3 Day Psilocybin Retreat
3-day all-inclusive psilocybin retreat with one psychedelic truffle ceremony and 2 overnight stays. The ceremony will be led by our experienced Curanderos.
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Description3-day psilocybin retreat with one psychedelic truffle ceremony and 2 overnight stays. The ceremony will be led by our experienced Curanderos.
In addition to the truffle ceremony, this retreat also includes complementary support in the form of group sharing, one-on-one sessions with the facilitators, mindful practices and integration.
- 1 Psilocybin (magic truffles) ceremony
- 2 overnight stays
- Food and drinks (vegetarian and healthy diet)
- Ceremony group and group sharing (max 10 people)
- Experienced team of facilitators and guides to make you feel comfortable, safe and welcome
- Psilocybin Retreat Support Program
- Comfortable accommodation (shared rooms) in our renovated Dutch farm house
- Free parking facilities (or free shuttle service from the nearest train station)
What’s not included:
- Flights to The Netherlands
- Transportation from the airport (Schiphol Amsterdam or Düsseldorf, Germany)
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9-11 June with Curandero Shurandy, 7-9 July with Curandero Shurandy
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1. How much psilocybin is typically used to treat depression?
The dosage of psilocybin used in therapeutic settings varies and is carefully tailored to each individual. It is determined by factors such as body weight, personal sensitivity, and therapeutic goals.
Psilocybin dosages for depression treatment are personalised to optimise therapeutic outcomes. By working with trained professionals, individuals can receive the optimal dosage that facilitates healing and symptom relief while minimising potential adverse effects.
2. Can psilocybin cure depression?
Psilocybin is not considered a cure for depression; however, it has shown promising results in alleviating symptoms and promoting long-lasting positive changes.
Psilocybin-assisted therapy can facilitate a deep exploration of underlying emotional and psychological factors, leading to transformative experiences and enhanced well-being.
While psilocybin is not a guaranteed cure for depression, it has demonstrated significant potential in improving symptoms and facilitating healing. By engaging in a psilocybin-assisted therapy approach within a supportive environment, individuals have the opportunity to experience profound shifts and long-term positive outcomes.
3. Does psilocybin increase creativity?
Psilocybin has been reported to enhance creativity in some individuals. It can stimulate novel connections, broaden perspectives, and increase divergent thinking.
However, the effects on creativity can vary between individuals and depend on various factors such as dosage, set and setting, and personal disposition.
By expanding consciousness and facilitating unique thought patterns, psilocybin can unlock new insights, promote innovative thinking, and inspire artistic expression, allowing individuals to tap into their creative potential.
4. Do psychedelics reduce brain activity?
Contrary to reducing brain activity, psychedelics such as psilocybin have been found to increase brain activity, particularly in areas associated with consciousness, introspection, and the processing of emotions and perceptions.
Psilocybin promotes heightened connectivity between brain regions, leading to altered states of consciousness. This increased neural connectivity can promote introspection, emotional processing, and potentially lead to therapeutic and transformative outcomes.
5. What is the neurological mechanism of psilocybin?
Psilocybin interacts primarily with serotonin receptors in the brain, particularly the 5-HT2A receptors. This interaction modulates serotonin signalling and affects various brain regions involved in mood regulation, perception, and cognition.
6. What is the difference between serotonin and psilocin?
Serotonin is a naturally occurring neurotransmitter in the brain associated with mood regulation, sleep, appetite, and other functions. Psilocin is a compound derived from psilocybin mushrooms, and it is structurally similar to serotonin. Psilocin activates serotonin receptors, resulting in altered states of consciousness.
Psilocin’s similarity to serotonin enables it to bind to and activate serotonin receptors, leading to the psychedelic effects associated with psilocybin mushrooms.
7. How does psilocybin help with PTSD?
Psilocybin-assisted therapy has shown potential in helping individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Psilocybin’s ability to enhance emotional processing and promote a sense of safety and connectedness can aid in the resolution of traumatic memories, reducing the emotional distress associated with PTSD.
Psilocybin, in conjunction with therapy, offers a unique therapeutic approach for individuals with PTSD. By facilitating a deep exploration of traumatic experiences, psilocybin can promote emotional healing, reduce symptoms of PTSD, and improve overall well-being and quality of life.
