#12 - Dr. Hannah C. McLane on MDMA Therapy for Marginalized Groups, the Psychedelic Revolution, and Healing Collective Ancestral Trauma

In this episode, I speak with Dr. Hannah C. McLane, founder of the SoundMind Center - a brand new Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy Center in Philadelphia opening in June. Eight of their therapists are part of a select group of professionals training with MAPS to offer MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy as part of their Expanded Access Program. The mission of the center is to create a space, a community and a movement around using psychedelics to heal our bodies, our minds, and our souls.Hannah is a neuroscientist, physician, and psychotherapist. In 2010 she founded the nonprofit SoundMind Project, and currently conducts research at the VA Medical Center in Philadelphia which focuses on cognitive diversity, PTSD, and emerging alternative therapies for mental health issues.We talk about our medical system and how it ignores trauma. We also dive deep into understanding what trauma is and what causes it. We discuss how trauma isn’t caused only by catastrophic events like war, natural disasters, death of the loved ones, etc. but also by everyday interactions we have with the world around us. We discuss how trauma lives in the body and defines much of our behavior. We also talk about Hannah’s vision of the future of the healthcare system and the future of the health in general. Hannah explains in detail the work of SoundMind Center and how it will serve marginalized people who suffer from PTSD and also people with cognitive diversity (such as autism and dyslexia).SoundMind is looking for volunteers to get involved. Whether you have experience in human services, community organizing, blog writing, fundraising, event planning, healthcare, administration, research, or something else, there’s a pretty good chance SoundMind Center could use your help. You can apply here.Read full show description here.Episode LinksSoundMind Center: https://soundmind.center/Donate: https://soundmind.center/donateVolunteer: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf9wswFSsTCf6LAkwc_htZ99H5fATszdesZzzGVE3xauKj-CQ/viewformSoundMind Project: https://soundmindproject.org/Hannah McLane's website: https://www.hannahmclanemd.com/Wills Updates: SoulBloomA new project that I’m working on is called SoulBloom and it’s inspired by this series on psychedelic healing that I’ve been doing with Evolving Earth. I am a musician and I decided to start making music specifically for psychedelic healing. My first track is called Space Strum and it’s on Spotify and SoundCloud. The intention of this music is to provide a safe and intentional container for anybody doing intentional journey work. To really help us go inside, discover unknown realms, discover unknown things about ourselves, and bring home healing and integration.

Om Podcasten

Exploring the future of technology and humanity. Do you ever feel that no-one is having the conversations that matter? The conversations about where we're headed as a planet and as a species? conversations with a global perspective rooted in secular humanism? Evolving Earth is a podcast about our collective future, and how we can create a world where everybody wins. Evolving Earth explores futurism, social impact entrepreneurship, humanism, environmentalism, trauma healing, art, environmentalism, and more. Will Sacks is a social entrepreneur based in Boulder Colorado USA. He previously founded Kindara, a women's health platform that helps millions of women better understand their fertility. Join our community to be immersed in conversations that matter and that shed light on our evolving earth.