Expansion Program

The World’s 1st Immersive Psychedelic Transformation Program | 7-Weeks Of Deep Exploration & Awakening

(Limited To 3 Retreats in 2019)

 
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Expansion is for the pioneer

Profound psychedelic transformation does not happen by chance.

There is both a science and an art to creating the right conditions under which the true power of psychedelics can be harnessed. 

Data from our partnership with Imperial College in London, as well as experience from guiding journeys with over 400 participants, has shown us that the key to the most impactful retreat, is correct and thorough preparation, and supportive integration.

Dedicated to designing cutting-edge and breakthrough retreats, we wanted to continue to build on our offering, and use the unique window of opportunity that psychedelics catalyze to realize lasting change and insight. 

For this, we needed more time together, and not one, but two psilocybin ceremonies.


Introducing: Expansion


The world’s first immersive psychedelic transformation program.

No ordinary retreat, this all-encompassing, 7-week program is designed for deep, and lasting transformation. 

A 5-day stay at our world-class retreat centre in The Netherlands, supported by 3 weeks pre, and 3 weeks post-retreat integration designed to help you envision, create and integrate the positive change you would like to see in your life.

This retreat is an exclusive, carefully curated experience with other professionals just like you. 

 
 

Our Journey Together

Expansion begins three weeks in advance of the actual retreat, with weekly preparation calls with your group and facilitators. During the 5-day retreat, we use the extra time we have to build a foundation in contemplative practice. Every day we begin and end with meditation. 

The first ceremony is a new experience we call “immersion”, which consists of a medium-high dose to fully arrive at the venue and explore your own consciousness on psilocybin in the different spaces of our venue.

The second one is a high dose with a unique soundscape collaboratively designed with one of the world’s experts on consciousness, mysticism, and resonance.

 
When we listen to specifically designed sound, we can go into a transcendental state where we lose awareness of the self, or we become that which we’re observing, and we no longer are aware of the observer. We become the sound that we’re listening to.
— Alexandre Tannous
 

To prepare you for this 7 hour sound journey, this retreat is supported by a multitude of additional practice to invite you in the optimal state of body-mind. Every day we begin and end with a meditation practice. Additionally, there are three breathwork sessions, as well as three 1:1 coaching sessions, and full access to our wellness area. 

After your retreat, you will reunite with your retreat co-travellers online where we will focus on the integration of these expanded states of consciousness. Together, we will engage in guided interactive practices and teachings, explore the groups questions and challenges as you move back into your social spaces, from the personal to the professional our integration workshops will deepen and expand the unique key insights of your psychedelic experience.


Why 7 Weeks?

7-weeks might sound like a big commitment, and in many ways it is - a commitment to yourself. 

However, we appreciate the busy nature of your life and this program is not intended to add to your already pressing schedule.

One of the reasons Synthesis is so in demand by professionals is to reduce stress in their lives and help to set a more easeful pace.

With this in mind, we have designed the pre-and post-retreat experience to easily fit into your life through weekly mastermind calls with your fellow travelers.

The 7-week program makes the most of this larger window of plasticity to grow your presence, self-acceptance, focus, and expand your range of states of consciousness in your daily life.


Expansion is designed for you if:

  • You are truly committed to creating lasting change in your life

  • You would like to learn how to integrate contemplative practices like meditation and breathwork into your daily life

  • You are interested in forging deep and meaningful connections with other like-minded individuals 

  • You are new to psychedelics (we specifically recommend this program for first-time travellers)

  • Have experience with psychedelics and are ready to access deeper insight and transformation through immersive work

YOUR EXPERIENCE

 

Preparation (3 Weeks)

  • In-depth Exploration Call

  • Individual Health Screening

  • 3 x Weekly Group Call 

  • Weekly prescribed exercises

 

5-Day Retreat

  • 3 x Private 1:1 Coaching Sessions

  • Carefully Designed Set & Setting

  • Daily Meditation & Breathwork

  • 2 x Ceremonial Psilocybin Experiences (1 Medium + 1 High Dose)

  • Unique soundscape collaboratively designed with one of the world’s experts on consciousness, mysticism, and resonance

  • Educational Workshops

  • Chef-prepared healthy vegetarian meals prepared on site

Integration (3 Weeks)

  • Group Integration via 3 X weekly Group Call 

  • Access to Additional Programs

  • Private Inner Circle Membership

  • Post-ritual screening

 

Program Schedule

 

Preparation (week 1 - week 3)

Being prepared for your psychedelic experience begins weeks in advance. Drawing upon scientific and medical research, as well as the contemplative arts, our professional facilitators lead live weekly group workshops preparing participants . All of which we will return to on the retreat.

