Heroic Hearts Project: Connecting Veterans with Psychedelic Medicine with Founder Jesse Gould

inbodied life podcast Jul 27, 2020


As Founder and President of the Heroic Hearts Project, Jesse Gould spearheaded the research and acceptance of ayahuasca therapy programs for military veterans. Jesse has raised over $200,000 in scholarships from donors including Dr. Bronner’s, partnered with the world’s leading ayahuasca treatment centers and is researching psychiatric applications with the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Georgia. 

His mission is to help military veterans struggling with mental trauma and to spread awareness of the benefits that ayahuasca therapies offer as an alternative treatment to pharmaceuticals. Jesse has spoken globally about the benefits of psychedelics on mental health and he has been recognized as one of the Social Entrepreneurs To Watch For In 2020 by Cause Artist.

In this conversation, we talk about Jesse’s personal experience in the service, his journey into psychedelics, and how he’s been...

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Consciousness Medicine: Conversations with Françoise Bourzat about Bridging an Ancient Lineage with Traditional Psychotherapy

inbodied life podcast Jul 19, 2020


Françoise Bourzat is a consciousness guide with sanctioned training in the Mazatec tradition and other indigenous traditions. She has a master’s degree in Somatic Psychology from New College of California and is a Certified Hakomi Practitioner. Drawing from more than 30 years of experience, Bourzat’s skillful and heartfelt approach presents the therapeutic application of expanded states without divorcing them from their indigineous, ritual contexts. 

Bourzat trains therapists and facilitators, teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), and lectures internationally. In 2019, North Atlantic Books Consciousness Medicine, a book co-authored by Francoise and one of her students Kristina Hunter. The book delivers a coherent map for navigating non-ordinary states of consciousness and offers an invaluable contribution to the field of healing and transformation. 

Born in France, Francoise spent...

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The Snake Skin Shedding: Conversations about Music, Medicine and Nature with East Forest

inbodied life podcast Jul 13, 2020


East Forest is a unique bird in the Wild West aviary of electronic-chamber music, bridging the digital and natural realms. The fundamental mission of his project is to create sonic architecture for listeners to explore their inner space. As a leader in the field of wellness, he offers a spiritual yet secular pathway aimed squarely at the challenges of our contemporary lives. 

As a spiritual teacher and facilitator, East Forest has trail-blazed a path in the wellness movement building connections between the digital and natural worlds. His collaborations include Google and John Hopkins neuroaesthetics program, Consciousness Hacking, Science And Nonduality (SAND), in addition to his weekly podcast series that offers discussions with thought leaders alongside musically guided original meditations.  As a consistent pillar of his public offerings, East Forest offers in person retreats for deeper immersive experiences both at the...

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Decolonizing the Body: Conversations about Race, Social Justice and Psychedelics with Camille Barton

inbodied life podcast Jul 06, 2020


Camille Barton (they/them) is a non binary artist, writer and somatic educator, working on the intersections of wellness, drug policy and transformative justice. Camille is the director of the Collective Liberation Project, and the creator of a trauma informed approach to diversity and decolonization work that centres on the body and lived experience. 

Camille offers Embodied Social Change - movement sessions that fuse somatics and partner work to explore how oppression, such as racism and ableism, is rooted in the body; and how we can re-pattern it using mindful attention and movement.

Camille is currently researching grief on behalf of the Global Environments Network, creating a tool kit of embodied grief practices to support efforts for intersectional ecological justice. They also work as an advisor for MAPS, ensuring that MDMA psychotherapy will be accessible to global majority communities (POC), most harmed by the war on...
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Conversations about LSD and the Mind of the Universe with Chris Bache

inbodied life Jun 29, 2020



Christopher M. Bache is professor emeritus in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Youngston State University where he taught for 33 years. He is also adjunct faculty at the California Institute for Integral Studies, Emeritus Fellow at the Institute for Noetic Sciences and on teh Advisory Council of Grof Legacy Training. An award winning teacher and international speaker, Chris’ work explores the philosophical implications of non-ordinary states of consciousness, especially psychedelic states. He has written four books translated into eight languages: Lifecycles - a study of reincarnation in light of contemporary consciousness research; Dark Night Early Dawn - a pioneering work in psychedelic philosophy and collective consciousness; The Living Classroom, an exploration of teaching and collective fields of consciousness and LSD and the Mind of the Universe, the story of his 20 year journey with LSD. In this...
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EXPANDING CONNECTIVITY: A Conversation with Amanda Feilding from the Beckley Foundation

inbodied life podcast Jun 21, 2020


Amanda Feilding is the founder and executive director of the Beckley Foundation, and is widely recognised as one of the driving forces behind the current psychedelic research renaissance. By establishing key research collaborations with some of the world’s most prestigious universities, she has propelled the field forward over the last 20 years, conducting several landmark studies, such as the world’s first LSD brain imaging study.

