Life is a Ceremony Podcast Ep 15: Replacing Police Brutality with Compassion and Indigenous Wisdom
posted by Cynthia Robinson on October 31st, 2020
Roman Hanis was recently had a hope inspiring interview with psyD students, Rose Dawydiak-Rapagnani and Alan Lamb Ashbaugh, for their project “Envisioning Emergency Mental Health Services (EMHS): How Psychedelic Support Best Practices can Reduce Harm and Increase the Personal Value of Psychotic Experiences”
They discussed how to address police brutality in the US by developing a more appropriate crises response and trauma reconciliation engagement strategies through community support that is based on compassionate indigenous wisdom traditions. We were especially inspired with what came up when what we do at Paititi Institute was placed in the context of our modern society.
Rose Dawydiak-Rapagnani is a 7-year burner and the daughter of two San Francisco police officers. She is pursuing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Rose is fascinated by altered states and is interested in working with psychedelics and depth psychology.
Alan Lamb Ashbaugh is a Zendo volunteer with a passion for destigmatizing psychedelic and psychotic states. He is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Alan’s research interests include ayahuasca-induced psychosis and the use of parts work in psychedelic-assisted therapies.