Leia Friedman

Forgiveness with Ana Holub

Ana Holub, MA comes on the show to talk about edges, forgiveness, letting go, and psychedelics. Ana teaches about forgiveness, recovery from addiction, and psychedelic integration. She holds a BA in Peace Studies and an MA in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law. Ana was honored as a Champion of Forgiveness by the …

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Radical Healership with Laura Mae Northrup, MFT

Laura Mae Northrup, MFT is an author, educator, somatic psychotherapist, and podcaster. Her book Radical Healership is a spiritually-informed and anticapitalist guide for healing practitioners who seek to build a values-driven healing practice. She is the host and creator of the podcast Inside Eyes, an audio series about people using entheogens and psychedelics to heal …

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Dangerous Wisdom with Nikos Patedakis

Nikos Patedakis, PhD, PCD is your friendly neighborhood soul doctor and soil doctor. Nikos comes on the podcast to discuss philosophy and psychology, data, insanity, wisdom traditions and psychedelics, metabolizing our experiences, empathy versus compassion, the self, spiritual chocolate cake versus spiritual broccoli, and dangerous wisdom. Nikos is a consulting philosopher who works with individuals …

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Shelby of Bay Staters for Natural Medicine

Shelby is a volunteer with the community organization Bay Staters for Natural Medicine, who recently advocated for decriminalization in Easthampton, MA. Shelby has an interest and background in environmental and biological science, as well as culinary and visual arts. They sustained a traumatic brain injury as a child; this shaped the way they live and …

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Michou Olivera of Bay Staters for Natural Medicine

Michou is an intuitive self-realization and psychedelic guide. She is a wisdom keeper, a seeker and speaker of truth, and lover of life advocating for facing fears, female masculinity, and living with integrity and authenticity. Michou is called to help connect people to their truth and higher consciousness though psychedelic medicine. For several years people …

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James Davis of Bay Staters for Natural Medicine

James is a volunteer for Bay Staters for Natural Medicine, a grassroots community group educating city leaders on plant medicines and the war on drugs. His passion is rooted in experiences growing up in a neighborhood plagued by prohibition-linked violence and seeing loved ones struggle with addiction. In his day job, he works as legislative …

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John Robertson, Maps of the Mind and R/Evolution

John and Leia discuss important considerations for approaching work with psychedelics, such as managing expectations, setting intentions, being open and allowing of experience, trusting the value of what comes up and trusting the process, working with disappointment, sliding back into old patterns post-experience, coming back to ourselves in honoring and accepting where we are, recognizing the non-linearity of psychedelic healing and transformation.

Becca Williams, emotions therapist and clinical nutritionist

Becca Williams, emotions therapist and clinical nutritionist, comes on the Psychedologist to talk about Emotional Liberation. We hear about Becca’s personal work with shame, and how she learned to heal herself by working through difficult emotions. She gives us a peek into what Emotional Liberation is – a structured container and sacred space that embraces …

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Dr. Adele Lafrance on fear, healing and love

Dr. Adele Lafrance is a clinical psychologist, research scientist, author and co-developer of emotion-focused treatment modalities, including Emotion-Focused Family Therapy. Her latest book, What to Say to Kids When Nothing Seems to Work, is a neuroscience-informed effort to help parents support their kids. With colleagues, she also makes a wealth of caregiving resources available at …

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Roundtable on the Psychedelic Gold Rush with Lyss and Rafael

Global interest in psychedelic substances increases by the day, and although clinical trials have yielded positive results, psychedelic research and clinical practice is in its infancy. We find ourselves at a unique moment in time where increased access to information about psychedelics, even to the psychedelics themselves, is moving forward at a faster rate than …

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David Krantz Returns

David Krantz returns! In this episode, we talk about a paper he recently co-authored, “The Role of Psychedelics and Counseling in Mental Health Treatment.” Leia shares about her recent training in psychedelic somatic interactional psychotherapy, and in true form, the conversation follows a rich myriad of twists and turns from there, including but not limited …

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Healing Justice with Dr. Diana Quinn

Dr. Diana Quinn, naturopathic physician, ceremonialist, and end of life doula comes on the show to talk about healing justice, nature, connection, language, and finding the way forward. Diana Quinn ND (she/her) is a licensed naturopathic doctor and healing justice practitioner specializing in integrative mental health, grief and end of life care, and decolonized healing …

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Autism on Acid – a conversation with Aaron and Justine

Aaron and Justine come on the show to talk about Autism on Acid, the Autistic Psychedelic Community, and the neurodiversity paradigm. Aaron Paul Orsini is the author of Autism On Acid: How LSD Helped Me Understand, Navigate, Alter & Appreciate My Autistic Perceptions. He is also the co-founder of the Autistic Psychedelic Community, a peer …

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A Journey Behind the Scenes and Down the Rabbit Hole of Wild Darlings Sing the Blues

Wild Darlings Sing the Blues is a feature-length documentary following The Wild Darlings, a queer healing arts collective of black women and non-binary artists, as they embark on an epic road trip from New York to a plantation in Mississippi. In this episode of The Psychedologist, we go behind the scenes and down the rabbit …

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Decolonizing the Mind with Dr. Michael Yellowbird

What an honor to host Dr. Michael Yellow Bird on the podcast! In this episode, we hear about the cycle of water; how Spirit embodies everything (and THAT is consciousness); that trauma has a consciousness; and that consciousness is shared: it goes beyond the individual. He shares about the clown who can show us that …

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Evelyn Hale

Evelyn Hale comes on the podcast to talk about trauma, healing, her personal journey, and a question I ask myself often: “what is trauma and what is me?” Evelyn Hale, formerly Shelbi DuBord, is a Trauma Coach, Master Healer, and intuitive with a rich background in psychology and personal transformation. Her consciousness journey threads back …

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Health at Every Size with Shira Collings

Shira Collings comes on the show to discuss Health at Every Size, Intuitive Eating, Embodiment, Control, and being who we are. Shira is a graduate student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Tampa, Florida. She hopes to work with people with eating disorders, substance use concerns, and histories of trauma. She is a strong advocate …

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