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  • It’s when we learn to cultivate a relationship with our death and make peace with the fact that one day our lives will come to pass that we can learn to lean into living life more fully and more wholeheartedly. Founder of Entheowheel, Dream Mullick is a death coach. She leads people through what she calls the ceremony of living and dying, guiding you through the portal of death into rebirth, allowing your awareness of death to become a powerful catalyst for living life more joyfully right now. In this conversation, we explore the intersection of psychedelics, death, and eastern philosophy. We explore the paradox of what it means to be human and how to hold space for opening to feeling the full spectrum of what life has to offer us, from joy and inspiration to grief, pain, and suffering, while learning how to hold our center through it all. We talk about creativity and what it takes to anchor big visions, and the necessity of slowing down and finding stillness, opening the channel to receive guidance that comes from a higher place, so we can create from that space. Core Themes Explored in this Episode:DeathGriefJoyEastern PhilosophyCreativitySlowing DownParadoxResources Mentioned in this Episode:https://www.lauradawn.co/41 (Click here to access the full episode transcript and list of resources)Join Me at https://bit.ly/3mnZwVp (Entheowheel )this January! https://forms.gle/Gp8NDf16jj48gBZM6 (Visionary Scholarship) For Entheowheelhttps://www.dreammullick.com/ (Dream Mullick’s Website) https://open.spotify.com/episode/5auuzgvndyuZoc99i4EYYp?si=e82674ce2af34665 (Episode #4 of the Psychedelic Leadership Podcast)Free Resourceshttps://www.livefreelaurad.com/free-microdosing-course (Free 8-Day Microdosing Course)https://livefreelaurad.com/music-playlists (4 Music Playlists for Psychedelic Journey’s & Beyond)Music to Move YouEpisode #41 features a song called https://open.spotify.com/track/7ISXT47p5FijHrQYTAopS2?si=yDPdRZxESNmBFuGyd1qmkA (Listen, Dream featuring Alan Watts) and put together by Boreta and Superposition. https://superpositionworld.bandcamp.com/album/listen-dream (Purchase this song on Bandcamp).

  • If you’re in the psychedelic space or tracking the psychedelic movement, then you’ve undoubtedly heard the name Rick Doblin, Ph.D., who is the founder of the https://mapspublicbenefit.com/ (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, also known as MAPS). Rick is a visionary leader in his own right and has been leading the revolution in psychedelic medicine for more than 50 years. I wanted to invite Rick onto the show so I can listen to him share his life’s story and what led him to where he is now – and what a remarkable story it is. Rick doesn’t only share the past. The second half of the conversation looks at the future of psychedelic medicine, where Rick shares some thought-provoking insights, especially his vision of the movement in 20 years from now and what he thinks the next wave of psychedelic research will be. He also shares some really good advice for people who want to contribute to the psychedelic movement reminding us that psychedelic leadership can take many forms.  I also offer an additional introduction to this special episode offering a lens through which to tune into this conversation; the lens of visionary and psychedelic leadership. Core Themes Explored In This EpisodeThe story of Rick Doblin’s lifeMDMALSDThe difference between MDMA and classic psychedelics like LSD, psilocybin and DMTTrauma and PTSDThe Phase 3 Trials at MAPS, and what's to come nextThe future of psychedelic medicineAdvice for psychedelic leadersResources Mentioned in This Episode:https://www.lauradawn.co/40 (Click here to access the full episode transcript and list of resources)https://mapspublicbenefit.com/ (MAPS Website)https://www.ted.com/talks/rick_doblin_the_future_of_psychedelic_assisted_psychotherapy?language=en (Watch Rick Doblin's Ted Talk.) https://mapspublicbenefit.com/training/ (MAPS MDMA Facilitator Training Program )Free Resourceshttps://www.livefreelaurad.com/free-microdosing-course (Free 8-Day Microdosing Course)https://livefreelaurad.com/music-playlists (4 Music Playlists for Psychedelic Journey’s & Beyond)Music to Move YouEpisode #40 of the Psychedelic Leadership Podcast features a song called https://amzn.to/3IcCIBx (Strongest Medicine) by Kevin Paris & Casey Kalmenson off of their Say Love album.

