How Magic Mushrooms Change The Brain, Help Us Heal from the Past, and Become Kinder, Happier Human Beings with Dr. Ellen Vora
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Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Ellen Vora to talk about the power of psychedelics in healing from traumatic experiences and unlocking deeper meaning and purpose in life.
Dhru and Ellen talk about the difference between psychedelics and antidepressants and why psychedelics may be a safer option for long-term relief by getting to the actual root cause of the pain. They also discuss how race and culture play into our beliefs about humans and why everyone deserves a seat at the table to feel loved and accepted as they are.
Dr. Ellen Vora is a board-certified psychiatrist, acupuncturist, yoga teacher, and author of The Anatomy of Anxiety. Dr. Vora received her BA from Yale University and her MD from Columbia University. She takes a Functional Medicine approach to mental health, considering the whole person and addressing imbalance at the root.
In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Vora dive into:
-Using psychedelics for treating depression (2:13)
-The “chemical imbalance” theory and the pitfalls of prescription antidepressants (9:24)
-How psychedelics can help broaden perspective and relieve anxiety (28:25)
-Dr. Ellen Vora’s psychedelic experience with psilocybin (39:33)
-How to prepare, interpret, and integrate lessons from ceremonies (48:08)
-How psychedelics can help you access and release deep emotional pain (55:49)
-Awakening to familiar patterns and unlearning them (1:05:24)
-Looking at life through the lens of other cultures (1:19:51)
-Approaching psychedelics with reverence and surrendering to the bigger picture (1:48:41)
Also mentioned in this episode:
-The Anatomy of Anxiety
For more on Dr. Ellen Vora, follow her on Instagram @ellenvoramd, Facebook @ellenvoramd, YouTube @ellenvoramd, or through her website, https://www.ellenvora.com.
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