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FREE WEBINAR: 5 Myths Stopping Australians Getting Fair Access to Psychedelic Medicines

With Dr Tra-ill Dowie, Nigel Denning and Gavin Abeyratne

Date: Wed 18 August 2021 @ 6:00pm
Location: Online

Don’t miss out – Get your tickets early!

Join this FREE, 75-minute online webinar to gain access to insights and learn about ground-breaking treatments to chronic mental health conditions.

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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The Presenters

Dr Tra-ill Dowie


Psychotherapist and Head of the Faculty of Psychotherapy at Ikon Institute Australia

Dr Tra-ill Dowie is the Head of the Faculty of Psychotherapy at Ikon Institute Australia. Dr Dowie is the Chair of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) Panel for Trauma Standards & Practice. Dr Dowie is a practising psychotherapist, supervisor and public speaker. Dr Dowie’s academic life and public lectures cover a broad range of interdisciplinary topics that relate to the human condition: psychiatry, psychotherapy, trauma, continental philosophy, philosophy of mind, anthropology, health and wellbeing, and human optimisation. He holds dual PhDs, receiving a PhD in Psychiatry from Monash University and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Melbourne.

Nigel Denning

MA, MPsych

Director of Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies (CPAT)

Nigel Denning MA, MPsych is a Counselling Psychologist, AHPRA registered supervisor and Managing Director of Integrative Psychology a Psychology/Psychiatry practice in East Melbourne.  He is a former Family Violence Co-ordinator for Relationships Australia and is currently the Former Deputy President of the In Good Faith Foundation, an organisation that supports Institutional Abuse and cult survivors. Nigel is also a registered Neuro-psychotherapy supervisor with IAAN.

Nigel has been involved in Transpersonal Psychology and consciousness studies for over thirty years.  He has studied extensively under Stanislav Grof MD and worked closely with Tav Sparks and Grof Transpersonal Training to develop training approaches to Holotropic breathwork and therapy influenced by this modality. Nigel also conducted one of the few peer reviewed research studies on HB.

Nigel teaches and has presented at numerous national and international conferences on state change technology, including medicine work. Nigel also has an established practice in Tibet Bon Dzogchen meditation under the guidance of Dr Daniel Brown of Harvard Medical School.

Gavin Abeyratne


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.

Disclaimer: Mind Medicine Australia does not encourage or facilitate illegal use of psychedelics or plant medicines. MMA focus is focused on clinical and legal use only supported by the emerging science and legislative processes. Mind Medicine Australia reserves the right to record and publish webinars on various social media platforms. You agree that you will not discuss any names, locations or specific details of illegal use of psychedelics both verbally or via any written forms of communication via Mind Medicine Australia social media platforms (for example Facebook, Instagram or Zoom private and public chat forms during a webinar). Breaches of these guidelines may result in not being able to participate in the event. We thank you for support and cooperation on these matters.

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