52 episodes

Welcome to Inbodied Life, the podcast. This show is a space for you to move past the traffic of the mind and into the stillness of your heart. The journey is inward, and a courageous traveler welcomes the wide range of their human experience. Season 2 of INbodied Life focuses on mental health, psychedelics and general good living. Take a listen and journey back home to you.

INbodied Life with Lauren Taus Lauren Taus

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Welcome to Inbodied Life, the podcast. This show is a space for you to move past the traffic of the mind and into the stillness of your heart. The journey is inward, and a courageous traveler welcomes the wide range of their human experience. Season 2 of INbodied Life focuses on mental health, psychedelics and general good living. Take a listen and journey back home to you.

    Full Healing with Internal Family Systems: A Conversation with Dr. Frank Anderson

    Full Healing with Internal Family Systems: A Conversation with Dr. Frank Anderson

    Dr. Frank Anderson is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. He completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation and is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy.
     
    Dr. Anderson is the vice chair and research director of the Foundation for Self Leadership.
     
    He is a lead trainer at the Center for Self Leadership and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center in Brookline MA.
     
    Dr. Anderson has lectured extensively on the Neurobiology of PTSD and Dissociation and wrote the chapter “Who’s Taking What” Connecting Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology and Internal Family Systems for Trauma in Internal Family Systems Therapy-New Dimensions. He co-authored a chapter on “What IFS Brings to Trauma Treatment in Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy” and recently co-authored the book “Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual.”
     
    Dr. Anderson maintains a private practice in Concord, MA, and serves as an Advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP). 
     
    In this conversation, we talk about Internal Family Systems, how it works, and what’s different about it, the importance of doing your own personal work as a clinician, the impact of trauma, and the ways in which IFS dovetails with psychedelic therapy. 
     
     
    What You Will Learn: 
     
    The foundational principles of Internal Family Systems Work and how they differ from traditional psychotherapeutic approaches The difference between empathy and compassion  Why anybody working with trauma must do their own healing work. It’s the U-Turn Baby! How to navigate the challenging reality that trauma blocks love and love heals trauma with the understanding that permanent healing is available to all How Frank and the thought leaders at IFS are engaging with psychedelic medicine  
    Resources:
     
    Frank's Website
     
    Internal Family Systems Website

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Mushroom Community: Conversations with Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg

    The Mushroom Community: Conversations with Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg

    This series of conversations came out of the K-Dome, a virtual camp within this year’s Multiverse, Burning Man’s digital landscape. I collaborated with my mentor Dr. Phil Wolfson and the Ketamine Research Foundation with its Indra’s Net Coalition to put together over 90 hours of content on psychedelic medicine. I will be sharing some of my favorite hours with you here, and I hope you enjoy them all. 
     
    In this conversation, I sit down with my friend, visual artist Louie Schwartzberg. Louie is an award-winning producer, director and cinematographer whose notable career spans more than four decades. His prolific and breathtaking imagery from over 54 countries is featured in films, television shows, documentaries and commercials. We talk about his latest film Fantastic Fungi, and its powerful impact on the world during Covid 19. The film is consistently listed as the number one documentary on Apple TV and among the top ten of all genres. Listen to our chat to explore what makes this film so compelling for all of us, especially now. 
     
    What You Will Learn: 
    How Louie and his film, Fantastic Fungi, capitalized and catalyzed the underground mushroom movement for good  Why gratitude as a practice is such an important antidote to depression  The importance of community and why practicing models of connection can help keep us alive. Hint: Nothing lives alone.   What it means to be an eco-warrior, and learn from the mushroom teacher  
     
    RESOURCES:
    www.movingart.com
    www.fantasticfungi.com

    • 41 min
    Transformative Justice, Anti Racism & Psychedelics

    Transformative Justice, Anti Racism & Psychedelics

    This series of conversations came out of the K-Dome, a virtual camp within this year’s Multiverse, Burning Man’s digital landscape. I collaborated with my mentor Dr. Phil Wolfson and the Ketamine Research Foundation with its Indra’s Net Coalition to put together over 90 hours of content on psychedelic medicine. I will be sharing some of my favorite hours with you here, and I hope you enjoy them all. 
     
    In this conversation, I sit down with Dr. Joseph McCowan, Charlotte James and Undrea Wright to discuss psychedelics, anti-racism and transformative justice. We talk about psychedelic harm reduction, anti-racism as a form of harm reduction. We explore the historical harms of the medicine community on the BIPOC community and how its still affecting communities of color while also leaning into personal responsibility. How can we be better with one another? How can we celebrate our shared humanity?
     
    This conversation is moving into a 4 part series on social justice. The course will invite us all to confront personal bias through ceremony, and integration for collective liberation. Link in show notes to join.
     
