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December 2019 Retreat
Only a couple of places are remaining for our December retreat. Apply now to avoid disappointment!

Psychedelic Retreat Programmes

We provide legal psychedelic retreat programmes with a 5 day retreat in the Netherlands as the focal point. Our programme has a pre-screening and integration process supported by our team of facilitators.

Evidence-based scientific research shows that psilocybin may improve mental health. Our programmes combine best practice in psychedelic facilitation with the support of facilitation and a range of integration methods.

Our methodology is based on the work of Dr Stan Grof. We provide a safe container for you to maximise your experience with psilocybin in order to access your own inner healer.

Can I Participate?

Our retreat programmes may suit if you are looking for:

Self-growth or self-actualisation.

Creativity and cognitive boost.

Potential alleviation from the symptoms of depression, anxiety or OCD.

Relief from nicotine addiction or compulsive behaviours.

Potential alleviation of migraine or cluster headaches.

Working with trauma and PTSD (pending successful pre- screening by one of our psychotherapists)

Our retreat programmes are not suitable if:

You have a diagnosed psychiatric illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar, clinical depression or a personality disorder

You cannot cease your psychiatric medication 5 weeks before the retreat (including SSRIS)

You have a personal or family history of psychosis

You are dealing with serious addiction or have substance abuse issues

Next Retreat Dates

InwardBound December 2019 Group Retreat

With David McNamara, Rob Coffey, Caroline McMullen, Dr Darragh Stewart and Aoife Howe

December 6 - 10, 2019
Castricum, Netherlands
Our December 2019 retreat takes place in a luxury venue situated in a nature reserve an hour from Amsterdam. The authentic 19th-century Dutch farmhouse accommodation provides the perfect setting for your 5-day retreat. A private room is provided for every participant and the ample common areas provide a place for you to relax, journal and maximise your stay with us. The peaceful location of the retreat centre means there is plenty of opportunity for reflection, trips to the nature reserve and long walks on the beach. The chapel is available for private reflection and meditation. The winter retreat will take…
From €2,222.00
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InwardBound March 2020 Group Retreat

With David McNamara, Rob Coffey, Caroline McMullen, Dr Darragh Stewart and Aoife Howe

March 13 - 17, 2020
Leens, Netherlands
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…
From €1,950.00
Places remaining: 10
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Private Psychedelic Retreat

Open Dates
Netherlands
We offer a 4-day private retreat programme that includes all preparatory and integration work and two sessions with psilocybin truffles.

Private retreats are suitable for a single participant or for small groups of 2-4 participants that already know each other.

We can arrange suitable dates for you or your group to join two InwardBound facilitators in our retreat centre in the Netherlands
From €2,999.00
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September 2019 Group Retreat

September 20-24, 2019
Leens, Netherlands
Our September 2019 psychedelic 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.
Places remaining: 0/12

May 2019 Group Retreat

May 20-14, 2019
Beekbergen Netherlands
Our May 2019 psychedelic 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.
Places remaining: 0/12

March 2019 Group Retreat

March 15-19, 2019
Dijken, Netherlands
Our March 2019 psychedelic retreat takes place in a beautiful quiet rural location in the famous Frisian Lake district of the Netherlands. The retreat centre is a spacious but cosy family house with beautiful views all around. There are opportunities for walks around the nearby lakes and canals. Amenities include sauna, outdoor heated swimming pool and large open fireplace.

This 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.
Places remaining: 0/6
Interested in Participating?
If you would like to talk with us about our retreat programmes, please schedule a callback appointment.

What to Expect

Stage 1: Pre-screening

The Call

Once your application is submitted, our screening process begins. Each successful application will receive an hour consultation to ensure our retreats are mutually suitable and to answer any of your questions. Our retreats are not suitable for people who have had a mental health diagnosis (such as psychosis, schizophrenia, bi-polar, clinical depression or personality disorders), cannot cease any psychiatric medication (including SSRIS), or are dealing with serious addiction or substance abuse issues.

Stage 2: Pre-departure

Intention - The Quest

Our pre-departure process allows us to communicate with all our participants, to answer any questions. We set an individual and collective intention and prepare for our journey. What is it that you intend to heal, how do you want to grow?

