1 DAY PSYCHEDELIC RETREAT IN AMSTERDAM
Psilocybin with psychological support for treatment-resistant depression: an open-label feasibility study change
This study provides preliminary support for the safety and efficacy of psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression and motivates further trials, with more rigorous designs, to better examine the therapeutic potential of this approach. Source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2215036616300657
Psilocybin produces substantial and sustained decreases in depression and anxiety in patients with life-threatening cancer
When administered under psychologically supportive, double-blind conditions, a single dose of psilocybin produced substantial and enduring decreases in depressed mood and anxiety along with increases in quality of life and decreases in death anxiety in patients with a life-threatening cancer diagnosis. Ratings by patients themselves, clinicians, and community observers suggested these effects endured at least 6 months. The overall rate of clinical response at 6 months on clinician-rated depression and anxiety was 78% and 83%, respectively. Source: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0269881116675513
Increased nature relatedness and decreased authoritarian political views after psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression
This pilot study suggests that psilocybin with psychological support might produce lasting changes in attitudes and beliefs. Although it would be premature to infer causality from this small study, the possibility of drug-induced changes in belief systems seems sufficiently intriguing and timely to deserve further investigation. Source: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0269881117748902
Mystical-type experiences occasioned by psilocybin mediate the attribution of personal meaning and spiritual significance 14 months later
Psilocybin has been used for centuries for religious purposes; however, little is known scientifically about its long-term effects. When administered under supportive conditions, psilocybin occasioned experiences similar to spontaneously occurring mystical experiences that, at 14-month follow-up, were considered by volunteers to be among the most personally meaningful and spiritually significant of their lives. Source: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0269881108094300
Acute, subacute and long-term subjective effects of psilocybin in healthy humans: a pooled analysis of experimental studies
Although psilocybin dose-dependently induced profound changes in mood, perception, thought and self-experience, most subjects described the experience as pleasurable, enriching and non-threatening. Acute adverse drug reactions, characterized by strong dysphoria and/or anxiety/panic, occurred only in the two highest dose conditions in a relatively small proportion of subjects. All acute adverse drug reactions were successfully managed by providing interpersonal support and did not need psychopharmacological intervention. Source: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0269881110382466
Potential Therapeutic Effects of Psilocybin
These two studies, in particular, provide strong evidence showing substantial decreases in depressive and anxious symptoms that appear to persist for at least 6 months after a single active treatment. Such results are unprecedented in psychiatry.The recent research with psilocybin, especially evidence of long persisting therapeutic effects that may stem from a single medication administration, suggests that therapy with classic psychedelics may constitute a major new area of medicine that might eventually alleviate suffering across multiple potential disorders. Source: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13311-017-0542-y
the process to your session
Luc is the founder & lead facilitator at Psychedelic insights.
Luc is very grateful for a wonderful life. His own life changed dramatically after he had experienced deep personal transformation and mystical experiences through plant medicines ("magic" psilocybin truffles and Ayahuasca). He also ran a private health service (de Oplaadfabriek) based upon more meditation, less medication. Luc has given more than 40 workshops in youth prisons inspiring young felons to turn their lives around and live fully and happily and gave workshops on happiness and emotional well-being. Before, Luc was the founder of Safe Spaces Amsterdam. A trip-guide initiative where he facilitated over a hundred one on one psychedelic experiences for an international clientele. He learned to guide with an open mind and open heart. Psychedelic insights became a logical next step with a great team to match to optimise the entire experience (the set and setting) for clients.
He’s a proud dad and enjoys a simple life. A father and self confessed fool, he (also) considers himself lucky, grateful and happy.
Ellen is educated as a health scientist and is deeply inspired to contribute to people’s health as well as to creating healthy environments. She previously worked as a nutrition & health researcher for the Louis Bolk Institute, specializing in ‘Integrative Medicine’ which describes the integration of regular healthcare with complementary and traditional medicine techniques (such as plant medicine, lifestyle, nutrition, yoga, meditation and visualization). She graduated in her masters on the concepts of ‘integrative medicine’, ‘holistic health’ and personal development, and in her bachelors on the integration of psilocybin into the regular healthcare system. While intellectually trained, she has strong intuitive and empathic abilities and it is her passion to integrate both worlds. In order to do so, she has years of experience with trainings in (self)-healing, psychology, meditation, energy-work, tantra and (psychedelic) ceremonies. This unique combination of both professional & practical experience and a warm, highly-sensitive personality, makes her a great facilitator for the Psychedelic Insights team.
A Profound Trip
Psilocybin has been an exceptional teacher. It has opened the doors or perception further than I've ever experienced before. Nothing compares, all my studies of philosophy and religion, my deepest introspective meditations or hours in isolation tank sessions don't even come close.
I feel renewed with a fresh sense of optimism and a genuine love of life. It has really helped my depression and anxiety issues immensely. Mission accomplished! We can't control the world, but we can control how we feel about it.
Again, thank you and Ellen for everything. I can't wait to book another session with you guys in the future and really diving into the depths of consciousness.
MAGIC TRUFFLES AND MEDICAL CONDITIONS
If you already have therapy, that is positive. Therapy can have a positive outcome and help integration of new emotional experiences into positive habits.
We provide psychological and lifestyle coaching to help you experience positive, profound andenduring change.
ANTIDEPRESSANTS OR SSRI'S
For your safety - and ours (including all other clients), we cannot host you when you are on SSRI or other antidepressants medications .
More on the effects and risks of SSRI and other antidepressant medications combined with psilocybin containing magic truffles and other psychedelics on our FAQ page and check the scientific findings here..
SEVERITY OF DEPRESSION
For your safety - and ours (including all other clients), we cannot host you if you (ever) had schizophrenia, psychosis, or if you currently suffer from severe depression and/or suicidal thoughts.
We recommend to first do mindfulness, meditation and being in nature and seeing a professional therapist. (a psychedelic-friendly one)