The Mind Game: Athletes and the Psychedelic Edge
One illicit mushroom cap, LSD microdose, and ayahuasca circle at a time, a growing number of high-performance athletes are turning to psychedelics to boost mental, emotional, and physical health and find the inner wisdom to thrive on the field and in the game of life. As more athletes suffer from crippling neurodegenerative conditions, could these mind-bending compounds be a surprising tool for healing? Could they help athletes prevent inflammation, reduce anxiety, recover from TBIs, access the flow state, and embrace vulnerability in sports dominated by hypermasculinity? Hear from some of the world’s most decorated and paradigm-smashing athletes in a discussion about the promises (and dangers) of psychedelics and why they could be a game changer in sports in years to come.
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