#007: Psychedelic Crisis Counseling at Burning Man with Seth Pearson

Did you know that there are actually counselors out there that help people that are tripping on psychedelics through a potential psychedelic crisis?

 Wanna know more? I’m on top of it…

Welcome to episode number seven where we’re going be talking about psychedelic crisis counseling.

But first, you may or may not have heard of Burning Man, a temporary metropolis in the Nevada desert that’s dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. But what’s it really like? Are the people there all on drugs? And if so, how does Burning Man ensure their guests stay safe? Well in this episode, you’ll learn about a harm reduction organization that partners with Burning Man called The Zendo Project.

Second, have you ever wondered about people that have taken psychedelics like mushrooms or LSD? What happens if someone is having a hard time with the experience and perceives it to be a psychedelic crisis… do they just have to ride it out? Or is there anything someone can do to help them?  Well in this episode, you’ll learn about the four pillars of psychedelic crisis counseling and how anyone can use these pillars to talk someone through a difficult psychedelic experience.

My guest today is Seth Pearson (@SethPearson), who is a psychedelic crisis counselor for the Zendo Project. He has experience working several years at one of the wildest places on earth: Burning Man. Now, not only does he act as a psychedelic crisis counselor, but he’s also a self-love counselor and teaches people how they can practice self-love in their daily lives. As a bonus, in this episode, you’ll learn some tips to practice self-love in your daily lives so you can be your best self.

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What is a psychedelic?[skipto time=”2:18″]
What is a psychedelic crisis?[skipto time=”4:18″]
What is Burning Man? 1/2[skipto time=”6:28″]
How Shambhala music festival practices harm reduction.[skipto time=”9:39″]
What is Burning Man? 2/2[skipto time=”11:29″]
Burning Man: The burning of the man.[skipto time=”15:23″]
What is the Zendo Project?[skipto time=”18:48″]
Seth’s first experience with the Zendo Project.[skipto time=”19:14″]
How Seth’s perceived psychedelic crisis got him through his fear of death.[skipto time=”26:11″]
The Zendo Project mission, vision, and accomplishments.[skipto time=”29:11″]
What is it like being a psychedelic crisis counselor?[skipto time=”32:18″]
What is the “set” in set and setting?[skipto time=”35:05″]
What are the four pillars of psychedelic harm reduction?[skipto time=”35:33″]
How psychedelics can help someone process trauma.[skipto time=”37:29″]
What is the “setting” in set & setting?[skipto time=”39:46″]
Dealing with fearing how psychedelics could change you.[skipto time=”56:20″]
What’s most difficult about being a psychedelic crisis counselor?[skipto time=”1:02:52″]
What the most rewarding part about being a psychedelic crisis counselor?[skipto time=”1:05:57″]
How Seth became a self-love counselor.[skipto time=”1:08:05″]
Defining self-love.[skipto time=”1:11:27″]
How to practice self-love when you don’t feel like it.[skipto time=”1:13:29″]
Tips to start practicing self-love.[skipto time=”1:18:28″]


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#005: Get high…quality cannabis experiences with Izaak Fukuyama

Did you know, with a few simple tips and tricks, you too can get high…quality cannabis experiences? Wanna know more? I’m on top of it.

Welcome to episode number five, where we’re going to be talking all about cannabis, what it can do for you, and provide some tips and tricks in order to take out a lot of the guesswork on your part so you can make better, more informed choices as a cannabis consumer.

First, there’s so many options when it comes to selecting and using cannabis. How do you know what’s right for you? Well in this episode, we’ll discuss some of the best ways to get started.

Next, if you’re suffering from any health issues, it may be because your body systems are out of balance. Well in this episode, we’ll learn how cannabis has the ability to bring balance to your body systems, which could potentially cure your health issues.

Also, you may have heard people consuming something known as CBD by itself to treat pain and anxiety. But in fact, consuming CBD without THC is actually much less effective than consuming them together (something known as the Entourage Effect). In this episode, we’ll explore this further and discuss what ratio of CBD to THC could be right for you.

My guest today is Izaak Fukuyama, who works in the Washington State cannabis industry since it became legal and has a lot of experience. In this episode, he’ll share his experience, explain why you should support ethically-grown farms, and offer tips and tricks for all things cannabis.

