Welcome to Gathering Groups

Psilocybin-Assisted Group Therapy

We offer a transformational, structured twelve-week group program including a two-night psilocybin mushroom retreat to maximize well-being through education, preparation and integration.
Treatment Financing Available

What is GATHERING?

Gathering’s transformational group model is delivered as a two night in-person sacred plant retreat, supported by a twelve-week online protocol of education, preparation and integration.

Our model, uniquely incorporating western, science-backed theories while rooted in Indigenous and land-based teachings, is designed to support and maximize connection, resilience and personal growth.

Gathering Groups are extended medical eligible.
Breath Work
Mindfulness
Self-Compassion
Intentional Movement 
Embodiment Work
Internal Family Systems
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The Gathering Groups Process

Prepare
Set Intentions
Sacred Plant Retreat
Integrate
Transform

Upcoming Groups

Group #37

TYPE: ALL-GENDER GROUP

With Heather Peters (RCC) and Dana Harvey

Start & End Date: August 8 - October 24, 2024

Online Meeting Times: Thursdays at 7:00-8:30 PM PDT

Plant Medicine Retreat: Arrival September 27, 2024 6:30PM, Departure September 29, 2024 9:30AM in Abbotsford, BC

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Group #38: Kingston Ontario

TYPE: ALL-GENDER GROUP

With Dr. Julie Darke & Dana Harvey

Start & End Date: August 1 - October 17, 2024

Online Meeting Times: Thursdays at 5:00-6:30 PM EST

Plant Medicine Retreat: Arrival September 20, 2024 6:30PM, Departure September 22, 2024 9:30AM in Kingston, ON

*This retreat is located in Kingston, Ontario*

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Gathering is an online and in-person group transformation model for ample preparation, intention setting, sacred plant healing, and extended integration.

Gatherings are comprised of twelve weekly online sessions, ninety minutes in length, and are held at the same day and time every week. The weekly sessions are designed to bring a sense of comfort, connection, and self-inquiry to the front of the mind, which encourages an environment of healing. Each week is intentionally structured in a predictable format, so participants can experience a flow of what to expect each week.

The two-night sacred plant retreat occurs at around week eight of our twelve-week model, where we experience in-person healing with our Gathering Group in a safe, connected environment.

Once the retreat has commenced, we gather again for the remainder of the twelve weeks to integrate what we have discovered into our everyday life, bringing with it long-term change, connection, and growth.

Each Gathering Group has a two-night, in-person sacred plant retreat that occurs approximately eight weeks into a group. Retreats are held just one hour outside of Vancouver, BC, Canada.

You will arrive on your first evening at 6:30PM, be greeted, and check in to your room.  The night before your sacred plant ceremony is a structured preparation circle, and also provides an opportunity to unplug, socialize with your group, journal, and tend to yourself.

The ceremony begins early the next morning and goes into the afternoon.  After the ceremony, the group will enjoy a light meal, time to reflect and connect.

That evening, begin our integration circle, and the rest of the evening is dedicated to reflection, connection, relaxation, nourishment and time by the fire or in the hot tub. On the final morning, we offer breakfast, and your group departs in the morning.

Gathering retreats are supported by Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC) and health care professionals certified through TheraPsil, a Canadian non-profit training organization. These experts work with your facilitators to create a safe setting for your group journey. 

Each group is guided each week by Gathering facilitators who will hold space and keep conversations feeling open, safe, and trusted. Each facilitator has been professionally trained in group work and has gone through their own Gathering Group journey. There is always one Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) facilitator per group.

Gathering Groups are typically no more than eight participants in size to maximize the quality of each group bond and dynamic. We have accommodations available for those who prefer All Gender, Women's, or Men's group.

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We Are Rooted In

Safety

Our team consists of experienced trauma-informed registered therapists, nurses, and somatic specialists to ensure that your journey is safe and well-supported.

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Community

Our program allows you to work in a small group of 6-8 individuals and includes life-time integration support with Gathering Alumni to ensure that you are ever alone in the process.

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Research

Our work is based on recent research from Vancouver Island University that has shown that group therapy paired with plant medicine helped 79% of participants no longer experience symptoms of depression, while 91% of participants managed to overcome their anxiety symptoms.

Potential Benefits

Psilocybin-assisted therapy is a research-proven method of improving physical and mental wellbeing.

Physical Health Challenges

Psilocybin-assisted therapy can help you navigate chronic pain and several chronic conditions, such as cluster
headaches.

Mental Health
Conditions

It is a proven method of reducing the symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, CPTSD, OCD, and substance abuse disorder.

Overall
Wellbeing

Participants also notice mood improvements, increased focus and motivation, and an overall better wellbeing.

Want To Learn More Before Applying?

Book an introductory call with our Co-Founder

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