InwardBound Private Retreat Programme- Netherlands
With Rob Ó Cobhthaigh, Dr. Darragh Stewart, Nicky Halliday, Caroline McMullen, Michael Ledden- Screening and Psychotherapy and Renee Hendriks
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 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 can arrange suitable dates for you or your group to join two InwardBound facilitators in our retreat centre in the Netherlands. Once you have a date in mind please send us an email to [email protected] to book it in.
- Full screening
- 1x interview call
- 1x preparative consultation with one of our psychotherapists
- 4x days in a beautiful private center in the Netherlands.
- 2x session with Psilocybin Truffles (stepped dose, higher dose is approx. 25mg clinical dose of psilocybin)
- 3x overnight accommodation in private rooms
- 2x full-time trained facilitators
- Private transfer from Amsterdam/Schiphol/hotel to and from the retreat centre
- All meals: vegetarian, organic and local (where possible)
- Bodywork with yoga and/or qi gong
- Workshops in breathing techniques (e.g. pranayama, Wim Hof)
- Art therapy and mandala work
- Eco therapy and nature walks
- Depending on the participant, we may also offer:
- Massage therapy
- Transpersonal therapy
- Essential oils
- 1x integrative consultation with our psychotherapist
- Follow-up options and referrals
- Integration workbook
- Lifetime access to community
We operate a pool of retreat venues in beautiful locations in rural Netherlands. We can choose a suitable venue for you or your group. Our venues have private rooms and may offer a sauna, hot tub, lake, forest walks, etc.
- Meeting Point Central Amsterdam “Prins Heerlijk” café, your hotel or Schiphol airport at 18:00 on the first day of the retreat
- Dropoff Point Schiphol Airport, your hotel or central Amsterdam no later than 15:00 on the final day of the retreat or earlier if requested.
Example retreat Schedule
Day 1: Airport or hotel Pick up at 18:00. 19:00 Arrive at venue for evening of preparation, dinner, opening circle and early night.
Day 2: Early wake up with Yoga and meditation followed by breakfast. Mid-day Psilocybin session 1. Evening of reflection with support followed by dinner and evening integration practices.
Day 3: Early wake up with Yoga and meditation followed by breakfast. Mid-day Psilocybin session 2. Evening of reflection with support followed by dinner and evening practices.
Day 4: Early wake up with Yoga and meditation followed by breakfast. Morning of Integration and support. Closing circle and leave venue. Arrival at drop off point no later than 15:00 or earlier if requested
- If you do not qualify for the retreat programme, we will return your deposit.
- Read full Terms & Conditions.
From January 2022, we are also offering private retreats in Costa Rica. More details here
If the private retreat is not an option we recommend checking out our group retreat options here
Private retreat FAQ
1. Where do you meet on the first day of the retreat?
We arrange pick up in Amsterdam at your hotel or from the central train station or Schipol airport
2. When does the final payment need to be in by?
Final payment needs to be sent 1 month before the retreat start date
3. Where is the venue?
We operate from a pool of venues that are no more than 1 hour from the pickup point.
4. Can I book extra preparation or integration sessions?
Yes, these can be added on before booking in or after.
5. What are the doses of truffles used?
The first session is a medium-high dose. The second is a higher dose.
6. How long are the sessions?
Approximately 4-7 hours
7. Do I have to do 2 doses?
We offer the two doses as standard. It is up to the participant if they want to do both doses. We allow plenty of time for discussion so you can feel what is right for you.
8. What dates can I book?
We have a range of availability. Please let us know the dates you have in mind and we can try our best to accommodate you.
9. What is better a private retreat or the group retreat?
This depends on your circumstances. The private retreat is bespoke and tailored to your needs. You have the full attention, care, and presence of 2 facilitators. The private retreat gives you full privacy, space, and time to reflect and connect to yourself. The group retreat can be a beautiful experience connecting with other like-minded people who are on a similar journey to you. Great connections can form with sharing of insights, wisdom, and knowledge. There is lots of insight in the group sharing circles.
10. Do I need to take work off after the retreat?
It is not essential but we do suggest taking off as much time as you can to allow you to reflect
11. How many facilitators are there?
We have 1 male and 1 female on all our private retreats.
Inwardbound Co-Founder Rob (MSc/ BA Hons) is the co-founder of Inwardbound. He has a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Integrative Psychotherapy (Level 9) from Dublin City University, is an accredited psychotherapist, and is a professional member of MIND- the European Foundation for Psychedelic Science. He is also a qualified Shamanic Counsellor in Celtic Shamanism, and has completed an 8 year training as a Transpersonal Therapist at the Irish Centre for Shamanic and Transpersonal Studies, in the tradition of Dr. Stan Grof. He believes that only way to create change in the world is through inner psychological work, and his work…
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Inwardbound Co-Founder/ Scientific Lead Facilitator. Dr Darragh Stewart (Phd) is the co-founder of Inwardbound. In his early-twenties, Darragh reached a turning point in his life. Due to the death of his grandmother, the ending of a long-term relationship, and the immense pressure of his University studies, he had a mental breakdown. He suffered from bouts of depression, anxiety, and a general dissatisfaction with how he was living his life. These problems sent him on a quest to find inner healing, truth, and a new way of being in the world. During the rest of his twenties, he had a life-changing…
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Nicky’s interest in nutrition was awakened when she travelled around the world and explored a huge variety of cuisines. On arriving back in Ireland, she made the decision to study Nutritional Therapy. Nicky was fascinated by what she learned about the connection between what we consume and our health. Having passed her Nutritional Therapy course with distinction she decided that she wanted to bring together her love for cooking and her knowledge of nutrition. When she came across Bauman College Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts School, she felt a deep calling from within, and decided to quit her job in…
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Director of Customer Care. Caroline is the customer care lead on our retreats, making sure that our clients are comfortable, nourished and looked after. 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…
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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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A little over 6 years ago, Renée had a life changing experience during her first Ayahuasca Ceremony. From that moment she established a strong connection with plant medicine and she has been attending and co-facilitating many different sacred medicine ceremonies since then. Assisting others in their journey inwards is something she loves to do most. By being present with her open heart and grounded personality, she creates a safe and loving environment. By using her voice as a tool for guidance she is able to hold a solid container where you can truly surrender into yourself and discover what it is that wants to be seen.
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