How ketamine-assisted therapy helped Tanner Yarro conquer fears, overcome anxiety, and reclaim his life.

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Tanner Yarro. Tanner is a Numinus client who agreed to come on the show to share his personal experience of how ketamine-assisted therapy helped him overcome crippling anxiety, face existential fears, and ultimately reclaim his life. Tanner shares his perspective on combating the stigma around psychedelic therapy specifically and psychotherapy generally. They also explore how he navigates being a nonconformist in his culture of religious faith and how playing Dungeons & Dragons can be good therapy.

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How to become a psychedelic therapist

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the various pathways that lead to a profession in psychedelic-assisted therapy. They talk about the twists and turns of their own paths to this profession, why people might want to pursue this speciality and why they might not, different training opportunities including those associated with clinical trials, the Numinus psychedelic therapy certification pathway, the how different licensed professionals can get involved, non-licensed paths to psychedelic work, and much more.

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Military veterans, PTSD, forgiveness, and psychedelic-assisted healing with former Navy SEAL, Michael Higgs

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by former Navy SEAL, Michael Higgs. Since retiring from a long military career, Michael has worked as the Director of Programs at The Honor Foundation–a unique transition institute created to help members of the U.S. Special Operations community realize their maximum potential during and after their elite service careers. He has also served as Director of Operations at The Mission Within–a 6 week entheogenic psycho-spiritual therapy program focussed primarily on Special Operations Forces veterans, combat veterans, first responders, and contact sports athletes who suffer from treatment-resistant and complex conditions such as Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTbi), Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), Depression, and/or addictions.
Michael discusses his personal healing journey with psychedelics, his approach as preparation and integration coach, the unique challenges military members and veterans face when seeking help for trauma and moral injury, the importance and power of self-love and forgiveness, and much more.

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Psychedelics and the pursuit of human flourishing with Jonathan Rosemberg

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Jonathan Rosemberg to discuss his recent paper entitled, “Psychedelics and the Pursuit of Human Flourishing: An Examination of Research and Potential Psychological Mechanisms”. Jon is a consultant for Numinus and recently defended this paper as his capstone project for his masters of applied positive psychology at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania. Jon helps Reid and Steve explore the concept of human flourishing, self-transcendence, self-distancing, spiritual intelligence, meaning-making, compassion, beginner’s mind, and several other topics related to the potential that psychedelic tools have for helping people heal, grow, and flourish, especially when those tools are used to assist the psychotherapy process.

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Using psychedelics wisely

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss how to use psychedelics wisely. They talk about the difference between wisdom and knowledge, setting intentions, educating oneself about the medicine experience, the power of the setting in which psychedelics are experienced, drug interactions, testing your psychedelics, grounding and resourcing, the dark night of the soul, frequency of use, spiritual bypassing, and much more.

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People-pleasing, attachment styles, and making yourself a priority.

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the topic of people-pleasing. Reid and Steve confess their own struggles with people-pleasing and what they’ve done to mitigate it. They explore the relationship between people-pleasing and attachment style, why being nice isn’t always so nice, how to set better boundaries, how self-compassion can help heal the wounds that lead to maladaptive people-pleasing, why selfishness can be a good thing, and much more.

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Can psychedelics make you feel worse?

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the question, “Can psychedelics make you feel worse?” They define what is meant by “worse”; discuss preparation, navigation, and integration factors that effect the outcome of a psychedelic experience; list some contraindications for psychedelic use; explore the relationship between suffering and meaning; talk about neurophysiological reasons people sometimes feel worse after psychedelics, and much more.

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Can you have a good day on purpose?

Can psychedelics make you feel worse?In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the question, “Can you have a good day on purpose?” They define what is meant by “good day”, discuss the very real challenges and obstacles that can prevent people from having a good day, explore the biological variables at play, summarize the positive psychology literature on subjective well-being, give some practical strategies for how to have a good day on purpose, and much more.

 

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Nick Bruss, EdD, LMFT on ketamine, mindfulness, IFS, psychedelic training, & and TREAT California

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Nick Bruss, EdD, LMFT. Nick is a psychedelic therapist, IFS expert, educator, therapy trainer, and advocate. They discuss Nick’s approach to ketamine-assisted therapy, whether or not psychedelic therapists should have an experience with the medicine they’re working with, the TREAT California initiative, how IFS pairs with psychedelic-assisted therapy, the value of mindfulness as a foundation for psychedelic work, and much more.

Gul Dolen MD, PhD on how psychedelics could be the master key that unlocks critical learning periods allowing real change to happen.

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Gül Dölen MD, PhD. Gül is an associate professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a pioneer and world leader of psychedelics research. She earned her MD, PhD at Brown University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she carried out seminal work on critical periods, learning and memory, and the pathogenesis of autism. You can learn about her current work at dolenlab.org.

In today’s interview, Gul teaches us about critical learning periods and social reward learning. She clarifies what it really means when we say psychedelics cause “neuroplasticity” and explains the difference between metaplasticity and hyperplasticity. We talk about the possibility that psychedelics are the “master key” that unlocks various kinds of critical periods and what that means for treating psychiatric, neurodevelopmental, and even motor dysfunction like that found in stroke patients. She provides a neuromechanistic explanation for the phenomenology of a psychedelic trip and makes a case for the critical importance of psychotherapy in combination with psychedelic use for people who are seeking healing or behavior change.