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The Psychedelic Podcast

The Psychedelic Podcast connects you to the leaders and pioneers of the psychedelic renaissance. From deep healing to creativity, leadership to spirituality, business, health, human performance, relationships, sexuality, and even culture itself—every aspect of our world is being transformed by psychedelic medicines. Get an inspired, informed, balanced look into how these powerful medicines are already being safely and responsibly used to catalyze both personal and collective transformation. Whether you’re just curious or a seasoned psychonaut, or somewhere in between, you’ll get insightful, practical, cutting-edge conversations from the forefront of the psychedelic movement. Join us as we explore how psychedelics can be integrated into culture for the evolution of humanity.
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Jul 8, 2024

In this episode of The Psychedelic Podcast, host Paul F. Austin welcomes Jillian Acosta to share her transformative healing journey through psychedelics.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-255-jillian-acosta/

Jillian, a registered dietitian, reveals how ketamine and cannabis therapy helped her overcome childhood trauma, disordered eating, and body dysmorphia. She discusses the profound impact of removing her breast implants and offers insights into creating safety within oneself and fostering healthier relationships. Jillian also highlights the power of storytelling and the potential of psychedelics like ayahuasca for deep healing.

Jillian Acosta, a registered dietitian, specializes in functional medicine and the psychology of eating. Owner of the nutrition private practice, The Root Cause Method, she guides clients towards health and vitality in unconventional ways. Jillian believes many of the chronic illnesses exacerbated by obesity are deeply rooted in trauma. In her practice, she collaborates with physicians who administer ketamine, using this powerful tool as a means to help her clients transform their relationship with food, feelings and Self. Uprooting what shapes our relationship with food is essential, in her experience, for reversing and preventing chronic illness, and can lead to true embodiment, fulfillment, and connection.

Highlights:

  • Jillian's journey of healing and transformation
  • Using psychedelics for eating disorder recovery
  • The Garden: Jillian’s one-on-one program
  • Unlocking self-love through the hidden gifts in the wound
  • The profound healing experience of removing breast implants
  • Creating safety: transforming relationships
  • Approaching conversations about eating disorders with loved ones
  • Specific medicines for healing eating disorders
  • Defining the Root Cause Method

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Jul 1, 2024

In this episode of The Psychedelic Podcast, host Paul F. Austin welcomes retired Navy SEAL commander Mark Divine.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-254-mark-divine/

Mark shares his journey to becoming a SEAL, emphasizing the transformative power of meditation and nature. He discusses the role of preparatory work, such as meditation and therapy, before engaging with psychedelics and highlights how these practices help navigate intense psychedelic states. Mark also delves into his daily practices, ongoing PhD research in global leadership, and his upcoming book 'Uncommon,' which focuses on principles for an extraordinary life.

Mark Divine is an entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, philanthropist, and one of the world’s top leadership and coaching experts. After a successful 20-year career as a Navy SEAL and SEAL Commander, Mark was hired by the Navy to create a nationwide coaching and leadership program for the SEALs. The bold goal of this program was to give the SEALs the best leadership and mental management tools in the world—to help them forge unbeatable SEAL teams that achieve mission success in the most stressful and challenging environments on earth.

Mark’s leadership and coaching program for the SEALs was so effective that it’s now being used outside of the Navy by top CEOs, Fortune 100 companies, USA Olympics, elite universities, major league sports franchises, celebrities, and successful individuals worldwide.

Mark is the author of five best-selling books and hosts a #1-ranked podcast, “Mark Divine’s Unbeatable Mind.” He founded five successful companies: Unbeatable Mind, SEALFIT, NavySEALs.com, USCrossFit, and the award-winning Coronado Brewing Company in California.

As a philanthropist, Mark founded the Courage Foundation to help wounded Veterans who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS). Recently, Mark and his team at the Courage Foundation set a world record by completing over 22 million burpees to raise awareness, support, and funding for Veteran heroes.

Highlights:

  • Meditation, martial arts, and becoming a Navy SEAL commander
  • What it means to be a warrior
  • Approaching psychedelics with integrity
  • Taking control of your mind
  • Integrating Eastern and Western mind-body practices
  • Staying grounded in a chaotic world
  • Mark’s new book, “Uncommon”

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Jun 17, 2024

In this episode of The Psychedelic Podcast, host Paul F. Austin talks with Stephanie Wang, founder and CEO of KA! Empathogenics.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-252-stephanie-wang/

Stephanie shares her journey from finance to plant medicine, including her involvement at The Alchemist's Kitchen.

Paul and Stephanie discuss the unique benefits of kanna, its comparison to SSRIs, and KA!'s intentional branding. Stephanie also highlights the importance of education and community in the kanna space. She closes by sharing her vision for KA!, touching on exciting new research into kanna.

Stephanie Wang is passionate about the power of plants and evolving consciousness. She is the Founder and CEO of KA! Empathogenics, with a mission to restore full-spectrum aliveness for all beings. KA! offers 100% plant-based empathogenic supplements featuring kanna - a heart-opening succulent from South Africa that is clinically proven to activate an immediate sense of grounded energy, helping people feel more alive, capable and connected as they navigate everyday stress.

Previously Stephanie was the President of The Alchemist's Kitchen and Director of Evolver, a conscious lifestyle company in New York. She was also a documentary and narrative film producer. A native Hong Konger, Stephanie began her career in corporate finance on Wall Street and was a number one ranked equity analyst in the retail sector with HSBC Securities, Hong Kong.

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Highlights:

  • From a career in finance to evolving consciousness
  • The evolution of the Evolver Network and The Alchemist’s Kitchen
  • Stephanie’s first kanna experience
  • Kanna as an ally for daily wellbeing, psychedelic integration, and more
  • Is kanna an alternative to SSRIs?
  • KA!’s branding, design, and educational efforts
  • The unique sensation of KA!’s ingredients
  • Stephanie’s vision for KA! and the outlook of future kanna research

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Jun 12, 2024

In this episode of The Psychedelic Podcast, host Paul F. Austin welcomes Brandon Evans, founder of 1heart Journeys, to discuss the transformative power of plant medicine and the importance of community in healing.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-251-brandon-evans/

Brandon shares his journey from tech entrepreneur to leading retreats. He discusses the importance of experience design at 1heart's retreats.

