Aug. 29, 2022

035 - David O'Connor on MDMA Assisted Therapy

035 - David O'Connor on MDMA Assisted Therapy

David has a razor sharp mind and a powerful story to share. We warm things up by discussing his early life experience as a professional poker player and I attempt to draw some correlations between success in the game and a background of trauma. David...


David has a razor sharp mind and a powerful story to share. We warm things up by discussing his early life experience as a professional poker player and I attempt to draw some correlations between success in the game and a background of trauma. David convinces me that ultimately poker is about having a sound strategy and sticking to it over the longterm.
 
After this introduction we dig into the primary focus of the episode which is David's experience with MDMA assisted therapy and how he handled the discovery of a deep pattern of childhood sexual abuse. Despite the difficult nature of such a personal topic David does a tremendous job of opening his heart and sharing the story of his journey of transcending the shame and challenges associated with it.
 
While the discussion of his traumatic experience is a major focus this story is about much more than the past. David is bringing his story and that of others to the world with the intention of helping anyone who is suffering to find the healing they seek. He is doing this through his candor talking with me in this episode, but more importantly through his new podcast T is for Trauma, which you can find on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Youtube, and all major podcasting platforms.