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  • Langston Kahn is a Shamanic healer that supports people through what’s called the Deep Liberation Process, a body-based approach that allows us to radically transform the range of fear-based stories we each hold in ourselves: from traumatic experiences, internalized oppression, and habitual emotional patterns rooted in old beliefs that hold us back from healing, transforming, and freeing our authenticity and unique genius. Bridging the shamanic wisdom of ancient spirituality with the needs and demands of modern-day life, Kahn offers concrete skills to cultivate deep grounding, skillful boundaries, and a healthy energy body; methods for authentic shadow work and healing our triggers; and tools for effectively tending personal and collective well-being in community.Core themes explored in this episode: Community Defining deep liberationEstablishing healthy boundariesWorking with triggersEmbodiment Calling in your ancestors and helping SpiritsRituals for processing griefResources Mentionedhttps://www.lauradawn.co/39 (Click here to access the full episode transcript and list of resources)https://amzn.to/2YWw1Sg (Read Deep Liberation by Langston Kahn)https://www.livefreelaurad.com/free-microdosing-course (Free 8-Day Microdosing Course)https://livefreelaurad.com/music-playlists (4 Music Playlists for Psychedelic Journey’s & Beyond)Music to Move YouThis episode features a song called https://whiteswanrecords.bandcamp.com/track/sitting-in-a-circle-feat-ryan-dilmore ("Sitting in a Circle" )by Avasa & Matty Love, featuring Ryan Dilmore.

  • Dr. Dennis Mckenna calls psychedelics “tools for learning how to think.” In this episode, Laura Dawn speaks with Dennis Mckenna about how psychedelics can help us think more creatively. As Chase Jarvis says: “Our species and our planet face a new set of challenges that only creativity can solve.” We are living through a time of rapid change where creative thinking and creative problem solving are now being called the most important skillsets for the 21st century. Many of us weren’t taught creative thinking skills in school and need to find new ways to tap into our creative potential. As it turns out, psychedelics might be able to offer us the kind of help and support we need to adapt to these times of increasing uncertainty and unprecedented challenges. As Dennis explains in this episode: “psychedelics allow you to see connections that you usually don’t see. Then you have an opportunity to come up with not only funny ideas, but great ideas.” Dennis McKenna has a Master's in Botany and a PhD in Botanical Sciences and has been conducting research in ethnopharmacology for over 40 years. Dennis believes that “the entire biospheric community of species is conscious, and seeks to advance the evolution of consciousness through collaboration and symbiosis.” One might argue that they are collaborating with us by teaching us how to expand the boundaries of what we believe is possible by teaching us how to think outside the box. Resources Mentionedhttps://www.lauradawn.co/38 (Click here to access the full episode transcript and list of resources)Join Laura Dawn at MeetDelic conference in Vegas this November 6-7th. She is presenting on the intersection between creative problem solving and psychedelics. Use code "dawnnaut" at checkout for 20% off your ticket. https://livefreelaurad.com/music-playlists (Access 4 Free Music Playlists for Psychedelic Journey's & Beyond.)https://www.livefreelaurad.com/free-microdosing-course (Access a free 8-day microdosing course.) Books MentionedSimon Powell: https://amzn.to/2XQIHti (The Psilocybin Solution: The Role of Sacred Mushrooms in the Quest for Meaning)Music To Move YouThis episode features a song called Heal This Land by Tina Malia. https://whiteswanrecords.bandcamp.com/track/heal-this-land (Purchase Heal This Land on Bandcamp)https://open.spotify.com/track/0sWUjX9svept1snBLZXSQf?si=1d35d9559bd44eaa (List On Spotify )https://www.instagram.com/tinamaliamusic (Follow Tina Malia on IG)

