Mind Medicine Australia - Melbourne Screening: Trip of Compassion (incl. Q&A)
B’nai B’rith, Maccabi LIFE, and Mind Medicine Australia are proud to invite you to:
Trip of Compassion – A window into psychedelic-assisted therapies (incl. panel discussion and Q&A)
A collaborative social community event that will entertain, inform and educate.
Be sure to grab your tickets early!
B’nai B’rith, Maccabi LIFE, and Mind Medicine Australia are thrilled to welcome you to an exclusive screening of Trip of Compassion, an acclaimed Israeli documentary on MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Trip of Compassion follows a number of patients participating in clinical trials in Israel and is the first feature documentary to show footage from within psychedelic-assisted therapy sessions.
“I felt like I went through 15 years of psychological therapy in one night.”
– Patient featured in Trip of Compassion
Date: Sunday 28th August 2022
Time: Arrive by 5:00pm for a 5:15pm start – 8:00pm (includes Q&A Panel)
Location: Classic Cinemas, 9 Gordon Street, Elsternwick
Ticket Price: $35 General Admission / $30 Concession
(All funds donated will go towards our mission to make these medicines available and accessible.)
Light refreshments included.
The Classic Food and Drink Bar will also be open for more substantial purchases.
You can watch the preview here:
“Trip of Compassion is the most compelling movie I’ve seen in the last year!”
– Tim Ferriss, acclaimed author and podcaster
Director: Gil Karni,
Producers: Zafrir Kochanovsky & Miri Ezra – ttv Productions
Following the screening, there will be a Q & A panel with Tania de Jong AM, Peter Hunt AM, Dr Eli Kotler, and Marjane Beaugeois. This will be an opportunity to engage in a discussion about psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies for mental illness broadly, and what Mind Medicine Australia and other local organisations are doing here in Australia.
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Mind Medicine Australia does not encourage or facilitate illegal use of psychedelics or plant medicines. MMA focus is focused on clinical and legal use only supported by the emerging science and legislative processes. Mind Medicine Australia reserves the right to record and publish webinars on various social media platforms. You agree that you will not discuss any names, locations or specific details of illegal use of psychedelics both verbally or via any written forms of communication via Mind Medicine Australia social media platforms (for example facebook, instagram and zoom private and public chat forms during the webinar). Breaches of these guidelines may result in not being able to participate in the event. We thank you for support and cooperation on these matters.
Mind Medicine Australia is focused specifically on the clinical application of medicinal psilocybin and medicinal MDMA for certain mental illnesses.
About the Speakers
Tania de Jong AM
LL.B (Hons), GradDipMus
Founder & Executive Director of Mind Medicine Australia
Tania de Jong AM is a trail-blazing Australian soprano, award-winning social entrepreneur, creative innovation catalyst, spiritual journey woman, storyteller and global speaker. Tania is one of Australia’s most successful female entrepreneurs and innovators developing 5 businesses and 4 charities over the past 3 decades. She is Founder and Executive Producer of future-shaping events series, Creative Innovation Global. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in June 2008 and named one of the 100 Women of Influence and the 100 Australian Most Influential Entrepreneurs in 2018.
Peter Hunt AM
Founder & Chair of Mind Medicine Australia
As an investment banker Peter Hunt AM advised local and multi-national companies and governments in Australia for nearly 35 years. He co-founded and was Executive Chairman of one of Australia’s leading investment banking advisory firms, Caliburn Partnership (now called Greenhill Australia) and continued as Chairman of the Firm after its sale to Greenhill Inc in 2009. Peter was a member of the Advisory Panel of ASIC and chaired the Vincent Fairfax Family Office.
Peter is an active philanthropist involved in funding, developing and scaling social sector organisations which seek to create a better and fairer world. He is Chairman of Mind Medicine Australia which he established with his wife, Tania de Jong, in 2018. He founded Women’s Community Shelter in 2011 and remains on the Board. He was previously Chairman of So They Can, Grameen Australia and Grameen Australia Philippines. Peter is a Director of Project Rozana and an Advisory Board member of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute. Peter also acts as a pro bono adviser to Creativity Australia.
Peter was made a member of the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2010 for services to the philanthropic sector.
Dr Eli Kotler (Moderator)
MBBS MPM FRANZCP Cert. Old Age Psych. AFRACMA
Board Member of Mind Medicine Australia
Psychiatrist and Director of Medicine at Malvern Private Hospital
Eli is a consultant psychiatrist, holds an academic position at Monash University through the Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, and is the medical director of Malvern Private Hospital, the first addiction hospital in Australia. He is a member of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD). Clinically, Eli is interested in the deep connections between trauma and addiction and works within a neuro-psychoanalytic framework. Eli has overseen the development of a clinical program for addictions focused on trauma, particularly developmental trauma. This has led to an interest in medication-assisted trauma therapy. Eli worked for many years researching neurodegenerative diseases and was the principle investigator on numerous trials for novel therapeutics. He is now involved in addiction research involving the retraining of neural pathways underlying incentive salience in methamphetamine addiction. Through involvement with Monash University, Eli overseas the addiction rotation for medical students. He completed the CPAT course as part of the initial cohort.
Marjane is a trauma-informed addictions and mental health counsellor with over 7 year’s experience in spiritual healing practices and ancestral plant medicines.
Marjane grew up in France, completing a degree in Biology there, and then her Masters in Australia. Marjane undertook training as a trauma informed counsellor and has a strong understanding of the power of plants and medicinal fungi. She strongly believes in the power of psychedelic-assisted therapy for to help save lives.
Marjane has her own unique lived experiences of trauma, PTSD and anxiety and is now an active member of Mind Medicine Australia’s Melbourne Chapter, strongly advocating for urgent reform in Australia to enable these important plant medicines to be used in a clinical setting to help those who are suffering with a range of mental illnesses.