Meet An Alkaloid: Jay Henley

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Jay Hanley National Entheogen Council

Each month, we are delighted to introduce you to one of the members of the Alkaloid Networks community, a coworking space on the Eastside Atlanta Beltline.

What are you working on right now?

As founder of the National Entheogenic Council, I’m working with my team to spread the word. Since education, representation and access to entheogens for all who desire is our primary purpose, we are currently working on membership packaging. As a nonprofit organization, we are looking to invite those excited about entheogen therapy and healing to join the council. Working closely with our local officials to shift their perspective on entheogen groundbreaking healing properties is another avenue we pursue.

National Entheogenic Council Entheogen kilindiiyiWho is the entheogen target audience?

Our target audience is anyone who supports entheogenic science and research to help change the course of mental health. Those who believe that alternative and plant therapy and healing are viable options, along with those who are interested in entheogenic plants and their mind-blowing effects on mental, physical and spiritual health.

What is a common misconception about the entheogen industry?

When most people think of Entheogen or Psychedelics, they think party, party party. Rarely do they research and discover that many scientists are having clinical trials where they are treating and decreasing the effects of depression, anxiety, PTSD and opioid drug abuse with psilocybin, the compound in “magic mushrooms”. Currently, Johns Hopkins has a research center that has been open for over 2 years studying the amazing effects of entheogenic plants and chemicals.

Jay Hanley National EntheogenCouncilWhat is your big picture vision for your business?

Our major goal is to create a entheogen therapy and education center so that individuals can go and learn about these amazing plants. As well as learn how to implement therapeutic treatment within their lives and in their communities. At the very least, I would like a perspective shift. Tolerance and acceptance is needed for those looking for alternatives to enhancing their mental health. Tolerance and acceptance for the entheogen science, data and research in this life changing field.

What is your superpower?

Without sounding megalomaniacal, haha, I think my superpower is my non-stop work ethic. I work from the time I wake up, I start with being a full-time mom and homeschooling my son. Then I teach Chinese kids English as a second language. And finally making my way into the office in the late afternoon. I work late into the night to build what I think will shift the mental health of this country.

What book should every entrepreneur read?

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries. This method has been an amazing help. We are finding the right individuals to kick off a great start here in our Atlanta office.

Why Alkaloid?

Initially, I chose Alkaloid for the great location. I have remained during the pandemic because it has been a safe and comfortable environment to continue build from.

What is your favorite perk at Alkaloid?

Definitely the location on the Atlanta Beltline!!!

What advice would you give someone considering coworking?

Come to Alkaloid! Meet some of the other friendly members!

Meet more of our fabulously diverse members!
Better yet, visit us for a tour and join our friendly community!

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