  • TRUST 2.0 When the Going Gets Tough. There is a grand restructuring unfolding on the planet right now. This is a time where we are being called to face our personal truth. When we choose to step into deeper alignment with this truth, whatever that may be, it often requires facing big changes as we let go of who we thought we were and step forward into who we are choosing to be. Facing these changes can require an enormous amount of letting go and often bring with them a lot of upheaval. As many of us find ourselves on the precipice peering into the great unknown, we need to learn how to trust the deeper levels of restructuring that are unfolding for us both individually and collectively. And that's what this episode is all about; learning to trust in the great unknown. I share my perspective on what it means to move from trust 1.0 to trust 2.0 and how this impacts the way we live and the way we lead. Follow Laura Dawn on Instagram.Join me at the Psychedelic Conference MeetDelic November 6-7th in Vegas! Get 20% off your ticket with coupon code "dawnnaut"Free Resources:https://www.lauradawn.co/37 (Click here to access the full episode transcript and list of resources)https://livefreelaurad.com/music-playlists (4 Music Playlists for Psychedelic Journey’s & Beyond)https://www.livefreelaurad.com/free-microdosing-course (Free 8-Day Microdosing Course)https://daretolead.brenebrown.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/BRAVING.pdf (Brene Brown's BRAVING TRUST outline for Teams.)Music to Move YouThis episode features a powerful mantra song called https://alexasunshinerose.bandcamp.com/track/i-release-control ("I Release Control") by Alexa Sunshine Rose.

  • These are trying times. According to the Kogi prophecy, we are collectively moving through 13 years they call the great cleanse. The Kogi’s say that the great ending will fall into the beginning in 2026. In this episode renowned spiritual teacher and vision keeper, Grandmother Jyoti shares remarkable stories that help us understand the wisdom within these prophecies and the power of walking in prayer and points to the necessity of stepping into alignment with our authenticity as this is a time of reckoning with our personal truth. Jyoti was one of the founders of https://www.centerforsacredstudies.org (the Center for Sacred Studies) - and was also the founding member and convener of the Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. Jyoti considers herself to be a vision keeper and a seed keeper, which she talks more about. And she shares that after the council of 13 grandmothers took on a life of its own, she received a new vision, a new seed that has led her to launching a project called the Fountain and its mission is to restore an economic model that is based on reciprocity and collaboration guided by Nature and the Sacred. Jyoti is founder of the Center for Sacred StudiesShe is the founder of The Fountain Its mission is to restore an economic model that is based on reciprocity and collaboration guided by Nature and the Sacred.Watch and listen to this powerful prayer by Jyoti called “Walk On” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J4qbnuuUYE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J4qbnuuUYE) Recommended books: Read https://amzn.to/3lFv6wH (How Do You Pray?: Inspiring Responses from Religious Leaders, Spiritual Guides, Healers, Activists and Other Lovers of Humanity)PsychedelicLeadership Resources https://www.lauradawn.co/36 (Click here to access the full episode transcript and list of resources)Psychedelics, Sacred Medicines, Purpose & Business http://www.meetdelic.com/ (Use code "DAWNNAUT" for a discount to MEET DELIC conference )https://livefreelaurad.com/music-playlists (4 Music Playlists for Psychedelic Journey’s & Beyond)https://www.livefreelaurad.com/free-microdosing-course (Free 8-Day Microdosing Course)Featured MusicEpisode #36 features a song called La Medicina by Elah & Ausierrahttps://open.spotify.com/track/69cZ7PYWzqK1WYwid33og7?si=58f0e0edd41f4952 (Listen to La Medicina here)

  • James McCrae is an author, poet, creative guide, and meme-artist based in Austin, Texas. He is the creative genius behind the popular Instagram account @WordsAreVibrations And is author of https://www.jamesmccrae.com/shit-your-ego-says ( Sh#t Your Ego Says) and soon to be released: How to Laugh in Ironic Amusement During Your Existential Crisis; the first-ever book published featuring memes and poetry. In his writing and art, he applies the principles of mindfulness and Eastern philosophy to modern life with humor and candor.In this episode, we talk about the yin and yang of creativity, psychedelics, the necessity of humor and laughter, ritual, eastern philosophy, surrender, leadership, and letting go. https://www.jamesmccrae.com/ Pre-order How to Laugh in Ironic Amusement During Your Existential Crisis Follow James McCrea on Instagram (add link here) (Jame Mccrea's Website )https://shopcatalog.com/product/how-to-laugh-in-ironic-amusement-during-your-existential-crisis/?utm_source=tc-author-gen&utm_campaign=ironic-amusement&utm_medium=tc-author-gen (Pre-order How to Laugh in Ironic Amusement During Your Existential Crisis)https://www.jamesmccrae.com/ (Follow James McCrea on )http://www.instagram.com/wordsarevibrations (Instagram)  PsychedelicLeadership Resources https://www.lauradawn.co/35 (Click here to access the full episode transcript and list of resources)http://www.meetdelic.com/ (Use code "DAWNNAUT" for a discount to MEET DELIC conference )https://livefreelaurad.com/music-playlists (4 Music Playlists for Psychedelic Journey’s & Beyond)https://www.livefreelaurad.com/free-microdosing-course (Free 8-Day Microdosing Course)Featured MusicEpisode #35 features a song called Portal333 by Lavva, FR33SOL, Earf.Listen to Portal333 https://open.spotify.com/track/2yquMsJZlWg0o0SOrQbm5a?si=d949d0cf0dcb4259 (here)

