Just Say Yes: Amber Lyon on Radical Transformation Through Psychedelics
Discussed in this episode:
Ayahuasca as a Cure for Amber Lyon's PTSD, Psilocybin as a Possible Cure for Dennis Trainor Jr.'s 'Anger Issues', Reset.Me, Corruption at CNN, BP Oil Spill, Saving the World Through Self Improvement, DMT, LSD, Indie Media, The Healing Power of Psychedelics
Episode breakdown |
Amber Lyon, a 3 time Emmy Award winning journalist joins me to discuss her radical life and career shift; one she found through the life altering experience using and researching Ayahuasca and other Psychedelics. Lyon states too many of us are carrying around bottled up trauma that manifests itself as anxiety, depression, unhappiness, anger, fear, corruption, greed, or violence. Psychedelic medicines are some of the most profound substances on earth for enabling one to process and purge trauma. Lyon says if we can each heal our wounds at the individual level, we will witness dramatic positive transformations as a whole.
Amber is poised to launch a new website, Reset.me, which
"strives to provide accurate journalism on psychedelics and alternative therapies for depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD, addiction, and other health conditions. We seek to give those who need to hit the 'reset' button in life information for improving mental and physical well-being. Through the aggregation of content and production of independent journalism by experienced reporters, Reset.Me aims to create an open discussion surrounding psychedelics and alternative therapies."
Of all of the subjects we have covered since Acronym TV shifted format, Psychedelics is — by far- the subject I know the least about. For people predisposed to cynicism (and I can be one of them) this subjects covered here can be easily dismissed as having little or no relevance to the myriad global problems brought of by the crisis that is capitalism. However, Amber Lyon's thoughtful and researched presentation are enough to give one pause and reconsider anew the quote attributed to Albert Einstein: "The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking."
About Amber Lyon |
Amber Lyon is a three-time Emmy Award-winning journalist, filmmaker, photographer, and explorer known for her use of submersion journalism, or becoming part of the story, to find the truth.
Lyon is the founder of the news site, www.reset.me and the web show and podcast Reset with Amber Lyon. While a CNN investigative correspondent, Amber was the only reporter to broadcast live while scuba diving in a HAZMAT suit from beneath the BP oil spill to connect viewers with the story. Her reporting contributed to CNN winning a Peabody Award for coverage of the spill. For her CNN documentary, iRevolution: Online Warriors of the Arab Spring, Lyon examined social media's critical role in galvanizing revolutions and exposing human rights abuse in Egypt, Tunisia, and Bahrain.Lyon has reported extensively on domestic child sex trafficking. In 2010, She investigated the sex trafficking of domestic minors on the online classified site, Craigslist. Days after her report aired on CNN, 17 state Attorneys General quoted findings from Lyon's report in a letter to Craigslist demanding the closure of their Adult Services section. Less than a month after the CNN investigation aired, Craigslist shut down their Adult Services section in the U.S. and has since closed the section worldwide. Lyon was honored with a prestigious Gracie Award for women in media and a nominated as a finalist for a Livingston Award for Young Journalists.
Lyon also reported for and co-produced a documentary on child sex trafficking entitled "Selling the Girl Next Door". The hour-long documentary gave viewers a raw view into the disturbing world of underage American girls caught up in the violent sex trade.
Lyon is also the author of the 2013 Amazon bestseller, Peace, Love and Pepper Spray, a historic photographic documentation of protest across the United States
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Dennis Trainor, Jr. is a writer, host and producer. His documentary on the Occupy movement, American Autumn: an Occudoc, garnered critical praise from The New York Times, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and more. He also wrote and directed Legalize Democracy, a documentary short about the Movement To Amend the Constitution.
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