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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 psychotherapy 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.

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

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?

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 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 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. 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.

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 December 2022 Group Retreat- Netherlands (4 days)

With Rob Ó Cobhthaigh- Psychotherapist, Nicky Halliday, Sophie Adler- Psychologist and Helena Angelini- Psychologist

December 12 - 15, 2022
Castricum, Netherlands
Our December 2022 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 4-day retreat.  A private room for every participant and ample common areas provide a place for you to relax, journal, and maximize your stay with us. The peaceful location of the retreat center means there is plenty of opportunity for reflection and walks in nature. The chapel is available for private reflection and meditation.

InwardBound March/ April 2023 Group Retreat- Netherlands (5 days)

With Rob Ó Cobhthaigh- Psychotherapist, Dr. Darragh Stewart Phd, Sophie Adler- Psychologist and Renee Hendriks

March 31 - April 4, 2023
Castricum, Netherlands
Our March/ April 2023 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 April/ May 2023 Group Retreat- Netherlands (5 days)

With Rob Ó Cobhthaigh- Psychotherapist, Dr. Darragh Stewart Phd, Sophie Adler- Psychologist and Renee Hendriks

April 28 - May 2, 2023
Castricum, Netherlands
Our April/ May 2023 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 May 2023 Group Retreat- Netherlands (5 days)

With Rob Ó Cobhthaigh- Psychotherapist, Dr. Darragh Stewart Phd, Sophie Adler- Psychologist and Renee Hendriks

May 26 - 30, 2023
Castricum, Netherlands
Our May 2023 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 – Costa Rica (January/ February 2023)

With Rob Ó Cobhthaigh- Psychotherapist, Renee Hendriks and Sophie Adler- Psychologist

Open Dates
Costa Rica
Inwardbound are running our flagship psilocybin retreats at a beautiful tropical location in Costa Rica in January and February 2023. Inwardbound are one of the world pioneers in psilocybin retreats since 2018, with over 600 clients having come through our psychedelic retreat programmes in the Netherlands. In January and February 2023 we have a limited number of private 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…

InwardBound Private Psilocybin Retreat Programme – Netherlands

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

Open Dates
Netherlands
We provide bespoke private legal and safe psychedelic retreat programmes in the Netherlands. Our private programme is 4 days and supervised by trained our psychechedelic facilitators, and has a pre-screening and integration process supported by our team of facilitators. Our private retreats are suitable for a single participant or for small groups of 1-4 participants that already know each other. 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…

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