In this eye-opening episode, Jason Natoli, JD, LMFT, and founder of the Queer Medicine Community, tells us about his amazing chapter within the book, Queering Psychedelics entitled, “How Psychedelics Can Guide the Transformative Journey of Polyamory”. He discusses how psychedelics can help with three primary struggles within polyamory: shame, past trauma, and difficulty transcending labels. Then, he explains that, based on his research, people who seek out monogamy or non-monogamy, do so to either 1) avoid discomfort and satisfy desires or 2) pursue a transformative journey. And according to Justin, “For those of us who walk the transformative path of polyamory, the Universe itself is our soul mate.” In this episode, he unpacks what he means by that along with reading to us his Queer Creation story that is so magical that it’s a wonder that we have gone this long without it. And so, we hope you join us for this delightful episode, as once again, we dare to open deeply.
Justin Caleb Natoli, JD, LMFT (He/She/They) is a psychotherapist, Hakomi practitioner, retreat facilitator, and founder of the Queer Medicine Community. In their private practice in Los Angeles, Justin specializes in Depth and somatic psychotherapies, trauma, addiction, psychedelic integration, and working within kink, poly, and LGBTQIA+ communities. Outside of clinical work, Justin’s mission is to spread Queer medicine through writing, speaking, and facilitating workshops and other gatherings. They serve on the Chacruna Institute’s Women, Gender Diversity, and Sexual Minorities Working Group and contributed to Chacruna’s latest book, “Queering Psychedelics.” Justin received a JD with honors from the UCLA School of Law and a Master’s in Depth psychology from the Pacifica Graduate Institute. They received a certificate in psychedelic therapy and research from CIIS and are completing a three-year program in psychedelic and transpersonal therapy through the AWE Foundation.
How to find Justin Natoli:
Websites: JustinNatoli.com and Queermedicine.com
Instagram: TherapyWithJustin and QueerMedicineCommunity
For more info on Justin’s Queer Psychedelic online group every other Friday, email Justin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Hosts:
Sunny Megatron is an award-winning sexuality educator and media personality. She’s the host and executive producer of the Showtime original television series, SEX with Sunny Megatron, plus co-hosts American Sex Podcast and Open Deeply Podcast.
Voted XBIZ 2021 Sexpert of the Year, Kinkly’s Sex Blogging Superhero of 2017, and named one of the 6 most savvy sexologists in North America, Sunny has been featured in Cosmo, Playboy, Buzzfeed, CNN, and more. She is also a contributing editor of XBIZ Premiere Magazine and a regular columnist for Sexual Health Magazine.
In her sell-out sex and kink workshops, Sunny’s unique brand of “edutainment” seamlessly combines her humorous lecturing style, interactive exercises, and the latest sexuality research. Sunny’s passion is helping people become their authentic, sexual selves by learning to overcome shame and shed inhibitions. As a lifestyle BDSM enthusiast, much of her work centers around normalizing alternative sexual practices and ending sexual stigma.
American Sex Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/2HroMhWJnyZbMSsOBKwBnk
TV Show, Sex with Sunny Megatron: https://www.sho.com/sex-with-sunny-megatron/season/1
Kate Loree, LMFT is a sex-positive licensed marriage and family therapist with a specialty in kink, sex worker, LGBTQ and non-monogamous communities. In addition to her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, she is also an art therapist, and has a second Masters in Business Administration (MBA). She has been practicing psychotherapy since 2003 and has additional training in EMDR and the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) for the treatment of trauma, such as sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. Her first book on compassionate, conscious non-monogamy will be published in April of 2022. She has been featured in Buzzfeed videos, has been a guest on Playboy Radio, and many podcasts such as American Sex, Sex Nerd Sandra, and Sluts and Scholars. She has spoken at universities, such as UCLA, and written for Good Vibrations and Hollywood Magazine. Privately, she has been connected to poly, swing and kink communities since 2003 and understands the hurdles, massive emotional growth, and amazing joy these worlds can provide. Her private practice resides in Encino, CA. For more information, please visit her on the web at KateLoree.com.
Open Deeply podcast is not a replacement for therapy or therapy. Please know this episode has themes of sexual and emotional abuse and neglect. If you catch yourself becoming emotionally overwhelmed by this episode’s content, please get support. Call a friend, therapist, or an emotional support hotline, such as, 800-273-talk (8255).