Mental Health Professionals
Professional and personal growth
We believe that going through a psychedelic experience yourself, is essential to understanding the power of the medicine
Our 5-day experiential training
This immersion program is designed to educate the broader health care community. Experiential training is a component of training in which therapists experience the transformative process of a high dose of truffles containing psilocybine, and apply their insights to their own lives and to their professional work with others.
Learning about the potential of psychedelics is in great demand, yet experiencing the importance of preparation, set, setting and integration first-hand, is not always available.
To help prepare you for the training, you will receive documents explaining the risks, contraindications and expectations of a high dose of psilocybin containing truffles, a truffle dosing questionnaire, dietary advice, intention setting and consensus documents for you to review.
Two weeks prior to the training, you will have an online preparation session. After this process, we work with you on getting to know your internal family, clarifying intentions and flight instructions are shared.
Retreat & Dosing
First you will have on-site preparation sessions with your group, you will also be paired with a colleague. In pairs, and under our supervision, preparation is deepened. On the dosing days there will be a 6-8 hour dosing session where you will have the opportunity to have a personal dosing session, as well as act as a co-facilitator for your colleagues’ session. Each dosing day, you will switch roles.
The dosing experience will be led by a psychologist, psychiatrist and teaching assistants (all experienced psychologists). They will act as primary facilitators for the session so you can focus on the role of facilitator on the day you are not journeying. The session is enriched by dedicated music.
At the end of the journey, there will be room to share experiences. Integration techniques are taught en learned by experiencing.
Once your psychedelic journey is complete, you will get the opportunity to learn how to integrate your insights from the journey in your day-to-day life. You will reflect on your different ‘selves’ and how to integrate parts of you that showed up during your journey.
We will talk about your values in life and deepen your embodiment of the journey with experiential techniques such as breath work. We will discover what new paths have unfolded and how to implement changes.
The experiential learning consists of live demonstrations and role plays for skill building. Through sharing circles we will learn from each other. Two weeks after the retreat you will have a continued online integration session, to further see what new behaviors your insights invite.
Exploring psychedelics in relationship & family therapy
Our 2-day accredited training (NVVS, NVRG)
Learn more about the therapeutic possibilities of incorporating psychedelics into relationship and family therapy. Join our 2-day training, led by Jeanine Souren and Hans van Wechem, designed for professionals including system therapists, sexologists, and psychotherapists. This program equips you with insights into leveraging psychedelics for emotional connection, personal growth, and enriched communication within relationships. Delve into the effects, risks, legal status and ethical considerations of integrating psychedelics into therapeutic contexts. Taking place on February 20-21 2024 in ’s Graveland, this interactive training blends theory, hands-on exercises, and peer engagement to deepen your understanding and elevate your practice. Limited spots available.
Get first-hand experience
with non-ordinary states of consciousness
We work with a step-by-step, professional approach to the use of psychedelics. This includes preparatory sessions and integrative therapy sessions, we use a specific set of therapeutic interventions before and after the psychedelic experience which enhance the effects of a deep inner journey. Some of these modalities include breath work, art therapy, shadow work and Internal Family Systems and Family constellations, Schema Focused Therapy and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).
Our training programs are in group format as this is the most optimal way to experience being a facilitator as well as being a client. We are very mindful of the conditions (set and setting) in which the psychedelic experience takes place. Our retreat locations ensure an intimate and secure experience, with a ratio of one facilitator to one participant.
A shared space offers a special kind of holding; there is a felt collective wisdom, almost like a group presence that can feel like a personal guide. All facilitators are supervised by our medical team.
You will leave with the following skills & knowledge
You will be able to use your personal psychedelic experience as a catalyst for therapeutic efficacy
First-hand knowledge of the importance and delicacy of therapeutic touch
How psychedelic therapy differs from traditional therapies
How to use your psychedelic experience as a resource
How to go about increased intimacy between client and therapist
You will receive a certificate of Experiential Training Institute
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