Joe Moore on Plant Medicine Podcast

In this week’s episode, Joe discusses how he and his co-founder, Kyle Buller started Psychedelics Today, and how their podcast led to them developing a number of online courses. Their upcoming course is Navigating Psychedelics for Clinicians and Therapists. This 8-week course is good for both those wanting to learn how to better understand a client’s needs as a physician or a therapist and for those looking to get a taste of what the psychedelic therapy world is like before embarking on a more traditional and expensive training program. 

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Joe also talks about how mystical and spiritual experiences can play a role in psychology. While often overlooked in the current psychiatric system, Joe believes these spiritual and mystical experiences may help to heal patients in certain situations.

In this episode:

  • How Psychedelics Today started, and what led to offering courses.
  • What information Joe found lacking in the psychedelic community.
  • What to expect in the Navigating Psychedelics course and who it is for.
  • How psychological theories incorporate into the work of facilitation 
  • Spiritual Emergence and its potential benefit to the current psychiatric system

Quotes:

“We just thought the psychedelic world is really interesting, but it is really lacking regular discussion of Dr. Stan Groff and Holotropic Breathwork. So really it [The Psychedelics Today podcast] was a way that we could contribute and bring voices that we thought were important back to the foreground” [5:13] 

“I don’t want to be the Tony Robbins telling you how, you know, this is exactly how you should be charging at your problems. It’s like no – you need to take an individualized approach.” [13:03]

“If more people had a lot more support like we could see people self resolve things [trauma and psychological issues] instead of going into the psychiatric system for decades.” [26:13]

“You don’t get educated and then you’re done. This is a lifelong process.” [36:53]

Listen here – https://www.plantmedicine.org/podcast/navigating-psychedelics-joe-moore