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Join me as I sit down with Mr John Harrison for a fascinating and heartfelt chat. John has an amazing personal story, and is incredibly well researched on the use of Ibogaine in treatment for opiate addiction. We discuss some of the neuro chemical mechanisms behind this treatment, and delve even deeper into John's approach of working with the whole human.
John's approach in treatment is one near and dear to my own heart and work, as he emphasizes the need for a collage of methods that work specifically for the individual. From meditation, to hiking, to developing personal power--John is a skilled practitioner with a multi faceted approach in saving lives.
I very much enjoyed our talk and getting to meet John in person. If you are a San Diego local like me, you can meet him yourself at his weekly meditation group with the Blue Dragon Zen Community!
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Links and info for John:
As featured on Tangentially Speaking podcast with Dr Chris Ryan: https://chrisryanphd.com/378-john-harrison-therapist-former-fugitive-from-injustice/
Zen Blue Dragon Meditation Group: Wednesday 7pm 9025 Balboa Ave
Contact John: firstname.lastname@example.org
More about John:
John has enjoyed much of his time on the planet exploring both the inner and outer landscapes. A therapist with a practice based in San Diego specializing in Addiction Treatment and Personal Transformation, John was Principal Investigator for MAPS’ (Multidisciplinary Assn. for Psychedelic Studies) pilot study investigating the efficacy of the plant medicine ibogaine in the treatment of opiate addiction. John studied and was trained in Clinical Psychology at the California Institute for Integral Studies, and was formerly a resident at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, Ca. A Zen Buddhist practitioner for over 30 years, John is the founder of Blue Dragon Zen Community in San Diego. An avid hiker and high altitude mountaineer, John is also a connoisseur of amazing and breath-giving sunsets!
John Harrison has presented his research, both field and clinical, at over 35 international conferences and symposia, including Horizon's conference in NYC , Breaking Convention in London , the International Ibogaine Conferences in Durban, South Africa, Vancouver, Canada , and Tepoztlan, Mexico among so many others One of the earliest proponents of the importance of the integration process post psychedelic journey , John has long been a strong advocate for working with his patients as collaborators mutually engaged in discovery and deep respect resulting ultimately in their empowerment to go forward on their own journey toward wellness.