“I've been back from this experience for a week and I am certain my life will now be divided: Life before MycoMeditations and life after MycoMeditations.”
“This retreat was akin to doing a lifetime of therapy in one week. Using psilocybin in a setting that is caring and very supportive has been more therapeutic for me than my 30+ years of being in therapy and on medication for anxiety and depression.”
“A MycoMeditations retreat will eventually rise up to the status of Mecca, on the must do list, for the psychedelic adventurer.”
“For anyone seriously considering psilocybin therapy and don’t know where to start, I highly recommend looking into attending one of the upcoming MycoMeditations Retreats. You will not be disappointed.”
“I’ve been to a few psychedelic retreats. I thought MycoMeditations was my favorite by far.”
“It was my idea of the perfect vacation—a tropical paradise, great food, super interesting interactions and sharing with others, with personal insight, healing and growth to an extent that normally has taken me many years—all rolled into one week!”
“I had more fun, felt more connected and learned more about myself and the nature of reality and love in one week than in my entire life previous to this experience.”
“We have been guests at Myco twice, both retreats have far exceeded expectations. My wife and I feel absolutely revitalized - individually and as a couple.”
“The 3-dose model supported by group integration is the best possible way to explore the healing power of psilocybin.”
“There becomes a strong bond between each participant during this week. We were excited and encouraging of each other as we dealt with issues that had long been our nemesis.”
“I have been in the healthcare profession for 15 years. I know of no therapy, drug, procedure or surgery that saves so many lives so quickly.”
"I honestly couldn’t have “broken through” the traumas I discovered without their support and compassion."
- Laura C. , UK
…I’d never participated in any kind of group therapy before but now I can confidently say that this is a huge part of why Myco is so effective. Initially, sharing your reasons for attending with a group of strangers can be scary but from the get-go it was clear that no one was judging and everyone was supportive. It quickly became obvious that we all had some kind of trauma to deal with—that’s why we were there! Also, the act of sharing our problems and our pasts bonded the group much more quickly than we otherwise would have done.
A big surprise to me was how important the other group members and facilitators were during the actual sessions and, during the three sessions over the week, we gradually became more interactive as we became closer. I had two sessions (the second and third) where the facilitators were essential in helping me to navigate my healing during the trips; I honestly couldn’t have “broken through” the traumas I discovered without their support and compassion.
…The world would be a better place if everyone could access this therapy. I’m planning to go back in two years’ time, if not before. I’m deeply grateful to Eric and his brilliant team and long may their good work continue.
"If you’re thinking of going, go."
One of the best experiences of my life. The bonding of the group was total and quite frankly astonishing. Side adventures were awesome. The staff and location are simply amazing. If you’re thinking of going, go.
“My friends were referring to our upcoming retreat as the “trip of a lifetime"... I would describe our actual experience as either meeting – or even exceeding – even that high bar!”
- Andrew B., Tewkesbury, UK
Our experience was that the set up was excellent. All of the people we dealt with at Mycomeds were efficient, friendly and very caring.
My friends were referring to our upcoming retreat as the “trip of a lifetime” – which left me a little worried their expectations were so high there was a real chance of disappointment. Fortunately I needn’t have worried. I would describe our actual experience (and we all felt the same) as either meeting – or even exceeding – even that high bar!
All three of us had profound and healing experiences at some point during our week and we’d all like to return in the future. If you’re reading this review and considering going on a Mycomeditations retreat, I urge you to go!
“Best week of my life. Can’t imagine a more supportive, safe, and spiritually healing environment for both the psychedelic novice and experienced user.”
Best week of my life. Can’t imagine a more supportive, safe, and spiritually healing environment for both the psychedelic novice and experienced user. Eric and his team of facilitators will tailor your experience to exceed your expectations. I rebooked for the same week next year the day I left. Check out Eric’s podcast: “The Psilocybin Chronicles” for interviews with participants. Get over your fears and book a visit to MycoMeditations!!! It’s filling up quickly. I had my wife read Michael Pollan’s book and convinced her to come with me. Best couples therapy ever!!!
"Some people say that their retreats feel like years of therapy rolled into one week: all the years of my own therapy don’t add up anywhere close to this outcome..."
- Ally S., Artist, US
A month after my retreat, I feel I have stepped into a phase of life where I am ready to be my authentic self: silly, funny, weird, laughing more easily and making more time to be with friends. Not only have I felt a huge relief from the neuropathic pain I was experiencing, but also lessened anxiety and insomnia brought on by PTSD. Lastly, as I had most desperately hoped, this experience has brought me a galaxy’s worth of starry ideas and inspiration— I have made art every day since my retreat.
Some people say that their retreats feel like years of therapy rolled into one week, but all the years of my own therapy don’t add up anywhere close to this outcome and it still feels like there’s more to come. For anyone who feels like the only solution is to increase the dosage on a medication that already doesn’t seem to work, for anyone who sits on a psychiatrist’s couch and has the feeling that person only aims to quickly match you to a diagnosis and medication, for anyone who has ever been made to feel that they are worth less than the moon and stars: I encourage you to try this option!
Let the mushrooms help you catch a glimpse of yourself in a frame of mind that is brutally honest, magical, frightful in its daring wonder: come experience something beautiful, and let it leave a mark on your heart.
“I highly recommend this experience to anyone interested in self-knowledge and healing.”
