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Microdosing Table Talks are educational, grounded conversations in which global experts in the microdosing space share their insights with us - the team at Microdosing Institute. Whether you tune in while driving, taking a walk, or working (shhh… we won’t tell), our expert guests provide great company while you dive deep into the most important and relevant microdosing topics. Covering a wide range of subjects from latest in science to ancestral wisdom, you’ll want to subscribe to this one.

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Microdosing Table Talks are educational, grounded conversations in which global experts in the microdosing space share their insights with us - the team at Microdosing Institute. Whether you tune in while driving, taking a walk, or working (shhh… we won’t tell), our expert guests provide great company while you dive deep into the most important and relevant microdosing topics. Covering a wide range of subjects from latest in science to ancestral wisdom, you’ll want to subscribe to this one.

    Marijn Schrieken: Your Body As Your Teacher

    Marijn Schrieken: Your Body As Your Teacher

    What our body communicates to us, through our nervous system, matters.

    Our body is our biggest teacher.
    It can help us understand and heal from different kinds of trauma. And guide us through everyday life, finding more relaxation and resilience. Moment by moment, day by day.
    In this episode we explore how we can refind balance and resilience and the role of psychedelics in this process—both in high doses, and microdoses.


    About Marijn Schrieken



    Marijn Schrieken is a body oriented trauma therapist. She's trained in several modalities that have revolutionized trauma therapy, such as Somatic Experiencing by Peter Levine, NARM by Laurie Heller and the Polyvagal Theory by Stephan Porch and Deb Dana, as well as other supporting techniques. The essence of these modalities are about releasing trauma through the body and her nervous system, which brings back natural flow in connection with ourselves and others. Marijn works in this field for nearly eight years professionally, but the curiosity about how our brain functions and how we relate to stress has been there for much longer. About 20 years ago, Marijn experienced her first psychedelics assisted therapy session, and she was so amazed by the possibilities that she continued doing this many times with different doses and substances.

    IN THIS EPISODE:


    Explaining the work of a body-oriented trauma therapist to a 5-year old
    A definition of trauma
    How we humans process trauma - or not
    What is developmental trauma?
    Listening to the body: the bottom up approach
    Anxiety - what is it and why do we suffer from it?
    How working with our nervous system creates more resilience
    Triggers and dysregulation versus having a large window of tolerance
    Catalysts for healing: the psychedelic journey or our own body?
    What is the value of a psychedelic guide or therapist when processing trauma?
    How our body indicates that we feel safe (again)
    Easy ways to nourish and balance your own nervous system
    🗨️ CONNECT WITH MARIJN
    Website: https://www.marijnschrieken.nl

    ✨ ABOUT MICRODOSING INSTITUTE:



    Microdosing Institute offers education on how to microdose with psychedelics safely, consciously and effectively. We create community and foster healthy conversations in the microdosing space so that we can continue to learn more and expand the body of knowledge on best practices and harm reduction. Additionally, we encourage and promote research by partnering with universities and other organizations across the globe so that the full potential of microdosing may be realized and made accessible to those who can benefit from the practice.

    💡 MICRODOSE WITH US
    Self-guided Video Course: https://microdosinginstitute.myshopify.com/products/explore-microdosing-payment-page
    6-Week Microdosing Immersive: https://microdosinginstitute.com/join-the-6-week-microdosing-immersive/

    Train To Become a Microdosing Coach: https://microdosinginstitute.com/microdosing-facilitator-program/

    🌳 CONNECT WITH THE MICRODOSING COMMUNITY
    Private Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/62BWv7TxZZ
    Instagram: @microdosinginstitute


    Disclaimer: Microdosing Institute is an information platform and a community with the sole purpose of providing education on microdosing. We do not encourage the illegal use of psychedelics. Even though we discuss the many benefits of microdosing, we do not claim that microdosing is proven effective as a medicine, medicinal aid or supplement, or that it could be seen as a replacement for conventional therapies or medicines.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Aaron Orsini: Microdosing and Autism

