The Psychedelic Podcast by Third Wave
Pain Opens Pleasure: Psychedelic Healing, Therapy, and Somatic Practices
Lauren Taus is licensed as a clinical therapist in both New York and California with a specialty in addiction and trauma treatment. As a clinician, Lauren integrates alternative modalities of treatment into her work, and has trained extensively in psychedelic-assisted therapy. Most recently, Lauren has started her own clinical training program: the Psychedelic Coalition for Health. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Lauren talks with Paul F. Austin about her early trauma facing mortality and an eating disorder, and how she healed with yoga, psychedelics, therapy, and other somatic practices.
Lauren Taus graduated summa cum laude from Barnard College at Columbia University in 2004 with a degree in religion before continuing on to NYU for her master’s in social work. Lauren is licensed as a clinical therapist in both New York and California with a specialty in addiction and trauma treatment. As a clinician, Lauren integrates alternative modalities of treatment into her work. She trained with David Emerson, under the supervision of Bessel van der Kolk at the Trauma Institute in Boston, in trauma-sensitive yoga. Lauren is also trained by the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for complex PTSD. Most recently, Lauren has started her own clinical training program: the Psychedelic Coalition for Health
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- Lauren’s healing journey.
- Religion, psychedelics, and therapy.
- Wounding as a gateway to beauty.
- Spiritual bypassing with psychedelics.
- Attachment theory and inner trust.
- Somatic experiencing and inner child work.
- The benefits of group work.
- The Psychedelic Coalition for Health.
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