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THE SHIFT - A WHOLE NEW HIGH RETREAT

FIND YOUR AUTHENTIC-SELF, RELEASE THE PAST, MAKE THE SHIFT

6 Days to Rediscover your Path, Find Clarity and Create Lasting Change. The Shift is a Retreat Experience of Insights, Intimacy and Togetherness, Supported by the Spirit of Psilocybin and Guided by the Creators of A Whole New High.

IT’S TIME TO FEEL ALIVE

To shed the old ways of being
To find a clarity that comes from deep within
To re-design your life and move towards it Its time to break through barriers

To create a life With Deep Meaning

It’s time for a shift
To rediscover your path Experience Deep Personal Growth
Connect to the magic of Psilocybin
And encounter your inner Wisdom
To feel and know your next steps

Deep in your being

It’s Time to Know Who You Are
No more pretending needed
This is not an offer for those who are not ready to change

This is an invitation to those

who want to discover the depths of their being,
long for a transformation in their lives
and are ready to do the work to implement the changes.

If that’s you, we can’t wait to take you with us

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ENTHEOGENS

Psilocybin is the Psychedelic we will work with during this retreat. Psilocybin is the substance found in magic mushrooms and truffles that clinical trials have shown to be an excellent tool to cure depression and anxiety. They can give you magical insights and sometimes they will reset your brain. They will help you to see the world through a different lens and create a whole new perspective.

CLARITY

During this retreat you will learn how to work with Psilocybin in such a way that you can have access to the parts of your subconscious mind which hold the answers that you need. Through this you will learn self-trust, intuitive knowing and an understanding for why your life has been the way it has been.

CHANGE

You will learn how to move forward in your life. This retreat is not a “pause” on your regular life, providing enough of a break to sustain you to go back to your old ways, allowing you to temporarily “cope” again . This retreat is “A SHIFT”. It is an opening to discover why you are stuck and discover how to create movement to carry you forward because going backwards … is no longer an option.

TOGETHERNESS

During this week you will learn the strength in vulnerability, the power of vulnerability and the joy, relief and freedom you can receive through your own expression of vulnerability. Allow us to support you, hold you and to create a safe space of authenticity together where we can cry, laugh, scream, rage, release our pain, our fears, our shame and our beauty in absolute safety and celebration.

 

THE EXPERIENCE

 

WALK YOUR PATH

Find your path, find the courage within to walk it and answer the questions you need answers for. Leave old, seemingly ever repeating patterns behind and discover how to create real change.

CONNECT

Connect with the Spirit of Psilocybin, learn how to open up your subconscious mind to trust and work with this Fungi’s’ wisdom. Bond and connect with like-minded people and learn what is needed to create a trusting relationship with yourself and others.

INTEGRATE
Learn how to receive the wisdom that is shared with you in the psychedelic experience to connect the mystical with the practical.  Hold uncomfortable truths with such care that they can transform from fear into freedom.
RELEASE

Discover how to hold your pain, Not how to face it, or to escape it, but to allow it to be held, comforted, supported and loved. Find out what you pain needs, so together can meet those needs, we can hold it closer, not push it away.

SUPPORT
Experience what true emotional support and being fully seen feels like. You were never supposed to be in this alone! The intimate setting of the retreat allows for everyone to get the attention they deserve.
 
FUN
Uncover your repressed joy and make personal transformation feel fun and light. Bring yourself into alignment while laughing tears of joy and find out how life can feel meaningful again. 
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Why work with PSYCHEDELICS?

Psychedelics are psychoactive substances that induce a spiritual experience. They offer opportunities that go beyond what is offered in spiritual traditions or psychotherapy sessions. They bring us into non-ordinary states of consciousness and help us to unfold our personality. Insights that may take years for people to achieve through meditation and learning, if they even arise at all, can be revealed within moments during an experience with entheogens. Even so-called “bad trips” and breakdowns can be turned into a process of moving through the pain into the direction of release, liberation and awakening. A journey deep into the unconscious, with the right guidance, preparation and integration not only offers highly therapeutic benefits, it also moves further into the spiritual spheres of the transcendence of the self and toward the formation of a whole new life!

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A JOUNEY INTO THE SELF SURROUNDED BY NATURE 
The Shift Retreat will take place in The Netherlands where Psilocybin truffles are legal. Only a 2 hour train ride away from Amsterdam or a 1 hour ride from Duesseldorf, we find our retreat venue. We have chosen a place of tranquility surrounded by peaceful nature – a location that will guide us to a place of tranquility within ourselves.
COMFORT, SERENITY, PRIVACY, PEACE
We have carefully chosen a beautiful home, with luxurious surroundings and amenities to further enhance and compliment the healing possibilities this week can offer. We will enjoy the luxurious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, the delicious and very healthy food and our own private hot tub to detox and release in. The Shift Retreat combines, comfort and nature along with the Entheogenic Experience to bring you a week of renewal and rejuvenation.

