The Science Of Healing With Psychedelics – with Manesh Girn – Episode 88

Manesh Girn smiles for his podcast appearance on Evolving Man

Dr. Manesh Girn is a postdoctoral neuroscientist and popular science content creator specializing in the neuroscience of psychedelic drugs. He currently works at the University of California, San Francisco, alongside psychedelic research pioneer Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris, where he conducts research on the neural mechanisms underlying the psychedelic experience and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. In addition to his research, Manesh runs a popular digital platform on Instagram and YouTube called “The Psychedelic Scientist”, where he shares the latest findings in psychedelic science in a digestible and easy to understand way. Manesh also serves as the Chief Research Officer at EntheoTech Bioscience, a pioneering Canadian bioscience company focused on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and multidisciplinary mental health solutions.



In this episode, we discuss:

  • Manesh’s journey from head to heart, from bypassing emotions to inhabiting them.
  • Emotion centred, body-focused therapy (beating pillows with weapons.)
  • How Manesh got his start in psychedelic research.
  • How an early psychedelic experience opened Manesh up to different takes on reality.
  • Finding the support to go beyond intellect.
  • The various healing/transformational modalities of:
    • Breathwork
    • Men’s groups
    • Psychedelics
    • Conscious relationship training
  • How different psychedelics affect our brains differently.
  • Neuroplasticity: how psychedelics can help change thought patterns.
  • Psychedelics for those with with trauma and depression.
  • The importance of support in psychedelic journeys
  • Setting down a belief that life is intrinsically unsafe.
  • Learning to recognise people and situations that are safe.
  • Integrating psychedelic experiences for lasting change.
  • The importance of intention before and after a psychedelic journey.
  • Psychedelics as an aid to innovation.
  • Psychedelics for people in positions of power.

Links from this episode:

Manesh’s website

Manesh’s Youtube

Manesh’s Instagram
Arka Brotherhood Men’s Community

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