Expansion: An Immersive Psychedelic Transformation Program
Synthesis is a legal, safe, and modern psychedelic retreat center for professionals who want to experience creative breakthroughs, personal growth, and spiritual development.
EXPANSION IS FOR THE PIONEER
Profound psychedelic transformation does not happen by chance.
There is both a science and an art to creating the right conditions under which the true power of psychedelics can be harnessed.
Data from our partnership with Imperial College in London, as well as experience from guiding journeys with over 500 participants, has shown us that the key to the most impactful retreat is correct and thorough preparation, and supportive integration.
Dedicated to designing cutting-edge and breakthrough retreats, we wanted to continue to build on our offering, and use the unique window of opportunity that psychedelics catalyze to realize lasting change and insight.
The world’s first immersive psychedelic transformation program.
No ordinary retreat, this all-encompassing, 7-week program is designed for deep and lasting transformation.
A 5-day stay at our world-class retreat center in The Netherlands, supported by 3 weeks of pre-retreat preparation and 3 weeks of post-retreat integration digital workshops — designed to help you envision, create and integrate the positive change you would like to see in your life.
This retreat is an exclusive, carefully curated experience with other professionals just like you.
OUR JOURNEY TOGETHER
Expansion begins three weeks in advance of the actual retreat, with weekly preparation calls with your group and facilitators. During the 5-day retreat, we build a foundation in contemplative practice. Every day we begin and end with meditation.
The first ceremony is a new experience we call “immersion”, which consists of a medium-high dose to fully arrive at the venue and explore your own consciousness with truffles containing psilocybin in the different spaces of our venue.
The second one is a high dose with a unique soundscape collaboratively designed with one of the world’s experts on consciousness, mysticism, and resonance.
“When we listen to specifically designed sound, we can go into a transcendental state where we lose awareness of the self, or we become that which we’re observing, and we no longer are aware of the observer. We become the sound that we’re listening to.”
— ALEXANDRE TANNOUS
To prepare you for this 7 hour sound journey, this retreat is supported by a multitude of additional practice to invite you in the optimal state of body-mind. Every day we begin and end with a meditation practice. Additionally, there are three breathwork sessions, as well as three 1:1 coaching sessions, and full access to our wellness area.
After your retreat, you will reunite with your retreat co-travellers online where we will focus on the integration of these expanded states of consciousness. Together, we will engage in guided interactive practices and teachings, explore the groups questions and challenges as you move back into your social spaces, from the personal to the professional our integration workshops will deepen and expand the unique key insights of your psychedelic experience.
WHY 7 WEEKS?
7-weeks might sound like a big commitment, and in many ways it is – a commitment to yourself.
However, we appreciate the busy nature of your life and this program is not intended to add to your already pressing schedule. If you are unable to make the calls, for any reason, we will send you the recordings and exercises so you can do them at a time that suits you.
One of the reasons Synthesis is so in demand by professionals is to reduce stress in their lives and help to set a more relaxed pace.
With this in mind, we have designed the pre-and post-retreat experience to easily fit into your life through weekly mastermind calls with your fellow travelers.
The 7-week program makes the most of this larger window of plasticity to grow your presence, self-acceptance, focus, and expand your range of states of consciousness in your daily life.
EXPANSION IS DESIGNED FOR YOU IF:
You are truly committed to creating lasting change in your life
You would like to learn how to integrate contemplative practices like meditation and breathwork into your daily life
You are interested in forging deep and meaningful connections with other like-minded individuals
You are new to psychedelics (we specifically recommend this program for first-time travelers)
Have experience with psychedelics and are ready to access deeper insight and transformation through immersive work
Preparation (Week 1 – Week 3)
Being prepared for your psychedelic experience begins weeks in advance. Drawing upon scientific and medical research, as well as the contemplative arts, our professional facilitators lead live weekly group workshops preparing participants . All of which we will return to on the retreat.
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WEEK 1: PREPARATION THROUGH PRACTICE
WEEK 2: AWARENESS THROUGH ACTIVE LISTENING & NOTICING
WEEK 3: OPENING UP AROUND RESISTANCE
The Retreat (Week 4)
The retreat itself is 5 days with 2 truffles containing psilocybin sessions. The first one is a medium-high dose to fully arrive in the retreat and explore your own consciousness, as well as the possibilities of the retreat. The second one is the high dose with a unique soundscape designed with one of the world’s experts on resonance, mysticism, and consciousness. This retreat is supported by a lot of additional practice to really put you in the right state of mind for this experience. Every day we begin and end with a meditation practice, as well as additional breathwork, and 3 x 1:1 coaching sessions, and use of our wellness area.
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DAY ONE: INCEPTION
DAY TWO: IMMERSION
DAY THREE: DIFFUSION
DAY FOUR: EXPANSION
DAY FIVE: CONSOLIDATION
Integration (Week 5 – Week 7)
Where preparation is essential for maximizing the potential of a psychedelic retreat, integration is important for prolonging the benefits. You will witness a new self, yet an old similar world. While a psychedelic retreat can offer a potentially otherwise unachievable window of opportunity in the short term, whether this translates into lasting habits depends on integration. How to move from the potential you’ve experienced, into the actuality of your day to day life?
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WEEK 5: SOMATIC INTEGRATION
WEEK 6: SOCIAL INTEGRATION
WEEK 7: SYNTHESIS — THE CULMINATION OF ELEMENTS
Naturally, demand for this new experience is high and our available dates tend to fill up fast.
We are proud to be stewards of the psychedelics renaissance, demonstrating our position at the forefront of this movement through our partnerships with institutes like Imperial College London, and world experts on resonance, mysticism, and consciousness to deliver a completely unique soundscape experience.
We thank you for your trust in us and we look forward to sharing this experience with you.