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Psychedelic Conversations

Psychedelic Conversations

By Susan Guner
Revolution to renaissance, with the help of scientists, researchers, journalists, activists and organisations we can overcome our shared history of political and cultural stigmatisation of psychedelics and accelerate the vital progress that is needed more than ever in a post-covid world.

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Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Api Ascaso #31
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 31: In this episode, we deep-dive into Api's life story and discuss her mission working with children as an occupational therapist, as well as her ceremonial work involving music. 00:00 - Introduction 01:24 - Api's Story 05:40 - Working With Special Needs Children 12:50 - Integrating Music With Occupational Therapy 14:32 - Connecting With Music 17:10 - Why Are People Scared Of Singing? 23:26 - Music Is Medicine 25:37 - How Psychedelics Influenced Api's Journey 30:56 - Vibrational Frequencies All Around Us 32:46 - Tribal Experiences With Music 35:22 - How The Pandemic Has Affected People 38:21 - Transitioning Into Ceremonial Work With Music 40:01 - The Art Of Being In The Present 43:08 - How The Pandemic Could Affect The School System 45:33 - Api's Thoughts On The Future 59:07 - Outro About Api: Api Ascaso is a ceremonial musician and occupational therapist for children, navigating both spaces with wit and grace bringing forth a new understanding of the transition process to becoming a better human for the world and for ourselves. Connect with Api: Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/iNhL9iVyP5gJVxaJ9 Instagram: https://instagram.com/apilarre?utm_medium=copy_link Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
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October 17, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Kayse Gehret #30
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 30: In this episode, we discuss Kayse's story and her mission to promote microdosing for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. 00:00 - Introduction 02:01 - Kayse's Story 03:45 - Coming Into The Healing Arts 08:05 - Why "Group Settings" Are Important 12:05 - Microdosing Not Being A Magic Pill 15:03 - Managing People's Expectations 20:50 - Shifting Your Perspective 24:14 - Not Being Able To Track Spiritual Development 28:47 - Kayse's Thoughts On The Future Of Psychedelics 32:18 - Being Called To Plant Medicines 35:21 - How Do I Trust / Surrender? 38:28 - Is Microdosing A New Frontier In Psychedelic Use? 41:35 - The Integration Of Psychedelics In The US 45:40 - What Can We Do As Individuals? 47:12 - Rick Doblin's "Coming Out" Party 48:09 - The Youth Influencing A Psychedelic Renaissance 52:19 - Creators Doing The Plant Medicines Work 56:07 - Kayse's Last Words 57:23 - Kayse's Offerings 01:00:18 - Outro About Kayse: Kayse is a healing artist based in Northern California. She is an author, studio founder and a passionate advocate for nature-based therapies and healing. She especially loves working with beginners & individuals new to the plant medicine path, and guides a nationwide & growing community of individuals practicing microdosing for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Connect with Kayse: Website: https://www.microdosingforhealing.com Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaysegehret Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kaysegehret Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
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October 3, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Laurie Higbed #29
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 29: In this episode, we discuss Laurie's mission at "Awakn Life Sciences" to treat drug addiction by the means of assisted psychedelic therapy. 00:00 - Introduction 02:28 - Laurie's Background 06:37 - Understanding Trauma When Working With Psychedelics 10:20 - The Difficulties Of Being Lead By A Therapist 12:45 - Learning To Trust The Process 15:40 - Preparing Others To Trust Their Process 18:33 - Laurie's Thoughts On The Psychedelic Renaissance 22:20 - The UK National Health Service 24:49 - Not Relying 100% On Psychedelic Treatment 26:23 - Psychedelics Treatment in the US vs the UK 31:00 - Psychedelics Being Accessible In The UK 34:35 - The Stigma Of Using Psychedelics As A Treatment 38:43 - Laurie's Future Projects At "Awakn Life Sciences" 42:54 - Outro About Laurie: Dr. Laurie Higbed is an experienced clinical psychologist, has worked as a lead therapist on clinical trials using MDMA and psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy and has a special interest in working with complex trauma, addictions and the use of psychedelic therapy to treat a range of mental health difficulties. She is also the lead psychologist at Awaken Life Sciences  Awakn Life Sciences is a publicly-traded (NEO: AWKN) (OTCQB: AWKNF) biotechnology company with clinical operations; researching, developing, and delivering psychedelic medicine to better treat Addiction. Awakn’s team consists of world-leading chemists, scientists, psychiatrists, and psychologists who are developing and advancing the next generation of psychedelic drugs, therapies, and enabling technologies to treat Addiction. Awakn will also deliver evidence-backed psychedelic therapies for Addiction in clinics in the UK and Europe and through licensing partnerships globally. Connect with Laurie: Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurieolivia2?s=21 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/awakn_ls Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/AwaknLifeSciences Website: https://awaknlifesciences.com/dr-laurie-higbed Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
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September 26, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Darren Roberts #28
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 28: In this episode we discuss our "21 Day Meditation Challenge" and why it was created, the benefits of fasting and how to slowly implement it into your life, Darren's drug addiction and how he overcame it, trying Ayahuasca for the first time at Soul Quest, the psychedelic renaissance, reconnecting back with our inner soul through plant medicines, the benefits of experiencing the medicine in a ceremony surrounded by like-minded people, trauma-healing being an infinite process and not something one can achieve in a short period of time, the most difficult thing Darren had to deal with in his plant medicine journey, being open to receiving therapy, the patient process of recovery, Darren's plans for the future and so much more. About Darren: Darren Roberts is the founder of the Ayahuasca Integration and Sacred Vine Tribe group. After recovering from his addiction he became a plant medicine advocate, community builder, facilitator and supporter of those who are on their healing journey. Connect with Darren: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1946657132302878/?ref=share Instagram: https://instagram.com/sacredvinetribe?utm_medium=copy_link| Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
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September 19, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Inin Nini #27
