Continuing Care Program
The Temple is currently in the process of developing a new and comprehensive 3-month aftercare program to be offered for free to all guests. We will launch our Continuing Care Program in 2016 to support our guests with integration of the healing that is experienced after ayahuasca retreats at the Temple.
Our Continuing Care Program will provide useful information and guidance on how to sustain and cultivate the healing experienced in ayahuasca retreats at the Temple and encouragement to focus your attention on integration – the key to your continuing movement back to wholeness.
Integration is the single biggest predictor to a successful outcome when working with ayahuasca.
An ayahuasca retreat at the Temple is the initiation of a much longer healing journey that can last for months, even years ahead. It is important to understand that ayahuasca is not the answer; the answers to our overall freedom from suffering lie within us. Liberation from the hypnosis of our conditioning is a long-term journey that can be accelerated by working with ayahuasca, but we need to continue the work after a retreat.
Ayahuasca is not a panacea and will not entirely ‘fix’ deep-seated issues that lie in the subconscious. Ayahuasca serves as a catalyzer for a long-term journey of deep healing by offering a powerful intervention when life has become difficult: clearing significant dense energies, and illuminating and breaking us out of the constraints of our limitations, negative programs and limiting beliefs.
This journey of aligning our physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual health is ultimately a personal responsibility. Every guest will receive deep healing at the Temple but you will still leave with a choice: to embody the new healed state or to reengage the old ways and reclaim the unhealed state. In order to sustain the breakthroughs, insights, revelations and any transformational healing experiences at the Temple, integration is the single most important factor.
The keys to consistently living a wholesome, coherent, balanced and joyous life lie within us. Ayahuasca facilitates a long-term process that shows us aspects of ourselves that we fail to see because our vision is obscured by our own shadows. Ayahuasca carries out a ‘spiritual surgery’ during the retreat through a deep cleanse on the physical, emotional, psychological and energetic levels but also offers teachings and guidance for day-to-day life after the retreat by bringing light to many aspects of our lives that have previously been denied, disowned and pushed into the shadow.
Aside from the deep cleanse that is provided by ayahuasca, ceremonies are also like classrooms, with a curriculum specifically designed for your personal awakening. After working with ayahuasca, we need to carry out the ‘homework’ – the work to get home.
Experiences vary after attending an ayahuasca retreat. Most people will immediately recognize a substantial shift in their life; seeing the world with fresh eyes, feeling joy in their heart and a deep desire to live in a new way. Others may return home after a retreat and feel unsettled, confused and experience difficulties reintegrating back into everyday life. This is not uncommon and is still very much an essential component of the healing. Conditions, patterns, circumstances and even people that no longer serve your new life become exposed. Ayahuasca helps you to let go, although it can sometimes be a difficult process.
Our Continuing Care Program will provide information to help you navigate your way after your return: how to work with your feelings and emotions, how to let go of what no longer serves you, how to recognize signs and symptoms of healing and how to effectively integrate your healing experiences over the long term. We will offer guidance, reassurance, advice, exercises, techniques, meditations and a clear pathway that will significantly support your integration, helping you to reclaim present awareness and to live a healthy, whole and balanced life – provided you are willing to make the effort.
Before the Continuing Care Program becomes available, we will be sending increasingly more information via our supplemental pdf’s and emails to all guests leaving ayahuasca retreats at the Temple offering a general overview on integration as well as resources to support your process. As soon as the new program is available, all previous guests are welcome to sign up for free, irrespective of when you attended an ayahuasca retreat at the Temple.