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Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers

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The psychedelic renaissance is here! Join Dr. Steve Thayer, Dr. Reid Robison, and special guests as they explore the frontiers of psychedelic medicine and what it takes to cultivate a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Our hosts draw from their extensive knowledge and experience with psychedelic therapy research and treatment to discuss the science, practice, and art of psychedelic healing. If you are a helping professional, therapist, clinician, guide, healer, psychedelic enthusiast, or simply curious about mental, physical, and spiritual health, this is the podcast for you!

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United States

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The psychedelic renaissance is here! Join Dr. Steve Thayer, Dr. Reid Robison, and special guests as they explore the frontiers of psychedelic medicine and what it takes to cultivate a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Our hosts draw from their extensive knowledge and experience with psychedelic therapy research and treatment to discuss the science, practice, and art of psychedelic healing. If you are a helping professional, therapist, clinician, guide, healer, psychedelic enthusiast, or simply curious about mental, physical, and spiritual health, this is the podcast for you!

Language:

English


Episodes
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Understanding your defense mechanisms

7/9/2024
In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore defense mechanisms. They discuss what defense mechanisms are, how they can be adaptive and/or maladaptive, the utility of understanding your defensive psychological patterns, the importance of a non-shaming interpretation of defense mechanisms, how to work with them in conventional and psychedelic-assisted therapy, and much more. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/ Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/ Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/ Email us at ptfpodcast@numinus.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/ https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/ https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/

Duration:00:54:06

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Powerful tools for good mental hygiene

7/2/2024
In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore a few of their favorite tools and concepts for promoting and maintaining good mental hygiene. They discuss Dr. Phil Stutz’s book The Tools, top-down vs bottom-up strategies, psychological multiplicity, self-compassion, self-discipline, mindfulness, helpful metaphors, leaning into discomfort, the power of using the breath as a tool, how tools become traps, and much more. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/ Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/ Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/ Email us at ptfpodcast@numinus.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/ https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/ https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/

Duration:01:00:00

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FDA Advisory Committee votes ‘No’ on MAPS/Lykos MDMA-assisted therapy approval

6/25/2024
In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about the recent FDA psychopharmacologic drugs advisory committee meeting that resulted in a majority vote against the approval of MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD based on MAPS/Lykos study data. They discuss what the committee’s concerns were, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review’s (ICER) criticisms of the studies, the challenges of conducting psychedelic clinical trials, functional unblinding, how research and rater bias affects study data, and much more. https://psychedelicalpha.com/news/exclusive-therapists-and-trialists-from-lykos-phase-3-mdma-assisted-therapy-studies-push-back-on-icers-critical-draft-report Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/ Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/ Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/ Email us at ptfpodcast@numinus.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/ https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/ https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/

Duration:01:00:34

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Ibogaine and 5-MeO-DMT for addiction treatment with Garyth Moxey

6/18/2024
In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Reid Robison is joined by Garyth Moxey. Garyth Moxey, a native of Canada based in Vancouver, is a leading figure in entheogen provision and harm reduction advocacy. Trained as a psychedelic therapist at the Synthesis Institute, he specializes in using Ibogaine for opiate addiction detoxification. Reid and Garyth discuss ibogaine and 5-MeO-DMT for treating addiction and other conditions, as well as many other conversations on psychedelics and his journey. https://www.innerrealmscenter.com/ Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/ Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/ Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/ Email us at ptfpodcast@numinus.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/ https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/ https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/

Duration:01:15:04

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Trips, transformations, and awakening together with Austin Mao

6/11/2024
In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Reid Robison is joined by Austin Mao. Austin is a serial entrepreneur, author, poet, community builder, and keynote speaker, celebrated for blending science, spirituality, psychology, and shamanism into his work. As the visionary co-founder of Ceremonia, a legal non-profit spiritual sanctuary near Denver, Colorado, he has committed his career to guiding profound, transformative journeys with psilocybin and ayahuasca. https://www.ceremoniacircle.org/ https://www.austinmao.com/ https://www.instagram.com/austinmao/ https://www.instagram.com/ceremoniacircle/ https://www.facebook.com/ceremoniacircle https://www.youtube.com/@ceremoniacircle Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/ Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/ Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/ Email us at ptfpodcast@numinus.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/ https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/ https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/

Duration:01:11:22

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How to integrate a challenging psychedelic experience

6/4/2024
In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about how to integrate a challenging psychedelic experience. They discuss what the integration process typically entails, some recent research on integration, what can make a psychedelic experience challenging to integrate, how the preparation process affects the integration process, special tips for integrating challenging experiences, and much more. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/ Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/ Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/ Email us at ptfpodcast@numinus.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/ https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/ https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/

