I am an award-winning freelance journalist, best-selling author, podcast host, psychedelic integration coach, and personal trainer interested in the relationship between altered states and health and wellness.

I am an author, podcast host, and journalist interested in health, drugs, and altered states, and inspired by martial arts, movement, and music (among many, many other things). To put the things I’ve learned as a writer to more practical use, I recently underwent training to become a psychedelic integration and recovery coach, and offer one-on-one preparation and integration sessions for people seeking personalized support on their psychedelic journeys. In addition, I am pursuing an education in personal training and fitness instruction, so that I can assist my clients in cultivating healthy movement practices to complement their integration.

I host the podcast Ibogaine Uncovered and have written two books about cannabis and psychedelic drugs. I also write a Substack called A to Z of Altered States. My first book, The Little Book of Cannabis: How Marijuana Can Improve Your Life, was published by Greystone Books in 2018 on the same day cannabis was legalized in Canada. In 2019, the Canadian bestseller was named the #1-selling non-fiction cannabis book in the country.

Amanda Siebert, award-winning freelance journalist

In my second book, Psyched: 7 Cutting-Edge Psychedelics Changing The World (2022), I break down the history, science, and cultural and medical uses of seven different psychedelic drugs and plant medicines, contextualized with case studies and interviews with scientists, doctors, therapists, advocates, ethnobotanists and practitioners.

My byline has appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, Lucid News, Healing Maps, Daily Om, Vice, Leafly, The Dales Report, Calgary Herald, and The Georgia Straight (where I received national and regional awards for my work), among others. In 2022, I received a Cosmic Sister Emerging Voices Award and was awarded Reporter of the Year at the second annual Microdose Awards. More recently I was awarded Psychedelic Journalist of the Year at the 2023 Cannadelic Awards.

I am available for one-on-one psychedelic coaching, personal training, group fitness classes, and freelance work including news coverage, copywriting, portraiture, documentary projects, multimedia, and more. Reach out today, and consider checking out my online shop for additional resources, or purchasing a personalized copy of one of my books.

Multimedia Journalist

Bylines in the New York Times, Forbes, Vice, and others, with over a decade of photography and video experience

Psychedelic Integration Coach

Personalized preparation and integration sessions for people seeking practical support on their psychedelic journeys

Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor

Assisting clients in cultivating healthy movement practices to complement their integration


Previous clients include provincial distributors, licensed producers, retailers, ancillary services, authors, educators, magazines, and more