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+ Week 1: Preparation through Practice

Whether expert or novice, we come together with a beginners mind. In week one we get to know our group and we begin with simple breathwork and noticing meditations as home practice. Connecting with the breath as the anchor point.

+ Week 2: Awareness through Active Listening & Noticing

Listening actively is an art all unto itself. In this workshop we will tap into a process of deeply-rooted listening to ourselves, others and life. Being the listener is one of the most simple, yet advanced practices on the path.

+ Week 3: Opening Up Around Resistance

Resistance can be a powerful force for transformation, if you can see it as such. Together we will explore resistance, acceptance and practices that support us to remain present and grounded, even if we lean into the sharp edges of reality.


The Retreat (Week 4)

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Day One: Inception

11:30 — Pick up at Schiphol Airport or Amsterdam Central Station

12:30 — Welcome at the Lighthouse + Lunch

14:00 — Opening

16:00 — Meeting the facilitators

19:00 — Dinner

20:30 — Somatic Sound + Meditation

Day Two: Immersion

08:00 — Meditation

08:30 — Breakfast

09:30 — Flight Instructions — Immersion + Expansion

11:00 — Renewal Breath

12:30 — Light Lunch

14:00 — Psilocybin Ceremony 1: Immersion

19:30 — Dinner

20:00 — Closing + Meditation

Day Three: Diffusion

08:00 — Meditation

08:30 — Breakfast

09:30 — Empowered Beliefs: Acceptance and Compassion Workshop

11:00 — Renewal Breath

12:30 — Lunch

14:00 — Transformative Wellness + 1-1 Conversation

17:00 — Listening Workshop

19:00 — Dinner

20:30 — Meditation

Day Four: Expansion

08:00 — Meditation and Sacred Silence

08:30 — Breakfast

10:00 — Renewal Breath

12:00 — Psilocybin Ceremony 2: Expansion Soundscape

20:30 — Dinner

Day Five: Consolidation

08:00 — Meditation

08:30 — Breakfast

09:30 — 1-1 Integration + Renewal Breath

12:30 — Lunch

13:30 — Integration workshop

15:00 — Closing

16:00 — End


Integration (Week 5 - week 7)

Where preparation is essential for maximizing the potential of a psychedelic retreat, integration is important for prolonging the benefits. You will witness a new self, yet an old similar world. While a psychedelic retreat can offer a potentially otherwise unachievable window of opportunity in the short term, whether this translates into lasting habits depends on integration. How to move from the potential you’ve experienced, into the actuality of your day to day life?

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Week 5: Somatic Integration

Coming home with a renewed sense of possibility and vision is both an exhilarating experience, as well as a potential difficult one. Renewed sensitivity while facing old triggers is the path to navigate. Based on the Accept, Connect, & Embody protocol developed by Imperial College London, we will provide support in accepting the challenges, however they may arise. Connect to what is empowering and nourishing, and to remain feeling everything as deeply as possible by attending to the body.

Week 6: Social Integration

In a world where language around these expanded states of consciousness is rare, and the experience themselves are frequently misunderstood and easily misjudged, the challenge is to speak your new authentic truth in the face of disagreement and unknowing. How do you remain integrated in the social sphere? We will talk about the discernment of sharing.

Week 7: Synthesis — the culmination of elements

This will mark the last week of Expansion, a week where we will bring it all together. Looking back, we make inventory of what has changed, and plant intentions to remain connected moving forward.


Naturally, demand for this new experience is high and our dates for 2019 are already filling fast.

We are proud to be stewards of the psychedelics renaissance, demonstrating our position at the forefront of this movement through our partnerships with institutes like Imperial College London, and world experts on resonance, mysticism, and consciousness to deliver a completely unique soundscape experience. 

We thank you for your trust in us and we look forward to sharing this experience with us.

How To Start Your Expansion Journey

 

1. BOOK YOUR
EXPLORATION CALL

Schedule your complimentary Exploration Call where you will speak 1:1 with a Synthesis team member. This is your time to dive deeper into your intentions, questions, hopes and potential concerns about the journey ahead.

2. COMPLETE MEDICAL SCREENER

With your safety as our priority, prior to your call, you complete a medical screener form that is reviewed by medical professionals to ensure your safety before, during and after your journey.

3. INVITATION TO
ATTEND

During your Exploration Call, you could be invited to attend a retreat and we will discuss the best options to suit your needs including dates and programs.

4. PREPARE FOR
YOUR JOURNEY

Prior to your retreat, you will receive all the practical information you need, as well as an invitation to your first group preparation call, where you will have the opportunity to meet and connect with your facilitators and fellow participants.