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The Psychedelic Podcast

The Psychedelic Podcast by Third Wave explores the many minds of the emerging psychedelic renaissance. Through conversations with thought leaders across various disciplines, we explore how psychedelics, when used with intention and responsibility, catalyze transformation on both an individual and collective level. Are you a newbie fresh off an incredible first psychedelic experience? An experienced psychonaut with decades of use? Or just an interested bystander, curious about the relevance of psychedelics to health and wellness? Regardless of your why, our podcast gives you a unique look into how psychedelic substances change culture and society for the better.
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Nov 28, 2022

Dr. Sam Zand, Co-founder & Chief Medical Officer of Better U, joins Paul F. Austin for a rich conversation on at-home ketamine-assisted therapy.

As a practicing psychiatrist and the Chief Medical Officer of Better U, Dr. Sam Zand utilizes his expertise in neuroplasticity to help patients address the root cause of their problems and establish new ways of thinking. After initial psychedelic medicine research at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Zand began treating patients clinically with ketamine in 2019. He now teaches psychedelic medicine rotations to psychiatry residents and medical students and is an advocate and spokesperson for the FDA-approved esketamine, Spravato. He is trained in general psychiatry, addiction recovery, and psychotherapy, and has a passion for psychedelic therapy, crisis intervention, relationship counseling, and integrated spiritual therapy. In addition to being a co-founder of Better U, Dr. Zand is also the owner and CEO of a national telepsychiatry service, Anywhere Clinic. He has merged his passions for lifestyle medicine, performance coaching, and entrepreneurship to establish platforms that build leaders and medical healers. He assisted in Crisis Intervention Training for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, helped create mental skills departments for professional sports teams and corporations, and has worked with industry leaders, corporate executives, and pro athletes. Dr. Zand is passionate about increasing education to end the stigma that surrounds mental health topics, advancing the integration of psychiatry and spirituality, and making clinically proven, innovative new therapies more accessible for all.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here.

Highlights:

  • Understanding the differences between Spravato and generic ketamine, and the role each might play in the future of psychedelic-assisted therapy.
  • ‘The Skill of Psychedelics’ - looking at medicines like ketamine in the bigger picture of healing, growth, and transformation.
  • Dr. Zand’s Four phases of healing: Heal, Grow, Love, Transcend
  • What differentiates Better U from other telemedicine psychedelic-assisted therapy services
  • Dr. Zand on effective dosing, intention-setting, and utilization of psychotherapy.
  • Exploring the correlation between dissociative experience and positive transformation
  • How ego actualization and ego dissolution fit into the greater path of healing and transformation.
  • Transcending pathology and the disease-care model of mental healthcare to embrace the biopsychosocial-spiritual model.
  • The ‘Powered by Better U’ Model of collaboration to bring beneficial ketamine treatments beyond the clinic.
  • Closing

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Nov 21, 2022

Natasja Pelgrom & Alexander Beiner, creators of the Regenerative Stewardship retreat, join Paul F. Austin to discuss their approach to healing.

Natasja Pelgrom is a visionary leader, mystical mentor and the founder of Awaken The Medicine Within retreats and programs, supporting people with psycho-spiritual approaches since 2017. Natasja is a highly intuitive guide and has held training, assisting and facilitation roles in over 800 psychedelic ceremonies. Natasja was also a founding member of the Synthesis Institute, and the director of the psilocybin-assisted Wellness retreats. As a key curator of the retreat programs, she oversaw the retreat team development and training. She currently advises and supervises executives in the (psychedelic) wellness industry.

