In this episode, Michael speaks with psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Tim Read about his latest book, Psychedelics and Psychotherapy: The Healing Potential of Expanded States. Together they explore the latest findings in the rapidly growing therapeutic use of psychedelic substances especially in treating trauma. They also explore how these substances can support the healing and integration of early attachment wounding and how plant medicine and psychedelics can help break the unconscious and habitual patterns that result from attachment wounding.
Tim Read, M.D., is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, with degrees in neuroscience and medicine. After heading the services for psychiatric emergencies and crisis intervention at the Royal London Hospital for 20 years, he is now involved in clinical research at King's College and Imperial College, London University, on the therapeutic use of psychedelics. He has completed training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and transpersonal psychology with Stanislav Grof and is a certified holotropic breathwork facilitator. The author of Walking Shadows and co-author of Breaking Open, he lives in London.
Maria Papaspyrou, MSc, is an integrative psychotherapist, supervisor, and family constellations facilitator. She has given talks and published articles on entheogens' sacramental and healing properties, supporting their re-introduction in psychotherapy. The co-editor of Psychedelic Mysteries of the Feminine, she lives in Brighton, England. Together, the authors are co-directors of the Institute of Psychedelic Therapy in the UK.
'It’s the relationship that heals as opposed to the specific therapeutic technique, and it’s what we bring from our personal depths to that relationship that makes all the difference.' ~Tim Read
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