The Shift - A Psilocybin Retreat
- WALK YOUR PATH: Find your path, find the courage within to walk it and answer the questions you need answers for. Leave old, seemingly ever repeating patterns behind and discover how to create real change.
- CONNECT: Connect with the Spirit of Psilocybin, learn how to open up your subconscious mind to trust and work with this Fungi’s’ wisdom. Bond and connect with like-minded people and learn what is needed to create lasting, intimate, safe and fulfilling relationships. We consciously create very small groups to make it easier to connect with each other and show ourselves vulnerably.
- INTEGRATE: Learn how to receive the wisdom that is shared with you in the entheogenic experience to connect the mystical with the practical. Hold uncomfortable truths with such care that they can transform from fear into freedom.
- RELEASE: Discover how to hold your pain, Not how to face it, or to escape it, but to allow it to be held, comforted, supported and loved. Find out what you pain needs, so together can meet those needs, we can hold it closer, not push it away.
- SUPPORT: Experience what true emotional support and being fully seen feels like. You were never supposed to be in this alone! The intimate setting of the retreat allows for everyone to get the attention they deserve.
- FUN: Uncover your repressed joy and make personal transformation feel fun and light. Bring yourself into alignment while laughing tears of joy and find out how life can feel exciting again.
We will arrive in the afternoon, get to know each other, settle in, get cosy, and share dinner.
Microdosing Experience and Preparation Day
We will start with an opening circle and sharing our intentions. We will microdose Psilocybin to prepare you for the Psilocybin experience the following day. We will teach you how to microdose at home as well. Emotional connection exercises will create a safe space within the group. We will also teach how to let yourself fully receive, how to connect to your inner child and give more important advise on how to navigate the stronger dose the following day.
1st Psilocybin Ceremony
Our first Psilocybin Ceremony is about diving into our pain and looking into the eyes of our fears and unknown patterns. We will discover that underneath layers of pain and fears we find an inner child who needs our attention, support and care and we will create space to meet this child's previously unmet needs
* Note: You are also encouraged to come with your own personal intentions to both ceremonies which we can assist you to find clarity on if needed.
Using tools such as Parts-Work and Sharing Circles and more we will help you to integrate the insights gained from our Psilocybin experiences of the past two days into your daily lives.
2nd Psilocybin Ceremony
This Psilocybin Ceremony is about meeting your inner beauty. What do you need to create a healthy relationship with yourself and how can you trust connection to others?
* Note: You are also encouraged to come with your own personal intentions to both ceremonies which we can assist you to find clarity on if needed.
On Day 6 we will focus on combining the mystical with the practical by breaking down the wisdom you received in a understandable and relatable way. Together we will create individual action plans on how to create the now wanted changes in our daily lives so that our lives feel congruent with our truth. We will offer a second opportunity for a microdose of Psilocybin on Day 7 to show how a microdose can help us to integrate a Psychedelic experience.
Closing Circle and Departure at 10:30am.
About This Event
IMPORTANT: This retreat is going to happen only if the Dutch international borders will open. So far there is no confirmation on when this will be. You can already apply for the retreat and we will inform you once it is confirmed that the retreat will happen. We also had to change the location as our venue was booked out for these new dates.
The Shift Retreat will be 6 Days to Rediscover your Path, Find Clarity and Create Lasting Change. The Shift is a Retreat Experience of Deep Personal Growth, Clarity, Direction and Togetherness. The week will include 2 x Psilocybin Ceremonies, 2x Microdosing Psilocybin experiences, Integration Therapy, Trauma Resolution, Deep Emotional Support, Vegan or Vegetarian Food cooked by our private chef and Luxury Accommodation and of course some Fun!
We will offer only 10 places to this retreat to insure maximum attention for each participant and an intimate setting.
Psilocybin and Shamanic Rapé snuff are the Entheogens we will work with during this retreat. Psilocybin is the substance found in magic mushrooms and truffles that has shown excellent results in clinical trials to be a promising tool to help cure depression and anxiety.CLARITY
During this retreat you will learn how to work with entheogens in such a way that you can have access to the parts of your subconscious mind which hold the answers that you need. Through this you will learn self-trust, intuitive knowing and an understanding for why your life has been the way it has been.CHANGE
You will learn how to move forward in your life. This retreat is not a “pause” on your regular life, providing enough of a break to sustain you to go back to your old ways, allowing you to temporarily “cope” again . This retreat is “A SHIFT”. It is an opening to discover why you are stuck and discover how to create movement to carry you forward because going backwards … is no longer an option.TOGETHERNESS
During this week you will learn the strength in vulnerability, the power of vulnerability and the joy, relief and freedom you can receive through your own expression of vulnerability. Allow us to support you, hold you and to create a safe space of authenticity together where we can cry, laugh, scream, rage, release our pain, our fears, our shame and our beauty in absolute safety and celebration.
Why work with ENTHEOGENS?
Entheogens are psychoactive substances that induce a spiritual experience. They offer opportunities that go beyond what is offered in spiritual traditions or psychotherapy sessions. They bring us into non-ordinary states of consciousness and help us to unfold our personality. Insights that may take years for people to achieve through meditation and learning, if they even arise at all, can be revealed within moments during an experience with entheogens. Even so-called “bad trips” and breakdowns can be turned into a process of moving through the pain into the direction of release, liberation and awakening. A journey deep into the unconscious, with the right guidance, preparation and integration not only offers highly therapeutic benefits, it also moves further into the spiritual spheres of the transcendence of the self and toward the formation of a whole new life!
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The location, the food, the atmosphere they created were wonderful, but it was the depth of their wisdom & compassionate insightful guidance that made it one of the most memorable, perhaps the most important weeks of my life. J. Banks
- 2 X PSILOCYBIN TRUFFLE CEMEMONIES
- 6 DAYS OF EMOTIONAL SUPPORT, DEEP TRAUMA WORK, SHADOW WORK & PLAY
- 6 NIGHTS OF LUXURY ACCOMMODATION
- 6 DAYS OF VEGAN/VEGETARIAN FOOD WITH OUR PRIVATE CHEF (GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS AVAILABLE)
- 2 X INTEGRATION DAY WORKSHOPS
- 1X FOLLOW UP PRIVATE THERAPY SESSION TWO WEEKS AFTER THE RETREAT
- A LIFE TRANSFORMING EXPERIENCE
- & SO MUCH MORE
What's Not IncludedTRANSPORTATION COSTS
Venue HighlightsA JOUNEY INTO THE SELF SURROUNDED BY NATURE
The Shift Retreat will take place in The Netherlands where Psilocybin truffles are legal. Only a 2 hour train ride away from Amsterdam or a 1 hour ride from Duesseldorf, we find our retreat venue. We have chosen a place of tranquility surrounded by peaceful nature – a location that will guide us to a place of tranquility within ourselves.
AccommodationsCOMFORT, SERENITY, PRIVACY, PEACE
We have carefully chosen a beautiful home, with luxurious surroundings and amenities to further enhance and compliment the healing possibilities this week can offer. We will enjoy our own private garden lake, outside pool and private sauna to detox and release in. The Shift Retreat combines, comfort and nature along with the Entheogenic Experience to bring you a week of renewal and rejuvenation.
You can either book a private room or a shared room.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Hot Tub
- Ceremony Space
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
Menu/CuisineOur private chef will cook vegetarian and vegan meals with glutenfree options. We cook our delicious, healthy food with organic products.
DirectionsYou can take the train from Amsterdam or Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Venlo. From there you can take a taxi (20min) to the Retreat house. From Duesseldorf Airport you can take a taxi or Uber (1 hour ride) to the venue location.
Reviews To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).
Sonja Stettler March 11, 2020
Sanne‘s presence made me feel very safe through the whole experience. She is very understanding and compassionate. I got a big change and opening on my perspectives and Sanne gave me very helpful tools during the integration session to explore further. I‘m super grateful for this experience!
