Journeying into Psilocybin with Dr. Alan Davis

We’re diving into our second episode with Dr. Alan Davis, an Assistant Professor of Social Work at The Ohio State University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Psychedelic Research Unit at Johns Hopkins University.  “The Science of Psychedelics” was Part 1 from last week, so if you need a bit of background knowledge on…

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We’re diving into our second episode with Dr. Alan Davis, an Assistant Professor of Social Work at The Ohio State University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Psychedelic Research Unit at Johns Hopkins University. 

“The Science of Psychedelics” was Part 1 from last week, so if you need a bit of background knowledge on the science of psychedelics and the research involved, check ut that episode first. 

This week in Part 2, “Journeying with Psilocybin” we are focused on the clinical practice and what the medical experience is like for psychedelic study participants. 

We discuss…

 

  • What the experience looks like for  participants in the studies
  • The co-creation of the mystical and insightful experience to create a therapeutic and healing experience
  • If anyone has compared the experiences of people who have been treated in the study with people who have experienced their own spiritual or mystical experiences such as a Near Death Experience
  • Prognosis for patient post-study
  • How the world could be different if everyone could experience this vs. just those who have a psychiatric diagnosis

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The Science of Psychedelics with Dr. Alan Davis (Part 1)

A whole episode on psychedelics and the research behind them – Dr. Alan K Davis is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at The Ohio State University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Psychedelic Research Unit at Johns Hopkins University.   Psychedelic research focuses on clinical trials with psilocybin for people with depression and…

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A whole episode on psychedelics and the research behind them – Dr. Alan K Davis is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at The Ohio State University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Psychedelic Research Unit at Johns Hopkins University.

 

Psychedelic research focuses on clinical trials with psilocybin for people with depression and exploring psychological mechanisms by which psilocybin improves mental health and functioning.

 

With Dr. Alan Davis, we discussed…

  • The new wave of scientific research on psilocybin 
  • Background on this research starting in the 60s and 70s and then coming to a screeching halt.
  • The difference between MDMA, Ketamine, Psilocybin, and 5-MeO-DMT
  • How certain drugs affect specific areas of the brain and why some are better used to treat different psychiatric disorders
  • The components of a mystical experience

This is part one of a two-part episode that will be concluded on Monday. In the meantime, dive into this introduction and leave a review on iTunes if you like this episode.

 

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A Personal Ayahuasca Experience with Janice Gork

  We have another episode in our own ayahuasca journey – this time, we hear from Janice Gork, a personal friend who experienced ayahuasca.  Janice and I began this talk on the playground of all places…and she is going to share her story today.    Why she decided to embark on an ayahuasca journey How…

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We have another episode in our own ayahuasca journey – this time, we hear from Janice Gork, a personal friend who experienced ayahuasca. 


Janice and I began this talk on the playground of all places…and she is going to share her story today. 

 

  • Why she decided to embark on an ayahuasca journey
  • How ayahuasca opened Janice up to understanding herself
  • How ayahuasca differs as plant medicine 
  • What happens during an ayahuasca ceremony 

 

If you’ve wanted a deeper, closer look at ayahuasca and what happens during the ceremonies, listen all the way through this episode. 

 

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Listening to Ayahuasca with Dr. Rachel Harris (Part 2)

Psychologist Rachel Harris, PhD is the author of Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD and Anxiety. She was in private practice for thirty-five years working with people interested in psychospiritual development. During a decade working in research, Rachel received a National Institutes of Health New Investigator’s Award and published more than forty…

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Psychologist Rachel Harris, PhD is the author of Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD and Anxiety. She was in private practice for thirty-five years working with people interested in psychospiritual development. During a decade working in research, Rachel received a National Institutes of Health New Investigator’s Award and published more than forty scientific studies in peer-reviewed journals. She has also consulted to Fortune 500 companies and the United Nations.

In 2005 Rachel traveled to a retreat center in Costa Rica and serendipitously found herself with the opportunity to drink ayahuasca with Ecuadorian shamans. The morning after her first ceremony, Rachel began asking questions about the therapeutic potential of this medicine. She conducted a three-year research project with Lee Gurel, PhD that resulted in “A Study of Ayahuasca Use in North America,” published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (Summer, 2012)

In this two part episode we discuss:

What Ayahuasca is and what it means
Who is Grandmother Ayahuasca.
Who should use Ayahuasca and what are the risks associated with it.
What mechanism in the brain allows it to work.
In what type of setting Ayahuasca should be used
The difference between real vs. helpful?
The importance of “integrating spiritual insights into behavioral change”
The default mode networks and how Ayahuasca works on those networks
How these drugs and others similar help with existential distress?

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Listening to Ayahuasca with Dr. Rachel Harris (Part 1)

Psychologist Rachel Harris, PhD is the author of Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD and Anxiety. She was in private practice for thirty-five years working with people interested in psychospiritual development. During a decade working in research, Rachel received a National Institutes of Health New Investigator’s Award and published more than forty…

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Psychologist Rachel Harris, PhD is the author of Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD and Anxiety. She was in private practice for thirty-five years working with people interested in psychospiritual development. During a decade working in research, Rachel received a National Institutes of Health New Investigator’s Award and published more than forty scientific studies in peer-reviewed journals. She has also consulted to Fortune 500 companies and the United Nations.

In 2005 Rachel traveled to a retreat center in Costa Rica and serendipitously found herself with the opportunity to drink ayahuasca with Ecuadorian shamans. The morning after her first ceremony, Rachel began asking questions about the therapeutic potential of this medicine. She conducted a three-year research project with Lee Gurel, PhD that resulted in “A Study of Ayahuasca Use in North America,” published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (Summer, 2012)

In this two part episode we discuss:

What Ayahuasca is and what it means
Who is Grandmother Ayahuasca.
Who should use Ayahuasca and what are the risks associated with it.
What mechanism in the brain allows it to work.
In what type of setting Ayahuasca should be used
The difference between real vs. helpful?
The importance of “integrating spiritual insights into behavioral change”
The default mode networks and how Ayahuasca works on those networks
How these drugs and others similar help with existential distress?

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I SEE your pain with Julie Ryan

Psychic and Medical Intuitive Julie Ryan can sense what medical conditions and illnesses a person has and facilitate energetic healings. She can communicate with spirits both alive and dead. Julie can scan animals, access people’s past lives, and remove ghosts from homes and other buildings, and she can tell how close to death someone is. Her book Angelic Attendants:…

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Psychic and Medical Intuitive Julie Ryan can sense what medical conditions and illnesses a person has and facilitate energetic healings. She can communicate with spirits both alive and dead. Julie can scan animals, access people’s past lives, and remove ghosts from homes and other buildings, and she can tell how close to death someone is. Her book Angelic Attendants: What Really Happens As We Transition From This Life Into The Next describes a series of events that involves angels, multitudes of deceased family and friends, the spirits of deceased pets, and countless serendipitous and miraculous moments. Each week, Julie scans callers on her Ask Julie Ryan Podcast which is heard by millions in over 100 countries throughout the world. Julie is a businesswoman, an inventor, an author, a podcaster, and a serial entrepreneur. Her surgical device inventions are sold globally and she has founded nine companies in five different industries. 

In this episode I talk with Julie about: 

What it means to be a medical intuitive? 

Why someone would see out a medical intuitive?

How exactly do you see things as a medical intuitive? 

How do different illnesses show up as energy? 

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