In this week’s Solidarity Fridays episode, Kyle Buller speaks with integration specialist, past Navigating Psychedelics student, and Netherlands-based legal psychedelic guide, Liam Farquhar. Farquhar talks a lot about trauma and how it’s a far more common part of life than psychiatry has led us to believe, and how whatever is overwhelming the body and causing its fight or flight response could really be anything. They talk about Covid-related burnout and the struggle for healthcare workers to show up for patients, how working through trauma is not a rational, “talk it out” process, and how the best way to work through trauma might be by physically shaking for long periods of time. He also talks about his “7 Lens” approach, Internal Family Systems as modern-day shamanism, Peter Levine, the Newtonian-Cartesian paradigm, Bernardo Kastrup and idealism, how the brain is a receiver (not creator) of consciousness, and the idea that even by defining “soma,” we’re separating the mind and the body. This one will definitely get you thinking, folks.
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