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Izaak’s journey into cannabis[skipto time=”2:12″]
Introducing your endocannabinoid system[skipto time=”10:28″]
Your endocannabinoid system might be out of balance[skipto time=”13:03″]
Symptoms of a malfunctioning endocannabinoid system[skipto time=”13:59″]
Supplementing a endocannabinoid deficincy[skipto time=”15:56″]
Cannabis: a great way to supplement endocannabinoids[skipto time=”18:54″]
How THC gets you high [skipto time=”20:52″]
How Izaak describes being high.[skipto time=”22:58″]
How “runners high” is similar to THC[skipto time=”25:14″]
The entourage effect (why you need THC & CBD)[skipto time=”29:17″]
Why you should ask your cannabis store for test results[skipto time=”34:26″]
What CBD/THC ratio is right for me?[skipto time=”40:36″]
Best way to get someone hesitant started with CBD[skipto time=”41:39″]
Beyond getting high: the medicial benefits of THC PT1[skipto time=”47:10″]
How prohibition affected THC in cannabis.[skipto time=”48:18″]
Beyond getting high: the medicial benefits of THC PT2[skipto time=”51:04″]
Treating wounds with THC extract [skipto time=”51:39″]
How THC can “potentially” help with cancer[skipto time=”53:34″]
How THC can help with nausea and appetite[skipto time=”57:37″]
How THC can treat sleep disorders[skipto time=”1:00:02″]
How CBD can help with anxiety[skipto time=”1:01:06″]
How CBD can help PTSD[skipto time=”1:03:54″]
How do terpenes in cannabis affect us?[skipto time=”1:08:13″]
How the terpene “mercene” causes couch lock.[skipto time=”1:11:04″]
Known therapeutic benefits of the terpene “mercene”[skipto time=”1:11:32″]
How the terpene “pineine” can help with memory[skipto time=”1:12:36″]
Known therapeutic benefits of the terpene “pineine”[skipto time=”1:13:26″]
How do I know what strain of cannabis is right for me?[skipto time=”1:14:01″]
Why Indica and Sativa are not useful terms[skipto time=”1:17;32″]
How the website Leafly can help you[skipto time=”1:20:41″]
Cannabis side effects and how to avoid some of them[skipto time=”1:21:28″]
The number of people that overdosed on cannabis: zero[skipto time=”1:22:43″]
Safety concern #1: Brain is developing until age 26[skipto time=”1:23:39″]
Safety concern #2: Chronic use[skipto time=”1:25:57″]
Safety concern #3: memory issues from chronic use[skipto time=”1:26:59″]
Safety Concern #4: Smoking[skipto time=”1:28:23″]
Options on consuming cannabis[skipto time=”1:30:40″]
Heat points important for different strains of cannabis[skipto time=”1:32:17″]
What is dabbing cannabis?[skipto time=”1:33:49″]
What is vaping cannabis?[skipto time=”1:34:23″]
Benefits of cannabis flower vs. extract[skipto time=”1:36:16″]
Get the most bang for your buck with cannabis products[skipto time=”1:37:23″]
Seattle Store: Dockside Cannabis[skipto time=”1:39:18″]
Different ways of consuming can affect you differently[skipto time=”1:40:53″]
That one time I accidently got high for three days[skipto time=”1:43:41″]
How edibles affects people differently[skipto time=”1:44:40″]
Tip #1: Start low and go slow[skipto time=”1:47:34″]
Tip #2: Avoid germs[skipto time=”1:48:19″]
Tip #3: What to do if you’ve gotten too high[skipto time=”1:49:40″]
Tip #4: Don’t inhale more than five seconds[skipto time=”1:50:53″]
Tip #5: Don’t use grinders[skipto time=”1:51:26″]
WA citizens can’t legally home grow…yet.[skipto time=”1:54:58″]
Why cannabis regulation is important[skipto time=”1:57:06″]
The WA cannabis industry: what they did right[skipto time=”1:58:50″]
WA Cannabis Industry Opportunity:[skipto time=”2:02:09″]
What is the Sun Cup?[skipto time=”2:06:33″]
Why you should prefer sun-grown cannabis[skipto time=”2:09:30″]
How you can make a difference in cannabis legalization[skipto time=”2:13:25″]
Why supporting cannabis grown indoor is unsustainable[skipto time=”2:15:50″]
WA Cannabis Industry Opportunity: regulating pricing[skipto time=”2:17:08″]
Why you shouldn’t select cannabis based on its name[skipto time=”2:20:52″]
Q&A: How do I keep track of Sativa & Indica’s effects?[skipto time=”2:21:52″]
Q&A: Which cannabis oil processing method is best for maintaining the entourage effect?[skipto time=”2:24:07″]
Q&A: What’s being done about white privledge in the cannabis industry?[skipto time=”2:25:23″]
Q&A: How has corporate cannabis businesses in WA affected small cannabis businesses?[skipto time=”2:28:00″]
Q&A: Should more attention be put on the negative effects of cannabis?[skipto time=”2:31:35″]
Q&A: Cannabis stocks, cryptocurrency, and upcoming regulation?[skipto time=”2:35:54″]
Q&A: How is medical and recreational cannabis different?[skipto time=”2:37:27″]
The final word[skipto time=”2:39:23″]

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IZAAK’S RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS:

Flower

Raw CO2 Oil

Enhanced Joints (Flower + Concentrates)

  • Trifecta Joints from Puffin Farm (Very heavy hitting. Typically in Hindu Kush. Meant to be shared with a group.)

Edibles

Hardware


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