Our purpose is to reconnect people to themselves, to each other and to nature. We facilitate people’s healing, trauma release, exploration of the unknown, non-ordinary states of consciousness or shift in perspectives. We promote the exploration of inner creativity and personal development.
We want to raise consciousness to create a better human experience, to create community and contribute to the debate on the safe use of psychedelics through contained wellness retreats.
We work in the broad tradition of Dr Stan Grof – creating a safe container for people to access the wisdom of their own inner healer. During the psychedelic journey, clients have their own comfortable, safe space to journey inwards. We use mindfold eye masks and earphones with music to allow clients journey inwards. We hold space for our clients and do not intervene in our client’s process unless specifically asked to.
Our methodology is based on cutting edge scientific studies and psychological models from research universities such as Imperial College London and John Hopkins University. Without being prescriptive for our clients, we are also informed by a land-based ancestral spiritual tradition based on our Irish heritage. The science of psilocybin is new, the medicine is not, and is part of our gaelic and broader shared human heritage.
While giving guidance when necessary, we allow our clients to process their experiences through the prism of their own cultural, spiritual and personal perspectives. ‘The map is not the territory’, and while we can offer guidance based on our multi-disciplinary training and personal lived experience, we do not inform our clients on the meaning of their experiences, although we can help them frame their experience within the context of their own psychology and personal belief systems.
Our integration process is designed to help our clients embody their vision, with one-to-one consultations and group facilitation. We find that the shared experience and human connection helps our clients to find meaning and support. We also integrate in our model the three core conditions of humanistic psychology that have been showed to create change : empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. These core conditions have been proven to be an essential component of any therapeutic relationship. While maintaining boundaries, we deal with all our clients in a warm and caring way.
At Inwardbound we believe in weaving together the threads of science and spirituality, knowing that these two ways are one.