About The Teacher

Ellen is educated as a health scientist and is deeply inspired to contribute to people’s health as well as to creating healthy environments. She previously worked as a nutrition & health researcher for the Louis Bolk Institute, specializing in ‘Integrative Medicine’ which describes the integration of regular healthcare with complementary and traditional medicine techniques (such as plant medicine, lifestyle, nutrition, yoga, meditation and visualization). She graduated in her masters on the concepts of ‘integrative medicine’, ‘holistic health’ and personal development, and in her bachelors on the integration of psilocybin into the regular healthcare system. While intellectually trained, she has strong intuitive and empathic abilities and it is her passion to integrate both worlds. In order to do so, she has years of experience with trainings in (self)-healing, psychology, meditation, energy-work, tantra and (psychedelic) ceremonies. This unique combination of both professional & practical experience and a warm, highly-sensitive personality, makes her a great facilitator for the Psychedelic Insights team.

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