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Join Laura Dawn for these mind-enhancing conversations with thought leaders and wisdom keepers of our time, both in the psychedelic space and beyond.

Weaving wisdom with science, we’re exploring the intersection between psychedelics and sacred plant medicines, neuroscience and consciousness, creativity and resilience, business and entrepreneurship, meaning and purpose. These conversations focus on how we can learn to embody heart-centered leadership so we can influence real change and create a more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.

So get ready for a neural upgrade, as we explore our medicine for change, and journey to a better future.

The Psychedelic Leadership Podcast Laura Dawn, M.Sc

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 125 Ratings

Join Laura Dawn for these mind-enhancing conversations with thought leaders and wisdom keepers of our time, both in the psychedelic space and beyond.

Weaving wisdom with science, we’re exploring the intersection between psychedelics and sacred plant medicines, neuroscience and consciousness, creativity and resilience, business and entrepreneurship, meaning and purpose. These conversations focus on how we can learn to embody heart-centered leadership so we can influence real change and create a more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.

So get ready for a neural upgrade, as we explore our medicine for change, and journey to a better future.

    Season 3: Adapt, Evolve, Create: Unlocking Human Potential in the Age of AI

    Season 3: Adapt, Evolve, Create: Unlocking Human Potential in the Age of AI

    Welcome to Season 3 of the Psychedelic Leadership Podcast!
    As we enter this new era of artificial intelligence, we are being called to level up, and upgrade our human cognition, step into the full expression of our innate intelligence, unlock a deeper sense of wisdom, and leverage the aspects that make us uniquely human. We can do this by expanding our capacity to vision, to perceive possibility, imagine and dream the impossible, and then make those visions a reality.
    And I believe that my work at the forefront of psychedelics and creative cognition is more relevant than ever before. I genuinely feel compelled, inspired, and a deep sense of responsibility to share this knowledge with you, so that we can meet our growth edge together.
    Because, from my perspective, sacred plant medicines and psychedelics are arguably the most powerful bio-technologies available to us, that we can learn to work with to support this kind of mind expansion and neural upgrade and teach us the crucial skillsets and mindsets to successfully navigate these times of accelerating change.
    If you rely on your mind and your capacity to think in order to succeed professionally, whether you are an entrepreneur, content creator, coach, creative or thought leader...If you are interested in understanding the science and wisdom of how psychedelics and sacred plant medicines can help optimize your capacity to:
    Think more creativelyVision more clearlyStrengthen your mental resilience, Stay more focused and hone your awareness and attention Make better decisionsLearn more quicklyGenerate better ideasAsk better questionsManage stress, prevent burnout, and mitigate overwhelm.
    This season of The Psychedelic Leadership is for you.
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    • 14 min
    How Psychedelics Enhance the Creative Process: from Incubation to Illumination - 62

    How Psychedelics Enhance the Creative Process: from Incubation to Illumination - 62

    The World Economic Forum named creativity the most important skill set for leaders of our time.
    In this episode, weaving science with ceremony, Laura Dawn explores the broader question: Can psychedelics enhance our creative process?
    There are many different definitions of creativity. In the broadest sense, we could say that creativity is the process of translating our ideas and inner visions into tangible reality.
    Do you pay attention to how that process unfolds in your professional life? Could you articulate it? How do you come up with compelling ideas that have the potential to inspire change and then transmute them into reality? How do you evaluate them? How do you implement them?
    In this episode of the Psychedelic Leadership Podcast, we explore:
    5-phase framework for the creative processThe different modes of cognition or mental states that underlie the various phases. Creative cognition is not a single state of mind; it is multiple states of mind. How psychedelics might help enhance specific phases of the process, and how we might want to integrate them (safely and responsibly) into the larger arc of bringing our ideas to life. How different phases of the creative process benefit from leveraging different kinds of creative thinking skills. Suggestions for how to apply this in your life.
    Click here to access this episode's full transcript and a complete list of resources.
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    The Future of Humanity: Visionary Insights from 73 High Dose LSD Journeys with Chris Basche - 63

    The Future of Humanity: Visionary Insights from 73 High Dose LSD Journeys with Chris Basche - 63

    Over the course of 20 years, Chris Basche, PhD embarked on  73 high-dose LSD journeys where he experienced dimensions of reality beyond space and time.
    Chris  received visions about the evolutionary trajectory of humanity and transcribed this wealth of teachings in his book "LSD and the mind of the Universe: Diamonds from Heaven"
    In this episode, Laura Dawn talks with Chris about the future of humanity and this pivotal time in human history.
    Chris Basche was a professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Youngstown State University for 33 years. He is an award-winning teacher and international speaker, and his’ work explores the philosophical implications of non-ordinary states of consciousness, especially psychedelic states.
    ResourcesRead: LSD & The Mind of the Universe: Diamonds from Heaven Access full transcript and all resources here. Free Guide: How to Have a Safe Psychedelic Trip At Home
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    • 1 hr 57 min
    The Bigger Picture: Implications of Mainstreaming Psychedelics Through The "Clinical" Lens w/Alexander Beiner –64