Natasja is also a mentor to leaders, coaches, therapists, and space holders, where she focuses on mind and heart coherence to help them prosper in their services. Natasja’s multifaceted mentorship approach is paired with 20+ years of entrepreneurial experience.  Alexander Beiner is an author and facilitator. He's one of the founders of the media and events platform, Rebel Wisdom, and an executive director of Breaking Convention, Europe's longest-running conference on psychedelic medicine and culture. His upcoming book, The Bigger Picture: How Psychedelics Can Help Us Make Sense of the World (Hay House, 2023) explores how psychedelics could transform culture and society. Trained as a counselor and meditation teacher, Alexander also runs retreats centered on combining practices drawn from cognitive science, wisdom traditions and psychedelic philosophy to create powerful group experiences. He has a particular interest in the phenomenology of the psychedelic experience and how we can combine ritual, practice and collective intelligence to expand consciousness in new ways.

Highlights:

  • How Natasja and Alexander’s paths crossed, leading to their co-creation of a psychedelic retreat.
  • Rebel Wisdom — Alexander’s background and approach.
  • Regenerative Stewardship — the ethos behind their retreat.
  • Thinking beyond the “Hero’s Journey” and beyond “self-care” to a wider, more balanced vision.
  • Looking to indigenous wisdom and psychedelics for a new cosmology and way of being.
  • Why Natasja & Alexander chose psilocybin as the central medicine for the Regenerative Stewardship retreat.
  • The wisdom of being flexible in one's approach to preparation, experience, and integration.

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Nov 14, 2022

Paul F. Austin jumps into the guest seat on the Wellness + Wisdom Podcast with Josh Trent to share life-learned lessons of transformation.

Recently, Third Wave founder/CEO Paul F. Austin joined the Wellness + Wisdom Podcast with Josh Trent. This is a special rebroadcast of that episode. Josh and Paul discuss psychedelics at length, from how to create a safe and effective microdosing protocol, to exploring the psychological, physiological, and spiritual effects of psychedelics. Now in the guest’s chair, Paul shares his personal philosophy on psychedelics and transformation, along with his own life-changing experiences and insights from working with medicines, and his outlook on the industry and where it’s headed.

About Josh Trent and The Wellness + Wisdom Podcast:

Josh Trent is the Founder of Wellness Force Media, host of the Wellness + Wisdom Podcast and the creator of the BREATHE: Breath & Wellness Program.
Josh has spent the past 19+ years as a trainer, researcher, and facilitator discovering the physical and emotional intelligence for humans to thrive in our modern world.

The Wellness Force Media Mission is to help humans heal mental, emotional and physical health through podcasts, programs, and a global community that believes in optimizing our potential to live life well. Josh's life is dedicated to supporting humanity coming together as one.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here.

Highlights:

  • The potential of the third wave of psychedelics.
  • Practical ways to ensure safe, effective experiences.
  • How to craft a microdosing protocol.
  • Transcending the fear of death and addressing “existential malaise” through psychedelics.
  • How Paul F. Austin used plant medicine to heal and integrate his own shadow.
  • Paul’s view on the current state of the psychedelic industry, and how to live a fulfilling life.

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Nov 7, 2022

Integration coach and change catalyst, Marcus Antonius Druen, joins Paul F. Austin to discuss the Psychedelic Map for Change.

Over the last 20 years, Marcus Druen optimized his career to play the ‘success game’ as a self-employed executive coach and organizational development consultant who worked for corporations such as Microsoft, Adobe, KPMG, Sanofi Biologics, EON Energy and Lidl, as well as European VCs and start-ups like Future Energy Ventures, Xempus, and Desolenator.

For the next 20 years, he endeavors to play the ‘impact game’. He is a bridge-builder between the existing system and the new one that clearly wants to emerge. Accelerated by the pandemic, Marcus is on an exciting yet daunting journey of stepping into his purpose with love and power.

Marcus is committed to elevating the consciousness of business people to co-create the regenerative renaissance. His current contribution to this movement is the Psychedelic Map For Change, which he uses as the basis for his practice as a psychedelic integration coach.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here.

Highlights:

  • The impactful events in Marcus’s life that led him to coaching and consulting.
  • How Marcus bridges his “two strengths in life,” psychedelics and business.
  • The Psychedelic Map For Change: ‘Tool, Tribe, & Token’
  • Marcus’s current projects, including his breathwork course.

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