  • What does it take to be a psychedelic integration coach? What core competencies do transformational coaches need to cultivate and what kind of training do people need to support people with the integration of their psychedelic experiences? Deanne Adamson is the founder and president of Being True To You, an online transformational coaching organization that has certified over 800 holistic addiction recovery and psychedelic integration coaches since 2010. Deanne's ‘Transformational Recovery’ model extends support across one's greater journey of healing and growth, helping people integrate psychedelic experiences to ensure lasting results. In this episode, Deanne shares her journey and how she found herself birthing her company Being True to You. She talks about the nature of addiction and how it’s really not what people think. We also talk about the importance of cultivating your own guiding principles, core values, moral compass, and core competencies for integration coaches, as well as what people should know before moving into this space, We also touched on her take on some of the more controversial topics, and we also touch on the bizarre reality of censorship. https://bu325.isrefer.com/go/CTP/livefreelaurad/ (Being True To You)PsychedelicLeadership Resources https://www.lauradawn.co/34 (Click here to access the full episode transcript and list of resources)http://www.meetdelic.com/ (Use code "DAWNNAUT" for a discount to MEET DELIC conference )https://psilocybinsummit.com/dawn (Use code Dawn for Psilocybin Summit)https://livefreelaurad.com/music-playlists (4 Music Playlists for Psychedelic Journey’s & Beyond)https://www.livefreelaurad.com/free-microdosing-course (Free 8-Day Microdosing Course)Featured MusicEpisode #34 features a song called Dawn Bringer by Murray Kylehttps://open.spotify.com/track/3nteFdUxv0KXHmCsnAyR1x?si=8fcc86ee4c8f4ee3 (Listen to Dawn Bringer here)

  • Hi Friends, My Instagram account @LiveFreeLauraD has been deleted and down for almost 2 weeks now, and I'd love your support in getting it back. I don't know why it's been taken down, but I do know censorship is on the rise. One of my last posts just happened to be about how they've now banned #microdosing hashtag. (Which I think is ridiculous.) Please follow these instructions to help me get my instagram account back:On your personal IG account go to settingsThen help report a problemThen something isn't workingThen write @livefreelaurad account got taken down and this is a mistake. I would so appreciate your help with this! Live Free, Laura D

  • Holding a vision for something that doesn’t yet exist and taking inspired action to transmute that inner vision into reality is true creative leadership. Joshua White had an idea to launch the first-ever  Psychedelic Peer Support Phone Line in the US and dedicated himself to making that vision a reality. He is now the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Fireside Project, which operates the first-ever national peer support line specifically aimed at helping people navigate psychedelic experiences. Fireside has now been featured in major publications like the Rolling Stones Magazine, Forbes, and has prominent people like Michael Pollen tweeting about his support for the project. Joshua deeply believes in the power of peer support and in the role of support lines as key components of an equitable community mental health ecosystem. In this candid conversation, Joshua shares what it takes as a leader to launch an unprecedented project and the key importance of holding a “bigger than you” vision to get you through the tougher times. https://firesideproject.org/ (Fireside Project )https://firesideproject.org/app (Download Fireside Project app) Dial 62-Fireside for psychedelic peer support PsychedelicLeadership Resources https://www.lauradawn.co/33 (Click here to access the full episode transcript and list of resources)http://www.meetdelic.com/ (Use code "DAWNNAUT" for a discount to MEET DELIC conference )https://livefreelaurad.com/music-playlists (4 Music Playlists for Psychedelic Journey’s & Beyond)https://www.livefreelaurad.com/free-microdosing-course (Free 8-Day Microdosing Course)Featured MusicEpisode #33 features a song called https://riverbearmedicine.bandcamp.com/track/thank-you-for-the-people (Thank you for the people by Riverbear Medicine)https://www.instagram.com/riverbear_medicine/ (Connect with Riverbear Medicine here)

