We provide a set and setting allowing therapists who wish to give their clients access to entheogens a safe, legal place to expand and accelerate the client's psychological, emotional, and spiritual growth. Every effort is made to ease each person into and through an experience of what we call "Beyond" - ego dissolution, and entrance into the ineffable state of being that is variously called, "Grace," " Source," "becoming one with God," "Nirvana," "Union," "Void," and "Enlightenment."
Beyond Institute provides initial processing and integration after the Journey, then returns clients to their caregivers to continue ongoing treatment, transformed and revitalized. We also work with select clients not in therapy, when appropriate. Finally, we can and do recommend highly qualified Psychedelic Integration Therapists to assist with processing the experience, if seekers do not yet have one.
Working with clients from all over the nation, we provide guided Journeys using plant medicine - psilocybin mushrooms.
Clients travel to Salt Lake City to settings that radiate calm and protection, fostering trust. (We do occasionally travel to other cities when there is sufficient demand - see the "For Therapists" and "For Clients" sections, below).
Journeys are made under the auspices of the Native American Church and in conjunction with the Divine Assembly, ensuring legality. Those who Journey are given an evaluation and orientation prior to their experience. We essentially use a MAPS protocol: individual private space to lie down, with eye mask and music, the Guides nearby at all times for any need. Throughout and directly after their experience, clients know they are nurtured, protected and safe.
Our staff share a mission: to provide each client the best possible setting, and to inculcate an accepting, open mindset, to maximize and enhance the Journey's healing potential.
Safety is paramount.
We maintain a greater than one-to-one ratio of women and men who have all experienced multiple Journeys, themselves, and previously had trained in general and entheogenic psychotherapy - PhD's, LMFT's, LCSW's, LPC's, an MD, etc. They understand and appreciate the impact a mystical/spiritual experience with entheogens has on spiritual maturity, health, and personal growth, and are fully committed to the well-being of clients, ushering them on the path with skill and devotion.