    Aaron Orsini: Microdosing and Autism

    In this episode with Aaron Orsini, we delve deep into the potential of psychedelics, and microdosing in particular, for the autistic population. Aaron shares a his personal experience, community insights and some relevant current research.
    ABOUT OUR GUEST
    Aaron Orsini is an autistic psychedelic educator, author and researcher. He has published four books about his area of focus — Autism On Acid (2019), Autistic Psychedelic (2021), Introduction to Psychedelic Autism (2022), and Psychedelic Autism (2023) — and presently serves as a psychedelic autism research co-author collaborator to University College London and an advisor to an ADAPT drug education study funded by Organization for Autism Research. Aaron is also a lecturer on psilocybin facilitation for Alma Institute and SoundMind Institute in Oregon, Naropa University in Colorado, and the lead instructor for his first-of-kind facilitation-focused intensive offered via AutisticPsychedelic.com. He presently lives in Denver where he is focused on creating decentralized and affordable community care models that can offer psilocybin & other natural medicines through grow, gift, and get-together approaches.
    IN THIS EPISODE:

    What is neurodiversity?
    How to understand the autism spectrum?
    Aaron's backstory from being diagnosed with autism at 23 and onwards
    How psychedelics have helped Aaron with love, forgiving, connection and embodiment
    How Aaron decides on his dose, depending on the day's context, activities and mindset
    Do autistic people need different dosages to obtain the same effect from a psychedelic?
    Psychedelics help with processing social information
    Choose your psychedelic wisely if you have gastrointestinal issues
    The potential of synthetic mescaline for the autistic population
    Defining microdosing as a cure versus an aid - and what that really means
    Do we need psychedelics all the time?
    Neuroplasticity in the light of our daily life and habits
    What needs to be researched sooner rather than later?
    Towards risk-free access for people who deserve to use psychedelic medicines for their wellbeing
    The Autistic Psychedelics Community and psychedelic music

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

    Autisticpsychedelic.com - Community platform
    NDpsychedelic.com - Neurodivergent Psychedelics Conference
    CONNECT WITH AARON:
    Instagram / TikTok: @autismonacid
    Aaron is available for one-on-one consultations, advising positions, and other educational appearances at conferences and events, and can be reached anytime at Aaron[at]AutisticPsychedelic.com

    ✨ ABOUT MICRODOSING INSTITUTE:



    Microdosing Institute offers education on how to microdose with psychedelics safely, consciously and effectively. We create community and foster healthy conversations in the microdosing space so that we can continue to learn more and expand the body of knowledge on best practices and harm reduction. Additionally, we encourage and promote research by partnering with universities and other organizations across the globe so that the full potential of microdosing may be realized and made accessible to those who can benefit from the practice.

    💡 LEARN MORE ABOUT MICRODOSING:

    Self-guided Video Course: https://microdosinginstitute.myshopify.com/products/explore-microdosing
    6-Week Microdosing Immersive: https://microdosinginstitute.com/join-the-6-week-microdosing-immersive/

    Train To Become a Microdosing Coach: https://microdosinginstitute.com/microdosing-facilitator-program/

    🌳 CONNECT WITH THE MICRODOSING COMMUNITY:


    Private Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/62BWv7TxZZ
    Instagram: @microdosinginstitute


    Disclaimer: Microdosing Institute is an information platform and a community with the sole purpose of providing education on microdosing. We do not encourage the illegal use of psychedelics. Even though we discuss the many benefits of microdosing, we do not claim that microdosing is proven effective as a medicine, medicinal aid or supplement, or that it could be seen as a r

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Jasper Degenaars: The Microdoser’s Guide to Mycology

    Jasper Degenaars: The Microdoser’s Guide to Mycology

    This conversation with Jasper is the most juicy episode on mycology we've ever done. It doesn't get shroomier than this. And for good reasons, because without fungi, there would be no life on land! We go over many misconceptions around mushrooms, particularly psilocybin-producing mushrooms, and microdosing - fasten your seatbelts!



    ABOUT OUR GUEST:
    Jasper Degenaars is a Mycologist, Educator, and the Hyphae Headmaster of Fungi Academy. With 12+ years of mushroom growing experience and more than 2,000 students taught since 2019, Jasper has set out on a mission to make learning mushroom cultivation Easy, Fun, and Exciting! With the skillset of a self-taught teacher, he aims to make the art and science of mushroom cultivation accessible to everyone aspiring to be a citizen mycologist. He co-created the Sacred Mushroom Cultivation Course, the first online course teaching mycophiles worldwide how to successfully grow all kinds of mushrooms, from Spore to Shroom. His new course, the Fungal Ecology Course, aims to tell the untold story of Fungi and their role in our home, the Earth. By sharing his passion for the Queendom, he hopes to cultivate the love he feels for the Fungi within everyone.