  • In collaboration with the Ayahuasca Foundation, Dr. Simon Ruffell and his team are conducting epigenetic research on the effects of ayahuasca and the healing of mental health disorders and trauma. In this episode, Dr. Simon Ruffle shares the remarkable research findings that were recently published in Frontiers of Psychiatry. Ayahuasca may impact the genetic expression of our DNA, relieve suffering from depression, and may be able to decrease the emotional charge around trauma by helping us rewrite our narratives around what happened and perceive our traumas in a less negative way. https://www.ayahuascafoundation.org/ayahuasca-research/ (Learn more about the scientific research happening in collaboration with the Ayahuasca Foundation.) https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2021.687615/full (Ceremonial Ayahuasca in Amazonian Retreats—Mental Health and Epigenetic Outcomes From a Six-Month Naturalistic Study)PsychedelicLeadership Resources https://www.lauradawn.co/32 (Click here to access the full episode transcript and list of resources)http://www.meetdelic.com/ (Use code "DAWNNAUT" for a discount to MEET DELIC conference )https://livefreelaurad.com/music-playlists (4 Music Playlists for Psychedelic Journey’s & Beyond)https://www.livefreelaurad.com/free-microdosing-course (Free 8-Day Microdosing Course)Featured MusicEpisode #32 features a song called https://open.spotify.com/track/33GK0A71RuvPaaKYzuvMbH?si=dfdacdd8357f4943 (Q'antataita by Puentes.)https://www.instagram.com/puentesband/ (Connect with Puentes here)

  • In this conversation, I drop in with the lead singer of Satsang Drew McManus to get to know the man behind the music. We talk about the role that psychedelics and plant medicines have played in Drew’s life. We talk about creativity, inspiration, and what it means to dedicate ourselves to our purpose with discipline and devotion yet levity, lightheartedness, and humor.  Drew shares his upbringing in an abusive house and the journey of re-writing the narrative of trauma, and we talk about how plant medicines can help us reframe these deeply challenging experiences from the narrative that they are happening to us into a new narrative that they happen for us. Drew shares his perspective on this time of division, some challenging experiences he went through online, and how the answer through these times is kindness, compassion, and non-judgment. https://www.satsangmovement.com/ (Satsang Movement)https://livefreelaurad.com/ep-31-life-is-happening-for-you-not-to-you-with-drew-mcmanus-from-satsang/ (Click here to access the full episode transcript )Psychedelic Leadership Resources https://www.lauradawn.co/31 (Click here to access the full episode transcript and list of resources)http://www.meetdelic.com (Use code "DAWNNAUT" for a discount to MEET DELIC conference )https://livefreelaurad.com/music-playlists (4 Music Playlists for Psychedelic Journey’s & Beyond)https://www.livefreelaurad.com/free-microdosing-course (Free 8-Day Microdosing Course)Featured MusicThis episode features a song called https://open.spotify.com/track/5Ibh4X9oTzFRbPpXIRd4rQ?si=e7c84a0064d64eab (Remember Jah by Satsang) With clips of, This place, Back around, From and I go, and Thrill of it all.https://satsang1.bandcamp.com/track/remember-jah (Purchase Remember Jah on Bandcamp) Connect with Satsang

