Will Siu MD first contributed to The Numinous after appearing on a panel at one of Ruby's Club SÖDA NYC events in fall 2018. Educated at UCLA, Harvard, and Oxford University, Will is at the forefront of research in psychedelic-assisted therapies—and you can read more on his views on this HERE. Will also believes that, due to the breakdown of family and community in modern Western society, we have created the need for mental health professionals. And that by cultivating empathy and learning how to feel ALL our feelings, we each have the potential to become our own healers—which is the message at the heart of this platform! In this episode you will also hear about: -The role of capitalism and toxic masculinity in our current mental healthcare model. -The six core emotional states we need to know how to feel. -How our addictions and disorders are often symptoms of unexamined emotional trauma. -Acting with integrity as key to building trust in a social media world. -Cultivating empathy as an "evocative" therapy. -The role of alcohol and cannabis in suppressing our emotions. -The importance of "psychedelic" states (including REM sleep!) for our overall wellbeing. Will also shares vulnerable insights into his own healing path, along with details of his current projects with psychedelic therapies. You can learn more about Will and his work HERE.