    IN THIS CONVERSATION:
    03:16 How Jasper's world travels lead him deep into the fungal kingdom (through Mexico, into Guatemala)
    12:01 The Shroom Boom
    14:10 What are magic mushrooms?
    16:39 Are mycelium and mushrooms sentient, or intelligent?
    22:00 Mushroom growing industry compared to the cannabis growing
    23:58 Mythbusting: different strains have different effects
    28:55 Psilocybin mushrooms: why are we so fixated on potency?
    33:15 Psilocybe cubensis versus other psilocybe mushrooms species
    42:37 Scientific findings on microdosing versus anecdotal findings
    42:30 The placebo conversation
    52:35 Microdosing versus Macrodosing
    56:07 Thoughts on combining mushrooms with cacao and the Stamets stack
    59:00 Experiences with Niacin
    60:00 Functional mushrooms: turkey tail, reishi, lion's mane
    60:06 Why we must replace the term Plant Medicines
    60:08 How you can be a mycologist (in your own unique way!) 



    🍄LEARN MORE ABOUT (GROWING) SACRED MUSHROOMS:
    Take 30% off all courses on Fungi Academy via this link: https://fungiacademy.com/?ref=microdosinginstitute
    Learn how to cultivate sacred mushrooms on FA's retreats in Guatemala: https://fungiacademy.com/?ref=microdosinginstitute
    Instagram/TikTok/Youtube: @fungiacademy

    🍄CONNECT WITH JASPER:
    Instagram: @jasperiuss

    ✨ ABOUT MICRODOSING INSTITUTE:



    Microdosing Institute offers education on how to microdose with psychedelics safely, consciously and effectively. We create community and foster healthy conversations in the microdosing space so that we can continue to learn more and expand the body of knowledge on best practices and harm reduction. Additionally, we encourage and promote research by partnering with universities and other organizations across the globe so that the full potential of microdosing may be realized and made accessible to those who can benefit from the practice.

    💡 LEARN MORE ABOUT MICRODOSING:

    Self-guided Video Course: https://microdosinginstitute.myshopify.com/products/explore-microdosing

    6-Week Microdosing Immersive: https://microdosinginstitute.com/join-the-6-week-microdosing-immersive/

    Train To Become a Microdosing Coach: https://microdosinginstitute.com/microdosing-facilitator-program/

    🌳 CONNECT WITH THE MICRODOSING COMMUNITY:


    Private Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/62BWv7TxZZ
    Instagram: @microdosinginstitute

    Disclaimer: Microdosing Institute is an information platform and a community with the sole purpose of providing education on microdosing. We do not encourage the illegal use of psychedelics. Even though we discuss the many benefits of microdosing, we do not claim that microdosing is proven effective as a medicine, medicinal aid or supplement, or that it could be seen as a replacement for conventional therapies or medicines.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ellen Wong: Microdosing and Befriending Death

    Ellen Wong: Microdosing and Befriending Death

    In this episode we speak about death. Not the first topic you'd expect on our channel, you say? Correct, but we've learned along the way that we can be looking at death and grief as an integral part of life. And there is SO MUCH value in looking at it from all perspectives with someone who knows a great deal about grief and dying - not just in the literal sense, also conceptually, where 'parts' of us die, creating space for growth. And right there is where sacred psychedelic medicines enter the stage.



    ABOUT OUR GUEST



    Ellen is a Shandong-Taiwanese-American entheogenic death + grief companion that walks with people through the death portals of their life transitions. She works holistically across the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies using tools like breathwork, inner child somatic root healing, micro/macrodose journeying, and spiritual altar work.



    IN THIS EPISODE
    03:44 Ellen shares how she reached a turning point 30 years after the death of her father

    07:31 Getting called into stewardship through breath work and the sacred mushroom

    19:52 Facing grief with courage - as a complex, nonlinear process

    23:45 Connection with ancestors through psychedelics

    35:27 Death and grief as portals for transformation

    39:17 Overcoming our fear of death

    44:55 The advice to "die before we die"

    48:51 A sweet and powerful death meditation

    53:12 Small doses of psychedelic medicine

    56:13 What are the gifts if you decide to work consciously with death portals and entheogens?

    61:01 Ellen's podcast and mentorship program


    #death #grief #deathdoula #griefcompanion #breathwork #entheogens #fearofdeath



    Disclaimer: Microdosing Institute is an information platform and a community with the sole purpose of providing education on microdosing. We do not encourage the illegal use of psychedelics. Even though we discuss the many benefits of microdosing, we do not claim that microdosing is proven effective as a medicine, medicinal aid or supplement, or that it could be seen as a replacement for conventional therapies or medicines.



