Psychedelic therapy 

What is psychedelic therapy?

In psychedelic therapy a combination of certain psychedelic substances and psychotherapy techniques is used, to facilitate psychological healing and / or personal growth.

Examples of commonly used substances in this form of therapy are psilocybin (as found in certain mushrooms) or MDMA (commonly known as ecstasy). The goal is to facilitate psychological healing and personal growth.

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How does psychedelic therapy work?

During psychedelic therapy sessions, individuals consume a controlled dose of the psychedelic substance under the guidance of trained therapists in a safe and supportive environment. The psychedelic experience typically lasts several hours and is often accompanied by intense perceptual changes, altered states of consciousness, and profound insights.

Psilocybin retreats

In the retreats substances such as Magic Mushrooms or truffles may be used – these contain psilocybin as an active element, which can help participants explore, heal and gain life changing perspectives. It can be a great catalyst for personal transformation. 

Individual or group

We regularly organize retreats you can sign up for, see the events below. Typically, a retreat consists of a small group anywhere from 12 to 19 people, with no fewer than one facilitator for every five participants.

Would you like us to organize a personal or group retreat, or would you like an individual development session? Simply get in touch.

Frequently asked questions

What is psychedelic therapy?

Psychedelic therapy is a therapeutic approach that utilizes psychedelic substances, such as psilocybin (found in certain mushrooms) or MDMA (commonly known as ecstasy), in conjunction with psychotherapy techniques to facilitate psychological healing and personal growth. 

Why is psychedelic therapy becoming more accepted?

Research since the 1950s shows positive effects of psychedelic-assisted therapy. With upcoming broader legalization, there’s a growing need for effective psychedelic therapy. Recently, more studies have started to show positive effects of psychedelic-assisted treatments.

Can psychedelics help with smoking cessation and alcohol dependence?

Studies on psilocybin-assisted therapy for smoking cessation reported remarkable results, with sustained positive changes in behavior and attitudes in participants. Ongoing studies explore its effects on alcohol dependence and other conditions.

Can MDMA help to treat PTSD?

MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD has shown promising results, with a significant percentage of participants no longer meeting PTSD criteria post-treatment.

What competencies and qualities are essential for therapists in psychedelic-assisted therapy sessions?

Therapists in psychedelic-assisted therapy sessions must embody empathy, trust, and openness, fostering an environment conducive to healing and transformation.

How does trust play a crucial role in the therapeutic relationship in psychedelic therapy?

Psychedelic therapists cultivate trust in three areas: trust in the therapist as a guide, trust in the participant’s own healing capacity, and trust in the unexpected moments of therapy.

What is covered in the training of psychedelic therapists?

The training of psychedelic therapists encompasses essential domains such as history and legal status, neurobiology and pharmacology, therapeutic relationships, and complementary techniques.

How is the effectiveness of psychedelic therapy increased by traditional therapeutic methods?

Therapists employ a variety of complementary techniques such as somatic therapies, guided imagery, meditation, and expressive arts to address individual needs and facilitate healing effectively.

What specific forms of guidance are provided to participants before, during, and after their psychedelic journey?

Preparation, support, and integration are integral components of the retreat process. Participants receive comprehensive guidance before, during, and after their psychedelic journey, ensuring they are well-prepared and equipped to navigate the experience.

What does integration coaching entail?

Integration coaching extends beyond the retreat itself, providing ongoing support for participants to integrate their insights into their daily lives. This holistic approach fosters lasting growth and empowerment.

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