Sunday, July 14, 2024

PEX#1 – Dr. Sandra Dreisbach – Psychedelic Ethics


In this episode, Tim Cools talks with Dr. Sandra Dreisbach, ethics advisor and psychedelic facilitator.

  • Dr. Sandra’s background
  • First encounter with unethical use of psychedelics
  • “Bad trips”
  • Prevent and reduce risks of the use of psychedelics
  • What is integration
  • Guide participant relation
  • Is it ethical for a guide to take (some) of the medicine themselves?
  • Does a guide need to have psychedelic experience themselves?
  • Transparency is key
  • The most common problem with (psychedelic) therapy
  • Abuse in the psychedelic community
  • Doing your own work
  • The ‘psychedelic’ driver license
  • Accountability in the psychedelic community
  • Principles of Bioethics
  • Information and options

About Dr. Sandra Dreisbach

​Sandra is an Ethicist and Psychedelic Ethics specialist with a MA, Phd in Philosophy exploring Ethical Decision Making and Moral Psychology. 

She is an Ethics Advisor active in Psychedelic Integration, Therapy, Education and Advocacy as well as a Psychedelic facilitator.  Sandra also teaches Bioethics at University of California, Santa Cruz for the Biomolecular Engineering and Philosophy Departments, has worked for many years in the tech industry primarily at Apple, and is a Reiki Master in two lineages. 

​Sandra focuses on listening and uplifting the voices and values of the Psychedelic Community especially the disenfranchised with the heart space intention of compassion and love.

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

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