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 27: In this episode we deep dive into Inin Nini's story of growing up in Latvia, how she discovered plant medicines, attending her first ceremony, taking a leap of faith to learn more about plant medicines in Peru, having a calling from the universe and trusting the process. The dangers of not understanding nor respecting the true tradition of these medicines before taking them, why some individuals have an "ego-inflating" experience when taking psychedelics, the importance of going into a ceremony with the utmost respect and honor for the plant medicines and facilitator. Inin Nini's fascinating thoughts on the dream world, the synchronicities between dreams and everyday experiences, writing down your dreams in a "dream book" to find meaning and symbolism,  how her book "The Thirteen Dreamers" came about as well as her second book "Numinous". Connecting with the sacred Nordic plants, "Mugwort" and the beautiful message it represents, why it is important to initiate feminine energy, balancing the divine feminine and masculine energies in order for the world to blossom, Inin Nini's sacred marriage ceremonies, her plans for the future and so much more! About Inin Nini: Inin Nini is a Plant Mystic, Soul Guide, Medicine Woman, storyteller, author of Brinumskais (Numinous) and the Priestess at Inin Nini Sacred Marriage Ceremonies. Connect with Inin Nini: Website: https://www.plantmystic.com/ Facebook Pages: https://m.facebook.com/moonlight.tribe/ https://m.facebook.com/brinumskaistabyininnini/ https://www.facebook.com/sacredmarriageceremonies/ Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only, and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
01:27:46
August 29, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Belinda Eriacho #26
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 26: In this episode, we deep dive into Belinda's story and how she came into the healing arts, indigenous roots of the psychedelic movement, medicinal use of traditional plant medicines, critical importance of integrating psychedelics into mainstream, concerns and ethical use, dangers of misuse, Belinda's experience with MDMA assisted therapy, her mission to use her skills to help people of color through trauma healing, having a sacred relationship with plant medicines and not viewing them as psychedelic re-creational drugs. We also covered the history of Peyote, how we're all connected to mother nature, Belinda's thoughts on spiritual narcissism and the ego vs the soul, benefits of the grieving process, understanding the physical + mental risks of plant medicines if not used properly, Kyle Ortigo's book: "Beyond the Narrow Life: A Guide for Psychedelic Integration and Existential Exploration", researching the origins and purposes of each individual plant medicine before taking them, and so much more. Beyond the Narrow Life: A Guide for Psychedelic Integration and Existential Exploration https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0907791832/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_PM1B4E8A6R3J71Z115NE?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 Belinda's impactful speech on Intergenerational Trauma: Native American’s Inherited Legacy for MAPS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFeosIJ4snE About Belinda: Belinda is of Dine’ (Navajo) and A:shiwi (Pueblo of Zuni) descent, residing in Arizona. She is the wisdom carrier, healer, and founder of Kaalogii LLC. Belinda holds degrees in Health Sciences, Technology, and Public Health. In addition, Belinda has participated in the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, MDMA People of Color Therapy Training Program. She is an international speaker on issues that impact Native Americans in the United States. Connect with Belinda: Website: https://kaalogii.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/belindap.eriacho The Church of the Eagle and the Condor Project: https://churchofeagleandcondor.org/  https://www.facebook.com/The-Church-of-the-Eagle-and-the-Condor-102503461411528/  Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only, and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens #Microdosing
01:14:43
August 22, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Daniel Brett #25
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 25: In this episode we discuss Daniel's story growing up in Liverpool, learning to surf at age 9, working for BBC, moving to Costa Rica, his living experience in Costa Rica, the increase in numbers of people wanting to travel during the post-pandemic era, and "laptop living". When then dive deep into Daniels book: "IBOGA: The Root Of All Healing" and his relationship with Iboga, the history of iboga and its origins, the Bwiti tribes and the initiation each member has to go through when becoming part of the tribe, the process of extracting the psychoactive alkaloids out of the raw tabernanthe iboga root bark, what isolating the ibogaine molecule means for the future of treatment, what lead Daniel to try Iboga for the first time and the experience he had, the journey of writing his book over 6 years, spiritual bypassing, balancing the recreational use of psychedelics, microdosing, research and harm-reduction, Daniel's plans for the future and so much more! About Daniel: Daniel Brett is a writer, traveler, surfer, musician, consciousness explorer. His search for the meaning of life eventually landed him in Costa Rica, where he now lives and writes full time. He is the author of the book "IBOGA: The Root of all Healing helped his quest enormously" as well as the writer for Noble Sapien. Noble Sapien: https://www.facebook.com/Noble-Sapien-105311128348690/ Iboga The Root Of All Healing: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1838446214/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_63NCWTKKXGZNV6K0GQNY Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
01:18:52
August 15, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Rubèn Wucubcame #24
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 24: In this episode we discuss Rubèn's story and how he formed his connection with nature as he was growing up, leaving Mexico City and moving into the mountains with his brothers, making music that honor their tradition and ancestors, Hurricane Katrina, the different rituals/ceremonies he has attended, re-incarnation and re-connecting with souls from a past life, his experiences with psychedelics such as DMT, learning about Chakras and vibration, discovering the power of the human body, using breathwork to focus your energy, letting go of fear, showing gratitude to the universe and truly loving yourself, Rubèn's drum-birthing workshops, and so much more.  About Rubèn : Rubèn is a Nahua native from central Mexico, currently developing a ritual music project “Origin Te Yon’ton” (Origin of the Heart) to share the path of ancient wisdom of understanding that everything is frequency and that our body is sacred where we can potentiate our own medicine and healing by harmonizing our body frequency and energy. Connect with Rubèn: Facebook - https://m.facebook.com/Originteyonton/ YouTube - https://youtube.com/channel/UCg60mi6AmFRBjbGOau3_P9A Instagram - https://instagram.com/3origin3te3yonton?utm_medium=copy_link Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
01:15:42
August 8, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Vishnu #23 (Pt. 2)
