30 - Healing War Trauma in Veterans: Jared Rinehart's Story of Ayahuasca and the Heroic Hearts Project

In today’s episode, we explore the extraordinary journey of Jared Rinehart, a former Marine infantry sergeant and civilian private contractor, who encountered healing and profound transformation through Ayahuasca. Jared's narrative unfolds his struggles and eventual conquering of anxiety, anger, and substance abuse post-service, and how he found community and purpose through his work at the Heroic Hearts Project. A deep-dive into the nonprofit's mission takes us through its work in facilitating access to plant medicine and traditional healing methods for the often underserved and forgotten Veteran population. Further, we articulate the unique therapeutic benefits of Ayahuasca, and the critical elements of preparation, integration, and continued support to ensure success. Finally, we discuss the future aspirations of the Heroic Hearts Project, the impact of their work on veterans, and the potential challenges and promise of introducing psychedelics and traditional healing into mainstream society. This episode offers a potent perspective on plant medicine's transformative power for veterans. To learn more about the incredible work being done by  Heroic Hearts Project, and how to support this wonderful organization, refer to the show notes.

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Jared Rinehart  |@hearoicheartsproject | |

Mariah Gannessa | @mariahgannessa

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