Stop, Drop and Roll: Charley Wininger on *Listening to Ecstasy*
My guest on Mind Body Health & Politics is Charley Wininger, LP, LMHC – a licensed psychoanalyst and mental health counselor specializing in relationships and communication skills – about his new book Listening to Ecstasy.
Recognized as “The Love Doctor” by the New York Times, he’s been treating couples and individuals in his Manhattan and Brooklyn offices for 30 years. Although Charley does not use MDMA in his practice, he is open about his own personal, "responsible recreational" usage, and he lays out the guidelines for such use in the book.
Our discussion will focus on the "chemical connection" produced by MDMA, how it can strengthen marriages and relationships, as well its potential for aiding in the process of graceful aging.
Finally, we will revisit the question of how a renewal of psychedelic research and experimentation can alleviate the loss of community in our modern world.