Psychedelic Mental Health for Women

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We highlight inspirational women and their stories about + with psychedelics

The High Guide Podcast features many episodes interviewing and highlighting leading women figures in the psychedelics, movement for mental health and wellness.  

In our activities and things to do while on psychedelics episodes we aim to help you find inspiration for suggested activities while on your trip/journey as well as music playlists and recommendations. 

We also have podcast episodes that explore other psychedelic medicines including ayahuasca, MDMA, DMT, and Kana.  These psychedelics intersect with the broader theme of psychedelic mushrooms. cannabis, and ketamine as interesting medicines for mental health and emotional wellness.

Blog Posts on Leading Women Figures in Psychedelics & Public Policy News

Discover the transformative journey of Stephanie Wang, CEO of KA!, as she shares insights on plant medicine, consciousness, and founding KA!. Explore the impact of Kanna, the essence of KA!’s mission, and Stephanie’s quest for a holistic, empathogenic approach. #PlantMedicine #ConsciousLiving
Host April Pride engages in a conversation with David Drapkin, Director of Education & Training for Psychedelics Today, to review the report titled “The Emerging Psychedelic Workforce” released by Vital, a psychedelic facilitator training program. Gain a better understanding of how individuals trained in psychedelic-assisted therapy are incorporating their skills into various careers, the role of personal experiences in career choices, and the intention to serve diverse communities.
Join Paradigm Media Agency’s co-founders Lior Root and Sophia Trunzo as they unveil the 3 rules of the Paradigm Playbook in this episode. Gain insights into how cannabis and CBD brands are leveraging digital marketing for success. Learn best practices and strategies to digitally promote and market your CBD and cannabis brands.
In the final episode of our series with guest Jennifer Chesak, author of “The Psilocybin Handbook for Women,” delve into the intricacies of sex, consent, and boundaries. Explore sensitive topics in a safe and informative space, addressing sexual abuse in some psychedelic communities and the nuances of consent while in an altered state. Learn effective communication of boundaries before ingesting psilocybin and other mind-altering modalities, emphasizing enthusiastic and ongoing agreement. Discover how increased knowledge about sexual health, consent, and boundaries can boost confidence, decision-making, and relationship fulfillment.
Join host April Pride in a heartfelt conversation with guest Jennifer Chesak, author of “The Psilocybin Handbook for Women,” as they explore motherhood and psilocybin. Gain a raw and authentic perspective on the highs and lows of motherhood. Dive into discussions about consent in intimate relationships, effective communication, personal boundaries, and their impact on well-being. Learn valuable insights for navigating challenging discussions around sex, consent, and boundaries with partners, ultimately fostering growth and understanding.
In this enlightening conversation with guest Jennifer Chesak, author of “The Psilocybin Handbook for Women,” delve into the world of psilocybin for women’s health and well-being. Explore the potential influence of cannabis and psilocybin on various hormonal systems, including the endocrine and reproductive systems. Uncover their role in addressing menstrual discomfort, hormonal imbalances, and aging, backed by the latest evidence-based research. Gain insights into women’s hormonal health relative to cannabis and psilocybin, distinguishing between scientific knowledge and speculation.
Host April Pride engages in a thought-provoking discussion with Steve Rolles, Senior Policy Analyst for Transform Drug Policy, recorded at the MAPS Psychedelic Conference. Gain unparalleled insights into the global policies that Steve has helped shape over 20+ years. Explore the significance of clearly labeled unit dosage, the potential speed of psilocybin regulations changing, the prevalence of recreational psychedelic use, and real-world case studies on the societal impact of legal magic mushrooms.
Join us as we report from the MAPS Psychedelic Science 2023 conference in Denver. Natasha Lannard and Susan Robb share valuable insights from the largest psychedelics conference ever held globally. Explore the latest scientific and medical updates in psychedelic medicine presented by researchers. Gain knowledge about key organizations that have been safely supporting psychonauts for decades and uncover the potency of the magic mushroom strain Enigma.
Explore the Liberty Cap, referred to as “the world’s most widespread psilocybin mushroom.” These mushrooms have been identified in 18 different countries globally. Learn about their long, thin stems, golden, pointed caps, and their status as one of the most familiar psychoactive mushrooms. Gain insights into questions such as how many liberty caps you need, how many grams are appropriate for beginners, and tips on identifying Liberty Caps.
Explore the creative process behind JOURNEY #1 with Tom Butcher, co-founder of Patchwerks. Discover host April Pride’s chosen psychedelic, insights on dosage, and the audio composer behind The High Guide’s inaugural Psyched Audio episode.

