Please Review This Carefully Before Applying

Our Application Process

Our Programs are Suitable for Those Seeking:

  • A program for personal transformation and catharsis (not just a retreat; our program is 11 weeks including preparation and integration – for your safety and best outcomes)
  • Deepening connection with self, nature, and purpose
  • Improved relationships
  • An exploration of mystical realms
  • A spark in creativity

We are Unable to Accept Individuals into Our Programs Who:

  • Have active substance use/addiction issues
  • Are actively experiencing severe trauma response symptoms
  • Are currently taking certain psychiatric medications including mood stabilizers, or antipsychotic medications (*see note on last page of document regarding SSRIs/SSNIs)
  • Only want to participate in a retreat without proper preparation or integration

Specific Physical Conditions and Medical Issues

  • Brain conditions like epilepsy
  • Brain tumor
  • History of a stroke or aneurysm
  • Certain cardiac issues (including but not limited to uncontrolled high blood pressure)
  • Heart attack within 1 year of the retreat
  • Unstable heart failure; aortic aneurysms; specific heart rhythm irregularity called “Long QT Syndrome”
  • Liver damage like cirrhosis
  • Kidney failure such as chronic kidney disease stage 4 and end stage renal disease
  • Any form of insulin dependent diabetes
  • Recent cancer diagnosis 
  • AIDS with a CD4 count less than 200
  • Pregnant (or persons planning to become pregnant on or before their retreat dates)
  • Extremely physically ill or frail

Medications and Treatments

  • Amiodarone
  • Diltiazem
  • Sotalol
  • Quinidine
  • Procainamide
  • Dofetilide
  • Ibutilide
  • The immunosuppressant mycophenolate
  • Currently on chemotherapy or radiation therapy

Heart Conditions and Stroke

Other Conditions: Proceed with Caution

  • Aromatase inhibitors and estrogen blockers used for breast cancer treatment may interact with psilocybin. 
  • Antiretroviral medications used for HIV and immunosuppressants used for autoimmune disease and after organ transplant have many interactions with other medications and compounds, so participation in the psilocybin ceremony should be discussed with the prescribing provider. 
  • If you have severe migraines or regularly take triptans as a rescue medication, please discuss participation with your neurologist or PCP. 
  • Estrogen-based oral contraceptives are processed by the liver in similar fashions, and there is an unknown interaction between these contraceptives and psilocybin. 
  • If you have asthma or another respiratory illness, have a plan in case you have an acute episode triggered by anxiety or breathwork practices. 
  • Individuals with type 2 diabetes should take precautions against episodes of low blood sugar that could occur during the psilocybin ceremonies. 

Prescription Antidepressants (ex. SSRIs, SSNIs, etc)

Aged 65 and Over


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