Sitter service

 Disclaimer:

 Please note that Psychedelic Society of the Netherlands does not provide or recommend taking any psychedelic substances. The service is directed to people who are willing to take psilocybin truffles which are legally sold in the Netherlands in smart shops and want to do it at their own risk. Please remember that psilocybin truffles are illegal in the majority of other European countries.

We are happy to announce the launch of a sitter service that we now offer as part of Psychedelic Society of the Netherlands activities. The sitter service is a one on one session with a carer with vast experience in psychedelic states and knowledge of human psychology and cognitive functions. The participant will be responsible for buying psilocybin truffles and bringing them to the session. The sitter will only provide a safe set and setting for the psychedelic experience. As part of the service, we will inform you about the risks and make sure that there are no serious contraindications for you to take the truffles. Additionally, we will provide you with preparation and integration activities for the session. We use a scientific and therapeutic model of the psychedelic experience to enable you to have a memorable and long lasting positive effect.

There are two options available:

The sitter service provided by a cognitive scientist trained in psychedelic emergencies
The cost of this service is 200 EUR for the whole day (including food but excluding truffles cost).
The location is either a sitter’s house or a location chosen by the participant but in this case, the cost of the travel has to be added to the whole price.

The therapeutic sitter service provided by an accredited therapist
The costs of the therapeutic preparation and integrations sessions, before and after the psychedelic ceremony: 80 euros per hour (amount of the hours tailored to the needs of participant).

 The cost of the ceremony day: 400 EUR. Included in this price is a session with truffles and a body-oriented preparation with holotropic breathwork assisted by two (male and female) sitters to maximize healing process (excluding the cost of truffles which need to be provided by the client).
The location is the participant’s accommodation.

The program is carefully tailored between facilitators and client to meet financial resources and psychological needs.

 We have two standard frameworks which can be always adjusted to circumstances:

Program 1: 3 days ( Day 1: Preparation 2hrs, Day 2: Ceremony, Day 3: Integration 2hrs)

 Program 2 :  5 days (Day 1: Preparation session 2hrs, Day 2: Reflection from day before + breathwork + truffle ceremony ( 6-7 hrs),Day 3: 2 hours integration session ,Day 4: 2 hours integration session ,Day 5: Breathwork + truffle ceremony ( 5-6 hours)) + 1hr Integration next day or via Skype.

 If you are interested in arranging a session please email us on info@psychedelicsocietynl.org and please indicate which option you prefer.

 Did you have a challenging psychedelic experience and have no one to talk to? Or maybe you want to work on your intention and would like to get some tips on how to make more out of the psychedelic session?

 We now offer preparation and integration consultations either in person or via Skype.

The cost depends on the person running it. The cognitive scientist charges 50 EUR per hour and the therapist 80 EUR. If you would like to discuss how many hours you need, you can have a quick chat (up to 10 minutes) with one of us for free.

Additional details on the two sitter service options.

 The sitter service with the cognitive scientist – the service is based in the concept that your current decision-making process and set of responses to situations were programmed into your unconscious automatic system mostly during the period around your birth and your childhood. This process stems from the fact that the brain transforms repeated behaviour into automatic, unconscious responses to save energy and spare awareness for learning new skills. Majority of these programs were coded during years of 0-3 because the brain is the most plastic during this period of human development. Because this conditioning happened when you were small, and your environment was different to the one in which you live now, many of these automatic responses no longer serve you and sometimes even hinder achievement of goals. During the day, we will go through some of your ineffective patterns of thinking and will try to replace them with the ones suited to your current situation to help you make better decisions and as a consequence lead a happier life.
You will be asked to prepare your intention before meeting the sitter. On the day, prior to ingestion of the truffles, we will discuss the intention and after the psychedelic experience we will discuss what happened and try to decipher the symbols that appeared.

The therapeutic sitting service is dedicated to people who may already be on the path of healing, who have an understanding of their own problems and who may already have addressed these but who feel stuck and are seeking support to understanding and applying these insights into their daily lives. Or you may be overwhelmed by the different therapeutic options and do not know where to start.
The service is provided by two experienced facilitators (female and male) for balanced support and safety. Facilitators are a qualified psychologist, and a coach trained as a psychedelic ceremonies guide.

 Learning from the experience we offer a standard five days program tailored to the individual. This program includes preparation sessions, two ceremonies and in between the time will be spent on integration of the experience. Additionally, we will ask you to practice simple mindfulness exercises designed to strengthened emotional self–regulation. Finally, you will be asked to read 2-3 books on understanding trauma.

This service includes two two-to-one preparation sessions on the days before the psychedelic ceremony to discuss the past experiences, intentions for the coming ceremony, to give an insight into the processes in the brain and tools to make the most from the upcoming psychedelic experience. The facilitators will guide you through your negative beliefs and will assist you in comprehending your inner language. An hour of breathwork session will be provided as a powerful tool for mind-body connection.
Depending on your needs during the psychedelic ceremony and whether this was agreed in the preparation session, you will have the chance for an active therapeutic session with the therapist and experienced guide who will empower you to communicate effectively with the subconscious.
The facilitators will support you in recognizing and transforming possible bad trips into a healing and positive outcome. A wide range of methods can be used to help with the experience including breathwork, hypnotherapy, meditation and re-programming of the chosen subconscious beliefs.
After the psychedelic ceremony, there will be one or more integration sessions to assess what was achieved, to reflect on the intentions from the preparation session and you will receive written feedback with recommendations for further development and possible next steps. The facilitators will be available for additional appointments if this is needed or desired.

 This service will be given by a London trained psychologist recognized by the Dutch Instituut van Psychologen. Her areas of expertise include multiple psychological models such as hypnotherapy, neuro-mindfulness, childhood trauma and a wide range of mental health therapies. The other facilitator is trained as a psychedelic ceremonies guide and has guided hundreds of ceremonies for clients with a wide range of intentions.

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