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Your safety during our treatments is our number one priority. Our comprehensive screening process ensures that anyone joining us is of proper physical and mental stability for our treatment. Our doctors and nurses provide around-the-clock supervision with all necessary medical equipment on site for any emergency situation.

Each and every participant who joins us gains something from their experience. The most common ailments that we treat include Post Traumatic Stress, Anxiety, Depression and mild Traumatic Brain Injury. We see great success in veterans who are having a hard time adjusting to civilian life, spouses/partners of veterans, and anyone who is looking for spiritual or personal growth.

Retreat types and costs are listed below. If you are a US veteran, you can apply for a grant through our partner organizations, including HHP (Heroic Hearts Project) or SOC-F (Special Operations Care Fund). Currently, our retreat offerings include:

lbogaine & 5-MeO Retreat: $4,500

Psilocybin & 5-MeO Retreat: $3,000

The cost covers the treatment, preparation coaching, integration coaching, our preparation and integration workbook, transportation to and from our location from San Diego, room & board for the length of your retreat, and 24-hour medical and therapeutic support in the beautiful setting of coastal Mexico. Our chef provides delicious and nutritious meals and beverages and can accommodate most dietary restrictions.

We are located 1 hour from San Diego, allowing for easy transportation from San Diego International Airport. More precise locations will be shared further into the treatment process.

The Mission Within treatment process lasts for a few weeks. Participants first need to be psychologically and physiologically evaluated to determine whether treatment is right for them. Then, participants will have 2 preparatory sessions with a guide over the phone, leading up to their journey. Participants will also have several integration sessions after returning home to help process and integrate the experience. The steps are:
 
1. Intake Form
2. Discovery Call
3. Health Screening
4. Book Your Retreat; receive Retreat Logistics
5. Preparation Coaching (2 sessions)
6. Retreat with Treatment
7. Integration Coaching (3 sessions)
8. Aftercare Resources (Health Follow Up, Peer Support, Wellness Offerings)

Most guests will spend 3 nights with us in Mexico (generally Friday around lunchtime to Monday at noon).

DAY 1: Group lunch and drive to Mexico. Arrive and get settled. Preparation session. Testing and assessments (EKG, drug urinalysis, etc). Preparation Circle. lbogaine Ceremony (lasts overnight).

DAY 2: Rest, reflection, and recovery day. Integration activities, 1:1 with therapist. Group Dinner.

DAY 3: Preparation Session. Individual 5-MeO sessions. Integration activities on 1:1 and group basis. Group Dinner.

DAY 4: Closing Circle. Departures.

DAY 1: Group lunch and drive to Mexico. Arrive and settle in. Mindfulness practice and therapeutic preparation circle. Group dinner.

DAY 2: Mindfulness and movement practice. Intention setting. Plant medicine ceremony. Therapeutic integration circle. Group dinner.

DAY 3: Therapeutic preparation circle. Individual 5-MeO-DMT ceremonies. Therapeutic integration circle. Cacao ceremony. Group dinner.

DAY 4: Mindfulness practice and group circle. Departures.

The following substances/medications should be avoided prior to treatment. Please consult with your primary care doctor to taper off of substances/medications before your treatment.

5 DAYS PRIOR (lbogaine Treatment Only): Antibiotics, Antifungals (like fluconazole – Diflucan), Macrolide antibiotics such as Zithromax (Azithromycin), Grapefruit, Milk thistle, Omeprazol (Prilosec), Proton pump inhibitors [omeprazole (Prilosec, Prilosec OTC), pantoprazole (Protonix)]

1 WEEK PRIOR: Alcohol, Amphetamine, Cocaine/Crack, Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, Stimulants

3 WEEKS PRIOR: Antidepressants

6 WEEKS PRIOR: Anti-psychotics, Benzodiazepines (esp. Large dosages), Methadone, Suboxone

At least 2 weeks prior to treatment, we recommend a clean diet with little to no processed sugar that primarily includes vegetables, fruits, nuts/seeds, and whole grains. At least 3 days prior to treatment, we recommend avoiding meat/meat products and completely avoiding processed sugar. For ibogaine treatment, at least 5 days prior, please avoid grapefruit and grapefruit products as well as milk thistle.

A driver’s license or civilian passport, comfortable clothing (check the weather beforehand), swimsuit, sandals, toiletries, a notebook & pen. Optional: comfy blanket or comfort totem. Please leave large electronic devices at home (i.e. laptops).

The Mission Within is a clinical psychedelic retreat providing specialized treatments for PSTD, mTBI, depression, and anxiety helping participants breakthrough past trauma to become their best selves.