126 episodes

We feature provocative, in depth conversations leading thinkers on topics including meditation and mindfulness, non-dual spirituality, psychedelics, psychology, ecology and sustainability and eudomainia or genuine happiness: how to co-create a more loving and thriving world. Guests so far include authors, professors, psycho-therapists, mindfulness meditation and dharma teachers, visionaries, philosophers, community activists and more. I am deeply looking forward to sharing these conversations with you. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/a-state-of-mind/support

A State of Mind Julian Royce

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

We feature provocative, in depth conversations leading thinkers on topics including meditation and mindfulness, non-dual spirituality, psychedelics, psychology, ecology and sustainability and eudomainia or genuine happiness: how to co-create a more loving and thriving world. Guests so far include authors, professors, psycho-therapists, mindfulness meditation and dharma teachers, visionaries, philosophers, community activists and more. I am deeply looking forward to sharing these conversations with you. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/a-state-of-mind/support

    Thank You Life with Kevin Cannella

    Thank You Life with Kevin Cannella

    Kevin helped create Thank You Life, a non profit organization dedicated to expanding access to the highest quality psychedelic assisted therapy to those who otherwise could not afford it. 

    Kevin is a therapist who is passionate about getting to the root of one's issues and has found psychedelic assisted therapy as one of the most promising treatment for deep seated Anxiety, Depression and Complex PTSD, among other  conditions. 

     

    Learn more about Thank You Life:


    https://thankyoulife.org
    https://www.instagram.com/thankyoulife_fund/

     

    Take an Online Tests for level of Anxiety, Depression & PTSD Symptoms:


    https://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/assessment/documents/PCL5_Standard_form.PDF
    https://www.mdcalc.com/calc/1725/phq9-patient-health-questionnaire9
    https://www.mdcalc.com/calc/1727/gad7-general-anxiety-disorder7

     

    Heart Nectar Festival: 


    https://www.heartnectarfestival.com

     

     

    A State of Mind Podcast: www.astateofmindpodcast.com

     

    Somatic trauma informed therapy, Psychedelic assisted Therapy, Meditation training & more: www.astateofmindcounseling.org

     

    Support the show: www.patreon.com/astateofmind

    Venmo: @Julian-Royce

     

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julianoceann/

     

    Find Julian on SoundCloud at: https://soundcloud.com/julian-ocean-1


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    • 57 min
    Microdosing 101 with Taj Nahar, co-founder of Haj Botanics

    Microdosing 101 with Taj Nahar, co-founder of Haj Botanics

    Taj Nahar joins Julian Royce for a far ranging, in depth discussion of micro-dosing and the potential benefits. 

     

    Learn more about Haj Botanics at:

    www.hajbotanics.com 

    www.themicrodosingcompany.com

    Social Media: @hajbotanics on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok

     

    A State of Mind Podcast: www.astateofmindpodcast.com

     

    Somatic trauma informed therapy, Psychedelic assisted Therapy, Meditation training & more: www.astateofmindcounseling.org

     

    Support the show: www.patreon.com/astateofmind

    Venmo: @Julian-Royce

     

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julianoceann/

     

    Find Julian on SoundCloud at: https://soundcloud.com/julian-ocean-1


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    The New Paradigm of Healing with Harvey Schwartz, PhD

    The New Paradigm of Healing with Harvey Schwartz, PhD

    Harvey Schwartz, PhD talks with Julian Royce about trauma, PTSD, healing, dissociation, dissociative identity disorder, and the importance of psychedelic medicine and his passion for training the next generation of psychedelic assisted therapists. 

     

    Links for Harvey Schwartz:

    https://www.polarisinsight.com

     

    https://www.amazon.com/stores/Harvey-L.-Schwartz/author/B001IZ1EJC?ref=ap_rdr&isDramIntegrated=true&shoppingPortalEnabled=true

     

    Harvey Schwartz, PhD has written numerous books & articles, including  and the Alchemy of Wolves and Sheep and Dialogues with Forgotten Voices and co-authoring  Integral Psychedelic Therapy.