Paul and Brandon explore managing group dynamics, supporting first-time ayahuasca drinkers, and the unique healing environment of Costa Rica. Brandon also reflects on fatherhood and his vision for 1heart's future, focusing on lasting community and personal transformation.

For our listeners: 1heart is offering a free room upgrade when you submit your application for a retreat by June 30, 2024. See their upcoming retreats at 1heart.com.

Brandon Evans is the Founder and Chief Elevation Officer of 1heart. Before 1heart, his path of building large tech companies in New York led him to financial success but lacked greater meaning, fulfillment, and joy. When his article “Lost on Purpose” unexpectedly went viral, Brandon was called to serve all those with similar stories reaching out for support.
Brandon founded 1heart to create new paths for leaders seeking more fulfilling and purpose-driven lives. By elevating the consciousness of powerful leaders, their contributions create greater positive impact, harmony, and balance in the world.
In its 6th year, 1heart's 8-week Living Beyond Program, which includes a 1-week retreat with ayahuasca in Costa Rica, has served nearly 1,000 leaders. 1heart is known for its deeply integrated and holistic offering and inspiring community. 1heart combines top facilitators across modern and ancient modalities to support physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being via a highly curated, best-in-class program.
Brandon lives in Costa Rica with his wife Jeanette and their recently born daughter Spirit. Individually and together, they lead retreats and create experiences that support others in creating lives fully aligned with their soul's calling.

Highlights:

  • Brandon's entrepreneurial journey and the creation of 1heart Journeys
  • Expanding 1heart Journeys and adapting to COVID-19
  • The impacts of experience design in a psychedelic retreat
  • Ensuring harmony and cohesion in group healing containers
  • Accommodating first time ayahuasca drinkers, and navigating language and cultural barriers
  • How Brandon’s own journey has evolved running 1heart and becoming a father`
  • The appeal of Costa Rica for running a retreat and starting a family
  • 1heart success stories: leaders, artists, entrepreneurs, and more
  • Brandon’s future vision for 1heart Journeys

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Jun 3, 2024

Paul F. Austin welcomes Nichol Bradford, founder of Transformative Tech, for an enlightening discussion on psychedelics, technology, and human potential.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-250-nichol-r-bradford/

Nichol shares her journey from the tech industry to pioneering a community dedicated to human flourishing.

Discover how psychedelics integrate with tech and consciousness, the lessons nature teaches us, and the impact of AI on our future.

Nichol R. Bradford stands at the forefront of human potential and AI, accelerating human transformation through technology investments, research, and global thought leadership. Today, Nichol serves as Executive-in-Residence for AI + HI at The Society for Human Resource Management, shaping global thinking on Human-AI collaboration. She is also Co-Founder and Partner of Niremia Collective, an early stage venture fund focused on human potential technologies, and she co-founded TransformativeTech.org, the largest global ecosystem of founders, investors and innovators building tech for human flourishing.

Previously, as a senior interactive entertainment executive, Nichol held strategy, operations, marketing and production roles at major brands including Epic Games, Activision-Blizzard, Vivendi Games and Disney. She led operations for World of Warcraft China and Blizzard properties in China, played a key role on the Vivendi team responsible for the landmark $18B Activision-Blizzard merger deal, and helped produce record-breaking events in the metaverse at Epic Games.

Nichol has an MBA from The Wharton School, is Faculty at Singularity University, a Trustee at CIIS, and has been a Lecturer and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University. Moving forward, Nichol is focused on advancing human potential through ethical and empowering AI -- catalyzing a global ecosystem of innovators to create technology for human thriving.

Highlights
Nichol’s background and the origin of Transformative Tech
The integration of psychedelics into the tech and consciousness spaces
The role of technology in remembering our connection to nature
Exploring the impact of Artificial Intelligence on human potential
The Impact of AGI on work and the redefinition of jobs
The importance of experimentation and learning with AI

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May 31, 2024

In this bonus episode, we bring you a keynote speech by Third Wave founder Paul F. Austin, recorded live on May 16, 2024 at the "Psychedelic Horizons: Crafting Resilient Futures Through Conscious Entrepreneurship" event in San Diego.

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In his keynote, Paul explores going beyond resilience to inspired living and systems change, highlighting the role of conscious entrepreneurship in driving systemic transformation. He delves into the convergence of psychedelics, global systems, and entrepreneurship, offering insights for entrepreneurs, investors, and practitioners alike. Aligning with the event’s theme, Paul offers an invitation to channel visionary creativity towards a future rooted in collaboration and mycelial wisdom.

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May 28, 2024

In this episode of The Psychedelic Podcast, host Paul F. Austin speaks with Shawn Wells, a renowned expert in performance nutrition and supplementation.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-249-shawn-wells/

Shawn & Paul explore biohacking, the groundbreaking ingredient paraxanthine, and protocols for preparing and recovering from plant medicine journeys. Shawn shares insights on allostatic capacity, hormetic stress, and the power of psychedelics for self-love and acceptance.

Shawn Wells, MPH, LDN, RD, CISSN, FISSN, is a globally acclaimed nutritional biochemist known as "The World's Greatest Formulator." He has created over 1,000 products and holds over 20 patented novel ingredients, including market-leading innovations such as TeaCrine, Dynamine and Paraxanthine. Shawn has a profound impact on health and wellness through his expertise in biohacking and health optimization. His work spans international platforms, TV appearances, and contributions to major documentaries.

Highlights:

  • What is 'Biohacktivism’?
  • Shawn's health journey that led to his 'why'
  • Explaining Paraxanthine, TeaCrine, & Dynamine
  • Flow vs. Frazzle: Understanding caffeine metabolism rates
  • Mainstream adoption of Paraxanthine
  • Supplement protocols to prep for a psychedelic journey
  • Supplementation for during and after a psychedelic experience
  • Microdosing, somatic anchors, and ‘echodosing’
  • Shawn’s lifesaving epiphany through psychedelics

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May 21, 2024

In this episode, Austin Mao, co-founder of the non-profit entheogenic church Ceremonia, sits down with host Paul F. Austin to discuss his profound journey with plant medicines.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-248-austin-mao/

Austin shares about the experiences offered at Ceremonia, including psilocybin and ayahuasca ceremonies, along with thorough preparation and integration work. He describes the unique status of Ceremonia as one of the few legal retreat centers in the USA offering these psychedelic medicines.

