Shaping Your Own Reality with Ketamine

Episode 99

Will Van Derveer, M.D.

In this episode, Paul Austin, founder of Third Wave, and integrative psychiatrist Dr. Will Van Derveer discuss the mind/body connection, the role of ketamine as a catalyst for long-term whole-body health, and the importance of personal responsibility in sustaining positive transformation.

Will Van Derveer, MD is a leader in the adoption of integrative psychiatry practices. After discovering that his conventional psychiatric training was inadequate to answer many of the challenges facing his patients, he began investigating psychedelic therapy as a means to resolve the root causes of common psychiatric problems such as depression, anxiety, and insomnia. His passion is finding effective relief from psychological suffering using a vast array of the most natural approaches possible.

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Podcast Highlights

  • The limitations of the psychopharmacology model.
  • Will’s journey from “traditional” doctor to advocate of psychedelic therapy.
  • Ketamine infusions versus ketamine-assisted psychotherapy.
  • The difference between a state change and a trait change.
  • Ketamine’s impact on the default mode network and other areas of the brain.
  • The difference between neuroplasticity and dendritic sprouting.
  • Psychedelics and the gut-brain connection.
  • Bodywork, ketamine, and trauma release.
  • The importance of personal agency for long-term health.

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