InwardBound April 2020 Group Retreat

About This Event

5-Day Psychedelic Retreat

Our April 2020 retreat takes place in a beautiful quiet rural location in the north of the Netherlands. The retreat centre is a spacious but cosy traditional farm house with beautiful views all around. The venue is surrounded by mature trees, canals and farmland and is close to the North Sea. Amenities include sauna, hot tub and large open fireplace.

The spring retreat will be intimate, group-oriented and will faithfully contain the healing process. 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 pack

Group introduction circle (video call)

Session of 1:1 preparative consultation with psychotherapist

The Retreat:

5x Day retreat in a beautiful location in the Netherlands.

2x Sessions with Psilocybin Truffles (stepped doses)

4x Nights private or shared accommodation

Private bus transfer from Amsterdam to/from the retreat centre

Small groups: 12 participants maximum

Personal care: 5 full-time facilitators to maximise individual care and attention

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

Bodywork programme of yoga & qi gong

Workshops in breathing techniques (e.g. pranayama, Wim Hof)

Group intention setting, sharing and integration circles

Embodiment movement therapy

Art therapy and mandala work

Eco therapy and nature walks

Guaranteed individual consultations with all facilitators

Depending on the participant, we may also offer:

Supplemental plant treatments where appropriate (e.g. white sage, Syrian rue, cacao, rapé)

Massage therapy

Transpersonal therapy

Essential oils

 Integration:

Session of 1:1 integrative consultation with psychotherapist

Group Integration Circle (video call)

Follow-up options and referrals

Integration workbook

Lifetime access to community

Key Dates

Information Call: Thursday 2nd April, 2020 20:00 - 21:00 (Amsterdam time)

Retreat (Netherlands): Friday 17th April - Tuesday 21st April, 2020

Group Integration Call: Wednesday 6th May, 2020 20:00 – 21:00 (Amsterdam time)

 Travel To/From the Netherlands

Meeting point: Central Amsterdam - "Prins Heerlijk" Café at 18:00 on Friday 17th April, 2020

We 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 21st April, 2020

Attendance

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

About the Venue

A unique farmhouse in the middle of beautiful Dutch countryside, a large garden and 900m² of space.

Hot tub

Sauna

Whirlpool bath

Washer, Dryer

Woodburning stove

Underfloor heating

Free Wifi

Entire centre is wheelchair accessible

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Booking Conditions

Deposit of €500 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 cannot thank you enough. My heart glows and my energy flows. Coming back, everything is different, yet the same. My mind is cleared from the heavy burden of past emotional struggle. I have no problem being strict when needed, while also being more loving, kind and patient than before, Again, my deepest and most profound acknowledgement of the gratitude for making my journey and the integration to what it it. -Johan, Singapore

Venue Highlights

Our March 2020 retreat takes place in a beautiful quiet rural location in the north of the Netherlands. The retreat centre is a spacious but cosy traditional farm house with beautiful views all around. The venue is surrounded by mature trees, canals and farmland and is close to the North Sea. Amenities include sauna, hot tub and large open fireplace.

The spring retreat will be intimate, group-oriented and will faithfully contain the healing process. 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.

Accommodations

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

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Sauna
  • 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

We provide transport from and return to Schiphol Airport / Amsterdam City Centre.

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Reviews  
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  • 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.

  • 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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