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 23: We continue our conversation from part 1 (https://youtu.be/d-Nq1CFYZCA) In this episode, Vishnu explains to us how he formed his relationship with Psycilocibn at around 19 years of age, how in the last 10 years he has helped people work through their traumas by hosting his own ceremonies, the organic process of individuals finding Vishnu through networking, building trust with these individuals so they can allow themselves to unfold and ultimately accept themselves, the important dietary preparation before experiencing a ceremony, finding and feeling pure bliss, trusting the medicine and trusting the process,  We then discuss the great advantages of group processes, learning something new about oneself in every ceremony, the medicine helping you connect with your authentic self to find your soul mission, the dedication it takes to serve a plant medicine, spiritual bypassing and spiritual narcissism, the duality of the medicine space, becoming a healer of yourself, the fact that we all are innately good people and have the capacity to be good and do good, Vishnu's introduction to the Bufo Alvares toad, his belief that Bufo is not just something you try and rather a calling to an individual, the notion that we are all one, and that the unfolding is taking place right now as we speak.  About Vishnu: Bodhisattva, vows to help awaken beings to awaken one’s true self, realizes that there’s only one consciousness. Vishnu is a medicine carrier, wisdom keeper, facilitator and guide for deep self-work. Connect with Vishnu: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IamVishnu1111 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/iamvishnu1111 Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #Entheogens
01:19:52
August 1, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Joël Brierre #22
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 22: In this episode, we talk about Joël's background and how he discovered psychedelics for the first time, growing up with open-minded parents breaking the stigma of psychedelics, Joël's thoughts on the psychedelic renaissance and how more people have grown to accept these plant medicines as opposed to 10-20 years ago, understanding that these plant medicines are not some kind of magic fix and that its rather a tool to help an individual when doing self-work, Joël's thoughts on psychedelics becoming more mainstream, the responsibilities that come with using these plant medicines, making sure spiritual retreats are affordable and available to everyone. Later on we discuss "5-MeO-DMT" and what it is all about, the profound experience one endures when taking 5-MeO-DMT, the true meaning of an "Ego-death" and surrendering yourself to mother nature, the preparation process you have to go through before taking it, how 5-MeO-DMT is extracted and the many ways it can be extracted, why Joël chooses to use synthetic 5-MeO-DMT over organic, finding an experienced facilitator/shaman that knows what they're doing to ensure your safety when attending a ceremony, the "aftercare" process, Joël's thoughts on the transition from "Kali yuga" into "Satya yuga", and so much more. About Joël: Joël is an entheogenic yogi, has been a pioneer in the modern psychedelic movement, specifically in the realm of 5-MeO-DMT and the Bufo Alvarious toad. His unique approach of applying classical non-dual yogic philosophy as geography for both preparation and integration from the entheogenic experience gained attention around the world at the first WBAC (World Bufo Alvarius Congress) and continues to shift the landscape of psychedelic use. Connect with Joël: Company Website: https://kaivalyakollectiv.com/ Personal Website: https://www.itsallsource.com/welcome Linkedin: https://mx.linkedin.com/in/jo%C3%ABl-brierre-13691b1b8 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joel_the_entheogenic_yogi/ Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going: https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
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July 25, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | John M. Folak #21
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast!   Episode 21: In this episode, we talk about the inspiration behind John’s books starting with “The Psychedelic Hero’s Journey of a Traveling Nobody”, his profound experiences with ayahuasca and the guidance it has given him, the notion that these plant medicines have their own agenda and that we are doing the medicines work, John’s first call to the medicines using mushrooms, “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho, the psychedelic renaissance and how these plant medicines are causing a mass awakening.  Later on, we discuss traditional therapy vs psychedelic therapy, reconnecting with one’s spiritual self and straying away from the American Dream, accepting plant medicines to be a part of our lives, transforming from the victim mindset to a greater cosmic understanding, the visionary plant medicines and how they will call to an individual, Johns advice for fighting fear/resistance and the benefits that will come after, Johns plans for the future regarding his journey and the books he will be releasing, and so much more. About John: The Traveling Nobody (aka John M. Folak) is a cargo pilot, public speaker, and author of five books on psychedelic spirituality, including The Psychedelic Hero’s Journey of a Traveling Nobody, The Organic Spaceship: Opening the Psychedelic Door and the forthcoming Unexplored Territory: The Search for Home. He lives in Austin, Texas but loves to escape to the desert for frequent resets in his time off - he travels within with meditation aided by psychedelics. His trips often land as hard-hit truths; truths we can all relate to...if we dare. Connect with John: Email: jfolak@gmail.com YouTube: Traveling Nobody Website: https://travelingnobody.net/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ATravelingNobod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/traveling.nobody/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TravelingNobody Book Info page: https://www.amazon.com/Traveling-Nobody/e/B0769734Q7?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000 Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
01:43:35
July 18, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Carlos Tanner #20
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 20: In this episode we talk about Carlos' background story, how he became interested in medicinal plants through reading Carlos Castaneda books, overcoming his drug addiction after his wakeup call, his first transformative experience drinking Ayahuasca in Peru, synchronicities that take place after a psychedelic experience, the trust one builds with the universe along their path, the retreats that Carlos and his team offer that are lead by Curanderos from the Shipibo tribe, targeting and resolving inaccurate personal truths that were formed from our traumas, what is Ayahuasca and what are its properties, and perceiving beyond our biological limitations (sight, hearing, smell) through drinking Ayahuasca. Later on, we discuss Carlos' powerful understanding of how traumas are formed and how we can overwrite them through the use of psychedelics, the long-term effect of psychedelic treatment vs pharmaceutical treatment, the fish tank analogy and how important changing the environment of an unhealthy individual is rather than trying to fix the individual themself, forgiving but not forgetting, Carlos' thoughts on the future of plant medicines, the complex training involved in becoming an Ayahuasca practitioner and so much more. Connect with Carlos: Twitter: https://twitter.com/AyahuascaFound Website: https://www.ayahuascafoundation.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ayahuascaretreats Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ayahuascafoundation/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ayahuasca-foundation/ About Carlos: Carlos was born and raised in the United States and has degrees in both art and philosophy. He moved to Iquitos, Peru, in 2004 and lived with his first teacher for four years before creating the Ayahuasca Foundation in 2008. In 2017, he opened the Riosbo Retreat and Research center and began hosting medical research in 2018.  The stage 1 study was completed at the end of 2019 and has now been published in the journal Frontiers of Psychiatry. Carlos appeared in the Netflix series Down to Earth with Zac Efron in 2020 and continues to offer unique educational courses and healing retreats as well as host important research into the traditional use of ayahuasca and plant medicine. The published study on "Ceremonial Ayahuasca in Amazonian Retreats": https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2021.687615/full?utm_source=F-NTF&utm_medium=EMLX&utm_campaign=PRD_FEOPS_20170000_ARTICLE Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
