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Dr. Darragh Stewart Phd

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 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 breakthrough both mentally and spiritually, with the aid of psychedelic medicines, breathwork, and the power of holistic healing. Having found the power of bodywork for emotional release during this time, he was awarded his VTCT diploma in Holistic massage therapy.

As a scientist, he is keen to cut through faux spirituality and is interested in bridging the gap between science and spirituality. Having had such a positive journey with Psychedelics he is now passionate about helping others who may also benefit from the emerging science of psychedelics by holding retreats and collecting scientific data. He has worked with over 100 people through their psilocybin sessions and is currently writing a paper on the effects of Psilocybin on mental health.

He has also been on trips to India immersing himself in different trauma-release modalities such as somatic bodywork, breathwork, embodiment dance practices, and yoga. He is also a keen meditator having sat at the Tushita Meditation center Dharamsala, and the S.N. Goenka Vipassana Center, Bodh Gaya.

He is also passionate about working with Men through times of struggle and change. He facilitates men’s online workshops, events, and a men’s group for psychedelic integration in Ireland.

  • B.A. Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin (2012)
  • Ph.D. Plant Developmental Genetics, Trinity College Dublin (2018)
  • Psychotherapy and Counselling Certificate  – QQI Level 6 IICP College Dublin Ireland (2023)
  • Transpersonal therapist training – Irish Centre for Shamanic and Transpersonal Studies (2018-)
  • Expanded Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Psychedelic-assisted Therapy: Trauma-focused ACT training (2022)
  • Trauma incident recovery trained – TIR (pre-accredited) (2022)
  • VTCT Diploma in Holistic Massage Therapy (2018)
  • Co-Founder Psychedelic Brothers of Ireland (2018)
  • Diploma Psychotropic plants, Centre of excellence
  • Vipassana 10-day silent retreat (Bodh Gaya, India)
  • Tushita 10-day silent retreat introduction to Buddhism (Dharamsala, India)
  • Shamanic practitioner – Shamanism Ireland
  • Shamanic Counsellor – Shamanism Ireland (2023)

If you would like to connect please send me an email to [email protected]

Have a listen to Inwardbound co-founders Dr Darragh Stewart and Rob Coffey give this talk entitled “The promise and challenges of psychedelic therapy” here:

Listen to Darragh on the Psychedelic Therapy podcast : https://open.spotify.com/episode/72JI30RmYlLAenyvP8EtnE?go=1&sp_cid=84138681-536c-4173-ae4f-a0e44f5b0009&t=1837&nd=1

Listen to Darragh On The Happy Pear podcast: https://thehappypear.ie/episode-45-darragh-stewart/

Listen to Darragh on Life is a festival Podcast: https://www.eamonarmstrong.com/lifeisafestival/darragh-stewart

 

 

Events with Dr. Darragh Stewart Phd

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 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…