YOU WILL HUGELY BENEFIT FROM THE SHIFT RETREAT IF...
YOU HAVE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS THAT NEED ANSWERS.
YOU WANT TO REDISCOVER YOURSELF AND YOUR PATH IN LIFE.
YOU WANT TO BREAK OUT OF REPEATING UNWANTED PATTERNS AND CREATE LASTING CHANGE.
YOU WANT TO EXPLORE YOURSELF AS DEEPLY AS POSSIBLE.
YOU WANT TO MOVE OUT OF STUCKNESS & INTO FLOW.
YOU WANT TO FEEL SUPPORTED SEEN AND CARED FOR.
YOU WANT LIFE TO FEEL EXCITING AND MEANINGFUL AGAIN.
YOU WANT TO MEET THE SPIRIT OF PSILOCYBIN
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The shift retreat was singlehandedly the most spiritual experience of my life. I had a few experiences with mushrooms in the past. One of those experiences was very challenging. So I entered the retreat with some anxiety. On top of that, I wasn’t sure what to expect tripping in a room full of “strangers”. I can tell you that by the time the first ceremony happened on the 3rd day, the other participants were anything but strangers. Kerrie and Alice do an amazing job setting the tone, training your mind to prepare for the journey and integrating the group together. The group environment made the experience so much better. Not only are the other participants not strangers, we have all built a deep bond that seems impossible over one week. We are all planning a reunion retreat in the next year to get the group back together. If you are working on something in your life that you want to change….stuck in your career, relationship issues, depressions, etc… this retreat is the place for you. I’m so glad that I did it. I’m very grateful for the support and guidance that Kerrie and Alice provided. They are two of the most amazing people that I’ve ever met.

Jason P., USA

It was not without some considerable anxiety that I approached the “Shift Retreat” as I rode on the train from Amsterdam. I had never taken Psilocybin and was quite worried about the potential for a “bad trip” to be frank. I was fortunate in meeting up with another retreat participant for the 2 hour train ride and her stories of working with Kerrie and Alice on a private basis previously really helped “ease my worried mind”. All 7 of us were met at the train station by Karl, (a lovely fellow and a great chef ) and ferried over to the house where we were warmly met by Kerrie and Alice. Over the next 7 days that warmness grew until I think we all felt a real sense of family as a group, something I had not expected at all. Alice and Kerrie had a full agenda that kept us either experiencing through the different ceremonies or integrating and sharing and learning throughout the week. What was also unexpected was how much we did outside of a ceremony and how truly valuable we all found this time. However, their experience with these substances and their deep understanding of the issues different participants were having was truly a remarkable thing to witness. I for one had absolutely no idea this week was going to be so powerful and valuable in helping me “shift” from where I have been to where I want to go. I can’t say that my psilocybin experience was easy, but at a couple of points where I felt in duress first Kerrie and then later Alice came over to help guide me through. I can’t even begin to describe how important and valuable their intervention was. They did it with love and compassion and at a depth I have never really experienced before. Not only that, they seemed to instinctively know what and where the issues lay, they helped me see them and move through to a truly magical, even sacred place; an experience that I can’t describe in words but will never ever forget. The location, the food, the atmosphere of relaxed comradery they created were all wonderful, but it was the depth of their wisdom and compassionate insightful guidance that made it one of the most memorable, perhaps the most important weeks of my life, and I will be forever grateful to them both. If you are considering this retreat, I have only one final word for you…GO!

John B., Canada
I was one of the participants on the first retreat. I didn’t know what to expect, but it was better than I could have imagined. Kerrie and Alice, the retreat hosts, use a fully integrative approach to healing with psilocybin, offering days of self-exploration and emotional healing processes in between the ceremonies. I was left with a much deeper understanding of myself and my struggles. I am very glad I went through this retreat, and particularly glad that it was with the people, guides, and in the setting that it was. I would not have been able to come to understand so much had it not been so well planned and conducted with such love and care. I have been to one other retreat like this with different hosts, and while that one was also overall a positive experience, this one was much better. The small group setting combined with the skills of trained, experienced, intuitive guides made this experience especially powerful.
Thora Inna Nelson, USA

I felt safe working with Alice. She provided an environment that promoted healing, where I could go into my deepest, darkest shadows and know I would be held. The results I have had after working with her have been completely liberating. During one of my sessions with her, I went into the shame that I had been storing in my thighs my entire life. Since I was a young girl I have hated my thighs, it has always been my “problem area” and despite being thin, eating well, and exercising religiously I could never change my thighs. After this session my entire perspective on my thighs changed. For the first time in my life I could look in a mirror and not pick a part that part of my body. This has not only changed how I think about them they have actually changed shape. I fit in a jean size I have never worn before and I cant attribute this to any other change in my life. To have such a drastic result that has lasted with no conscious effort on my part is a priceless gift. It is because Alice and the medicine she uses allows you to get to the roots of the issues held deep within the subconscious mind. Working with her is a git I hope to do again and I would recommend her to anyone.

