January 25, 2023

What's love got to do with it?

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the many facets of love. They explore what love is, how it’s extended and received, the concept of unconditional positive regard, why it’s so important to feel seen and understood, the role feelings of love play in psychedelic medicine…and much more.

(1:22) The core need of being seen
(3:29) Unconditional positive regard and Carl Rogers
(4:58) The first duty of love is to listen
(7:11) Love in parenting
(9:31) Validate before reassuring or fixing
(10:48) Love means a lot of different things
(11:45) Self-love and why it’s hard to do
(15:29) A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson
(16:33) The 5 love languages
(17:40) Enlightenment and love
(20:28) How to Change Your Mind, by Michael Pollan
(22:37) Experiences of love on psychedelics
(24:05) Sit Around The Fire, by Jon Hopkins with Ram Dass, East Forest
(27:10) Oneness, connectedness, and common humanity

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