12 episodes

Dr. Andrea Pennington leads in-depth conversations about mental health, hacking enlightenment, psychedelic research, healing trauma, and recovering from ACEs in the BIPOC community. Included are updates on live events and retreats hosted by IN8Vitality.

From psychedelics and breath work to mindfulness and trance dance, Dr. Andrea and her guests will shine a light on the unique capacity we have to use our conscious minds to evolve individually and collectively as a species.

Season 1 includes a special series on the potential for improved mental health in the BIPOC community with psychedelics. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/conscious-evolution/support

Conscious Evolution with Dr. Andrea Pennington Integrative MD + Psychedelic Assisted Therapist Dr Andrea Pennington - Integrative Physician, Chief Psychedelic Officer

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Dr. Andrea Pennington leads in-depth conversations about mental health, hacking enlightenment, psychedelic research, healing trauma, and recovering from ACEs in the BIPOC community. Included are updates on live events and retreats hosted by IN8Vitality.

From psychedelics and breath work to mindfulness and trance dance, Dr. Andrea and her guests will shine a light on the unique capacity we have to use our conscious minds to evolve individually and collectively as a species.

Season 1 includes a special series on the potential for improved mental health in the BIPOC community with psychedelics. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/conscious-evolution/support

    Psychedelic Healing for Men of Color with Victor Cabral (Episode 12)

    Psychedelic Healing for Men of Color with Victor Cabral (Episode 12)

    In this episode of the Conscious Evolution podcast we are gifted with a rare look into the mind of a man of color on a journey to heal himself and his community through sacred medicine.

    Before he became a woke therapist, Victor Cabral was a young black man on a LOT of DRUGS.  These drugs were legal and they were prescribed by licensed medical doctors.

    At one point, a concerned friend suggested to Victor that he should try PSYCHEDELIC PLANT MEDICINE to help acknowledge and heal his lifelong intergenerational trauma. His friend had tried it with success and was eager to share this life changing experience with Victor.

    Psychedelics??? Victor JUST SAID NO.

    He had a negative "psychedelic drug user stereotype" ingrained in his mind and he was too busy getting educated, earning advanced degrees and certifications along with numerous accomplishments in research and legislation for his BIPOC (Black and Indigenous People of Color) community with a focus on men of color.

    Through sacred plant medicine, Victor shares how he found the trajectory he was seeking. In his case, facing his dark emotional shadows as he sat in ceremony was the impetus to "TRANSCENDENCE", the film he is currently producing.

    Tune in to learn more about the film and how you can support him.

    ABOUT OUR GUEST

    Victor is a collaborative and strategic leader who is making an impact on historical inequalities in his community and across the United States. Victor is the Founder of Dreamers of the Day LLC. and serves as the Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs for Fluence International Inc., a company that provides evidence-based training in psychedelic therapy and integration services to clinicians across the globe.

    Before joining Fluence, Victor served as Deputy Director for the Pennsylvania Governor's Office of Advocacy and Reform where he co-led the implementation of the Trauma-Informed PA Plan, helped establish the first Racial Day of Healing in Pennsylvania history, and developed free trauma trainings for Pennsylvanians in collaboration with internationally recognized experts. He has expertise in policy and advocacy, BIPOC mental health, racial and communal trauma, and psychedelic medicine.

    He is a Licensed Social Worker and practicing psychotherapist in Pennsylvania with training in Internal Family Systems, Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy and Psychedelic Integration.



    Connect with and Follow Victor online:

    @awondrousmind on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Clubhouse

    Watch the film trailer and donate to the production here:

    www.PictureAColorfulWorld.com



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    • 34 min
    Wholehearted Learning with Patty McGee (Episode 10)

    Wholehearted Learning with Patty McGee (Episode 10)

    In this episode of the Conscious Evolution podcast with Dr. Andrea Pennington, Patty McGee, author and educator, discusses how the beliefs that we hold closely determine the limitations we place on ourselves and how through shifting perspective we can elevate the learning process and develop positive messages for a more fulfilling life.

    When it comes to living and learning, YOU HAVE CHOICES!  FUN CHOICES!  And choosing the right teacher and with the right attitude makes all the difference in the world.

