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Sep 26, 2023

In this Psychedelic Podcast episode, host Paul F. Austin speaks with Imran Khan, Executive Director of the UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics (BCSP).

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-214-imran-khan_/

The conversation explores diverse topics, from the recent MAPS conference to Khan's career journey and BCSP’s mission to reshape psychedelic awareness. It asks the essential question: How can the field of psychedelics strike a balance between rapid growth, scientific rigor, and ethical considerations? Paul and Imran dissect the accelerating shift in public sentiment, evidenced by UC Berkeley’s survey indicating that 61% of Americans support psychedelic therapy.

This episode offers a multifaceted dialogue navigating the complexities of psychedelics, science, and society.

Imran Khan:

Imran Khan is Executive Director of the UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics (BCSP). The BCSP exists to explore the potential of psychedelics through independent and rigorous research, training, and public education at one of the world’s foremost universities.

Imran has spent most of his career working at the nexus of science and society. He was previously the CEO of the British Science Association and ran grants programs for the Wellcome Trust, the world’s third-largest charitable foundation. Imran has also advised lawmakers in the UK Parliament. He has presented at forums ranging from the Aspen Ideas Festival to the World Economic Forum and SXSW. His writing has appeared in the Financial Times, the Guardian, and BBC News.

Imran has degrees in biology and in science communication from the University of Oxford and Imperial College London, respectively, and an MBA from City University, London. He now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoys trail-running, many forms of nerdery, and trying to cook the perfect dal.

Highlights:

Paul & Imran’s reflections on the 2023 MAPS Psychedelic Science Conference.

Imran’s career trajectory and motivations for working with psychedelics.

The surprising results of the UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics (BCSP) public survey.

How history has informed BCSP’s approach to psychedelic science.

BCSP’s role as a reliable voice in the field of psychedelic education.

BCSP’s psychedelic journalism fellowship, sponsored by Tim Ferriss.

Berkeley’s psychedelic facilitator training program.

The impact of California’s Senate Bill 58 and the TREAT Initiative.

Imran’s gripe with the term “plant medicine.”

 

Key Links:

UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics (BCSP): http://psychedelics.berkeley.edu/

Imran on Twitter: https://twitter.com/imrankhan?lang=en

Third Wave’s Psychedelic Coaching Institute: https://psychedeliccoaching.institute/

 

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Sep 18, 2023

In this Psychedelic Podcast episode, Joseph Anew and integration coach Nasreen El-Mariesh spotlight women's unique experiences and challenges in the psychedelic space.

The discussion raises several poignant questions: How did Nasreen’s accidental microdosing journey inspire her to create women-centric initiatives? Why are spaces designed for women in the psychedelic community so essential? How do intention and intuition empower women to tap into their inherent strengths? And, what role do embodiment and the archetypal “wild woman” play in self-discovery?

Tune in for a deep dive into the intersection of psychedelics, personal growth, and female empowerment.

Nasreen El-Mariesh:

Nasreen El-Mariesh (Naz) is a Psychedelic Coaching Institute certified coach specializing in women's empowerment and relationships: to self, our loved ones, and the Divine. She is Co-Founder of Women are the Medicine, a UK-based company offering microdosing programmes and in-person European retreats dedicated to helping women harness the power of psychedelic integration. Their ultimate goal is to generate a positive wave of female-focussed personal and collective growth that will contribute to a more conscious, equitable, and abundant world.

Naz's coaching approach combines science, somatics, and spirituality to provide an expansive and intuitive coaching experience. By delving deep and approaching self-discovery with curiosity, she guides clients through playful yet profound explorations of their emotional and energetic existence. This transformative space reveals that the wisdom they seek resides within, and that fear can be transmuted into love through bold and inspired action.
With a decade’s experience organizing luxury transformational retreats worldwide and an affinity for supporting other coaches, Naz brings a wealth of knowledge to her coaching practice.

Naz is a core facilitator in the Coaching Certification Program at Third Wave’s Psychedelic Coaching Institute and a psychedelic coach for the Institute’s Personalized Psychedelic Coaching.

 

Highlights:

How Naz discovered the power of psychedelics, starting with microdosing for anxiety.

How to harness intentionality and intuition with psychedelics for self-discovery.

The significance of women-only spaces in the realm of psychedelics & transformation.

Why and how women are underrepresented in the psychedelic space.

How women can cultivate purpose and the courage to pursue it.

The crucial role of embodiment in personal transformation.

Exploring the "wild woman" archetype and its connection to the soul's purpose.

Joseph & Naz demonstrate a live “pattern interrupt” practice.

Naz’s eight-week hybrid microdosing course for foundational change.

The power of working with archetypes.

