Allowing yourself to be guided before, during, and after your psychedelic experience will help you to let go more and get more. We’ll get to know each other and explore the themes that are up for you in your life during an intake session of 45-60 minutes. At the end of this conversation we will decide whether to move forward and book a full session. This session has several general phases, which are described below. About two weeks after this main session, we will check back in with each other in an integration follow up where we can explore whatever positive effects occurred for you since the session.
Before agreeing to guide you on your trip, we need to get to know each other a bit. We will ask you about your desires, expectations and resistances. We’ll explain the effects of the substance and how that applies to your situation, curiosity and intentions.
We’ll check off the contraindications, so we have all the information we need to decide if we will work with you. If so, and if you are also a ‘yes’, we will go over the ‘pre flight check’.
Phases of a session
In total, the session will take about 7-9 hours, depending on the arc of your response to the substance. The session can take place at your place or our practice; preferably somewhere close to or in nature.
We will start with a cup of tea and a check in: how are you doing, what is your intention for the day, do we agree on our role? We can do a small or extended ritual to open the arc.
After ingestion, it will take about 30-60 minutes for the substance to start having a noticeable effect. We can meditate or do body work or just chat. When we don’t know your reaction to a substance yet, you take ¾ of a regular dose, to see how impactful that is. You’ll get the opportunity to ingest the remaining ¼ once the ¾ dose has taken effect.
Once it’s kicking in, we will invite you to enjoy the ride for a good long while. We take notes of the probably pretty cool things you say. An audio recording is made of the whole session, which we will send to (only!) you afterwards. This will allow you to reconnect with the experience whenever you want to.
At some point, we will remind you of your intention and suggest either movement, voice dialogue, constellation work, intuitive touch/massage, Circling, Dreaming, guided meditations, or other processes that seem relevant and conducive to your experience. You are always free to follow our suggestion or not, to bring in your own suggestions, or to be left alone for a bit. We do however ask you to at least consider following our suggestions.
On the off chance that you have anything resembling a “bad” trip, you are in good hands.
Towards the end of the Guided Trip we might take a walk, reflecting on your experience and how you want to move forward with whatever insight about your life or the nature of reality you might have gotten. This is when we will take a more coaching role and we can set intentions, reminders and/or decide on follow-up actions.
When we agree that you feel able to e.g. safely partake in traffic, we will intentionally close the session. Then we will leave or let you go home, whichever the case may be.
Integration and Follow-Up
We want you to make the most of the time after the session. To this end, we’ll give you supplements for the week after your trip to make sure the ‘dip’ effect that can happen is softened and your neurotransmitter levels are back to normal as soon as possible. There are also some specific foods you can include in your diet.
In the days after your session, you may or may not have short experiences of ‘being back in’ or feeling slightly altered. Both are normal.
After your Guided Trip we will speak with you at least once to see how you are doing, what effects the trip has had in your life, and possibly help to re-enliven or build on top of any insights you had or intentions you set.
If outside of that call you feel you need someone to hold some space and listen, or if you think we could offer a helpful perspective, we urge you to get in touch. The space we will have been in together will never be fully closed to us and our care for you extends beyond the front door (and your payment). Even if we are not the people to help you, we will know many trusted experts in various fields and can point you to them.
Flying in for a trip
If you’re coming from abroad, We’re happy to make recommendations on accommodations and help choosing the right stay for you, making budget-dependent suggestions. The advice is to not plan anything on the day after the session except, maybe, to travel home if your sensitivity to crowds is low or, at least, not above average.
Cycles of support
- Single Cycle of intake, prep, full-day 1-on-1 session, supplements, recording and report, and integration follow up
- Options after your first Cycle We recommend that everyone begin with a single individual Cycle. After the initial Cycle, other variants of support are possible and can be discussed with your Guide.
- Additional support If you’re interested in including additional support, like massage, spa, or body work, for example, this can be discussed with your Guide. We do have a wonderful web of practitioners to call upon to support you in whatever way you need.
For pricing and further details on our cycles of support, you can get in touch through the contact form: