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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 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 in Psychedelic- Assisted Therapy training programme.

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 traditions of 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 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 Shipibo curanderas 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-Assisted 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
  • Transpersonal Therapist at the ICTSS
  • Certificate in Jungian Studies with the Jung Centre
  • Expanded Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Psychedelic-assisted Therapy: Trauma-focused ACT training
  • Certificate in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy, California Institute of Integral Studies (enrolled 23/24 cohort)
  • IFS (Internal Family Systems) for Psychedelic Guides training
  • Professional member of MIND-  the European Foundation for Psychedelic Science (Berlin)
  • Trained as a Wilderness Therapy 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
  • Qualified Shamanic Counsellor at the Irish Centre for Shamanic and Transpersonal Studies
  • Yoga Alliance Teacher (200 RYT) , breathwork and meditative yoga teacher

 

Read more about Rob’s own personal journey here:

 

In the Eye of the Storm

A recent podcast with Rob on the Therapy Explained Podcast can be found here:

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2ZEXKrsukwklNKpLLIPXTC?si=tBaph2VfRFav_k_IQjyjWA

A talk by Inwardbound co-founders Rob Coffey and Dr Darragh Stewart talk entitled : “The Promise and Challenges of Psychedelic Therapy” can be found here:

 

 

Events with Rob Ó Cobhthaigh

InwardBound Private Retreat Programme
Open Dates

Please note: To apply for a private retreat, please email [email protected] for more information. We have a number of different packages available to suit your needs. We will arrange an exploration call with you where we will 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 our Psychotherapist will then be arranged to assure full suitability for our retreat. We provide bespoke private legal and safe psychedelic retreat programmes in the Netherlands. Our private programme is 3…

InwardBound Private Retreat Programme - Costa Rica (January/ February 2023)
Open Dates

Inwardbound are running our flagship psilocybin retreats at a beautiful tropical location in Costa Rica in January and February 2023. Inwardbound are one of the world pioneers in psilocybin retreats since 2018, with over 600 clients having come through our psychedelic retreat programmes in the Netherlands. In January and February 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…

InwardBound Private Psychedelic Retreat Programme - Costa Rica Copy
Open Dates

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 Introduction to Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy online training programme
Flexible Dates

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 4 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 Group Retreat: Netherlands July 2024 (5 days- FULL)
July 1 - 5, 2024

5-Day Psychedelic Retreat 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. 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 5-day retreat.  A private room…

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

Inwardbound Group Retreat: Netherlands 30th Sept - 3rd Oct 2024 (4 days)
September 30 - October 3, 2024

4-Day Psychedelic Retreat With almost 1,000 participants on our retreats over the past 6 years, Inwardbound are one of the world leaders in delivering psilocybin retreats. Here’s what our retreat programme has in store for you: Preparation Sessions: Prepare yourself for the transformative journey ahead with guided preparation sessions led by psychotherapist and experienced facilitators. Explore intention setting and self-care practices. You will also have a 1:1 consultation with a psychotherapist to assist you in preparing for the experience ahead. Psychological Life Coaching Workshops:  Our aim with these coaching workshops is to foster self-awareness, discover meaning and purpose, enhance emotional…

Inwardbound Group Retreat: Netherlands Oct 2024 (5 days) - Last spaces
October 14 - 18, 2024

5-Day Psychedelic Retreat With almost 1000 participants on our retreats over the past 6 years, Inwardbound are one of the world leaders in delivering psilocybin retreats. Our 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 with the aim to affect lasting change in your life. Here’s what our retreat programme has in store for you: Preparation Sessions: Prepare yourself for the transformative journey ahead with guided preparation sessions led by psychotherapist and experienced…