I’m sure you’ve heard of the controversial ‘this smell like my’ candle by the company Goop. If you haven’t, my apologies for bombarding you with colourful imagery. Goop’s focus is on health and wellness. I might’ve forgotten to mention Gwyneth Paltrow is the C.E.O.
the goop lab is six-episode docuseries’ which explores an array of topics centred around wellness and yes, Gwyneth is in each episode if you’re wondering. Every episode provides a specialist and four to six staff from the Goop company to attempt activities ranging from increasing healthspan by trying out a weeklong diet to the use of psychedelics in modern-day health treatments.
This is where it gets interesting. In the episode of the goop lab regarding the study of psychedelic use, trauma responses are evaluated. This is through speaking to psychiatrist Will Siu. During this episode, several Goop staff members fly out to Jamaica to try a fungus called psilocybin (magic mushrooms) under the supervision of professionals. There, they become emotional as they draw memories from their traumatic past in order to heal. Everyone has their own battle to deal with. I noticed a removal of needing to prove emotional strength in one of the personalities – it was one of the most notable highlights for me.
Each episode of the goop lab is incomparable to the next. Other episodes discuss female sexuality by providing females more knowledge about a topic has been taboo throughout the years. I enjoyed this episode because it genuinely made me feel less comparative to other women. The episode of female sexuality removed this notion that as a female there needs to be poise or a slim figure. Another notable episode is energy healing; this episode is about using the human body as a tool to guide suppressed emotions to the surface and do they ever. A goop employee who didn’t expect much out of the experience felt the most emotional and physical impacts.
the goop lab encompasses an array of emotions you may not be ready for; nonetheless, I urge you to try,