Self-care strategies for the psychedelic therapist

by warrengibbon

Nov 22, 2022

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On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss self-care strategies for the psychedelic therapist.

(1:30) Self-care vs self-indulgence
(3:02) Why is self-care a necessity for therapists
(6:05) The therapist is an important part of the setting
(8:45) Managing the long sessions typical of psychedelic therapy sessions
(11:40) How much of this work can a therapist handle?
(13:18) Staying attuned when the client is still and quiet
(15:00) Modeling good self-care for clients
(17:45) Logistical support for the psychedelic therapist
(19:19) What Reid and Steve do for self-care
(23:50) Signs that you need to improve self-care
(26:26) PTF episode on burnout
(30:32) Balance between cutting slack and self-discipline
(33:22) How to care for yourself during a long psychedelic session
(35:30) Get supervision

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