Welcome to the Psychedelic Conversations Podcast!

Episode 108: In this episode we dive into Kathryn’s personal journey from her own experiences with trauma to her professional evolution as a licensed therapist and certified clinical trauma professional.

Together, we explore the intricate relationship between trauma healing, the body’s response to somatic experiences, and the transformative potential of psychedelic medicine. Kathryn opens up about her work with veterans since 2008 and how it has profoundly influenced her approach to trauma-informed psychedelic therapy.

Join us as we delve into the power of psychedelics to heal and transform lives, underlining the necessity of safety, understanding, and compassion in these sacred journeys.

00:00 – Fire Moment

01:35 – Introduction

03:14 – Kathryn’s Background

09:13 – Trauma-Informed Facilitation

18:03 – Psychedelic Renaissance

22:53 – Preparation Work

26:39 – Building Connection

29:09 – Combining Medicines

33:48 – Somatic Work

40:22 – Embodiment

46:50 – Clinical Vs Indigenous

52:39 – Indigenous Lineage

57:36 – The Role Of Facilitation

01:03:42 – Being A Trauma Survivor

01:11:36 – Internal Vs External

01:14:46 – Recreational Use

01:22:05 – Future Projects

01:25:11 – Outro

About Kathryn: Kathryn LaRoe, (Katie) is a licensed therapist, graduating from USC with her Masters in Social Work. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional II, Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider, and Psychedelic preparation/integration specialist. Katie unitizes integrative techniques to address the consciousness of trauma. She has worked with extensively with Veterans and specifically Special Operations men and woman since 2008. Katie believes that healing happens through relationships and connection to create a sense of safety and trust within one’s self.

While Katie utilizes traditional methods of therapy such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Seeking Safety, she relies heavily on Nervous System Regulation, PolyVagal Theory, Emotional Freedom Technique, mindfulness, meditation, and self compassion; which is her starting point for a majority of her clients.

Katie works in depth with the shadow aspects of humanity, finding the grace and abundance in the lessons and teachings their internal wisdom, anchoring into mind, body, soul, subtle energy and spirituality. Kathryn lives in Southern California with her husband, Michael (Punky), and mastiff, Hank. She enjoys hiking, singing, meditation, breathwork, and present moment focus.

Connect with Kathryn:

Website: https://kathrynlaroe.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kathryn_lar…

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathryn-l…

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