51 minutes | Nov 9, 2018

Sara Gael: Zendo Project, Transpersonal Healing, and the Psychedelic Renaissance

In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Sara Gael—transpersonal psychotherapist and Director of Harm Reduction for MAPS, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies.Sara began working with MAPS in 2012, coordinating psychedelic harm reduction services at festivals and events worldwide with the Zendo Project. Sara is a Sub-Investigator for the MAPS Phase 2 clinical trial of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD in Boulder, CO. She received her Master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at Naropa University and maintains a private practice as a psychotherapist specializing in trauma and non-ordinary states of consciousness. Sara believes that developing a comprehensive understanding of psychedelic medicines through research and education is essential for the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and the planet.As you’ll hear in our conversation, Sara Gael holds a holistic, transpersonal view of non-ordinary states that lends itself to transformation of body, mind, and soul. Over time, I’ve taken a special interest in psychedelic research because of the parallels to my own experiences of psychosis and spiritual emergence. Please enjoy this rich dialogue around intersections of non-ordinary states and healing.Visit Sara Gael's website: http://www.re-membering.com/Learn more about Zendo Project: https://www.zendoproject.org/Learn more about MAPS: https://maps.org/JOIN THE DISCUSSION at https://www.facebook.com/groups/wakingupbipolarChris Cole hosts the Waking Up Bipolar podcast, focused on the intersection of bipolar disorder and spiritual awakening. He is the author of The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness, inspired by his own journey of spiritual unfolding and mental health challenges. Chris Cole offers life coaching for any number of mental health conditions, specializing in bipolar disorder and spiritual emergence. Chris’s experience with addiction, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, psychosis, and spiritual emergency allows him to relate to a wide range of clients. He utilizes a holistic approach to mental health which views wellness in physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual domains. Learn more about Chris and his work at colecoaching.com.The Waking Up Bipolar podcast in now available on the following platforms:Apple Podcasts | apple.wakingupbipolar.comGoogle Play | google.wakingupbipolar.comStitcher | stitcher.wakingupbipolar.comTuneIn | tunein.wakingupbipolar.comwakingupbipolar.com
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