Feel Better offers altered state retreats, typically involving psilocybin truffles (magic mushrooms) and also breathwork, and the use of cannabis to release trauma. Cannabis is an unsung hero of healing, when used in the right way. These powerful modalities are offered in a retreat setting with an excellent ratio of carers to guests — usually almost 1-1. This is relatively rare in the retreat industry, which often adopts a more self-directed approach to your care.

We feel that close support and intervention should be there for if it is needed. We feel a psychedelic journey should be very relational. That way your experience is more likely to be reparative rather than re-traumatic. We also believe in lower and usually safer doses that keep you in the realm of your life, rather than sending you out to ‘God’. Your issues arise in your life, so why give you so much mushroom that you leave that domain? If you want change in your life, then perhaps it is effective to use a substance to open you up to what is beneath your current life dissatisfaction. That is not to say that higher dose retreats do not offer goodness.

We will announce the next retreat here once it is scheduled. Hit the contact button to go on the waiting list.

We look forward to welcoming you.


 


Beth Nicholas
Beth is in her clinical year finalising her training in Core Process Psychotherapy, as well as an advanced trainee in Somatic Experiencing. She runs a successful private therapy practice, and is currently hanging up her hat as an internationally successful artist. She works with heart and skill, and believes in blending the best of Buddhist psychotherapeutic principles with modern trauma-informed practices. She is at home in the psychedelic arena and relishes rolling up her sleeves with clients in their process.


Jonny Bauer
Jonny is a somatic psychotherapist trained in Somatic Experiencing; Clinical Hypnosis; Family Constellations; and much of the ISP training with Raja Selvam. He also has a good grounding in many other streams of psychotherapeutic support (IFS, ACT, PSYCHODYNAMIC, HOLOTROPIC, BUTEYKO). He is about to finalise his training with The Institute of Psychedelic Therapy. Jonny has good experience supporting clients with deep trauma and difficulties, both in groups and 1-1, and he is at home in the altered-state realms that this work delivers. Walking beside clients and supporting them to learn to more fully meet their lives and find their way, is his absolute purpose. Although he has also written and successfully published fiction Internationally, and enjoys getting in cold water, forging deep into the natural world, playing chess, cooking, and stroking every dog he meets.

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Discover what it is your life is truly asking of you, and you of it.

The elements

  1. Expansive Breathwork – a style of altered breathing that’s a means to deepen and broaden our awareness and consciousness. These sessions are often akin to psilocybin journeys. Great preparation for psilocybin, and a safe and potent tool in itself. Also promotes the formation of a strong, safe, and cohesive group.
  2. Low and medium psilocybin sessions. A low dose in this context equates to around 0.8 to 1g of dry mushrooms. Very good and safe work can be done at this dose, plus it gives an opportunity to meet the truffle if you are new to this process. A medium dose is powerful for providing change, and is around 2.5-3g of dry mushrooms. Whilst truffles are a potent catalyst for change, the active ingredient is you. Each guest will have a meeting to set their own dose. Boosters and cacao may be requested during the session to deepen the process.
  3. Education around suffering, embodiment, and ways to better handle and understand feelings and relationships.
  4. Family Constellations. A group process that seeks to uncover and undo intergenerational trauma and patterns of suffering that underpin stuckness.
  5. Integration support. What you learn at this retreat needs to be applicable and durable when you return to your familiar and more unconscious setting. We will help you to integrate your experience and find ways to apply what you have uncovered. Think of this as digestion support.
  6. Two online sessions of preparation support. One will be 1-1, and one in a group setting.
  7. Two online integration sessions following the retreat. One will be 1-1, and one will be group.
  8. The chance to be supported, connected with, cooked for, and share with others. The chance to be in nature. To sauna. To rest. To read. To walk, talk and laugh. To dance. To be silly. To learn techniques to support you to feel safer and more capable in your life. To seek to learn what it is your life is truly asking of you, and you of it.
  9. Good accommodation in a rural setting.
  10. A team of five or more support practitioners with a strong trauma-informed and altered-state background.
  11. The chance to join an online group healing and integration format to run for eight weeks following the retreat, at an additional cost.