The Living Force
Nicolas said:As I was perusing Gabor Mate’s videos I ran across some where he talks about the use of ayahuasca to help people see their emotional experiences as a child on their way to healing themselves from stress and addictions. I was pretty surprised to see this and not sure what to make of this but he is pretty level headed about using this plant.
Yes, a key descriptive phrase for this experience is "hold the pain to rewire the brain." (details below)
Here is some more info for interested readers. The speech transcript at the last link is just plain awesome to me!
Dr Mate has been working with ayahuasca: the vine of the souls, found in the amazon and used for generations for its properties that promote healing. He has been using it to help people suffering with addictions heal themselves.
Drinking tea made from the plant can help people hold the pain caused by difficult experiences so that they can work to form new bonds, rewiring their own brains and live more at ease.
Use of the plant in Canada is subject to legal debate that has nothing to do with healing but, it seems, a lot to do with lawyers’ salaries, and bureaucratic international trade negotiations being more important than allowing folks to heal themelves.
Read, watch for yourself – then, if you like, write to your MP : maybe if they drank some ayahusca tea we’d all be able to heal some.
BC Doctor agrees to stop using amazonian plant to treat addictions:
The following is the transcript of Dr. Gabor Mate's speech, "Psychedelics and Unlocking the Unconscious; From Cancer to Addiction," which he delivered at the MAPS conference in Oakland Calif., on April 20, 2013.