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Mind Medicine Australia is thrilled to invite you to our exclusive screening of Fantastic Fungi on Monday the 28th of June 2021 at 6:30pm.
Please note: This screening has been organised as part of the Psychedelic Medicine Symposium. For full details and to book other sessions please visit the venue booking site here: https://byroncentre.com.au/event/psychedelic-medicine-symposium-presented-by-mind-medicine-australia/?instance_id=26166
View the trailer here:
Mycelium is a life preserver, not only for our species, but for so many of the species that inhabit our Earth.
We’re asking you to start this revolution in the ecology of consciousness. Please help us. We can save this planet with your help and the help of Mycelium.
There are currently no medications that have proven effective in dealing with the massive increase in addiction, depression, trauma and suicide.
Psychedelic medicines are showing extraordinary results in clinical trials, and are on the fast track to becoming one of the most transformative tools of our time.
In a world where people feel so deeply disconnected, the use of medications to further detach them may work to dampen the emotions that are experienced, but often provide little relief and no profound insights into the internal experience of life. What science has shown is that psilocybin works to calm the region of the brain called the Default Mode Network and stimulates connections between new or under-utilised regions of the brain.
This stunning film by award-winning director Louie Schwartzberg touches on the ground-breaking work being done at Johns Hopkins, UCLA, New York University and other places. It will open a door to a meaningful and important conversation and exploration into the potential mushrooms offer.
The film also covers topics including innovation, health, wellness and medicine, the environment and biodiversity, foraging, food and cooking, consciousness and spirituality, culture, history and the arts.
How can you help? Watch the film! Bring along friends to watch the film together. Discuss the subject matter with others in your communities, and ask them to do the same.
“Schwartzberg’s film quickly proves to be one of the year’s most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs.”
-Matt Fagerholm, RogerEbert.com
Date: Monday 28th of June 2021
Time: 6:00pm for 6:30pm start – 8:45pm (incl Q&A Panel)
Location: Byron Community Centre and Byron Theatre, 69 Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia
Ticket Price: $35 General Admission / $25 Concession
Following the screening there will be a Q & A panel with Peter Hunt AM and Tania de Jong AM. This will be an opportunity to engage in a discussion about psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies for mental illness broadly, and what Mind Medicine Australia and other local organisations are doing here in Australia.
Director: Louis Schwartzberg
Producers: Elease Lui & Lyn Lear
Writer: Mark Monroe
More about medicinal psychedelic treatments:
Psychedelic-assisted treatments offer enormous potential in providing a meaningful alternative to current treatments for mental illness. PTSD is a debilitating condition that affects tens of millions of people worldwide, with many more trauma victims diagnosed with comorbid conditions such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders. In recent clinical trials, MDMA has been shown to produce reliable clinical improvements, restoring patient safety and self-agency even for individuals who have suffered with PTSD for many years, and for whom many treatments have failed.
The wave of clinical psychedelic research and regulatory support is rapidly building, with experts forecasting the availability of psychedelic-assisted treatments in the US and EU within the next 2 to 5 years, subject to positive clinical outcomes in large trials that are currently underway.
Tania de Jong AM
LL.B (Hons), GradDipMus
Co-founder Mind Medicine Australia, Founder Creative Universe, Creativity Australia, The Song Room & Creative Innovation Global
Tania de Jong AM is a trail-blazing Australian soprano, award-winning social entrepreneur, creative innovation catalyst, spiritual journey woman, storyteller and global speaker. Tania is one of Australia’s most successful female entrepreneurs and innovators developing 6 businesses and 4 charities including Creative Universe, Creativity Australia and With One Voice, Creative Innovation Global, Mind Medicine Australia, Dimension5, Umbrella Foundation and Driftwood – The Musical, MTA Entertainment & Events, Pot-Pourri and The Song Room.
She works across the public, private, creative and community sectors. Tania speaks and sings around the world as a soloist and with her group Pot-Pourri releasing twelve albums. She was Founder and Executive Producer of the award-winning future-shaping events series, Creative Innovation Global. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in June 2008 and named one of the 100 Women of Influence and the 100 Australian Most Influential Entrepreneurs and as one of the 100 most influential people in psychedelics globally in 2021.
Tania’s TED Talk How Singing Together Changes The Brain has sparked international interest. Tania’s mission is to change the world, one voice at a time!
Peter Hunt AM
Founder & Chair of Mind Medicine Australia
As an investment banker Peter Hunt AM advised local and multi-national companies and governments in Australia for nearly 35 years. He co-founded and was Executive Chairman of one of Australia’s leading investment banking advisory firms, Caliburn Partnership (now called Greenhill Australia) and continued as Chairman of the Firm after its sale to Greenhill Inc in 2009. Peter was a member of the Advisory Panel of ASIC and chaired the Vincent Fairfax Family Office.
Peter is an active philanthropist involved in funding, developing and scaling social sector organisations which seek to create a better and fairer world. He is Chairman of Mind Medicine Australia which he established with his wife, Tania de Jong, in 2018. He founded Women’s Community Shelter in 2011 and remains on the Board. He was previously Chairman of So They Can, Grameen Australia and Grameen Australia Philippines. Peter is a Director of Project Rozana and an Advisory Board member of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute. Peter also acts as a pro bono adviser to Creativity Australia.
Peter was made a member of the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2010 for services to the philanthropic sector.
Dr Mario Alam
Dr Mario advocates and embodies a ‘whole picture’ approach to health. He marries his professional skills in Western Medicine with wisdom and knowledge gained from personal interaction with spiritual elders, shamans and medical pioneers across the world. He has travelled to over 50 countries gaining unique insights into the human condition.
His signature program RESET is as a breakthrough program to prepare for and integrate psychedelic medicines and to effectively provide holistic solutions to the healing of trauma. Based in Byron Bay, Australia, his Reset Retreats Centre focuses on integration therapies and embodiment to the teachings of the various Psychedelic medicines.
Well loved by his patients for his deep intuitive presence, he has a passion for community, and the integration between science and spirituality.
Mario is a Graduate of the first pioneering cohort of Mind Medicine Australia’s Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies course.