Psychedelic plant medicines, such as magic mushrooms (above) and ayahuasca, show potential as treatments for mental health issues and are being offered at retreats around the world. Photo: Abbie TownsendPsychedelic plant medicines, such as magic mushrooms (above) and ayahuasca, show potential as treatments for mental health issues and are being offered at retreats around the world. Photo: Abbie Townsend
Psychedelic plant medicines, such as magic mushrooms (above) and ayahuasca, show potential as treatments for mental health issues and are being offered at retreats around the world. Photo: Abbie Townsend

Years of therapy or a week of magic mushroom drug? Mental health breakthroughs achieved on plant medicine retreats

  • Long used by indigenous tribes for spiritual healing, psychedelic drugs have the potential to treat serious mental health conditions when other therapies fail
  • Luxury retreats have psilocybin and ayahuasca courses, but there have been horror stories. Having a qualified coach, and support, can maximise drugs’ potential

Topic |   Wellness
Psychedelic plant medicines, such as magic mushrooms (above) and ayahuasca, show potential as treatments for mental health issues and are being offered at retreats around the world. Photo: Abbie TownsendPsychedelic plant medicines, such as magic mushrooms (above) and ayahuasca, show potential as treatments for mental health issues and are being offered at retreats around the world. Photo: Abbie Townsend
Psychedelic plant medicines, such as magic mushrooms (above) and ayahuasca, show potential as treatments for mental health issues and are being offered at retreats around the world. Photo: Abbie Townsend
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