How Naz’s participation in Third Wave’s coaching programs impacted her evolution.

 

Key Links:

Naz’s website: https://www.nasreenel-mariesh.com  

Women Are The Medicine: https://www.womenarethemedicine.co

Naz on Third Wave’s Directory: https://thethirdwave.co/directory/coaches/personal-transformation/dorset/nasreen-el-mariesh/

Naz on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nasreen_elmariesh/

Women Are The Medicine on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/women_are_the_medicine/

Join the upcoming webinar to learn about The Psychedelic Coaching Institute’s Certification Program: https://thethirdwave.co/webinar/


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Sep 11, 2023

In this Psychedelic Podcast episode, Joseph Anew and somatic couples therapist Lily Eggers delve into conscious living for relational healing, parenting, self-discovery, and spiritual growth.

Find episode links, summary, and transcript here: https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/episode-212-lily-eggers-ma-lmft/

They explore questions like: How can personal responsibility and faith generate self-trust? What role do psychedelics play in illuminating the inner mind? Can relationships serve as conduits for healing and growth? Eggers shares poignant lessons from her teenage shoplifting disaster, transformative cold pool dip, and her experiences leading group couples therapy.

Join Joseph and Lily to discover how intentionality, self-awareness, and psychedelics can evoke meaningful transformation and relational harmony.

Lily Eggers, MA, LMFT:

Lily Eggers is a mom, entrepreneur, Somatic Couples Therapist, singer/dancer, medicine woman, and psychedelic journeyer. She believes that every relationship can be shifted out of monotony and stuckness and into sacred intimacy and spiritual evolution. Her life’s mission is to transform the stigma and shame around relationship therapy and coaching.

Raised and homeschooled on 75 acres of Maine wilderness, Lily delights in bringing the “wild” into her life and work. As a Somatic Couples Therapist, she adores igniting kindness, connection, playfulness, and passion into her clients’ daily lives.

Lily has trained with notable practitioners including Stan Tatkin (Psychoneurobiological Approach to Couples Therapy), David Mars (Transformational Couples Therapy), and Stanley Keleman (Formative Psychology). She incorporates sacred plant medicines, ceremony, and ritual into her practice.

Lily is currently writing a book designed to bring her tools, tips, and exercises to a wider audience. She is also working on a one-woman play about motherhood, identity, and psychedelics, called "Moms on Drugs," to the stage.

Highlights:

  • Exploring the concept of trust amidst uncertainty.
  • Lily’s lessons from being caught shoplifting at 13 years old.
  • The importance of love and curiosity in relationships.
  • Deepening inner awareness to foster healthier relationships.
  • Lily’s perspectives from her unconventional upbringing in the wilderness.
  • Lily’s story of reclaiming her authentic, uninhibited self.
  • The sacred process of healing in relationship.
  • How Lily works with group couples therapy.
  • How to cultivate genuine self-improvement.
  • Bringing humility to the psychedelic healing process.

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Sep 4, 2023

In the latest Psychedelic Podcast episode, Paul F. Austin announces a new co-host who's no stranger to the microphone or transformative practices. Joseph Anew, a seasoned podcaster, former Spartan Race executive, and Director of Third Wave’s Psychedelic Coaching Institute, brings fresh perspectives and invaluable expertise to the show.

The conversation delves into Joseph’s journey from fitness to psychedelics and the unique intersection between the two. Do psychedelics and obstacle-course racing have more in common than meets the eye? How do extreme experiences inform effective psychedelic coaching? Can psychedelics serve as a conduit between mental and physical health?

This episode elucidates how pushing human boundaries—be it a psychedelic journey or Spartan Race—can offer profound insights into resilience and well-being.

Joseph Anew:

Joseph Anew is an “outside the box” thinker, holistic health expert, and personal transformation coach. Across the last twenty years, he has helped thousands transform their physical and emotional health through public speaking, coaching, podcasting, and live events focused on mindset coaching, exercise, sleep, nutrition, breathwork, cold immersion, and most recently psychedelic medicines.

Joseph is the founder of RUNGA, an experiential health and wellness company that hosts transformational live events and online coaching programs. Joseph also spent eight years as an executive at Spartan Race where he was head of the company’s fitness and sport departments.

Highlights:

  • Joseph’s evolution from competitive fitness to the Psychedelic Coaching Institute.
  • Joseph’s Spartan Race journey.
  • The surprising parallels between psychedelics & obstacle-course coaching.
  • Why the Psychedelic Institute hosts intensives in the jungle.
  • How psychedelics help to re-pattern physiology, emotions, and behavior.
  • Joseph’s excitement about The Psychedelic Coaching Institute and the podcast.

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