Healing depression with magic mushrooms, with guest Leonie Joubert (#49)
"I've gone from wishing that I could die...desperate to find a way out...to waking up in the morning and being excited about my life." -Nate
Leonie Joubert is an award-winning science writer with 20 years experience who has, in the last few years, begun researching and sharing her findings of the breakthrough studies being done with psychedelic-assisted therapy, especially psilocybin, otherwise known as magic mushrooms.
Many of you who know me have been witness to my huge challenges with depression over the last few years, to the point that I was often unable to get out of bed. Over the last 5 months, I have been experiencing a huge shift, due in large part to my use of therapeutically-supported psilocybin, both in large assisted 'hero' doses and more regular microdosing.
This episode tells my story, sharing the tools I've been using, in the hope that it inspires you to find your way through whatever challenges you might be facing.
Leonie was so kind to come on this episode and provide the 'science-backed' voice to my anecdotal experiences. She courageously shares her own journey with this medicine and has a wealth of knowledge in her writing and Psychonauts podcast (all linked in show notes)
I invite you to listen with open heart and mind and share with whoever would find value here.
Show notes including links to Leonie's Work, research about psychedelics, quotes and much more at https://nakedwithnate.com