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The importance of preparation

Research suggests that the quality of preparation before a psychedelic experience has a direct correlation to the benefits individuals receive from the session. Adequate preparation can contribute to a more positive and transformative experience. 

Studies have shown that individuals who engage in thorough preparation tend to report greater psychological insights, emotional healing and long-term positive changes compared to those who approach the experience without it. 

This underscores the importance of mindful and intentional preparation as a crucial aspect of maximising the therapeutic potential of psychedelics.

What to do?

Here are some suggestions that are designed
to help you create the optimal mindset for the journey ahead. 

    Mindful in your Body

    Embrace clean and nourishing food. Opt for whole, unprocessed foods, and limit sugar and salt intake.

    Consider reducing or avoiding animal products in the days leading up to the ceremony.

   Say no to drugs, alcohol, and caffeine at least 1-2 days before the ceremony.


    Mindful in your Mind

    Engage in mindfulness practices such as yoga, meditation, journaling, creative art, connecting with nature and breathwork to center your mind.

    Digital Detox for Mental Clarity

    Minimize social media usage, news consumption, and screen time in the days leading to the ceremony.

    Create a serene mental space by avoiding external influences that may impact your state of mind.



    Connect with Your Intentions

    Take some time to reflect on your intentions for the ceremony. How would you like to approach the experience? How can you best support yourself leading up to the ceremony?

Practise self-care

Look at the preparation process as an opportunity to check in with your self-care practices.

Where do you need to put more focus in?

What is lacking in your routine that you could potentially benefit from? 


Where do you need to set some boundaries in order to preserve your peace of mind?

Which behavioural or thought patterns need some adjustment?

It's important to focus on the things that help bring you a sense of readiness for the upcoming experience. 

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