Tuesday, May 21, 2024

PEX#16 – Jakobien van der Weijden – The Potentials and Challenges of Microdosing


In this week’s podcast Tim Cools speaks with Jakobien van der Weijden, psychedelic guide, microdosing educator & coach and co-founder of the Microdosing Institute, about the potentials and challenges of microdosing and discovering how to integrate it into our lives.

  • Jakobien’s Background
  • Promoting both academic science and citizen science in the psychedelics and microdosing domain
  • Why people chose to microdose
  • Tips for improving the microdosing experience
  • Microdosing alone is not a magical cure
  • Combining microdosing with other healing practices
  • Challenges in developing scientific aspects of microdosing
  • Understanding the role of the placebo effect
  • Microdosing and macrodosing
  • Evolving health paradigms through research
  • Fostering communities for sharing and learning about the psychedelic experience
  • World Microdosing Day

About Jakobien van der Weijden

Jakobien van der Weijden is a Certified Holistic Coach, psychedelic guide, and microdosing educator & coach. She has been in service of the psychedelic renaissance since 2003; thoroughly studying entheogenic plants, promoting psychedelic research, and studying the many modalities that support safe and effective psychedelic therapy. She has been attending plant medicine ceremonies from different traditions since 2008 and continues to deepen her understanding of psychedelics and the human psyche ever since.

In previous roles at organizations such as OPEN Foundation, Psychedelic Society of the Netherlands, Synthesis Institute, and now at the International Microdosing Association, she developed close relations with scientists, therapists, and knowledgeable facilitators across the planet.


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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