Healing Powers
1 Seasons . 6 Episodes

Join filmmaker and psychedelic advocate Mareesa Stertz as she travels the world, exploring firsthand the alternative medicines and ritualistic practices being used to treat depression, addiction, PTSD, and trauma.

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Marijuana is increasingly being recognized for its medicinal and therapeutic benefits both in the U.S. and abroad, but it’s only one of the many natural psychoactive plants that humans have harnessed for the purpose of healing.

The modern War on Drugs has deemed that all mind-altering substances are harmful for individuals and society at large, but in our new series Healing Powers, we travel the globe to show how people have been using "drugs" for as long as recorded history — both to heal mental ailments as well as support more conscious connections to the world around us.

Watch as Mareesa Stertz personally participates in psychedelic and healing experiences, learning first-hand of the restorative powers of cannabis, psilocybin mushrooms, ayahuasca, and other plant-based tonics, while meeting some of the individuals embracing alternative forms of medicine in an ever more pharmaceuticalized world.

Episode 1
6 mins
Former soldiers share their experiences using cannabis to treat the traumas of military service.
Episode 2
9 mins
Join filmmaker and psychedelic advocate Mareesa Stertz as she experiences the healing powers of frog medicine.
Episode 3
6 mins
A psychedelic trip to Holland reveals the healing powers of psilohuasca.
Episode 4
6 mins
Filmmaker Mareesa Stertz hangs out with the East Bay Senior Cannabis Social Club.
Episode 5
3 mins
Filmmaker Mareesa Stertz travels to Spain to experience the psychedelic sensations of San Pedro.
Episode 6
6 mins
Ayahuasca takes the stage when Indigenous people from the Amazon join forces with leaders in the plant medicine community. The team presents at The Parliament of World’s Religions, helping the psychoactive brew gain recognition as a legitimate spiritual practice to the international religious community.