Jill Sitnick
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Who thought talking about massive trauma could be so much fun?  Today, Jill Sitnick shares her trauma and, more importantly, her passion for MDMA-assisted therapy.  Even without talking to Molly, we loved this show and Jill's mission.  

Who thought talking about massive trauma could be so much fun?  Today, Jill Sitnick shares her trauma and, more importantly, her passion for MDMA-assisted therapy.  Even without talking to Molly, we loved this show and Jill’s mission.


In this conversation, Jill Sitnick shares her journey of healing PTSD with psychedelic MDMA. She discusses her childhood trauma, the need for therapy, and the transformative power of psychedelics. The conversation also explores different approaches to psychedelic journeys and the language and perception surrounding psychedelics. The work of Hopkins Lab in the field of psychedelics is also highlighted. Jill shares her journey with psilocybin therapy and how it helped her heal from childhood trauma. She discusses the use of psilocybin for smoking cessation and the debate on treatment protocols. Jill also talks about the process of integration and the importance of journaling. She explores the concept of forgiveness and how she found freedom from her past through her psychedelic experiences. Finally, Jill discusses her decision to write a book about her journey and the support she received from an editor. In this part of the conversation, Jill Sitnick discusses the growing interest in psychedelics and the emergence of psychedelic hedge funds. She shares personal experiences with psychedelics and explains the risks of serotonin syndrome. The conversation takes a lighthearted turn as they discuss unconventional family traditions and Tom’s ordination as a minister. Jill talks about the process of writing her book and starting a YouTube channel to educate others about psychedelics. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the impact of psychedelics and the importance of psychedelic therapy. The conversation explores various themes related to psychedelics and personal health. It emphasizes the importance of set and setting in psychedelic experiences and the unique and personal nature of these experiences. The conversation also delves into the evolution of mindset and cultural attitudes towards psychedelics, as well as the role of generational differences. It highlights the shift in perception and acceptance of psychedelics and the need for personalized approaches to health. The conversation also touches on the importance of regulation and safety in the psychedelic industry, the dangers of pseudoscience and misinformation, and the power of individualized medicine. It concludes with a discussion on taking responsibility for personal health and the need for due diligence and research.


  • Psychedelic MDMA has shown promise in healing PTSD and trauma.
  • There are different approaches to psychedelic journeys, ranging from traditional ceremonies to designer experiences.
  • The language and perception of psychedelics can be nuanced and specific to those who have experienced their transformative effects.
  • Hopkins Lab is at the forefront of psychedelic research and therapy. Psilocybin therapy has shown promise in helping people quit smoking.
  • Integration and journaling are important aspects of the healing process.
  • Psilocybin therapy can help individuals find forgiveness and freedom from childhood trauma.
  • The debate on treatment protocols highlights the need for individualized approaches.
  • Sharing personal experiences through writing can be a powerful way to inspire and educate others. There is a growing interest in psychedelics, with the emergence of psychedelic hedge funds and increased media coverage.
  • Personal experiences with psychedelics can vary, and it is important to be aware of the risks, such as serotonin syndrome.
  • Unconventional family traditions and rituals can shape one’s upbringing and perspective on life.
  • Writing a book and starting a YouTube channel can be effective ways to educate others about psychedelics and share personal experiences.
  • Psychedelic therapy has the potential to have a profound impact on mental health and well-being. Set and setting are crucial factors in psychedelic experiences.
  • Psychedelic experiences are unique and personal, varying depending on the individual and the context.
  • Generational differences play a role in the perception and acceptance of psychedelics.
  • Personalized approaches to health are important for overall well-being.
  • Regulation and safety are essential in the psychedelic industry.
  • Pseudoscience and misinformation can be harmful in the context of psychedelics.
  • N-of-1 medicine empowers individuals to take control of their health.
  • Due diligence and research are necessary when considering psychedelic experiences.


00:00 Introduction and Origin Story
03:07 Healing PTSD with Psychedelic MDMA
10:07 Discovering the Need for Therapy
14:07 Different Approaches to Psychedelic Journeys
19:07 The Work of Hopkins Lab
20:14 Psilocybin and Smoking Cessation
21:23 Jill’s Journey with Psilocybin
22:14 Integration and Journaling
23:06 Debate on Treatment Protocols
24:03 Healing Childhood Trauma
27:25 Finding Forgiveness
29:02 Reconnecting with Parents
30:10 Integration and Fear
31:04 Second Journey and Staying Awake
35:46 Nightmare and Third Journey
38:40 Freedom from Childhood Trauma
42:14 Writing the Book
44:09 Interest in Psychedelics
45:00 Psychedelic Hedge Funds
46:05 Personal Experiences with Psychedelics
48:25 Serotonin Syndrome
50:23 Unconventional Family Traditions
53:21 Ordained Minister in the Universal Life Church
57:10 Writing the Book and Starting a YouTube Channel
59:32 The Impact of Psychedelics
01:02:16 The Importance of Psychedelic Therapy
01:04:22 The Importance of Set and Setting
01:05:07 The Unique and Personal Nature of Psychedelic Experiences
01:06:08 The Evolution of Mindset and Cultural Attitudes
01:07:34 The Role of Generational Differences
01:09:06 The Shift in Perception and Acceptance
01:10:00 The Importance of Personalized Approaches to Health
01:11:05 The Need for Regulation and Safety in the Psychedelic Industry
01:12:02 The Dangers of Pseudoscience and Misinformation
01:13:06 The Importance of Individualized Medicine
01:14:17 Taking Responsibility for Personal Health
01:15:19 The Power of N-of-1 Medicine
01:16:09 The Need for Due Diligence and Research
01:18:27 Continued Conversation and Future Topics