    What You Will Learn: 
    Why cultural competency is not enough and the absolute need for BIPOC representation in psychedelic medicine The significance of the BIPOC community’s painful historical relationship with the medical community and the police in the United States  The breadth of microaggressions and how harm can be tied to inaction or silence; how to engage in models of harm reduction   The importance of joy and rest in sustaining anti-racism  
    Resources:
     
    Psychedelic Anti-Racism Course with All of US!
    The Sabina Project 
    Mutual Ceremony Fund
    The Black Burner Project

    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Art of Integration

    The Art of Integration

    This series of conversations came out of the K-Dome, a virtual camp within this year’s Multiverse, Burning Man’s digital landscape. I collaborated with my mentor Dr. Phil Wolfson and the Ketamine Research Foundation with its Indra’s Net Coalition to put together over 90 hours of content on psychedelic medicine. I will be sharing some of my favorite hours with you here, and I hope you enjoy them all. 
     
    In this conversation, I sit down with Dr. Adele Lafrance, Deanna Rogers, Dr. Ido Cohen and Kyle Buller to discuss psychedelics as a disruptive technology and how we can best integrate these experiences to optimize the benefit for both individuals and for the systems that hold us all. 
     
    As a psychedelic assisted therapist, this topic is of the greatest importance. Transforming a powerful psychedelic experience into a powerful life change takes real effort, and learning how to do that well is what will allow the psychedelic community to be a bridge between the world that is and the world that can be. My deepest wish is for experiences to be more than amusement park rides for the mind, but rather moments to trigger permanent, positive changes over time.
     
    What You Will Learn: 
     
    What gets dis-integrated with psychedelic experiences, how dis-identifying with who we think we are allows us to access more of our true nature, and what can happen when we widen our scope Why informed consent is imperative and why you shouldn’t just blindly trust a facilitator The importance of support after a psychedelic experience, and why choosing authenticity over attachment can be a real challenge  The ways in which psychedelics hold the promise to create systems change beyond the individual heart   
    Resources:
     
    Dr. Adele Lafrance’s Website: Emotion Focused Family Therapy
     
    Deanna Rogers Website: Integrating Ayahuasca
     
    Kyle Buller’s Website: Psychedelics Today
     
    Ido Cohen’s Course: Psychedelics and the Shadow
     

    • 1 hr 17 min
    The Women of Ketamine

    The Women of Ketamine

    This series of conversations came out of the K-Dome, a virtual camp within this year’s Multiverse, Burning Man’s digital landscape. I collaborated with my mentor Dr. Phil Wolfson and the Ketamine Research Foundation with its Indra’s Net Coalition to put together over 90 hours of content on psychedelic medicine. I will be sharing some of my favorite hours with you here, and I hope you enjoy them all. 
     
    In this conversation, you will hear from some of the leading female clinicians working with ketamine assisted psychotherapy. Facilitated by Sunny Strasburg LMFT, this panel includes Gita Vaid MD, Jennifer Dore MD, Julane Andries LMFT, Marcela Ot’alora LPC, Melissa Whippo LCSW, Monica Winsor, Veronika Gold LMFT and yours truly.  
     
    What You Will Learn:
     
    The challenges and benefits of being a woman in psychedelic medicine The unique and powerful properties of ketamine; why it’s great for beginners and can also be as profound as entheogens like ayahuasca and DMT How ketamine has a uniquely clean morphogenic field  The importance of operationalizing feminine values of inclusivity, caring, humility in the larger space of psychedelic medicine  Why offering more feminine protocols (ie: somatic and slow) in psychedelic therapy may offer unique benefits in the healing space  
    References: 
     
    Sunny Strasburg’s Website
     
    Helios 
     
    The Ketamine Training Center
     
    MAPS
     
    Melissa Whippo’s Website
     
    Veronika Gold’s Website
     
    Inbodied Life
     

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Psychedelics in Recovery from Addiction: Conversations with Kevin Franciotti

    Psychedelics in Recovery from Addiction: Conversations with Kevin Franciotti

    Kevin Franciotti is a Masters addictions counselor, writer, and recovery advocate based in Denver. He is an advisory board member for the Project New Day foundation’s inaugural community-engaged public health project, Psychedelics in Recovery: Outreach and Service, focusing on support for mutual aid groups that advocate the integrative use of psychedelics for ongoing addiction recovery. In 2011, Kevin underwent treatment for opioid use disorder with ibogaine, a drug derived from the iboga shrub indigenous to west-central Africa. He has previously written about his experience in various publications, including New Scientist magazine and TheFix.com.
     
    In this conversation, we dive into Kevin’s addiction and recovery journey. We speak about the role of psychedelics in recovery from substance abuse, and open the question, Is abstinence the only model? 
     
    What You Will Learn: 
     
    How ibogaine supported Kevin in healing his opiate addiction; and the possibility of making this medicine available in a medical context to help others   Why the gateway theory on drugs is bogus, the way taboos on drugs can make them more alluring, and the many problems with the war on drugs (transformative justice please!). Hint: structural and societal flaws proliferate addiction   The power of connection and authentic support on the road to recovery; and the importance of the right people working with psychedelic medicine, whether above board or underground How and why total abstinence isn’t the only way to stay sober in recovery from addiction. Did you know that Bill Wilson, one of the co-founders of AA, advocated for the use of LSD in recovery? True story. Maybe there is a cure?  
    Resources: 
     
    Kevin’s Website
    Psychedelics In Recovery

    • 1 hr 33 min

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