Austin and Paul explore how psychedelic ceremonies can help one cultivate skills and capacity to better embrace and navigate life’s challenges. The conversation closes as Austin shares his vision for psycho-spiritual healing and guides Paul in a brief version of the group ‘circling’ practice offered at Ceremonia.

Austin Mao is an entrepreneur, author, poet, and keynote speaker on the intersection of science and spirituality, psychology and shamanism. He is a co-founder of Ceremonia, a non-profit psychedelic church facilitating change makers and creators through what 96% of alumni share as the most profound experience of their lives. He has guided more than 400 founders including Fortune 500 executives, Silicon Valley Unicorn founders, and major blockchain leaders through their transformation towards living a life of inspired creativity, purpose, and peace.

Austin shares a process of “Modern Enlightenment”—a path to Awaken, Heal, and Manifest—that is informed by the most advanced technologies of psychotherapy and neuroscience combined with ancient shamanistic wisdom and spiritual traditions. He shares a range of direct experience with some of the most prominent business leaders of the modern world, helping them harness their inner power to create greater impact through love and inspired creation.

Highlights:

  • Austin’s profound initial Ayahuasca experiences
  • Cultivating skills and capacity in ceremony to navigate daily life
  • “Integration begins with preparation”
  • Ceremonia’s legal, non-profit psychedelic church status
  • Ceremonia’s impact on the local community
  • Seeking a trip vs. lasting transformation
  • Austin’s vision for psycho-spiritual healing
  • The practice of circling
  • Conclusion & how to connect with Ceremonia

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May 13, 2024

n this Psychedelic Podcast episode, Paul F. Austin delves into the power of the unconscious mind and healing from ACEs with Dr. Brian Alman.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-247-brian-alman-phd/

Dr. Brian Alman explores the profound role of the unconscious mind in healing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). He reveals that unlocking the unconscious can lead to deep healing and growth, shedding light on the impact of ACEs on individuals. Dr. Alman shares his unique approach to therapy integrates conscious, subconscious, and unconscious realms alongside the healing potential of nature.

The conversation closes with an introduction to Dr. Alman’s new Enlightn app for personalized assessment and treatment of ACEs.

Dr. Brian Alman is the CEO & Founder of True Sage. A passionate facilitator with a Ph.D. in psychology, and author of 14 books, he is one of the world’s leading authorities in wellness and personal growth. Using knowledge of the conscious, subconscious, and Unconscious, he has significantly contributed to psychology, medicine, education, clinical research, wellness, parenting, business, and sports.

He was nicknamed “The Doctor of Last Resort” at Kaiser Permanente — the world’s largest nonprofit healthcare provider. By discovering and facilitating the unconscious, inner potential of each person, he has helped hundreds of thousands of people and contributed to making the world a better place. With his inventions, books, training workshops, one-on-one mobile technologies, and online programs, Dr. Alman is now helping people help themselves more than ever before in the fields of weight loss, stress reduction, healing, and healthcare

Highlights

  • Finding your own best answers: An introduction to Dr. Alman
  • Understanding the unconscious mind and its healing potential
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their impact
  • Psychedelics, the unconscious, and healing
  • Dr. Alman's approach for deep healing work
  • The healing power of nature
  • Influential teachers and mentors
  • The Enlightn app
  • Conclusion and gratitude

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May 6, 2024

In this episode of The Psychedelic Podcast, Paul F. Austin interviews Myles Katz, founder and executive director of Confluence Retreats.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-246-myles-katz/

They delve into the closure of Synthesis, a psilocybin retreat center in Amsterdam co-founded by Myles. From investment decisions to the pandemic’s impact, they discuss the challenges faced and lessons learned. Myles shares his vision for conscious capitalism, introducing Confluence Retreats, a nonprofit psychedelic retreat in Oregon.

This conversation sheds light on the evolution of psychedelic businesses amidst external forces like financial markets and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Myles's professional journey has spanned three continents. During this time, he has launched and led five VC/Impact-funded startups dedicated to technological innovation, social responsibility, and environmental sustainability. Specializing in early-stage business strategy, Myles has successfully raised nearly $20 million USD for cutting-edge business models.

As a co-founder and the Director of Business Development at The Synthesis Institute, Myles spearheaded the development of one of the world's initial legal psychedelic service models. This groundbreaking initiative supported over 1,000 individuals in their mental health journeys until its closure in 2023. His contributions in Oregon have also included significant roles in the state’s landmark psilocybin legalization efforts, serving with the Oregon Psilocybin Training Alliance (OPTA) and on various Rule Advisory Committees for the Oregon Health Authority.

Currently, Myles is leading the development of Confluence Retreats, a project under the Hi-U Foundation. This initiative seeks to integrate nature-based, multi-day psilocybin retreat experiences into Oregon’s innovative legal framework, collaborating with indigenous communities to restore ancient healing practices to the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Omnia Group Ashland, one of Oregon's premier licensed psilocybin service centers. Furthermore, Myles is a licensed psilocybin facilitator in Oregon, bringing his extensive expertise to ensure safe and transformative experiences for participants.

Highlights:

  • The closure of Synthesis: an overview
  • Synthesis’ growth period and pivoting during COVID
  • Transition to a stewardship model
  • Challenges with the company’s training and retreat programs
  • The impacts of financial markets
  • Introduction to Confluence Retreats

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Apr 30, 2024

In this episode of The Psychedelic Podcast, host Paul F. Austin welcomes Chip Conley, founder of the Modern Elder Academy, to discuss reframing aging and building regenerative communities.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-245-chip-conley/?ref=250

Chip delves into the importance of aging with gratitude in this conversation and shares his journey of creating a midlife wisdom school. Chip also highlights the value of intergenerational collaboration and its impact during his time at Airbnb. He explores how indigenous wisdom influences the academy's approach and discusses how psychedelics can aid in navigating midlife transitions. Finally, Chip shares his vision for regenerative communities, and shares lessons on the ego and the soul that he gleaned from building a boutique hotel chain.

