Psychedelic Humour: Finding Laughter in Strange Places with Oli Genn-Bash

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"The laughter we encounter within psychedelic experiences has the potential to let us step out of our usual confines and reframe situations from a different perspective, which can assist the healing process" - Oli Genn-Bash

Prepare for a journey filled with laughter as we delve into the comedic aspects of psychedelics with Oli Genn-Bash, Head of Mycology at Product Earth and Co-founder of the UKC Psychedelic Society. 

This online talk and Q&A session will delve into the hilarious and amusing encounters that often characterise psychedelic experiences and their healing potential. By focusing on the playful and joyful aspects of the psychedelic experience, Oli will provide something of a counter-narrative to the conventional conversations that surround clinical psychedelic therapy. 

  • Discover how humour and play intertwine with the psychedelic experience, contributing to personal insights and growth.
  • Hear entertaining anecdotes of funny and peculiar moments during psychedelic journeys, from unexpected interactions with nature to whimsical perceptions of reality.
  • Explore the transformative power of laughter in enhancing the psychedelic journey, fostering connection, and promoting mental well-being.

 Let's embark on a journey where laughter is not just a side effect but an essential part of the psychedelic experience, guiding us towards a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

This talk will be recorded, and all ticket-holders will have a copy of the event recording. 

About Oli Genn-Bash

Oli Genn-Bash is co-founder of the University of Kent Canterbury Psychedelics Society, the longest-running student psychedelic society in the UK. Since this time he has collaborated with various figures within the psychedelic space to organise talks in London, Margate, and Brighton. He is also the head of mycology at Product Earth, the UK's largest natural medicines event.  

Oli's postgraduate research has been within the field of politics, philosophy, and mysticism, with a specific focus on stand-up comedy as a practice of resistance and how psychedelic substances have played a role in influencing the work of notable American comedians, such as Bill Hicks and George Carlin. 

Oli is currently focused heavily on his creative output, playing in a psychedelic noise band and collaborating with other musicians in Brighton. He maintains a sense of advocacy for grassroots psychedelic organisations within an ever-growing corporate space.

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