"Help Me Think" Episode 7
August 15, 2023

What Is Ayahuasca and Is It Right For You?

Episode Description

An Interview with Ayahuasqueros, Matt Mormello & Jeanae White

In this installment, we delve into a journey that took my husband and me to Costa Rica for a life-altering Ayahuasca Retreat.

If the term "Ayahuasca" raises eyebrows, fear not – we break it down in this episode for you. This episode features the insights of Ayahuasqueros Matt Mormello and Jeanae White, who provide invaluable insight into the world of Ayahuasca.

Ayahuasca, a potent plant spirit medicine, can induce profound healing and transformation. This psychoactive brew, derived from Amazon rainforest plants, carries deep spiritual and therapeutic effects. The practice of Ayahuasca traces back over two millennia – rooted in Amazonian native traditions – and continues to intrigue scientists and anthropologists. Known as "La Medicina" in the Amazon, Ayahuasca is administered during ceremonial healing rituals led by expert shamans called Ayahuasqueros.

Our personal Ayahuasca experience was truly transformative, revealing personal insights and facilitating emotional healing beyond words.

The therapeutic potential of Ayahuasca is immense. Studies have shown that it can support brain health, increase mindfulness, help with addiction and mood disorders, and improve one's overall well-being and quality of life. This may be why, for Westerners, Ayahuasca is the equivalent of a year's worth of therapy. It's like therapy on steroids, although it is NOT a substitute for therapy. You'll learn why in this episode.

This episode brings to light our encounter with Matt Mormello and Jeanae White, the visionary founders of New Life Ayahuasca in Costa Rica, where our journey took place. Having worked with plant medicine since 2014, Matt and Jeanae boast extensive experience as Ayahuasqueros, having led between 8 to 900 ceremonies and undergone rigorous training with their teacher in Iquitos, Peru. Our discussion navigates a wide array of topics, so rest assured – an accompanying informational sheet in the show notes helps you keep track.

This episode is your gateway to understanding Ayahuasca comprehensively – its profound benefits, potential risks, and crucial considerations. Empower yourself to make an informed decision about whether this healing modality and spiritual practice align with your intentions and needs.

Join us for this enlightening conversation with Ayahuasqueros extraordinaire Matt Mormello and Jeanae White!

Download The Free Informational Sheet

Are you curious about Ayahuasca ceremonies and their transformative potential?

This free informational sheet is designed to provide a high-level understanding of Ayahuasca, its benefits, risks, and considerations, empowering you to decide whether this spiritual and healing practice aligns with your intentions and needs.

Are you curious about Ayahuasca ceremonies and their transformative potential?

This free informational sheet is designed to provide a high-level understanding of Ayahuasca, its benefits, risks, and considerations, empowering you to decide whether this spiritual and healing practice aligns with your intentions and needs.

Sign up for a free online account to download it now. This will give you access to all of my FREE Tools, Resources, and Exclusive Content. If you already have an online account, log in now to download this episode's informational sheet.

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Episode Links

New Life Ayahuasca: https://www.newlifeayahuasca.com

Ayahuasquero, Matt Mormello: https://www.newlifeayahuasca.com/post/matt-hbo-vice-ibogaine

Ayahuasquero, Jeanae White: https://www.newlifeayahuasca.com/post/jeanaes-story

New Life Ayahuasca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/newlifeayahuasca/

New Life Ayahuasca on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewLifeAyahuasca/

Don Ron Wheelock (The Gringo Shaman), Matt & Jeanae's Teacher: https://elpurguero.com/don-ron-wheelock/

The Mind State Podcast: https://www.mindstatepodcast.com/040-matt-mormello-on-ayahuasca-overcoming-addiction-and-finding-peace/

The Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook: The Essential Guide to Ayahuasca Journeying: https://amzn.to/3ORkqed

Dedication

A big shoutout to the amazing souls who were there with us during the retreat – Kelly, Nick, Michael, Alessandra, Christian, Chris & Megan, Dave & Maddy, and Jerry & Charlene. And, of course, Matt & Jeanae's incredible assistants Craig & Lina, who helped make this a life-changing, transformational experience for Brian and me. You guys rock, and we dedicate this episode to all of you.

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