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  • €2,299.00 – €2,299 per person
  • €1,999.00 – 1,999 per person sharing a room as a couple

Date & Time Details: Wednesday 25th - Friday 27th September 2024

Location: Castricum, Netherlands

Contact: Inwardbound Team
[email protected]

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(NEW) Inwardbound Self Experience Training and Retreat for Therapists & Mental Health Professionals: Netherlands Sept 2024 (3 days)

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

September 25 - 27, 2024

We have created a bespoke self-experience retreat for therapists and mental health professionals to put the theory of using psilocybin for healing into practice, in a safe and legal environment.

With almost 1,000 participants on our retreats over the past 6 years, Inwardbound are one of the world leaders in delivering psilocybin retreats. About 10% of our clients have been psychiatrists or other mental health professionals.

Our 3 day in-person, experiential retreat can be combined the Inwardbound Introduction to Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy online training programme for an investment of €999 when you attend our practical retreat. This will give you a comprehensive introduction to Psychedelic Assisted Therapy.

Our retreat will be intimate (8-13 people), group-oriented. During the retreat, you will have 1 session with psilocybin truffles, complemented by a range of activities designed to maximise your experience. The retreat will give you a comprehensive theoretical framework as well a practical experiential aspect on psychedelic assisted therapy.

Here’s what our retreat programme has in store for you:

  • Group Preparation Session: Prepare yourself for the transformative journey ahead with guided preparation sessions led by our Psychotherapist and experienced facilitators. Explore intention setting, safety protocols, and self-care practices.
  • 1:1 consultation with a Psychotherapist: This will assist you in preparing for the experience ahead.
  • 2 x Training Workshops on Psychedelic Assisted Therapy: Theory and practical advice with the Inwardbound founders; Psychotherapist Rob Coffey & Dr. Darragh Stewart phd.
  • An online training programme: The added option to take part in the  Inwardbound Introduction to Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy online training programme for an investment of €999.
  • 1 Psilocybin Ceremony: Experience the profound healing potential of psilocybin in a safe and supportive ceremonial setting. Guided by experienced facilitators, you’ll embark on a journey of inner exploration, gaining insights and perspectives that can enhance your understanding of mental health and healing.
  • Integration Sessions: Process and integrate your psilocybin experience with guided integration sessions and a 1:1 consultation. This will help you to make sense of your insights, to assist in integrating them into your daily life.
  • Yoga & Meditation: Reconnect with your body, mind, and spirit through daily yoga practices. Cultivate strength, flexibility, and inner peace as you move through gentle flows, grounding poses, and mindful meditation, fostering a deeper connection with yourself and the present moment.
  • Breathwork: Tap into the transformative power of your breath with breathwork sessions designed to release tension stored in the body, unlock stagnant energy, and cultivate a sense of balance and vitality.
  • Time in nature and to relax: Enjoy walks in the national park woodlands surrounding the retreat center and unwind in the sauna or around the fire pit in the evening.
  • Community Support: Join a community of like-minded professionals who share your passion for mental health and holistic healing. Forge meaningful connections, share insights and experiences, and offer mutual support and encouragement as you journey together towards greater well-being and fulfilment.

Our retreat takes place in a beautiful venue situated 45 minutes north of 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. 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.

Please note: To apply for a retreat, please email [email protected]. We will arrange an exploration call with you where we can answer any questions you may have. If you feel a retreat would benefit you, you can then submit a full screening form and deposit to hold your place. A consultation call with a Psychotherapist will then be arranged to assure full suitability for our retreat.

What’s Included?

  • Pre-departure:
    • 1:1 Exploration call to see if the retreat is suitable for you
    • 1:1 Preparative Consultation Call with a Psychotherapist
    • Group Preparation and Information Call
    • 2 x Training Workshops on Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Theory and Preparation
    • Optional extra: Inwardbound Introduction to Psychedelic Assisted Therapy online course for an investment of €999.
    • Inwardbound Preparation Programme Workbook
  • The Retreat:
    • 3x Day retreat in a beautiful location in the Netherlands
    • 1x Sessions with Psilocybin Truffles (medium- high dose)
    • 2x Nights private accommodation or shared if requested for couples/friends
    • Private transfer to/from the retreat centre from central Amsterdam
    • Small groups: 8-13 participants maximum
    • Personal care: 1 Psychotherapist, 2-3 full-time facilitators to maximise individual care and attention
    • All meals: vegetarian & vegan options, organic and local (where possible)
    • Yoga and meditation
    • Workshops in breathing techniques (e.g. pranayama, Wim Hof)
    • Group intention setting, sharing and integration circles
    • Embodiment movement
    • Art therapy and mandala work
    • Ecotherapy and nature walks
    • Individual consultations with the Psychotherapist
  •  Integration post retreat:
    • 1:1 Integrative Consultation Call with a Psychotherapist
    • Group Integration Call
    • Follow-up options and referrals
    • Integration workbooks and materials

