STEFANA BOSSE is Co-Director of the UK Psychedelic Society and facilitates the Society’s Psychedelic Experience weekends in the Netherlands. To date, she has supported over 200 people going on profound, often life-changing psychedelic journeys of healing and discovery. Her passion centres on the intersection between psychedelics, psychotherapy and spirituality. She is a certified Forrest Yoga teacher and a Holistic Counsellor with specialisation on relationship counselling, trained under the tutelage of the founders of the Path of Love, a transformational 7-day psycho-spiritual process. She is the co-organiser of TEDxWhitechapel (famous for Graham Hancock’s banned talk on Ayahuasca) and co-initiator of Alter Ego, a European gathering focused on revitalising and connecting 21st century spirituality and politics. Previously she worked at the human rights and environmental organisation Global Witness. Stefana holds a bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford and a Masters in International Affairs from Sciences Po in Paris and Columbia University in New York.
THE PSYCHEDELIC EXPERIENCE RETREATS – CREATING A MODERN CEREMONY
Ciara and Stefana are lead facilitators at the Psychedelic Experience Weekends, the pioneering programme offering legal, modern ceremonial retreats in The Netherlands using psilocybin-truffles. For over two years they have been holding space for people going on deep, often life-changing journeys. In their talk, they will share insights into their journey of creating a modern ceremony: Reconnecting to the ancient and disappearing wisdom of their own traditions and heritage, embracing multicultural influences brought about by globalisation; and incorporating insights from psychotherapy and related practices. They will discuss preparation, setting, integration, ethics, and their vision for the future.