Numinus CEO, Payton Nyquvest, on chronic pain, community, training, and the future of psychedelic therapy

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Numinus CEO, Payton Nyquvest. Payton share’s his personal experience with psychedelic healing and reveals how his desire to pay forward his healing experience resulted in the formation of Numinus. They talk about the importance of community in the psychedelic therapy context, explore some of the challenges that psychedelic therapy clinics currently face, discuss the importance of good training for psychedelic therapists, (especially experiential training), and much more.

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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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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 psychedelics solicit false beliefs?

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore how psychedelic experiences might solicit false or maladaptive beliefs.

MDA, salvia, and kanna: snake oil or powerful medicine?

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore some of the lesser-known psychedelics. Specifically MDA, salvia, and kanna. They discuss the case reports, limited research, and cautionary tales on these substances and provide some harm-reduction education along the way.

Can psychedelics help treat addictions?

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison try to answer the question, “can psychedelics help treat addictions?” They discuss some of the exciting research being done on psychedelic therapies for addiction like psilocybin for nicotine and alcohol use disorder or ibogaine for opiate use disorder. They also explore the factors that contribute to and perpetuate addiction and how the perspective-granting power of a psychedelic experience might be uniquely helpful for someone seeking to break free from an addictive relationship to a substance or behavior pattern.

Psychedelic Science 2023 conference recap

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison give a little trip report on their experience at the Psychedelic Science conference put on by MAPS in Denver.