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Psychedelic experiences can be beautiful and they can also be extremely challenging.

 

It is in the challenging experiences that we transform and grow the most, and without adequate support, these challenging experiences can lead to new trauma.

 

We offer a safe container where your needs will be cared for and where you can stay focused on surrendering to your process, thereby maximising the healing potential of psilocybin. We believe that by combining the ritualistic and therapeutic models of psychedelic use that a safe container is created for personal transformation. 

We don't see our role as being that of guides or trip sitters. A guide has an active role, leading someone somewhere and may interfere in the process. A trip sitter might imagine doing very little, just sitting with you.

Our role is somewhere between these two. We give space, allow the process to unfold, and step in to support you by offering a listening ear or holding your hand when needed.

 

We hold a compassionate and open space for you to safely explore your subconscious. 

How do we create this safe container?

  • We support you to prepare your mind for the process with a 90-minute zoom call. This will help you to get clear on your intention and to listen to any parts of you that may come up in relation to your psilocybin journey.

  • With a 60-minute process on the day of the journey itself, to support any parts of you that are fearful or overzealous. This will help you to relax back so that you can enter into the process with ease.

  • Through breathwork to support even more relaxation and opening to the process.

  • Through guided ritual to prepare your mind and body.

  • By doing our own inner work as facilitators, we have developed our capacity to stay in the energy of empathy and compassion, regardless of what you are going through.

  • Offering a safe space for your emotions to arise without judgement.

OUR TEAM

We both have extensive experience in supporting clients through deep inner processes as retreat facilitators and therapeutic coaches. Our journey in offering psychedelic assisted therapy began when we were asked by friends to offer them support in their psychedelic sessions. Word of mouth led to friends of friends asking for support until it became clear that it was time to expand our services to a wider audience. And with that, Psilomorphosis was born. 

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NICHOLAS BURNAND

Facilitator & Therapist

I started experimenting with Psychedelics around 1996, in my late teens. Back then, I had no understanding of the importance of set and setting, and I found myself having some very challenging and scary experiences. I had no support to integrate the experiences and had a tough time trying to make sense of what had happened. Fast forward to 2011 and I attended my first plant medicine ceremony. It was here that I had the first taste of the healing power of plants and fungi in the correct set and setting. There was however one aspect that was still missing: pre and post-ceremony support.

Because of my training as a Nonviolent Communication Trainer and Internal Family Systems Therapeutic Coach, I could clearly see how to support others to get the most out of their psychedelic experiences. 

I am eternally grateful and honoured to be contributing to life through my work as a retreat facilitator, therapeutic coach and guide.

I am humbled by the trust of my clients, allowing me to accompany them into the depths of their subconscious so that those aspects of them that have been abandoned can be healed.

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SARAH DEKKER

Facilitator & Therapist

If you had told me 10 years ago that I would be exploring realms of the subconscious through psychoactive plants and guiding others through such experiences, I wouldn't have believed it. While I had tried some hash and cannabis as a teenager, the thought of psychedelics scared me.

At the beginning of 2018, I was going through a challenging time in my life in which I was struggling with the tough decision to leave my husband. I decided to join an Ayahuasca Ceremony in the hope to get some clarity and insight. It was a very sacred experience, a revelatory homecoming that has positively changed my life. However, I could have done with greater guidance and support through the experience.

Since then I have journeyed with various plant medicines and discovered how compatible it is with other therapeutic modalities. There seems to be a natural fit with my other area of work which is therapeutic coaching, working with NVC, IFS therapy, breath and bodywork. 

When I'm not offering therapy, training and retreats, I like to hang out with our little lovebird, Kali, walk in nature, dance and conjure up tasty treats.

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