Running an Ethical & Sustainable Psychedelic Healing Practice with Laura Mae Northrup

Laura Mae Northrup: Running an Ethical & Sustainable Psychedelic Healing Practice, Episode 114, The Psychedelic Entrepreneur Podcast

Laura Mae Northrup, MFT is the author of the book Radical Healership: How to Build a Values-Driven Healing Practice in a Profit-Driven World and the creator of the Inside Eyes podcast, an audio series about people using entheogens & psychedelics to heal from sexual trauma. Drawing from her work as a practicing somatic and psychedelic psychotherapist, she consults and speaks internationally on issues related to the treatment of sexual trauma. Her work focuses on defining sexual violence through a spiritual and politicized lens, mentoring healing practitioners in creating a meaningful path, and supporting the spiritual integrity of our collective humanity. You can learn more about Laura and her current projects at

Episode Highlights

  • Insights on the growing field of psychedelic therapy
  • The debate about whether psychedelic therapists should have experienced psychedelics themselves before guiding others
  • The issue of burnout among therapists and facilitators and the link to the pressures of capitalism
  • The role of community and connection in the healing process
  • Passion-driven vs. profit-driven missions
  • The high cost of psychedelic therapy and the potential for larger group therapy sessions to be a financially sustainable solution
  • Laura’s book, Radical Healership, aimed at guiding healers towards sustainable and regenerative practices
  • How Laura is reconfiguring her creative work and focusing on sustainability after experiencing burnout from writing her book
  • Laura’s personal healing journey with intergenerational sexual trauma
  • The need for integrity in training programs and the potential harm that can arise from the wider availability of psychedelics

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▶ Podcast: Inside Eyes

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