The Psychedelic Podcast by Third Wave
From Shadow to Transcendence: The Healing Power of Ibogaine and 5-MeO
Martin Polanco, M.D. & Sean Hansen
This episode features two guests: Martin Polanco, M.D. and Sean Hansen. Martin is the founder of The Mission Within, a clinical program that serves special operations veterans and specializes in treatment-resistant and complex conditions such as mild traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress, depression, and/or addiction as a result of experiences during military service. Sean Hansen, was a combat veteran and licensed attorney, who moved into high-performance coaching following his experience with ibogaine and 5-MeO-DMT through The Mission Within. In this episode of the Third Wave podcast, Martin and Sean talk with Paul F. Austin about preparing for, experiencing, and integrating ibogaine and 5-MeO journeys, the benefits of combining these medicines, and groundbreaking research to drive legal policy reform.
Our first guest, Martin Polanco, M.D. is the founder of The Mission Within, a clinical program that serves special operations veterans and specializes in treatment-resistant and complex conditions such as mild traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress, depression, and/or addiction as a result of experiences during military service. Dr. Polanco was also the founder and medical director at Crossroads Treatment Center, which demonstrated an effective mental health treatment model using psychedelics. He built on this work by contributing to the body of psychedelic research, specifically focused on the outcome and phenomenological studies of Ibogaine and 5 MeO-DMT. Our second guest, Sean Hansen, was a combat veteran and licensed attorney, who moved into high-performance coaching. Over the past two decades, Sean’s been surrounded by top performers in both the military and corporate worlds and worked extensively with senior leaders.
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- How Martin and Sean met through The Mission Within.
- Preparing veterans for working with psychedelics.
- The evolution of psychedelic therapy protocols over 15 years.
- The benefits of ibogaine and 5-MeO-DMT on the brain.
- Expectations versus reality for psychedelic therapy.
- Groundbreaking research on ibogaine and 5-MeO-DMT.
- How research is driving legal reform for psychedelics.
- Next steps when psychedelic therapy doesn’t resolve symptoms.
- MDMA versus 5-MeO-DMT and ibogaine for combat veterans.
- Integrating an ibogaine and 5-MeO-DMT experience.
- Psychedelic-informed executive coaching.
- Supporting military wives.
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