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    Jakobien van der Weijden - Healing with Microdosing (#002)

    In this episode, holistic coach, psychedelic guide and microdosing educator Jakobien van der Weijden shares her wisdom and work with Microdosing. Read the full Show Notes below!

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  • "Your healing is in your own hands. You just need to learn your operating manual."

    - Jakobien van der Weijden

  • Today's Guest


    Jakobien is a holistic coach, psychedelic guide and microdosing educator at Microdosing Institute. She's been professionally active in the psychedelic space for over twenty years in the areas of sales, communications, community, retreat production, ceremony work, coaching and education. In 2017 she co founded Microdosing Institute as a global platform for education, community and research.


    In addition to her work at the Microdosing Institute, Jakobien is also the co-host of the Microdosing Table Talk Podcast. She speaks globally about intentional microdosing as a holistic tool for deep transformation and microdosing 101.


    How to get in touch:

    Website: www.microdosinginstitute.com

    Instagram: @microdosinginstitute

    Podcast: Microdosing Table Talk

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  • Show Notes

    Today’s episode is about microdosing, which involves taking small amounts of psychedelic mushrooms or other natural substances to improve well-being and quality of life. Jakobien van der Weijden, Co-Founder of the Microdosing Institute and Co-Host of the Microdosing Table Talk Podcast, explains that microdosing can help with various conditions and challenges, and aims to bring individuals back into a state of balance and natural order. She emphasizes the importance of understanding one's own operating manual for optimal functioning as a human being.


    Jakobien shares her perspective on healing as a process of returning to one's natural order and navigating the duality and challenges of life and the ongoing paradigm shift towards individuals taking control of their own healing and well-being.


    If you’re looking for a increased energy, focus, motivation, joy, and improved sleep, then you’re going to want to tune in!

    Key Takeaways

    • There is still much research to be done on microdosing, but it is a promising new area of study with the potential to offer significant benefits for many people. 
    • Healing is healing as a process of returning to one's natural order and navigating the duality and challenges of life
    • Microdosing is the practice of taking very small amounts of a psychedelic substance, such as psilocybin mushrooms or LSD, for therapeutic or personal growth purposes.
    • Psychedelics act as non-specific amplifiers that bring up emotions and issues that need addressing. Microdosing is a tool, not a miracle cure, and takes consistent inner work.
    • Microdosing has been shown to have a number of benefits, including increased focus, energy, and motivation, as well as reduced anxiety and depression.
    • Microdosing may also be helpful for treating a variety of conditions, such as cluster headaches, migraines, and addiction.
    • There are many benefits seen from microdosing but it takes an open, patient, and intentional approach. Keeping a journal to track experiences is recommended.
    • Start with a preparation with practically setting yourself up for microdosing and also working with an intention
    • The best way to see the impact of a microdosing (or healing journey) is to keep a journal of what you're noticing - and use this to log what is happening for you physically, psychologically, spiritually, and emotionally.
    • Guidance, community, and sharing stories helps integrate lessons and get more from the experience. Programs like the Microdosing Institute's 6-week course provide education and support.
    • Look into the work of Dr. James Fadiman who has researched microdosing extensively. There are many podcasts, books, and documentaries to learn more about psychedelics.
    • There’s a new wave of psychedelic research and studies that is impacting what we know about this healing medicine and how it can be used to truly help people feel good in their lives.
    • Research shows psychedelics may help regenerate brain cells and help conditions like dementia, ADHD, PTSD, depression, and more. More research is still needed.
    • Consider your intention, do your research, and approach microdosing with curiosity and patience. It can open doors to self-knowledge if used responsibly.
    • There is still much research to be done on microdosing, but it is a promising new area of study with the potential to offer significant benefits for many people.
  • What We Talked About

    • What is Microdosing and how can it help people heal
    • What is important to keep in mind if you want to work with healing plant medicines
    • The challenges people face when embarking on a microdosing journey
    • How to get the most out of your experience, best practices for microdosing
    • What to expect when microdosing
    • Where to learn more about microdosing and the latest research, studies, etc.

    Guest Quotes

    • "We are not broken. We don't need to fix ourselves. We are already whole."
    • "How can I be in my natural order? I think that is the equivalent of healing."
    • "The more generous we can be with this knowledge, the more educated people get and the more lives will improve."
    • "Your healing is in your own hands. You just need to learn your operating manual."
    • "We cannot expect ourselves to do it always right or to constantly be in alignment. We need to go out of alignment so that we feel again, 'Hey, now there's friction.'"
    • "After that outer journey, we realize it's actually a journey within where we continue our learning process and our growth."
    • "It tells you and your system, 'Okay, I wanna go in this direction.' Everything that happens will be in service of that intention."
    • "Our stories are medicines and sharing is also a medicine."
  • Resources to Learn More




    RESOURCES (Related to Psychedelics)

  • Terms & Tools to Dig Deeper

    • 5-HT2A receptors - serotonin receptors in the brain that psychedelics interact with
    • 5-MeO-DMT - a potent psychedelic compound found in certain toad venoms
    • Ayahuasca - an Amazonian plant medicine brew containing DMT
    • Breathwork - breathing exercises and techniques
    • Ceremony - ritualistic supervised use of psychedelics, often guided by a shaman
    • Heroic dose - a large, immersive psychedelic dose (typically 5+ grams of dried mushrooms)
    • Holotropic breathwork - a form of breathwork that can induce altered states
    • Ibogaine - a psychedelic alkaloid used to treat substance addictions
    • Integration - the process of integrating insights from psychedelic experiences into everyday life
    • Intention - setting an intention to guide the psychedelic experience
    • Ketamine - a dissociative psychedelic substance
    • Ketamine clinics - medical clinics offering ketamine for depression/PTSD treatment
    • Microdosing - taking small, sub-perceptual doses of psychedelics like psilocybin or LSD
    • Placebo effect - changes produced by expectations rather than the medicine itself
    • Psilocybin - active compound in magic mushrooms LSD - lysergic acid diethylamide, a classic psychedelic compound
    • Psychedelics - various substances like psilocybin, LSD, DMT that can induce altered states of consciousness
    • Sacred earth medicines - term used to describe plant medicines like psilocybin mushrooms
    • Shadow work - processing and integrating suppressed emotions and unconscious material
    • Smart shops - stores, especially in Amsterdam, that sell legal psychedelics
    • The default mode network - a brain network associated with ego and sense of self that psychedelics quiet
    • Trip sitter - someone who guides and supports someone on a psychedelic journey
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