Why Ayahuasca Retreats are Known for Their Healing and Personal Transformation
Ayahuasca retreats are beneficial for a number of conditions. Some issues that have been successfully treated during these retreats include:
Anxiety and depression
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome and more
By addressing these issues on a mental, physical and spiritual level, participants can do more for themselves in a matter of weeks under the guidance of experienced, local shaman than doctors and other western medicine providers have been able to do for them over the course of many years.
Group Retreats of Individual Stays?
While there are multiple group retreats that participants can attend throughout the year, many with more intensive issues to address find it beneficial to book a private stay at an on-site healing center. These people may suffer from more severe symptoms than others, may have substance abuse issues that western approaches have failed to treat or may simply be interested in learning more about the practice and natural products being used in the ceremonies. Whatever an attendee’s reasons for booking a stay, there is something to suit everyone’s needs.
At group ayahuasca retreats, participants will receive guidance through scheduled and structured activities. While the rigidity of these schedules is relatively low, they are put in place to help maintain order before, during and after ceremonies, as first-time users of the plant-based medicines and drinks may need addition assistance in beginning their healing journey. To provide participants with opportunities for reflection and growth, alone time is allowed and encouraged during many parts of the overall retreat schedule. However, exchange of experience details, ideas and thoughts on the ceremonies is also a part of these retreats, giving participants the chance to dialogue with others who have recently experienced the same ceremonies and voice their questions or concerns to the presiding shaman.
If you’re considering a more intensive treatment for your ongoing condition, need more thorough evaluation and examination through ritualistic means or simply want to learn more about ayahuasca, San Pedro and other healing horticulture, booking a private stay may be to your benefit. These retreats offer many additional benefits, including the length of the stay. Most private sessions range in length from two to four weeks, but may be booked for several months or even longer, depending on needs.
During private stays, your accommodations will be situated away from common areas, to allow you the chance to both relax and to focus on your own healing and recovery. You will receive additional therapeutic applications such as herbal or plant-based baths, ceremonial sessions, consultation with expert shaman and more. Depending on the healing center you work with, you may also receive additional or private access to swimming and lounging areas, education about dietary procedures, using plant-based therapies at home and many other features. While these private stays are always pricier than those done as part of a group, they can lead to a deeper understanding of your own health concerns, as well as address issues on a more individual basis and help speed recovery.