  • As the psychedelic movement rapidly bolts forward, we might consider looking to the elders for guidance to maintain respect, reciprocity and bridge understanding of the traditions connected to these plant medicines into Western culture. This episode was from a panel of wisdom keepers, recorded in front of a live Clubhouse audience featuring Otomi-Toltec wisdom keeper Mindahi Bastida,  Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook of Oglala Sioux Nation, and Joyti Ma who is founder of the Fountain and convener of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. What are some of the Western psychedelic facilitator training programs missing? How do we stay in right relationship? How do we hold the balance between ancient wisdom and what’s needed right now for a Western culture? What does it mean to follow the protocols of the original peoples? Jyoti Ma calls these challenging questions “Points of Study” that require looking at their nuance and complexity from many different perspectives. Alongside Laura Dawn, host of the Psychedelic Leadership Podcast, this episode was in collaboration with Tricia Eastman from Ancestral Heart, and Sophia Rohklin, from the Amazon Emergency Fund moderating the conversation as bridges for the psychedelic community to facilitate a meaningful exchange.The Fountain https://thefountain.earth/ (https://thefountain.earth/) Psychedelic Leadership Resources https://thefountain.earth (The Fountain) https://www.ancestralheart.com/our-team (Tricia Eastman Ancestral Heart) https://livefreelaurad.com/music-playlists (4 Music Playlists for Psychedelic Journey’s & Beyond)https://www.livefreelaurad.com/free-microdosing-course (Free 8-Day Microdosing Course)Featured MusicThis episode features a song called https://rachaelsessions.bandcamp.com/track/todo-familia (Todo Familia by Rachael Sessions)https://www.instagram.com/rachael_sessions/ (Connect with Rachael Sessions)

  • As we continue to witness the interest in psychedelics rapidly escalating, more and more people are feeling the call to step into leadership roles in the psychedelic space. But leadership can mean many different things and can take many different forms.  In this episode of the Psychedelic Leadership Podcast, Natasja Pelgrom (from the Awaken Podcast) interviews Laura Dawn about Visionary Leadership, what it means to cultivate a practice with sacred plant medicines and be open to receive their transmission, and then what it takes to step out and lead from this heart-centered wisdom. We explore the nuanced balance of how we need to give ourselves permission to lead but how and why we need to hold the process of stepping out with our offerings with great responsibility, rooted in experience. Natasja askes Laura Dawn’s perspective on how we can set ourselves up for success by cultivating peer-to-peer support groups as well as cultivating relationships with elders whom we respect and can trust to offer us clear, lucid feedback and reflections to help steer us in a good direction. This is also most beneficial when it’s built on the foundation of personal practices. Because in the end, we can only take people as far as we’ve gone ourselves.Connect with Natasja Pelgromhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1490434677 (The Awaken Podcast)Psychedelic Leadership Resources https://www.lauradawn.co/29 (Click here to access the full episode transcript and list of resources)https://livefreelaurad.com/music-playlists (4 Music Playlists for Psychedelic Journey’s & Beyond)https://www.livefreelaurad.com/free-microdosing-course (Free 8-Day Microdosing Course)Featured MusicThis episode features a song called https://open.spotify.com/track/5dVDfh3pU7uCpus8AZJi1C (Serve the truth by Mary Isis)Connect with Mary Isis

  • Breathwork is making a comeback, and for good reason. Through the simple act of conscious breathing, we can tune ourselves to new ways of being, reduce stress and tap into our body’s inherent healing wisdom. In this episode Laura Dawn drops in with Amanda Laine and Harry Taylor who have dedicated their lives to helping others achieve personal growth and elevated states of wellbeing, creating Inward Breathwork, the world's leading on-demand breathwork platform combining the most experienced facilitators in the world across ancient and new age techniques including Pranayama, Wim Hof and Buteyko method.Amanda and Harry share their very first breathwork experience that transpired at Burning Man and how it radically transformed their lives. They share their WHY for breathwork: why practice breathwork? Why should we care? They dive into the science of breathwork and Amanda and Harry offer different breathing techniques for activating the sympathetic nervous systems and parasympathetic nervous systems and the counter-intuitive reason why training the sympathetic nervous systems helps us manage stress. Finally, they offer easy to implement breathing techniques to reduce stress in the moments you need it the most.Featured Resourceshttps://www.lauradawn.co/28 (Click here to access the full episode transcript and list of resources)https://www.inwardbreathwork.com/offers/k75upbuX/checkout?coupon_code=30DAYCHALLENGE (Click here for a free one month trial with Inward Breathwork)https://www.inwardbreathwork.com/a/2147489796/cHL9Mv7R (Inward Breathwork Facilitator Training)https://www.livefreelaurad.com/free-microdosing-course (Free 8-Day Microdosing Course)https://livefreelaurad.com/music-playlists (4 Music Playlists for Psychedelic Journey’s & Beyond)https://brenebrown.com/podcast/brene-with-emily-and-amelia-nagoski-on-burnout-and-how-to-complete-the-stress-cycle/ (Click here to access Brene Brown's podcast on how to end the stress cycle)Create festival (use code Laura for 10% off)Featured MusicEpisode #28 of the Psychedelic Leadership Podcast features a song called https://open.spotify.com/track/1vZ9I0XQz0dkfDcMiCysnO?si=pj4b49shT2KgHvwOESIzAA&dl_branch=1 (Rise Up, Buttercup!)

