Psychedelics for Healing, a new conversation with Deepak Chopra, Gita Vaid…
Psychedelics for Healing
a new conversation with Deepak Chopra & special guests, Gita Vaid & Barry Walker
Join us to discover how ancient medicines are being reactivated to support inner-work & deep healing in therapeutic settings.
From ancient times and across traditions, psychedelic agents have been used in sacred rituals and ceremonies for both individual and collective healing and transformation. Since the 1950’s and increasingly in current research contexts, these exotic medicines are being reconsidered as valuable tools to support deep healing from emotional trauma.
Today, the opportunity for a new synthesis is emerging in which a practical deployment of these age-old methods within an expanded landscape of psychotherapy, along with meditative & healing practices, can provide a context for inner work towards self-knowledge, repair and consciousness exploration. When properly integrated with these various approaches, psychedelic modalities can radically enhance mind, body and spirit alignment, and lead seamlessly to profound contact with one’s essence, consciousness and deep spiritual growth beyond the confines of self.
Gita Vaid, MD, is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. She is currently doing psychedelic research with the MAPS MDMA/PTSD Psychotherapy Study as well as developing protocols for ketamine-assisted psychotherapy for integrated healing and spiritual growth. She is presently embarked on a project with Barry Walker to invent new psychotherapeutic models that integrate a variety of emerging and complementary modalities.
Barry Walker, M.Ed., LMHC, born in Toronto; educated in Toronto, Ottawa, Windsor, the UK, he currently lives in Tarrytown, New York. Psychotherapist, licensed in NY State. Practicing for over thirty years. Primary focus: Anxiety as the Motherboard of ‘Disorders’: The Impact of Anxiety in Pursuit of Our Safe Self in Everyday Life. Career-long interest in States of Consciousness in different Characterological/Personality Structures. Currently researching role of Psychedelic Substances used adjunct/assistant to Psychotherapy. Especially in trauma treatment. Deeply committed to belief that healing in the psychological realm can only happen as consciousness evolves. He is dedicated to his daughter and wife, and to music, tennis, and woodworking.
Deepak Chopra MD, FACP, co-founder of Deepak HomeBase, founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Clinical Professor at UCSD Medical School, Researcher, Neurology and Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. The World Post and The Huffington Post global internet survey ranked Chopra #17 influential thinker in the world and #1 in Medicine. Deepak Chopra is the author of more than 85 books translated into over 43 languages, including 25 New York Times bestsellers. www.deepakchopra.com
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