Manage episode 269819324 series 2778043
As Founder and President of the Heroic Hearts Project, Jesse Gould spearheaded the research and acceptance of ayahuasca therapy programs for military veterans. Jesse has raised over $200,000 in scholarships from donors including Dr. Bronner’s, partnered with the world’s leading ayahuasca treatment centers and is researching psychiatric applications with the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Georgia.
His mission is to help military veterans struggling with mental trauma and to spread awareness of the benefits that ayahuasca therapies offer as an alternative treatment to pharmaceuticals. Jesse has spoken globally about the benefits of psychedelics on mental health and he has been recognized as one of the Social Entrepreneurs To Watch For In 2020 by Cause Artist.
In this conversation, we talk about Jesse’s personal experience in the service, his journey into psychedelics, and how he’s been working to bring psychedelic medicine (specifcially ayahuasca) to military veterans.
What You Will Learn:
- How one man went from supporting The War on Drugs to starting an organization dedicated to psychedelic medicine for military veterans
- Learn about the Mission of The Heroic Hearts Project and why supporting the vulnerable population of military veterans is so important
- Hear a few success stories about veterans who have been treated with ayahuasca
- Why the military is still necessary; and why those willing to give up everything for the greatest good deserve to be respected