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Ketamine, psilocybin and ecstasy are coming to the medicine cabinet

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17 Travel Trends You’ll See in 2023, According to our Editors and Contributors

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Well Intelligence

Whether leading or being led, get to know yourself

The first half of last year was overwhelm central. Later, a few things took shape that I hadn’t specifically planned for but knew without hesitation, they were gifted opportunities. I embarked on an eleven week psychedelic programme with Beckley Retreats followed immediately by a 42 day Mandala (a space for transformation) in India. Read more >

European Spa Magazine

Psychedelic Retreats: A Wellbeing Frontier

Psychedelic Medicine is heralded by some as the next mental health frontier. As our understanding of the possibilities around expanded consciousness grows, could this mark a shift change for the wellness industry? Read more >

Double Blind Magazine

Psychedelic Legend Amanda Feilding is Turning 80—And Her Retreats are Open for Business

Major players such as Beckley Retreats, co-founded by Amanda Feilding, are now offering psychedelic healing retreats in progressive locations like the Netherlands and Jamaica—countries that have swiftly, and officially in the latter case, unshackled hallucinogens ahead of the majority of the west. Read more >

Vogue

Are Psychedelic Retreats the Future of Wellness Travel?

Statistics show incredible opportunity at the intersection of psychedelics and tourism, especially in the form of retreats. But why are people drawn to them in the first place? When looking at the data, the answer seems to be mental health. Read more >

Condé Nast Traveller

The rise of psychedelic retreats: the most intrepid, life-changing trip

So far, four weeks post-retreat, I feel calmer and clearer, my mood noticeably lighter – it’s as if a surgeon has excised a swamp from my brain. Life-changing? Very probably. Read more >

Country & Town House

Tripping with Truffles: Beckley Retreats

My ambition was to break my scarcity mindset around money. I liked the idea of busting my financial block without effort – thinking my way out of this conundrum had not been yielding results. So I signed up to Beckley Retreats, a sister organisation to the Beckley Foundation. Read more >

The Dales Report

Does Beckley Retreats Offer The World’s Best?

Today we take you through a transformative journey as we meet with Neil Markey, co-founder and CEO of Beckley Retreats. Beckley Retreats promises ‘a transformative journey that meets you where you are’ using psilocybin ceremonies in a supportive retreats setting. It’s considered one of the best psychedelic retreats in the world. Read more >

Trip On This Podcast

Army Ranger Veteran to Mushroom Retreats

Neil Markey is the CEO & Co-Founder of the Beckley Retreats in Jamaica. As an Army Ranger Veteran, Neil takes us through his time in the military, moving into the corporate world and how he ultimately met Amanda Fielding to co-create the Beckley Retreats. Read more >

Benzinga

Psychedelics 2024: Veterans Blessing, Mental Health Paradigm Shift, Providers Training, Ketamine-MDMA Bonds & More

Neil Markey, co-founder of Jamaica and Netherlands-based Beckley Retreats, sees psychedelics' use will likely evolve into "the betterment of the well.” Read more >

fDi Insights

Beckley Retreats’s mindful psychedelic pitch

There has been a surge of interest in the use of psychedelics as a tool to treat mental health disorders and for self improvement. Several retreats offering psilocybin ceremonies have sprung up in recent years to meet demand. Among them is Beckley Retreats, which runs programs in the Netherlands and Jamaica. Read more >

iNews

I went on a £4,000 legal psychedelic retreat in the Netherlands. This is what happened

A growing interest in the effects of psychedelics is reflected in the increasing number of retreats and ceremonies that harness their properties, Blindfolded, I lie wrapped in a blanket, and wait. The silence is deafening. All I can do is focus on my breathing to quell my rising anxiety and nausea. I can’t get comfortable. Then the drumming starts. A slow, booming, tribal heartbeat. Next come the visions. Read more >

Zestology

Energy, Vitality and Motivation – Psychedelic Adventures: Unearthing the Potential of Altered States for Healing

Dive headfirst into the captivating world of psychedelics with Neil Markey. Neil joins us from Jamaica where he holds psychedelic retreats. From the science-backed benefits to the transformative healing potential, we're pulling back the curtain on mind-altering substances today. Expect practical wisdom, intriguing insights, and, as always, a healthy dose of zest. Read more >

Spa Business Handbook

Industry Insights: Predictions 

Psychedelics, long stigmatized and illegal in most countries, are emerging as a promising tool for mental wellbeing. Studies have shown that substances such as psilocybin and MDMA cam have profound and lasting effects on conditions such as depression, anxiety and PTSD. There is also exciting research that psychedelics can be used for the “benefit of the well,” increasing job, creativity, empathy and sense of awe. Read more >

fDi Insights

Jamaica’s psychedelic ambitions: healing or trippin’?

In early 2020, Jamaican physician Dingle Spence was approached by a pediatrician who works with bereaved parents. At first she hesitated. As a specialist in clinical oncology, she had little experience treating parents grieving for a lost child. After further discussion, the pediatrician cut to the chase: “I’m just going to say two words to you, and if they resonate, we can keep talking. Magic mushrooms.” Read more >

Being Human Podcast

Mainstreaming Psilocybin with Neil Markey

Co-Founder and CEO of Beckley Retreats, Neil Markey, talks with the Being Human podcast about his journey from battling PTSD after military service to discovering healing through mindfulness and psychedelics. He discusses his experiences with psilocybin, the significance of connecting with nature, and the balance of risks and rewards with such therapies. Neil also talks about his transformative approach to capitalism. Read more >

The Times UK

How ‘Magic Mushrooms’ Helped me to Face my Grief

I’m sitting in a room on a converted farm in the Dutch countryside 25 miles from Amsterdam with 15 people I have only just met when I am handed a cup of psychedelic truffles. I’d been curious about the mental health benefits of psilocybin — the psychedelic compound found in magic mushrooms and (some) truffles — for years, and had dabbled with microdosing. It had had a positive impact on my mental health, making me feel a bit lighter. Read more >

Falstaff Travel

These are the Top Travel Trends 2023

What stars like Miley Cyrus and Will Smith have long sworn by has become a megatrend - we're talking about luxurious psychedelic retreats that promise mind-expanding experiences with the help of substances like psilocybin, which is found in mushrooms. In addition, the spiritual wellbeing ceremonies are said to relax and, in some cases, can even noticeably alleviate mental stresses and disorders by promoting neurogenesis (the formation of nerve cells). Read more >

Financial Times

Amanda Feilding – the first lady of LSD

A low mist is hovering above the fens on either side of the mile-long track to Beckley Park. This patchwork of marshland is said to have inspired Lewis Carroll’s mind-bending chessboard in Alice Through the Looking Glass, and on this eerie morning such strangeness tilts the perspective. The feeling is heightened by the knowledge that at the end of the path is a house not only steeped in intrigue dating back to King Alfred, but one whose current châtelaine, Amanda Feilding, has for almost 60 years been a passionate agitator in “The Psychedelic Renaissance." Read more >

Psychedelics Today

Combining Modern Science, Tradition, and Holistic Wellness

Interview with Co-Founder and CEO of Beckley Retreats, Neil Markey. Markey describes Beckley Retreats as comprehensive well-being programs, and talks about the importance of holistic wellness. He breaks down the details of the retreats and what they look for in facilitators, and tells a few success stories that really highlight how trauma, opposing ideas, and an infatuation with material objects and amassing wealth can all get in the way of real relationships and meaning. Read more >
Amanda Feilding

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The psychedelics industry is experiencing a renaissance, but Feilding is no stranger to the potential that compounds like psilocybin and LSD have for consciousness and mental health. Over the past 50 years, Feilding has helped to design and fund study after study through Beckley Foundation to better understand how psychedelic compounds work in the brain and how they can be used as medicines. Read more >