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Rob Coffey

Accredited Psychotherapist (MIACP ), Lecturer BA Hons/ MSc

Rob is a university lecturer, has a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Integrative Psychotherapy (Level 9) from Dublin City University, is a accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and is a professional member of MIND- the European Foundation for Psychedelic Science. He is also a qualified Shamanic Counsellor at the Irish Centre for Shamanic and Transpersonal Studies, and is currently finishing an 8 year training as a Transpersonal Therapist 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 had been around reconnecting people to themselves, to each other and to nature. He is deeply connected to the land and sacred sites of Ireland, and for the past few years has been connecting to the ancestral wisdom of gaelic Ireland.

In his twenties he was one of Ireland’s top whitewater kayakers, leading expeditions to most of the most remote locations on the planet, including Iran, the Himalayas and Ethiopia to name but a few.  He has 20 years experience guiding people in some of the most adventurous mountain and river environments on earth. As he evolved into a leading and highly qualified outdoor educator, he became convinced of the healing power of nature. After several near death experiences and the trauma of losing some of his friends to the river, Rob turned to Jungian psychology, yoga and meditation to rehab his body and mind. He has been practising yoga intensively since 2008, and teaching since 2015 when he trained as a Yoga Alliance Teacher (200 RYT) on Maui, He has also completed yoga and meditation trainings in Mexico, India, Guatemala and Spain.

Rob has been a student of Amazonian curanderismo for a number of years, having done several dietas with the renowned  Mahua lineage in Peru. He co-wrote a code of ethics for plant medicine facilitators “A guideline for navigating sexual trauma and harm prevention in psychedelic ceremony space” (www.saferceremony.com), as well as helping to draft the dutch Guild of Guides Code of Ethics.

 

  • Graduate Diploma (Level 9) in Counselling and Integrative Psychotherapy (Dublin City University)
  • BA (Hons)/ MSc (Trinity College Dublin)/ CEP (IEP Grenoble, France)
  • Accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MIACP)
  • Qualified Shamanic Counsellor at the Irish Centre for Shamanic and Transpersonal Studies
  • Certificate in Jungian Studies with the Jung Centre
  • 8 years training as a Transpersonal Therapist at the Irish Centre for Shamanic and Transpersonal Studies
  • Professional member of MIND-  the European Foundation for Psychedelic Science (Berlin)
  • Trained as a Wilderness Quest Facilitator in the US
  • Trained in Trauma Release Exercise (TRE)
  • Professional experience as an Adventure Therapy facilitator in the US
  • Experienced Holiotropic Breathwork practitioner
  • MI qualified Mountain leader, 6000m peak trekking leader, international Class 5 river guide
  • Yoga Alliance Teacher (200 RYT) and meditative yoga teacher

 

Read more about Rob’s own journey here:

 

In the Eye of the Storm

Have a listen to Inwardbound co-founders Rob Coffey and Dr Darragh Stewart give this talk entitled : “The Promise and Challenges of Psychedelic Therapy” here:

 

 

Events with Rob Coffey

InwardBound Private Retreat Programme
July 2, 2019

We offer a 4-day private retreat programme that includes all preparatory and integration work and two sessions with psilocybin truffles. Private retreats are suitable for a single participant or for small groups of 1-4 participants that already know each other. We can arrange suitable dates for you or your group to join two InwardBound facilitators in our retreat centre in the Netherlands This includes: Pre-departure: Full medical screening 1x interview call 1x preparative consultation with our psychotherapist 4x days in a beautiful location in the Netherlands. 2x session with Psilocybin Truffles (stepped dose, higher dose is approx. 25mg clinical dose…

InwardBound May 2021 Group Retreat- **Postponed due coronavirus**
May 17, 2021

5-Day Psychedelic Retreat Our May 2021 retreat takes place in a luxury venue situated in a nature reserve 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, trips to the nature reserve and long walks on the beach. The chapel is available for private reflection and meditation. Our May retreat will be intimate, group-oriented and will faithfully contain…

InwardBound June 2021 Group Retreat **Postponed due coronavirus**
June 7, 2021

5-Day Psychedelic Retreat Our June 2021 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. Our June retreat will be intimate, group-oriented and will faithfully contain the healing process. During the 5-day…

InwardBound September 2021 Group Retreat
September 6, 2021

5-Day Psychedelic Retreat Our September 2021 retreat takes place in a luxury venue situated in a nature reserve 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, trips to the nature reserve and long walks on the beach. The chapel is available for private reflection and meditation. Our September retreat will be intimate, group-oriented and will faithfully contain…

InwardBound October 2021 Group Retreat
October 11, 2021

5-Day Psychedelic Retreat Our October 2021 retreat takes place in a luxury venue situated in a nature reserve 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. Our October retreat will be intimate, group-oriented and will faithfully contain the healing process. During…

InwardBound November 2021 Group Retreat
November 8, 2021

5-Day Psychedelic Retreat Our November 2021 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. Our October retreat will be intimate, group-oriented and will faithfully contain the healing process. During the 5-day…

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