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Plant medicine assisted
therapy

Deep dive

Your journey

Plant medicines help us to travel to the deeper layers of ourselves. This allows us to work on healing our 'wounds and scars of life' and to gain a totally new perspective on ourselves and on life. The session  is a powerful transformative experience. It changes you and it helps you to come know who you are on the deepest level.  Sometimes only one session is needed and sometimes several are needed over a longer period of time. Plant medicines such as mushrooms and truffles can help with various complaints such as depression, anxiety, addiction problems, psychotrauma, grief, unprocessed emotional pain and repressed emotions, but also with complaints due to intergenerational trauma. They can also help with your spiritual growth and your orientation towards purpose and meaning. A journey inside is profound and very intense.  It's not something you just do. You must feel called to it.

 

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Plant medicines

Psilocybin mushrooms, called truffles, are fungi that contain psychoactive substances, namely psilocybin and psilocin. These substances cause psychedelic effects when ingested. Psilocybin mushrooms have a long history of use in various cultures for spiritual, religious, or ceremonial purposes.

When consumed, psilocybin is converted in the body into psilocin, which interacts with serotonin receptors in the brain, especially in areas related to perception, mood and cognition. This interaction can lead to changes in sensory perception, changes in thought patterns and a heightened state of consciousness. The effects can vary widely depending on factors such as dosage, individual sensitivity and the individual's mental state.

Research shows that psilocybin is effective in the treatment of, among other things,  conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and substance abuse. 
journey takes on average 4 to 6 hours. Certain nutrients, antidepressants, antipsychotics and sleep aids are contraindicated with the MAO inhibitory properties of psilocybin. An intake will always take place prior to your  journey.  

 

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Guidance

An experienced therapist plays a crucial role in guiding and supporting the individual journey with psilocybin.

1. Preparation

Before the session, the therapist will help you prepare mentally and emotionally for the experience. Intentions, set and setting, and any concerns or fears are discussed.

2. Create trust and security

The therapist creates a safe and comfortable environment, which promotes a therapeutic relationship of trust. This setting is crucial to your  to help navigate the intensity of the experience.

3. Guidance and support

The therapist is present during the session to provide guidance and support. You are encouraged to explore emotions, thoughts and sensations that arise from the psychedelic experience.

4. Facilitate the trip

The therapist may use various therapeutic techniques, such as mindfulness exercises, breathing exercises or music, to facilitate the journey and guide the individual through different states of consciousness.

 

5. Integration

After the session you will be helped to process and understand the insights obtained, and you will be supported with the integration of new perspectives into daily life.

6. Follow up

Follow up sessions may take place to continue the integration process, answer lingering questions, or provide ongoing support.

Throughout these steps, the therapist uses a non-directive and supportive approach, allowing the individual's inner experience to unfold naturally while providing guidance when needed. The role of the therapist is to create a safe container for the experience and help maximize its therapeutic potential.

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FAQs

What does a session cost?

A session costs 350 euros. A follow-up consultation costs 75 euros per hour.

What are the contraindications?

Having a history with psychosis. The use of antipsychotics, antidepressants, sleeping medications, benzodiazepines, high blood pressure medications, vasodilators, hard drugs, alcohol.

Can I attend a session while I am undergoing treatment elsewhere?

No. Provided you are in consultation with an involved attending physician. In that case, a statement will also have to be submitted.

How long does a session take?

An average session takes 4 to 6 hours. The phases are; build-up, peak, come-down, after glow.


What should I bring with me?

Wear relaxed clothing. During your journey your temperature can change from cold to warm. Adjust your clothing accordingly.

Am I able to drive myself home?

Although it is more pleasant if you ride along, you can safely participate in traffic after the come-down. We will not let you leave until you have completely landed.

Will I be able to do anything the next day?

It is good to be free from obligations for at least a day after your session. The after glow can still be felt the next day. You will also feel the need to be able to reflect on your experience while taking it slow.

What if I'm a little anxious or nervous?

That is very normal. Plant-medicines build up slowly and bring calmness. After taking it, anxiety or nervousness will soon subside.

 

What should I do to prepare?

Carefully follow the manual that you received in advance by email.

Can I have a bad trip?

In principle, there is no such thing as a bad trip in a safe and well-supervised setting. Of course you can experience a journey negatively. Yet there is always a teaching involved. Let go of control and experience the journey as openly as possible. No matter how annoying it is, it will pass.

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