228: Psychedelics, Dance and Breathing: How Ecstatic Practices Can Improve Your Relationship

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When was the last time you experienced ecstasy? This feeling is fundamental to being human, and yet we don't get it nearly enough — if at all in our lives. You don't have to use psychedelic medicine, although they can be a viable choice, to have an ecstatic experience. Listen to today's show to learn other ways to produce ecstatic experiences, and how they can produce profound impacts on your relationship.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Exploring the mind-body connection through ecstatic dance practices
  • Psychedelic research and it's application to improving relationships
  • Holotropic breathework and how it can produce ecstasy
  • How eastern practices are penetrating western society and how we can benefit from them
  • How to get unstuck when you feel stuck
  • And much more!

Alex Belser, Ph.D., is a Clinical Research Fellow and therapy supervisor at Yale University. At Yale he is a Co-Investigator of two trials exploring psilocybin-treatment for OCD and depression. He also teachers in the master's program in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University. He previously studied at Columbia University, Georgetown University, and Cambridge University.

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