Stage 3: The Psychedelic Retreat weekend

The Vision

Our experience retreats take place over five days at one of our beautiful retreat centres in the Netherlands. Participants are asked to make their own way to Amsterdam by 17:00 on the first evening of the retreat. From there we arrange transport to our retreat centre.

On the first evening of grounding and preparation, we set an individual and collective intention. What is it you intend to let go of, what do you intend to heal, how do you want to grow?

Our psychedelic sessions take place the afternoons of the second and third day, and are followed by two powerful days of integration using different therapeutic modalities from Art therapy to yoga. Our programmes are based on the pioneering work of Dr Stan Grof.

The retreat ends on the evening of the fifth day.

Stage 4: Post-Integration

The Return: Embodying the Vision

Immediately after your retreat, we provide a one-on-one integrative consultation session to help you embody and integrate your experience.

A few weeks after your retreat, we will organise an online video conference for sharing, support, integration, and grounding. What have you learnt? How do you embody what you have learnt into your everyday life?

Why Psilocybin?

Psilocybin mushrooms have a long history of medicinal use, and are being investigated as a modern treatment for a range of mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, addiction and PTSD. Studies show that they can improve psychological health in the long term, can create lasting personality change, making people calmer, happier and more open-minded. Their use are associated with lower levels of mental illness. Research shows that just a single dose of psilocybin can lift anxiety and depression for six months or longer. They may be effective in quitting smoking and help with relationship therapy. Not only do they help people with mental health issues, they have also been shown to help people who are already well to improve their lives. Magic mushrooms can reignite a sense of awe in the world and can reliably trigger a mystical or spiritual experience. In Ireland, where most of the Inwardbound team are from, magic mushrooms have a long ancestral history of being used as a medicine and spiritual guide.

Why InwardBound?

  • At InwardBound, our interdisciplinary team of psychotherapists, PhD scientists and holistic therapists believes in weaving together the threads of science and spirituality, knowing that the two ways are one. We work in the broad tradition of Dr Stan Grof - creating a safe container for people to access the wisdom of their own inner healer.
  • We come from a long lineage of psilocybin use in Ireland. Our Celtic ancestors used the wild mushrooms of Northern Europe (Psilocybe Semilanceata) and worked with the patterns of nature for healing and spiritual growth and we continue that land-based ancestral tradition to create a modern context for psilocybin ceremony and reconnection with nature.
  • We hold small groups with five facilitators (a balance of male and female) to a maximum of 12 participants. This very low ratio allows us to provide the highest possible standard of care for our participants using humanistic psychology’s core conditions of: empathy, being real and unconditional positive regard. Private rooms are available on most retreats.

Is it legal?

We work in the Netherlands, where the sale and purchase of psilocybin-containing truffles is legal, allowing us to work within the law.

Is it safe?

When used correctly, psilocybin is one of the safest drugs to consume, having no detrimental effect on long-term mental health.

However, our programmes are not suitable for people with a history of psychosis, bipolar, schizophrenia, clinical depression or a personality disorders, or who are dealing with serious addiction or substance abuse issues.

 

"I would highly recommend Inward bound 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

What the Experts Say

Dr Roland Griffiths, Professor of Psychiatry at John Hopkins University, Baltimore

The science of psilocybin and its use to relieve suffering

This is certainly the most interesting and exciting thing I’ve come across in my career as a psychiatrist.. This is more about the patient’s relationship with feelings of depression and how they are understood and processed.

- Dr. James Rucker, Institute of Psychiatry (UK)

Psychedelics will do for the understanding of consciousness what telescopes did for the understanding of astronomy, and microscopes did for the understanding of biology

- Dr Stan Grof

 

Schedule a Callback
If you would like to talk with us about our retreat programmes, please schedule a callback appointment.

Next Retreat Dates

Dates Retreat Programmes Location Details Available Spots Availability
December 6 - 10, 2019 InwardBound December 2019 Group Retreat Castricum, Netherlands 0 Full (wait list)
March 13 - 17, 2020 InwardBound March 2020 Group Retreat Leens, Netherlands 10 Open

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