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The psychedelic renaissance is here! Join Dr. Steve Thayer, Dr. Reid Robison, and special guests as they explore the frontiers of psychedelic medicine and what it takes to cultivate a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Our hosts draw from their extensive knowledge and experience with psychedelic therapy research and treatment to discuss the science, practice, and art of psychedelic healing. If you are a helping professional, therapist, clinician, guide, healer, psychedelic enthusiast, or simply ...
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There’s a myth out there that failure is career-ending and that success is achieved without any bumps in the road. But in reality, it’s surviving rock bottom that gives entrepreneurs the experience, confidence and edge that ultimately causes them to thrive. You’ll hear stories of challenge, perseverance and triumph. Plus you’ll learn how to capitalize off the failure factor--your secret to success.
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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Reid Robison is joined by Austin Mao. Austin is a serial entrepreneur, author, poet, community builder, and keynote speaker, celebrated for blending science, spirituality, psychology, and shamanism into his work. As the visionary co-founder of Ceremonia, a legal non-profit spiritua…
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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about how to integrate a challenging psychedelic experience. They discuss what the integration process typically entails, some recent research on integration, what can make a psychedelic experience challenging to integrate, how the preparation…
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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Brittney Hartley. Britt is a religious trauma and deconstruction coach and atheist spiritual director. Drawing from her study of history and theology and her own experience with religious deconstruction, Britt helps thousands of peopl…
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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about dopamine. It’s pretty trendy right now to talk about things like optimizing dopamine levels or doing a dopamine detox or fast. In this episode they debunk some of the common misconceptions about dopamine; challenge the idea of a dopamine…
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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about the ego. They discuss what the ego is from a variety of philosophical, spiritual, and neuropsychological perspectives; the ego-dissolving properties of psychedelic and other non-ordinary states of consciousness; the value and dysfunction…
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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about thoughts. Specifically, the idea that you shouldn’t believe everything you think. They discuss rumination, overthinking, the difference between productive and unproductive thinking, fear and courage, mindfulness, gratitude, the effect th…
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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about getting out of your own way. They discuss why and how we humans defeat ourselves, cognitive biases, self-defeating narratives, self-compassion, accountability partners, goals, values, and much more. Learn more about our podcast at …
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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about embodiment. They discuss what embodiment means, how trauma gets stored in the body, the consequences of disembodiment, how chronic stress and emotional repression affect the body, strategies for getting in tune with your body, embo…
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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison deconstruct depression. They review recent research on psilocybin’s effects on depression, discuss their own experiences with depression, explain how depression is defined and diagnosed, explore what makes depression “treatment resistant”, re…
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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Third Wave CEO and founder, Paul Austin. This is the second time Paul’s been on the show and if you haven’t been to Third Wave’s website yet, go check it out. It’s bursting with education and resources on how to use psychedelic …
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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Gillian Maxwell and Richard Kay. Gillian and Richard are the co-founders and CEOs of The Sentinel Retreat & Wellness Centre in British Columbia, Canada and are founding members of the Psychedelic Association of Canada. Richard h…
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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss boundaries. They explore the importance and challenges of setting healthy boundaries, different categories of boundary-setting, clarifying personal values, protecting your time and energy, what leads to unhealthy boundaries, good prof…
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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Rick Doblin, Ph.D. Rick is the Founder and President of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). His tireless efforts over almost 40 years in both clinical research and public policy reform have played a…
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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss a topic near and dear to their hearts–Parenting. They explore the alarming trends in adolescent mental health, the unique neurophysiology of adolescent brain development, the challenges that today’s teens face and how they differ from…
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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss which therapeutic modalities and concepts seem to be especially relevant and potent when combined with psychedelics. They discuss common factors among the varied approaches to psychotherapy, some of their favorite therapeutic tools, p…
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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss why we use music in psychedelic-assisted therapy. They explore the evolutionary origins of music, the evocative and transcendent effects of music, how music shapes the psychedelic journey, what goes into constructing a playlist for th…
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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the all-to-familiar feeling of shame. They define shame and contrast it with guilt, identify potential sources of internalized shame narratives, reveal how to create awareness around and edit those self-limiting narratives, explore ho…
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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the importance and challenges of focussing in a world filled with potent stimuli competing for your attention. They discuss techniques for maintaining focus, challenges specific to ADHD, mindfulness meditation, productivity and priori…
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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the potential pitfalls of making your problems your identity. They explore the pros and cons of diagnostic labels, growth vs fixed mindset, post-traumatic growth, spiritual bypassing, human being vs human doing, the dialectic tension …
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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss how to prepare for, navigate, and integrate a psychedelic experience. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/ Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/ Learn more…
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer is joined by Jonathan Robinson to discuss his book, Ecstasy as Medicine: How MDMA Therapy Can Help You Overcome Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression...and Feel More Love. Jonathan is a psychotherapist and author of several best-selling books. His work has appeared in Newsweek…
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about the importance and power of self-awareness. The phrase “know thyself” is often attributed to the ancient Greek philosopher, Socrates, but the invitation to examine one’s self is found in many wisdom traditions. Reid and Steve explore the c…