01:18:39
July 11, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Lindsay Kent #19
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 19: In this episode, we discuss Lindsay's background and how she became interested in filmmaking at a young age, Project MK-Ultra, Ken Kesey writing "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest", the formation of the "Furthur Bus", how Lindsay and two guys from Canada filmed the first leg of the Furthur Bus 50th Anniversary Tour, the premiere dates of her documentary, the psychedelic renaissance, Lindsay's burning man experience, finding your tribe and getting out of your comfort zone, how the pandemic has had an influence on individuals trying psychedelics, the invisible force of these medicines and how they bind us together, "The Ascent of Humanity" by Charles Eisenstein, entering the age of reunion, the power of awareness, understanding counterculture, Lindsay's plans for the future regarding filmmaking, getting out of the victim mentality, her profound experience after leaving the Furthur Bus tour and much more. Going Furthur Trailer: https://vimeo.com/560637063 About Lindsay: Lindsay is the filmmaker behind the upcoming documentary Going Furthur, chronicling the 50th anniversary of Ken Kesey's Furthur bus and the spark of America's counterculture. Connect with Lindsay: Website: http://krenshawfilms.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lnkent Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goingfurthur Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/goingfurthur50/ Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
01:00:15
July 4, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Luc Van Poelje #18
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 18: In this episode, we discuss Luc's background story with psychedelics, his team of professionals at Psychedelic Insights, what they offer at their retreats, the preparation work that takes part before a retreat with each individual, the difference between mushrooms and truffles, the importance of harm reduction, understanding the science and history of these substances before taking them, the post-pandemic era and how it has affected individuals all around the globe, using psychedelics for healing, the role of consciousness in the human experience, reconnecting with the higher self, questioning life and overcoming complacency, Luc's thoughts on the future of the psychedelic movement, his advice for individuals wanting to try truffles for the first time and much more. About Luc: Luc is the founder of Psychedelic Insights. He is a Royal Netherlands Marine Corps veteran, plant medicine advocate, entrepreneur, ocean sailor, mountaineer, and rain forest explorer. Above all, he is a dad to his daughter Sam (14). His life (choices) changed after his psilocybin and Ayahuasca experiences in 2013. Luc had a 15-year internet business career and a few years after taking psychedelics Luc ran a mental health education service for 4 years, including (walking) therapy and lifestyle coaching, and was a public speaker on mental well-being, especially in youth prisons where he gave 40+ talks on emotional health. Connect with Luc: Website: https://psychedelicinsights.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanpoelje Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vanpoelje Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
01:10:50
June 27, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Farrah Diani #17
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 17: In this episode, we deep-dive into Farrah's journey starting around 15 years ago. She explains how she became a Kambo practitioner, the reason she wanted to make Ayahuasca available for her clients, and why she decided to implement micro-dosing into her life. We go on to discuss the calling of the psychedelic plants, how many psychedelic therapists have had great experiences with self-work, the spirit of ayahuasca, facing your demons/shadows before helping others, learning to embrace the true power of the present, healing our nervous systems with medicinal plants, taking responsibility to work on ourselves when constantly being re-programmed by society, Farrah's thoughts on plant medicines such as "Iboga" vs traditional therapy. We then talk about the benefits of Ayahuasca, micro-dosing ayahuasca wine without the DMT properties, using the wine as an anti-depressant for depression & anxiety, the plant spirit working through psychedelic facilitators, micro-dosing being a great entry point for experiencing psychedelic therapy, healing one's nervous system before a ceremony, harm reduction pointers for individuals wanting to try Farrah's medicine, recommendations for micro-dosing ayahuasca, Farrah's thoughts on the future of psychedelics, and paying respect to these medicinal plants and the indigenous tribes who have been working with them for generations. About Farrah: Farrah Diani is a California-based Psychotherapist. She has traveled to many continents including South America where she found her passion for the indigenous Amazonian medicines and has been working with them extensively in recent years. Farrah has a Bachelor's degree in Biology with many years of studying the sciences and working in the pharmacology research department of the University of California Irvine where she earned her Bachelor’s in Sciences. Connect with Farrah: Website: https://thesoulvine.com/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2192663464165867/?ref=share Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Ayahuasca-Micro-Dosing-The-Soul-Vine-336670490548617/ Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner
01:15:05
June 20, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Vishnu #16
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 16: In this episode, we deep-dive into Vishnu's story and why he's chosen to be referred to as "Vishnu" over his government name. We discuss Vishnu's way of connecting with people and showing acknowledgment to their being, his experience with psychedelics such as psilocybin and DMT, the importance of being your authentic self through relaxation, and being aware of what you're feeding your temple through all senses (diet, vision, hearing etc.) Vishnu helps explain the importance of breathwork and meditation, reminding yourself to connect with nature to recharge, micro-dosing psilocybin to re-wire your brain in order to work through trauma, how Vishnu has become the being he is, truly accepting yourself to find inner happiness and bookmarking negative experiences to remember parts of your journey, using your pain as a gateway to open up, facing your traumas first before seeking light & love, how COVID-19 affected Vishnu and the major shift that is taking place (post-pandemic). About Vishnu: Bodhisattva, vows to help awaken beings, to awaken one’s true self, realises that there’s only one consciousness. Vishnu is a medicine carrier, wisdom keeper, facilitator and guide for deep self-work. Connect with Vishnu: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IamVishnu1111 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/iamvishnu1111 Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
