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7 Reasons Why You Should do Plant Medicine (Psychedelics) at a Spiritual Retreat

Updated: Mar 3, 2022

Psychedelics and Plant medicine have taken the world by storm, and while this has been beautiful and auspicious for all of humanity, it has also come with many downsides.

From unqualified facilitators, lack of preparation and integration, and even organized crime becoming involved with these medicines, there is certainly a polarity to ethical and responsible facilitation of plant medicine/psychedelics.

This article is not designed to influence you to do psychedelics or plant medicine by any means. Rather, it is designed to guide you in the right direction if you are called to participate in a plant medicine or psychedelic ceremony with a qualified facilitator, in a safe space.

This is why at Connect and Evolve, we believe the best way to go about this is via a multi-day spiritual retreat. Within the container of a spiritual retreat, the participant has time, space, guidance, and tribe there for them to better aid in their process of self-discovery, healing, and expansion.

This is why we have created our top 7 reasons why you should consider doing plant medicine or psychedelic ceremony at a spiritual retreat if you are feeling called to this type of spiritual work.

Our top 7 reasons for doing plant medicine and psychedelic ceremonies at a spiritual retreat are:

1 - Safety

2 - Qualified Facilitators

3 - Preparation and Integration

4 - Community

5 - Time

6 - Ongoing Support

7 - The Container

Let’s dive into each reason in more detail.

#1 Safety

The safety of the participant is by far the most important thing to consider when partaking in psychedelics or plant medicine.

With unqualified facilitators and organized crime being involved in the psychedelic industry, a safe and reliable source is becoming harder and harder to find.

That is why it is our #1 reason to do psychedelics at a spiritual retreat.

While not every retreat is created equally, it is more reliable and overall much safer to partake in a psychedelic experience in a retreat setting.

Most facilitators are going to be trained to deal with any issues that may arise, as well as any contraindications that may be present.