Key Dates

  • 1:1 Consultation with the Psychotherapist 
  • 2x hour long Psychedelic Assisted Training Calls: 2-3 weeks before the retreat
  • Online Preparation and Information  Call: 2 weeks before the retreat
  • Retreat (Netherlands): Wednesday 25th – Friday 27th September 2024
  • 1:1 Consultation with the Psychotherapist: 7-14 days after the retreat
  • Online Group Integration Call: 2 weeks after the retreat

 

 Travel To/From the Netherlands

  • Meeting point: Near Amsterdam central train station on Wednesday 23rd September 2024 at 11.00
  • We provide transfers from Amsterdam to the retreat centre. If you have your own transportation, please let us know.
  • Dropoff point: Near Amsterdam central train station or airport around 15:00 on Friday 27th September 2024.

Attendance

Consultations and the group calls are online using Google Meets.

About the Venue

  • Sauna and plunge pool
  • Fire pit
  • Woodburning stove
  • Underfloor heating
  • Free Wifi

Booking Conditions

    • Deposit of €1,000 is required to secure your place.
    • The programme fee does not include flights or other transport to the Netherlands.
    • For legal reasons, the cost of the truffles are not included. We will arrange for you to buy the truffles from a third party (allow €50 for medium to high dose).
    • Prices inclusive of VAT @ 21%
    • If you do not qualify for the retreat programme after a consultation with our Psychotherapist, we will return your deposit minus a consultation and admin fee of 200 euro.
    • In the event of a cancellation due to Dutch government coronavirus regulations, we will transfer your booking to the next available retreat dates (ie we will not be offering refunds). Current Dutch government advice can be seen here
    • Read full Terms & Conditions.
    • Our coronavirus protocols can be found under the FAQ section of our website

      Refund, change of date and Cancellation Policy: 

      • The retreat is 100% refundable for a cancellation 60+ days before the retreat start date minus €200 consultation & admin fee.
      • The event is 50% refundable if cancelled 30-59 days before the start date minus €200 consultation & admin fee.
      • The retreat is non-refundable if cancelled 0-29 days before the retreat start date.
    • To move your booking to another retreat: 
      • 50+ days before the original retreat start date, this will be free of charge.
      • 20-49 days before the original retreat start date, there is a 30% charge
      • 10-20 days before the original retreat start date, there is a 40% charge
      • 0-10 days before the original retreat start date, there is a 50% charge

 

Why InwardBound?

  • At InwardBound, our interdisciplinary team of psychotherapists, PhD scientists and holistic therapists believe 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 3-4 facilitators, 8- 13 participants. This low ratio allows us to provide the highest possible standard of care for our participants.
  • We have worked with nearly 1,000 clients in this space since 2018.

Questions?

Please visit the InwardBound website or contact us.

Facilitators

Rob Ó Cobhthaigh (Psychotherapist)
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 and the Institute of Psychedelic Therapy (UK). He is also a qualified transpersonal therapist, and has completed an 8 year training as a Transpersonal therapist at the Irish Centre for Shamanic and Transpersonal Studies (Dunderry Park), in the tradition of Dr. Stan Grof. He is currently enrolled on the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) Certificate…
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Dr. Darragh Stewart Phd
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 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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Renee Hendriks
Ever since a young age Renée became aware of the energy that exists in and around us. Dealing with depression and family trauma since puberty inspired her even more to go within and explore her innerworld.  In 2015 she had a life changing experience during her first Ayahuasca Ceremony. From that moment she established a deep 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 fully present with her open heart and grounded personality, she creates a safe and…
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