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September 2019 InwardBound Retreat

Event Highlights

  • Medical screening and interview call (as required)
  • Welcome pack
  • Group introduction circle (video call)
  • Session of 1:1 preparative consultation with psychotherapist
  • 2x Psilocybin Truffle sessions (stepped doses)
  • Bodywork programme of yoga & qi gong
  • Workshops in breathing techniques (e.g. pranayama, Wim Hof)
  • Group intention setting and integration circles
  • Embodiment movement therapy
  • Art therapy and mandala work
  • Eco therapy and nature walks
  • Where appropriate we may also offer supplemental plant treatments (e.g. white sage, Syrian rue, cacao, rapé),
  • Other options are massage therapy, transpersonal therapy, essential oils
  • Session of 1:1 integrative consultation with psychotherapist
  • Group Integration Circle (video call)
  • Follow-up options and referrals
  • Integration workbook
  • Lifetime access to community

About This Event

5-Day Psychedelic Retreat

Our September 2019 retreat takes place in the heart of the Veluwe national park in the Netherlands. The retreat centre consists of 3 houses and has a hot tub, a pond for swimming and lovely walks in the surrounding forest. The autumn retreat will take full advantage of the remaining good weather with plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and eco-therapy. The gathering will be energising, joyful and will provide the perfect container for a healing and nourishing group journey. During the 5-day retreat we will have 2 sessions with psilocybin truffles, complemented by a range of activities and therapies designed to maximise your experience and affect lasting change in your life.

This forms the focal point of our Psychedelic Retreat Programme.

What’s Included?

This is what a typical programme looks like. Every participant is different and some activities may naturally suit some participants more than others. There’s plenty of time for reflection and time in nature and there’s no expectation to attend every activity.

Pre-departure:Medical screening and interview call (as required)Welcome packGroup introduction circle (video call)Session of 1:1 preparative consultation with psychotherapistThe Retreat:5x Day retreat in a beautiful location in the Netherlands.2x Sessions with Psilocybin Truffles (stepped doses)4x Nights private or shared accommodationPrivate bus transfer from Amsterdam to/from the retreat centreSmall groups: 12 participants maximumPersonal care: 5 full-time facilitators to maximise individual care and attentionAll meals: vegetarian, organic and local (where possible)Bodywork programme of yoga & qi gongWorkshops in breathing techniques (e.g. pranayama, Wim Hof)Group intention setting, sharing and integration circlesEmbodiment movement therapyArt therapy and mandala workEco therapy and nature walksGuaranteed individual consultations with all facilitatorsDepending on the participant, we may also offer:Supplemental plant treatments where appropriate (e.g. white sage, Syrian rue, cacao, rapé)Massage therapyTranspersonal therapyEssential oils Integration:Session of 1:1 integrative consultation with psychotherapistGroup Integration Circle (video call)Follow-up options and referralsIntegration workbookLifetime access to community

Key Dates

Information Call: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 19:00 – 20:00 (Dublin time)Retreat (Netherlands): Friday 20th September – Tuesday 24th September, 2019Group Integration Call: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 19:00 – 20:00 (Dublin time)

 Travel To/From the Netherlands

Meeting point: Central Amsterdam – “Prins Heerlijk” Café at 18:00 on Friday 20th September 2019We provide transfer from Amsterdam to the retreat centre. If you have your own transportation, please let us know.Dropoff point: Schiphol Airport for 15:00 on  Tuesday 24th September 2019

Attendance

Consultations can be in person (Dublin) or over video call. Group calls are online using the Zoom app.

About the Venue

The venue is located in National Park The Veluwe and is surrounded by forest.

Hot tub, a pond where you can swim and a terrace.Hairdryer, Iron, Washer, DryerFree WifiExtra Long Beds (> 2 metres)Entire unit wheelchair accessible

Booking Conditions

Deposit of €400 is required to secure your place.If you do not qualify for the retreat programme, we will return your deposit.Read full Terms & Conditions.

Questions?

Please visit the InwardBound website or contact us.

 

I would highly recommend InwardBound to anybody who is considering psychedelic therapy. They are very experienced, safety conscious and trustworthy company. The weekend was extremely well run and the facilitators were very friendly and professional. They were able to answer any questions you had and address any concerns. 5 stars, couldn't recommend it enough. James, Dublin

Venue Highlights

Our September 2019 retreat takes place in the heart of the Veluwe national park in the Netherlands. The retreat centre consists of 3 houses and has a hot tub, a pond for swimming and lovely walks in the surrounding forest. The summer retreat will take full advantage of the good weather with plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and eco-therapy. The gathering will be energising, joyful and will provide the perfect container for a healing and nourishing group journey. During the 5-day retreat we will have 2 sessions with psilocybin truffles, complemented by a range of activities and therapies designed to maximise your experience and affect lasting change in your life. This forms the focal point of our Psychedelic Retreat Programme.

