42 Jack Swain of Mindbloom – Increasing Access to Psychedelic Medicine – Outlier Academy

Jack Swain is Head of Clinical Operations at Mindbloom, a mental health and well-being company focused on psychedelic medicine. In part one of this episode, Jack and Daniel discuss mental health, psychedelic therapy, and scaling a telemedicine company.
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September 8, 2021
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Before joining Mindbloom, Jack Swain was a healthcare consultant at The Chartis Group, where he worked with the Cleveland Clinic and Michigan Medicine.
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“The research around psychedelics is just unreal; the potential of these medicines to completely transform the way that we provide mental health care and help people who really need big changes in their life is really exciting.” – Jack Swain

Jack Swain is Head of Clinical Operations at Mindbloom, a mental health and wellbeing company focused on psychedelic therapy. Before joining Mindbloom, Jack Swain was a healthcare consultant at The Chartis Group, where he worked with the Cleveland Clinic and Michigan Medicine.

To listen to Jack’s bonus interview and learn more about his own habits and routines, click here.


For more, explore the transcript of this episode.


Chapters in Part 1 of this interview:

  • Jack’s background and intro to Mindbloom
  • How healthcare today is broken, and why Jack is hopeful that it will improve
  • What is psychedelic therapy?
  • Why Mindbloom is focused on treating depression and anxiety
  • Progress in the world of psychedelic medicine
  • Examples of successful treatment with Mindbloom
  • Mindblooms treatment model and clinicians
  • Scaling a telemedicine company
  • The history of psychedelic medicine
  • The importance of journaling in mental health therapy
  • The data and research coming from Mindbloom

Links from Part 1

Terminology

Books Recommended by Jack Swain

Learn More About This Topic

Mindbloom’s Blog

Full of articles on the basics of psychedelic therapy, breathwork, journaling, and more, this blog is a great place to start.


The future of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy

This 16-minute TED talk with Rick Doblin is a quick and entertaining intro to how psychedelics are being used with psychotherapy. 


Why Psychedelics, Big in the 1960s, Are Drawing New Interest Now – Bloomberg

This quick summary from Bloomberg gives a basic overview of what psychedelics are and how they’re being used today.


Psychedelic Therapy with Roland Griffiths, PhD

This podcast episode with a professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at Johns Hopkins gives a great intro to the current research in psychedelic medicine.


Psychedelics, by David E. Nichols

For a full scientific deep dive into the world of psychedelic medicine, check out this article published in Pharmacol Review.


Music for Psychedelic Therapy

This new album by Jon Hopkins is released on Nov 12, 2021, but you can get a taste of the tunes with “Sit Around The Fire,” which was inspired by an expedition to Tayos Caves in Ecuador. A collaboration with Ram Dass, the song promises to take on a “new dimension entirely when brought into a psychedelic ceremony.”

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