Meet Dr. JoQueta Handy
Meet Dr JoQueta Handy, a Natural Integrative Medicine doctor with over 30 years of experience, and an Executive Coach with a certification in Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy.
Dr JoQueta has spent the last 30 years working with children on the Autism Spectrum. From this work and her career in helping special needs children and their families, she has always sought knowledge around the brain and the gut. Her work with these children, has given her a front row seat to the most amazing teachers of the true brilliance on how the brain works. She often refers to ASD children (Autism Spectrum Disorder) as her greatest teachers. From her work in mental health, several years ago she began investigating the research from Johns Hopkins on plant medicine, specifically psylocibin and how it impacts not only the brain, but the spiritual and emotional being.
“The thing that spoke to me the most was that every researcher on the team when interviewed about their experience said without hesitation, there is no doubt that there is a God, a Higher Power. To me that was proof for further investigation on my part, knowing that this group of researchers included atheists and agnostics, as well as every religious affiliation.”
As she began the journey and pursuit of knowledge around plant medicine,
she experienced a huge shift in perspective. “I am a product of the 70’s and
’80s “War on Drugs”, and my beliefs around mind-altering substances were
heavily influenced by my education and conditioning that psychedelics are
bad. On top of that I grew up in a very strict Southern Baptist background in
Oklahoma where, “Thy Shalt Not…” was part of a daily mantra.”
As she took the leap to challenge her pre-conditioned judgment about
psychedelics and decided to give plant-based medicine a chance to improve
her own mental health, she went from a mindset that was firmly rooted in the
idea that any drugs, all drugs, were bad to an advocacy perspective regarding
“What I found was not only a game-changer for me mentally and physically,
but a platform that has allowed me to grow spiritually, emotionally, and within
my interpersonal relationships. I’d been misinformed about psychedelics and
applied a double standard to this medicine, simply based upon societal norms
and outdated legislation from the 1970s. After all, if I could justify an aspirin for
a headache or a glass of wine to unwind after a stressful day, it was clear to
me that the obstacle in my path to healing was my own attitude.”
Because her experience with psychedelic medicine was so profound, she was
compelled to provide a path for others who are ready to step forward for change. Through her coaching certification, she can provide a path to others
in a legal and safe way of assisting in transformative experiences. Her goal is
to help lift the veil on the outdated and unempirical opinion of those who would
judge this medicine as illicit or taboo.
“In no uncertain terms, microdosing has reshaped the path of my life and I
want to share this wonderful experience with as many as I can. I truly believe
this medicine can help heal the world.”
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