I just discovered and have been binge watching Goop Lab on Netflix. I am very open minded to what Gwyneth Paltrow refers to in the opening of each episode as "Laddering up to one thing which is optimization of self. We're here one time, one life, how can we milk the shit out of this." I am all in! Elise Loehnen, Chief Content Officer at Goop explains, the "At Goop, what we try to do is be open minded and explore ideas that may seem out there or too scary so that people can have access to the information and make up their own minds."
Episode One, The Healing Trip is an inspiring look into MAPS - Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies and the application of psychedelics as a healing modality. Carefulling managing dosage, expectation and setting, together with the appropriate guides can lead to an extremely cathartic and healing experience. I am very interested in this concept of utilizing medicine as a tool in a guided environment. Stay tuned, I have reached out to Will Siu, MD DPhil who is the psychiatrist interviewed in the episode. I will report back.
Episode Five, The Energy Experience is a fascinating look at energy healing with Dr. John Amaral. John uses energy body work together with being a chiropractic doctor. "You have energy that is bound up in the muscles, ligaments, spine, fascia and organs when you are under stress. I influence how energy is moving so your body can heal faster, your physical being, your emotional being, your mind, your soul." As a Reiki healer, this episode had me spellbound. Energy healing, including Reiki has roots in physics and the law of entrainment which states that when two different frequencies are in the presence of one another, they will always come into resonance with each other; the lower frequency moving up to meet the higher one. If you are feeling skeptical, think women and period synching as an example. Energy work, the release and alignment of energy and frequency is both emotional and physical. This episode is a must see if you have any interest in energy healing. I am on the waitlist for John's 7-day Challenge as well as a private appointment and will report back on this too!
Have you watched this series? I cannot get enough of it!!