DARREN LE BARON

Darren Le Baron
Symposium curator

TITLE
Psychedelic Technology Can Heal The Hood.

ABSTRACT
Why are PTSD, depression, anxiety, addictions and other psychological disorders at the forefront of psychedelic discussion and research? Psilocybin along with other psychedelic compounds are currently being trialled and considered as possible solutions due to their therapeutic potential.

Darren will present a thought provocative case study, highlighting ‘hard to reach’ communities that have been impacted by these same challenges, but are also marginalised in this ‘Psychedelic Renaissance’ due to lack of engagement, awareness and access. This presentation will provoke conversations around the latest psychedelic and epigenetic research, and the consideration for bespoke healing facilitation for the African Diaspora. Darren will explore both ancient and modern healing modalities utilising fungi, plants and cultural healing practices that can support you in the here and now.

BIOGRAPHY
Darren Le Baron is an psychedelic educator, researcher and event organizer based in the UK. Known around the world for his Shroomshop Master classes he is keen mushroom cultivator and teacher. He is an Organic Horticulturist and Permaculture tutor who supports schools, businesses and so called hard to reach communities around the world to create holistic and sustainable working systems. Darren is a knowledgeable and dynamic speaker who is passionate about sharing his research and findings on ancient African plant medicines, the history and various applications. Collectively his work aims to inform and empower individuals from diverse backgrounds to cope with social challenges and contribute to community development as well as self-improvement in an innovative, creative, culturally-aware style.