Chip Conley:

Chip Conley is on a midlife mission. After disrupting the hospitality industry twice, first as the founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, the second-largest operator of boutique hotels in the U.S., and then as Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, leading a worldwide revolution in travel, Conley co-founded MEA (Modern Elder Academy) in January 2018 in Baja California, Mexico. Inspired by his experience of intergenerational mentoring as a ‘modern elder’ at Airbnb, where his guidance was instrumental to the company’s extraordinary transformation from fast-growing start-up to the world’s most valuable hospitality brand, MEA is the world's first ‘midlife wisdom school’ and has a campus opening on a 2,600-acre regenerative horse ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico in April 2024. Dedicated to reframing the concept of aging, MEA supports students to navigate midlife with a renewed sense of purpose and possibility. A New York Times bestselling author, Conley's seventh book "Learning to Love Midlife: 12 Reasons Why Life Gets Better with Age" is about rebranding midlife to help people understand the upside of this often-misunderstood life stage, and gave a 2023 TED talk on the "midlife chrysalis."

Highlights:

  • The Origin story of the Modern Elder Academy
  • Chip’s role at Airbnb and the value of intergenerational collaboration
  • The Modern Elder Academy: Reframing Aging, Navigating Transitions, Cultivating Purpose, and Owning
  • Wisdom
  • How indigenous wisdom informs MEA’s approach
  • Generativity & the importance of age diversity
  • From 'can-do-it' hero to 'conduit' coach
  • Burning Man, regeneration, and how psychedelics can help with midlif
  • Building regenerative communities
  • Lessons from building a boutique hotel chain

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Apr 23, 2024

In this episode of The Psychedelic Podcast, Paul F. Austin is joined by Alexander Beiner for a deep dive into nuanced engagement in the culture wars.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-244-alexander-beiner/

Paul and Alexander examine the importance of sense-making and the role of psychedelics in navigating complex environments. Alexander draws from his interviews with thought leaders like John Vervaeke, Ian McGilchrist, and Nora Bateson, shedding light on the Four E's of cognitive science. He explores how psychedelics can enhance discernment and adaptability in the face of a rapidly changing world. Alexander also shares his experiences with extended state DMT and its impact on his understanding of reality.

This conversation delves deeply into the realms of consciousness and reality, offering visionary insights into how psychedelic perspectives can inform and address the intricate challenges facing the world.

Alexander Beiner is an author and journalist. He's the author of 'The Bigger Picture: How psychedelics can help us make sense of the world' and an Executive Director of Breaking Convention, Europe's longest-running conference on psychedelic science and culture.

 

Highlights:

The story of Rebel Wisdom and unpacking culture wars

John Vervaeke and Iain McGilchrist

Adding ‘emotion’ and ‘exaptation’ to 4E Cognition

DMT entities and the overview effect

Examining the different medicines can occasion unique mystical experiences

Idealism and panpsychism

The importance of cultivating relational ways of being

Envisioning new systems to facilitate responsible psychedelic use

Reestablishing a relationship with the land

Resources and conclusion

 

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Apr 16, 2024

In this episode of The Psychedelic Podcast, host Paul F. Austin welcomes physician Dr. Russell Kennedy, “The Anxiety MD,” to discuss healing the root cause of anxiety, and the role that psychedelics can play.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-243-russell-kennedy-md/

Dr. Kennedy shares his personal journey of healing anxiety stemming from his own childhood adversity. He discusses the connection between the mind and body, the impact of psychedelics on anxiety, and transcending the limiting self-beliefs that physiological states of anxiety can produce.

Dr. Kennedy also provides practical practices to connect with the self and overcome anxiety. Offering a neuroscientific overview of anxiety, he emphasizes the importance of changing the alarm sensation in the body to break protective behavioral patterns that may stem from childhood. Additionally, Dr. Kennedy shares his experience with stand-up comedy and its impact on his life. He concludes by discussing his current projects and focus on helping people find relief from anxiety.

Dr. Russell Kennedy, also known as "The Anxiety MD," is a visionary physician in the field of anxiety disorders. With a diverse background in medicine, neuroscience, developmental psychology, yoga, meditation, and stand-up comedy, he has redefined the understanding and treatment of anxiety from both scientific and humanistic perspectives. Much of his work is based on overcoming his own lifelong battle with chronic, crippling worry, creating the award winning and best-selling book Anxiety Rx, The Anxiety Rx Podcast, and more recently, MBRX, a step by step mind-body program designed to permanently heal anxiety. Dr. Kennedy is empowering individuals from all over the world to overcome anxiety and embrace a life of calm and fulfilment.

 

Highlights:

How psychedelics and studying childhood trauma informed Dr. Kennedy’s perspective on anxiety

A new theory on anxiety

The impact of psychedelics on anxiety

Why so many people struggle with anxiety

Practices to feel more connected and less anxious

How to safely bring more awareness to the root causes of anxiety

Addressing anxiety stemming from preverbal trauma

Developing the courage to feel

A physician’s experience as a stand-up comedian

Dr. Kennedy's current projects and focuses

 

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Apr 9, 2024

In this episode, Jennifer Tessler, Jennifer Tessler, Psychotherapist & Founder of Alalaho, joins Paul F. Austin to discuss contemplative approaches to psychedelic healing.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-242-jennifer-tessler/

Jennifer shares her journey of self-discovery through travel, meditation, and psychedelics. She discusses the integration of Dzogchen and psychedelics, and the benefits of psychedelics in supporting spiritual practices. Jennifer also talks about the founding of Alalaho Retreats and their focus on providing comprehensive retreat experiences for individuals interested in exploring psychedelics and deepening their spiritual practice. Jennifer explains the core practices in the experience retreat, which include meditation, somatic practices, journaling exercises, nature connection exercises, authentic relating, and ecstatic dance. She also emphasizes the importance of long-term integration and incorporating contemplative elements in the retreats.

Additionally, Jennifer shares her vision for offering retreats specifically for clinicians and healthcare practitioners to learn how to deliver psychedelic-assisted therapies. She highlights the need for psychedelic facilitators to have personal experience and expertise in navigating the inner realms. Finally, Jennifer emphasizes the integrity and safety of Alalaho as a container for transformative experiences.

Jennifer Tessler embarked on an in-depth exploration of reality and the inner workings of the human mind(heart) following a transformative backpacking journey to Asia in her late teens. There, she was introduced to the profound teachings of Tibetan Buddhism and discovered the sacred use of psychedelic medicines for the first time. Over the next 15 years, she devoted herself to the practice of meditation and the study of psychological healing and spiritual growth, spending close to a thousand days in meditation retreat under the close guidance of her Tibetan Buddhist teacher (a renowned Dzogchen master in the Vajrayana school). Her journey also led her to become an integrative transpersonal psychotherapist, blending Eastern wisdom with Western therapeutic approaches.

