Full Healing with Internal Family Systems: A Conversation with Dr. Frank Anderson

inbodied life podcast Nov 23, 2020

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Dr. Frank Anderson is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. He was a clinical instructor in psychiatry and completed his residency at Harvard Medical School. He specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation and is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of therapy.

Dr. Anderson is the vice chair and research director of the Foundation for Self Leadership. He is a lead trainer at the Center for Self Leadership and trains for Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center in Brookline MA. He has lectured extensively on the Neurobiology of PTSD and Dissociation and wrote the chapter “Who’s Taking What” connecting neuroscience, psychopharmacology and IFS for Trauma in Internal Family Systems Therapy-New Dimensions. He co-authored a chapter on “What IFS Brings to Trauma Treatment in Innovations and...

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The Mushroom Community: Conversations with Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg

inbodied life podcast Nov 16, 2020

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A Note For You: This series of conversations came out of the K-Dome, a virtual camp within Burning Man’s digital landscape. I collaborated with my mentor Dr. Phil Wolfson and the Ketamine Research Foundation with its Indra’s Net Coalition to put together over 90 hours of content on psychedelic medicine. I will be sharing some of my favorite hours with you here, and I hope you enjoy them all.


In this conversation, I sit down with my friend, visual artist Louie Schwartzberg. Louie is an award-winning producer, director and cinematographer whose notable career spans more than four decades. His prolific and breathtaking imagery from over 54 countries is featured in films, television shows, documentaries and commercials. We talk about his latest film Fantastic Fungi, and its powerful impact on the world during Covid-19. The film is consistently listed as the number one documentary on Apple TV and among the top ten of all genres.

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Transformative Justice, Anti-Racism, and Psychedelics

inbodied life podcast Nov 09, 2020

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A Note: This series of conversations came out of the K-Dome, a virtual camp within Burning Man’s digital landscape. I collaborated with my mentor Dr. Phil Wolfson and the Ketamine Research Foundation with its Indra’s Net Coalition to put together over 90 hours of content on psychedelic medicine. I will be sharing some of my favorite hours with you here, and I hope you enjoy them all. 


In this conversation, I sit down with Dr. Joseph McCowan, Charlotte James and Undrea Wright to discuss psychedelics, anti-racism and transformative justice. We talk about psychedelic harm reduction, anti-racism as a form of harm reduction. We explore the historical harms of the medicine community on Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color while also leaning into personal responsibility. How can we be better with one another? How can we celebrate our shared humanity?

This conversation is moving into a 4 part series on social justice....

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The Art of Integration

inbodied life podcast Nov 02, 2020

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This series of conversations came out of the K-Dome.

K-Dome is a virtual camp within this year’s Multiverse, Burning Man’s digital landscape. I collaborated with my mentor Dr. Phil Wolfson and the Ketamine Research Foundation with its Indra’s Net Coalition to put together over 90 hours of content on psychedelic medicine. I will be sharing some of my favorite hours with you here, and I hope you enjoy them all. 

In this conversation, I sit down with Dr. Adele Lafrance, Deanna Rogers, Dr. Ido Cohen and Kyle Buller to discuss psychedelics as a disruptive technology and how we can best integrate these experiences to optimize the benefit for both individuals and for the systems that hold us all. 

As a psychedelic assisted therapist, this topic is of the greatest importance. Transforming a powerful psychedelic experience into a powerful life change takes real effort, and learning how to do that well is what will allow...

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The Women of Ketamine: A Conversation with Leading Female Clinicians

inbodied life podcast Oct 26, 2020

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This series of conversations came out of the K-Dome, a virtual camp within this year’s Multiverse, Burning Man’s digital landscape. I collaborated with my mentor Dr. Phil Wolfson and the Ketamine Research Foundation with its Indra’s Net Coalition to put together over 90 hours of content on psychedelic medicine. I will be sharing some of my favorite hours with you here, and I hope you enjoy them all. 

In this conversation, you will hear from some of the leading female clinicians working with ketamine assisted psychotherapy. Facilitated by Sunny Strasburg LMFT, this panel includes Gita Vaid MD, Jennifer Dore MD, Julane Andries LMFT, Marcela Ot’alora LPC, Melissa Whippo LCSW, Monica Winsor, Veronika Gold LMFT and yours truly.  

What You Will Learn:

  • The challenges and benefits of being a woman in psychedelic medicine

  • The unique and powerful properties of ketamine; why it’s great for beginners...

