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Ben Halper: best learnings on psychedelic harm reduction, peer support, personal growth and challenging experiences, best practices on using psychedelics responsibly, mindfully and successfully, and Zendo Project - Podcast #235

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"There was no specific place, or a safe space at these events for someone who was having a challenging experience and hold them as the experience unfolded" - Ben Halper.

Isra Garcia interviews Ben Halper at the Psychedelic Science 2023 conference about psychedelics, mainly on applying harm reduction principles to support individuals exploring psychedelic states, recognizing that challenging experiences can be opportunities for self-exploration and healing. Ben is the Event Service Manager at Zendo Project. This platform provides professional, comprehensive harm reduction education and support for communities to help inform and transform difficult psychedelic experiences into opportunities for learning and growth. He's also a Sanctuary Coordinator and yoga instructor and works in plant medicine, facilitating in private practice.

"Over 90% of psychedelic usage happens outside a medical context."

In this interview, Isra and Ben go deeper into the four principles for psychedelic peer support and harm reduction: safe space, sitting and not guiding, challenging is not necessarily difficult and talking through and not down. Ben also talks about psychedelic best practices and how the Zendo project has shaped his life and has impacted people's psychedelic experiences. Other topics include challenging psychedelic experiences, rituals, meditative and awareness practices, odd habits, motivations, biggest lessons or creating the proper set & setting, and many more wisdom bites.

"This work breaks my heart - Ben Halper.

Ben is also a founding board member of the Pittsburgh Psychedelic Society and co-produced the MAPS-sponsored Sleeping Octopus Assembly on Psychedelics conferences in 2018 and 2019.

"Prayer through sound is a technology that allows me to connect."

Index of contents - and what you will learn in this episode:

  1. Working with Maps and at Zendo.
  2. What it is Zendo Project, story and public training on psychedelics harm reduction.
  3. Peer support for someone going through a psychedelic experience.
  4. The four basic principles for harm reduction and its impact when applied to festivals and events.
  5. The psychedelic experience is happening outside of the medical or clinical setting.
  6. How this seven years working at the Zendo project has already shaped Ben Halper.
  7. Ben Halper's lifetime milestones so far.
  8. Proven and essential practices for dealing with psychedelic substances and people under those effects.
  9. Ben Halper's most effective meditative and awareness practice.
  10. Weirdest habit.
  11. How the Zendo project has influenced Ben's personal psychedelic experiences.
  12. Ben Halper's rituals.
  13. His motivations outside Zendo.
  14. The three most essential things for Ben.
  15. Rapid-fire questions.
  16. The biggest lesson Ben Halper learned from working at Zendo.
  17. Where to find Ben.
  18. Parting thoughts.

"Safe space is a well of being."

Podcast show notes, resources and links:

"We are not here to provide any modalities other than a grounded meditative presence is the anchor that somebody can be with as the experience unfolds."

This is Ben Halper's podcast interview: Zendo Project by MAPS, Psychedelic peer support and harm reduction, psychedelic best practices and how to use psychedelics responsibly, consciously and mindfully, how to make the most out of a festival using psychedelics responsibly.

"I don't want to compare myself to anybody else or judge their path as if they're successful. I am proud of myself."

  continue reading

248 episodios

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Contenido proporcionado por Isra García. Todo el contenido del podcast, incluidos episodios, gráficos y descripciones de podcast, lo carga y proporciona directamente Isra García o su socio de plataforma de podcast. Si cree que alguien está utilizando su trabajo protegido por derechos de autor sin su permiso, puede seguir el proceso descrito aquí https://es.player.fm/legal.

"There was no specific place, or a safe space at these events for someone who was having a challenging experience and hold them as the experience unfolded" - Ben Halper.

Isra Garcia interviews Ben Halper at the Psychedelic Science 2023 conference about psychedelics, mainly on applying harm reduction principles to support individuals exploring psychedelic states, recognizing that challenging experiences can be opportunities for self-exploration and healing. Ben is the Event Service Manager at Zendo Project. This platform provides professional, comprehensive harm reduction education and support for communities to help inform and transform difficult psychedelic experiences into opportunities for learning and growth. He's also a Sanctuary Coordinator and yoga instructor and works in plant medicine, facilitating in private practice.

"Over 90% of psychedelic usage happens outside a medical context."

In this interview, Isra and Ben go deeper into the four principles for psychedelic peer support and harm reduction: safe space, sitting and not guiding, challenging is not necessarily difficult and talking through and not down. Ben also talks about psychedelic best practices and how the Zendo project has shaped his life and has impacted people's psychedelic experiences. Other topics include challenging psychedelic experiences, rituals, meditative and awareness practices, odd habits, motivations, biggest lessons or creating the proper set & setting, and many more wisdom bites.

"This work breaks my heart - Ben Halper.

Ben is also a founding board member of the Pittsburgh Psychedelic Society and co-produced the MAPS-sponsored Sleeping Octopus Assembly on Psychedelics conferences in 2018 and 2019.

"Prayer through sound is a technology that allows me to connect."

Index of contents - and what you will learn in this episode:

  1. Working with Maps and at Zendo.
  2. What it is Zendo Project, story and public training on psychedelics harm reduction.
  3. Peer support for someone going through a psychedelic experience.
  4. The four basic principles for harm reduction and its impact when applied to festivals and events.
  5. The psychedelic experience is happening outside of the medical or clinical setting.
  6. How this seven years working at the Zendo project has already shaped Ben Halper.
  7. Ben Halper's lifetime milestones so far.
  8. Proven and essential practices for dealing with psychedelic substances and people under those effects.
  9. Ben Halper's most effective meditative and awareness practice.
  10. Weirdest habit.
  11. How the Zendo project has influenced Ben's personal psychedelic experiences.
  12. Ben Halper's rituals.
  13. His motivations outside Zendo.
  14. The three most essential things for Ben.
  15. Rapid-fire questions.
  16. The biggest lesson Ben Halper learned from working at Zendo.
  17. Where to find Ben.
  18. Parting thoughts.

"Safe space is a well of being."

Podcast show notes, resources and links:

"We are not here to provide any modalities other than a grounded meditative presence is the anchor that somebody can be with as the experience unfolds."

This is Ben Halper's podcast interview: Zendo Project by MAPS, Psychedelic peer support and harm reduction, psychedelic best practices and how to use psychedelics responsibly, consciously and mindfully, how to make the most out of a festival using psychedelics responsibly.

"I don't want to compare myself to anybody else or judge their path as if they're successful. I am proud of myself."

  continue reading

248 episodios

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