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Ep. 20 Psychedelics Today, Near Death Experiences, and Nature Connection w/ Kyle Buller and Co-host Tyler Bryden | ReWildMyBio

My guest today is the wild and wonderful Kyle Buller. He is Co-Founder of Psychedelics Today, an education website that offers a weekly podcast and online courses. At the age of sixteen, Kyle suffered a near-death experience which almost took his life. After this traumatic accident, Kyle’s life changed and he began seeing the world through a new lens. The world and his life did not make sense anymore, nor did the world look the same. This loss of self-pushed Kyle to seek a path of self-discovery and healing. Kyle subsequently earned his B.A. in Transpersonal Psychology from Burlington College, where he focused on studying the healing potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness by exploring shamanism, Reiki, local medicinal plants and plant medicine, Holotropic Breathwork. Kyle has been studying breathwork since October 2010 with Lenny and Elizabeth Gibson of Dreamshadow Transpersonal Breathwork. Kyle earned his M.S. in clinical mental health counseling with an emphasis in somatic psychology. Kyle’s clinical background in mental health consists of working with at-risk teenagers in crisis and with individuals experiencing an early-episode of psychosis and providing counseling to undergraduate/graduate students in a university setting. Kyle also facilitates Transpersonal Breathwork workshops. We discuss these things as well as psychedelics and Nature Connection. See show notes for discount code. Enjoy the show!

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Topics Discussed:
Kyle’s near death experience, integrating near death experience through psychedelic use, Holotropic breath work, risk and vulnerability with discussing psychedelics today, Harm reduction and spiritual emergence, psychedelic experience or psychotic break, how the current psychological paradigm is changing, Defining “altered states/non-ordinary states” of consciousness as holotropic states of consciousness, The history of psychedelics and it’s use in shamanism, psychedelics in the nature vs. clinical setting, nature connection and psychedelics, recognizing the ecological self through nature based psychedelic experiences, synthetic vs. natural substances, 
Psychedelics Today educational courses and podcast, Transpersonal phenomenon or psychopathology, how Kyle uses psychedelics holotropic breath work and other means to find flow state, The idea of space ship earth and how to combine technology and a return to nature.

Psychedelics Today Website:
Book: DMT, The Spirit Molecule by Dr. Rick Strassman
Dr. Stanislav Grof Website
Book: The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche
Boom: The Way of the Shaman by Michael Harner
Documentary: Fantastic Fungi by Paul Stamets
Research Organization: Multi-disciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
Research Organization: Compass Pathways
TEDx Talk: From Egoism to Ecoism Psychedelics and Nature Connection by Dr. Sam Gandy
Study: Increased Nature Relatedness and Decreased Authoritarian Political Views After Psilocybin For Treatment-Resistant Depression First Author Taylor Lyons
Discount code for all Psychedelics Today Online Courses. Use Discount Code: “rewildmybio” at checkout to receive 20% off your course.

Connect with Kyle Buller
Psychedelics Today Website:
Personal Website:
Instagram: @settingsunwellness
Facebook: /kyle.buller1
Twitter: @settingsunwellness

Connect with Psychedelics Today:
Instagram: @psychedelicstoday
Facebook: /psychedelicstoday
Twitter: @psychedelicstoday

Connect with Tyler Bryden 
Instagram: @tyler_bryden LinkedIn: Tyler Bryden Facebook: @iamtylerbryden
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