Near-death Experience, Breathwork, and Exploring Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness w/ Kyle Buller – Connecting Minds Podcast Ep08

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Today on Connecting Minds we have Kyle Buller. He is one of the co-founders of Psychedelics Today, alongside Joe Moore. We discuss Kyle’s near-death experience and how it shaped his pursuit of exploring Transpersonal Psychology, Breathwork, and other non-ordinary states of consciousness.

Kyle’s interest in exploring non-ordinary states of consciousness began at the age of 16 when he suffered a traumatic snowboarding accident. After this near-death experience, Kyle’s life changed dramatically. Kyle subsequently earned his B.A. in Transpersonal Psychology from Burlington College, where he focused on studying the healing potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness by exploring shamanism, Reiki, local medicinal plants and plant medicine, Holotropic Breathwork. Kyle has been studying breathwork since October 2010.

Kyle earned his M.S. in clinical mental health counseling with an emphasis in somatic psychology from Prescott College. Kyle’s clinical background in mental health consists of working with at-risk teenagers in crisis and with individuals experiencing an early-episode of psychosis and providing counseling to undergraduate/graduate students in a university setting. Kyle also facilitates Transpersonal Breathwork workshops around the New Jersey area.

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Topics discussed on this episode: 

  • Kyle’s background, his near-death experience (NDE) and how it changed the trajectory of his life.
  • His explorations with non-ordinary states of consciousness.
  • Breathwork and its healing potential.
  • What is Spiritual Emergence?