01:02:36
June 13, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Jonathan Gold #15
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 15: In this episode, we deep-dive into Jonathan's story and how he came into the healing practices. We then discuss childhood traumas, toxic individuals in the psychedelic space, Kambo medicine and where it comes from, the "Phyllomedusa bicolor" also known as "The Giant Monkey Frog", the history of Kambo and how the medicine is obtained, the strange procedure of taking it and the physical effects after taking the medicine.  We go on to talk about our programming in the modern world, the difference between Indigenous tribes vs the Western culture, Jonathan's experience taking Iboga, using a timer when experiencing Kambo to help one understand where they are in the process, the "Planet Kambo" method vs the "Brazillian" method, Jonathan's website and what they have to offer, spiritual narcissism, true happiness within oneself, the negative association of being alone, what is Hapé/Rapé? and how to smoke it, Sananga, and much more. About Jonathan: Plant medicine veteran & Planet Kambo co-founder Jonathan Gold, left an unfulfilling 10 year IT career to pursue a higher path of healing, self-discovery & enlightenment uniting him serendipitously with the transformational healing power of Kambo frog medicine. Now a skilled facilitator boasting thousands of recovery testimonials, Jonathan escaped the matrix of corporate enslavement & lives a life of service, duty & soul alignment. Connect with Jonathan: Website: https://www.planetkambo.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Planetkambo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/planetkambo/ Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/kambo-jon?trk=public_profile_browsemap_profile-result-card_result-card_full-click Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
01:24:22
June 6, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Gerardo Urias #14
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 14: In this episode we discuss Gerardo's story, his last three traumatic years which lead him into a downward spiral of depression, how psilocybin mushrooms helped him work through his traumas bringing back color into his life, the "Wim Hof" method, how to shut down the prefrontal cortex through breath work and yoga, conscious vs subconscious thought, building capacity, the difference between the parasympathetic vs sympathetic nervous system, Stoic's philosophy and pantheism, being a product of our environment, tapping into the flow-state, gaining power over fear and lastly the creation of Gerardo's documentary and book "Taking Back My Mind".  About Gerardo: Gerardo Urias is an author, athlete, and citizen of the world. Gerardo grew up in San Diego, California before leaving for Europe when he was 20 years old to begin an incredible life of adventure, travel, trials, tribulations, and transformation. Recently, Gerardo has relocated to his hometown of San Diego to promote his book about mental health, Taking Back My Mind: My Journey Out of Depression with Psilocybin Mushrooms. When Gerardo is not writing, he is surfing, skiing, rock climbing, hiking, or reading a book out in nature." "Taking Back My Mind" Promotional Video: https://youtu.be/UXYfn0nwbHw Connect with Gerardo: Website: https://takingbackmymind.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gurias77 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gerardo-urias Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gerardourias77/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/takingbackmymind/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT51QhUKM9OuNMIQ4OtWeLA Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
01:32:21
May 30, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | James Cooke #13
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 13: In this episode, we deep-dive into James' background, a spontaneous mystical experience he had as a teenager, the similarities he's found between psychedelic and mystical experiences, how psychedelics helped him work through subconscious issues, his perception of spiritual bypassing, how words cannot explain the true magnitude of reality since they are only concepts, building capacity with microdosing, the beauty of fully surrendering and trusting the process, James' predictions on the future of psychedelics, the decriminalization, his plans for the future regarding his retreat centre and the importance of mindfulness and staying present. About James: Dr. James Cooke is a neuroscientist, writer, and speaker, whose work focuses on consciousness with an interest in meditative and psychedelic states. He studied Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience at Oxford University and passionate about exploring science and spirituality. He is currently building a retreat centre in Portugal and hosts Living Mirrors with Dr. James Cooke Podcast. Connect with James: Website: https://www.drjamescooke.com/ YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/DrJamesCooke Twitter: https://twitter.com/drjamescooke?s=21 iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/living-mirrors-with-dr-james-cooke/id1516523741 Instagram: https://instagram.com/drjamescooke?igshid=4e1hkhfjmbpt Instagram for his retreat development: https://instagram.com/thesurrenderhomestead?igshid=1wsdhrsznxncd Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing #PsychedelicScience #PlantMedicines #PsychedelicResearch #Entheogens
01:40:36
May 16, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Sébastien Fouillade #12
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 12: In this podcast we discuss Sébastien's introduction into the psychedelic space, his life journey working in different professions, finding enlightenment through yoga, running ayahuasca & mushroom ceremonies, the psychedelic renaissance, the stigma behind psychedelics, the leaders of the world coming out about their own psychedelic experiences, learning to fully surrender in order to reach major breakthroughs, easing into psychedelics through preparation such as breathwork/yoga etc, educating oneself on harm reduction and Sébastien's plans for the future. About Sébastien: He is a Product Leader at Microsoft, Creative & Marketing Director at Earth Medicine Experience, Advisor to Companies in the Psychedelics Space, Psychedelic Medicine Advocate, 2 x Startup Founder and Author. He had his first out-of-body experience 10 years ago during an intense yoga that led him to a spiritual renaissance aided by yogis, shamans, healers, float tanks, meditation, and powerful psychedelics. He eventually came out of the spiritual closet at work, freeing his authentic self. Sébastien recently published “Stairway to Healing: The Crooked Path We Travel” an account about his journey to Peru to work with Ayahuasca, 5-MeO-DMT, and Wachuma. He is on a mission to remove the stigma associated with psychedelics and inspire people to find their authentic selves. He leverages 26+ years of product and entrepreneurship experience to join forces with other innovators in the space of psychedelics. Connect with Sébastien: Website: https://fooyad.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/fooyad?lang=en LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebastienfouillade/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJBdpL_GUvH0JHZRV152MaQ Sébastien's Book: Stairway to Healing - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08Q6LPZM3 Thank you so much for joining us!   Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice.  About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing
01:05:40