In 2017, Jennifer began facilitating psilocybin-assisted retreats and co-directing the UK Psychedelic Society's Experience Retreats program, Europe's first legal psilocybin-assisted retreat program. This initiative eventually culminated in the founding of Alalaho, a pioneering organization celebrated for its integrity and heart-centered approach. Jennifer's efforts are dedicated to nurturing the unfolding of the infinite vitality, wisdom, and potential that lies at the core of our being — just like the blossoming of a lotus.

 

Highlights:

  • LSD in the Himalayas and pivotal journeys to Asia
  • Growing up between Paris and London
  • Training as a transpersonal psychotherapist
  • Understanding Dzogchen
  • Tibetan Buddhism lineages and practices
  • Dzogchen and psychedelics
  • Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Crazy Wisdom
  • Alalaho Retreats
  • Current Focus of Alalaho
  • Jennifer's greater vision for Alalaho
  • Training for clinicians and healthcare practitioners
  • Connect with Alalaho Retreats

 

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Apr 1, 2024

Adrian Lozano joins host Joseph Anew on The Psychedelic Podcast to discuss psychedelic coaching, integration, and group microdosing.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-241-adrian-lozano/

In this rich conversation, Adrian shares his journey with psychedelics, from anxiety and depression to living from the heart. He emphasizes the importance of regulating the nervous system and overcoming social anxiety. Adrian also highlights the role of integration and self-regulation in the psychedelic experience. Together, Adrian and Joseph explore the benefits of microdosing and breathwork as tools for personal growth and transformation, and how to build trust with psychedelic medicines.

Adrian shares how The Coaching Certification Program transformed his professional trajectory. He offers his perspective on the ever-evolving psychedelic field, highlighting the importance of ethics and community. Adrian also introduces his group microdose program, touching on the power of community in psychedelic integration.

Adrian Lozano is a plant medicine facilitator and integration coach. He has been working with psychedelic plant medicines for over 7 years. Plant medicine was the catalyst for his healing journey and now holds space for others to do the same.
Through education, guidance, and support Adrian promotes the safe use of plant medicine with intention. He leads retreats, facilitates ceremonies, and supports individuals with microdosing and integration.

 

Highlights:

Living with an open heart: Adrian’s psychedelic path

Regulating the nervous system

The power of the breathwork in psychedelic healing

The importance of integration

Microdosing and building trust with the medicine

The impact of the Coaching Certification Program

The transformation of the psychedelic field

Ayahuasca vs. psilocybin

The role of psychedelics in modern life

The value of personal experience in coaching

Adrian's group microdose program

Where to find Adrian's work

 

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Mar 26, 2024

Renowned nutritionist Oz Garcia joins host Paul F. Austin to share his journey from artistry to expertise, diving into the transformative power of fasting for health and longevity.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-240-oz-garcia/

Oz shares insights on cultivating the right mindset and humility for a fulfilling life, drawing from personal experiences including ketamine therapy for PTSD and long COVID recovery. Oz and Paul delve into the profound intersections of nutrition, spirituality, and healing, exploring topics from sleep and trauma to the evolutionary advantages of altered consciousness.

This conversation is a deep dive into holistic well-being and the integration of ancient wisdom with modern practices.

Oz Garcia is recognized as an authority on healthy aging, age reversal, and fortifying the immune system. His client list includes A-List celebrities, Fortune 100 CEOs, and more recently, those dealing with Covid and Post-Covid health issues. Oz Garcia's unique and customized approach to nutrition, functional health, and self-optimization, combined with more than forty years of experience, have made him one of the most recognizable names in the industry. Oz Garcia has lectured worldwide and is known as a trailblazer in the study of nutrition, ensuring quality of life as we age, and learning to survive Covid by creating a strong immune system.

Oz is the best selling author of five books: The Food Cure for Kids, The Balance, Look and Feel Fabulous Forever, Redesigning 50, and After Covid. He was twice voted best nutritionist by New York Magazine and is frequently called upon by some of the most respected names in medicine and media for his up -to-the-minute views on nutrition and its role in aging and longevity. Oz has served as a Nutritional Advisor for Equinox Fitness as well as a Wellness Partner at Fairmont Hotel Spa in Century City.

Oz has been featured in Vogue, Elle, Travel and Leisure, W Magazine, Forbes and The New York Times. He has also made numerous television appearances, including on NBC's Today Show, CBS's This Morning, ABC's Good Morning America, 20/20, 48 Hours, Fox News and The View.

 

Highlights:

Experiences at Mindvalley and A-Fest

Exploring the Human Potential Movement

From artist to nutritionist

Running as a spiritual practice

The evolutionary basis of intermittent fasting

Oz's journey into fasting and nutrition

Understanding fasting types and protocols

Mindset is everything

The humility of being alive

Healing trauma with ketamine and meditation

The evolutionary benefits of altered consciousness

The transformative power of illness

 

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Mar 18, 2024

In this episode, Paul F. Austin is joined by entrepreneur Bob Parsons for a candid dive into his journey healing war trauma with psychedelics.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-239-bob-parsons/

Bob Parsons, American entrepreneur and philanthropist, shares his journey from failing the fifth grade to becoming a billionaire. He discusses his challenges in school and how the Marine Corps helped him develop discipline and a sense of accomplishment. Parsons also opens up about his psychedelic experiences to heal war trauma and the profound impact they had on his life. 

Bob shares about the ongoing psychedelic research he supports through his philanthropic foundation and concludes by discussing his new book, Fire in the Hole, which candidly explores his life and experiences. 

This conversation touches on the transformative power of psychedelics to foster deep healing and catalyze significant life changes. 

Highlights:

  • Failing the fifth grade and challenges in early life
  • Enlisting in the marine corps and serving in Vietnam
  • Returning home as a Vietnam War vet
  • Transition to entrepreneurship
  • Finding psychedelics to treat war trauma
  • Philanthropic efforts in the psychedelic space
  • Bob’s new book, “Fire in the Hole!”