Activities for your psychedelic trip & how to's

Delve into the crucial elements of preparing for a psychedelic experience, focusing on the importance of the Setting in this insightful episode. Learn how to set intentions for a meaningful and safe psychedelic journey. Discover techniques for curating an optimal environment that ensures comfort and safety during the experience. Explore the significance of mindset and emotional state when preparing for a psychedelic journey and how the setting can enhance the overall experience.
Explore Tim Held’s third psychedelic audio journey, entirely composed on a modular synthesizer. Dive into the experience of winding down from a psychedelic trip, using music as a soft landing to reconnect with yourself post-trip. Embrace the emotions that come with the come-down phase.
In JOURNEY #3 of Psyched Audio, explore how psychedelic experiences can enhance your decision-making skills. Composed by Andy Reichel, this journey focuses on trusting your gut, even when not under the influence, and delves into the significance of the color orange.
Meet Tim Held, the composer behind the audio for two best friends’ psilocybin journey. Learn about using psychedelics to spark playfulness, tripping with friends and family, and the experiences of two 20-something roommates on their first trip.
Join JOURNEY #2 as it taps into the fun and optimism of your inner child. Explore the playful intention of this audio experience designed for tripping with friends, and how your choice of companions shapes your psychedelic journey.
Dive into the world of “Psyched Audio,” a series designed for a heightened psychedelic experience. Learn how audio can guide your trip, invite curiosity, ensure safety, and embrace the wandering mind.
Continue your preparation for a psychedelic journey with part two of our 10 tips countdown. Explore the transformative power of natural gifts, the health benefits of psychedelics, and their role in addressing anxiety and past trauma for a more peaceful and present life.
Get ready for a psychedelic journey with the first part of our 10 tips countdown. Discover the natural gifts that enhance your connection to yourself and the world, the positive effects of psychedelics on health and happiness, and their potential to address past trauma for a peaceful present.
Explore the Cali Sober lifestyle by diving into psilocybin dosing. Learn how microdosing and dosing with psychedelics can help reduce alcohol intake, get pro tips on dosing psilocybin mushrooms, and understand the importance of set and setting for a positive psychedelic experience.
Delve into the concept of “Cali Sober” and how cannabis and plant medicine can redefine your relationship with sobriety. Discover the origin of the term, ways to reduce alcohol intake with plant medicine, modern definitions of sobriety, and why more women are adopting this lifestyle.

Psychedelic Therapy

The High Guide Podcast episodes on the latest in psychedelic therapy and mental health practices.