Since its inception, the Beckley Foundation has been at the forefront of the development of evidence-based drug policy. Through a series of pivotal international seminars at the House of Lords, over 50 much-cited reports and numerous meetings with thought-leaders, academics, policy-makers and the public, Amanda has ensured that the Beckley Foundation is a leader in the movement for drug policy reform. Through her work with the Beckley Foundation, Amanda is bridging the gap between science and...
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Nourishing The Disruption and Turning Big Experiences into Big Change: Conversations with Psychologist Ido Cohen

inbodied life podcast Jun 14, 2020


Dr. Ido Cohen is a clinical psychologist trained at CIIS and the Jung Institute in San Francisco. Ido works with individuals, couples and groups in the Bay Area, specializing in early childhood trauma treatment, recovery from addiction, relationship issues, and psycho spiritual exploration. Ido’s doctoral dissertation focused on the psychospiritual integration process of Ayahuasca ceremonies using a Jungian psychology lens. Ido offers preparation and integration services to individuals and groups, as well as various workshops and trainings on the topic. He is the founder of The Integration Circle, an organized community of professionals who are dedicated and passionate about helping individuals and groups prepare and integrate psychedelic and entheogenic experiences into long term and sustainable changes. In this conversation, we talk about the need for personal and systemic integration, the mess of healing, and why being you means...

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Snowboarding into Nirvana: Conversations with Psychedelics Today Co-Founder Kyle Buller

inbodied life podcast Jun 08, 2020


Kyle Buller is the co-founder of Psychedelics Today, an education/media platform and weekly podcast that explores the science and culture of the emerging psychedelic field. Kyle earned his B.A. in Transpersonal Psychology from Burlington College, where he focused on studying the healing potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness by exploring shamanism, Reiki, local medicinal plants and plant medicine plus Holotropic Breathwork. Kyle has been studying breathwork since October 2010 with Lenny and Elizabeth Gibson of Dreamshadow Transpersonal Breathwork. Kyle earned his M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis on Somatic Psychology. Kyle’s clinical background in mental health consists of working with at-risk teenagers in crisis and with individuals experiencing an early-episode of psychosis and providing counseling to undergraduate/graduate students in a university setting.

What you will learn:

  • How ketamine...

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Heart Medicine: A Conversation about MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy with MAPS Principal Investigator Marcela Ot'alora

inbodied life podacst Jun 01, 2020


Marcela Ot'alora, M.F.A, M.A., L.P.C is a principal investigator for MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy Research at the Multi Disciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies, MAPS. She worked as a co-therapist in the first government approved MDMA-assisted psychotherapy study in Madrid, Spain and is the Principal Investigator of the Phase 2 and 3 MDMA-assisted psychotherapy trials in Boulder, Colorado. She also leads the MDMA therapy trainings for MAPS.

Marcela received her MA in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University and MFA from University of Greensboro in North Carolina. 

She began her career as an Installation artist and teacher and after completing her training as a psychotherapist in 1999, she started her private practice working primarily with trauma in diverse populations. Her interest and focus on trauma has led her to understand the healing process as an intimate re-connection with one’s...

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Transformational Space and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy with Dr. Phil Wolfson

inbodied life podcast May 25, 2020


Dr. Phil Wolfson is a sixties activist, psychiatrist/psychotherapist, writer, practicing Buddhist and psychonaut who has lived in the Bay Area for 38 years. Phil is Principal Investigator for the  MAPS sponsored Phase 2, FDA approved 18-person study of MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy for individuals with significant anxiety due to life threatening illnesses. His clinical practice with ketamine has informed his leadership role in the development of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.  Phil’s book The Ketamine Papers, published by MAPS, is the seminal work in the burgeoning ketamine arena.  He is the author of  Noe – A Father/Son Song of Love, Life, Illness and Death (2011, North Atlantic Books).  In the 1980s, he participated in clinical research with MDMA (Ecstasy). He has been awarded five patents for unique herbal medicines. He is a journalist and author of numerous articles on politics, transformation,...

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