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Psychedelics in Recovery from Addiction: Conversations with Kevin Franciotti

inbodied life podcast Oct 05, 2020

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Kevin Franciotti is a Masters addictions counselor, writer, and recovery advocate based in Denver. He is an advisory board member for the Project New Day foundation’s inaugural community-engaged public health project, Psychedelics in Recovery: Outreach and Service, focusing on support for mutual aid groups that advocate the integrative use of psychedelics for ongoing addiction recovery. In 2011, Kevin underwent treatment for opioid use disorder with ibogaine, a drug derived from the iboga shrub indigenous to west-central Africa. He has previously written about his experience in various publications, including New Scientist magazine and TheFix.com.

In this conversation, we dive into Kevin’s addiction and recovery journey. We speak about the role of psychedelics in recovery from substance abuse, and open the question, Is abstinence the only model? 

What you will learn:

  • How ibogaine supported Kevin in healing his opiate...
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Treating Eating Disorders with Psychedelic Medicine and LOVE: Conversations with Dr. Adele Lafrance

inbodied life podcast Sep 28, 2020

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Dr. Adele Lafrance is a clinical psychologist, research scientist, and certified eating disorder specialist and supervisor. She is a leader in the research and practice of psychedelic medicine in the context of eating disorders, with a focus on ayahuasca, MDMA, and psilocybin. Currently, Dr. Lafrance is the clinical investigator and strategy lead for the MAPS-sponsored MDMA-assisted psychotherapy study for eating disorders, and a collaborator on the Imperial College study for psilocybin and anorexia nervosa. She is also co-developer of Emotion-Focused Ketamine-assisted Psychotherapy and Emotion-Focused Family Therapy. Dr. Lafrance has a particular interest in mechanisms and models of healing, including love, spirituality, emotion processing, and the application of psychedelic medicine in the context of couples and family therapy. 

What you will learn:

  • How eating disorders develop as a response to an overwhelmed nervous system when...

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Tripping Mama’s: Conversations with Psychedelic Therapist Melissa Whippo

inbodied life podcast Sep 07, 2020

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Psychotherapist and Yoga Teacher Melissa Whippo is a pioneer in the maternal wellness space with 20 years of experience. Her work is deeply influenced by attachment theory, object relations, mindfulness meditation and herbalism. Currently, she offers Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy at the Center for Transformational Psychotherapy in San Anselmo. She also has a private practice.

Melissa is the ultimate champion for women. In this conversation, we talk about tripping mama’s, the challenges and blessings of motherhood and the importance of self care. 

What you will learn:
  • How ketamine assisted psychotherapy can be a safe and powerful treatment for postpartum depression, and for mama’s in general
  • The importance of a Time-Out for mothers as they recalibrate and reclaim themselves after giving birth; the normality of intrusive thoughts
  • The beauty of a blended family and using language in a more loving way
  • Why telling yourself...
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The Presence You Bring: MDMA Therapy with Annie Mithoefer

inbodied life podcast Aug 24, 2020

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Annie Mithoefer, B.S.N., is a Registered Nurse living in Asheville, NC. She was co-investigator on two of the MAPS-sponsored Phase 2 clinical trials for individuals with PTSD and a pilot study treating couples combining MDMA-assisted psychotherapy with Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD. She is currently co-investigator in MT1, a protocol allowing MAPS-trained therapists to receive their own MDMA-assisted session, she conducts MAPS Therapist Trainings with her husband, Michael, and is a supervisor for Phase 3 therapists. Annie is a Grof-certified Holotropic Breathwork Practitioner and she is trained in Hakomi Therapy. I met Annie several years ago as a student of hers in the MAPS MDMA training, and I so enjoyed reconnecting in this conversation.

What you will learn:

  • How MDMA therapy works to heal trauma, and the rich possibilities that exist for MDMA as effective treatment for couples, eating disorders, depression, end of...
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Life is a Festival: Conversations about psychedelics, podcasting and life with Eamon Armstrong

inbodied life podcast Aug 17, 2020

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Eamon is a podcast host, festival enthusiast, and passionate proponent of psychedelic medicine. He hosts the popular podcast Life is a Festival, about life lessons from festival culture and beyond. He also hosts the Psychedelic Therapy Podcast for Maya Health where he serves as the Vice President of Community. Maya Health is building software to support psychedelic healers and the wise stewardship of data between patients and researchers.

What you will learn:

  • The importance of destigmatizing all drugs, including alcohol! Shifting from a harm reduction model to an enhancement benefit model

  • The value in heavy psychedelic experiences like ibogaine and in more subtle ones like silence

  • What one man learned from his experience with Ibogaine in Gabon

  • How self expression can come through regalia and avatarism 

  • That we all have medicine where are our wounds are, and how families can heal together

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