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about how to make this new year your best one yet. They discuss the difference between goals and values, how to set SMART goals in service of your values, why new year’s resolutions tend to fail, the importance of stillness and self-reflection, …
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about how to use self-compassion to heal, grow, and thrive. They discuss what self-compassion is, why it’s difficult to do, why it’s important to do, some techniques for practicing self-compassion, what the “self” is that we’re having compassion…
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Naveen Jain is a serial entrepreneur and self-made billionaire whose latest venture, Viome, is revolutionizing personalized health and longevity. Jain rose to success as the founder and CEO of InfoSpace, previously one of the largest internet companies in the Northwest, and has since inspired millions to go after their most audacious goals as the f…
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the challenge of dealing with uncertainty. This is a challenge we all deal with to some extent and is a source of existential dread for many. Reid and Steve discuss the constant and unavoidable nature of uncertainty, sources of uncertainty, w…
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Reilly Capps. Reilly is the Editorial Director at HealingMaps, an organization and website that helps people find access to psychedelic treatments and retreats. Reilly has written about psychedelics for The Washington Post, The Tellurid…
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Carolyn Lovewell (aka Carolyn Elliott), PhD. Carolyn wrote a book called Existential Kink: Unmask Your Shadow and Embrace Your Power. In their conversation today they discuss this unique approach to shadow work, the importance of su…
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Christopher Bache, PhD. Chris is professor emeritus in the department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Youngstown State University, adjunct faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Emeritus Fellow at the Instit…
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss adult development. That’s right, folks. Developmental stages aren’t just for the kids. Reid and Steve explore different theories on adult development, particularly Ken Wilber’s integral theory and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. They talk a bit …
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss eating disorders. They explore the history of eating disorders; biological, social, cultural, and psychological causes for eating disorders; the relationship between disordered eating and trauma; various treatment modalities; whether or not p…
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss trauma. As clinical experience and research progresses, we’re finding that trauma is associated with many of the ways people struggle psychologically. In this episode they define trauma generally, discuss how traumatic experiences can lead to…
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss how to make changes in life that stick. We’ve all had the unpleasant experience of trying and failing to make changes. It could a habit you’re trying to break or form, a career or business you want to start or grow, a skill you want to develo…
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Rick Strassman, MD. Rick is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine who’s probably most well-known for his book, DMT: The Spirit Molecule–a book that explores his research with…
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Numinus CEO, Payton Nyquvest. Payton share’s his personal experience with psychedelic healing and reveals how his desire to pay forward his healing experience resulted in the formation of Numinus. They talk about the importance of commu…
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Tanner Yarro. Tanner is a Numinus client who agreed to come on the show to share his personal experience of how ketamine-assisted therapy helped him overcome crippling anxiety, face existential fears, and ultimately reclaim his life. Tan…
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the various pathways that lead to a profession in psychedelic-assisted therapy. They talk about the twists and turns of their own paths to this profession, why people might want to pursue this speciality and why they might not, different trai…
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by former Navy SEAL, Michael Higgs. Since retiring from a long military career, Michael has worked as the Director of Programs at The Honor Foundation–a unique transition institute created to help members of the U.S. Special Operations com…
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Jonathan Rosemberg to discuss his recent paper entitled, “Psychedelics and the Pursuit of Human Flourishing: An Examination of Research and Potential Psychological Mechanisms”. Jon is a consultant for Numinus and recently defended this p…
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss how to use psychedelics wisely. They talk about the difference between wisdom and knowledge, setting intentions, educating oneself about the medicine experience, the power of the setting in which psychedelics are experienced, drug interactions…
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the topic of people-pleasing. Reid and Steve confess their own struggles with people-pleasing and what they’ve done to mitigate it. They explore the relationship between people-pleasing and attachment style, why being nice isn’t always so nice…
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Can psychedelics make you feel worse?In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the question, “Can you have a good day on purpose?” They define what is meant by “good day”, discuss the very real challenges and obstacles that can prevent people from having a good day, explore the biolog…
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the question, “Can psychedelics make you feel worse?” They define what is meant by “worse”; discuss preparation, navigation, and integration factors that effect the outcome of a psychedelic experience; list some contraindications for psychedel…
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Nick Bruss, EdD, LMFT. Nick is a psychedelic therapist, IFS expert, educator, therapy trainer, and advocate. They discuss Nick’s approach to ketamine-assisted therapy, whether or not psychedelic therapists should have an experience with …
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Carly Stein Kremer is the founder of Beekeeper’s Naturals, a collection of natural remedies and immune support products she developed after years of living with a chronically suppressed immune system. She was recognized on the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list and has raised nearly 20 million dollars to date. In this episode, she tells the story of how …
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Gül Dölen MD, PhD. Gül is an associate professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a pioneer and world leader of psychedelics research. She earned her MD, PhD at Brown University and the Massachus…
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss a recent paper published in the American Journal of Psychiatry entitled, Must Psilocybin Always “Assist Psychotherapy”? You can read the paper HERE. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/ Learn more about psychedelic ther…
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Richard Schwartz. Dick is the creator of Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, a therapeutic modality that has seen a recent spike in popularity, especially in the psychedelic therapy space. They discuss the origin story of IFS, how…
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore how psychedelic experiences might solicit false or maladaptive beliefs. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/ Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/ Learn more about …
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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore some of the lesser-known psychedelics. Specifically MDA, salvia, and kanna. They discuss the case reports, limited research, and cautionary tales on these substances and provide some harm-reduction education along the way. Learn more about our…
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