Humans are hardwired to think, act, and behave in survival mode most of the time—and this mindset has been made worse by social media-fueled polarization, tribalism, and disconnection from others and self.
Because of this, we’ve seen record-breaking highs in anxiety and depression, and modern medicine’s solutions have not stacked up. Psychedelics could be one potential solution for true healing by opening up the gateway beyond our physical world and into the mystical world—the bigger picture of our existence.
This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Ellen Vora to talk about the power of psychedelics in healing from traumatic experiences and unlocking deeper meaning and purpose in life. For the right person, psychedelics can provide a sense of peace and hope that helps heal our inner wounds and allows us to live with more freedom and less judgment.
Dhru and Ellen talk about the difference between psychedelics and antidepressants and why psychedelics may be a safer option for long-term relief by getting to the actual root cause of the pain. They also discuss how race and culture play into our beliefs about humans and why everyone deserves a seat at the table to feel loved and accepted as they are.
Dr. Ellen Vora is a board-certified psychiatrist, acupuncturist, yoga teacher, and author of The Anatomy of Anxiety. Dr. Vora received her BA from Yale University and her MD from Columbia University. She takes a Functional Medicine approach to mental health, considering the whole person and addressing imbalance at the root. Today, Dhru and Dr. Vora’s conversation is about how psychedelics can support radical healing for some people and be part of their evolution of healing from trauma, loss, PTSD, and even fear of death.
In this episode, Dr. Ellen Vora talks about her journey of exploring the world of psychedelics, specifically ayahuasca and psilocybin, and what those experiences were like for her. If you’ve been curious about the topic of psychedelics, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn more, even if you don’t have any plans to experience them firsthand.
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For more on Dr. Ellen Vora, follow her on Instagram @ellenvoramd, Facebook @ellenvoramd, YouTube @ellenvoramd, or through her website, ellenvora.com.
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