Jan 19, 2020
In this episode, I sit down with Jen Fiser, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Clinical Director and Clinic Supervisor at Innate Path, a therapeutic treatment, research, and training center located in Lakewood, Colorado. We discuss the burgeoning psychedelic craze for the treatment of a variety of mental-health related disorders (note: for those who want to jump right to the conversation it begins at 21:25), including the vast differences with using psychedelics in varied contexts (for example: recreationally, ceremonially, or therapeutically), and the differences between using compounds like ketamine in a clinic where you are simply administered the drug (which is the most common way it’s being used as a treatment currently), versus as an adjunct for trauma-focused psychotherapy (as it is being used at Innate Path). We also touch on some of the dangers and ways of mitigating the risks of unintended consequences and harm when using psychedelics in varied settings and the importance of having proper support in the event one chooses to undergo such a therapeutic adventure.
For more information about Innate Path, including the services they offer, a variety of resources, and information about their therapist training (mentioned at the end of this conversation), please visit them at: https://www.innatepath.org/
Lastly, if you are interested in treating symptoms of trauma, including depression, anxiety, or addiction (to name a few), I highly recommend viewing these three videos below. The first two are narrated by Saj Razvi, the Director of Education at Innate Path, and are valuable even if you do not incorporate psychedelics into your personal or professional treatment. The first is a video I recommend almost every client I work with watch, which discusses and describes the Autonomic Nervous System in a way that can help someone better understand their symptoms and the nature of treatment a bit better. The second video further explores how and why psychedelics work in a therapeutic context. Finally, for a snapshot of the clinical experience, this video can give you a glimpse into what this therapy is like.
Video 1 - Mapping The ANS
Video 2 - Why Psychedelics Are Effective...
Video 3 - Innate Path Participant Montage
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Disclaimer: This podcast is intended to aid you in making the best determinations for yourself when it comes to your mental-health and general well-being. However, it is important to note that while I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addiction Counselor in the state of Colorado (USA), I am not recommending you follow any suggestion without the help of a qualified counselor or guide who knows your situation better than I do. Nothing discussed in these episodes constitutes “therapy,” and I am not acting as a “therapist” to anyone in this medium. These discussions are intended for an audience that has the outside therapeutic resources that may directly facilitate their own healing.