    CONNECT WITH ELLEN:

    Death / Rebirth Private Mentorship Program: A 13-week somatic-focused walk together to confront the fears that block you from the life you desire:
    https://tripwithellen.com/private-mentorship
    A $500 discount is offered to listeners – just mention the Microdosing Table Talk podcast during our discovery call.

    Website & Ellen's Podcast: tripwithellen.com

    Instagram @tripwithellen @mumthepod



    💡 LEARN MORE ABOUT MICRODOSING:

    Self-guided Video Course: https://microdosinginstitute.myshopify.com/products/explore-microdosing
    6-Week Microdosing Immersive: https://microdosinginstitute.com/join-the-6-week-microdosing-immersive/
    Train To Become a Microdosing Coach: https://microdosinginstitute.com/microdosing-facilitator-program/



    🌳 CONNECT WITH THE MICRODOSING COMMUNITY:



    Private Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/62BWv7TxZZ

    Instagram: @microdosinginstitute

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Microdosing Traditions from Asia and the Middle East: FASCINATING and LEGAL!

    Microdosing Traditions from Asia and the Middle East: FASCINATING and LEGAL!

    In this episode we speak with Jonathan Lu and Shauheen Etminan, the co-founders of Vcenna, as they take us on a journey through the historical context and societal stigma surrounding religion. We discuss their personal experiments with psychoactive substances and the advantages they might offer, including heightened consciousness and even telepathic experiences. We also spotlight the practice of microdosing and its potential to amplify emotional awareness, all without the vivid hallucinations often associated with psychedelics.
    The duo emphasizes the significance of intentionality in this pursuit. Furthermore, Jonathan and Shauheen generously share their personal revelations from the world of lucid dreaming and express their genuine excitement for the uncharted territories these compounds might unlock in the exploration of diverse states of consciousness.

    ABOUT OUR GUESTS
    Jonathan Lu and Shauheen Etminan are the co-founders of VCENNA, a drug discovery company that creates mental wellness solutions from psychoactive plants used ceremonially in Ancestral Eastern traditions. We will be speaking about their MAGI ANCESTRAL supplements, based on a legal ingredient called Syrian Rue. They developed different formulas: one is for microdosing, and others to enhance sleep, lucid dreaming, and meditation.
    Jonathan is an engineer that has been studying 2000 year old Chinese texts in search of compounds, formulations, and rituals that have been lost to history. His team applies modern neurophysiological and computational tools to understand scientifically what our ancestors discovered millennia ago, and from which they developed the nootropic formulations for Magi Ancestral Supplements.
    Shauheen Etminan is an intuitive activator, inventor, and passionate founder dedicated to creating impactful products and platforms embodying wellness, abundance, authenticity, and reciprocity. With a track record spanning multiple industries, his focus on psychedelics for mental health and cognitive growth aligns with his personal journey and mission as an autotelic entrepreneur.  

    IN THIS CONVERSATION:
    💫 Jonathan explains what he does for work to a 9-year old 
    💫 Beta Carbolines and Syrian Rue
    💫 What should every microdoser know about these compounds?
    💫 Who is Avicenna?
    💫 Making the vast amount of documented ancient wisdom accessible and applicable in modern life
    💫 Haoma or Soma, what is it?
    💫 The earliest account of psychoactives use in the Zoroastrian religion (the Book of Arda Viraf)
    💫 How can we learn about and embrace ancestral practices?
    💫 Jon and Shauheen share their personal experiences with microdosing, meditation and dream states 
    💫 The difference between dreaming, lucid dreaming and meditative dream states
    💫 A call to all microdosers to document experiences and share them with the community 

    Discover these LEGAL microdosing products
    Magi Ancestral products are legal everywhere - US-based viewers take 10% off with coupon code: MI10MAGI or through this link: https://ancestralmagi.com/ref/3/?utm_source=microdosing_institute&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=MI_shop&utm_id=MI_shop2023

    OTHER RESOURCES
    Jonathan's blog article on Microdosing and Meditation: https://microdosinginstitute.com/inner-work/microdosing-and-meditation/
    Introduction to the ancient Iranian polymath Avicenna and his book ‘Canon of Medicine’: https://www.famousscientists.org/avicenna/
    Wikipedia on the Ancient Iranian religion Zoroastrianism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoroastrianism
    Their use of psychoactive substances as documented in the ‘Book of Viraf’: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Arda_Viraf
    IranicaOnline on Haoma: https://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/haoma-ii

