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Our Team

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Rob Coffey

Psychotherapist (IACP Preaccredited), Lecturer BA Hons/ MSc Rob is a university lecturer, has a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Integrative Psychotherapy (Level 9) from Dublin City University, is a pre-accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and is a professional member of MIND- the European Foundation for Psychedelic Science. He is also a qualified Shamanic Counsellor at the Irish Centre for Shamanic and Transpersonal Studies, and is currently finishing a 7 year training as a Transpersonal Therapist in the tradition of Dr. Stan Grof. He believes that only way to create change in the world is through inner…

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Dr Darragh Stewart

Plant Geneticist, PhD Darragh has an honours degree in Natural Science and a Ph.D. in Plant Developmental Genetics. He is passionate about psychedelic science and specifically the role of plant medicines in mental health. In his mid-twenties under the immense pressure of the Ph.D., Darragh suffered from depression and anxiety due to the demanding nature of the work. During this time he had a life changing break-through both mentally and spiritually, with the aid of psychedelic medicines and the power of holistic healing. He is now passionate about helping others who may also benefit from the science of psychedelics. Having…

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Caroline McMullen

Caroline has a passion for nature and reconnecting people to nature and to themselves through different healing modalities. She is qualified yoga instructor, art teacher and holistic therapist, with a particular focus on working with medicinal essential oils. She has been facilitating wellbeing retreats for the past 6 years, with particular emphasis on the healing power of mandalas as a mindfulness tool. Her energy and enthusiasm is infectious and the joy she brings is a real asset for our retreats.

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Michael Ledden

Michael is a fully accredited psychotherapist (IACP, IAHIP, ICP Accredited, Msc. Clinical Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy) with an interest in CBT, Mindfulness, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Existential and Transpersonal Therapy. Following extensive personal therapy conducted throughout training as a therapist, Michael discovered and cultivated an interest in plant medicines, transpersonal psychology and shamanic healing. He views them all as ground-breaking areas for the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual healing and advancement for all ready to answer the call. Professionally, Michael works as a psychotherapist with short term and long term clients, runs his own service Anxiety Ireland, and is involved…

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Nicky Halliday

Nicky studied Culinary Arts in a holistic nutrition school in California. This professional training focused on cooking delicious nourishing food for optimum health. As Nicky is also a qualified nutritional therapist, she dedicates her time to preparing dishes that can be adapted to everybody’s health requirements. Her food is not only bursting with nutrients, it tastes delicious too. Nicky started the fresh food deli in The Hopsack Health Store and worked as the head chef there for 3.5 years. Since then she decided to go on an adventure to Central America where she has gained so much experience working as head chef at Farm of…

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Karol Liver

Karol Liver (MSc in Social Studies, B.A. in Arts) is a plant medicine researcher, art curator and educator, with over fifteen years of combined experience in teaching, lecturing and personal development-oriented work. His academic research investigated the sociopsychological constructs and cultural pressures influencing the movement of people throughout history. He holds a diploma in Photography and has been actively involved in artistic and curatorial activities since 2006. Karol propagates a holistic, bio-spiritual model for personal health – where spiritual exploration is accompanied by mental self-care, bodywork and emotional awareness. He is also a practitioner of Tsa Lung, a Tibetan breathing…

How do we Work?

"The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek"- Joseph Campbell

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. During the psychedelic journey, clients have their own comfortable, safe space to journey inwards. We use mindfold eye masks and earphones with music to allow clients journey inwards. We hold space for our clients and do not intervene in our client's process unless specifically asked to.

"Western Science is approaching a paradigm shift of unprecedented proportions, one that will change our concepts of reality and of human nature, bridge the gap between ancient wisdom and modern science, and reconcile the differences between Eastern spirituality and Western pragmatism."
Dy Stan Grof in ‘Beyond the Brain'

Our methodology is based on cutting edge scientific studies and psychological models from research universities such as Imperial College London and John Hopkins University. Without being prescriptive for our clients,  we are also informed by a land-based ancestral spiritual tradition based on our Irish heritage. The science of psilocybin is new, the medicine is not, and is part of our celtic and broader shared human heritage.

While giving guidance when necessary, we allow our clients to process their experiences through the prism of their own cultural, spiritual and personal perspectives. 'The map is not the territory', and while we can offer guidance based on our multi-disciplinary training and personal lived experience, we do not inform our clients on the meaning of their experiences, although we can help them frame their experience within the context of their own psychology and personal belief systems.

Our integration process is designed to help our clients embody their vision, with one-to-one consultations and group facilitation. We find that the shared experience and human connection helps our clients to find meaning and support. We also integrate in our model the three core conditions of humanistic psychology that have been showed to create change : empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. These core conditions have been proven to be an essential component of any therapeutic relationship. While maintaining boundaries, we deal with all our clients in a warm and caring way.

At Inwardbound we believe in weaving together the threads of science and spirituality, knowing that these two ways are one.

 

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to reconnect people to themselves, to each other and to nature. We facilitate people's healing, trauma release, exploration of the unknown, non-ordinary states of consciousness or shift in perspectives. We promote the exploration of inner creativity and personal development.

We want to raise consciousness to create a better human experience, to create community and contribute to the debate on the safe use of psychedelics through contained wellness retreats.

Our Vision

  1. To provide a platform to facilitate people’s self-exploration: a safe and legal container for this process, in a supportive, non-judgemental and transparent way.
  2. To promote personal breakthroughs, self-growth, creativity and inner healing.
  3. To re-connect people to themselves, to each other and to nature.
  4. To be world leaders and pioneers in the field of psychedelic therapy.
  5. To contribute to the evolution of global consciousness.

Our Values

Integrity. Trust. Best Practice within a legal and scientific framework. Honesty. The principal of do-no-harm. Open, clear communication. Experience. Confidence. Consistency. Sustainability. Socially Conscious Business. Reduce Suffering. Promote Healing.

 

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