Rachel Harris, PhD - Ayahuasca and Psychotherapy

Could ayahuasca replace your therapist? Psychologist Rachel Harris, PhD, has 35 years in private practice and is an award winning academic researcher. But the most profound emotional healing of her life came from ayahuasca ceremonies. Rachel talks with Ken about her own healing journey, and how it led to the groundbreaking research presented in her book “Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Anxiety.” 

Rachel was in the 1968 Esalen Institute Residential Program which focused on body work and meditation. From there she went on to become a psychologist and worked in both research and private psychotherapy practice. Rachel received a National Institutes of Health New Investigator's Award, published more than forty scientific studies in peer-reviewed journals, and worked as a psychological consultant to Fortune 500 companies. Rachel lives on an island off the coast of Maine and spends winters in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Find out more about Rachel Harris here: http://www.listeningtoayahuasca.com

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Theme music is “Measure by Measure,” courtesy of DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller (@djspooky), from his album The Secret Song, and interstitial music is “Sunu,” by The Human Experience and Rising Appalachia, from their album “Soul Visions.”