#8 Accountability Partners | Ian McCall & Irena Marin

October 6, 2020
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Ian details how he got interested in martial arts, his experience growing up, and how he found success as an MMA fighter. (2:00)

Ian discusses how he used diet and exercise to help heal his young daughter’s rheumatoid arthritis – along with cannabis oil to control her symptoms. After witnessing her progress, Ian realized how psychedelic substance could help him heal himself. (2:40)

Irena discusses her upbringing in the former Yugoslavia – and recalls her grandmother – who would harvest and use mushrooms for their healing properties. (7:45)

While studying psychology Irena began to have childhood trauma flashbacks and discovered the depth of PTSD, trauma and sexual trauma she was carrying. (9:40)

Irena began to look for answers and found the power of psychedelics to help heal – which changed her view on traditional psychology. (12:40)

Irena realized that the root of her trauma could not be denied: her sexual trauma had pushed her into sexually compulsive behavior – which limited her ability to authentically engage emotionally with relationships. (14:40)

Ian discusses ‘The McCall Method’ (19:20)

The implications of trying to perform and what it means to be the first ‘psychedelic integration coach for high performance athletes’. (28:50)

Ian discuss the importance of positive male figures in his life, including various coaches, and his father. (31:50)

As parents, learning to ‘be here now’ through psychedelics is an example of a simple lesson that can be used for integration. (34:00)



About Ronan

An entrepreneur and a visionary, Ronan is one the founders of Field Trip – with a mission to bring the world to life through psychedelics and psychedelic-enhanced psychotherapy. Concurrent with his work at Field Trip, he is a partner at Grassfed Ventures, a venture capital and advisory firm focused on the cannabis and biotech industries and is Chief Strategy Officer and Member of the Board of Directors for Trait Biosciences Inc., a leading biotech company in the hemp and cannabis industries. Prior to his current roles, Ronan co-founded Canadian Cannabis Clinics and CanvasRx Inc., the latter of which was acquired by Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE: ACB) in 2016, after which he served as Senior Vice President, Business and Corporate Affairs for Aurora. A lawyer by training, Ronan started his career as a corporate lawyer at Blake, Cassels Graydon LLP and Legal Counsel at CTVglobemedia Inc. (now Bell Media Inc.) He holds a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Commerce degree, both from the University of Toronto.