     

    A State of Mind Podcast: www.astateofmindpodcast.com

     

    Somatic trauma informed therapy, Psychedelic assisted Therapy, Meditation training & more: www.astateofmindcounseling.org

     

    Support the show: www.patreon.com/astateofmind

    Venmo: @Julian-Royce

     

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julianoceann/

     

    Find Julian on SoundCloud at: https://soundcloud.com/julian-ocean-1

     

    Partial List of Topics in chronological order:


    MAPS
    Lykos - a new organization
    KAP for acute suicidality
    Career before his interest in Psychedelic medicine
    How PTSD became first recognized as a diagnosis in 1980
    How millions of people suffering from trauma were misdiagnosed and shamed and blamed
    Judith Herman's book Trauma and Recovery 
    The challenge of healing internalized negative beliefs, especially as part of PTSD. 
    Children before 8-10 yrs old automatically blame themselves because of their level of cognitive development. 
    The power of Psychedelic medicine to heal and to connect what has been disconnected and break apart the negative belief systems
    Most of our medicines are suppressive in nature
    Scott Shannon's paper on how Ketamine assisted therapy is a  paradigm shift
    Pharmaceutical Industrial Complex which manages symptoms versus curing the root causes
    The way millions of people have been treated as objects by doctors and psychiatrists - the essence of humanity has not been fully taken into account
    How 4 million people had done LSD by 1969
    Ways people are harmed in the mental health system
    Psychologists that lose their license
    No one should do this work of therapy alone.
    Be Held while Holding 
    3 types of Therapeutic Touch:

    Safety touch - mandatory
    Supportive Touch
    Therapeutic Touch - more complicated - for release work. 

    The need for touch in psychedelic assisted therapy. It is important to talk about this before hand - and have the agreement that clients cannot change their mind about it during session, it needs to be decided on before hand.
    How Disassociation is a huge spectrum.
    Psychedelic based disassociation
    Dissociation is always Positive. 
    We need Dharma not Dogma. 
    The growing issue of Tribalism in our culture and the shadow side of human nature to form in and out groups


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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Psychedelic Therapy & Ceremony for Healing & Transformation - with Dori Lewis, MA, MEd, LPC-S

    Psychedelic Therapy & Ceremony for Healing & Transformation - with Dori Lewis, MA, MEd, LPC-S

    Dori Lewis, MA, MEd, LPC-S joins Julian Royce to discuss the current state of psychedelic assisted therapy

     

    About Dori Lewis: Co-founder of Elemental Psychedelics and the owner-operator of Reflective Healing in Fort Collins, CO, a psychotherapy group practice that specializes in psychedelic therapy using ketamine, integration therapy, transpersonal psychotherapy, and providing clinical supervision with over 10 years of experience as a therapist. 

     

    Links:

     

     https://www.elementalpsychedelics.com/ - A Women-Led Training Center For Education, Experience, and Ethics in Psychedelic Practice

     

    https://www.reflectivehealing.com/

     

    https://www.elementalpsychedelics.com/event-details-registration/mushroom-myths-and-misconceptions-a-webinar-for-psychedelic-professionals

     

    Topics in Chronological Order: 


    Modalities that align and use psychedelic therapy & the spiritual component.
    The most important thing in psychedelic assisted therapy is the therapeutic relationship
    Diagnosed with learning disability at age 5 - neurodivergent 
    So much of therapy is teaching - a class about you! 
    The Value of therapy 
    Sometimes have to tell a client that you're not right person
    Endings
    First experience with psychedelics. - salvia, at age 15
    Ketamine work - for depression
    Advice for Ketamine Assisted Therapy (KAP)
    What type of issues KAP is recommended for
    Depression is a symptom cluster - sometime a symptom of something else
    Mushroom journeys
    The current state of regulations and laws around psychedelics in the state of Colorado
    Women retreats for therapist wanting to learn about psychedelics and other trainings
    MDMA assisted therapy in the MAPS trial and studies
    Value of supervision
    Not leading the client - they are leading us. 
    Challenges of MDMA assisted therapy for the therapists. 
    The importance of not having a goal
    Finding one's unique calling
    How Greif is at the forefront of our ability to heal
    LSD and the mind of the universe