Accommodations

There is the option of accommodation in a private room, a twin room or a shared room.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

All meals: vegetarian, organic and local (where possible)

Directions

There is the option of accommodation in a private room, a twin room or a shared room.

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Reviews     To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).

  • Kelly Rae   April 11, 2020

      Powerful and meaningful.

    I did a retreat in Amsterdam in late 2019 and I simply could not speak more highly of the facilitators Rob and David. I am a family therapist that has done many a retreat in my life and this has been absolutely one of the best. The pace, the programme, the divine food, the setting - all were above par. It is now some six months later and not a week goes by when I do not think of my experience in that cottage in the forest. It still packs a punch. I am based in Australia so it's a tad far to go again, but if Inward Bound were any closer, or should they come to Australia, I would jump at the chance to work with these facilitators again. If you have a chance to go along, go for it. With big mob love and thanks to all at Inward Bound, Kelly

  • Steven Lee   October 24, 2019

      a powerful experience

    i came in to IB feeling very hectic and distraught. my mom had just gotten into an accident, i was coming off my mental health meds (as they started to increase my stress levels for some reason), and with the failing of my meds, came a deep sense of hopelessness. it just felt like modern thought and medicine had no real answers for me. all of it helped - faith, therapy, and for a time the medications - but none of it really got at my issues. it really felt like there was something almost mechanically wrong with me, as well as spiritually/emotionally. like some switches weren't firing in my brain. i was drawn to IB because the data suggested that psilocybin enabled your brain to physically change. and the studies showed a very profound and encompassing experience when the mushrooms were applied correctly. it wasn't just a quick fix but something that went deep. i traveled solo to amsterdam, which made me anxious. traveling also gave me anxiety. i also had trouble with intimacy at almost all levels (friendship, family, romance). this meant that being alone, with 11 other strangers, in a foreign country, preparing to have a potentially profound personal experience, left me feeling starkly vulnerable. i even had a slight panic attack half way through the retreat. i was definitely a mess. and yet, i think all of those things made my journey that much more profound. after all, these were not unfamiliar feelings. this discomfort was specifically why i had made the journey in the first place. my psilocybin journeys were difficult. they were painful. they made me look at things that i had never let myself look at before. i decided to go into all the scary rooms of my mind - the doors of death, panic, despair, sickness. with the training sessions given before from the counselors, i was able to navigate these rooms and find insight. there were times when i was feverish, sweating; my body was almost alive on its own, suddenly contracting, limbs stabbing out into space, now huddled, now splayed. but through it all, i felt safe. the facilitators controlled the space superbly. i knew that i could go into the dark places because i was well protected. i felt some kind of release from that very physical experience that i can't quite describe. i still feel it now, about 3 weeks later. it's a looseness that wasn't there before. that tiny bit of space in my brain has allowed me to reshuffle some things. there are changes in how i deal with stress. it's hard to describe, but it was like the fear of stress was worse than the stress. before the journey, i felt my stress and strong emotions as paralyzing and something to try and expunge. now, i try to welcome it. i try to feel the panic and ride it like a roller coaster. again, it's so hard to put into words. but the lessons were deep. and the ability to change felt more at your fingertips, rather than something far away. i feel that i have a path forward now. it's like someone emptied out all the drawers in my mind, and now i get to reorganize things. it's an amazing and slightly bewildering feeling. you'll often think, "wait, how do i do this again?" when it comes to processing emotions and decision making. it's pretty wild, but also invigorating, scary, and refreshing. i can't say enough about this experience and the team that facilitated. don't try this at home. have a team of experienced and loving guides with you. anyone can pop some shrooms at home and hallucinate a little. but it's the preparation and application that unlocks the power of the fungi. this is a serious journey that can change you in fundamental and surprising ways. i feel this journey is one that every human should make. we should all peal back the veil of our souls and look deeply within. what you will find will not only connect you more to yourself, but somehow to all of humanity. it may be hard to believe, but that is what happened for me.

