My Journey Out of Depression with Psilocybin Mushrooms
This is an excellent book about using natural, alternative therapies for overcoming adversity and treating mental health. A much needed book in today's world! I highly recommend it!
I first connected with Gerardo Urias on the international Wim Hof Method Facebook page. He was interested to see if there was anyone in the group who would be willing to share their story overcoming adversity with the WHM for his upcoming book, so I decided to share this healing journey I have been on for several years now. Mental disorders, in my case bi-polar disorder, carry a heavy stigma in modern society. I want to give hope to people suffering with mental disorders, as well as attempt to reduce the use of such commonly used words as "mental illness" and "disorders" in general.
By incorporating this method into my life, I have been able to break free from isolation, depression, pain, and fears that I have suffered with for over thirty years. Through breathing exercises and cold exposure, I have created space between depression and mania, and that space has given me the time to find myself. Exterior triggers and negativity have no permanent hold over me anymore because I am more in control of my emotions. Step by step, in collaboration with my doctors, I have removed almost all of the medication I have been dependent on for most of my life. I am learning to become my own healer by being more open and conscious in life; looking less for outside help, and rather trusting myself more.
~ Andreas ~ Wim Hof Method Instructor
I witnessed my negative thoughts and how these were keeping me down. I can change it now. This feels like oxygen for the soul. I can breathe again.
An incredible book about treating mental health with psychedelics, breath work, meditation, yoga, and philosophy!
I laughed so much I will forever be reminded not to take life so seriously.
I felt I was loved and I am here to love in return.
This book teaches you how to overcome adversity and treat mental health with psilocybin mushrooms and other psychedelics as well as yoga, meditation, breath work, and philosophy. An all in one guide to a healthy, happy life!
The minute I heard that the Wim Hof Method was a topic in Gerardo Urias' book, I was sold. Since being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 5 years ago, the Wim Hof Method has assisted me immensely. The simple, yet profound aspect of deep deliberate breaths, in combination with cold exposure has eradicated my pains, and has been an absolute game changer.
This book has really changed my thought process and made me want to change my life. The authors descriptions and use of words brought my wife to tears. As someone who has struggled with depression in the past, I believe it will help a lot of people with depression! Thank you so much for writing this book!
Everything you see happening is the consequence of that which you are.
~ David R. Hawkins
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