    The Bigger Picture: Implications of Mainstreaming Psychedelics Through The "Clinical" Lens w/Alexander Beiner –64

    The primary narrative paving the pathway for the emergence and acceptance of psychedelic compounds into Western society is the narrative surrounding Psychedelic Therapy; psychedelics as a clinical treatment for mental illness.
    But what are the implications of viewing psychedelics through this lens? Laura Dawn speaks with Alexander Beiner about The Bigger Picture and not only the impact that lens has on our personal experience but on the culture at large.
    Alexander Beiner is a journalist and author of the book: 'The Bigger Picture: How psychedelics can help us make sense of the world'.
    In this episode of the Psychedelic Leadership Podcast we explore:
    The hidden and far-reaching implications of mainstreaming psychedelics through a “medicalized” and clinical lens within a capitalistic model. Why “Psychedelic Therapy” is the dominant narrative and why we need to widen our frame. What is "The Psychedelic Trojan Horse"? And why is flawed? Power dynamics surrounding who makes decisions around psychedelics. Why the names and labels we use to describe psychedelic compounds matter. Why psychotomimetic might still be an appropriate word given our pathological cultural frameworkHow do we avoid the mainstreaming of psychedelics becoming an elitist movement, the importance of access, and “the virtuals vs the physicals”.
    Click here to see FULL list of topics explored, resources mentioned and learn more about Alexander Beiner.
    Buy a copy of The Bigger Picture: How psychedelics can help us make sense of the world Follow Alexander Beiner on SubstackFollow him on TikTokFollow him in Instagram
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    • 1 hr 38 min
    What is Transilience? A Training for Psychedelic Coaches, Integration Guides & Microdosing Mentors

    What is Transilience? A Training for Psychedelic Coaches, Integration Guides & Microdosing Mentors

    ENROLLMENT OPEN FOR TRANSILIENCEA 6-Month Facilitator Training Program for Psychedelic Coaches, Integration Guides & Microdosing Mentors. >>> Click here to learn more.
    Music Credit: Aisha Badru
    PLEASE NOTE: I am recording outside in the Costa Rican Jungle. Please excuse the static background noise.

    • 25 min
    How I Weave Psychedelics Into My Creative Process as a Content Creator, Entrepreneur & Thought Leader: 7 Pillars of Creative Transformation with Laura Dawn - 66

    How I Weave Psychedelics Into My Creative Process as a Content Creator, Entrepreneur & Thought Leader: 7 Pillars of Creative Transformation with Laura Dawn - 66

    ENROLLMENT OPEN FOR TRANSILIENCE: STARTING SEPTEMBER 13th.
    Join me for TRANSILIENCE a 6-month training program for psychedelic coaches, integration guides and microdosing mentors who want to learn how to support others on the path of psychedelic transformation.
    In today's episode, I share the 7 core pillars of how I weave psychedelics into my creative process as a content creator, entrepreneur, and thought-leader.
    This episode is the follow up to episode #62 from Ideation to Implementation Psychedelics and the 5 Phases of the Creative Process.
    In this episode I cover: The 7 core pillars of my creative process.Why creativity is inherent in the process of inner transformation, and why creativity and transformation are two sides to the same coin. The essence of what 25 years of journeying with psychedelics and sacred plant medicines has taught me.A definition of creativity Exploring psychedelics as both "inspirogens" and "ideagens" (and why the names we give psychedelics matter.)Monophonic vs. Polyphasic cultures. Why my philosophy of life and creativity are one and the same. Why thinking in frameworks is helpful.Understanding that navigating medicine space is a skillset that you can learn to cultivate. Two hidden assumptions that prevent optimized cognition.My perspective on Intention Setting.The science of imagination.What is an Idea Space? What defines our best ideas?

    • 1 hr 47 min

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125 Ratings

125 Ratings

VisdesignGrl ,

My New Go-to

I’m wrapping up recovery and integration coach training in the psychedelics space, and was introduced to Laura’s podcast by other coaches in my cohort. The depth of content and quality of interviews is worth every minute. She is completely unafraid to reveal her own growth and transformation of perspective over time within the psychedelics space and open to discuss everything from the practical to the metaphysical. I’ll be listening to her regularly from now on.

robis66 ,

Great, informative… awesome

Laura Dawn is a wonderful host who shares a wealth of knowledge (her creativity podcast was amazing and I can’t wait for the rest) and asks her guests powerful, insightful questions. The guests are brilliant. The episode with Chris Bache has to be the most profound podcast I’ve ever heard. Thank you for bringing such amazing content to us

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Always learning something new

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I’m always learning something new.

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