- Gerardo’s background
- Taking back our mind with psychedelic mushrooms
- Breathwork and the Wim Hof method
- Breathwork and psilocybin
- Endogenous and Exogenous DMT
- Decriminalization of psilocybin in California
- The world opening up to psychedelics
- Combining Psychedelics, Breathwork, and Philosophy
- The psychedelic experience as (re-)birth, death and energy
About Gerardo Urias
Gerardo Urias grew up in San Diego, California where, at nineteen years old, he had his first psychedelic experience that would alter the course of his life forever. Two months later, Gerardo and his best friend found themselves living and working in the Bavarian Alps in Germany, having the time of their lives, and sparking a lifelong relationship with psychedelics. Over the next twenty five years, Gerardo lived and worked in several locations throughout Europe, Mexico, Central America, and Asia. From restaurant and brewery management in the U.S. to running adventure tours in Central America and a hospitality business in Mexico, Gerardo has had his share of successes and failures.
His recently published book, Taking Back My Mind: My Journey Out of Depression with Psilocybin Mushrooms, details his rise and fall of 2017 when, at the pinnacle of his successes, life delivered Gerardo some tough blows with a divorce, his fathers death, and major health issues. After losing everything and suffering a debilitating depression for ten months, in a matter of hours, psilocybin mushrooms once again put Gerardo back on track, dramatically and quickly altering the course of his life again, which he describes in his memoir.
Gerardo is currently working on his second book, an updated second edition of Taking Back My Mind, as well as a documentary about his life and journey with psychedelics, recently filmed in various locations throughout Mexico.
When Gerardo is in his hometown of San Diego, California, Gerardo teaches stress relief classes incorporating yoga, meditation, breathwork, and ice plunges, all important topics in his book. Gerardo also works as a volunteer for Decriminalize California, helping to gather signatures for the decriminalization of psilocybin mushrooms in 2022 in California. With decriminalization right around the corner, Gerardo is working on opening psychedelic healing retreats in several locations throughout California incorporating the topics covered in Taking Back My Mind. He hopes to start running these healing retreats by the end of 2022.
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Help Gerardo raise awareness by purchasing a copy of Taking Back My Mind: My Journey Out of Depression with Psilocybin Mushrooms.
Author royalties will help fund Gerardo’s current projects, the documentary in the making, psychedelic healing retreats in the works, as well as help fund psychedelic research.
About Tim Cools
Tim is a psychedelic integration specialist and legal psychedelic guide. He facilitates powerful, life-changing experiences for professionals, to help their professional lives come in alignment with personal ambition and values.
Tim is a Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) teacher, a certified coach, and psychedelic advocate, educator and guide.
He is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Tools Of Awareness, a personal development center focussed on combining psychedelics and mindfulness to grow personal and interpersonal awareness though (online) courses and retreats.
Furthermore, he founded Psychedelic Experience, an online non-profit platform for information surrounding psychedelic substances. It’s a community based non-profit organization, created by and for psychedelic and plant medicine communities.
His personal interests are technology, meditation, metaphysical and eastern philosophies, shamanism and the healing power of nature and plants