Psychedelics, PTSD, and Navy SEALs

Is PTSD only associated with people who have been in combat?

What if we didn’t have to always believe our brains when they told us we were in danger?

And what can we learn from a Navy SEAL who has been using psychedelics combined with meditation and therapy to make amazing changes in his life?

Jeff Boss is a former Navy SEAL with multiple deployments. He’s been shot numerous times and has survived four parachute malfunctions. But beyond his physical challenges, he left the military without realizing how limited his mental and emotional life had become.

Today we’re going to hear how he pulled himself out of a dark place filled with anxiety and depression to very quickly find lasting strength. He along with many others are having amazing results utilizing a combination of psychedelic compounds, meditation, and therapy.

You can learn more about the specific opportunities related to this treatment at the end of the interview or by checking out the show notes for this episode. Here we go.

In this interview:

  • Why “everyone has PTSD”
  • Resetting the moral compass after combat
  • The cost of repressing emotions
  • “There’s no nobility in war.”
  • Why “What would a warrior do?” is Hollywood bullshit
  • Coming back from war as Jeckyll and Hyde

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After the Show

If you want to find a treatment similar to what we discussed today, Jeff recommends checking out a program called The Mission Within at missionwithin.org. If you want to learn more about the clinical studies that are being done with psychedelics visit MAPS.org. I don’t have any association with either of these organizations so I strongly recommend that you do your homework if you’re looking for treatment. You can learn more about Jeff Boss, his books, and his consulting work by visiting jeff-boss.com.

Click here for Michael Pollan’s book How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

About Jeff Boss

Jeff is a principal and senior advisor at N2 Growth specializing in team advisory services. He uses business experience, academic rigor, and 13 years’ experience as a Navy SEAL to bring a unique perspective to leadership and team development. His top military awards include four bronze stars with valor, two purple hearts, two presidential unit citations, and six combat action ribbons, among others. He’s the author of two books, monthly contributor to Forbes and Entrepreneur, and currently pursuing his doctorate in human and organizational learning.

http://jeff-boss.com
http://missionwithin.org
http://maps.org

Click here for Michael Pollan’s book How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

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