Since childhood, I have been captivated by the enigmatic world of dreams and their profound significance. At the age of 14, I stumbled upon an ancient tome on hypnosis, and in that moment, I knew my calling lay in the realms of altered consciousness.
From the age of 15, a vision began to take shape in my heart and mind - a vision of crafting a sanctuary in nature, a retreat center that seamlessly melds my passions for architecture, psychotherapy, spirituality, science, ecopsychology, meditation, and the harmonious strains of music.
Drawing from a rich foundation in psychoanalysis and depth psychology, my therapeutic approach has always been rooted in exploring the profound depths of the human psyche. Nowadays, as I undergo training in systemic psychotherapy, my therapeutic thinking is evolving, expanding my ability to work with families and couples in their unique journeys of healing and transformation.
I am inherently drawn to connect theoretical knowledge with practical hands-on experiences and vice versa. This inclination led me to conduct extensive research and write about the potential of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy, a journey that began in 2016. Subsequently, I ventured into a psychiatric clinic where I delved into the therapeutic applications of ketamine, transferring the expertise I had garnered from the psilocybin realm into this new domain.
Within the clinic, I bore witness to the transformative effects of traditional ketamine infusions on individuals wrestling with mental health struggles. It became evident that the presence of a compassionate guide was pivotal in shaping the outcome of each session. Drawing upon my expertise in psilocybin therapy and enriched by specific hypnosis techniques, I forged the "Ketamine Hypnosis Package" (KHP), a methodology that blossomed into "Ketamine Assisted Hypnotherapy" (KAH).
KAH proved to be a powerful tool in many cases where conventional approaches had fallen short. My therapeutic philosophy centers on creating a space where surrendering to the process feels not only safe but empowering. I hold a profound belief in the potency of interdisciplinary collaboration, recognizing its potential to enhance therapeutic outcomes.
In 2019, I approached Prof. Dr. Dirk Revenstorf to initiate a training program in KAH for physicians, psychologists, and therapists, with the aim of forging closer ties between medicine, psychology, and hypnosis, equipping practitioners with practical skills in navigating altered states of consciousness.
In the midst of the 2020 global pandemic, I established a private practice for Dr. Scheib in Berlin, offering Ketamine Therapy in Germany. One year later I ventured into independent practice, aligning with "Inwardbound Retreats" and "Mindfulness Ltd." to facilitate Psilocybin Retreats in the Netherlands.
Personally, my fascination with indigenous cultures and traditions has been a driving force in my life's journey. I have explored the wisdom and practices of various cultures through extensive travels to Thailand, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, California, Peru, Bolivia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, and throughout Europe. Each encounter enriched my understanding of the human experience and deepened my reverence for ancient wisdom.
Currently, I engage in KAH therapy in Germany (Berlin and Pirmasens) and offer psilocybin retreats in collaboration with colleagues from Ireland and England in the Netherlands. This unique opportunity allows me to draw parallels between practical applications of both substances, emphasizing that the right approach is tailored to individual needs.
In addition to KAH and Psilocybin Retreats, I offer a range of services, including Integration of Psychedelic Experiences, Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Advisory for professionals, Supervision, and Training in KAH.
Looking ahead, I envision a future where accessible and affordable psychedelic therapy is available to those who need it. While both ketamine and psilocybin treatments remain relatively costly, I am committed to advancing equitable access for every individual. Moreover, I'm keenly observing the ongoing research and emerging possibilities surrounding other mind-altering substances. We stand at the threshold of a burgeoning field, and the potential for healing and transformation is boundless.
With hope, determination, and a vision of unity,