     

     

    A State of Mind Podcast: www.astateofmindpodcast.com

     

    Somatic trauma informed therapy, Psychedelic assisted Therapy, Meditation training & more: www.astateofmindcounseling.org

     

    Support the show: www.patreon.com/astateofmind

    Venmo: @Julian-Royce

     

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julianoceann/

     

    Find Julian on SoundCloud at: https://soundcloud.com/julian-ocean-1


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Psychedelic Medicine & Buddha Dharma with Lama Mike Crowley

    Psychedelic Medicine & Buddha Dharma with Lama Mike Crowley

    Lama Mike Crowley returns to A State of Mind to discuss his new book 'Psychedelic Buddhism'.

    Note: some audio was lost to technical difficulties at 11:56 in - the Dharma teacher that Lama Mike Crowley is referring to here is Dzongsar Khentse Rinpoche. 

     

    Psychedelic Buddhism: A User's Guide https://www.amazon.com/Psychedelic-Buddhism-Traditions-Symbols-Ceremonies/dp/B0C2S4VHF3/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1V3EWLA1MTQ&keywords=mike+crowley&qid=1707593181&sprefix=mike+crowl%2Caps%2C318&sr=8-1

     

    Epsiode #71 of A State of Mind Podcast with Lama Mike Crowley 

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/5QqjTJSNCdTkWXfbK6YXGp?si=63d73a88221e460e

     

    Intro: 0:00 - 9:30

    Conversation with Mike Crowley begins at  9:49 

     

    Find Julian on SoundCloud at: https://soundcloud.com/julian-ocean-1

     

    A State of Mind Podcast: www.astateofmindpodcast.com

     

    Somatic trauma informed therapy, Psychedelic assisted Therapy, Meditation training & more: www.astateofmindcounseling.org

     

    Support the show: www.patreon.com/astateofmind

    Venmo: @Julian-Royce


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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Bi-Polar: From Broken to Blessed with author & filmmaker Sara Schley

    Bi-Polar: From Broken to Blessed with author & filmmaker Sara Schley

    Filmmaker and author Sara Schley shares how it took her 25 years and 5 psychiatrists to receive the correct diagnosis leading to the correct medication and treatment for Bi-Polar II. 

    It's a story that is worth hearing from her and reflects some of the real issues in our medical and mental health care systems. 

    1 out of 4 people who appear to have major depression actually have a form of Bi-Polar and something like 7 million Americans have a bi-polar brain. 

     

    Learn more about Sara & her book & movie: 

    www.saraschley.com

    www.brainstormthefilm.com

     

    Find Julian on SoundCloud at: https://soundcloud.com/julian-ocean-1

     

    A State of Mind Podcast: www.astateofmindpodcast.com

     

    Somatic trauma informed therapy, Psychedelic assisted Therapy, Meditation training & more: www.astateofmindcounseling.org

     

    Support the show: www.patreon.com/astateofmind

    Venmo: @Julian-Royce


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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Alicia Sweezer ,

Amazing Podcast!

I recently listened to the episode about brain health with Dr. Love. As someone with multiple traumatic brain injuries it was interesting to hear some of the information he shared. Julian does a great job of bringing out the information that offers people a different perspective on topics.

kelly_88 ,

Enlightening & Inspiring

Julian’s energy is amazing! He has so much knowledge & insight about mindfulness and meditation to share with his listeners. A State of Mind podcast is filled with unique perspectives & thought provoking conversations that leave me feeling inspired. Thank you Julian for bringing such incredible topics to your podcast!

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