  • Think about the last time you faced a major life challenge. What did you do to effectively navigate through that adversity? This was the question at the forefront of the research that Dr. Taryn Marie conducted on resilience that led her to discover the five practices of resilient people. These are the real-time actions resilient people take to effectively face adversity. Dr. Taryn Marie is a foremost international expert on resilience, in both leadership and life. She is the former Head of Executive Leadership Development at Nike, Global Leadership Development at Cigna, and founded Resilience Leadership, where she serves as the Chief Resilience Officer (CRO), leveraging over a decade of research on resilience, that gave birth to the empirically-based framework that became the foundation for her book "Flourish or Fold: The 5 Practices of Particularly Resilient People." In this conversation, Taryn offers her unique definition of resilience, we cover the five practices, and we talk about neuroplasticity. Taryn also weaves in a central theme of exploring the nuance of paradoxes like the paradox of control and surrender, or universality and uniqueness. Connect with Dr. Taryn Marie. http://www.resilience-leadership.com/ (Resilience Leadership Website).  https://www.instagram.com/drtarynmarie/?hl=en (@drtarynmarie)Psychedelic Leadership Resources https://www.lauradawn.co/27 (Click here to access the full episode transcript and list of resources)https://livefreelaurad.com/music-playlists (4 Music Playlists for Psychedelic Journey’s & Beyond)https://www.livefreelaurad.com/free-microdosing-course (Free 8-Day Microdosing Course)Featured MusicThis episode features a song called https://aealuz.bandcamp.com/track/cant-rush-the-river (Can't Rush the River by Aea Luz.)

  • Kile Ortigo, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, certified psychedelic psychotherapist, and founder of the Center for Existential Exploration, where he offers depth-oriented psychotherapy and psychedelic integration services. In this episode we talk about Kile's book, Beyond the Narrow Life: A Guide for Psychedelic Integration and Existential Exploration where Kile offers a powerful roadmap for integrating psychedelic experiences. Kile talks about psychedelic integration for the leaders of our time, a term he coined called "ego whiplash", spiritual bypassing, narcissism, the importance of shadow work and taking the time off for self reflection. Kile also discusses acceptance, how curiosity can only get you so far, and the difference between healthy and unhealthy surrender. Featured Resourceshttps://www.lauradawn.co/26 (Click here to access the full episode transcript and list of resources)Purchase Kile Ortigo's Book: https://synergeticpress.com/catalog/beyond-the-narrow-life/ (Beyond the Narrow Life: A Guide for Psychedelic Integration and Existential Exploration) (Use coupon code "livefree" for 20%)https://www.lauradawn.co/free-microdosing-course (Free 8-Day Microdosing Course)https://lauradawn.co/free-music-playlists (4 Music Playlists for Psychedelic Journey’s & Beyond)https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/w-keith-campbell-the-new-science-of-narcissism/id307934313?i=1000491392340 (Tami Simon Interviews Keith Campbell on Insights at the Edge about the New Science of Narcissism.) Featured MusicEpisode #26 of the Psychedelic Leadership Podcast features a song called https://open.spotify.com/album/0BBK0LIUF03fjCNcPhJjuf?si=i9WTA1jnSSGRDGK0Nb1xFw (Help Us Love )by Mikey Pauker and Johanna OneHeart.

