Field Tripping

Field Tripping

Turn on and tune into Field Tripping, a podcast about psychedelics, the people that use them and what our renewed love affair with both says about who we are and where we’re going. Join us on a journey to explore how psychedelics awaken new views on sex, science, business, fitness, life, and death in the lives of our influential and inspiring guests – one epic trip at a time. Learn more at Show More

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October 6, 2020 42 min

Retired MMA fighter Ian McCall and his partner Irena Marin fight trauma with psychedelic therapy. After an addiction to pain killers, Ian discovered psilocybin as an alternative medicine to heal trauma. Now, Ian considers himself the first psychedelic integration coach for high level athletes. Irena used psychedelics to help heal her own childhood trauma – and today – works with clients as a psychedelic integration coach. Together – Ian and Irena use psychedelics, science, and their own experiences to help others accelerate healing, enhance athletic performance, and even be more present as parents. Follow Ian on instagram and twitter @unclecreepymma and learn more at

Show Notes:

Ian details how he got interested in martial arts, his experience growing up, and how he found success as an MMA fighter. (2:00)

Ian discusses how he used diet and exercise to help heal his young daughter’s rheumatoid arthritis – along with cannabis oil to control her symptoms. After witnessing her progress, Ian realized how psychedelic substance could help him heal himself. (2:40)

Irena discusses her upbringing in the former Yugoslavia – and recalls her grandmother – who would harvest and use mushrooms for their healing properties. (7:45)

While studying psychology Irena began to have childhood trauma flashbacks and discovered the depth of PTSD, trauma and sexual trauma she was carrying. (9:40)

Irena began to look for answers and found the power of psychedelics to help heal – which changed her view on traditional psychology. (12:40)

Irena realized that the root of her trauma could not be denied: her sexual trauma had pushed her into sexually compulsive behavior – which limited her ability to authentically engage emotionally with relationships. (14:40)

Ian discusses ‘The McCall Method’ (19:20)

The implications of trying to perform and what it means to be the first ‘psychedelic integration coach for high performance athletes’. (28:50)

Ian discuss the importance of positive male figures in his life, including various coaches, and his father. (31:50)

As parents, learning to ‘be here now’ through psychedelics is an example of a simple lesson that can be used for integration. (34:00)

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