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5 Myths Stopping Australians Getting Fair Access to Psychedelic Medicines
Emerging research from the world’s leading scientific organisations all show incredible benefits from Psychedelic-assisted therapies and yet, they are still illegal.
Because we are still stuck in an obsolete paradigm, with at least 5 major myths stopping Australians from getting fair access to these breakthrough treatments.
In this webinar, Dr Tra-ill Dowie, Nigel Denning and Gavin Abeyratne will cover the 5 major myths about psychedelic medicines, and how you can do your part to shift the paradigm around mental health.
Together we can evolve the state of mental health treatment in Australia, and lead the world in advancing holistic medicine.
Date: Wednesday 18 August 2021
Time: 6pm – 7:15pm (incl Q&A) (AEST)
The presentation WILL BEGIN AT 6pm.
Location: Online. A link will be emailed to you with the viewing details.
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Dr Tra-ill Dowie
Psychotherapist, Head of the Faculty of Psychotherapy at Ikon Institute Australia and Director of the Mind Medicine Institute
Dr Traill Dowie is a polymath philosopher, academic, psychotherapist, minister of religion and martial artist. He holds dual PhDs in Philosophy and Psychiatry. Traill is a co-founder of the Mind Medicine Institute, the head of school at Ikon Institute, a research fellow at La Trobe University in Philosophy, sub-editor of the Philosophy International Journal (Medwin Press) and has also trained with the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and completed their clinician qualification.
Traill is a lifelong martial artist, holding black belts in multiple disciplines. He has worked professionally as both an athletic and performance coach for high level athletes, including world champions, at a national and international level.
Growing up in the Northern Territory, Traill spent a lot of time on country where he developed an interest in ethnomedicine and traditional healing practices. This interest led Traill to Dr Raphael Locke, an anthropologist, psychoanalyst, consciousness researcher and initiated Iroquois shaman. Traill apprenticed with Dr Locke in shamanic practice for 20 years and has explored ethno-medicine and traditional practices across Australia, Asia, Central America and North America. This interest in healing and state-based technologies has been coupled with his interest in psychotherapy and psychology.
Traill has 25 years of experience working as a clinician in a variety of settings including in private practice and organisations. He began his career working in eco-psychotherapy and wilderness therapy working with complex presentations. Traill has worked in both in-patient and outpatient settings focusing on the treatment of complex trauma. Traill was the co-founder of Integrative Psychology where he co-authored a paper with his colleagues Nigel Denning and Linda Tilgner, which was tabled at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. He worked with Nigel Denning to develop a protocol for individual and group psychotherapy for victims of cult abuse. Traill also chaired the Australian Counselling Association’s Trauma Standards Panel.
Managing Director and co-founder of Integrative Psychology and the Mind Medicine Institute
Nigel Denning is a Counselling Psychologist with 30 years of experience in the mental health sector. He is the Managing Director and co-founder of Integrative Psychology and the Mind Medicine Institute.
Nigel’s expertise covers developmental trauma, institutional abuse, family violence, attachment disorder, relationship therapy and advanced concentration meditation. He works with individuals, couples, families, groups and organisations. Nigel has been involved in therapy and court reporting on several hundred cases from the Royal Commission into Childhood Institutional Sexual Abuse. Nigel is a former Family Violence Coordinator for Relationships Australia. He has conducted research at the University of Melbourne, Faculty of Medicine, under the supervision of Professor Kelsey Hegarty on male perpetrator typologies. For over 10 years Nigel facilitated group psychotherapy for male perpetrators of family violence. Nigel is an expert in trauma.
Nigel has extensive experience with psychedelic work internationally. He began working with altered states of consciousness 35 years ago when he was introduced to Holotropic Breathwork through the guidance of Alf and Muriel Foote. Twenty-five years ago, Nigel began to work with Dr Stanislav Grof, one of the leading pioneers in the clinical application of psychedelics. Nigel co-founded the world’s first Spiritual Emergency Centre based on Grof’s work, in partnership with Tav Sparks, Director of Grof Transpersonal Training in North Carolina. He was also lucky to meet Dr Albert Hoffman at a workshop organised by Grof at HR Geiger’s Museum/Gallery in Gruyere Switzerland. Nigel has also trained with the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and successfully completed their clinician qualification. Nigel is passionate about educating clinicians into the potential of non-ordinary state work when done ethically and skillfully.
Gavin Abeyratne started his consulting career at Ernst & Young in 2010, but declined a graduate position in IT Risk Assessment to instead pursue entrepreneurship and independent consulting.
Since then, he has been at the forefront of digital transformation, exponential technologies and e-learning, with a specific focus in how these technologies can elevate human consciousness and wellbeing.
Gavin has over a decade of experience in marketing and communications, having founded his own companies, held Senior Marketing Positions at Mindvalley, launched best-selling books such as Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal, shared the stage with the Managing Director of Google Asia, and himself trained thousands of conscious entrepreneurs in marketing and business systems engineering.
He is passionate about bringing higher levels of consciousness to capitalism so that we can prosper both spiritually and materially in harmony with nature.