Trip of Compassion: A window into psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy presented by Mind Medicine Australia

Mind Medicine Australia is thrilled to welcome you to our screening of Trip of Compassion, an acclaimed documentary on MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Trip of Compassion follows several 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 

Following the screening there will be a Q&A panel. This will be an opportunity to engage in a discussion about psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies, and what Mind Medicine Australia and other local organisations are doing here in Australia.

Trip of Compassion is the most compelling movie Ive seen in the last year!”

Director: Gil Karni

Producers: Zafrir Kochanovsky & Miri Ezra – ttv Productions  

Distributors: GO2FILMS

Proudly sponsored by Byron Theatre

More about the panel

Peter Hunt AM
B.Com, LL.B
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 is an active philanthropist involved in funding, developing and scaling social sector organisations which seek to create a better and fairer world. 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.

Tania de Jong AM
LL.B (Hons), GradDipMus
Founder & Deputy Chair 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 3 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.

Dr Jamie Rickcord
Founder and director Ananda Clinics – Integrative Plant Medicine

Jamie Rickcord studied medicine at Imperial College, London before moving to Australia in 2006. He has completed almost all his post graduate training in Australia working in critical care with a focus on anaesthesia and pain medicine prior to training as a general practitioner and moving towards a more holistic model of healthcare. He is setting up the first cannabis clinic on the North Coast and is studying a Masters in Trauma Informed – Psychotherapy through the University of Sydney. Integrative plant medicine is his focus whilst advocating for even greater changes in the accepted medical practice of both cannabinoids and psychedelic assisted psychotherapy. He has a keen interest in spiritual development and exploring psychotherapeutic intervention and novel pharmacotherapies to assist humans in recovering from damaged psyches and move towards the full expression of their potential.


Mind Medicine Australia 

Psychedelic-assisted treatments offer enormous potential in providing a meaningful alternative to current treatments for mental illness. PTSD is a debilitating condition that affects tens of millions of people worldwide, with many more trauma victims diagnosed with depression, anxiety and eating disorders. In recent clinical trials, MDMA has been shown to produce reliable clinical improvements, restoring patient safety for individuals who have suffered for many years, and for whom many treatments have failed.

Mind Medicine Australia is seeking to establish safe and effective psychedelic-assisted treatments for mental illness in Australia. As a registered charity (DGR-1 status), we are supporting clinical research and working towards regulatory-approved and evidence-based psychedelic-assisted therapies. We operate as a nexus between medical practitioners, academia, government, regulatory bodies, philanthropists, and other partners.

Find out more about Mind Medicine Australia HERE


6.00pm – Internet sales close
7.00pm – Venue doors open / Box Office sales open / Events Bar open
7.30pm – Theatre doors open
8.00pm – Trip of Compassion
9.30pm – Q&A
10.15pm – Event concludes