1 hr 4 min

The Psychedelic Guru: A Veteran's Healing Journey and Psychedelic Treatment | Josh Halu #498 A2 The Show

    • Mental Health

Welcome to A2 The Show! Join us for a thought-provoking conversation with Josh, the Founder and CEO of PsycheX. Discover his innovative vision for revolutionizing mental health support and psychedelic therapies. Explore his remarkable journey from army service to leading a dedicated team committed to redefining mental wellness. Don't miss this insightful episode packed with narratives of hope and healing. Listen now to gain a deeper understanding of holistic healing and mental well-being.



00:00 - Army research trial involving morphine, placebo, and ketamine for combat readiness assessment.

05:56 - Reflects on trauma's universal presence and differentiation between combat and training trauma.

13:20 - Journey of recognizing and seeking help for PTSD due to alcohol use and relationship difficulties.

16:30 - Childhood trauma of losing father to suicide at age four and subsequent military high school experience.

19:29 - Tragic death of best friend and fellow soldier, leading to emotional turmoil and past trauma reawakening.

25:52 - Onset of mental health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting exploration of psychedelic therapy.

30:04 - Initial reluctance to connect with psychedelics and subsequent deep research dive.

34:11 - Discussion on the prevalence of trauma and psychedelics' potential for healing.

40:02 - Transformative power consuming self-grown mushrooms and its unique connection and experience.

46:11 - Lasting impact of psychedelic experiences and the integration process afterward.

51:01 - Commentary on vulnerability as a superpower and its role in building connections.

57:21 - Explanation of the Stamets Stack for cognitive enhancement.

1:01:55 - Closing remarks and where to find Psychedelic Exchange for further information.



Welcome to "A² The Show" – your ticket to the human mind's wild rollercoaster! We're a crew of pals from Lebanon, now globally scattered, who combat homesickness with friendship, gaming, fiery chats, and a sprinkle of controversy.



Our podcast is more than just words; it's a fun-fueled rebellion against the everyday, and a beacon in the mental health fog. With a diverse lineup of guests who've braved the depths of the human psyche, we're here to inspire resilience, provoke thought, and tickle your funny bone.



So strap in for a journey through the human mind's crazy maze. It's like your favorite videogame, but the cheat codes are science, empathy, and a dash of madness. Dive into "A² The Show" – your unforgettable adventure starts here!



Ride the digital waves with us on social media: @a2theshow



Ali "The Professor" Haajl @alitheprofessor alitheprofessor.com

Saeed El Jammal @saeedjay97

Mohamed Owydat @mowydat

Abbas Jawhar @abbasjawhar3

Ameer Asmar @cold_and_flew

Sherif Seif El Nasr


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Welcome to A2 The Show! Join us for a thought-provoking conversation with Josh, the Founder and CEO of PsycheX. Discover his innovative vision for revolutionizing mental health support and psychedelic therapies. Explore his remarkable journey from army service to leading a dedicated team committed to redefining mental wellness. Don't miss this insightful episode packed with narratives of hope and healing. Listen now to gain a deeper understanding of holistic healing and mental well-being.



00:00 - Army research trial involving morphine, placebo, and ketamine for combat readiness assessment.

05:56 - Reflects on trauma's universal presence and differentiation between combat and training trauma.

13:20 - Journey of recognizing and seeking help for PTSD due to alcohol use and relationship difficulties.

16:30 - Childhood trauma of losing father to suicide at age four and subsequent military high school experience.

19:29 - Tragic death of best friend and fellow soldier, leading to emotional turmoil and past trauma reawakening.

25:52 - Onset of mental health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting exploration of psychedelic therapy.

30:04 - Initial reluctance to connect with psychedelics and subsequent deep research dive.

34:11 - Discussion on the prevalence of trauma and psychedelics' potential for healing.

40:02 - Transformative power consuming self-grown mushrooms and its unique connection and experience.

46:11 - Lasting impact of psychedelic experiences and the integration process afterward.

51:01 - Commentary on vulnerability as a superpower and its role in building connections.

57:21 - Explanation of the Stamets Stack for cognitive enhancement.

1:01:55 - Closing remarks and where to find Psychedelic Exchange for further information.



Welcome to "A² The Show" – your ticket to the human mind's wild rollercoaster! We're a crew of pals from Lebanon, now globally scattered, who combat homesickness with friendship, gaming, fiery chats, and a sprinkle of controversy.



Our podcast is more than just words; it's a fun-fueled rebellion against the everyday, and a beacon in the mental health fog. With a diverse lineup of guests who've braved the depths of the human psyche, we're here to inspire resilience, provoke thought, and tickle your funny bone.



So strap in for a journey through the human mind's crazy maze. It's like your favorite videogame, but the cheat codes are science, empathy, and a dash of madness. Dive into "A² The Show" – your unforgettable adventure starts here!



Ride the digital waves with us on social media: @a2theshow



Ali "The Professor" Haajl @alitheprofessor alitheprofessor.com

Saeed El Jammal @saeedjay97

Mohamed Owydat @mowydat

Abbas Jawhar @abbasjawhar3

Ameer Asmar @cold_and_flew

Sherif Seif El Nasr


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Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/a2theshow/message
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1 hr 4 min