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Dr. Darragh Stewart

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 a 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 break-through 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 the 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
  • Ph.D. Plant Developmental Genetics, Trinity College Dublin
  • Shamanic practitioner trainee – Shamanism Ireland
  • Transpersonal therapist training – Irish Centre for Shamanic and Transpersonal Studies (2018-)
  • Expanded Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Psychedelic-assisted Therapy: Trauma-focused ACT training
  • Trauma incident recover trained – TIR (pre-accredited)
  • VTCT Diploma in Holistic Massage Therapy
  • Co-Founder Psychedelic Brothers of Ireland
  • Diploma Psychotropic plants, Centre of excellence
  • Vipassana 10-day silent retreat (Bodh Gaya, India)
  • 10-day silent retreat introduction to Buddhism (Dharamsala, India)

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:

Events with Dr. Darragh Stewart

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 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 "Introduction to Psychedelic Therapy" online training - September 2022 4th Cohort
September 3 - November 19, 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…

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 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. 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 last retreat of 2022, the October 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. The retreat center is nestled in a forest park which surrounded by…

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