It is important that you follow our guidelines to effectively receive Ibogaine treatment for effective completion of detoxification. All treatments are monitored by an experienced Ibogaine facilitators. We ask that you have an up to date medical check including heart ECG and liver panel blood test to show you are fit and healthy to undergo treatment. We recommend that you prepare your body in the weeks prior to treatment, reducing where you can the substances that you are using and following a clean healthy diet, free of meat, fat and sugar. If you cannot reduce your substance intake, it is equally important to be honest about what you have taken and are taking so that we can dose you accordingly. Sessions will be conducted in our house with 24 hour monitoring by experienced facilitators.
The dose ranges and treatment will be given on a personal level according to the individual needs, stressing again the need for complete honesty with us. All information given is private and confidential and received without judgement. We will evaluate your condition, and dosage will be given according to your sensitivity to drugs. For some people the first dose is the start for one or more follow up treatments that may be required. Ibogaine creates deep healing and can work on so many levels that it can be necessary to space out treatments and regain your strength between doses. We recommend that you stay for as much time as possible in Spain afterwards to separate yourself from your daily life and give the Ibogaine time to work within your body and mind.
The treatment that we offer is based around taking Iboga which is a sacred, powerful and effective plant medicine and teacher. This is the way we view the plant. We do not call ourselves shamans or anything like that but we work along with this medicine and trust in the powerful effect that it has on people who want to change their lives.
While the medicine is working you must rest, allowing it to do its work inside your mind body, you will feel dizzy and shaky, you may see some dream like visions or you may just be deep in self analysis. You will not sleep for 2 days but afterwards you will experience a reset inside both spiritually and physically. You won’t feel very hungry while taking it so fresh fruit, salad and healthy meals will be provided as you start to feel like eating.
Emotions will come to the surface, you can prepare now by meditating a little on the reasons why you are using drugs, focus on your childhood and each of your parents and family members, try to see where you feel resentment, trauma, anger. As you meditate, try to focus on forgiveness of past transgressions and this will allow you to move forward to the next phase of healing.
We are here to support your transformation, massage will be provided, also we will go the spa when you feel stronger, please bring swim suit, bathing cap and pool shoes. Also bring soft pyjamas and warm clothes, it’s winter here but we have a cosy wood stove. You are here to rest and recuperate.
Side effects of treatments can include nausea and motion sickness. It is important to remain as still as possible during the initial phases. Vomiting can occur in many people and can be prolonged or short lived. This is a normal part of the healing process, purging the toxins from your body. Many people also experience auditory and visual distortions during the first six hours. As the visual stage dies down, you enter what we call the grey day, no one expects this feeling of emptiness, you can also feel frustrated and restless. Anxiety and intense body sensations are common at times, but these disappear completely after 36 hours. Afterwards one can feel very restless and sleepless, some even anxious for a day or 2, this is not a recreational psychedelic. You can be presented with images that are sometime very emotional, sometimes loving and others disturbing. Most of these effects disappear within 36 hours.
We accept most applications, but we would prefer you fill our Treatment Application Form to speed things up.
Alcohol is one of the most dangerous drugs to detox from. High alcohol dependency requires specialist care BEFORE taking Iboga treatment. Sudden detox from alcohol can cause seizures and/or delirium tremens. These are life threatening conditions which need medical attention.
We can arrange for admission to a private and intimate facility for only €160 euros per day, with doctor, psychiatrist and monitors who all speak both English and Spanish. Normally it would be necessary to be 20 days there before taking Iboga. The first 10 days would be mainly a medical detox followed by a clean period to prepare for Iboga treatment.
The same facility can also detox from all types of Benzodiazepines. In this case, the length of time spent is dependant on the length and dose of the benzodiazepine addiction. This can be discussed directly with the centre and a plan set out.
Many people need to stay on somewhere after taking Iboga treatment and this centre can also provide this dry space for people who need longer before returning home. Activities include yoga, therapies, meditation, gym, trekking and swimming.