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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 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  deeply 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.

Before becoming a psychotherapist, Rob was a university lecturer and will be co-ordinating our Inwardbound Psychedelic Therapy training programme.

  • 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 Ó Cobhthaigh

InwardBound Private Retreat Programme- Netherlands
January 1, 1970

We provide legal psychedelic retreat programmes with a 4 day  private retreat in the Netherlands as the focal point. Our programme is supervised by trained psychotherapists, 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…

InwardBound Private Psychedelic Retreat Programme - Costa Rica
January 1, 1970

We provide psychedelic retreat programmes with a 4 day  private retreat in the Costa Rica as the focal point. Our programme is supervised by trained psychotherapists, 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 1-5 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…

InwardBound September 2021 Group Retreat
September 3, 2021

5-Day Psychedelic Retreat Our September 2021 retreat takes place in a beautiful quiet rural location in the north of the Netherlands. The retreat centre is a spacious but cosy traditional farm house with beautiful views all around. The venue is surrounded by mature trees, canals and farmland and is close to the North Sea. Amenities include sauna, hot tub and large open fireplace. Our September retreat will be intimate, group-oriented and will faithfully contain the healing process. During the 5-day retreat, we will have 2 sessions with psilocybin truffles, complemented by a range of activities designed to maximise your experience…

Inwardbound "Introduction to Psychedelic Therapy" online training - 25% Early Bird Discount
September 25, 2021

Inwardbound are running a 11 week, online “Introduction to Psychedelic Therapy” training programme”, blending cutting edge psychotherapy and science, with the ancestral wisdom of Ireland. The core Inwardbound team have been running psilocybin retreats in the Netherlands for three years, and are one of the pioneering psilocybin retreats in the world, with hundreds of people having come through our retreats. Course Objectives The aim of this programme is to provide a comprehensive overview of the field of psychedelic therapy from both a spiritual, shamanic and scientific, psychological perspective knowing that ultimately the two ways are one. We are bringing together…

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…

Inwardbound Visionary Inspiration Retreat for CEOs, entrepreneurs and leaders
January 17, 2022

The Inwardbound team are running a very special visionary 10 day retreat in Costa Rica for executives, CEOs, and thought leaders. This retreat has a very special intention- to help leaders to re-focus their energy on their correct life path. Aligning words, with thoughts, with actions, with emotions. Once we help you re-align, we will help you re-vision. Life purpose will be the intention of this retreat, allowing people the time and space to re-vision, and re-new their life direction. We will be using psilocybin to help guide and direct you to your life purpose, with 3 journeys over the…

Inwardbound Ireland Sacred Sites Retreat
June 14, 2022

The Inwardbound team are running a very special 10 day retreat in Ireland connecting to the sacred sites and spirituality of the ancient land of Éiriu This retreat has a very special intention- to help people re-connect to the indigenous spirituality and land of Ireland, and through this, to reconnect to themselves. We will be visiting different sacred sites in several locations in Ireland, and you will be guided by a team of experts in the mythology, history and spirituality of Ireland. We will also be joined by talented traditional irish musicians, who will make this a retreat of ‘ceol…

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