AT February 17, 2020
Sanne is a terrific guide full of kindness, love and compassion. She has tremendous knowledge of how trauma affects us now, how it lives in our bodies, and how we can move through it. She’s also very professional: she answered all questions that both myself and my girlfriend had, she is very punctual, and very understanding to one’s needs and concerns. With her as my guide, I was fully able to reach the intentions (break through/disarm my defense mechanisms and get in touch with my younger self) I had set out for both of my ceremonies. The experience itself was extremely intense, but Sanne was there every step of the way to talk to me, comfort me, soothe me and make me feel safe and supported the entire time. I am truly grateful I had this experience with Sanne by my side and could not imagine doing it with anyone else. I could not recommend Sanne enough. She is a wonderful person and guide. Thank you Sanne.
Brad Sampson January 20, 2020
An extraordinary experience with an expert guide. This involved two sessions, the first 4.5g with full ego dissolution and lots of emotion. This is the key as our fears appear to get trapped within our ego (the ego is developed from 3-5 years of age as a unit of measure, or standard, used in differentiating time which is necessary for concept-formation, i.e., thinking). The second of 4.0g was more pleasant, with lots of flow. Sanne's guidance was invaluable...she is a great guide and special person, and made the experience life-changing and safe. Thanks Sanne!
Tess January 10, 2020
I had such an impactful experience guided by Sanne. She was open and informative beforehand and made me feel comfortable sharing my intention. During the experience, I felt so comfortable knowing that she was there - she has a wise, calming, warm presence that put me at ease. Afterwards, during the integration session, she held space for me to share my entire journey adding insightful thoughts on my experience. I highly recommend working with Sanne - she is wonderful.
Friederike Peters December 23, 2019
I had the privilege of being in Sanne's hands for the first psilocybin experience of my life. I felt very safe. Sanne was present all throughout the ceremony, which lasted several hours, and she was immediately there with guidance when I needed it. I am very grateful for this experience and grateful I was in such good hands. I recommend Sanne highly. Blessings from Germany, Friederike
Kathy Dennison December 17, 2019
My daughter and I were led by Sanne for a psilocybin trip last month and we both felt lucky that Sanne was our guide. She is knowledgeable, thoughtful, calm and loving and we felt confident in her capabilities and experience which enabled us to relax and let go. Sanne has a soothing presence and is full of compassion and love. We highly recommend her.
LT December 14, 2019
One of our greatest concerns before beginning this journey was whether we would be in the hands of a trusted guide. Sanne was a true guide in every sense of the word. She was empathetic and understanding. She adapted to our needs when they changed and guided us through experiences that, in the wrong hands, could have been quite frightening. Instead she gave us the insight to understand and even accept what was frightening which opened up doors that lead to places of total awareness. Sanne was an integral part of this experience and when the way was unclear she seemed to know exactly what to do. Most of all, she made the experience what we needed and not what we wanted. In the moment this wasn't always clear but by the end it was obvious. There are no words that can fully express the depths of gratitude we feel for her participation and guidance throughout this journey. At times we even were consciously aware of our gratitude and even thanked her (often through tears) during the journey. She was the Beatrice in a Divine Comedy we will never forget.
Sebastien Lopez July 29, 2019
If you made it this far, then you probably read all about Psylocibin and it’s potential benefits, so i’ll spare you the introduction. If you are just looking for a high, please go to your local dealer, but! if you are serious about your healing journey, looking to explore the depth of your inner self, and resolve deep rooted, lingering and limiting issues, hidden deep down in your subconscious, then look no further...Be aware that the subconscious is vast and powerful realm and not easy to navigate without proper guidance. With Alice’s and Kerry’s program, and the set and setting they so carefully and lovingly provide, you will be able to sail these uncharted waters with direction and purpose and have epiphanies, breakthroughs, self revelations, the likes of which you have yet to experience. This is not just a high....it’s a whole new high ;) wishing all you brave ones safe travels within. Love and light.
