66 minutes | Nov 5th 2019

Healing trauma with psychedelics— Part 1

This is the first of a two part very special interview with Saj Razvi, the Director of Education at Innate Path in Denver, CO. Saj weaves together his three fascinating perspectives— that of a nationally recognized trauma expert, his own personal story of early childhood neglect and how this shaped everything else to come, and finally his long journey of healing the deepest wound a person can have, eventually coming to MDMA and then psilocybin at the latter part of his therapy journey.

The episode starts with some foundational concepts in understanding trauma and its long term effects, then shifts to compare and contrast psychotherapy vs somatic therapies vs psychedelic assisted therapies (cannabis vs ketamine vs MDMA vs psilocybin).  Part 1 ends with Saj's life-changing MDMA therapy session and beautifully describes how MDMA might help people break through the dissociative legacy of complex PTSD and attachment trauma.


MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD
https://maps.org

Innate Path (ketamine and cannabis assisted therapy)
https://www.innatepath.org

Dissociation and trauma
https://www.innatepath.org/post/dissociation-psychedelic-therapy

https://www.innatepath.org/post/why-mdma-psychedelic-therapy-may-not-work-for-you

Dr. H
https://www.craigheacockmd.com

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