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The Psychedelic Integration Podcast

The Psychedelic Integration Podcast

By Mystical Heart Collective
The Psychedelic Integration Podcast with Mystical Heart Collective is a weekly conversation series exploring the complete journey through healing with psychedelics. Each week hosts Sinclair Fleetwood and John Steiner will share insights, experience, and coaching around preparation, navigation, and integration, and get real about the lifelong journey of working with psychedelic medicines.

Mystical Heart Collective helps people heal with psychedelics through education, integration, retreats, and the power of community. Visit our website at mysticalheartcollective.com to learn more.
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EP 008 | Can Psychedelics Help Treat Anxiety?

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EP 011 | Minimum Effective Dose, Microdosing, and Ego Death
Have you ever wondered "How much plant medicine should I take?" Trying to figure out the right amount of medicine to take to have the experience you are seeking can be overwhelming and daunting. But don't worry, there is actually a smart, safe, and effective method you can use to manage your dose every time you sit with psychedelics. This week on The Psychedelic Integration Podcast we're sharing our tried and true strategy, experience, and insights around always taking the Minimum Effective Dose, and finding your own Middle Way when healing with psychedelics. Keep in mind that our work with plant medicines and psychedelics is for the purpose of healing and growth, and this talk is based on our personal and professional experiences in this context. The Minimum Effective Dose strategy means choosing to take the smallest amount of medicine needed to get the desired results, experience, or effect. There is a spectrum of methods and advice around how to work with psychedelics, from Microdosing to the Heroic Dose or Ego Death Dose, and everything in between. It can help to understand the wisdom and power of the Minimum Effective Dose by learning about the different types of psychedelic experiences, why and how they work, what they can deliver, and why you might want to dip your toes into the kiddie pool vs. diving into the abyss when it comes to psychedelics. Join us for a fun conversation about finding your own Middle Way with psychedelics, and learn some questions to ask yourself when preparing to take your next journey. Also, stay until the end to hear a serendipitous and magical story about how our Ayahuasca and San Pedro plant medicine retreat found its home on the beach of Olón, Ecuador.  Mystical Heart Collective helps people heal with psychedelics through education, integration, retreats, and the power of community. Learn more about our plant medicine retreats here. 
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March 29, 2021
EP 010 | Creating Space to Feel Your Feelings
Today we're talking about Creating Space to Feel Your Feelings. We know, this sounds like a drag, right? If you're like us, you are probably professional avoiders of pain, and have run the gamut of avoidance rather than actually deeply engaging in your feelings and emotions. This is a problem, because over time, when we become conditioned to divert, avoid, and repress our feelings, we start to develop energetic blocks, emotional and mental health issues, and even serious physical illnesses. On this week's episode of The Psychedelic Integration Podcast, we're having a conversation about all the ways we try to get out of engaging with our feelings, and how some of these coping mechanisms can really harm us over time. We'll also share about how to move through your feelings with grace and empowerment, why throwing tantrums as an adult is a good thing, and discuss how ceremony with plant medicines teaches us presence and surrender to our feelings, allowing us to make space for the things we truly want in life. And of course how healing with psychedelics and plant medicines help us feel our feelings and connect to our hearts, and how they teach us to carry what we experience in ceremony into our daily lives.  Mystical Heart Collective helps people heal with psychedelics through education, integration, retreats, and the power of community. Visit our website: https://mysticalheartcollective.com for information on how to work with us and join our plant medicine retreats.
46:33
March 22, 2021
EP 009 | The Wounded Healer
Do you identify as an empath or wounded healer or know someone who does? This week on The Psychedelic Integration Podcast, we're exploring the concept of The Wounded Healer, and all the nuances of what it can look like when you're called to be in service to others as someone who has overcome your own trauma or wounding. Wounded healers are often drawn to professions of guidance such as coaching, teaching, therapy, spiritual guidance, facilitation, energy and body work, and other healing careers where they provide support to others.   We discuss how healing something within yourself actually makes you the best person to be in a role of service to others on a path of personal growth, and we'll talk about how conditionally loving and helping someone can sometimes be more harmful than good. We also get into how the shadow side of The Wounded Healer can really derail our intentions, and how psychedelics give us guidance and vision for making it across the bridge of change and growth to reside in our own vision for our lives.    Mystical Heart Collective helps people heal with psychedelics through education, integration, retreats, and the power of community.   Visit our website: https://mysticalheartcollective.com for information on how to work with us and join our plant medicine retreats.
48:29
March 16, 2021
EP 008 | Can Psychedelics Help Treat Anxiety?
The Mayo Clinic defines anxiety as "Intense, excessive, and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations." Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year. Through the lens of Western medicine, anxiety is seen one of many mental health disorders that are becoming more prevalent and less treatable through that same system. In short, we are becoming more and more anxious, phobic, and full of fear and panic, and there is less and less that modern medicine seems to be able to do about it.  Enter plant medicines! Psychedelics have shown to be a promising, effective, rapid (and scientifically proven) treatment for anxiety disorders. On this episode of The Psychedelic Integration Podcast, we're diving into how anxiety harms us, and how psychedelics can help treat anxiety. And we'll talk about how they do this by actually getting to our root causes of anxiety, helping us find understanding, insight, and providing tools to help us forge a path of empowerment, relief, and self-healing. Learn about what you need to know to get prepared to work with psychedelics to heal anxiety, how to seek help, and understand why it's important to have an integration plan to support you throughout your journey. 
