What Is The Anti-Hero’s Journey? - Exclusive Interview With Ben Askins
Ben Askins (PA-C, MDiv) has an eclectic background with degrees in Outdoor Education, Intercultural Studies, Physician Assistant Studies, and Divinity. He has nearly two decades of experience practicing and teaching wilderness, tactical, and expeditionary medicine in the military. In civilian life, he is a Psychiatric Physician Assistant with extensive experience providing ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and a certification with the Multidisciplinary Association on Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) in MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. Ben is a National Outdoor Leadership School alum, a veteran of the Global War on Terrorism, and has completed postgraduate training in Neuropsychiatry and Genomics.
In this episode, we discover the following:
1. What is the anti-hero’s journey?
2. How can we better care for other people’s mental health?
3. The importance of not taking everything so seriously.
4. The power and diversity of storytelling.
With podcast host: Mark Sephton
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