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Control vs surrender in psychedelic therapy and in life



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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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