Get to know Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Taylor Hayes, who serves patients in Auburn, Alabama.
Taylor is a board-certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, professional educator, holistic health coach, yogi, martial artist, and ordained minister with experience providing acute and long term advanced practice care for all ages. The Founder of Hope Network, she provides holistic medicine sessions in a relaxing, supportive educational setting.
She first became interested in holistic medicine after she resolved her treatment resistant depression with the mindful application of psilocybin. She has experience with a wide range of traditional medicines including psilocybin mushrooms, ayahuasca tea, cannabis flowers, kambo, and psychoactive cacti in clinical, traditional ceremonial, and research settings.
Educated in the United States, Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Auburn University and a dual Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of South Alabama, specializing in advanced psychiatric nursing practice and nursing education.
Through her personal healing journey, she found a passion for applying ancient therapies, psychedelic medicines, and holistic healing modalities to Western psychiatry. Concurrent with traditional Westernized graduate studies, she completed Blue Morpho’s Fundamental & Advanced Modern Shamanism courses, plant medicine coursework at the Ayahuasca Foundation’s Riosbo Research Center in the Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve in Peru, and participated in the world’s first women’s psilocybin research study in Treasure Beach, Jamaica.
Among her other roles, Taylor is the Founder and President of the International Association of Psychedelic Nursing (IAPN), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which unites health care professionals, students, and indigenous healers in the promotion of education, research, networking, and formulation of evidence based best practice standards. She also helps her partner, Allen, manage Fungi Farm, the Southeast’s premier mushroom agricultural supply company.
A level II Reiki practitioner, she teaches all ages at Auburn Mixed Martial Arts and has led yoga classes for hospitalized psychiatric patients ages 4-93.
Remaining up to date in her field, Taylor is an active member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honors Society, the American Nurses Association, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, the American Holistic Nurses Association, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Cannabis Nurses Network, the Alabama State Nurses Association, the International Association of Kambô Practitioners, the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation, the Federation of Israeli Martial Arts, and the United States Judo Association.
A Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) is an advanced practice nurse that holds board certification and seeks to improve mental health care and the overall health status of communities.
Among her various accolades, Taylor has been the recipient of the American Top Nurse Award by Today’s Nurse (2022), and was awarded the Emerging Voices Award and the Women of the Psychedelic Renaissance Grant from Cosmic Sister, an eco-feminist non-profit organization. She also received the Presidential Scholarship from the American Cannabis Nurses Association, and is a USA Judo National President’s Championship gold medalist; IBJJF, North American Grappling Association, and American Grappling Federation US national silver medalist; Georgia State Grappling Champion; and has won more than 30 awards as an active martial arts competitor.
On a more personal note, she and Allen live in Auburn, Alabama with their service dog, Dolly; Brazilian rainbow boa, Prisma; Colombian boa, Seraph; and two toads, Addis & Big Boi.
Learn More about Taylor Hayes:
Through her online profile, https://todaysnurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4148600/info/ or through Hope Network, https://www.hopenetworkhealth.com/about