It may take my whole life to process everything from the experience.

The setting really put you in a wonderland mood, particularly with the objects and pictures provided during the experience. It was my first time taking a high dose and that day changed how I see time and dimensions.

-1st time psychedelic user & Software Developer from Syria


Overall, I found the experience to be incredibly empowering, cathartic, releasing, healing, and exhausting. It was wonderful to have a safe space where I felt supported and comfortable to do completely as I needed to without judgement.

I felt really supported and nurtured and really appreciated the experience of having two guides as I felt I received very different (and very important!) support from both of them I strongly identify Nikolitsa with my doula and birther, and Amanda's energy work was incredibly powerful for me.

There were also moments (like when they brought out the poetry, offered the bath, shared a crystal with me), that I didn't realize I needed or wanted those things, but all of them were so instrumental in the experience that I had. I feel like the experience unfolded exactly as it should have.

-Founder/Coach from Chicago, USA

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One of my key takeaways from the experience is that I am ready to take the next step forward on my journey of discovery.
— 1st time psychedelic user & Founder from Sydney, Australia

I guess everyone arrives to mushrooms with different expectations. For me it was my eternal search for answers.

Throughout all my life I have struggled to decide what it was I wanted to be. It was hard to choose my university degree, then my career and I was never satisfied with the choices made. over time this search has become more desperate. As the pressure has started to grow to start my own family with my 30th birthday approaching, I was feeling life was closing in on me and I was running out of time.

On the outside my life is perfect: an interesting, well-paid job with great career prospects, I just got married to the love of my life, I live in the city of my dreams, I have wonderful friends. But deep inside that fear of not “finding myself” was building. And that’s why I jumped on the idea of magic mushrooms. It has to be said, though, the way Amanda talked about the experience, I did not associate it with drugs (for which I have a huge stigma as many of us do). Even though I was trying to manage my expectations, I struggled: my imagination, fueled by my anxiety, was going wild with images of my inner calling being finally revealed to me. That upon my return I will know exactly what I want and I will proceed to follow that path whatever it might be. Of course, I knew it would never be like that, life just doesn’t work in that way, but my imagination just took off and I couldn’t bring it back to earth.

And indeed, what I got was something completely different to what I had expected. I found out that no answers were needed. And to my surprise, I was fine with that. Somehow, the search for answers, that urgency is now gone from my life. To me the experience was a gift of once again for a moment becoming a child. I was once again that little child self that always worked so hard, tried to please everyone, worried about underachieving, about disappointing her parents. I became that child again, and I loved that child, for that moment I truly loved myself and pitied myself for all that toughness that I have built up. I realized a very simple thing – but aren’t all most true and beautiful things simple? – I just needed to let go, to stop trying to achieve and to please. I only wanted to play and have fun – things I deprived myself of as a child.

Amanda’s presence was crucial. I should start with the fact that I never in my life thought I would be persuaded to take drugs (or at least, substances that are still illegal in most of the world). But it was through Amanda that I learnt about magic mushrooms and the power they hold. And I am scared to imagine all things that could go wrong if I tried to do the trip by myself with the limited knowledge I had. But Amanda’s experience and support made me feel comfortable throughout the journey.

The apartment is perfect for it: it is light and spacious with huge leafy plants, flowers, crystals and other intriguing objects, which Amanda promptly passed to me to stimulate my imagination during the trip. She was always there for me, gently nudging towards a direction my journey was taking, making useful suggestions which helped me to understand better what was going on inside me, and generally being a constant support and an emphatic ear. I don’t know how I could it without her.

Since the trip I have read a bit more psychedelics and learnt about the importance of set and setting. Well, I was just extremely lucky that I go such a perfect setting organized by Amanda! I am so extremely grateful for this beautiful and unique experience: I hardly can compare it with anything or find words to describe it. It was just pure beauty and love.

- 1st time psychedelic user & Economist from Russia

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I have been finding it challenging to put into words what the experience was for me, because it was so many things all at once. The concept of acceptance became so much clearer. I walked away from that day feeling like not having all the answers was okay, that things were a lot bigger than I could ever expect my brain to imagine, and there was clarity and humour in that. It was an experience of pain and joy co-existing. It wasn't what I expected, but even that ended up feeling right. The experience also taught me that emotional healing does exist, it is important, and it does not have to be seen as a purely self-indulgent thing. It can be part of a bigger picture of being able to live the values that you believe in. That acceptance was such a release of anxiety and a breath of actual life.

Amanda and Nikolitsa are the most beautiful people to be around, and they work so brilliantly together. The combination of the incredible creativity, foods and drinks provided by Nikolitsa and the complete understanding, organization and guidance provided by Amanda made me feel whole. I felt at home with them immediately. They intuitively knew what I needed throughout the experience. The psychedelics took me to a very vulnerable place and being held and accepted in those moments was so cathartic and validating. I can still feel the warmth that genuinely reached inside of me from Nikolitsa's hand on my hand. I really appreciated both of their abilities to create and hold space for me to process and open up without judgement. That space is so valuable and transferable to every day life; it is a place I want to create for others. The feeling of safety I experienced with them feels accessible to me now whenever I need it. They were both so integral to what I gained from my experience.

The preparation guide and phone call were essential for me. They gave me direction and reassurance. Practically, I felt very prepared. In the lead up to the experience, I also cultivated many new or revived practices (journaling, mantras, dream work) and a new appreciation for their value. They made me feel healthier overall. But, mentally, I don't think I could ever have completely prepared for what I experienced, because I didn't know how to accept the complexity of multiple states of being all at once.

-Marine Biologist from London


I have been following Amanda’s work for 18 years now, and it always amazes me how brilliant and inspiring she is as a coach, visionary and healer.

I’ve gone through various psychedelic guided sessions with Amanda and she has helped me transform and evolve in ways I never imagined were possible for me. Amanda’s professional and personal experience with psychedelics made me feel safe, supported and joyful.

It’s been a gift experiencing Amanda’s brilliance in and out of psychedelic spaces, and I can’t recommend it highly enough to work with her if you’re looking for a truly life shifting experience.

- Experienced user & Artist/Designer from the San Francisco Bay Area

 
 

It was truly transformative, personally and professionally. I cannot recommend this enough for anyone at a crossroads in career or life.
— 1st time psychedelic user and Tech CEO from the San Francisco Bay Area

The experience as a whole was spectacular. I felt completely supported. All that you could need during the experience was right there. Wonderful arrangement.

The experience gave me clear headedness, a whole new outlook of looking at things. Even though I feel I had some of the answers before the experience, I feel as if there's an enormous drive now to go on the self improvement journey.

- 1st time psychedelic user & Engineer from Mumbai, India

 

Hard to put the transformation in words. Incredible amounts of healing occurred.

Gratitude seems like too small of a word. I'm still processing the beauty, wonder & awe of you two using your art to guide us through that healing experience.

-1st time psychedelic user & Media Executive from California