May 9, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Jason Grechanik #11
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 11: In this podcast we discuss Jason's life story, how he discovered Ayahuasca, the advantages/disadvantages of psychedelics becoming a trend in 2021, not having to fear Biotech companies legalizing plant medicines, psychedelic discipline, looking for a sense of purpose and connection through social media, realizing one can never fully master a certain art form, the overwhelming journey of true enlightenment, internal resistance blocking one from their unlimited potential, medicinal plants being more/less beneficial outside of their natural environment, honoring traditions and what lead Jason to create the "Universe Within Podcast". About Jason: Jason is the host of the Universe Within Podcast, a former actor, photographer, and Thai boxer. Jason is also a plant medicine facilitator and he leads his own tobacco healing ceremonies in Peru’s sacred valley. Connect with Jason: Apple:  https://bit.ly/AppleUW Spotify:  https://bit.ly/SpotUW Google:  https://bit.ly/GooglUW YouTube:  https://bit.ly/YouTubeUW Websites: https://www.jasongrechanik.com https://www.nicotianarustica.org/ Thank you so much for joining us!   Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice.  About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.  Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast #Microdosing
01:12:16
May 2, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast - Darren Le Baron #10
Darren Le Baron (Springer) discovered psychedelics early in his teens however he wasn't interested until in his 30's simply because he was taught to "say no to drugs" and as he began to explore psychedelics, he understood why society has given psychedelics a bad name since it's an extremely liberating technology, allowing one to open up their psyche and discover more about their own mind. Darren believes that the notion of psychedelics losing many years of research in the '50s is misleading since that is only the case in western society as there are many indigenous cultures around the world that have been using psychedelics for decades now with an unbroken link. Darren's interest in indigenous cultures and history taught him the various uses of sacred plants ritualistically in ceremonies for medicinal purposes and we talk about the gatekeepers - the people that the sacred plants were gifted to, certain parts of the world hold specific entheogenic plants i.e The Amazon holds Ayahuasca, West Africa holds Iboga, Mexico holds Salvia etc. We also discuss the relationship between mental health and psychedelics, Darren mentions that indigenous cultures generally don't use psychedelics as a means of healing mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression etc. as these illnesses are a lot more common in western society due to the way we live. In indigenous cultures, psychedelics are used in a way to prevent mental illnesses rather than cure them. Darren's interest in cultivation, horticulture and organic food growing lead him to become a renowned mycologist, partnerships with Double Blind and The Psychedelic Society. About Darren: Darren Le Baron (Springer) is a mythologist, psychedelic researcher, qualified organic horticulturist, permaculture teacher and facilitator. Permaculture is an innovative framework for creating sustainable ways of living. His interactive workshops look at the fundamental ethics and principles of permaculture while sharing practical tips for personalizing and implementing the tools in our busy daily urban settings. Along with being a member of the Breaking Convention committee, Darren has worked with CRCLR in Berlin and LUSH in the UK supporting both to create sustainable working systems and environments using permaculture. Connect with Darren: https://www.darrenlebaron.com/ http://instagram.com/darren_le_baron​ https://www.facebook.com/darrenlebaron Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only, and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner
01:35:23
April 18, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Changal-Sapuro #9
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations podcast! Episode 9: We start by discussing Changal’s story and how it began with Cannabis when he was 9 years old. He explains that the plants found him throughout his life and not the other way around. At the age of 12, he met magic mushrooms, this allowed him to delve deeper and learn about himself. After years of exploring magic mushrooms, he also experienced other substances (Cocaine, MDMA, Speed) which allowed him to understand which of these drugs are medicines and which are not. We then start to discuss Bufo Medicine. Changal clarifies that with bufo medicine, he started to learn about oneness and how everything is interconnected. He then tells me about how he combined Ayahuasca with Bufo medicine and had one of the most intense trips he had ever experienced. This experience gave him one of the most animalistic perspectives of reality and allowed him to see how all beings are sentient, even down to the trees, rocks and water, holding the same collective consciousness. Changal does not advise an inexperienced individual to mix psychedelics such as Bofu + Ayahuasca. In order for someone to actually embrace an experience like this, one must first build capacity to contain such a powerful trip. It has taken him years (step by step) to be able to endure these experiences with the right approach. “When entering the deep waters, you want to be swimming and not drowning inside.” One day he came home on MDMA and was expressing his emotions with his parents. They gained interest and decided to try MDMA and magic mushrooms, this allowed his father to have one of the most transformative experiences in the year 2012. This experience absolutely changed his life and gave him the insight to stop living within society’s rules and realized from then onwards Changal had to become self-sustainable. We end off the discussion talking about the evolution of technology, Changals experience working with Bofu, Ayahuasca and Kambo, Re-activation of Bufo and Changal's regenerative healing farm. Changal's journey with the entheogenic medicines has been a tribal journey and it has not only brought him closer to nature but has also shown him what it means to be human. After years of experiencing this, he has slowly been able to empathize with the tribal people of the Amazon and why they've chosen to live this way. It has taught him over the years that you don’t have to build anything or to be a certain way or do a specific thing, we only have to live in the moment now, to enjoy life. Changal's message to everyone is to listen to your heart, if something doesn’t feel right, then it’s not right. About Changal-Sapuro Ancestralis: Facilitator of Bufo Alvarius, Kambo and Ayahuasca medicine, Artist, Builder, Farmer. He was introduced to psychedelics at the age of 9 and he’s been exploring psychedelic and entheogenic states for more than 17 years. In the last 6 years, he’s been living on 1 hector of land where he is building regenerative community healing farm, also traveling around the world to share Bufo medicine (Germany, Poland, Serbia, Austria, California, Oregon, Mexico, and last 2 years also traveling to Brazil to share Bufo medicine. His attitude towards psychedelics is “medicine for life” and he has a shamanic perspective and approach to psychedelics. He believes the entheogenic medicine is the best ally/teacher and pure consciousness itself. Connect with Changal: https://www.facebook.com/ApukunaRetreatCenter https://soundcloud.com/changalero https://www.mixcloud.com/Changaleros/ Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice.
