Paul Austin joined the podcast for a fascinating discussion about the third wave of psychedelics! He shares how and when the first and second wave ended, and how we can support the third wave to change the future of the psychedelic space. He breaks down everything we need to know about this topic, including the different options for dosing and the importance of integration into our daily lives. He also shares what's currently happening as far as decriminalization and legalization and where he sees the industry going in the next few years.
Paul F. Austin is an entrepreneur, public speaker, and educator. He has founded two companies in the emerging psychedelic space, Third Wave and Synthesis. Within Third Wave, Paul leads his team in building an educational platform to ensure psychedelic substances become responsibly integrated into our cultural framework. Currently, Third Wave offers long-form psychedelic guides, online microdosing programs, and an industry-best network of clinics and retreat providers. In 2018, Paul co-founded Synthesis, and led several high-dose psilocybin truffle retreats over the span of one year. When not leading retreats, Paul headed up branding, marketing, and public relations for Synthesis before stepping back to focus on Third Wave full-time. Because of his pioneering work at the intersection of psychedelic use, personal transformation, and professional success, Paul has been featured in the BBC, Forbes, and Rolling Stone. Paul sees psychedelic use as a skill, one that becomes more refined as we explore the many nuances of these awe-inspiring medicines and molecules. Learning how to hone this skill will be crucial in the story of humanity’s present-future evolution.
0:51 Welcome to the show!
3:10 Paul Austin’s Bio
4:38 Welcome Paul
5:52 His journey to starting Third Wave
8:58 History of the first & second wave
12:08 What will make the third wave successful?
15:00 The Third Wave Practitioner Directory
18:20 Psychedelics as “Non-specific amplifiers”
20:30 The importance of integration
22:35 Using them for neuroplasticity & habit change
23:45 Comparing doses: Micro, mini, museum & macro
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28:49 Different applications for specific dosing
33:09 Avoiding major life decisions & The 4% Rule
35:26 Contraindications for psychedelic use
38:04 Legalization & Decriminalization
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44:14 What’s coming in the future?
48:38 His motivation behind the coaching program
56:27 More on the coaching program
59:50 The next coaching program
1:00:44 His final piece of advice
1:01:29 Thanks for tuning in!
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