The wounded leader: how trauma impacts leadership and why psychedelics can help

It’s difficult to imagine that one of the richest leaders in the world, whose current worth sits at a humble $3.4 billion, suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. Now 71, Bob Parsons paradoxically credits his extraordinary success to his symptoms of PTSD: “The crazy part is, probably one of the reasons why I was so successful, is because […]

Want to Change Your Mind? Here’s what the Netflix documentary didn’t tell you about psychedelic-assisted transformation

Four years after publishing How To Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence, the celebrated writer Michael Pollan continues the psychedelic pollination with a Netflix adaptation of his seminal book. The new series is a tour de force of the complex history and applications of […]

When leaders are the protocol: the alchemy of personalised care

The revival of psychedelic research over the last few decades has brought about a whole new understanding of their potential as novel treatments in mental health. Protocols emerging in clinical trials around the world are aiming to find the perfect recipe for psychedelic-assisted therapy (without much consensus). Research protocols are indispensable–not just for a tangible […]

Finding your inner gold: the art and science of psychedelic-assisted transformation

What the ancient practice of alchemy teaches us about psychedelic-assisted therapies Before the birth of modern chemistry, humans across continents and millennia were experimenting with a mysterious emerging science. From China to India, Egypt, and Europe, alchemists were aiming to discover a series of operations that could transmute base metals like lead into noble metals, […]

When leaders get higher: unlocking your purpose with psychedelic-assisted therapy

Towards the final years of his life, Abraham Maslow was having an epiphany. After years of shaping the emerging field of humanistic psychology, Maslow was reaching a new pinnacle of understanding human potential. His recent brush with death facilitated the peak experience his theory had been missing all along: he realised that self-actualisation wasn’t merely […]