8. How does psilocybin affect behaviour?
Psilocybin can have profound effects on behaviour, including increased introspection, emotional openness, and shifts in perception. It can promote a heightened sense of connectedness, empathy, and personal insight. The therapeutic context of psilocybin administration plays a crucial role in shaping these behavioral effects.
9. Does psilocybin cause openness to experience?
Psilocybin has been associated with increased openness to experience, which is a personality trait characterised by curiosity, imagination, and an appreciation for novelty and aesthetics. Psilocybin can facilitate a temporary expansion of consciousness, leading to enhanced receptivity and openness.
Psilocybin can facilitate a broadening of perception, allowing individuals to embrace new perspectives, explore inner landscapes, and foster a sense of wonder and curiosity.
About Psilocybin Retreats
A psilocybin retreat is a transformative experience centred around the use of psilocybin mushrooms and truffles. These psychedelic retreats draw upon the ancient history of psilocybin’s ceremonial and medicinal usage. They provide an opportunity to explore the profound effects of psilocybin, which is considered a sacred medicine.
The therapeutic potential of psychedelic therapy is on the cutting edge of psychological health and have gained recognition for their potential to address conditions such as PTSD, addiction, and depression, as well as enhancing overall well-being. By participating in a psilocybin retreat, individuals can immerse themselves in a therapeutic environment that facilitates healing and self-discovery.
These often life changing retreats offer a unique opportunity to connect with the inner-self, gain alternative perspectives on life situations, and experience higher states of consciousness. Participants can transcend their physical bodies and become one with nature and the universe, unlocking the multidimensional self.
During a psilocybin experiences, participants enter altered states of consciousness, which allow for a deeper understanding of thought, emotional, and behavioural patterns. These altered states offer insights that can help release patterns that no longer serve individuals, leading to personal growth and transformation.
Moreover, psilocybin retreats re-open a ‘critical period’ for learning and personal development. Within this critical period, participants can establish new habits and patterns that promote contentment and well-being in their daily lives.
Psychedelic experiences are becoming increasingly recognised by mainstream services, and there is ongoing research through clinical trials to validate their therapeutic benefits. The shifting cultural understanding surrounding psychedelics has prompted legal revisions, indicating that psilocybin and other psychedelics may be considered valuable tools for both clinical and personal/spiritual development resulting in a profound life changing experience.
When having psilocybin experiences, there are various ways to consume psilocybin. Eating the mushrooms or truffles directly is the quickest method, but brewing a tea or broth is also popular. It is important to keep the temperature below 60 degrees to maintain the potency of the medicine. Adding ginger and lemon to the tea can alleviate potential feelings of nausea. Drinking the tea relatively quickly ensures an even absorption of psilocybin, reflecting the intended intensity of the experience.
In summary, a psilocybin retreat offers a life changing and transformative journey into the realms of consciousness, enabling personal exploration, healing, and self-discovery. These retreats leverage the power of psilocybin to facilitate profound insights, emotional growth, and a deeper connection to oneself and the universe.
Our psilocybin retreat schedule
3-day psilocybin retreat
Experience our 3-day psilocybin retreat for transformative healing and increased well being. This legal and safe psychedelic journey allows you to explore inner and outer dimensions. Our experienced facilitators provide individual and group support, fostering emotional, spiritual, and physical healing in a safe space. Stay in our secluded Dutch farmhouse, immersed in nature and disconnected from technology, offering a quiet space for self-reflection.
The retreat includes 1 powerful psilocybin ceremony led by our experienced facilitators. With a team of skilled facilitators, the journey into the unknown is guided and supported, ensuring a smooth integration process.
What to expect
Our experienced facilitators lead the psilocybin ceremonies in a safe and sacred space. With over 20 years of combined experience, they provide essential guidance and care throughout the intense process.
Trusting the facilitators, you can fully surrender and explore your inner and outer worlds, gaining deeper understandings. They offer support during the ceremony and continue guiding you during the integration phase.
The ceremonies take place in our specially designed Yurt, close to nature, allowing you to connect with natural elements such as rain, wind, birds, and trees. Before starting the ceremony, there is time for the group to share intentions, enhancing the transformative experience.
We offer both private and group retreats, where individual and collective processes unfold. During the ceremony, we encourage minimal disturbance to maintain the group dynamic.
Live music and a carefully selected playlist accompany the ceremony, creating a soothing atmosphere and adds an element of sound healing to authentic experience in a significant way.
