About the Author
Chris Becker is a scientist and inventor as well as author. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from UC Berkeley and was a postdoctoral associate at MIT in chemistry and physics. He is author on 130 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and 20 U.S. patents. He’s managed laboratories and research groups, and he co-founded two companies. Blending science and spirituality, Chris has practiced Buddhist meditation for many years. Chris is a father and husband, and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Book released July 7, 2020
Healing with Psychedelics
Psychological injuries and trauma suffered during childhood are extremely common. They lead to all sorts of addictive behaviors, as well as anxiety, depression, and debilitating and life-threatening physical maladies. In Healing with Psychedelics Chris writes about how to recognize the often-hidden histories that caused us as children to create a false self, and changed how we operate in this world. He then takes us on his personal healing journey, revealing the details of his own experience and describing the process of psychedelic-assisted sacred-medicine therapy. It is his hope that his example will encourage others to seek and realize profound transformation for themselves.
The essays are rich in first-hand accounts of Chris's spiritual experiences, meditation practices, and healing journey. The poems will sing to your heart and call to your unconscious.
“ This is a book filled with touching and blunt authenticity which makes me trust Chris’s words. This is a book filled with solid and serious research which resounds with clarity and facts. Finally, this is a book filled with poetry which reaches my heart, my own struggle as a human being and my own aspirations as a seeker for health; this makes Chris’s voice trustworthy. ”
- Françoise Bourzat, Woodside, California, author of Consciousness Medicine
" This is a book of intimacy—the shedding of stored trauma and unveiling of the transformative power of love. Chris weaves stories, essays, and poetry into a tapestry of compassion and courage, as he shares his own journey with the healing potential of psychedelics. The teachings are powerful and subtle, direct and lyrical. Chris opens his heart and surrenders to the mystery. "
- Janetti Marotta, Ph.D., author of 50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem and A Fertile Path
"Chris Becker has given us a gift with his story of his personal journey of healing childhood pain and facing his alcohol addiction. Offering the reader an inside look at his experience of using mind-expanding medicine to face his deep-seated feelings of abandonment and loss that led to his addictions years later, highlights how this new treatment approach works. We have needed a new approach to addiction treatment. This is a welcome addition to the recovery literature."
- J. Patrick Gannon, Ph.D., Clinical and Performance Psychologist, San Francisco, California and author of Soul Survivors: A New Beginning for Adults Abused as Children