    Patty McGee is on a mission to expand our minds about learning and show us how important it is to be willing to do things IMPERFECTLY, with JOY...even if it feels "uncomfortable"!  (Patty also tells us what that "discomfort" actually means.)

    When we are educated on how best to TEACH someone...we learn that our phrasing in the face of shame or embarrassment can make all the difference in the world to a student and CAN be the determining factor for someone persevering or just giving up. (No matter the age of the student!)

    Patty has recently completed a film and classes based on her latest book and workshop:  "The Seven Essentials of Writing". Her intention for 2022 is to surround herself with teachers and maintain a nurturing tone to grow and help others do the same.

    Patty McGee is committed to teaching and learning...and having FUN! Stay tuned till the end to hear what role Dr. Andrea played in Patty's work.



    ABOUT OUR GUEST:
    Patty McGee is an author-educator whose passion and vision is to create learning environments where teachers and students discover their true potential and power.  Patty’s favorite moments are when groups of teachers are working with students collaboratively in the classroom.  She has served schools nationally and internationally to support literacy teaching and learning.

    Visit: www.pattymcgee.org for her books and programs.



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    • 33 min
    Drug Policy and Harm Reduction for People of Color with Ifetayo Harvey (Episode 11)

    Drug Policy and Harm Reduction for People of Color with Ifetayo Harvey (Episode 11)

    In this episode of the Conscious Evolution podcast Dr Andrea interviews Ifetayo Harvey, Founder of the People of Color Psychedelic Collective about her advocacy work in drug policy into her current role.

    The POCPC was founded in 2017 by Ifetayo along with a group of volunteers committed to elevating the voices, traditions, and experiences of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in psychedelic communities and spaces and concerned about the negative impact of the war on drugs upon these communities.

    Ifetayo shares her personal story of having her father arrested, jailed and deported for possession of drugs, and the surprise she found in organizations that show compassion for drug users.



    ABOUT OUR GUEST:

    Ifetayo Harvey is the founder and board president at the People of Color Psychedelic Collective. Ifetayo’s experience of growing up with her father in prison brought her to drug policy reform work at the Drug Policy Alliance.

    In 2013, Ifetayo was the opening plenary speaker at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Denver, Colorado. Ifetayo briefly worked at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies in 2015 where she was inspired by Kai Wingo’s Women and Entheogens Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Ifetayo worked at the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) for five years because of her passion for ending the war on drugs. While at DPA, Ifetayo penned the piece Why the Psychedelic Community Is So White in 2016 and began organizing other folks of color and allies in psychedelic circles.

    Ifetayo comes from a family of seven children raised by her mother in Charleston, South Carolina. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Smith College in history and African studies.

    Learn more about the POCPC at https://www.pocpc.org and follow on Instagram @pocpsychedelics



    Watch or listen to more episodes of the Conscious Evolution Podcast on:

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    📲Online http://ConsciousEvolution.live



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    #bipochealing #healingaces #psychedelicassistedtherapy #healingptsd #consciousevolution #ayahuasca #thankyouplantmedicine #psilocybintherapy


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    • 42 min
    Burnout Recovery with Psychedelics with Yolanda Russell (Episode 9)

    Burnout Recovery with Psychedelics with Yolanda Russell (Episode 9)

    In this episode, Dr. Andrea speaks with former nurse turned life coach and podcaster, Yolanda Russel. Yolanda candidly shares how her overwork and personal habits ultimately led her to burnout as a nurse. She also shares how psychedelics have helped her heal, find a new career path and live free AF.

    Yolanda tells it like it is and will inspire you to do the same!

    In the interview Yolanda explains that fear is real, but we get to choose what we do with it. She has been described as courageous for the bold choices she has made in her life and she asserts that anyone who sees HER as COURAGEOUS...is therefore ALSO COURAGEOUS.

    Tune into this podcast episode and you’ll also hear about Yolanda’s new season of her podcast, Unfiltered & Taboo, and her bold way of tackling juicy topics including sexuality and dating.



