Intended for both the professional and lay-person, Dr. Matthew Hicks will discuss a plethora of issues relating to mental health and a life well lived. Topics will include things like mindfulness, medication management, herbal medicine, diet, social skills, psychedelics, and much more. Some episodes will highlight and review new research, answer subscriber questions, interviews with experts and thought leaders, and include lots of helpful tips along the way.
In this episode I speak with naturopathic physician Ose Okojie about mental health and exercise.
I speak with Tal Sharabi, LPC about existentialism. We cover the philosophy, psychotherapy, and personal experience of existing in the world. The discussion includes a fair amount of psychedelic and Buddhist perspectives, as well as anecdotes about death, meaning, religion, spirituality, and what matters.
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In this episode I speak with mental health advocate Kevin Fitts about mental health crisis peer support and the benefits and pitfalls of psychedelics in culture and medicine.
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In this episode I speak with nutritionist Colleen Kuhn, RD about the science, benefits, and challenges of the ketogenic diet.
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In this episode, I speak with veteran and COO of Silo Wellness Retreats, Scott Slay. We share our military experiences and his struggle to find help with his PTSD until psychedelics changed his life.
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In this episode, I present a webinar on the Art and Science of Psilocybin Therapy. We also hear from Sam Chapman the campaign manager for IP 34 on the Oregon ballot measure to make psilocybin services available.
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I speak with Joey Cardella, a life coach and friend about vulnerability, why it’s hard, how we cultivate it in ourselves, how it promotes creativity and authenticity, how vulnerability fits in with psychedelics, and we both share what is present in our lives around this issue.
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I speak with Will Barone, PsyD, a clinical psychologist in Oakland, California with both research and clinical experience in psychedelics. We discuss the following:
What is Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy?
For the sake of harm reduction, what should people know about street ketamine use in recreational settings? What are the contraindications, risks, and suggestions for safe use?
What is the history of ketamine’s discovery and use?
I speak with Dr. Erica Zelfand, a family physician, writer, speaker, and expert in psychedelic medicine. She has completed MAPS training for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, trained sitters for the Zendo Project, and spoken at many conferences and workshops on psychedelics. In this interview we cover:
What is MDMA and why is it illegal?
For the sake of harm reduction, what should people know about Ecstacy use in recreational settings? W...
I speak with Ken Bonnin, Jr. a leader in the Mankind Project about what the work means to him. We also cover:
What is MKP and how did it come about?
Why do men choose to do this work?
Why is it only for men?
What about gay, bi, or trans men?
What are the masculine archetypes used in the work?
What are the values of vulnerability and community among men?
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In this episode, I speak with Austin Perlmutter, MD about his new book Brain Wash: Detox Your Mind for Clearer Thinking, Deeper Relationships, and Lasting Happiness.
We discuss the pitfalls of modern life and how it leads to unhappiness and ways we can improve it by reducing our digital exposure, changing our diet, nature exposure, exercise, practicing mindfulness and empathy.
In this episode, I discuss the science of loneliness and what to do about it.
Disclaimer: topics discussed on the podcast are for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Consult with your medical provider about the appropriateness of these interventions in your individual case.
Music credit: American Vernacular by RAGE
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In this episode, I speak with author, business coach, and personal finance guru, Matt Kelly about financial wellbeing. We discuss:
Where do we learn how to manage our money
How money influences our relationships
Income inequality, student loan debt, and other sources of financial stress
The pitfalls of adopting a poverty mentality
How to empower a healthier relationship with money
In this episode I speak with Dr. Evelin Dacker, executive director of SexPositive Portland. We discuss:
In this interview about cohousing with Diane Margolis, PhD we discuss:
In this episode, I speak with former monk and Buddhist teacher, David Sudar. We explore questions like:
Saffron for ADHD
Presented at the International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine - 2019
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