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4-5 day Psychedelic Group Retreat Programmes

We provide legal psychedelic retreat programmes with a 4-5 day retreat in the Netherlands as the focal point. Our programme has a pre-screening and integration process supported by our team of facilitators.

Our programmes combine best practice in psychedelic facilitation with the support of 3 preparation sessions and 3 integration session, 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.

We offer scholarships to those from socio-economic backgrounds who cannot afford the price of our retreats.

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Can I Participate?

Our retreat programmes may suit if you are looking for:

 Inner Transformation and Growth

 Self-knowledge and self-actualisation.

 Creativity and cognitive boost.

Deepening your relationship with yourself, with others and with the natural world

Connecting deeper with yourself, your inner child and remembering who you are

Our retreat programmes are not suitable if:

 You an in very vulnerable emotional or psychological state

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

 You are currently on psychiatric medication including SSRIS

 You have a personal or family history of psychosis

 You are dealing with serious addiction or have substance abuse issues

 You are dealing with suicidality or have suicideal ideation

You are dealing with severe anxiety

You are currently suffering from severe stress or burnout

Please note that we do not make any medical or therapeutic claims about our psilocybin retreats in the Netherlands

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 with a psychotherapist 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, suicidality), cannot cease any psychiatric medication (ie 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?

As part of all our group retreat preparation programmes in the Netherlands,  we include 6 preparation and integration sessions,  including psychological coaching workshops, group preparation/ integration processes, and a one to one preparation and integration consultation with a psychotherapist.

Stage 3:

The Psychedelic Retreat weekend

The Vision

Our experience retreats take place over four or five days at one of our beautiful retreat centres in the Netherlands. Participants are asked to make their own way to Amsterdam by 18:00 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 at lunch time of the fifth day. For our 4 day retreats, we have one psilocybin journey and the retreat ends at lunch time on the fourth 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.

After your retreat, we organise three integration sessions including a psychological coaching integration workshop, a group integration process and a one-to-one integration consultation with a psychotherapist: 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.

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 tradition 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 four facilitators (a balance of male and female) to a maximum of 13 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. We do not claim to heal or fix anyone. Nor do we work with people in very vulnerable emotional, psychological or mental states. We do, however,  strongly trust in the power of psilocybin, the psychological process that unfolds on our retreats, and have witnessed many clients have transformative and life changing experiences.

As part of all our group retreat preparation programmes in the Netherlands,  we include 6 preparation and integration sessions,  including psychological coaching workshops, group preparation/ integration processes, and a one to one preparation and integration consultation with a psychotherapist.

Pricing

The prices for our 2023 Group Retreats in the Netherlands are 3,999 euro for our 4 day retreat, 4799 euro for a 5 day retreat

What is included?

Private room

transfers to and from Amsterdam Central or Amsterdam Schiphol airport

Preparation and Integration with our psychotherapists

What is not included?

Flights to Amsterdam

Psilocybin Truffles (budget 75 euro)

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, suicidality or suicidal ideation, clinical depression or a personality disorders, or who are dealing with serious addiction or substance abuse issues.

Our Methods

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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

We have a wide range of group retreats for you to choose from

Select a group retreat from the list below

Inwardbound Group Retreat: Netherlands March 2024 (5 days)

With Renee Hendriks and Dr Lauretta Cundy Phd, Psychologist

March 25 - 29, 2024
Castricum, Netherlands
Our retreat takes place in a beautiful venue situated an hour from Amsterdam. The authentic 19th-century Dutch abbey accommodation provides the perfect setting for your 5-day retreat.  A private room 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 and walks in nature. The chapel is available for private reflection and meditation.

Inwardbound Group Retreat: Netherlands 22nd – 25th April 2024 (4 days)

With Rob Ó Cobhthaigh and Dr. Darragh Stewart Phd

April 22 - 25, 2024
Castricum, Netherlands
Our retreat takes place in a beautiful venue situated an hour from Amsterdam. The authentic 19th-century Dutch abbey accommodation provides the perfect setting for your retreat.  A private room 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 and walks in nature. The chapel is available for private reflection and meditation.

Inwardbound Group Retreat: Netherlands July 2024 (5 days)

With Dr. Darragh Stewart Phd, Renee Hendriks and Rob Ó Cobhthaigh

July 1 - 5, 2024
Castricum, Netherlands
Our retreat takes place in a beautiful venue situated an hour from Amsterdam. The authentic 19th-century Dutch abbey accommodation provides the perfect setting for your 5-day retreat.  A private room 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 and walks in nature. The chapel is available for private reflection and meditation.

Inwardbound Group Retreat: Netherlands Sept 2024 (5 days)

With Rob Ó Cobhthaigh, Dr. Darragh Stewart Phd and Renee Hendriks

September 23 - 27, 2024
Castricum, Netherlands
Our retreat takes place in a beautiful venue situated an hour from Amsterdam. The authentic 19th-century Dutch abbey accommodation provides the perfect setting for your 5-day retreat.  A private room 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 and walks in nature. The chapel is available for private reflection and meditation.

Inwardbound Group Retreat: Netherlands 30th Sept – 3rd Oct 2024 (4 days)

With Rob Ó Cobhthaigh, Dr. Darragh Stewart Phd and Helena Angelini- Psychologist

September 30 - October 3, 2024
Castricum, Netherlands
Our retreat takes place in a beautiful venue situated an hour from Amsterdam. The authentic 19th-century Dutch abbey accommodation provides the perfect setting for your retreat.  A private room 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 and walks in nature. The chapel is available for private reflection and meditation.

Inwardbound Group Retreat: Netherlands Oct 2024 (5 days)

With Rob Ó Cobhthaigh, Dr. Darragh Stewart Phd and Renee Hendriks

October 14 - 18, 2024
Castricum, Netherlands
Our retreat takes place in a beautiful venue situated an hour from Amsterdam. The authentic 19th-century Dutch abbey accommodation provides the perfect setting for your 5-day retreat.  A private room 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 and walks in nature. The chapel is available for private reflection and meditation.

If you would prefer a private retreat please select one from the list below.

  You have an option to have a private retreat as a single participant or with people you know.

InwardBound Private Psilocybin Retreat Programme

With Rob Ó Cobhthaigh, Dr. Darragh Stewart Phd, Nicky Halliday, Caroline McMullen, Michael Ledden- Psychotherapist, Renee Hendriks, Sophie Adler- Psychologist, Helena Angelini- Psychologist and Dr Lauretta Cundy Phd, Psychologist

Open Dates
Netherlands
Please note: We are fully booked for privates up until the end of April. Please see our group retreats or get in touch for the cancellation list. To apply please fill out our pre-screening form and secure your place with a deposit. Once received we will send our full screening form and arrange your screening and consultation call to assure your suitability for our retreat. We provide bespoke private legal and safe psychedelic retreat programmes in the Netherlands. Our private programme is 4 days and supervised by trained our psychedelic facilitators, and has a pre-screening and integration process supported by our team…

InwardBound 5 day Retreat: Costa Rica March 15th-19th 2024

With Dr. Darragh Stewart Phd and Rob Ó Cobhthaigh

March 15 - 19, 2024
Costa Rica
Please note: To apply please fill out our pre-screening form and secure your place with a deposit. Once received we will send our full screening form and arrange your screening and consultation call to assure your suitability for our retreat. In January, February and March 2024 we have a limited number of private small group retreats available in Costa Rica with our Inwardbound psychedelic facilitation team. The Inwardbound team have spoken at psychedelic therapy conferences about their pioneering work and are world leaders in the field of psychedelic therapy. Our Inwardbound Costa Rica programme is supervised by trained psychotherapists and…

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