    ABOUT OUR GUEST

    Yolanda is often described as a firecracker! She is full of energy, packed in a petite stature. Originally from Maryland, Yolanda started taking BIG leaps in life after moving to Texas in 2012. She's a former ICU RN that took a chance on herself after hitting severe burnout in 2016. Yolanda discovered psychedelics a year ago and has found them to be pivotal in her growth and transformation. Through her podcast and motivational content, Yolanda's mission is to empower women to embrace living real, raw, and free AF!

    Learn more about Yolanda by following her online at www.unfilteredandtaboo.com and on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/_yolandarussell/



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    We are calling for authors of our new anthology "Sacred Medicine". To share your story about psychedelics, visit:
    www.MakeYourMarkGlobal.com 



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    • 43 min
    Awakening God Consciousness with Ayahuasca and other psychedelics with Valencia Khoza (Episode 8)

    Awakening God Consciousness with Ayahuasca and other psychedelics with Valencia Khoza (Episode 8)

    In this episode, Valencia Khoza tells Dr. Andrea about how Ayahuasca actually showed up as an answer to a Google search.

    Valencia grew up always having a direct spiritual connection to divine energy. But when the desire she felt in her heart to know the true meaning of her existence and her desire to truly know GOD, her traditional Christian church left her seeking more answers. 

    Valencia explained that she wanted to connect with God beyond reading words in a book. Beyond PRAYER...Beyond MEDITATION... She wanted to know if she could actually TALK TO GOD...and when she typed in a Google search asking that very thing, "Ayahuasca" popped up!

    She was surprised to find a spiritual community near her who held a variety of safe sacred ceremonies with plant medicine. Valencia was beyond inspired and leaned into the answers that were being offered by 'Mother Aya". And in this video, she shares her experience and revelations!

    Did she actually have the conversation she was seeking with God?

    Is the truth really OUT there? ...Or is it WITHIN? Tune in and find out!



    ABOUT OUR GUEST:

    Valencia Khoza is a seeker, intuitive channeler, Truth teller who is passionate about helping people awaken to God consciousness.



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    • 40 min
    Healing Body and Mind with Sacred Frog Medicine with Charlotte James (Episode 7)

    Healing Body and Mind with Sacred Frog Medicine with Charlotte James (Episode 7)

    It's commonly held that when we purge with sacred earth medicines, which can be through tears, sweat, vomit, diarrhea, etc, we let go of many emotions and even limiting beliefs.

    In this episode of the Conscious Evolution podcast, Charlotte James, co-founder of the Ancestor Project, shares what she purged, or let go of, in a sacred ceremony with the frog medicine, Kambo.

    Letting go of shame around her physical body, and embracing her whole self are but two benefits that have given her increased motivation to share these medicines with others. In addition, Charlotte explained the out-of-mind ceremony she had with another frog medicine, bufo, and how she integrated these experiences.

    Charlotte also shares how her relationship with earth medicines has evolved from social and celebratory to intentional, sacred, and restorative. She expresses her cautionary views on the medical model of psychedelics and points to a future where we can use these medicines for deep healing in the BIPOC community.



    ABOUT OUR GUEST

    Charlotte has been a harm reductionist and psychedelic explorer for over 10 years, After leaving harm reduction because of rapid burnout, she returned to this work with new energy - thanks to the power of healing with Sacred Earth Medicines.

    Charlotte is fascinated by communication, has a love of language, and is captivated by the power of human connection. She works to create a world in which everyone is able to live in the fearless pursuit of their radical transformation.

    Charlotte's skills as a digital strategist, coach, and space holder help her to build and engage a community focused on pursuing equitable liberation.

    Learn more about Charlotte and her work here:

    http://theancestorproject.com



    Watch or listen to more episodes of the Conscious Evolution Podcast with Dr. Andrea Pennington on:

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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

Dr Andrea Pennington ,

Honest. Vulnerable. Supportive.

I’m grateful to hear a new side to spiritual and personal development with a focus on RE to bring to our innate sovereignty!

Trevor Hahn ,

Inspirational and Healing

Listening to these stories/journeys of transformation and how they overcame their personal obstacles is an inspiration to me. I'm getting educated and finding out that there are other available options to help get to the root issues within ourselves and to heal🌱✨

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