 

Bob Parsons:

Bob Parsons, best-known as the founder of GoDaddy, is widely recognized for his entrepreneurial and philanthropic efforts. Currently, Bob is the CEO and founder of YAM Worldwide.

Bob is a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He attended college at the University of Baltimore on the G.I. Bill and graduated magna cum laude. His alma mater presented him with an honorary doctorate in 2008 and named him Distinguished Entrepreneur in 2010.

In 2012, Bob founded YAM Worldwide,  which is home to his entrepreneurial ventures in the fields of motorcycles, golf, real estate, finance, marketing, innovation and philanthropy.

Over the years, three of Bob’s entrepreneurial ventures—Parsons Technology, GoDaddy, and now PXG (Parsons Xtreme Golf) have been recognized by Inc Magazine as being among America’s fastest growing privately-held companies.

Along with Renee, his wife and PXG President of Apparel, Bob started The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation in 2012 to reach marginalized populations and causes often underfunded by mainstream philanthropy. The Foundation provides transformational grants to nonprofit organizations successfully working in the areas of homelessness, medical care, LGBTQ youth, education and the needs of wounded veterans and military families.

 

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Mar 11, 2024

In this episode of The Psychedelic Podcast, renowned authors Gay & Katie Hendricks join host Paul F. Austin to share their insights on conscious loving and the impact of MDMA on relationships.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-238-drs-katie-and-gay-hendricks

Katie and Gay discuss their own journey of meeting and committing to each other, as well as the principles they teach in their work. They reflect on their early use of MDMA to facilitate a deeper connection and self-discovery in relationships. The conversation also explores their work with executives, the importance of commitment and authenticity, and how to balance personal and professional relationships.

Through unpacking their journey together, Katie and Gay reveal the power of turning concepts into experiential practices. They share their current and future projects, including Gay’s newest book “Your Big Leap Year.”

Gay Hendricks and Kathlyn Hendricks have been pioneers in the fields of body intelligence and relationship transformation for more than forty years. They’ve mastered ways to translate powerful concepts and life skills into experiential processes where people can discover their own body intelligence and easily integrate life-changing skills. Katie and Gay have empowered hundreds of coaches around the world to add a body intelligence perspective to enhance fields from medicine to sports psychology, education, and personal growth. Together and singly they have authored more than forty books, including such bestsellers as Conscious Loving, The Big Leap, Conscious Loving Ever After: How to Create Thriving Relationships at Midlife and Beyond, and The Genius Zone. They have appeared on more than 500 television and radio programs, including Oprah, 48 Hours and others.

Mar 4, 2024

In this conversation, Paul F. Austin and Dr. Cat Meyer discuss the expansive nature of sex and the importance of redefining it.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-237-cat-meyer-psyd-lmft

They explore the role of microdosing in enhancing vitality and connection, as well as the need for discernment and consent in relationships. Dr. Cat also provides a primer to play parties and offers advice on navigating new experiences safely and intentionally.

Dr. Cat Meyer, PsyD, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in sex, trauma, and ketamine-assisted therapy, author, yoga teacher, and international speaker dedicated to evolving the relationship we have surrounding sexuality and our bodies. She is the host of the podcast Sex Love Psychedelics and the founder of SexLoveYoga.com, an online platform for education and programs on relationships, sexuality, and embodiment.

Highlights:

Expanding the definition of sex

Lessons from combining sex and psychedelics

Microdosing and sexual vitality

Vetting partners and building trust

Understanding play parties

Embodied consent

Resources on polyamory, tantra, and BDSM

 

Links:

Dr. Cat’s website: https://www.sexloveyoga.com/

Dr. Cat on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sexloveyoga/

Dr. Cat’s book, “sex love yoga”: https://amzn.to/4bF0p3T  

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Feb 26, 2024

Dillan DiNardo, CEO of Mindstate Design Labs, joins Paul F. Austin in exploring the use of AI to design human states of consciousness.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-236-dillan-dinardo/

Dillan shares his background growing up in a religious community and his journey into psychedelics. He discusses the origin story of Mindstate Design Labs, and the role of language and AI in understanding altered states of consciousness. Dillan also talks about his experience suing the DEA and winning, advocating for the research of psychoactive substances.

In this conversation, Dillan sheds light on unique approaches to psychedelic drug development. He envisions “expanding the psychedelic world” to design states of consciousness never before imagined—with therapeutic potential.

Dillan DiNardo is the CEO of Mindstate Design Labs, a next-generation psychedelic biotech company designing novel altered states of consciousness for mental health therapeutics. The company's mission is to map the biological basis of the varieties of psychedelic experience, enabling the precision design of novel altered states and a deeper understanding of the biological basis of consciousness. Mindstate Design Labs' backers include Y Combinator and founders of OpenAI, Neuralink, AngelList, Coinbase, Instacart, and Twitch.

Prior to Mindstate Design Labs, Dillan worked in a $1 billion venture fund, executing and managing biopharma, medical device, and health tech investments ranging from pre-seed to publicly traded companies.

 

Highlights:

Dillan’s journey from fundamentalist religious upbringing to finding psychedelics

Sasha and Ann Shulgin, Tom Ray, and the origin story of Mindstate Design Labs

Joining startup accelerator Y Combinator

Intentionally designing states of consciousness

The role of language and AI in altered states of consciousness

Suing the DEA and winning

 

Links:

Mindstate Design Labs: https://www.mindstate.design/

Dillan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillandinardo

 

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Feb 19, 2024

Vanessa Crites, founder of Sobriety of the Soul, joins Paul F. Austin to discuss the intersection of recovery and psychedelics.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-235-vanessa-crites/

Vanessa shares her personal journey of recovery and how she became interested in psychedelic medicine. She explores the intersection of recovery and psychedelics, highlighting the spiritual principles of the 12-step program and the history of psychedelics in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Vanessa unpacks her educational program, Sobriety of the Soul, which provides resources and support for individuals in recovery interested in working with psychedelics. She discusses the unique challenges faced by people in recovery, and the need to normalize the conversation around psychedelics within that group. She also emphasizes the importance of discernment when it comes to the intentional and responsible application of psychedelics in recovery.

Vanessa closes with resources and recommendations and shares her vision of sobriety of the soul as the next frontier for those in recovery.