51:20
March 1, 2021
EP 007 | Thank You Plant Medicine: John Steiner's Story
#ThankYouPlantMedicine is an annual global campaign designed to encourage people whose lives have been changed by plant medicine to share their stories of transformation and gratitude, and to help end the stigma around the use of psychedelics. We are honored to devote our next two episodes of The Psychedelic Integration Podcast to sharing our personal stories of how plant medicine has radically changed and enhanced our lives. On this week's podcast episode, John Steiner shares his story of healing his relationship with himself, and how finding harmony within has led to a good relationship with the rest of life.
51:25
February 20, 2021
EP 006 | Thank You Plant Medicine: Sinclair Fleetwood's Story
Thank You Plant Medicine (#thankyouplantmedicine) is an annual global campaign designed to encourage people whose lives have been changed by plant medicine to share their stories of transformation and gratitude, and to help end the stigma around the use of psychedelics. We are honored to devote our next two episodes of The Psychedelic Integration Podcast to sharing our personal stories of how plant medicine has radically changed and enhanced our lives. On this week's podcast episode, Sinclair Fleetwood shares her personal story of overcoming addiction to alcohol, transforming trauma, and healing her relationship with her father after his death in prison. She speaks about her personal experiences with ayahuasca and San Pedro, and shares about aligning with her purpose to help guide others to their own power through healing with psychedelics.
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February 15, 2021
EP 005 | WTF Is Spiritual Alchemy?!?
We're getting a little esoteric on this week's episode of The Psychedelic Integration Podcast, aiming to challenge some of the limiting narratives we see around psychedelics and what they actually do for us, as well as to inspire some critical thinking and understanding of what psychedelic integration looks like in practice. So, WTF is spiritual alchemy?    Join us for a conversation about the historical origins of alchemy and where this concept comes from, all the way into our modern day thinking where we run into all kinds of myths and misconceptions around the actual methods of transforming darkness into light. What does that actually look like in daily life, and how can psychedelics help awaken us to our own magical powers of creation? We'll talk about what being a real life spiritual alchemist really looks like, and we'll give you some guidance on how to turn on the lights in your own psychedelic healing journey.
44:35
February 6, 2021
EP 004 | Releasing Fear with Psychedelics
On this week’s episode of The Psychedelic Integration Podcast we’re having a conversation about releasing fear with psychedelics. We often half-joke about how psychedelics literally help us escape from The Matrix, but the truth is that we live in a society where fear, anxiety, worry, and stress are manufactured to keep us divided and disempowered. Our modern society has us constantly plugged into news, entertainment, and social media that hijacks our vibration with a constant feed of “Be Afraid. Don’t Trust People Different Than You. There’s Something Wrong with You. Buy This to Feel Better.” Whether we are conscious of it or not, consuming news and media that makes us feel bad about ourselves and the world creates illness in our bodies and minds, and distracts us from all the possibility, opportunity, and magic we could have in our lives instead.
39:43
February 1, 2021
EP 003 | How Intention Unlocks the Power of Psychedelics
This week on The Psychedelic Integration Podcast, we're having a conversation about the power of intention to unlock psychedelics and level up our experiences. So many of us find our way to psychedelics through recreational use, and often having fun is the gateway to discovering the magical powers of these master teachers.    When we understand we have the power (through intention) to build a relationship with the spirits of the medicines, rather than just treating the experience as a thing that happens to us outside of our control, well, it's kind of a game changer.   We define and discuss intention, talk about why recreational use unfairly gets a bad rap, and share our personal experiences of transitioning from less mindful recreational use to ceremonial use, and what we've learned along the way. We'll also talk about how to find your intention, shift your mindset, and get the most out of your growing understanding of how psychedelics can heal and help you in your daily life.    It's ok and good to have fun and enjoy yourself, even when you're healing!   Adding intention into the mix, even if that intention is to enjoy yourself, connect with others, and have fun, helps create a conversation with the medicines, allowing an opening to expanding our consciousness and awareness, and leading to personal growth and healing.
44:27
January 25, 2021
EP 002 | Transforming Anger with Psychedelics
In this week's podcast, we dive into anger and the different ways it manifests and expresses itself in our lives. We speak to our own personal experiences of healing anger and rage through psychedelics, and we offer some practical things you can do to start getting a handle on anger through awareness, attention, and healthy coping mechanisms. We will also talk about what to do when you need to tell someone you're angry with them, what to express and when, and how to do it with grace and balance.    It is possible to express and process anger in a way that feels good and healthy!   Whether we are prone to repression or explosion, anger is actually not our enemy. It's our ally. Anger is the messenger with a dire warning that SOMETHING NEEDS TO CHANGE. So how do we move from rageaholic to rational, clear, calm expressions of anger? Psychedelics have so much to teach us about transforming anger and how we react and respond to it.    RESOURCES:  The Psychedelic Integration Podcast on YouTube Mystical Heart Collective Website Psychedelic Integration Academy Get The FREE Ultimate Guide to Healing with Psychedelics
29:45
January 18, 2021
EP 001 | Psychedelic Integration: The Key to Lasting Change and Growth
Welcome to The Psychedelic Integration Podcast with Mystical Heart Collective. In our first episode, you'll meet psychedelic integration coaches and retreat facilitators John Steiner and Sinclair Fleetwood, and we'll discuss the definition of psychedelic integration, and talk about why it's the true key to creating lasting change and growth. We'll cover how community and support are integral components to a full healing experience with psychedelics, and why finding your tribe is is the best way to amplify the power of psychedelics. 
27:29
January 12, 2021