Candace Weller, Utah, USA
Candace Weller, Utah, USA

Working with Kerrie was simply amazing. Her ability to hold space for you and your emotions is incredible – like a rock in the waves and an unconditionally loving mother at the same time – strong and stable, warm, caring and nurturing. She is highly intuitive, knew what I needed in every single moment; knew when to speak and when to remain silent. I am so happy and grateful that she was there to support and facilitate me. In my session with Kerrie I was guided through an amazing journey into discovery of issues and then she organically helped me (with her curiosity) reach a profound healing through my own conclusions. Would I recommend her? Absolutely! Her style is loving and free of any judgements. With me Kerrie was equally as interested in my realizations as was I. We were a team, and I felt love was the fuel. My session with her uncovered my pain yet, it wasn’t painful. It was empowering and actually some of the time funny. If you want to do some deep healing work and have it be loving and easy, I would say Kerrie is the one to call ! Thank you, Kerrie

Susan D. UK

Kerrie & Alice have supported me through several entheogenic experiences. Each time I have worked with them I am more and more grateful and in awe of the work that they do. To me, this work is at the absolute core of what we as individuals and as a collective need right now. I have been working with entheogens to know myself better, my light, my shadows, my subconscious coping mechanisms and also to understand how to bring all of the subconscious  parts of me into alignment so I can simply enjoy my life better and live my true potential. The support and guidance I have received from these women during my experiences is what feels to me to be the deepest, most honest and most liberating form of therapy I could imagine.  They both have an acute intuitive knowing, abilities to work with all levels of emotions, trauma and pain in the most grounding and comforting way and an infectious way of being which is light, inspiring and fun. Working with them has brought insane changes to my life, I’ve met my dream partner and am actually able to have a truly conscious relationship. I finally sold my business and created a life that I feel completely free and secure in, I quit smoking, I have an incredible circle of friends now. Now when I have triggers and emotions arise, I feel completely comfortable and confident in how to work with them when previously they sent me into severe anxiety and panic.

Maria Loretta, France

I thought I knew the power of psychotropic medicine and the realms it can take me until the day Alice guided me on a journey that I can possibly describe as the most meaningful and beautiful encounter with myself, my inner children and what I suddenly remembered as my past and my truth, that I’ve ever had. I thought that I knew my past. It is incredible how her unconditional trust and presence and questions at the right time took me on a journey that allowed me to rediscover my truth. Alice’s presence allowed me to feel safe with my self and my emotions. I felt so validated for who I am. I didn’t feel any shame in expressing my deepest emotions. That alone was so healing. Alice’s presence was so nourishing and encouraged me to face shit I would have never wanted to face otherwise. Not being on my own, feeling the unconditional presence of her heart made me trust my emotions.

Frédéric Dieck, Student (MA Philosophy), Vienna, Austria
Frédéric Dieck, Student (MA Philosophy), Vienna, Austria

Kerrie O’ Reilly is a fantastic listener. The depth of her understanding goes further than the mere concept of your words uttered – she perceives the message behind your words and especially behind the facades you might build up for your defense subconsciously. With soft but firm care she then directs your attention upon the questions, you should be asked, be it by yourself or by her supporting you. So pretty fast there comes up a topic, that is the center of your actual inability to gain a new perspective to change. In this moment she takes you carefully on an inner imaginary journey to let you develop an environment in which you adjust the components met there for the better. The destination is more self awareness in feeling and thought, relief and healing. With new insight gained you literally feel the change physically, coming out of this process. My own individual experience, being facilitated by Kerrie, was very intense and opened up a new quality of perceiving my reality – a precious gift to keep in my heart. I highly recommend her as a companion and excellent facilitator of your trip experience, who holds the space for you to find your truth within you.

Erik Buller, Salzburg, Austria

I had taken Iboga for the first time in my life and it was very intense and overwhelming. Having Alice with me as I came out of my ceremony made me feel so safe and heard. She asked me all the right questions and she was very interested in all of my stories I felt the need to tell. She helped me integrate and relive my experience. I felt that the most thing I needed was for someone to just hear me without being judgmental and to help me integrate my visions into my life and I couldn’t have asked for a better support than Alice.