Jason February 04, 2019
The shift retreat was singlehandedly the most spiritual experience of my life. I had a few experiences with mushrooms in the past. One of those experiences was very challenging. So I entered the retreat with some anxiety. On top of that, I wasn't sure what to expect tripping in a room full of "strangers". I can tell you that by the time the first ceremony happened on the 3rd day, the other participants were anything but strangers. Kerrie and Alice do an amazing job setting the tone, training your mind to prepare for the journey and integrating the group together. The group environment made the experience so much better. Not only are the other participants not strangers, we have all built a deep bond that seems impossible over one week. We are all planning a reunion retreat in the next year to get the group back together. If you are working on something in your life that you want to change....stuck in your career, relationship issues, depressions, etc... this retreat is the place for you. I'm so glad that I did it. I'm very grateful for the support and guidance that Kerrie and Alice provided. They are two of the most amazing people that I've ever met.
John B November 13, 2018
It was not without some considerable anxiety that I approached the “Shift Retreat” as I rode on the train from Amsterdam. I had never taken Psilocybin and was quite worried about the potential for a “bad trip” to be frank. I was fortunate in meeting up with another retreat participant for the 2 hour train ride and her stories of working with Kerrie and Alice on a private basis previously really helped “ease my worried mind”. All 7 of us were met at the train station by Karl, (a lovely fellow and a great chef ) and ferried over to the house where we were warmly met by Kerrie and Alice. Over the next 7 days that warmness grew until I think we all felt a real sense of family as a group, something I had not expected at all. Alice and Kerrie had a full agenda that kept us either experiencing through the different ceremonies or integrating and sharing and learning throughout the week. What was also unexpected was how much we did outside of a ceremony and how truly valuable we all found this time. However, their experience with these substances and their deep understanding of the issues different participants were having was truly a remarkable thing to witness. I for one had absolutely no idea this week was going to be so powerful and valuable in helping me “shift” from where I have been to where I want to go. I can’t say that my psilocybin experience was easy, but at a couple of points where I felt in duress first Kerrie and then later Alice came over to help guide me through. I can’t even begin to describe how important and valuable their intervention was. They did it with love and compassion and at a depth I have never really experienced before. Not only that, they seemed to instinctively know what and where the issues lay, they helped me see them and move through to a truly magical, even sacred place; an experience that I can’t describe in words but will never ever forget. The location, the food, the atmosphere of relaxed comradery they created were all wonderful, but it was the depth of their wisdom and compassionate insightful guidance that made it one of the most memorable, perhaps the most important weeks of my life, and I will be forever grateful to them both. If you are considering this retreat, I have only one final word for you...GO!
Lesa Spravka November 12, 2018
I felt incredibly safe to take my shamanic journey into myself, shadows and all, with the loving support of these two shamans and small group of fellow journey-ers. Also the most delicious healthy food was provide I felt very taken care of.
Sanne Han November 11, 2018
I am so grateful for the psilicybin retreat with Kerrie and Alice. The location was beautiful and it immidiatly felt like home. Kerrie and Alice know how to create a safe and warm environment. They held beautiful ceremonies that helped me to dive deep into my emotions. Kerrie and Alice are an amazing team. They are really empathetic and I felt really supported by them during the week. I am extremely grateful for their help and guidance. It was an amazing experience that helped me see more clearly and helped me get a deeper understanding of what I want in my life. This week helped me transform my emotions and heal on a very deep level.
Thora Inna Nelson November 11, 2018
I was one of the participants on the first retreat. I didn’t know what to expect, but it was better than I could have imagined. Kerrie and Alice, the retreat hosts, use a fully integrative approach to healing with psilocybin, offering days of self-exploration and emotional healing processes in between the ceremonies. I was left with a much deeper understanding of myself and my struggles. I am very glad I went through this retreat, and particularly glad that it was with the people, guides, and in the setting that it was. I would not have been able to come to understand so much had it not been so well planned and conducted with such love and care. I have been to one other retreat like this with different hosts, and while that one was also overall a positive experience, this one was much better. The small group setting combined with the skills of trained, experienced, intuitive guides made this experience especially powerful.