    CONNECT WITH SHAUHEEN AND JONATHAN
    Website: www.ancestralmagi.com
    Instagram/TikTok/Youtube: @ancestralmagi

    ✨ ABOUT MICRODOSING INSTITUTE:
    Microdosing Institute offers education on how to microdose with psychedelics safely, co

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Anna Heil: Microdosing and Motherhood

    Anna Heil: Microdosing and Motherhood

    In this soulful episode with Anna Heil we delve into the importance of personal choice and support during childbirth, emphasizing emotional well-being for mothers and their partners during pregnancy and parenthood. Anna discusses how some mothers have reported the positive results of using psilocybin microdoses for mood swings and anxiety during pregnancy and breastfeeding. We also talk about how microdosing can increase awareness, and plant medicines can help embrace our divinity and humanness as parents. 
    As Anna underlines, we should see becoming a mother as the ultimate rite of passage; it’s mega transformational, it’s ceremonial, it’s meaningful, and it’s a path of learning and becoming. 
    ABOUT OUR GUEST
    Anna Heil is a psychedelic ceremony facilitator, birth doula, holistic health coach, breathwork professional and musician. She has guided hundreds of people through psychedelic journeys in both group and individual settings, and is currently working on setting up a comprehensive program that pays close attention to proper preparation and integration pre- and post-journey. Anna has spent much time studying with different indigenous tribes, as well as “modern” curanderos, and in her own work mainly collaborates with the medicines of the psilocybin truffles, cacao and hapé.
    IN THIS CONVERSATION
    🐞 Introduction to Anna and her ‘many professions’
    🐞 Pregnancy and body connection
    🐞 Midwife vs Doula
    🐞 Personal choice in pregnancy and birth
    🐞 Use of plant medicines to support pregnancy
    🐞 Motherhood as the ultimate rite of passage
    🐞 The concept of second puberty
    🐞 Microdosing and personal growth
    🐞 Parenting as a spiritual practice
    🐞 The importance of open and honest conversations sharing both positive and challenging aspects of pregnancy, motherhood, and childbirth
    CONNECT WITH ANNA HEIL
    Website: www.annaheil.com
    Bliss and Butter Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/1aw4d6P0iuR3ECetvjyaqw?si=VSQV0hFcQTuzLZCnTjnauQ
    Instagram: @annacatharinheil
    SHOWNOTES
    Lear more about the Yawanawa people in Brazil
    https://pib.socioambiental.org/en/Povo:Yawanaw%C3%A1
    Microdosing While Breastfeeding: How Safe Is It? - Microdosing Institute
    https://microdosinginstitute.com/health/microdosing-mushrooms-while-breastfeeding-how-safe-is-it/
    Psychedelics and Pregnancy - Psychedelics Today https://www.psychedelicstoday.com/2021/09/29/psychedelics-and-pregnancy/
    Share Your Story - Contribute to the Mushrooms & Motherhood citizen science project 
    https://microdosinginstitute.com/microdosing-research/

    ✨ ABOUT MICRODOSING INSTITUTE:
    Microdosing Institute offers education on how to microdose with psychedelics safely, consciously and effectively. We create community and foster healthy conversations in the microdosing space so that we can continue to learn more and expand the body of knowledge on best practices and harm reduction. Additionally, we encourage and promote research by partnering with universities and other organizations across the globe so that the full potential of microdosing may be realized and made accessible to those who can benefit from the practice.

    💡 LEARN MORE ABOUT MICRODOSING:
    Self-guided Video Course: https://microdosinginstitute.myshopify.com/products/explore-microdosinghttps://microdosinginstitute.myshopify.com/products/explore-microdosing
    6-Week Microdosing Immersion: https://microdosinginstitute.com/join-the-6-week-microdosing-immersive/
    Train To Become a Microdosing Coach: https://microdosinginstitute.com/microdosing-facilitator-program/

    🌳 CONNECT WITH THE MICRODOSING COMMUNITY:
    Private Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/62BWv7TxZZ
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/microdosinginstitute
    Disclaimer: Microdosing Institute is an information platform and a community with the sole purpose of providing education on microdosing. We do not encourage the illegal use of psychedelics. Even though we discuss the many benefits of microdosing, we do not claim that

    • 1 hr 14 min

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