Client Testimonial: Infusions vs Assisted Therapy

Client Testimonial: Infusions vs Assisted Therapy

I am most thankful to have done the therapy sessions with you beforehand. Honestly I don’t think I would have gotten nearly as much from the infusions had I not had such a profound experience in therapy with you. I felt that I learned so much during those sessions, and the infusions help to integrate them and seal them in. If I had to choose, I’d go with the therapy sessions for sure, but I am glad I did the infusions….There is real, quantifiable results from the work we did - my outlook is better, more grounded and less reactive, and I am deeply settled and accepting over the situation with my family.

How a Tree & My Puppy are Teaching Me About Unconditional Love & Buddhism

How a Tree & My Puppy are Teaching Me About Unconditional Love & Buddhism

The reason we grow to love our children (partners, pets, friends, family) so much is not despite the challenges they introduce into our life but because of them. They hold up a mirror to us which shines a light on all of our selfish parts, which can be extraordinary painful; but in so doing (and if we are willing) this mirroring opens us to a deeper, wider, and more expansive experience of life that begins to approximate the true experience of love. 

Client Testimonial: Ketamine Assisted Therapy

Cody helped me prepare thoughtfully and consciously, so that I was truly ready to receive the full benefits of the experience when the time came, and to my surprise, it wasn’t scary at all! It was a window that allowed me to see everything that is happening in my life in the light of love and to experience real acceptance.

The 3 Elements of Ceremony: What Ketamine Therapy and Weddings Share In Common

The 3 Elements of Ceremony: What Ketamine Therapy and Weddings Share In Common

No matter the form ceremony took in my life - from my psychedelic journeys to my experience of church as a young child; from annual holiday traditions to day-to-day celebrations; from indigenous rites of passage to new-age yogic and healing workshops - they all share a few fundamental commonalities…


Becoming Animal

Becoming Animal

For a long time, I have been seeking an experience outside of myself. Something to give meaning and depth to the perceived mundanity of my human experience – a glimpse of divinity in the void or a connection to a consciousness greater than my own....The further I walk down my own path of growth, exploration, and, yes, spirituality, the more I find myself coming back to Earth – to the ground beneath my own two feet and the felt sensations of my body. To a wide-open embrace of every aspect of my experience, inclusive of my joy, my elation, and my contentedness as well as my anxiety, loneliness, grief and boredom.  

Intention Setting - Ep. 01

Intention Setting - Ep. 01

What is a truth you are keeping from the world? What is the step you don't want to take? What would happen if you did it anyway?

These are some of the questions I tackle in this podcast, by revealing two parts of myself that I have kept hidden from the public eye for the last 3 years. This is a real-time experiment to see how my life will shift if my public persona is more congruent with my internal experience. 
 
I also discuss breakthrough innovations in the mental health field for the treatment of PTSD and depression, and speak from my personal experience with these modalities. This episode introduces four key intentions for the podcast, and for life, including: 

  • Vulnerability
  • Reciprocity
  • Warriorship
  • Embodiment

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Mindfulness & Trauma Part 4 of 4: The Solution

Mindfulness & Trauma Part 4 of 4: The Solution

The simple practice of turning your attention to the present moment - your breath, the sounds you hear, the sensations you feel - can actually physically change the structure of your brain and counteract the effects of stress and trauma in less than 8 weeks. Studies are now revealing that mindfulness-based therapy is more effective than anti-depressants and cognitive behavioral therapy combined in treating PTSD. Even better, the results are permanent as long as participants continue to practice mindfulness in their daily lives.

Mindfulness & Trauma Part 3 of 4: Adverse Childhood Experiences

Mindfulness & Trauma Part 3 of 4: Adverse Childhood Experiences

The first two posts in this series defined trauma and then explained trauma in the context of the central nervous system. This post explores the long-term health impacts of early childhood trauma and revisits our original inquiries...

Mindfulness & Trauma Part 2 of 4: The Fight-or-Flight Response

Mindfulness & Trauma Part 2 of 4: The Fight-or-Flight Response

We are often by perplexed explosive outbursts, emotional volatility, and reactions that seem out of proportion to the actual event. It is important to remember, however, that someone who has experienced trauma is not necessarily responding to events in the present moment. Instead, their stress response system lives in a state of hyperarousal as a result of past experiences and is easily triggered into a fight-or-flight response.

Mindfulness & Trauma Part 1 of 4: Defining Trauma

Mindfulness & Trauma Part 1 of 4: Defining Trauma

Despite the prevalence of trauma, it is a term (along with mindfulness) that seems to be frequently misused or misunderstood in both therapeutic and educational sectors. A closer look at these terms, however, might just reveal why trauma could be the most costly and deadly public health concern our society is facing, and how mindfulness might be one of the most viable solutions we have.

Mindfulness 101

Mindfulness 101

When we develop our capacity to direct our attention, without judgment, to the present moment we find this space between stimulus and response - even if that space is as small as the gap between thoughts, or as simple as a deep breath. From this space, we move from a place of reactivity to a stance of empowerment, choice, and freedom.