Vanessa Crites

Vanessa Crites is a recovery strategist and educator dedicated to the thoughtful integration of psychedelics into sober living. She guides individuals towards profound healing and personal growth through mentorship and her flagship program Sobriety of the Soul. Drawing from a wealth of professional experience and personal recovery since 2005, Vanessa blends the rigor of evidence-based practices with the depth of spiritual wisdom to offer a safe and responsible pathway for those in recovery.

Rooted in 12-Step principles, Vanessa’s approach bridges the gaps between traditional recovery models and the expansive potential of psychedelics, delivering a holistic understanding that encompasses spiritual, emotional, and psychological well-being.
She is devoted to debunking misconceptions while championing harm reduction, prioritizing both personal and public well-being. Through her work, Vanessa illuminates a path beyond the confines of traditional sobriety approaches, guiding those in active recovery towards the empowerment of an awakened, authentic existence—what she calls “Soulful Sobriety.”

 

Highlights:

Vanessa’s recovery journey and path to psychedelics

The spiritual and psychedelic origins of AA and the 12 Steps of Recovery

How Bill Wilson’s LSD experiences impacted his recovery

Vanessa’s journey incorporating psychedelics into her recovery

Sobriety of the Soul’s origin story and programming

Synthetic vs. plant medicines for recovery

The discernment needed to avoid reliance on psychedelic experiences

Normalizing conversations about psychedelics in addiction recovery communities

Resources for psychedelics and recovery

 

Links:

Sobriety of the Soul: https://sobrietyofthesoul.com/join-sos961348?am_id=paul179

Vanessa’s free Recovery-Informed Microdose Guide: https://bit.ly/45FgylL

Bill Wilson’s article, “The Next Frontier: Emotional Sobriety”: https://silkworth.net/alcoholics-anonymous/the-next-frontier-emotional-sobriety/

 

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Feb 13, 2024

Join Paul F. Austin for an interesting weaving of meditation, psychedelics, and conscious leadership, with renowned executive coach Eric Kaufmann.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-234-eric-kaufmann/

This intimate conversation was recorded live from Eric’s “meditation temple” built beside his house in Southern California. Eric shares his journey from being kicked out of college to finding meditation and his early adventures integrating psychedelics into his meditation practice.

He reveals his insights from a year-long meditation retreat and emphasizes the growing need to bring humanity and spirituality to business. Eric lays out his two books and their roadmaps to conscious leadership. Finally, the two explore how psychedelics can be integrated into coaching to help leaders transcend “ego myopia,” which Eric sees as the biggest barrier to executive effectiveness and conscious leadership.

Eric Kaufmann:

Eric Kaufmann combines an unrelenting commitment to results with an unyielding regard for spirit. He is the product of forty years of Zen practice seamlessly woven into three decades of business leadership, both as a corporate leader and advisor to leaders.

Eric is an appointed Thought Leader at Harvard’s Institute of Coaching. He designed and taught the Coaching for Professionals program at San Diego State University, and has presented at TEDx. Author of The Four Virtues of a Leader and Leadership Breakdown, Eric is laser focused on teaching executives and leaders how to raise their game as human-centered leaders with bottom line accountability.

Eric’s teaching and guidance to clients such as Dr. Bronner’s, Verizon, ASML, Sunpower, Circle, SDG&E, Alcon, and Facebook, weaves in tried-and-true wisdom gleaned from more than 15,000 hours as an executive guide.

Eric has lived and worked on three continents, and managed and led at Fortune 100 firms. In addition to his degree in business, he is a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Master Scuba diving Instructor. In his previous life, he lived off the grid in a mountain cabin he built by himself. Eric is married for 25 years and is the blessed father of two remarkable young women who know how to navigate the Matrix.

Highlights:

  • Finding spiritual communion through meditation
  • From being kicked out of college to finding meditation
  • Eric’s early adventures integrating psychedelics into his meditation practice
  • Revelations from a year-long meditation retreat
  • Turning home and work life into spiritual practices
  • The growing need to bring humanity and spirituality to business
  • Cultivating community outside the workplace
  • How conscious business practices can shape culture
  • Unpacking the four virtues of a leader
  • Transcending ‘Ego Myopia’ to conscious leadership
  • Integrating psychedelic experiences through coaching
  • Eric’s vision for creating more conscious leaders
  • Learn more about Eric’s books

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Feb 6, 2024

In this episode of The Psychedelic Podcast, Paul F. Austin is joined by Dave Asprey, the “father of biohacking," to explore altered states—from psychedelics to neurofeedback.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-233-dave-asprey/

Dave shares his journey from discovering yak butter tea in the Himalayas to revolutionizing biohacking. He unravels the intersection of biohacking and psychedelics, highlighting the potential benefits and risks of substances like ayahuasca. Then, Dave unpacks his 40 Years of Zen program, its unique neurofeedback approach, and the nuanced differences between neurofeedback and psychedelics.
Finally, Dave shares his vision for the evolution of humanity, emphasizing biohacking, consciousness, and reclaiming sovereignty.

Dave Asprey:

Dave Asprey is an award-winning entrepreneur and tech innovator known around the world as "The Father of Biohacking." He's a multi-New York Times and national bestselling author of Game Changers, Head Strong, The Bulletproof Diet, and Smarter Not Harder, the creator of Bulletproof Coffee, and the host of the Webby Award-winning #1 rated health show, The Human Upgrade Podcast (formerly Bulletproof Radio). Dave is the founder and CEO of Upgrade Labs, the first franchise of biohacking gyms, and Danger Coffee, his mineralized, mold-free coffee.

Over the last two decades Dave has worked with world-renowned doctors, researchers, scientists, and global mavericks to uncover the latest, most innovative methods, techniques, and products for enhancing mental and physical performance. Dave has personally spent over $2 million taking control of his own biology, pushing the bounds of human possibility all in the name of science evolution and revolution. The creator of the Bulletproof diet and innovator of Bulletproof Coffee, Collagen Protein supplements, and many more advances in commercial wellness products, Dave’s mission is to empower the entire globe with information and knowledge that unlocks the Super Human in everyone at any age. The proof of these advancements are better sleep, energy, and expanded capacity for all.

