Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Series: Ibogaine, PTSD, TBI and Trauma with Talia Eisenberg | POP 992

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Are you looking for novel treatments for addiction? How can Ibogaine promote mental and physical health? What is the current state of Ibogaine research?

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok interviews Talia Eisenberg about Ibogaine, PTSD, TBI, and Trauma.

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Meet Talia Eisenberg

A photo of Talia Eisenberg, MBA, is captured. She is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder of Beond Ibogaine, a San Francisco- and Mexico-based company providing safe and effective psychedelic-assisted ibogaine treatment for those suffering from trauma and addiction. Talia is featured on the Practice of the Practice, a therapist podcast.

Talia Eisenberg, MBA, is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder of Beond Ibogaine, a San Francisco- and Mexico-based company providing safe and effective psychedelic-assisted ibogaine treatment for those suffering from trauma and addiction. This powerful plant medicine has been a part of her recovery from trauma and addiction. Her mission is to directly impact and help thousands of people heal from trauma and addiction and go on to lead meaningful and purpose-driven lives. Talia is a person in long-term recovery from harmful mind-altering drugs and substances. Her passion for supporting others in healing through Ibogaine is personal, as it was the treatment that catalyzed her recovery in 2010.

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In this Podcast

  • What is Ibogaine?
  • Talia’s Experience with Ibogaine
  • Ibogaine in Research
  • Talia’s advice to private practitioners

What is Ibogaine?

Ibogaine is a rare psychedelic which has only recently received more attention. It is derived from Iboga, a root found in Central Africa. 

Traditionally, it was employed in shamanic rituals, however, it’s been used in the West since the 70s when it was discovered to have anti-addictive properties. 

Since then, it has been used in several scientific studies about treating addiction, PTSD, and TBI. 

It’s been very helpful for addiction and as of late, it’s been used more for… PTSD, TBI and then you have people who are just coming for optimization and spiritual experiences. – Talia Eisenberg

Talia’s Experience with Ibogaine

Talia was in her early 20s when she went in for a routine dental procedure and was prescribed opiates, which she subsequently became addicted to. 

While she didn’t know it, at the time she was suffering from intergenerational trauma and anxiety. After her procedure, she relied on Vicodin to treat her trauma. 

Although her parents supported her by placing her in several rehabilitative centers, Talia’s body had developed a physiological dependence on opiates – which would cause her to relapse. 

One day she ran into a friend who mentioned that he had used Ibogaine to treat addiction.  

[He said], “Just go, do it, and the desire, the cravings will be released and you… won’t want to use it anymore. But more interestingly, it will help treat some of the underlying causes and you might have more insight into why you’re doing this and how to change your life.”  – Talia Eisenberg

Talia flew to Mexico and had a profound rehabilitative and revelatory experience. It allowed her to redress her trauma, and to realize her life’s purpose. 

So I haven’t touched an opiate or even alcohol or stimulants since then. And that was almost 15 years ago.” – Talia Eisenberg

Ibogaine in Research

A recent Stanford study followed 30 special operatives through Ibogaine treatments. The research results showed a reduction in depression, PTSD, TBI, and suicidal tendencies. 

Future write-ups related to the study also showed a significant causal relationship between Ibogaine and neurogenesis. Ibogaine was shown to stimulate the brain protein associated with joy and courage. 

And these Stanford Researchers who don’t use psychedelics themselves… it broke their calculators. They couldn’t believe how positive the outcomes were.’ – Talia Eisenberg

In addition, there is evidence that Ibogaine reverses the brain age every time one takes it. 

Nonetheless, Talia believes that more research needs to be done into Ibogaine. 

I think more research is necessary, and that’s happening. We’re even doing research with a few universities in the US.  – Talia Eisenberg

Talia’s advice to private practitioners 

This is a profound tool for people who are ready and willing to do the work.”  – Talia Eisenberg

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