Mark Morales, Malta

What a journey! What, a, journey. This is not an easy one by any means, but you will come out laughing in the end no doubt, with Alice’s guidance. She is very well versed in the language of your soul and well aware of how to navigate through your inner self and reestablish a healthy relationship and a venue of communication between you and YOU ;), and help you find your own answers. She has different tools at her disposal in case you get stuck and knows how to use them, safely. If you are serious about your spiritual journey and making some lasting changes in your life for the better, this, is, it; and remember, if you don’t go within, you go without, just keep swimmin’

Sebastien T., Haiti

My entheogenic experience with Alice and Kerrie was a game changer for me. I had been working on my own self-awareness for many years, spent 9 years in therapy and even worked with plant medicines for 3 years before I came across their work. They helped me to put everything into perspective. They helped me to look at the things in my life that I was most terrified of looking at and somehow made them all genuinely feel more than ok. They not only supported me through my entheogenic journey but what I found most useful was the integration methods and practices they taught me which I was able to use in the following weeks and also in my everyday life ever since. I did many plant medicine ceremonies in Peru and Costa Rica but the emotional support and understanding that I received with these women along with the practical advice to make the changes that I wanted to make in my life was the missing link that I needed. Thank you both and thank you for this truly remarkable work you are bringing to the world. You have changed my life in a way I cannot express in words, thank you!

Jessica Williams, USA

Kerrie has a very soft and gentle approach. As she was leading me through the process, it was as if she was the little voice in my head, my higher self always guiding me to healing. She knew exactly what to say and exactly how to deal with memories and trauma that came up. Without her assistance I think I would have been very scared or avoidant during much of the experience however with her guidance beside me I felt completely safe, supported and seen in a way I didn’t know possible. I benefited so much from things that she guided me to recognise and so lovingly held parts of me that I have felt too ashamed to face. She enabled me to see these aspects of myself through love which previously would have felt completely impossible to me. Kerrie is very patient, caring and unconditionally present. I feel incredibly grateful to have had my first tripsitting experience with her. Because of her support and guidance, I not only had an incredibly experience but also got to the roots of many of my issues which I firmly believe would not have happened without her presence. This was a hugely transformative experience for me. Thank you again Kerrie!

Isabella Laurent, France

Kerrie has a very soft and gentle approach. As she was leading me through the process, it was as if she was the little voice in my head, my higher self always guiding me to healing. She knew exactly what to say and exactly how to deal with memories and trauma that came up. Without her assistance I think I would have been very scared or avoidant during much of the experience however with her guidance beside me I felt completely safe, supported and seen in a way I didn’t know possible. I benefited so much from things that she guided me to recognise and so lovingly held parts of me that I have felt too ashamed to face. She enabled me to see these aspects of myself through love which previously would have felt completely impossible to me. Kerrie is very patient, caring and unconditionally present. I feel incredibly grateful to have had my first tripsitting experience with her. Because of her support and guidance, I not only had an incredibly experience but also got to the roots of many of my issues which I firmly believe would not have happened without her presence. This was a hugely transformative experience for me. Thank you again Kerrie!

Isabella Laurent, France

Thank you Kerrie for giving me such a great opportunity to connect with you – I’ve been going through some turbulent but awakening times in my life after years of suppressing my emotion and carrying a lot of shame with them, and you really helped me to open up and get deeper whilst feeling safe. You have a very gentle and accepting way of being able to hear people and give them the space and time that they need. I’d say to anyone struggling with emotion, having difficulty in hearing your inner self/child, dealing with emotional suppression, and also importantly to learn to ‘receive’ from someone else that your services are invaluable. Thank you so much for what you do.

Laura Stein

“For some years I held an unexpressed judgment inside of me, about my seemingly unacceptable desires and I was convinced that everyone else would judge me and reject me, the same way I was judging myself. When I was ready and asked Alice for her assistance I still felt slightly scarred, but I eventually opened up enough to trust her. When I allowed her to see me in this place, I never wanted to be seen in, what happened was truly amazing. She did not judge me and I felt held in an authentic and compassionate space. What I love about Alice is that her wisdom comes from the heart and her own life experience. She is humble and intuitive, with a sense of humour and childlike curiosity. When I realized that she didn’t judge me, a chain reaction started and I had to acknowledge that it’s possible to look at my feelings from a non-judgmental perspective, which then led me to forgive myself and being able to laugh again. What a breakthrough! Thank you Alice.

Yannick L., Belgium

Alice is a wonderful person who inspires me time and again through her curiosity and passion to discover new territory of thought. With love and devotion she brings manifestations in her life to fruition. Everything she teaches and facilitates, she has experienced and road-tested intensely on herself. Whatever she does, she does it consciously and puts all of herself into it. Alice can open doors for you that lead you to insights, solutions, answers and healing. Through her ability to feel and see your needs and emotions, she creates a safe space perfectly fitted for you to discover yourself. She has the gift to hold you when you fall, to lead you back on track when you get lost and strengthen you when you feel weak. She is a person who I would trust with my life, my soul, my heart and my body.

Shari Ruppert
Shari Ruppert
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