Psychedelic Edge: Why Executives Are Sending Their Leaders On Psychedelic Retreats

The wave of high-performance people who are betting on psychedelics to get that competitive edge

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Psychedelic retreat for Leadership Foto de Milad Fakurian na Unsplash

In a new scientific trend, researchers have been set on exploring the therapeutical potential of psychedelic substances like psilocybin (magic mushroom), LSD, DMT (Ayahuasca), and other substances capable of triggering true sensorial journeys. Until now, psychedelic therapy has revealed itself as a relatively safe and more effective alternative to traditional methods of dealing with psychological issues like depression, anxiety, and PTSD, among others. In the lab, scientists compared psychedelics with antidepressants and found that psychedelic therapy has the following advantages:

  • Minimal Exposition: The benefits are significant with just one session;
  • Long-Lasting: The positive changes are known to last from 3 months to up to 1 year in some cases;
  • A Novel Approach: Psychedelic therapy invites the participant to face the core of their issues rather than avoiding them;

Psychedelic Leadership Retreats

Contradicting propaganda, the fact is that psychedelics are actually terrible substances for people who are trying to escape reality and avoid their inner issues. Beyond helping people deal with serious psychological problems, psychedelic therapy has shown results for people who are already high-performance and are looking to push their efficacy even further. Psychedelics can help by giving us a window of time in which our minds are invited to experiment with new configurations, often unlocking our hidden potential by offering a rich soil for insights, lessons, and epiphanies.

The mind-expanding properties of the psychedelic experience can be useful for those looking to shed light on and refresh old washed-up systems transforming them into newer and sophisticated structures. Going on a psychedelic retreat allows the participant to look at the old ways of doing business in a novel and judgment-free way, allowing for deep systemic changes in what would otherwise be a rigid system.

The Psychedelic Leader

In the last century, studies have suggested that psychedelic plants and fungi may have played a much bigger role in how humans organize their societies than previously thought. Some researchers believe not only that psychedelic substances were broadly available and an integral part of ancient human societies, but also that the psychedelic culture in ancient civilizations helped shaped new leaders by bringing in the individual leadership characteristics that improved chances of survival both in a tribal and contemporary environment such as:

  • Creativity;
  • Flexibility;
  • Open-mindedness;
  • Warmth and Empathy;
  • Eloquence;

Those are characteristics that are both useful for leaders and highly charismatic people. Having an open mind on where to look for food, or being more empathic and creative when dealing with people in a society could mean the difference between a successful and an unsuccessful tribe in ancient times. In modern times, use science to understand how to bring the benefits of sacred medicine to our modern context in a responsible and balanced way while maximizing the benefits.

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Preparation and Integration

Going on a psychedelic journey is not easy, but it can be simple. Having a coach to better prepare for the trip may be the advantage edge you need to make the leap you are looking for. There’s much more to preparing for a psychedelic journey than simply choosing a psychedelic substance and the dose. The state of mind of the participant is one of the defining factors in a successful psychedelic experience and the set and setting can assist the participant to have a better grip on their mental state.

There is more to the psychedelic retreat than just going on the journey. After the effects are over, the participant starts the true psychedelic experience during the stage of integration when the participant reflects on the experience and applies the insights and lessons to their daily life. This is the stage where the real benefits of the psychedelic experience are going to be implemented and it could last months or even years. Having an integration coach with you can help you devise a roadmap for your integration, decreasing the time for the lessons to sink in and increasing the duration of the positive changes.

Contact me right away if you want to have a conversation with me and know more about how to prepare for your psychedelic journey and how to make sure that you make the most out of your integration experience. 




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