#3 - Elizabeth Bast (SoulCentro): Ibogaine, Relapse and Relationships

November 30, 2022

Elizabeth Bast, a writer, yoga teacher, Bwiti Initiate, traditionally trained ceremonial iboga facilitator, and the co-founder of SoulCentro in Costa Rica. She has worked with iboga for well over a decade and is the author of Heart Medicine: A True Love Story, a memoir about an experience in healing through iboga.

What’s covered:

  • Elizabeth’s introduction to iboga and supporting her partner through relapse
  • Iboga and relationships: its impact on relationships
  • The role of caregivers and how to support someone in addiction
  • Elizabeth’s relationship with iboga and being initiated with the Bwiti
  • The importance of relationship and community to the use of iboga
  • How one can use iboga to cultivate deeper relationships with the self, others, and the earth
  • What is reciprocity?

Why it’s important:

This heartfelt conversation gets to the root of why community is so important and intrinsic to not just an iboga or ibogaine experience, but any medicine experience. Elizabeth’s work and life experience speak to the value of relationship, and remind us that healing is not an individual pursuit, but something that happens as a collective.

Show notes

About the podcast

Can the psychedelic ibogaine really get to the root of trauma? In Ibogaine Uncovered, author and journalist Amanda Siebert explores the impact of this powerful medicine including what prompts people to seek it out and how their lives are often transformed through the teachings they receive. Guests take an honest look at their healing journey, unpacking their lived experiences with substance use disorder, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and grief. Expert guests also provide listeners with wisdom for their own healing journey. Join Siebert for powerful conversations that highlight the value of preparation, integration, and community in the world of ibogaine healing.

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