51 min

Oskar Bull-Hansen - Psychedelic Guiding in Norway | MDMA + Psilocybin Curious to Serious

    • Education

In this episode, we talk with Oskar Bull-Hansen.

He is a practicing above-ground underground psychedelic guide in Norway.

Oskar provides preparation, psychedelic sessions, and integration services for clients using MDMA and psilocybin. In our conversation, we cover what Oskar’s practice looks like including the process of choosing a substance and dose for each patient and how to practice harm reduction.

We also discuss how Oskar’s personal experiences with psychedelics influenced his transition from a career in information technology and human resources to becoming a full-time guide, as well as the many resources he used to develop his practice.

Finally, we wrap up the episode with advice for anyone interested in aboveground underground psychedelic work and a discussion on the future of the psychedelic field.


Time Stamps:

1:34 What is an above-ground underground guide?

5:10 Why practice with psilocybin and MDMA?

6:10 How Oskar’s work contributes to harm reduction

10:06 Determining which substance and dose to work with for each client

14:15 How to help patients manage relationships with therapists who are resistant to psychedelic experiences

17:12 Oskar’s personal experiences with psychedelics that led him to his work as a guide

23:49 Resources that were helpful to building Oskar’s knowledgebase and practice

27:00 Challenges Oskar faced and the role of a strong support system

31:57 How Oskar started his practice and developed it into a full-time job

34:00 Advice for others wanting to follow a similar path

35:41 Answering the question of guides being in altered states during sessions with clients

38:21 The future of the psychedelic field and Oskar’s place within it

44:57 Additional advice for listeners

46:36 Contact information

47:19 Bonus question: how has COVID impacted Oskar’s practice

Links:

Psychedelics Today for Clinicians and Therapists:

https://www.psychedeliceducationcenter.com/p/navigating-psychedelics-for-clinicians-and-therapists

Secret Chief Revealed Conversations with Leo Zeff by Myron J. Stolaroff, M.S.

Psychedelic Psychotherapy by R. Coleman

Trust, Surrender, Receive: How MDMA Can Release Us From Trauma and PTSD by Anne Other

LSD Psychotherapy by Stan Grof, M.D.

You can connect with Oskar through email: oskar@psyn.no

Or his website: English Norwegian Swedish

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/obullhansen

To learn more about Psychedelic Grad or to join our newsletter, go to https://www.psychedelicgrad.com/

Music by: https://www.alexkahnmusic.com/

Presented by Psychedelic Grad.

In this episode, we talk with Oskar Bull-Hansen.

He is a practicing above-ground underground psychedelic guide in Norway.

Oskar provides preparation, psychedelic sessions, and integration services for clients using MDMA and psilocybin. In our conversation, we cover what Oskar’s practice looks like including the process of choosing a substance and dose for each patient and how to practice harm reduction.

We also discuss how Oskar’s personal experiences with psychedelics influenced his transition from a career in information technology and human resources to becoming a full-time guide, as well as the many resources he used to develop his practice.

Finally, we wrap up the episode with advice for anyone interested in aboveground underground psychedelic work and a discussion on the future of the psychedelic field.


Time Stamps:

1:34 What is an above-ground underground guide?

5:10 Why practice with psilocybin and MDMA?

6:10 How Oskar’s work contributes to harm reduction

10:06 Determining which substance and dose to work with for each client

14:15 How to help patients manage relationships with therapists who are resistant to psychedelic experiences

17:12 Oskar’s personal experiences with psychedelics that led him to his work as a guide

23:49 Resources that were helpful to building Oskar’s knowledgebase and practice

27:00 Challenges Oskar faced and the role of a strong support system

31:57 How Oskar started his practice and developed it into a full-time job

34:00 Advice for others wanting to follow a similar path

35:41 Answering the question of guides being in altered states during sessions with clients

38:21 The future of the psychedelic field and Oskar’s place within it

44:57 Additional advice for listeners

46:36 Contact information

47:19 Bonus question: how has COVID impacted Oskar’s practice

Links:

Psychedelics Today for Clinicians and Therapists:

https://www.psychedeliceducationcenter.com/p/navigating-psychedelics-for-clinicians-and-therapists

Secret Chief Revealed Conversations with Leo Zeff by Myron J. Stolaroff, M.S.

Psychedelic Psychotherapy by R. Coleman

Trust, Surrender, Receive: How MDMA Can Release Us From Trauma and PTSD by Anne Other

LSD Psychotherapy by Stan Grof, M.D.

You can connect with Oskar through email: oskar@psyn.no

Or his website: English Norwegian Swedish

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/obullhansen

To learn more about Psychedelic Grad or to join our newsletter, go to https://www.psychedelicgrad.com/

Music by: https://www.alexkahnmusic.com/

Presented by Psychedelic Grad.

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