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NAPS Speaker Series: Psychedelics as Religion: Beyond the Medical Model

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A head shot of Dr. Paul Ryder on a poster with event details.We are excited to announce the next speakers of our 2024 Speaker Series: Paul Ryder PhD

Paul Ryder, PhD,  will speak about psychedelics as religion and alternative forms of space holder training. He will speak about psychedelics beyond their medicalization and give some answers to some questions that many of us have been asking. What if I’m not sick? Can I still be in relation to psychedelics?

A founding Minister and is now the full-time Executive Minister for the Congregation for Sacred Practices Paul Ryder, PhD, is a has practiced medicine guiding for the last decade. He is the lead faculty member for the Congregation’s seminary including their four year Training for Ministers in San Francisco, Washington, DC, and Boulder. He also offers medicine sacraments for Congregational members.

Dr. Ryder holds degrees from Harvard (AB physics), Rutgers (MS Developmental and Social Psychology) and Pacifica Graduate Institute (MA and PhD Mythology and Depth Psychology). Before embarking on a healing practice he worked both in corporate settings (Andersen Consulting, Xerox Learning Systems) and universities (Rutgers University, University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University). His approach to deep pattern recognition, principle discovery, learning design, and strategy development has been employed by a wide range of clients, for the federal government (DoD, FBI, CIA, NSA) to New Economy icons such as Tom Peters and Fast Company. A startup veteran and member of the executive team at Ninth House Network, Ryder went on to found three businesses, RevoMetrix, LLC, RNM Global, and Kenneson, LLC.

In 2012, Paul turned his attention to bringing his business and leadership experience into a private coaching and healing practice. He has worked with clients all over the globe employing the deep pattern recognition and principle discovery skills he learned in his corporate and academic work and adding the healing skills of somatic psychotherapy, plant medicine work, and executive coaching.

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April 29
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


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