Duration:00:55:04

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No nonsense spirituality with Britt Hartley

5/28/2024
In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Brittney Hartley. Britt is a religious trauma and deconstruction coach and atheist spiritual director. Drawing from her study of history and theology and her own experience with religious deconstruction, Britt helps thousands of people every day via her TikTok and Instagram content navigate the difficult waters of faith transition, existential crisis, and meaning-making. In this interview they discuss her new book (No Nonsense Spirituality: All the Tools, No Faith Required), her personal experience with religious deconstruction, secular spirituality, atheism, nihilism, absurdism, evolutionary psychology, cognitive biases, the differences between masculine/patriarchal and feminine/matriarchal approaches to ego dissolution and spiritual development, epistemic humility, embodied intuition, how psychedelics can help with religious deconstruction, and much more. https://www.instagram.com/nononsensespirituality https://www.tiktok.com/@nononsensespirituality https://nononsensespirituality.com/ Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/ Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/ Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/ Email us at ptfpodcast@numinus.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/ https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/ https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/

Duration:01:24:58

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Dopamine detox: What you need to know about the molecule of more

5/21/2024
In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about dopamine. It’s pretty trendy right now to talk about things like optimizing dopamine levels or doing a dopamine detox or fast. In this episode they debunk some of the common misconceptions about dopamine; challenge the idea of a dopamine detox; explore the role of dopamine in motivation, habit formation, addiction, and psychological well being; discuss ways cultivating and maintaining healthy dopaminergic function; review the effects psychedelics have on dopamine; and much more. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/ Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/ Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/ Email us at ptfpodcast@numinus.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/ https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/ https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/

Duration:01:05:58

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What is the ego? Transcendence, ego-dissolution, and discovering who you really are

5/14/2024
In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about the ego. They discuss what the ego is from a variety of philosophical, spiritual, and neuropsychological perspectives; the ego-dissolving properties of psychedelic and other non-ordinary states of consciousness; the value and dysfunction of the ego, transcending the ego, adult psychological and spiritual development, and much more. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/ Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/ Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/ Email us at ptfpodcast@numinus.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/ https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/ https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/

Duration:00:58:03

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Don’t believe everything you think

5/7/2024
In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about thoughts. Specifically, the idea that you shouldn’t believe everything you think. They discuss rumination, overthinking, the difference between productive and unproductive thinking, fear and courage, mindfulness, gratitude, the effect that psychedelics have on psychological flexibility, ancient wisdom from yoga and stoicism, and much more. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/ Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/ Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/ Email us at ptfpodcast@numinus.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/ https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/ https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/

Duration:00:59:09

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Get out of your own way: Waking up from the trance of unworthiness

4/30/2024
In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about getting out of your own way. They discuss why and how we humans defeat ourselves, cognitive biases, self-defeating narratives, self-compassion, accountability partners, goals, values, and much more. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/ Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/ Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/ Email us at ptfpodcast@numinus.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/ https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/ https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/

Duration:00:59:42

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Embodiment: Harnessing your body’s wisdom for healing and growth

4/23/2024
In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about embodiment. They discuss what embodiment means, how trauma gets stored in the body, the consequences of disembodiment, how chronic stress and emotional repression affect the body, strategies for getting in tune with your body, embodied psychedelic experiences, and much more. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/ Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/ Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/ Email us at ptfpodcast@numinus.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/ https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/ https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/

Duration:01:03:54

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Deconstructing depression: Do antidepressants work? Psilocybin clinical trials, MDD vs TRD, and STAR*D

4/16/2024
In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison deconstruct depression. They review recent research on psilocybin’s effects on depression, discuss their own experiences with depression, explain how depression is defined and diagnosed, explore what makes depression “treatment resistant”, review the famous (or infamous depending on who you ask) STAR*D study, explore recent research on what makes psychedelic therapy effective, and much more. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/ Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/ Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/ Email us at ptfpodcast@numinus.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/ https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/ https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/

Duration:01:01:15

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Community healing, microdosing, leadership, & psychedelic entrepreneurship with Third Wave CEO, Paul Austin

4/9/2024
In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Third Wave CEO and founder, Paul Austin. This is the second time Paul’s been on the show and if you haven’t been to Third Wave’s website yet, go check it out. It’s bursting with education and resources on how to use psychedelic tools intentionally, responsibly, and effectively. In today’s conversation they discuss Paul’s personal and entrepreneurial journey with psychedelics (particularly with microdosing), Third Wave’s Coaching Certificate Program, using psychedelic tools for creativity and flow, the importance of shadow work, the balance between ego-dissolution and ego-inflation, entrepreneurship, psychedelic retreats, leadership, community, group work, what Paul has experienced as a result of his public boldness and transparency in the psychedelic space, and much more. https://thethirdwave.co/ https://thethirdwave.co/podcast/ Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/ Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/ Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/ Email us at ptfpodcast@numinus.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/ https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/ https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/

