Rachel Yehuda, Ph.D., is an Endowed Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience of Trauma and Director of Mental Health at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She is a recognized leader in the field of traumatic stress studies who revolutionized our understanding of the neurobiology and treatment of PTSD. Most recently, Dr. Yehuda established and now directs the Center for Psychedelic Psychotherapy and Trauma Research, and was named one of the most influential women in the psychedelic field. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Rachel talks with Paul F. Austin about her research, including a forthcoming study on MDMA-assisted therapy for trauma survivors.
Dr. Deborah Mash is a professor of neurology and pharmacology, who is one of the world’s foremost research experts on ibogaine. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Dr. Mash talks with Paul F. Austin about how she began studying ibogaine and using this powerful substance to treat addiction, her experiences getting research funding, and spearheading ibogaine clinical trials.
Born in Cameroon, Africa, Marie Mbouni felt a calling toward healing and was initiated into iboga at the age of 14. Ultimately she would go on to pursue her education in Canada and the United States to follow the Western medical route as an anesthesiologist. After years in this profession, Marie realized it did not fully align with her vision of healing and embraced a new career as a shaman, energy healer, and mentor. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Marie talks with Paul F. Austin about energy intelligence and altered states with and without medicine.
Lauren Taus is licensed as a clinical therapist in both New York and California with a specialty in addiction and trauma treatment. As a clinician, Lauren integrates alternative modalities of treatment into her work, and has trained extensively in psychedelic-assisted therapy. Most recently, Lauren has started her own clinical training program: the Psychedelic Coalition for Health. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Lauren talks with Paul F. Austin about her early trauma facing mortality and an eating disorder, and how she healed with yoga, psychedelics, therapy, and other somatic practices.
Luke Storey is a writer, meditation and metaphysics teacher, and lifestyle design expert who shares transformative principles of health, addiction recovery, and spirituality. His teachings combine primal health, and ancient spiritual practices with the most cutting-edge natural healing, and consciousness-expanding technologies. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Luke talks with Paul F. Austin about sobriety and the ceremonial use of psychedelics for healing.