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Rob Ó Cobhthaigh

Inwardbound Co-Founder/ Psychotherapeutic Lead Facilitator   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 a fully accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MIACP), 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…

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Dr. Darragh Stewart

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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Caroline McMullen

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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Nicky Halliday- Nutritionalist

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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Michael Ledden- Screening and Psychotherapy

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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Sophie Adler- Psychedelic Therapy training

Sophie-Charlotte Alice Adler, MSc, is a psychologist, hypnotherapist, researcher and author. She has specialised in working with altered states of consciousness since 2017 and has been supervising ketamine infusions at Instituto Dr. Scheib in Mallorca since 2018. In Autumn 2020 she built up a private practice for Dr. Scheib  in Berlin where Ketamine Therapy is offered. Ketamine (off-label use) is currently the only legally available and approved psychedelic substance. With the support of Dr Mario Scheib and Prof Revenstorf, Sophie Adler developed an innovative therapy method, the “Ketamine Hypnosis Package” (KHP). Since 2018, she has accompanied over 400 ketamine infusions…

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Atira Tan- Psychedelic Therapy Training

A TEDx speaker, activist, somatic trauma specialist, #1 Best Selling Author, and yoga teacher & group facilitator, Atira Tan,  is a powerful agent of transformation and change. She has touched the lives of thousands of women, men, and children around the world, supporting them through her 15 years of experience in various somatic and creative trauma recovery approaches.  Passionate about creating safer spaces for everybody, and bringing healing and awareness in the “shadowy” areas of life, Atira has worked as a trauma-informed integration specialist in ayahuasca retreat centers such as the Temple of the Way of Light In Peru and…

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Declan Hammond- Psychedelic Therapy Training

Declan Hammond will be joining us to deliver the harm reduction module on the Inwardbound Introduction to Psychedelic Therapy Training. Declan has decades of experience working in harm reduction in the psychedelic space. He is an ancestral wisdom keeper of the land of Ireland,  a transpersonal therapist and shamanic practitioner.  His life and work has been a passionate search for the most effective healing tools for himself and his patients. This journey has taken him all over the globe studying Eastern and Western approaches to healing and  and traditional shamanic practices. Declan has developed a unique synthesis of these ancient…

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Martin Duffy- Psychedelic Therapy training

Martin is one of the teachers on the Inwardbound ‘Introduction to Psychedelic Therapy” training. Martin is an accredited jungian psychotherapist, who trained as a transpersonal therapist in Dr Stan Grof’s holiotropic states of consciousness.  He is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on celtic shamanism. Martin also spent 30 years working in the Irish psychiatric services, including some pioneering collaborations with legendary Irish psychiatrist and psychedelic pioneer Dr Ivor Browne (pictured with Martin below), who was a contemporary and colleague of Dr Stan Grof. Martin is the director of the OakTree Charitable Trust, a nonprofit organization that…

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Dr Donca Vianu MD- Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Donca Vianu, MD is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist with 40 years work experience spread over different countries and cultures, including in the Netherlands. As a psychiatrist she worked in psychiatric clinics and institutes for mental health care while sustaining her own private practice. Dr Vianu acts in a an advisory role to Inwardbound as a consultant psychiatrist with 40 years experience. As a psychotherapist she trained in Rogerian and Gestalt psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, EMDR, Transcultural psychiatry and Cognitive Behavioural psychotherapy. Lately, in 2018 and 2019, she extended her practice of Hypnotherapy with Regression to Previous Lives, technique she learned in…

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Iniigoos McKay

Inigoos McKay is a medicine pipe carrier of the Sturgeon clan of the Anishinaabe First Nation people of Canada. He has many years experience as a sundancer, and has sundanced with the Blackfoot, Shuswap and Staliumx first nations of Canada.  On special occasions, he brings the sweat lodge medicine of his people to our retreats.

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Jen Doran

Jen Doran facilitates on our Women’s Retreats in Ireland. The Nature Wave is the umbrella name under which all of her loves fall into one – yoga, movement, connection, nurturing our earth and one another . ‘The nature wave’ encompasses our own inner nature and the outer nature around us and all of the waves we move through within life whether they be our own inner cycles, emotions, experiences, health, self awareness, breath, and the outer waves all around us in the form of the seasonal changes, the ebb and flow of the tides, the waves of colour, rain &…

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Niamh O'Connell- Psychotherapist

Niamh offers her skills as an accredited psychotherapist to support clients after Inwardbound’s Irish based (ie non- psychedelic) retreats. Niamh has worked as a therapist for 6 years and is a fully accredited psychotherapist with IACP. She works with many  challenges that clients bring into the therapy room. Some of these include; anxiety, panic attacks,  depression, suicidal ideation, grief, loss, relationship issues, gender, sexuality, low self-esteem, child  sexual abuse, self-harm, and trauma in its many forms. Niamh has also worked in various social care  and community settings. She has worked primarily with children in state care for 10 years and…

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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…

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