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Today Seibo talks with Teen, one of the team members of Plan A Magazine about psilocybin and the lessons they both learned from their experiences with the substance.

The podcast begins with Teen discussing his personal, first time experience with psilocybin, what made him decide to explore it, and the difficulties describing the uniqueness of the ordeal. The pair then proceed to examine how the psilocybin experience seems to differ each time depending on your idiosyncrasies, but also allows you to become more sensitive to your emotions and sensations - almost as if there was a separation of consciousness from the "everyday version" and the "enlightened version".

Seibo then moves on to discuss the beneficial applications of psilocybin therapy as an aide to resolve mental trauma, as well as the research progress made by previous guest Terence Ching. Where patients describe that it is almost as if the effects of psilocybin provide enough detachment to analyse and reframe these traumatic experiences and then have the confidence to explore their unresolved issues.

In the latter half the two then reflect on the aftermath of Teen's session and talk about the difficulties processing and describing the experience after taking psilocybin. Although the experience was an unusual, negative one it allowed Teen to further explore his negative emotions and better comprehend the shared challenges and burdens that human beings have. Contrary to Teen, Seibo talks about how psilocybin sessions helped him realise the need to rebuild the relationship with his brother and recognise how certain motivations originated from particular influences in his life, which allowed him to free himself of these restraints.

With the controversy surrounding psychedelics and those that use them, the experiences discussed in this podcast episode demonstrate how these substances can in fact be beneficial and it is hoped that continued progress can be made in this area to destigmatize and educate the public.

For more guest information, Plan A Magazine is a platform that discusses Asian issues and can be found at the following:

planamag.com @PlanAMag on Twitter

For writers wanting to submit work about Asian issues, submissions can be made to Plan A Magazine where all successful submissions are compensated.

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