Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers

Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers

The psychedelic renaissance is here! Join Dr. Steve Thayer, Dr. Reid Robison, and special guests as they explore the frontiers of psychedelic medicine and what it takes to cultivate a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Our hosts draw from their extensive knowledge and experience with psychedelic therapy research and treatment to discuss the science, practice, and art of psychedelic healing. If you are a helping professional, therapist, clinician, guide, healer, psychedelic enthusiast, or simply curious about mental, physical, and spiritual health, this is the podcast for you!

Episodes

April 16, 2024 61 mins

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison deconstruct depression. They review recent research on psilocybin’s effects on depression, discuss their own experiences with depression, explain how depression is defined and diagnosed, explore what makes depression “treatment resistant”, review the famous (or infamous depending on who you ask) STAR*D study, explore recent r...

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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Third Wave CEO and founder, Paul Austin. This is the second time Paul’s been on the show and if you haven’t been to Third Wave’s website yet, go check it out. It’s bursting with education and resources on how to use psychedelic tools intentionally, responsibly, and effectively. In today’s conversation they discu...

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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Gillian Maxwell and Richard Kay. Gillian and Richard are the co-founders and CEOs of The Sentinel Retreat & Wellness Centre in British Columbia, Canada and are founding members of the Psychedelic Association of Canada. Richard has over 20 years of personal experience working with plant based medicines and fo...

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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss boundaries. They explore the importance and challenges of setting healthy boundaries, different categories of boundary-setting, clarifying personal values, protecting your time and energy, what leads to unhealthy boundaries, good professional boundaries for helping professionals, and much more.

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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Rick Doblin, Ph.D. Rick is the Founder and President of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). His tireless efforts over almost 40 years in both clinical research and public policy reform have played a key role in bringing psychedelic medicine to the very exciting point that it is now....

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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss a topic near and dear to their hearts–Parenting. They explore the alarming trends in adolescent mental health, the unique neurophysiology of adolescent brain development, the challenges that today’s teens face and how they differ from challenges their parents faced at their age, what adolescents needs most from their ...

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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss which therapeutic modalities and concepts seem to be especially relevant and potent when combined with psychedelics. They discuss common factors among the varied approaches to psychotherapy, some of their favorite therapeutic tools, psychological flexibility vs inflexibility, adaptive and maladaptive patterns, transfe...

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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss why we use music in psychedelic-assisted therapy. They explore the evolutionary origins of music, the evocative and transcendent effects of music, how music shapes the psychedelic journey, what goes into constructing a playlist for therapy, what to do when a client doesn’t like the music, the opportunities and challen...

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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the all-to-familiar feeling of shame. They define shame and contrast it with guilt, identify potential sources of internalized shame narratives, reveal how to create awareness around and edit those self-limiting narratives, explore how authentic expression and self-acceptance allows us to realize our full potential, a...

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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the importance and challenges of focussing in a world filled with potent stimuli competing for your attention. They discuss techniques for maintaining focus, challenges specific to ADHD, mindfulness meditation, productivity and prioritization strategies, long-term focus relative to core values, and much more.

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February 6, 2024 51 mins

In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the potential pitfalls of making your problems your identity. They explore the pros and cons of diagnostic labels, growth vs fixed mindset, post-traumatic growth, spiritual bypassing, human being vs human doing, the dialectic tension between self-acceptance and self-improvement, and much more.

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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss how to prepare for, navigate, and integrate a psychedelic experience.

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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer is joined by Jonathan Robinson to discuss his book, Ecstasy as Medicine: How MDMA Therapy Can Help You Overcome Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression...and Feel More Love. Jonathan is a psychotherapist and author of several best-selling books. His work has appeared in Newsweek, USA TODAY, and the Los Angeles Times, as well as dozens of other publications. Jona...

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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about the importance and power of self-awareness. The phrase “know thyself” is often attributed to the ancient Greek philosopher, Socrates, but the invitation to examine one’s self is found in many wisdom traditions. Reid and Steve explore the concept from a few angles today. They discuss what the “self” is that we’re seeking to...

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January 9, 2024 68 mins

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about how to make this new year your best one yet. They discuss the difference between goals and values, how to set SMART goals in service of your values, why new year’s resolutions tend to fail, the importance of stillness and self-reflection, the exciting developments in psychedelic research and mental health care, the implica...

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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about how to use self-compassion to heal, grow, and thrive. They discuss what self-compassion is, why it’s difficult to do, why it’s important to do, some techniques for practicing self-compassion, what the “self” is that we’re having compassion for, and much more.

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December 26, 2023 52 mins

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the challenge of dealing with uncertainty. This is a challenge we all deal with to some extent and is a source of existential dread for many. Reid and Steve discuss the constant and unavoidable nature of uncertainty, sources of uncertainty, what actions people tend to take to rid themselves of  uncertainty and the pros/cons o...

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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Reilly Capps. Reilly is the Editorial Director at HealingMaps, an organization and website that helps people find access to psychedelic treatments and retreats. Reilly has written about psychedelics for The Washington Post, The Telluride Daily Planet, LucidNews, 5280, Chacruna, The Third Wave, and the MAPS Bulletin. His...

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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Carolyn Lovewell (aka Carolyn Elliott), PhD. Carolyn wrote a book called Existential Kink: Unmask Your Shadow and Embrace Your Power. In their conversation today they discuss this unique approach to shadow work, the importance of surrender when trying to integrate our shadow parts, how the mysteries of Eleusis inspi...

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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Christopher Bache, PhD. Chris is professor emeritus in the department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Youngstown State University, adjunct faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Emeritus Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and on the Advisory Council of Grof Legacy Training. He’s the...

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