- Virginia, Austin, TX
My husband and I attended the MycoMeditations retreat for healing, spiritual growth, and to deepen our meditation practices. We were not disappointed. There were 14 participants in our group, all at the retreat for different reasons with different histories of psychedelic use. By the end of the week, all of us had transformative experiences that moved us forward in our life journeys and prepared us to take the next steps to move forward positively in our lives.
The facilitation team was committed, caring, and skillful; they created a safe and supportive set and setting for our individual and collective experiences. The lodging and food was very good; the proximity to nature and the ocean added greatly to the overall positive experience. I highly recommend this experience to anyone interested in self-knowledge and healing.
“My experience was transformative, literally beyond words.”
- Douglas H.
My experience was transformative, literally beyond words. Eric and his team of professionals provide a safe experience in a wonderful environment. The effects have been lasting thus far and have absolutely transformed my meditation practice. I will be back.
“I came to the retreat to treat my depression and I was not disappointed.”
- J., Chicago, IL
I came to the retreat to treat my depression and I was not disappointed. The caring team led by Eric safely guided me to a place where I could become aware of and then process some issues. I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the great effect that the other participants had on my trip. I don’t think a solo trip without the group discussions would have been as beneficial. Psilocybin really can help you if you are open to it.
“I want to go back, this time with my wife, because I think this is too good to keep to myself.”
- MC, UK
MycoMeditations was the best week I have had in, well, feels like forever. Eric knows what he is doing, and he very clearly cares about the people who travel to his place in Treasure Beach in search of a life-changing experience. I had a lot of fears going into this and none of the things I worried about happened. Instead, I found a peace and joy that has long eluded me.
Sure, the place is beautiful and the food was good. I paid extra for my own room since I went by myself and I was glad I did so. But it was the experiences that made it so unusual and good. I found myself befriending strangers, which is not normal for me. It wasn’t just the mushrooms.
As for the tripping, well, I think they are indescribable. Good. No, great, but ineffably so. I want to go back, this time with my wife, because I think this is too good to keep to myself.
“It is crucial to do this work in an environment where you feel safe, trusting, and cared for, and Myco does an excellent job of creating and providing such a space.”
- G., New York, NY
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with a practice in NY. I visited Jamaica in June 2018 and I am deeply grateful for my experience with MycoMeditations.
The staff has a great deal of experience in the mushroom space, leading groups, and running retreats. They are trustworthy, kind, and passionate about this work.
Jamaica is the ideal setting to do this type of work. The weather is gorgeous, the people are friendly, and the food is delicious. I definitely recommend scheduling a week for yourself (alone or with a loved one) to do this work in a controlled environment with a group of people who are also committed to healing and growth. Myco is excellent at answering questions you may have before heading down, and once you’re there, the team works hard to make sure each guest receives what they need. It is crucial to do this work in an environment where you feel safe, trusting, and cared for, and Myco does an excellent job of creating and providing such a space.
“This retreat is so extraordinary because it is run by extremely experienced mushroom experts/explorers.”
This retreat is everything a person could ask for. For the cost of a standard getaway retreat, I got an absolutely amazing experience. The location and local reputation of the retreat resulted in a warm welcome by the local culture, and a sense of safety. The staff were excellent. There wasn’t any spiritual woo-woo, and there weren’t any inexperienced “certified” trip sitters. This retreat is so extraordinary because it is run by extremely experienced mushroom experts/explorers. They were so genuine and passionate about each person’s personal experience. I must mention the tremendous bonding with the other visitors: I made 14 best friends over the course of a week. Amazing.
“I highly recommend MycoMeditations if you are looking to experiment with Psilocybin as part of your psychedelic journey.”
- James H.
I highly recommend MycoMeditations if you are looking to experiment with Psilocybin as part of your psychedelic journey. I myself was skeptical about psychedelics, but wanted to try Psilocybin after reading a recent book on the subject by a well-known author. My main goal was to grow spiritually and expand my consciousness beyond what I could in my day-to-day meditation practice. Though the end result wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, the experience was no less intense, profound and revelatory. Eric, Justin and Mike are thorough professionals in this field, and they know this stuff inside out. They and the rest of the facilitators are always there to help us through the journey, and they provide valuable insights along the way. We’d do good to let go of our inhibitions, trust their instincts and let the mushrooms do the rest.
The group setting of the retreat allows you to meet people from varied backgrounds, share your deepest vulnerabilities and develop a special bond with everyone around. I met some amazing people with whom I developed a special bond that I hope will last a lifetime.
“I burned through a tremendous amount of grief and childhood trauma, reconnected with the Divine, and received clarity regarding the direction of my life, both personally and professionally.”
- Denise Rue
I attended a 10-day retreat at Myco in 2018. At age 59, it was my first experience with Psychedelics. As a therapist working with trauma survivors, I had been reading the research on the efficacy of Psychedelics for PTSD and I wanted to see for myself. I felt safely held by the skilled and compassionate staff. I burned through a tremendous amount of grief and childhood trauma, reconnected with the Divine, and received clarity regarding the direction of my life, both personally and professionally.
I can’t overemphasize the importance of doing this work in a group setting. Eric Osborne is a skilled healer and the facilitators were compassionate and understood how to work in the mushroom space. I made wonderful friends at the retreat and we continue as supports to one another. I am profoundly grateful I chose Mycomeditations as my first psychedelic experience!