Bad Trips are troubling and complex phenomena.
Hopefully, this lecture will help.
The lecture offers some context for Bad Trips that enables a healthy and helpful approach to the wounding and challenges that come with them.
Providing a conceptual frame for understanding bad trips, including:
- where bad trips come from,
- what it means/takes to rehabilitate, and
- what the culture gets wrong about them
- all through a lens blending spirituality, trauma-informed psychotherapy, and interpersonal neurobiology.
I toured across Western Canada, Europe, and Australia giving this talk on Bad Trips. Yet each one is different from the last (or the next). As you can see in the video, I have no slides and barely any notes. Each time I gave this talk I was trusting in the emergent intelligence of the room to help guide me where I needed to go along the barebones track of content I had set out for myself. [check out this clip from the Spirit Plant Medicine version] This particular performance was one I was very happy with and am super excited to share it with you here!
(Psst… it is the only 90min version available on the internet!)
Big thanks to The Australian Psychedelic Society for inviting me, recording/producing/releasing this lecture!