Tania de Jong AM Keynote at the International Forum on Consciousness
Tania recently presented a keynote speech at the International Forum on Consciousness in Madison, Wisconsin, USA to a sold out audience. Her presentation explored the Human Intelligence 2.0 skills of the future and the research work Mind Medicine Australia is undertaking on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of mental ill-health in Australia.
“Tania was a brilliant addition to the 2019 International Consciousness Forum, held in Madison in May 2019. Her presence brought a new dimension of light and sound to this event with her amazing voice and ability to connect personally with so many of the attendees and presenters. Her philanthropic work is truly impactful in making a positive difference in the lives of many.” USONA
Tania de Jong Keynote at Thinkers50 European Business Forum 2018 in Denmark
Tania recently presented a keynote as part of The European Business Forum, which is the premier event for business leaders in Europe. It brought together the continent’s top business people with the world’s leading management gurus in “the Davos of business thinking”.
The forum was hosted by Thinkers50, the world’s leading network of business thinkers, and located in Odense, Denmark. Tania spoke alongside Roger Martin, Johanna Mair, Jimmy Maymann-Holler, Don Tapscott, Casper von Koskull and many more.
“It was a fantastic experience to hear Tania’s speech at Thinkers 50 in Odense in 2018. Tania really made it crystal clear to all of us what “purpose” means and how important it is if you want to make a difference. Very impressive.”
“Tania brings her own special magic to an event. She combines valuable insights with a fantastic singing voice – a truly unique experience. She electrified the 2018 European Business Forum.” Thinkers 50
My Magic Medicine Journey
I want to start with a snapshot of how I’m probably different from you and a lot of other people.
I don’t smoke. I haven’t been drunk, ever, nor do I really drink alcohol. Before this chapter of my life began, I’d never taken any drugs apart from those prescribed to me by a doctor. I live in Melbourne and I don’t even drink coffee.
Yet today, my life revolves around psychedelics — heavily stigmatized substances still illegal in this country and most others across the world.
I get it. This huge shift is likely confusing to you and it’s one I’d like to outline here in the hope it provides a deeper understanding of why I co-founded Mind Medicine Australia (MMA).
There is no health without mental health
In Australia’s reaction to COVID-19, our lives are being changed profoundly and our liberties curtailed. Without consultation, by federal, state and territory governments. Few have yet fully grasped the gravity of the effects on our wellbeing of this, and what is still to come.
Focusing on saving lives and livelihoods isn’t wrong. But there is no truly good health without good mental health, and given humans are social beings, for most people good mental health requires positive social interaction and hope. Our mobility, work, education, recreation, exercise and, most importantly, our interaction with others is being restricted by authorities. We have to follow the regulations or we face being punished for disobeying them. Right now, it feels as if our careers, dreams and futures are vanishing in front of our eyes.