#7 - Brigit Ritchie: 56 Questions for Ibogaine

February 10, 2023

Brigit is the founder and CEO of We, a learning studio that provides workshops and experiences to help people develop relational mindfulness within their relationships at work. She’s also an intimacy and relationship coach, a mom, and an artist.

What we discuss:

  • what life was like before a recent ibogaine experience at Beond
  • how she struggled to maintain a work-life balance
  • how her relationships with alcohol and tobacco had become problematic without much awareness of how these substances were affecting her
  • how she had hoped that treatment with ibogaine might help her heal from the trauma of experiencing abuse as a child
  • her intense preparation for her experience
  • how she developed a list of not 2 or 3 but 56 questions for ibogaine
  • how her ibogaine experience, which was wildly different than what she expected, could have gone in two very different directions

Why it’s important: Brigit’s story is one that many of us can relate to: how many of us are struggling with burnout, numbing our pain with substances, and sitting with unresolved childhood trauma? There’s a lot to learn from Brigit’s understanding of relationships and intimacy, and from her experience navigating her ibogaine treatment.

Show notes

About the podcast

At our core, all humans are affected by trauma—it’s what we do with that trauma that can reshape our lives. In Root Medicine, author and journalist Amanda Siebert is joined by psychedelic researchers, trauma and addiction specialists, practitioners, patients, and parents as they unpack their understanding of and experiences with ibogaine, a potent drug derived from the West African shrub, iboga. It may be best known for its ability to interrupt opiate addiction, but there’s more to it than that: ibogaine can help us get to the root of our trauma so we can truly heal. As mental healthcare is slowly reshaped by psychedelic medicines, join Siebert for powerful conversations that provide listeners with knowledge for their own healing journey, and practitioners with cutting-edge information on the safe and effective use of ibogaine for trauma and addiction.

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