November 28th, 2021

Episode #40

OF THE PSYCHEDELIC LEADERSHIP PODCAST

The Story of Rick Doblin's Life
and the Future of Psychedelic Medicine

Rick Doblin, PhD, Joins Laura Dawn to share the remarkable story of his life and his valuable insights into the future of Psychedelic Medicine.

I think that the value of psychedelics is to help us get out of this life-death-birth cycle and just focusing on ourselves as an individual organism and to see that what we are a part of is magnificently bigger, including the whole universe, including eons of time and infinity.
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About This Episode:

If you’re in the psychedelic space or tracking the psychedelic movement, then you’ve undoubtedly heard the name Rick Doblin, Ph.D., who is the founder of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, also known as MAPS

Rick is a visionary leader in his own right and has been leading the revolution in psychedelic medicine for more than 50 years. 

I wanted to invite Rick onto the show so I can listen to him share his life’s story and what led him to where he is now – and what a remarkable story it is. 

Rick doesn’t only share the past. The second half of the conversation looks at the future of psychedelic medicine, where Rick shares some thought-provoking insights, especially his vision of the movement in 20 years from now and what he thinks the next wave of psychedelic research will be. He also shares some really good advice for people who want to contribute to the psychedelic movement reminding us that psychedelic leadership can take many forms.  

I also offer an additional introduction to this special episode offering a lens through which to tune into this conversation; the lens of visionary and psychedelic leadership. 

Core Themes

Explored in this episode:
  • Rick Doblin
  • THE FUTURE OF PSYCHEDELIC MEDICINE
  • TRAUMA & PTSD
  • HEALING OUR WOUNDS
  • MDMA
  • LSD
  • PSILOCYBIN
  • DMT

Links &

useful resources
  • MAPS WEBSITE
  • WATCH RICK DOBLIN'S TED TALK
  • MAPS MDMA FACILITATOR TRAINING
  • FREE 8-DAY Microdosing course
  • 4 MUSIC PLAYLISTS FOR PSYCHEDELIC JOURNEYS & BEYOND
PSYCHEDELIC PODCAST

Episode Transcript

Episode #40: Rick Doblin Psychedelic Leadership Podcast.

COMING SOON…

Rick Doblin

BIOGRAPHY

Rick Doblin, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana and his Master’s thesis on a survey of oncologists about smoked marijuana vs. the oral THC pill in nausea control for cancer patients. His undergraduate thesis at New College of Florida was a 25-year follow-up to the classic Good Friday Experiment, which evaluated the potential of psychedelic drugs to catalyze religious experiences. He also conducted a thirty-four year follow-up study to Timothy Leary’s Concord Prison Experiment. Rick studied with Dr. Stanislav Grof and was among the first to be certified as a Holotropic Breathwork practitioner. His professional goal is to help develop legal contexts for the beneficial uses of psychedelics and marijuana, primarily as prescription medicines but also for personal growth for otherwise healthy people, and eventually to become a legally licensed psychedelic therapist. He founded MAPS in 1986, and currently resides in Boston with his wife, dog, and empty rooms from three children, one of whom is in college and two have graduated.

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Episode #40 of the Psychedelic Leadership Podcast features a song called
“Strong as Medicine” by Kevin Paris and Casey Kalmenson.

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About Laura Dawn

Through her signature Mastermind Programs and Plant Medicine Retreats, Laura Dawn weaves together science with ancient wisdom. She teaches business and thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, and creative professionals how to mindfully explore psychedelics and sacred plant medicines as powerful visionary tools for inner transformation, fostering emotional resiliency and unlocking new depths to our creative potential.