  • Have you ever heard of a darkness retreat? There’s been a recent surge of interest in exploring the transformational benefits one might receive by spending multiple days and nights in complete darkness. Robbie Bent joins Laura Dawn on the podcast to discuss what he recently discovered by spending 8 days in total darkness. Robbie Bent is the https://www.inwardbreathwork.com/a/43626/cHL9Mv7R (CEO of Inward), a healthy experience company that builds beautiful community spaces around ice baths and saunas, and also has the largest library of breathwork content in the world. Inward is a cutting-edge community for improving mental health in a fun and accessible way. In this episode, we dive deep into Robbie’s experience in total darkness and what happened when he emerged into the light. Resourceshttps://www.lauradawn.co/25 (Click here to access the full episode transcript and list of resources)https://www.inwardbreathwork.com/a/43626/cHL9Mv7R (Try Inward Breathwork for 3 FREE Days)https://www.lauradawn.co/free-microdosing-course (Free 8-Day Microdosing Course)https://lauradawn.co/free-music-playlists (4 Music Playlists for Psychedelic Journey’s & Beyond)Featured MusicThis episode features a song https://taradivina.bandcamp.com/track/intend-and-surrender (called Intend & Surrender by Tara Divina). Tara is also an incredible Vedic Astrologer and dear friend. https://visionaryreadings.com/readings/ (Learn more about Tara's offerings here).

  • Kori Harrison came from the tech start-up world in Silicon Valley and through her transformational journeys with sacred plant medicine found her way to Field Trip. At Field Trip, she has been leading (a predominantly male) team to build and develop one of the first apps in the psychedelic space, called Trip App, supporting people through the psychedelic experience that includes preparation and integration, and extends to an online community for intentional consciousness expansion, In this succinct and powerful conversation, Kori speaks about her transformational journey and how plant medicines continue to help support her in becoming a better leader; and a leader that fully embodies and embraces the divine feminine. I love everything about this conversation.  Learn more http://meetfieldtrip.com/ (Field Trip), download the http://tripapp.co/ (Trip) App and learn more about Kori’s personal journey at http://koriharrison.com/ (koriharrison.com).Resourceshttps://www.lauradawn.co/24 (Click here to access the full episode transcript and list of resources)https://www.lauradawn/free-microdosing-course (Free 8-Day Microdosing Course)https://lauradawn.co/free-music-playlists (4 Music Playlists for Psychedelic Journey’s & Beyond)https://fungiacademy.com/psychedelics-course/ref/36/?campaign=Sacred%20Journeywork (Fungi Academy's Sacred Journeywork online course). Receive 15% off with the discount code "LiveFree". Featured Music. This episode features the song https://fiasmusicofficial.com/ ("Time for Greatness" by the wonderfully talented Fia).

  • Ben Joseph Stewart is a filmmaker and producer of the Psychedelica series that just launched Season 2 on Gaia TV and released DMT Quest featuring names like Wim Hof. He also hosted his own talk show on GaiaTV called Limitless and is passionate about exploring optimal human performance. In this episode Laura Dawn speaks to Ben Stewart about psychedelics, pseudoscience, how we connect to a sense of belonging by connecting to a feeling of safety, and what it means to wake up to more of ourselves. We talk about the intersection of Eastern Philosophy, Quantum physics, brain harmonics, psychedelics and more. https://www.benjosephstewart.com/ (www.benjosephstewart.com)Additional Resources Mentionedhttps://www.lauradawn.co/23 (Click here to access the full episode transcript and list of resources)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKAZCzATmnk (Neural Correlate of LSD with Connectome-Specific Harmonic Waves)https://www.lauradawn.co/free-microdosing-course (Free 8-Day Microdosing Course)https://lauradawn.co/free-music-playlists (4 Music Playlists for Psychedelic Journey’s & Beyond)Music FeatureEpisode #23 of the Psychedelic Leadership Podcast features a song called Reconnected by the talented Murray Kyle. https://murraykyle.bandcamp.com/ (Discover more of Murray’s music on Bandcamp. )