01:12:39
April 11, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Antonio Sebastian #8
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 8:   We start off by discussing Antonio's life story and his experience growing up seeing energy and spirits, learning about certain plant medicines such as ayahuasca, salvia through his grandmother, the spiritual impact psychedelics had on his life allowing him to understand people on a spiritual level, and how he started delving deeper into psychedelic practices once his son was born.  We go on to discussing Salvia and the power it has, the difference between chewing it and smoking it, how it creates a unique experience for each individual taking it and how the experience may differ depending on one's body type, weight, gut health, mental health, upbringing etc.  I then ask Antonio for his opinion on the effect that psychedelics would have if they became mainstream and more available to people. He explains the problem with this and how it could potentially be a threat to the majority of pharmaceutical companies since they'll end up losing power and money. We go on to discuss mycology, microdosing, the science behind cultivating mushrooms, various types of mushrooms and their potency, and his experience experimenting with different genres of music when cultivating mushrooms. We end off the conversation by briefly going over quantum neurological psychedelic mapping and navigation, Antonio's thoughts on the psychedelic renaissance, his plans for the future of his company "A.L.I.C.E Cbyn", the beauty of mycelium growth and its connection with nature, and much more. About Antonio Sebastian: Founder and owner of A.L.I.C.E Cbyn, earned his B.A. in Management and Psychology from Long Island University and M.A. in Sociology from Arizona State University where he focuses on and thrives in forensic and Quantum Psychology. He is working on numerous studies in the psychedelic industry that compiles data of the various states of consciousness while using psychedelics by incorporating the shamanic practices shared with him from childhood. He is also a Reiki master, psilocybin cultivator, established Trip Sitter who utilizes local medicinal plants and plant medicine, Holotropic and Dreamshadow Transpersonal Breathwork. In late 2020, Antonio started a company called A.L.I.C.E Cybin Integration which stands for "Awakening Life In Cosmic Environments". Currently working with Dr. Michael Gentile MD to create an environment where psilocybin is truly understood from inoculation to fruiting and to document as much data as possible in regards to the different species. Thank you so much for joining us!   Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness.  For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. Connect with Antonio: Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/alicecybinintegration/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/a.l.i.c.e._cybin?igshid=qv4zd1pppjtz Twitter: https://twitter.com/alicecybin?s=21 Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner
01:36:34
April 4, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Naysha Silva #7
Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 7:   In this episode,   we focus the discussion on "dieta's", which is a contract made between a curandero and a particular plant spirit. It is an important part of Shamanic training to become a facilitator of the plant medicines. It is also used as a practice to heal oneself. Naysha explains it is a great idea to take part in a ceremony as well as a dieta to get the full experience. Before taking part in a dieta, one needs to fast for up to ten days. This allows you to show your deepest traumas and what you have been suppressing. The more time that one can invest into their dieta the better, since with each person the time frame may differ until one is healed. I address the issue where a lot of people are coming to these dieta's expecting instant healing, and even more so feel a sense of entitlement after only one month of experience. Where in reality, to be a true Shaman, it could take up to several months, maybe even a few years. Experiencing a Dieta is allowing the plants access to the subconscious mind and surrendering with trust, the western mindset struggles with this. Naysha explains that for a person who wants to train, the first year is all about healing. As you train, you start to become your own guide and realize that the medicine isn’t going to do the work for you, it is you who has to speak to the plants so they can answer your prayers. There is a problem with the western influence since in the traditional way when people came to heal, they didn’t have a timeframe. We then discuss the importance of being humble when working with the plant medicines. It is extremely important we use these plant medicines with the utmost respect. Many people also have trouble spending time with themselves and that’s why this pandemic has caused a lot of psychological problems and depression etc. The practice of the dieta is to come back to our inner child and learn who we really are.  Naysha clarifies that a typical day - when undergoing training - is spending time with yourself and trying to connect with the plants, eating one meal a day and being restricted from distractions such as cell phones. The first ceremony is the opening of the dieta. The Shamans start calling the spirits of the plants to see which plant is appropriate for the person/people they’re working with. The shaman will then determine how much time is needed for each person. After the first ceremony, some people may want to master a plant over a period of time to slowly become accustomed to each plant medicine and its properties.  About Naysha: A devoted Curandera from the Peruvian Amazon working in the shamanic field for 12 years. Trained by indigenous shamans. Born from plants, carries her medicine all over the world to help people awaken and heal. Connect with Naysha: Blog: https://naysha.blog/ Instagram: @curanderita Thank you so much for joining us!  Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness.  For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner
01:16:58
March 14, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Martha Allitt #6
Episode 6:   In this episode,  We start by discussing her life story growing up in England feeling a sense of small-town syndrome, experiencing her first psychedelic at 17 years of age, discovering an inspiring Ted talk in 2016, and her fascination with yoga and it becoming apart of her journey into the psychedelic realm which ultimately lead her to do yoga training and to work for the psychedelic society. We discuss the integration process, the mainstreaming of yoga and the misconception of it being an instant healing process, the glamorization of psychedelic drugs and meditation, what it takes to deal with depression the right way, how typically - in human nature - we expect instant gratification when trying to heal ourselves, and the importance of writing down your experience when taking psychedelics and sharing it with other people. Later on we discuss harm-reduction, the understanding that psychedelics are not domesticated medicines and can be just as dangerous as they can be effective and wonderful, the important notion that we cannot control psychedelics but we can turn a negative experience into something positive, the subconscious mind being revealed when taking psychedelics, and the dangers of using psychedelics alone as a recreational drug and the adverse effects they may have.  I then ask Martha about the UK and where we are positioning ourselves in the renaissance. She explains that the UK is ready to decrease the harm of these drugs when used recreationally, but that we need to give it time. She clarifies that there is a lot of progress being made with harm-reduction at festivals and how important it is since a lot of people take drugs from unknown sources. We go on to discuss the "Zendo Project" which is a program that has been created to provide safe spaces within festivals for people having difficult experiences related to drugs. I explain to Martha how since the "Zendo Project" has been created, a lot of the harm at festivals has been reduced.  Martha helps by listing some of the important steps to note for harm-reduction purposes starting with the importance of understanding different types of drug test kits, researching what you are taking on sites like "https://psychonautwiki.org/", owning a scale to know the exact amount you're taking, meditating before going into a psychedelic trip, having a "trip sitter" - someone you trust that is willing to be there for you if needed, and most importantly, to do what you are comfortable with. About Martha: Martha works for the Psychedelic Society UK where she runs events on science, culture and policy within the context of psychedelics and other plant-based medicines. She also works for The Psychedelic Renaissance where she writes articles and various other pieces of content to engage the psychedelic community and beyond in the spectrum of issues and relevant news, both positive and negative. She also aims to spread important harm-reduction information and is a proud volunteer for Psycare UK with a background in Neuroscience, Martha has an evidence and research-based focus and is passionate about disseminating information on the therapeutic purposes of plant-based medicines and other psychedelics to treat various medical conditions, in hope to move closer towards ending the war on drugs. This drive has led her to volunteer for Patient-Led Engagement Access (PLEA). Outside of her psychedelic career, Martha is a trained yoga teacher, enjoys making art, writing songs and dancing to 80's disco music. Connect with Martha: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/martha.allitt/ Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/martha-allitt-89b4531b8 Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner
