July 27, 2021

The art and science of psychedelic trip-sitting

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Reid Robison, Dr. Steve Thayer, and Derick Moody, PA-C, discuss the art and science of psychedelic trip-sitting. They cover the following topics:

(1:24) The distinctions between psychedelic trip-sitting, guiding, and harm reduction.
(2:48) Zendo Project 
(10:20) When you would want a psychedelic guide vs. a trip-sitter
(12:45) Skillset for psychedelic guides and trip-sitters
(14:46) Holding space and co-regulation
(19:08) The Huberman Lab Podcast
(21:00) You don't have to be perfect to be a trip-sitter, therapist, or guide.
(21:48) Should trip-sitters, therapists, or guides be required to experience altered states before acting in those roles?
(26:34) Tim Ferriss's interview with Marcela Ot'Alora
(29:22) Brene Brown on vulnerability
(31:48) The importance of validating the experience of others and the principle of “through, not down.”
(34:30) Safe, supportive touch during a psychedelic experience
(36:04) Facilitating the work of the inner healing intelligence 
(38:05) Handling “bad trips”
(41:31) The importance of preparation for a psychedelic experience

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Disclaimer: The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice or mental health treatment. Consult with a medical/mental health professional if you believe you are in need of mental health treatment.