Ray Murphy talks about the effects of trauma stacking & his journey to finding healing from a life of traumatic events. From a violent childhood to numerous deaths of loved ones while base jumping, Ray found traditional therapy methods weren’t working. After the loss of a mentor, it pushed him to fly to Costa Rico and during Ayahuasca retreat he was able to breakthrough his deep seated trauma. Now Ray is advocating for this treatment for veterans and police officers with his organization, Warriors Healing Network.
On today’s episode, Dennis speaks with founder of Warriors Healing Network & HRD Police K9 training, Ray Murphy. Ray is a US Marine veteran 0331 who served with the 1st Battalion 2nd Marines STA platoon during Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm. After the Marines, Ray attended Illinois State University, where he graduated with a BS in Criminal Justice Sciences. He is the owner and founder of Koru K9 Dog Training and HRD Police K9, serving as a trusted advisor and trainer to some of the most elite law enforcement K9 units across the country. The focus of HRD Police K9 is to create intense scenario based training to help save lives on the street. Ray has first hand knowledge with complex PTSD, and the short falls of existing treatment options especially within the VA system. He has personally attended Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica and can speak to the use of Ayahuasca Ceremonies as an effective treatment for PTSD as well as the importance of set and setting when choosing a safe treatment option. Knowing what is expected from our men and women in the military and/or law enforcement, he felt more needs to be done to actually help them deal with the crushing symptoms of PTSD he started Warriors Healing Network to give those in need the opportunity to get back in the fight for their lives. Find out more about Warriors Healing Network here: https://warriorshealingnetwork.org/
Ray Murphy United States Marine Corps Veteran. Ray talked about his experiences and traumas from before, during, and after his military service. We talked about him being homeless, to his BASE jumping experiences, and his Warriors Healing Network. Warriors Healing Network is a registered 501c3 (nonprofit) that helps combat veterans & police officers with PTSD connect with healing psychedelic treatments.
This week’s guest is Ray Murphy, a Marine Veteran who founded the Warriors Healing Network, a nonprofit that helps facilitate psychedelic treatments to combat veterans and police officers who have been diagnosed with PTSD and require financial assistance to get the help they need to fight for their lives.
This week we welcome Ray Murphy, founder of Warriors Healing Network.
The Warriors Healing Network was founded to help facilitate psychedelic treatments to combat veterans and police officers who have been diagnosed with PTSD, and require financial assistance to get the help they need to fight for their lives.
Ray, and his team, are here to support those members of our community who have tried to address symptoms thru various other more traditional modalities with little to no success. They have been where so many are, and understand the frustration of feeling like you have no other options.
Ray describes the healing power of Ayahuasca, and how it changed his life, when all else had failed. He talks about how plant medicine, and Ayahuasca ceremonies in particular, can be very difficult and uncomfortable. Participants will have to step out of their comfort zones and be vulnerable and willing to go “all in” to get the best results.
This means sharing traumatic events with others, sharing space with others trying to heal themselves, and holding themselves accountable to making positive changes.
Ray explains the importance of surrendering to the process, and understanding the medicine alone will not “cure” you of anything. This program is to help those who are willing to do the work to save their own lives.
So shed your preconceived notions of psychedelic medicine, and enjoy this weeks episode.
In this episode, Ray shares about his own personal experience with PTSD as a military veteran, his many failed treatment attempts through traditional healthcare, and finally feeling called to experience ayahuasca for himself, which led to healing his PTSD. We talk about the hardships of being in military and police service, and how the traditional system is leaving people behind, which is why psychedelics are so promising as a treatment for this specific population.
Ray Murphy is a Marine, BASE jumper, Canine trainer and the founder of Warriors Healing Network. We discuss his journey into the military, Operation Desert Storm, his introduction to skydiving, his rescue attempt during a parachuting accident, training warrior dogs, his powerful mental health story, ayahuasca and so much more.