Dr. Charles Grob

Psychedelic Insights From One of the Earliest Researchers – Dr. Charles Grob – HPP 103

For decades, Dr. Charles Grob has been researching applications of MDMA, psilocybin, and ayahuasca for a variety of human conditions including end of life anxiety, PTSD, depression, addiction, and more. His contributions have significantly shaped what we know about psychedelics today and how much of an impact it has on our patients.

In today’s episode, we hear about the early challenges in psychedelic research, and learn about Dr. Grob’s perspectives about what elements of a psychedelic-assisted therapy session are essential. We explore the exciting new developments at the intersection between the medical and the spiritual dimensions of healing.

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Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris

Conversation about Psychedelics, Ego Theory, and Research Developments With a Leading Researcher – Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris – HPP 102

Psychedelic research is gaining momentum, and Robin Carhart-Harris with his team at Imperial College, London is one of the most prolific groups pushing the science forward. In May 2021, the New England Journal of Medicine published their head to head depression study of an SSRI vs. psilocybin.

In today’s episode, we are joined by a pioneering neuroscientist, Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris. We dive into conversations around the effects of psychedelics on brain networks, the nuances of ego, self, and other, and exciting developments within the research.

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Steven Porges, PhD

Polyvagal Theory, Trauma and Neuroscience of the Mind – Dr. Stephen Porges – HPP 101

The stress response impacts every aspect of health, not only mental health. The vagus nerve is a major connector between mind and body and a big part of the parasympathetic nervous system.

In today’s episode, we are honored to welcome Dr. Stephen Porges, the author and mind behind Polyvagal Theory. Dr. Porges has committed decades of research to uncover the various aspects of how the vagus nerve is involved in trauma responses. Join us as he shares his wisdom and insights about the polyvagal theory, and ways that trauma therapy can make use of the vagus nerve.

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Alex Grey

Allyson Grey

Visionary Art, Mystical Experiences, Transcendence & Psychedelics – Alex & Allyson Grey – HPP 100

What is art and where does it come from? How can art provide a window into the divine nature of reality? In this episode, we take a deep dive into answering these questions along with an exploration into broader mystical experiences, transcendence and the role of psychedelics.

We are honored to host Alex and Allyson Grey, two of the most respected visionary artists in the world. They share some great stories from the early days of the psychedelic revolution, how their marriage has fostered the support they needed to produce their artwork, and the role that art plays in the healing process.

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Joe Hawley

NFL Player Joe Hawley Talks Competition, Performance, Career and Purpose – HPP 99

To make it to the top of professional sports takes a lot of hard work, mental toughness, and physical discipline, and to always be one step ahead of the game. What happens to athletes when they pivot and walk away from a lifetime of commitment and immersion in their sport? What experiences, challenges and psychological difficulties do they go through, and how do they cope?

In this episode, we’re excited to explore this existential moment with a former NFL football player and the founder and CEO of the HART collective, Joe Hawley. He shares his interesting story about his time in the NFL, insights and his effort to support former athletes who have since left their sport to find deep purpose.

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Dr. Joe Tafur, MD

Ayahuasca, MDMA, and Epigenetic Research – Dr. Joe Tafur – HPP 98

Psychedelics have been used to heal people for thousands of years in traditional indigenous ceremonial contexts. Psychiatric research is showing very promising results for psychedelic therapy. But can psychiatry address the spiritual dimensions of healing with psychedelics?

In today’s episode, we are joined by Dr. Joe Tafur, author, speaker and an integrative medicine doctor at the Ocotillo Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Tafur discusses the role of spirituality in psychedelic healing, shamanism, and his exciting new research on epigenetic findings in people who recovered from PTSD with MDMA therapy in MAPS trials.

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Eric Kussin

#Same Here Founder’s Personal Story Behind The Global Mental Health Movement – Eric Kussin – HPP 97

Mental illness stigmatization remains one of the biggest issues in the battle against the global mental health crisis. It’s very taboo to openly and publicly discuss our mental health, and the struggles that we all face from time to time. #Same Here founder Eric Kussin is on a mission to change that by bringing together personalities from the MLB, NHL, NFL, NBA/WNBA, MLS, Pro Boxing, Pro Volleyball, international sportsmen and women, announcers, actors, performers and musicians who are willing to tell their stories about mental health struggles.

In today’s episode, #Same Here founder, Eric Kussin shares his personal story of fighting against a severe mental health crisis, how he was misdiagnosed for years, the missing part of the equation, and what led him to founding a global mental health movement.

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Theo Fleury

Olympic Gold Medalist and Stanley Cup Champion Theo Fleury Talks Trauma, Addiction, and Resiliency – HPP 96

Trauma causes pain that many people seek to alleviate by turning to substances. Many high achieving people have experienced trauma and addiction while somehow maintaining an extremely high level of performance in their chosen field.

In today’s episode, we are fortunate to have former Olympic gold medalist, Stanley cup champion, speaker and author, Theo Fleury. Join us as we dive into his gripping personal story of trauma, addiction, and resiliency.

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