Control vs surrender in psychedelic therapy and in life



On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the paradox of control and surrender in psychedelic assisted therapy and in life.

(1:45) A poem about control vs surrender written by an AI chat bot
(4:24) The Serenity Prayer
(5:50) Avoidance and our attachments to control are at the root of many types of suffering
(9:29) Allowing and the wisdom to know when to stop
(13:29) Radical Acceptance, by Tara Brach
(14:19) Acceptance, the comfort zone, and struggle
(17:41) Ceremony as a way to sacarementalize discomfort
(20:03) The safety of the therapy container allows clients to let go
(22:32) REBUS and how we change our neurological wiring
(24:45) Why some people might feel worse after a psychedelic experience
(26:19) How one might cultivate equanimity
(27:10) What does it mean to surrender to emotions?
(32:45) What we resist, persists.

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