Can this new psychedelic renaissance change your life?
I’ve often wondered what it would be like to feel calm and peaceful most of the time. Not just in little increments like after yoga class. I mean ‘resting calm face all of the time. What would true inner peace feel like? How much more confident and empowered would I feel if I could blow off a hurtful comment? What if I didn’t feel like I need a glass of wine to soothe or decompress? What would my career be like with more focus and more patience? Is there a pill for all this?
Well, there is. Except it’s not a pill, it’s a treatment and it involves a personal journey into your psyche. Are you ready to explore your mind? When I say, ‘psychedelic therapy’, many of you are going to automatically think back to the 60s, the days of bellbottoms and LSD and Timothy Leary and I get that. I did too. But stay with me…
Psychedelic Therapy – changing your perspective can change your life
Psychedelic therapy often involves microdosing or macrodosing hallucinogens like psilocybin(the active compound in mushrooms). It all takes place in a controlled environment with trained facilitators. This therapy helps to treat many issues such as anxiety, depression, addiction, migraines, menopause symptoms, PTSD and eating disorders. The idea is to establish an intention for the therapy and then to explore the mind and change it through this experience. Sound crazy? Well it’s been around for decades and is strongly supported by science.
There have been several books published on the amazing results of this therapy. Ayelet Waldman’s ‘A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in my Mood, My Marriage, and My Life” is an inspirational look at how she used LSD to address a variety of psychological symptoms caused by hormonal changes related to menopause. The experience changed her life, and subsequently tens of thousands of people around the world who have tried it as well. The New York Time bestseller, “How to Change Your Mind” by Michael Pollan provides compelling information and reassurance as to why this therapy is so impactful in changing how people think, and therefore thrive.
In this episode I’m joined by Irie Selkirk, co-founder and Director of Rise Wellness Retreat – the world’s first psilocybin and microdosing retreat hosted in Jamaica. Irie talks about the benefits of psychedelic therapy and what you can expect from the treatment and the retreat.
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