Embark on a transformative journey into the groundbreaking realm of using psychedelics to heal trauma in this episode. Explore the ancient origins of psychedelics for trauma healing, backed by groundbreaking studies and brain science. Hear personal accounts from individuals who have experienced profound healing through psychedelic therapy. Uncover the potential of these powerful substances to address and heal deep-rooted trauma.
We discuss the role of integration work in reinforcing the neuroplasticity of ketamine, emphasizing its significance for effective psychedelic-assisted therapy and offering insights into best practices for post-treatment integration.
Dr. Bridget Carnahan, Medical Director of Field Trip Health Seattle ketamine clinic, shares her unique journey in psychedelic medicine. Discover how altered states of consciousness can empower women to build lives of beauty, address the fear of losing control during a trip, and explore the potential of psychedelics for women.
Dive into a replay of Field Tripping Episode #24, titled “The Hippies Were Right,” featuring host Ronan Levy, Dr. Julie Holland, MD, and Field Trip Ha’s Chief Psychologist Dr. Dominique Morisano. Explore the integration of biology, spirituality, and emotions in psychiatry, the stigmatization of the ‘soul’ in medicine, psychedelics’ potential to promote dishabituation, and the current psychedelic renaissance.
Join LA-based videographer Maria Prieto as she shares her psychedelic journey and explores the symbolism that unfolded during her altered state. High Guide Natasha Lannerd assists Maria in deciphering the meaning behind colors, shapes, and cultural references, enhancing our understanding of psychedelic experiences.
This episode addresses sensitive topics such as sexual trauma and grief associated with pregnancy loss. Explore how psychedelic integration therapy can help heal trauma held in the body, manage PTSD, and provide healing for unexplained infertility and miscarriage. Natasha Lannerd serves as your High Guide in this episode.
Discover the importance of cultivating the witness in an altered state of consciousness. Learn how to replace judgment and shame with curiosity and compassion during your psychedelic journey. Natasha Lannerd, a breathwork facilitator, guides you along with Sister Trippers.
Delve into the concept of “Set & Setting” for your psychedelic experience. Learn how your physical environment, the presence of others, and creature comforts can profoundly impact your journey. Natasha Lannerd serves as your High Guide in this exploration.
Explore the significance of having a growth mindset for your psychedelic journey. Join breathwork facilitator Natasha Lannerd as she guides you through mental training, intention setting, and preparation for a transformative psychedelic experience.
Natasha Lannerd, Director of Business Development for 1906 cannabis edibles, shares her insights into psychedelic integration therapy with magic medicinal mushrooms. Learn how facilitators help individuals access their inner healer and wisdom for transformation.
Explore the concept of ego death, a temporary loss of attachment to one’s sense of self. Understand its significance in Jungian psychology, transformation, and enlightenment. Join Natasha Lannerd, a certified breathwork facilitator and psychedelic guide, on this journey.
Dive into the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) with Dr. Janice Knox and explore its vital role in human physiology. Learn about successful case studies of cancer treatment with cannabis therapy, the antiemetic properties of cannabis, and how the ECS maintains harmony within the body.
Explore the intersection of ADHD and cannabis, CBD, and psilocybin in this enlightening episode. Host April Pride shares her experience as an adult with ADHD, and guests discuss how cannabis and psychedelics are being used to manage ADHD symptoms. Discover the benefits of CBD and the challenges THC may pose for those with ADHD.

Other Psychedelics: Ayahuasca, LSD, DMT, and MDMA

The High Guide Podcast episodes on other psychedelics including ayahuasca, LSD, DMT, and MDMA and Kana.

Dive into the world of psychedelic experiences as Natasha Lannerd of iconic edibles brand 1906 shares recent encounters with vaping DMT, a psychoactive molecule also found in ayahuasca. Explore the key to a profound journey: deep breathing to reach the ultimate BLAST OFF!
Explore the world of kanna, nature’s ancient “love drug,” in this episode featuring Stephanie Wang, CEO and founder of KA!. Learn about KA!’s 30-Day Kanna Microdose “Journey Into the Heart” group experience, centered around the transformational power of daily kanna with facilitation and activations. Discover the benefits of kanna, its potential to combat isolation, and how it’s being used for improved focus, creativity, and patience. Use code HIGHGUIDE for a 10% discount on KA!’s products.
Curious about the effects of LSD? Join us on a captivating journey as we explore the mind-altering revelations brought forth by this iconic psychedelic substance. Delve into the intricacies of LSD’s effects, from heightened perception to profound introspection. Learn about its physical effects, interactions with the brain, duration of effects, and the profound experiences it can induce.
Embark on a profound journey into the enigmatic realms of Ayahuasca vs. DMT, two powerful and transformative psychedelic substances. Dive deep into the differences and similarities between these mystical gateways, shedding light on their unique paths to expanded consciousness. Discover their historical roots, cultural practices, chemical structures, and personal stories of individuals who have undergone Ayahuasca ceremonies or DMT trips. Explore the significance of integration after a psychedelic experience.
Explore DMT, short for dimethyltryptamine, one of the most potent psychedelics known. Learn about its short duration, its role in ayahuasca ceremonies, and the profound experiences it offers, including distortions of time and space and communication with otherworldly beings.
Dive into the differences between acid and LSD, and understand the drug effects of both substances. Explore the role LSD may have played in famous incidents of infamous madness.
Discover the highs and lows of MDMA, the love drug that elevates mood and induces empathy and compassion. Explore whether snorting molly is possible and gain insights into the world of ecstasy.

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