Thursday Nov 30, 2023

Navigating Life’s Challenges using Psychedelics with Matt Zemon | Ep. 85

In this eye-opening Episode 85 of 'Order Within,' we dive into the intriguing world of Matt Zemon, a visionary entrepreneur who has skillfully navigated life's tumultuous waters using an unconventional compass: psychedelics. 

Join us as we explore how Matt's unique approach to overcoming personal and professional challenges through psychedelic experiences has not only transformed his life but also offers profound insights into resilience, mental wellness, and the entrepreneurial spirit. 

Matt's story is a testament to the power of open-minded exploration and the potential of psychedelics to catalyze profound personal growth and success. Tune in to uncover the transformative lessons and compelling anecdotes from Matt's remarkable journey.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview of Psychedelics [Start of Episode]

Decriminalization and Accessibility of Psychedelics [00:06:30]

Psychedelics in Personal Transformation and Enlightenment [00:09:27]

Psychedelics in the Medical Model vs. Recreational Use [00:12:48]

Psychedelics and Spiritual Awakening [00:17:07]

Psychedelics, Mental Health, and Personal Accountability [00:29:05]

Personal Experiences with Psychedelics and Understanding Ibogaine [00:32:00]

The Risks and Safety Measures of Psychedelics [00:33:30]

The Role of Medical Practitioners in Psychedelic Therapy [00:37:46]

The Impact of Antidepressants and Exploring Psychedelic Alternatives [00:40:21]

Personal Healing, Growth, and the Journey into Psychedelics [00:50:09]

Final Thoughts and Advice on Psychedelics [00:55:24]

Key Insights

  1. The Transformative Power of Psychedelics: Insight into how psychedelic experiences can lead to significant personal and professional growth.
  2. Decriminalization and Accessibility: A discussion on the changing legal landscape of psychedelics and its implications for society.
  3. Healing and Mental Wellness: Exploring the role of psychedelics in mental health treatment and personal healing processes.
  4. Psychedelics vs. Traditional Medicine: Contrasting the use of psychedelics with conventional medical treatments, particularly in mental health.
  5. Personal Journeys and Experiences: Matt shares his own experiences with psychedelics, offering a personal perspective on their impact.

Resources Mentioned

  1. Spirit Pharmacist: A resource for understanding potential contraindications with psychedelic medicines by Dr. Ben Malcolm. https://www.spiritpharmacist.com/
  2. Books by Matt Zemon: "Psychedelics for Everyone," a guide to using psychedelics for various mental health issues. https://amzn.to/46DXMMf 
  3. "Beyond the Trip," a journal for psychedelic preparation and integration​​. https://amzn.to/46DXMMf 
  4. Michael Pollan's book, “How To Change Your Mind” https://amzn.to/46DXMMf 

More About Matt

Matt received his Master of Science in Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health with honors from King’s College London. He is the author of Psychedelics for Everyone and Beyond the Trip. As a prolific entrepreneur in the wellbeing sector, Matt was the CEO and Co-Founder of HAPPŸŸ, a mental wellness company that specializes in psychedelic-assisted oral ketamine therapy along with digital therapeutics that promote life-transforming outcomes.

The co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Psychable, an online community connecting people who would like to explore the healing power of psychedelics with a network of practitioners and psychedelic-based treatments, and the co-founder of Take2Minutes, a nonprofit dedicated to helping individuals improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Connect with Matt

Website: https://www.mattzemon.com/ 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattzemon/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matt.zemon/ 

Connect with Brandon

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonlward/ 

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Blog: https://brandonleeward.com/ 

Podcast: https://www.orderwithinpodcast.com/  

The Inner Entrepreneur Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWTyplLiwZ6U4bgbRD1Uf8g/ 

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