Duration:01:04:53

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Psychedelic ceremony, spirituality, drug policy reform, and more with Gillian Maxwell and Richard Kay

4/2/2024
In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Gillian Maxwell and Richard Kay. Gillian and Richard are the co-founders and CEOs of The Sentinel Retreat & Wellness Centre in British Columbia, Canada and are founding members of the Psychedelic Association of Canada. Richard has over 20 years of personal experience working with plant based medicines and focuses his coaching to give people the opportunity to experience their unique gifts in the world. Gillian co-founded the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (CDPC), served on the board of directors of MAPS Canada for over 10 years, and has spoken at conferences nationally and internationally. In 2012. Gillian received the Queen Elizabeth II, Diamond Jubilee Medal, for community service in introducing harm reduction to Vancouver and successfully advocating for INSITE, North America’s first supervised injection site. They discuss blending the ceremonial and the clinical, the role spirituality plays in psychedelic therapy, the importance of community, the work Gillian and Richard do at The Sentinel, drug policy reform, and much more. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/ Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/ Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/ Email us at ptfpodcast@numinus.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/ https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/ https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/

Duration:00:58:41

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Boundaries: How to free up your time and energy for what matters most

3/26/2024
In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss boundaries. They explore the importance and challenges of setting healthy boundaries, different categories of boundary-setting, clarifying personal values, protecting your time and energy, what leads to unhealthy boundaries, good professional boundaries for helping professionals, and much more. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/ Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/ Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/ Email us at ptfpodcast@numinus.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/ https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/ https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/

Duration:00:46:43

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Rick Doblin, PhD | MAPS origin story, training psychedelic therapists, and elevating global consciousness

3/19/2024
In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Rick Doblin, Ph.D. Rick is the Founder and President of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). His tireless efforts over almost 40 years in both clinical research and public policy reform have played a key role in bringing psychedelic medicine to the very exciting point that it is now. They discuss the origin story behind MAPS, the existential crisis humanity is facing and the need for healing on a global scale, the potential FDA approval of MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD, the “Fallen Mormon” study on the safety of MDMA, the “high bar” that should be set for therapists who work with psychedelic tools, whether or not those therapists should have their own psychedelic experiences as part of their training, and much more. https://maps.org/ https://seetexaseclipse.com/ Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/ Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/ Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/ Email us at ptfpodcast@numinus.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/ https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/ https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/

Duration:01:27:39

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Adolescent mental health and how to raise resilient kids in the digital age

3/12/2024
In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss a topic near and dear to their hearts–Parenting. They explore the alarming trends in adolescent mental health, the unique neurophysiology of adolescent brain development, the challenges that today’s teens face and how they differ from challenges their parents faced at their age, what adolescents needs most from their parents, how to teach kids digital literacy and online safety, setting screen time limits, and much more. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/ Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/ Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/ Email us at ptfpodcast@numinus.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/ https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/ https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/

Duration:01:25:18

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Which therapies pair well with psychedelics?

3/5/2024
In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss which therapeutic modalities and concepts seem to be especially relevant and potent when combined with psychedelics. They discuss common factors among the varied approaches to psychotherapy, some of their favorite therapeutic tools, psychological flexibility vs inflexibility, adaptive and maladaptive patterns, transference and countertransference, mindfulness, corrective emotional experiences, human development, trauma and exposure therapies, and much more. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/ Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/ Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/ Email us at ptfpodcast@numinus.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/ https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/ https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/

Duration:00:51:20

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Why do we use music in psychedelic-assisted therapy?

2/27/2024
In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss why we use music in psychedelic-assisted therapy. They explore the evolutionary origins of music, the evocative and transcendent effects of music, how music shapes the psychedelic journey, what goes into constructing a playlist for therapy, what to do when a client doesn’t like the music, the opportunities and challenges of using silence in psychedelic therapy, contemporary and ancient approaches to pairing music with psychedelics, and much more. Learn more about our podcast at https://numinus.com/podcast/ Learn more about psychedelic therapy training opportunities at https://numinus.com/training/ Learn more about our clinical trials at https://www.numinus.com/clinical-trials Learn more about Numinus at https://numinus.com/ Email us at ptfpodcast@numinus.com Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/ https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/ https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/

Duration:01:04:28