Highlights:

  • Discovering yak butter tea in the Himalayas
  • The power of coffee and nicotine
  • The journey of Bulletproof Coffee
  • Taking control of your biology through biohacking
  • Exploring altered states, from psychedelics to neurofeedback
  • The importance of psychedelic integration
  • The nexus of biohacking and psychedelics
  • Cautions around Ayahuasca and other psychedelics
  • Cultivating the ‘skills’ of forgiveness and gratitude
  • 40 Years of Zen and neurofeedback
  • Dave’s vision for his own longevity and current projects
  • Shifting from victimhood to sovereignty
  • Final thoughts and recommendations

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Jan 30, 2024

Paul F. Austin welcomes Sunny Strasburg, LMFT, to discuss utilizing IFS & psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy through the Theradelic Approach.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-232-sunny-strasburg-lmft/

Sunny discusses her multidisciplinary background and how she came to develop her unique therapeutic approach. She incorporates various modalities such as Internal Family Systems (IFS), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and the Gottman Method in her work. Sunny emphasizes the importance of personal psychedelic experience for therapists and the need for ethical and well-trained practitioners in the field. She also shares her vision for the future and the challenges of scaling psychedelic therapy while maintaining integrity and respect for the mystery of the psychedelic experience.

Sunny Strasburg discusses the Theradelic Approach, which combines Internal Family Systems therapy and psychedelic-assisted therapy. She explains how working with internal parts can lead to self-compassion and coherence. Sunny also shares her experience facilitating Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy retreats with IFS founder Dick Schwartz, and how they help leaders in various industries lead with self-energy. The conversation then delves into the importance of ethics in artificial intelligence and the potential impact of psychedelics on the AI space. Sunny reflects on the lessons she has learned from plant medicine and emphasizes the importance of being in service and awe.

 

Sunny Strasburg, LMFT:

Sunny Strasburg, LMFT plays a multifaceted role in the fields of psychology and psychedelic therapy, encompassing education, consultation, authorship, and licensed psychotherapy.
Her notable literary achievement, "The Theradelic Approach: Psychedelic Therapy: Perspective, Preparation, and Practice," features a foreword by Dr. Richard Schwartz, the creator of the Internal Family Systems model. Through this work, Mrs. Strasburg distills insights drawn from her experiences as an educator, entrepreneur, and psychotherapist.
Sunny's professional journey encompasses proficiency in Internal Family Systems and archetypal psychology, alongside certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). As a graduate of Pacifica Graduate Institute and the California Institute of Integral Studies, Mrs. Strasburg holds additional certifications in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy and Research, with specialized knowledge and training in Ketamine, MDMA, and Psilocybin Assisted Psychotherapies.

Sunny is the originator and lead educator of The Theradelic Approach, a model of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. Her collaboration with Dr. Richard Schwartz and other prominent figures has led to impactful trainings and immersive retreats.
Converging the domains of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Jungian psychology, Mrs. Strasburg has formulated innovative principles and methodologies that elevate therapeutic practices and the conscientious use of psychedelics within clinical frameworks.

Sunny's expertise finds expression in prominent conferences like The Psychedelic Summit 2023, Psychedelic Science 2023, SXSW 2023, and the 2023 Expanded States of Consciousness Worldwide Summit. Moreover, her contributions extend to engagements with the 2021 EMDRIA Worldwide Virtual Conference, and her involvement spans diverse platforms, including The Theradelic Approach training, Three Cups Psychedelics, Journey Clinical, Inbodied Training, EMDRIA UK, and the Boston Trauma Conference.

 

Highlights:

Introduction and background

Exploring IFS, EMDR, the Gottman Method, & the Theradelic Approach

Addressing gaps in psychedelic therapy training

The importance of personal psychedelic experience for therapists

Understanding trauma mapping

Dosage and frequency in ketamine-assisted therapy

Working with internal parts using IFS

ketamine-assisted psychotherapy retreats for leaders

Psychedelics, AI, and ethics

Lessons from plant medicine

Being in service and awe

Resources and trainings

 

Links:

Sunny’s website: https://sunnystrasburgtherapy.com/
  
Sunny’s book, “The Theradelic Approach”: https://thetheradelicapproach.com/

Sunny’s retreats: https://www.sunnystrasburgretreats.com/

 

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Jan 22, 2024

In this Psychedelic Podcast episode, host Paul F. Austin is joined by founder & CEO of Blueprint and the "world's most measured human."

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-231-bryan-johnson/

Delve into Bryan's journey from depression to a zest for life, and his extensive approach to longevity and health optimization.

Brian shares his approach to longevity and health optimization. He reveals the philosophy behind Blueprint, a system of intelligence that uses scientific evidence and algorithms to manage health and wellness.

He explains the concept behind Kernel, a brain mapping technology, and its relationship to psychedelic work. Additionally, Brian offers tips on the daily health practices, highlighting the importance of sleep.

This enlightening conversation imagines the future of longevity, exploring the balance of intelligence and compassion—and provides actionable habits for improving health and lifespan.

Bryan Johnson:

Bryan Johnson is the world's most measured human. Johnson sold his company, Braintree Venmo, to PayPal for $800m in 2013. Through his Project Blueprint, Johnson has achieved metabolic health equal to the top 1.5% of 18 year olds, inflammation 66% lower than the average 10 year old, and reduced his speed of aging by the equivalent of 31 years.
Johnson freely shares his protocols and data publicly for everyone to use. Project Blueprint, is an endeavor to achieve humanity and earth scale cooperation starting within Self.
In 2023, Johnson launched Rejuvenation Olympics, a leaderboard assessing one's speed of aging using DNA methylation. Of the 1,750 people who have been using this state-of-the-art aging algorithm to track their progress longitudinally, Johnson ranks #1 in speed of age reduction.

Johnson is also the founder & CEO of Kernel, creator of the world’s first mainstream non-invasive neuroimaging system; and OS Fund, where he invested $100M in the predictable engineering of atoms, molecules, and organisms into companies now collectively valued over $6B. He is an outdoor adventure enthusiast, pilot, and author of children’s books, Code 7 and The Proto Project.

Highlights:

  • The philosophy behind Blueprint’s longevity work.
  • Bryan’s journey from depression to a thirst for life.
  • Kernel neuroimaging.
  • Mapping the brain on psychedelics.
  • Blueprint and effective, actionable daily practices.
  • Sleep as a priority.
  • Follistatin gene therapy and mesenchymal stem cells.
  • Penis rejuvenation.
  • The Future of Longevity.

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