Ot'alora on how to become a psychedelic therapist(58:15) Countertransference, co-regulation, and psychedelic therapy (1:02:50) Summary of therapies that might pair well with psychedelics Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
8/24/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 2 seconds
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Psychedelics, psychosis, & the abuse potential of ketamine

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about the relationship between psychedelics and psychosis and discuss the abuse potential of ketamine. They cover the following topics:(0:51) Should we be worried that psychedelics will cause or exacerbate psychosis? (4:00) Psychedelic research is getting more comfortable studying psychedelic treatment for certain psychotic conditions (5:00) Differing views on the nature and needs of a psychotic episode from an ayahuasca ceremony (7:25) Ketamine treatment for dissociative identity disorder (9:38) More research is needed so that we can adeptly apply appropriate psychedelic therapy protocols for serious mental illness.(10:20) The entropic brain theory of mental illness (13:50) The abuse potential of ketamine(16:22) Is ketamine addictive? (19:17) Is ketamine ANTI-addictive? (22:35) The 3 pillars  of ketamine treatment(24:30) Is ketamine safe for long-term use?Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Novamind at https://www.novamind.ca/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
8/17/202130 minutes, 20 seconds
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Consciousness, meaning, and the search for self

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer, Dr. Reid Robison, and Vhari Macbeth, CSW, discuss the concept of the self, multiple "selves", and how we work with "selfhood" in psychedelic medicine. They cover the following topics:(1:50) The hosts talk about their personal quests for meaning and selfhood (4:10) Self-awareness from an evolutionary perspective (6:00) The fear associated with loss of or disconnection from sense of self(6:31) Similarities and differences between psychosis and psychedelic experience(7:41) How a "death" experience can lead to insight and self-awareness (8:30 Separate selves vs. oneness and unity(11:59) After the Ecstasy, The Laundry, by Jack Kornfield (14:44) Psychedelics as initiation tools to get you on the path of self-understanding (16:01) Is ego death required for a meaningful psychedelic experience?(17:00) Jamie Wheal (18:21) The Mystical Experience Questionnaire and the Emotional Breakthrough Inventory (21:00) Multiple "selves" (21:50) Internal Family Systems Your Symphony of Selves, by James Fadiman (30:44) Ram Dass and "shifting the game"Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/#novamind #mentalhealth #psychology #therapy #self #habits #selfcare #meaning #psychedelics  #nmLearn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
8/10/202135 minutes, 58 seconds
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Why do we self-sabotage?

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer, Vhari Macbeth, CSW, and Derick Moody, PA-C, explore the curious phenomenon of self-sabotage. They cover the following topics:(1:30) The various ways we are self-defeating(3:29) The inner healing intelligence and looking internally for answers(4:14) We aren't programmed for success, we're programmed for safety(8:22) Culture influences the hedonic avoidance of pain and pleasure seeking(9:40) How to "practice discomfort" to become more resilient(11:15) Self-sabotage and identity (18:40) Social influences on and aspects of self-sabotage(24:20) Secondary gain and unconscious forces (27:50) Gabor Mate, the relationship between pain and addiction, and self-compassion (29:18) How to build trust in yourself if you don't have it(34:38) The importance of practicing self-love and dealing with the inner critic (37:45) The relationship between values and wellbeing (40:19) David Goggins' book Can't Hurt Me and balance(48:30) Dr. Thayer's Instagram post of the comic about success (49:37) Living a full life instead of trying to be happy all the time(54:16) The Tools by Phil Stutz Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
8/3/202158 minutes, 36 seconds
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The art and science of psychedelic trip-sitting

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Reid Robison, Dr. Steve Thayer, and Derick Moody, PA-C, discuss the art and science of psychedelic trip-sitting. They cover the following topics:(1:24) The distinctions between psychedelic trip-sitting, guiding, and harm reduction. (2:48) Zendo Project  (10:20) When you would want a psychedelic guide vs. a trip-sitter(12:45) Skillset for psychedelic guides and trip-sitters(14:46) Holding space and co-regulation(19:08) The Huberman Lab Podcast (21:00) You don't have to be perfect to be a trip-sitter, therapist, or guide.(21:48) Should trip-sitters, therapists, or guides be required to experience altered states before acting in those roles?(26:34) Tim Ferriss's interview with Marcela Ot'Alora (29:22) Brene Brown on vulnerability (31:48) The importance of validating the experience of others and the principle of "through, not down." (34:30) Safe, supportive touch during a psychedelic experience(36:04) Facilitating the work of the inner healing intelligence (38:05) Handling "bad trips"(41:31) The importance of preparation for a psychedelic experienceLearn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
7/27/202151 minutes, 5 seconds
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Shadow work, unconscious contracts, & unearned wisdom

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Reid Robison and Dr. Steve Thayer explore several aspects of the unconscious mind. They cover the following topics:(1:00) What is the unconscious mind?(2:01) The shadow and unconscious contracts(2:50) How a person's growth can be disruptive to those around them(6:15) Intergenerational trauma, healing, and work with ayahuasca(10:42) Consciousness is like a 3-layered cake (The Science of Enlightenment: Teachings and Meditations for Awakening Through Self-Investigation, by Shinzen Young)(12:15) Carl Jung - "Bewared of unearned wisdom"(13:45) Working with unconscious content from an attachment perspective(16:05) The inner critic(16:50) The 4 Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz(18:54) MAPS MDMA therapist manual(19:11) Internal Family Systems (IFS) psychotherapy methodLearn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
7/20/202122 minutes, 36 seconds
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You have to feel it to heal it

