Psilocybin retreats are the new buzz, and everyone is talking about it. With weekly news of breaking mental health research in the field, more and more individuals are interested in trying this magical substance in a controlled, retreat setting.
Cannabis retreats are becoming more popular as the substance gains traction in a legal market. Psilocybin can offer a deep dive into the healing process if taken at the right dose in the correct setting. Furthermore, many individuals report positive, lasting effects on their mental state. Are psilocybin retreats something we can expect in the future?
It seems as though the answer to this question is a resounding yes. Unfortunately for North Americans, access to psilocybin is difficult, because psilocybin ranks with heroin as a Schedule 1 Drug in the US. As we continue to break free of the horribly stifling shackles of the War on Drugs, more and more people are educating themselves (and using common sense) on the benefits of a psychedelic experience. More specifically, many individuals are searching for a retreat where they can benefit from a psychedelic experience in a controlled setting.
Here is a quick look into three of the larger companies offering psilocybin retreats. Click on the links to visit their websites to learn more if you wish!
Synthesis Retreat, The Netherlands
Synthesis Retreat in the Netherlands offers a variety of retreats at four stunning venues, with groups that focus on just women, men, and even private settings. Truffles, which are perfectly legal through legal loopholes in Holland, are the sclerotia of mushrooms which contain psilocybin. The mushrooms themselves (fruiting bodies) are not legal. The retreats at Synthesis mean to foster self-discovery and help stimulate big life changes. They also have a great blog, check it out here.
MycoMeditations in Jamaica offers three different retreat venues; Classic, Comfort, and Concierge. They view psilocybin as one of nature’s oldest and most effective medicines, and believe it can help to treat ailments such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and addiction. They run the retreats with groups of 15 people who are all there to find meaningful growth or lasting healing.
Silo Wellness, Jamaica
Silo Wellness is an American company that made headlines when Oregon legalized the use of psilocybin and decriminalized all other drugs. It started a ketamine retreat / clinic in Oregon, but already has existing psilocybin retreats in Jamaica. They offer week-long retreats all year round. Interestingly, they offer a “heroes retreat”. This retreat is designed specifically for veterans, first responders, and others suffering from PTSD. Lastly, they offer a mushroom grower’s retreat, where participants can learn the methods of cultivating psilocybin cubensis mushrooms.
Silo sees the future of psilocybin legalization. In response to this, they formulated a patent-pending psilocybin nasal spray. This product takes the form of an inhaler and delivers a precise psilocybin microdose with each pump. It is interesting to note their company name is a play of the first part of the word psilocybin.
Demand outweighs supply
The reality is, the demand for psilocybin far outweighs the supply in most areas of the world. As laws begin to loosen in the US and Canada, the hope is that much of the world will follow. Depression, anxiety and other mental disorders are rampant in the modern world. For this reason, it is the perfect time for psilocybin to make its way back into human culture. This ancient life form is as an agent for true mental healing, personal growth, and connectivity.
There are a multitude of psychedelic retreats all over the planet. However, most of them seem to exist in The Netherlands and Jamaica, where the practice is legal. There are also venues throughout Mexico, where possessions of small amounts of psychedelics are decriminalized. If you want to go to a psychedelic retreat, the best piece of advice is DO YOUR RESEARCH. They are plenty retreats available throughout the world, but remember that you want this experience to be incredible and life changing. Make sure you choose a retreat where you feel valued, safe, and comfortable making those changes. Last of all, remember to stay positive.