Leading the Discussion in Psychedelics Today
Psychedelics Today is dedicated to exploring and discussing the important academic/scientific and other research in the field of psychedelics. We are interested in how psychedelics and other non-ordinary states of consciousness relate to the human potential as well as the healing potential that they can foster.
Co-Founders and Hosts
Kyle’s interest in exploring non-ordinary states of consciousness began when he was 16-years-old when he suffered a traumatic snowboarding accident. Waking up after having a near-death experience changed Kyle’s life. Since then, Kyle has earned his B.A. in Transpersonal Psychology, where he studied the healing potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness by exploring shamanism, plant medicine, Holotropic Breathwork, and the roots/benefits of psychedelic psychotherapy. Kyle has co-taught two college-level courses. One of the courses Kyle created as a capstone project, “Stanislav Grof’s Psychology of Extraordinary Experiences,” and the other one which he co-created, “The History of Psychedelics.”
Kyle is currently pursuing his M.S. in clinical mental health counseling with an emphasis in somatic psychology. Kyle’s clinical background in mental health consists of working with at-risk teenagers in crisis and with individuals experiencing an early-episode of psychosis. Kyle also facilitates Transpersonal Breathwork workshops.
To learn more about Kyle’s story, check out Joe interviewing Kyle in this episode.
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Joe studied philosophy in New Hampshire, where he earned his B.A.. After stumbling upon the work of Stanislav Grof during his undergraduate years, Joe began participating in Holotropic Breathwork workshops in Vermont in 2003. Joe helped facilitate Holotropic and Transpersonal Breathwork workshops while he spent his time in New England. He is now working in the software industry as well as hosting a few podcasts. Joe now coordinates Dreamshadow Transpersonal Breathwork workshops, in Breckenridge, Colorado.
To learn more about Joe, check out Kyle interviewing Joe in this episode.
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Louise is a Bay Area native who lived and traveled abroad for 10 years to over 60 countries. In 2018 she decided to return to California to get more involved in the psychedelic movement stateside. She also works as a social media marketing strategist for online businesses.
Marisa is an explorer of consciousness and purpose of life. She graduated UW-Milwaukee with a BBA in Marketing and International Business with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship. She grew up making art and is constantly creating. She has her own small creative business for her artwork at MARtianCuriosities on Etsy. Marisa became interested in Psychedelics after reading cosmic literature, delving deeper into her yogic practice, and through her search for meaning and enlightenment. Psychedelics have helped her creativity to blossom and to be her truest self. Marisa has been helping out Psychedelics Today with audio editing, art, and overall creative perspective.
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