  • Johan Aksel   October 08, 2019

      Magical Deep Dive, in Safe Hands

    I owe a great deal of gratitude and appreciation to Caroline and Darragh for hosting such a wonderful private retreat in the outskirts of Amsterdam. Their warm personalities, experience, and background were just amazing and I felt completely safe embarking on this journey. The deep dive into the mind was, for lack of better term, ‘mind blowing”! To describe in full, you would have to lend my your ears for hours, so I’ll stick to a brief summary here. The journey itself was magical! The answers I got, the places I visited, the wisdom I could tap into was beyond what words can describe. The impact of this experience! Wauuu. The journey has my highest recommendations and traveling with Inwardbound ticks off all the boxes and is a clear 5/5 stars experience. My friends called it ‘very daring’ to embark on such an adventure, which it is indeed, nevertheless, Inwardbound demystified the experience from the beginning, during the journey, and afterwards. After researching online, my first encounter with Inwardbound was an 45 minutes introduction call with David, where I could easily tick off the boxes, that both personality and their approach were fully inline with my expectations, i.e. a well tested approach, both inline with modern research and centuries of wisdom. A couple of weeks before going to Amsterdam, I had a call with Rob, who is trained psychotherapist. A very structured call, where he really tested my intention and rationale for going. Setting the intention before embarking on a journey is essential, if you ask me, as you can go wherever you want to with a clear intention. Preparing for this adventure have an impact on the depth of the journey and I believe my preparations paid off, i.e. setting time off to de-stress, put away coffee for a few weeks, reduce alcohol, put a away work thoughts, and slowly prepare to open the mind for this journey. The location of the retreat was next to a gorgeous forest and open fields and I must say, I have hardly ever felt so connected with nature. A connectivity, I couldn’t truly appreciate and understand until after submerging into this journey. I am truly grateful and I extend my warmest recommendations for the team at Inwardbound.

  • Fíodhna Máire Aoife   April 01, 2019

      Empowered mind and body :)

    I had been using Mind Body Medicine to heal from a chronic pain syndrome. The InwardBound retreat was the perfect complimentary medicine. I found I was safely guided to my inner healer, where I was able to release repressed emotions from the unconscious. I came home feeling lighter, brighter and more connected to my capacity to be loving and loved.

  • Robert Webb   March 24, 2019

      superb and completely authentic

    The facilitators worked hard to create a safe and healing environment. The experience was magical and transformative. Venue and Food were amazing, and communication was excellent both before and after as well as during the retreat. Highly recommended.

  • Tadhg   February 11, 2019

      Spiritual Technology

    Like all spiritual and psychedelic journeys it's hard to put into words what the experience is so that others may understand and connect to it. From the moment I arrived to the moment I left I felt held. I felt safe. The welcome I received on arrival carried through the whole weekend. Darragh, Dave, Rob and Pixie are unique and beautiful souls and each of them brought their own magic to, and shared in an experience that was embodied, deep and loving. Their skill and experience soothed my anxieties. Their attentiveness and care opened me. I trusted them. They each have something different to offer. Their knowledge of psychedelic truffles, psychology, yoga, embodiment dance, somatic practices, holding space in sharing circles, great food and fun while doing work on myself helped me see a new way of being. The weekend was so diverse and well organised....it's technology for the soul....all were very keen to know our experiences and to help us to become more. The retreat was a beautiful step on my continuing journey of self realisation and healing. Thanks!!

  • Tadhg   February 11, 2019

      Spiritual Technology

    Like all spiritual and psychedelic journeys it's hard to put into words what the experience is so that others may understand and connect to it. From the moment I arrived to the moment I left I felt held. I felt safe. The welcome I received on arrival carried through the whole weekend. Darragh, Dave, Rob and Pixie are unique and beautiful souls and each of them brought their own magic to, and shared in an experience that was embodied, deep and loving. Their skill and experience soothed my anxieties. Their attentiveness and care opened me. I trusted them. They each have something different to offer. Their knowledge of psychedelic truffles, psychology, yoga, embodiment dance, somatic practices, holding space in sharing circles, great food and fun while doing work on myself helped me see a new way of being. The weekend was so diverse and well organised....it's technology for the soul....and they were so keen to know our experiences and to become more, as we all were, I feel they could be the human technologists we all need.

  • Jam McManus   February 07, 2019

      Amazing Experience

    I would highly recommend InwardBound to anybody who is considering psychedelic therapy. They are very experienced, safety conscious and trustworthy company. The weekend was extremely well run and the facilitators were very friendly and professional. They were able to answer any questions you had and address any concerns. 5 stars, couldn't recommend it enough.

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