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Reid Robison and Dr. Steve Thayer discuss the many facets of human emotion and how we work with it in psychotherapy. They cover the following topics:(1:14) What are feelings?(2:02) How emotions show up in the body.(2:43) Primary vs secondary emotions.(3:55) Are there bad emotions?(4:55) The repression of feelings.(5:15) Healthy expression of anger.(6:38) Emotional triggers are friends to follow.(8:00) When it's hysterical it's historical.(9:06) What to do when emotionally triggered. Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
7/13/202112 minutes, 31 seconds
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Is the mystical experience necessary for psychedelic healing?

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Reid Robison, Dr. Steve Thayer, and Derick Moody, PA-C discuss whether or not the mystical experience caused by many psychedelic medicines is a necessary factor for the healing they promote. They cover the following topics:(1:10) Nature article about non-psychoactive psychedelics.(4:00) What do we mean by "mystical experience"?(10:07) The entropic brain theory of mental illness (chaos vs order).(12:40) How psychedelics help a mind that is either too chaotic or too controlled.(13:35) The mystical experience and stages of change.(15:00) Ketamine can help with depression without the mystical experience.(15:39) Why the mystical experience is important for psychological change.(20:00) How psychedelics help people connect to meaning.(21:40) What is consciousness?(23:00) Measuring the relationship between the mystical experience and mental health improvements.(23:58) Psychedelics mimic a near death experience and provide similar changes in perspective. (28:07) Psychedelics are both a neurological and phenomenological intervention.(33:37) Different psychedelic compounds cause different mystical experiences.(34:34) The challenging psychedelic experiences can be the most therapeutic. (36:33) The relationship between mystical experiences and changes in psychological traits.(40:30) The "true self" and mental health. (43:00) the utility of psychedelics that don't have the mystical experience. (45:00) Movies and the mystical experience.  Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
7/7/202149 minutes, 15 seconds
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Spirituality and the psychedelic renaissance

Dr. Reid Robison and Dr. Steve Thayer discuss the historically messy relationship between spirituality and modern psychiatry and the role that psychedelics are playing in a spiritual renaissance. They cover the following topics:Scientific American article by Harvard psychologist, David Rosmarin, about psychiatry and spirituality.Sigmund Freud's assertion that religion is a mass delusionPerhaps a spiritual renaissance is happening alongside the psychedelic one The relationship between mental health problems, spirituality, meaning, and purpose.How people are using psychedelics as a tool for spiritual inquiry  The hosts share their personal experiences and thoughts around spiritualityHow to Change Your Mind, by Michael PollanRick Doblin interview on JREThe good Friday experiment Mind/body dualismSpiritual bypassingThe difference between pain vs. suffering and the role of struggle in growthSpirituality vs. religionUsing ketamine as a "chemical mindfulness" toolTara Brach and forgivenessLearn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
6/28/202141 minutes, 37 seconds
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Psychedelics and the inner healing intelligence

Dr. Reid Robison and Dr. Steve Thayer  are joined by Derick Moody, PA-C, to discuss the role that the inner healing intelligence plays in psychedelic medicine. They explore the following topics:What is the inner healing intelligence?The role of the clinician is to foster an ideal environment for the healing process to commence and to remove the obstacles that frustrate that processThe "monkey mind" as an obstacle to psychological healingWhy Zebras Don't Get Ulcers, by Robert ZapolskyPeter Levine and somatic experiencing therapy for traumaThe adaptability and resilience of the human organism The evolutionary mismatch between human psychology and modern society Example of using psychedelics to access the inner healer, collective unconscious, and ancestral wisdom in the movie Black PantherThe psychedelic renaissance as response by the inner-healer on a global scale to social unrestInternal Family Systems (IFS) and "parts work" in therapyThe various qualities of the inner healing intelligenceThe obstacle is the path, the only way out is through Story about deferring to the inner healer during a difficult ayahuasca experienceHow the presence of a supportive other facilitates healing Your Symphony of Selves, by James FadimanHow do we cultivate the inner healing intelligence as a therapist/clinicianLearn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
6/28/202146 minutes, 41 seconds
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How to integrate a psychedelic experience into every-day life

Dr. Reid Robison and Dr. Steve Thayer discuss how to integrate a psychedelic experience into every-day life. They cover the following topics:The transformative potential of the psychedelic experience itselfHow crucial it is to take deliberate actions to make changes prompted by psychedelics stickThe dangers of chasing one ecstatic, psychedelic experience after another without taking time to integrateThe role that proper intention-setting and expectations play in the integration processHow to use meditation for integration How to use mindfulness for integration The difference between pain vs sufferingHow our attachment to technology and internet media is "eating our souls"Yoga and physical activity as an integration strategy The importance of have a supportive person to discuss your experience with (e.g., therapist, guide, knowledgable friend)How to use journaling to process your psychedelic experience The types of psychotherapy approaches that pair well with psychedelics Identifying obstacles that could impede integration and removing themLearn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/joeflanders/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/
6/24/202144 minutes, 46 seconds