Jun 22, 2021 • 1HR 22M

Françoise Bourzat - Mind, Body, Health, and Politics

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This morning I am honored to continue my series of "Confessions of the Psychedelic Elders" with Françoise Bourzat.

Francoise Bourzat holds a MA in Somatic Psychology from New College of California (San Francisco, 1990). She was trained in the Hakomi Method by the Hakomi Institute of California (1991). She is an adjunct faculty in the East West Psychology Program at CIIS. Since 1987, Francoise has apprenticed with shamans and healers in the U.S. and Mexico. In the last 20 years, she has traveled with groups to Mexico, incorporating her counseling practice experience with her knowledge of expanded states of consciousness where she partners with Mazatec healers in Sacred Mushrooms ceremonies.

She also leads workshops in the U.S, France, Lebanon, and Israel, and was recently interviewed on the Tim Ferriss Show – often the first ranked of hundreds of thousands of podcasts – which will be released this week as well.

Of her book, Ferriss writes: “This book is brand-new, but I’m already on my second read. I’ve been waiting a year for it to be published! Françoise is one of the world’s foremost experts in navigating 'expanded states of consciousness,' and she has ~30 years of experience combining indigenous training with modern tools. Highly recommended for anyone interested in this work.”

Francoise joins me to discuss her early experiences with psychedelics, and how she discovered her role as a healer. We will also discuss her monumental book, co-authored with Kristina Hunter, Consciousness Medicine: Indigenous Wisdom, Entheogens, and Expanded States of Consciousness for Healing and Growth.