Frequently Asked Questions
+ How much do your programs cost?
Our retreat types differ in time and value, and therefore prive. Please refer to the retreat pages for more information and price: 3-day Core retreat, 6-day Expansion retreat, 5-day Women’s leadership retreat, 3-day Private Core retreat.
+ Are psilocybin truffles really safe?
According to recent studies, psilocybin mushrooms (which have the same active ingredient as truffles) are the safest drug currently known - safer than tobacco, cannabis, and alcohol. These substances are non-addictive, non-toxic, and, when taken within a structured setting under the guidance of medical professionals, hold little to no risk.
+ Who will facilitate the sessions and what are their qualifications?
+ How will the psychedelic sessions be set up?
We provide a comfortable indoor space with mattresses to lay down on, eye shades, and profound music. In creating an optimal environment for your psychedelic experience, we combine ceremonial aspects rooted in age-old tradition with modern approaches that have proven, in scientific research, to be effective at facilitating a deep, meaningful experience.
+ Why should I invest in this experience if I can take mushrooms at home?
We believe the context of a group retreat and having experienced guides are essential ingredients to properly optimize for safety and getting the most out of a psychedelic experience. From years of retreat experience we know the value of this experience is rooted in the whole process of the relationships you will build with others.
+ Is there any prep or post work included with the retreats?
Prior to the 3-day retreat, you will have a 1.5 hour group video call with your facilitators to discuss the retreat. More preparation documents will be sent over nearing your retreat date. During the retreat, you will have two 30-minute private conversations to discuss anything that might come up. We will always be available for any assistance post-retreat.
+ What is the typical age bracket of people attending retreats at Synthesis?
- You are over the age of 18
- You take a mature approach to your work and relationships
- You are looking for an experience designed to catalyze deeper self-understanding and personal growth
- You have a developing interest in the safe and responsible use of psychedelics. See more: 'Is Synthesis right for me?'
+ Will my personal information be confidential?
We keep all personal information confidential, none of it will be shared with third parties.
+ Do you offer 1-to-1 guided sessions if I prefer to do this in private?
Yes, we do! Please see our private retreat offer for more details. We also offer 1-to-1 preparation and integration coaching as an option during our group retreats, for an additional fee.
+ Can I do more than one retreat?
Yes, you can. A second retreat can be a quite different experience, certainly not just a repetition. In case it‘s your second overall psychedelic experience, many people tend to be even better prepared and relaxed as there is a familiarity that allows them to let go or direct their experience even more. For experienced psychonauts on the other hand, each experience can have its own focus or topic, exploring different aspects.