57:48
March 7, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Naysha Silva #5
Welcome to Psychedelic Conversations Podcast!    Episode 5:     In this episode,    We start by discussing how the pandemic has affected Naysha's personal life, the struggle of bringing mother nature's medicine into western society, the misconception of the medicine being an instant transformation tool, and the importance of the environment the medicine is taken in.   We then go on to discuss how typically in human nature we are always wanting a quick transformation, the "spiritual eagle" - believing that once you've taken the medicine you are completely enlightened, and the real hard work it takes to confront the shadow self and become truly awakened.    Naysha explains spiritual narcissism and the ego, the dedication and time it takes to carry the medicine appropriately and the truthful teaching of the plants to become unconditional and to love without the ego distorting one's perception.   We also discuss the art of self-work and accepting what is, the important lesson of "listening" when taking plant medicines, and the understanding that these medicines can show what you're capable of but that it's up to you to fulfill your purpose.    Naysha then explains the challenges she had to overcome in her journey to becoming a Shaman, setting boundaries with people, and having to let go of certain friends and family. As well as becoming more strict over the years as a Shaman since many people aren't truly ready to complete a ceremony and feel cheated when having to let go of technology and their comfort zones.   Lastly, we go over the notion of having to walk a path of darkness before seeing the light and attaining wisdom, the importance of forgiveness and its benefits for one's soul, how going through a grieving process is crucial for an individual, and how having to be hypersensitive when doing a Dieta allows one to hear and truly connect with the plants. About Naysha: A devoted Curandera from the Peruvian Amazon working in the shamanic field for 12 years. Trained by indigenous shamans. Born from plants, she carries her medicine all over the world to help people awaken and heal.   Connect with Naysha: https://naysha.blog/ Thank you so much for joining us!     Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness.    For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice.     About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.    Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast
01:13:14
March 1, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Luis Solarat #4
Welcome to Psychedelic Conversations Podcast!    Episode 4:     In this episode,    Susan Guner interviews Luis Solarat.     They start by discussing why he left his job at London Real, how Luis felt that after he created "Re-connect" his life long dream had been achieved, his new home in the Peruvian forest, Luis' experience with the Dietas - a plant-based practice for developing connection to the Spirit, Ayahuasca ceremonies helping enforce your connection with the plants, the different uses for Dietas and the important preparation before initiating a Dieta, self-isolation and the discipline required to help deconstruct the ego, how important it is to have pure intentions when doing a Dieta, having a safe environment to experience the plant medicines, the importance of self reflection and not to let life slip away, how COVID-19 has changed our psychology, how Luis' documentary "Dissolution" came about and Luis belief in humanities synergy with nature.   About Luis Solarat: He is a manager and a facilitator at Psychonauta foundation (plant medicine retreat), he was born in Spain, became interested in video games and film, he then went to study film and started making movies whilst working with photography. Years later, he moved to London and found a London real podcast which then unfolded into Luis becoming the head of video production and directing every London real documentary/film including "Re-connect". His interest in Psychedelics began recreationally and this transitioned into a lifelong passion for Psychedelics and plant medicines.   Connect with Luis Solarat:     Website: https://dissolutionsolution.wordpress.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luissolarat Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DissolutionSolution/featured Thank you so much for joining us!     Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness.    For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only    and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice.     About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.    Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast
01:06:56
February 20, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Sanne Ham #3
Welcome to Psychedelic Conversations Podcast!   Episode 3:   In this episode,   Susan Guner interviews Sanne Ham.   She is a trauma integration therapist and an entheogenic guide.   They start by discussing her story on how she got involved in the Psychedelic space, how she became an entheogenic guide using Psilocybin, her near-death experience and how it affected her perspective on life/death and healing, the journey of self-awareness and how suppressed emotions are reflected on others, Psychedelics being initiators and not instant healing substances, the shadow self and how it is important to engage and confront your shadow self just as "Buddha" does with "Mara", the painful process of integration and not to expect instant gratification, having someone to witness your journey so that you can obtain a more objective perspective, how Psychedelics are not for everybody and much more.   Connect with Sanne Ham:  https://www.sanneheart.com/ Thank you so much for joining us!   Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only   and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice.   About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development.   Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast
01:41:10
February 13, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Greg Lake #2
Welcome to Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 2:  In this episode,  Susan Guner interviews Greg Lake. (co-founder of EntheoConnect) He is a trial and appellate attorney, entheogenic church lawyer, consultant, and author. Greg helps people with legitimizing their psychedelic practices by forming them a legal entity/church and helping them with their doctrine and internal documentation in order to maximize their protection.  They go on to discuss the benefits of spiritual retreats, his history with propagating psychedelics, overcoming addiction and financial struggle, developing EntheoConnect, the safety put into legalizing spiritual ceremonies, mystical experiences, how COVID-19 has affected mental health, how the perception of psychedelics is evolving, the difference between psychedelics and entheogens, Greg's upcoming book revolving around the law of entheogenic churches in the US, how his first book "Psychedelics in Mental Health Series:: Psilocybin" came about, his passion for helping people and spreading the word on psychedelic therapy. Connect with Greg Lake: http://EntheoConnect.com https://www.amazon.com/Psychedelics-Mental-Health-George-Lake/dp/B089M1HW21 Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only  and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast
53:39
January 2, 2021
Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Derek Januszewski #1
Welcome to Psychedelic Conversations Podcast! Episode 1:  In this episode,  Susan Guner interviews Derek Januszewski (the founder of Pachamama sanctuary) to discuss his life story in-depth as well as his experiences with Soul Quest, drinking Ayahuasca to help deal with traumas, legalizing psychedelics, the Woodstock generation, spiritual bypassing, and Derek's plans for the future regarding the Pachamama sanctuary. Connect with Derek: https://www.pachamamaretreats.org/ https://www.facebook.com/derek.januszewski Thank you so much for joining us! Psychedelic Conversations Podcast is designed to educate, inform, and expand awareness. For more information, please head over to https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Please share with your friends or leave a review so that we can reach more people and feel free to join us in our private Facebook group to keep the conversation going. https://www.facebook.com/groups/psychedelicconversations This show is for information purposes only  and is not intended to provide mental health or medical advice. About Susan Guner: Susan is a trained somatic, trauma-informed holistic psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based approach grounded in Transpersonal Psychology that focuses on holistic perspective through introspection, insight, and empathetic self-exploration to increase self-awareness, allowing the integration of the mind, body and spirit aspects of human experience in personal growth and development. Connect with Susan: Website: https://www.psychedelicconversations.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susan.guner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-guner/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/susanguner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susanguner Blog: https://susanguner.medium.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/susan-guner #PsychedelicConversations #SusanGuner #PsychedelicPodcast
59:29
December 12, 2020