Cleansing elements like Palo Santo and Aqua di Florida are used to purify the space and provide calming sensations. The ceremony lasts up to 6 hours, with personalised dosages based on individual conversations and intuitive guidance from the facilitators.
Your safety and trust are our top priorities. With our professional support you can rest assured that you are in capable hands throughout your inner transformation journey.
Experience the profound potential of a psilocybin retreat and embark on a transformative path of self-discovery and deep healing to allow positive change into your life.
Doing a psilocybin retreat is a process
Psilocybin retreat is a transformative process that begins with your intention to heal, evolve, and let go of blockages and patterns. The mystical experience opens the door to a hidden world, expanding your consciousness and offering new understandings.
Leading up to the ceremony, it’s normal to feel apprehension and difficult emotions, but psilocybin empowers you with inner knowledge and power.
Psilocybin is not a magic pill, but a tool for transformation. Your commitment and active participation are crucial for the process. The real work starts when you return home, entering the integration phase. This is where you put into practice the lessons and insights received during the psilocybin experience.
To make the most of the process, take time for yourself, quiet your mind through practices like meditation or yoga, maintain a healthy diet, reflect, be conscious of who you allow into your life, create space for joy, and integrate activities that bring you happiness. True growth comes from implementing the psilocybin lessons step-by-step.
By following these recommendations and embracing the integration phase, you can consolidate new habits and make conscious choices that align with your transformational journey. Remember, the psilocybin retreat is a catalyst for change, and your continued commitment and self-care will support your ongoing healing and personal growth.
Preparation for our psilocybin retreat
We highly recommend some preparation before psychedelic experiences. Preparing for this amazing work can enhance your experience or allow you to enter the psychedelic space in a way that is more trusting or surrendering. It can also help you to set important intentions for your retreat which can benefit your ceremony.
Preparation does not only mean setting intentions, it can also be a grounding practice where you spend time in nature and connect with yourself. This benefits your retreat by quieting the mind, creating space and becoming stable in your root before a mystical experience which allows new insights and information to come through.
Integration after our psilocybin retreat
After a beautiful experience or a challenging one, it can be difficult to return back to daily life. Often times if you are the only person in your network who has tried psychedelics, friends and family may not understand exactly how you are feeling.
Integration is key in this after process and is a crucial part of the healing. Without it a psychedelic journey can remain just that, one journey. However, when we integrate this experience the amazing benefits can truly become life change.
Who our psilocybin retreat is for
Experience the profound benefits of a psilocybin retreat, where you can reconnect with yourself, the world around you, and unlock deeper levels of healing, universal love, and inner peace. No prior experience with psychedelics is required to attend.
People come to our psilocybin retreats for various reasons, seeking expanded awareness and deeper insights. Whether it’s personal development, consciousness expansion, introspection, spiritual growth, or connecting with emotions, a psilocybin experience offers profound possibilities.
In terms of personal development, mental health, and healing, a psilocybin retreat serves as a valuable tool. It can help break through stuck patterns and blockages that no longer serve you, even those deeply rooted in the subconscious. By providing insights and removing these obstacles, psilocybin supports your journey of healing and growth.
Moreover, a psilocybin experience aids in living authentically and aligning with your true self. It challenges limiting beliefs and perspectives, offering a new way of observing reality. While initially disorientating, these profound shifts ultimately liberate you from feelings of lack, insecurity, and dissatisfaction. Psilocybin confronts your shadow-self, releasing trapped energy and enabling the expression of your authentic self and positive mood.
Useful tips for during your psilocybin retreat
During your retreat there are a number of useful tips that can help you on your healing journey.
You may discover beautiful insights and have an amazing experience you do not want to forget. Journaling is a wonderful way to put your thoughts and feelings on paper to read back at a later stage. Likewise, taking voice notes or video recordings can also be helpful for you to reconnect your retreat.
Having an intention to disconnect from the internet may also be a good idea. As work and social media can be distracting or almost addictive we highly recommend to leave the phone alone during your stay so you can focus on yourself.
The biggest tip of all is to be gentle and kind to yourself during this process and not to expect anything out of your experience. Especially if this is your first trip or you are at the beginning of your healing journey, we generally advise you to try and surrender to this process. Our warm team will be with you every step of the way.