Ep. 218 – The Science of Ayahuasca + Processing Trauma with Dr. Jeff McNairy

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Today we have Dr. Jeff McNairy from Rythmia joining us on the podcast. Dr. McNairy is bridging the gap between ancient modalities and western psychology through plant medicine practices. Dr. McNairy has worked in a variety of medical environments and seen the struggle individuals have when actually trying to heal. Through Dr. McNairy’s intense experience with the most desperate patient populations (addiction, acute mental health, and trauma), he has seen that the only real healing can come from within. In this conversation, recorded in Costa Rica at Rythmia, Dr. McNairy shares the medical perspective on what is happening in our brains and bodies while taking plant medicine, what about the medicine is creating the reprogramming, and his own personal journey of connecting with Gerard Powell and joining the team at Rythmia.


We also talk about:

  • Jeff’s work at Passages Malibu
  • Why we face our traumas while taking plant medicine
  • Purging and why that happens
  • How to dose ayahuasca
  • The research aspects of plant medicine
  • Jeff’s favorite stories from working at Rythmia
  • Preparing for an ayahuasca experience




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