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Rob Ó Cobhthaigh

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 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 Psychotherapist
  • Accredited Transpersonal Therapist at the ICTSS
  • Qualified Shamanic Counsellor at the Irish Centre for Shamanic and Transpersonal Studies
  • Certificate in Jungian Studies with the Jung Centre
  • Expanded Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Psychedelic-assisted Therapy: Trauma-focused ACT training
  • IFS (Internal Family Systems) for Psychedelic Guides training
  • 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) , breathwork 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
Open Dates

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…

InwardBound Private Psychedelic Retreat Programme - Costa Rica
Open Dates

From January 2023, Inwardbound has been running our flagship psilocybin retreats at a beautiful tropical location in Costa Rica. Since 2018, Inwardbound has been world pioneers in psilocybin retreats, with hundreds of clients have come through our psychedelic retreat programmes in the Netherlands. From January to March 2023 we have a limited number of private retreats available in Costa Rica with our Inwardbound psychedelic facilitation team. The Inwardbound team have spoken at psychedelic therapy conferences about their pioneering work, and are world leaders in the field of psychedelic therapy. Our Inwardbound Costa Rica programme is supervised by trained psychotherapists and…

Inwardbound "Introduction to Psychedelic Therapy" online training - May 2022
May 28 - August 13, 2022

Inwardbound are running a 3 month, 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…

FULLY BOOKED - InwardBound May/ June 2022 Group Retreat (5 days)
May 30 - June 3, 2022

5-Day Psychedelic Retreat Our May/ June 2022 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 April retreat will be intimate, group-oriented and will faithfully contain the healing process. During the…

InwardBound August 2022 Group Retreat (4 days)
August 29 - September 1, 2022

4-Day Psychedelic Retreat Our August 2022 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 4-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 April retreat will be intimate, group-oriented and will faithfully contain the healing process. During the 4-day…

InwardBound September 2022 Group Retreat (4 days)
September 26 - 29, 2022

4- Day Psychedelic Retreat Our September 2022 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. The retreat center is nestled in a forest park which surrounded by beautiful trails and…

InwardBound October 2022 Group Retreat (4 days)
October 31 - November 3, 2022

4-Day Psychedelic Retreat Our October 2022 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. The retreat center is nestled in a forest park which surrounded by beautiful trails and trees.…

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