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Ever Forward Radio with Chase Chewning

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Jul 20, 2022

Maybe you have seen the new Netflix documentary "How to Change Your Mind" with Michael Pollen? Maybe you are becoming interested in learning more about psychedelic healing? May Yazdi, Chase’s wife and psychedelic assisted psychotherapy Family Nurse Practitioner, is back for a summertime chat and recap of a very special trip they took to the desert of Southern California – one that involved lots of love, connection, grounding, and psilocybin.

In this candid discussion, Chase and May talk about the incredibly healing power of downtime as well as intentional alternative medicine therapies such as psilocybin and ketamine assisted psychotherapy. Chase dives deep into what his recent six gram psilocybin experience was like and May reflects on what it’s like to be a professional “trip sitter”. Then, the duo sheds light on how to choose your trip sitter along with tips for holding space for someone in altered states of consciousness.


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Key Highlights

  • Chase reflects on his decision to have a very high dose (6 grams) psilocybin experience and what he gained from the trip. 
  • May shares her experience as a professional “trip sitter”, as well as her experience being present during Chase’s big trip. She speaks on her strategy for holding space for people taking psychedelics and why it can be harmful to trip sit somebody when you’re not trained.
  • Next time you travel, when you get to your destination, try grounding yourself for a few minutes. Take your socks and shoes off, go to an area where you can stand on earth (if possible), and just soak in the presence. It’s the first thing May does anytime she travels! Listen in as she describes the first time she ever did this.
  • Set and Setting: May explains why it’s so important to create a safe space and to be a neutral, unbiased trip sitter during someone else’s psychedelic journey. Remember the phrase “your feelings are valid.”
  • Choosing your trip sitter is a very important, intentional decision and there are many benefits to working with a trained Psychotherapist. May also shares why your best friend, partner, or family member might not be the best person to trip sit for you. 
  • Chase addresses his recent decision to revisit his mental and emotional health through at-home Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.

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