In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Kyle Buller from Psychedelics Today. Kyle is a mental health counselor, transpersonal breathwork instructor, and psychedelic therapy educator. Co-founded by Kyle and Joe Moore, Psychedelics Today is an education platform committed to exploring and discussing the field of psychedelics and non-ordinary states of consciousness. They discuss the following topics:
(1:47) Introductions and how Kyle got interested in transpersonal psychology
(3:32) Kyle's near-death experience
(9:16) DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences, by Rick Strassman
(9:58) Similarities between NDEs and psychedelic experiences
(14:15) Psychedelic compounds without the psychedelic experience
(16:06) What is transpersonal psychology?
(17:45) Dr. Stan Grof and trusting the process
(23:35) When should a therapist intervene in the process?
(26:28) Appropriate therapeutic touch in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP)
(27:58) To Redeem One Person Is to Redeem the World: The Life of Frieda Fromm-Reichmann, by Gail Hornstein
(33:05) The origins of Psychedelics Today
(39:44) Breathwork and psychedelics
(42:02) Pros and cons of at-home ketamine treatments
(45:48) Rebirthing process in breathwork
(51:56) What is a “spiritual emergency”?
(59:23) How to support someone with integration of a transformative experience?
(1:05:53) Vital psychedelic therapy training program from Psychedelics Today
(1:09:04) What might be required to become a certified psychedelic therapist?
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