Mike Bruns

Exploring Ayahuasca and Plant Medicine for Trauma Recovery

Episode #14: Exploring Ayahuasca and Plant Medicine for Healing Trauma with Mike Bruns

Mike Bruns is an Army veteran and a Trauma Focused Therapist specializing in Amazonian Plant Medicine Therapies, Moral Injury, Combat Trauma, Sexual Trauma, Opioid-Addictions Detoxification, Traumatic Brain Injury, Master Past Life Therapist, Mike has done extensive work with veterans suffering from addiction, PTSD, and TBI.  You can read more about his work on his LinkedIn profile.

In this episode Mike discusses with me the therapeutic potential of Ayahuasca.  He shares his own experiences with plant medicine, his encounters with veterans who have participated in plant medicine ceremonies, and all the preparatory work that goes into a ceremony before the medicinal plant is ever introduced.

We also discuss the individual roles of of the ayahuasca ceremony participants with particular attention given to the leader or spiritual guide.

Mike has been kind enough to offer his email to anyone who would like to reach out to him with any questions about PTSD, ayahuasca, plant medicine, or just wanting someone to talk to.  If you would like to reach Mike, please drop me a message at wellnessforvets.info under the contact tab.

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Author: James Conner , USMC (Ret.)

I am a 20 year United States Marine Corps veteran. I spent 10 years as an infantryman participating in many overseas deployments to include multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Currently living in Ireland, where I am enrolled as a student at the University of Limerick getting my degree in Exercise Science. Certified Fitness Trainer, Sports Nutrition Specialist,  Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach.