Yes. The therapeutic window (the distance between the minimum effective dose and the highest safe dose) of psilocybin is very very wide. Adverse reactions to psilocybin are extremely rare. And because of our thorough screening process and intentional grounding process guiding you into your journey, we’ve never had one. And we don’t expect we ever will.
Our backcountry retreat settings are remote and wild, but comfortable and contained. You’ll have your own private mat in our big yurt. And our team is managing wildlife and safety at every stage. If you’ve ever wanted a chance to spend time in the mountains, feeling the power of nature in a safe and contained way, this is it!
Puking during psychedelic therapy is rare and can happen for two reasons:
- When the body disagrees with the medicine, causing upset stomach.
- In a “purge”, where the body releases energy, resulting in gentle tummy twists.
In our 250 journeys, only one person experienced puking due to an upset stomach, and this is extremely uncommon with the mushrooms we use, which are exceptionally clean and high vibration. The purge happens more often, about five or six times over 250 journeys, but it’s a natural process of energy release.
We rarely see unexpected puking. Our Therapists are ever-vigilant and have everything they need to handle it comfortably.
As for pooping, it’s not common during the session, but some individuals may experience different movements in the washroom the next day, which is a natural healing process.
The duration of the experience typically ranges especially since there everyone differs in sensitivities and metabolisms. However, for the vast majority of people, it lasts around 2-3 hours.
After the experience, you might feel tired due to the transformative work undertaken during the journey, but there’s no typical hangover, brain cramp, or fogginess. Quality electrolytes and filtered water are provided to support your well-being, ensuring you feel calmly energized and ready to go after the session.
In short, loose clothing and personal toiletries, if necessary. It’s a day in nature, so make sure you dress according to the weather.
Our yurt has zippered doors and we do the best we can to keep bugs out. Yes, we’re going to be out in nature and the backcountry can be very rugged, but you’re not trippin’ in a lean-to on a bed of moss.
We have a robust first aid kit, including a burn kit and at least 1 person on every team has their St. John’s First Aid.
Also, in your private consultation, we assess all your concerns and form a plan for risk mitigation.
We have everything we need to contain and dispose of feminine products available, and if you’re on pain medication, there are no contraindications in terms of safety, but in the context of the experience, they may numb your sensory system, weakening the impact of your therapy.