Can anybody take part to the retreats?
No they can’t. Before being accepted to the retreats you will be asked to fulfill a questionnaire to exclude the presence of medical or psychological conditions that are not compatible with Ayahuasca.
The aim is having a preliminary understanding of the level of experience, motivations, clinical history and life events of the candidate.
Are there medical or psychological conditions that warn off against the use of Ayahuasca?
The use of Ayahuasca is strongly discouraged for pregnant women. It is very important that you will be totally sure not to be pregnant when you take Ayahuasca.
The use of Ayahuasca is strongly discouraged for individuals with heart condition, since they might undergo dangerous increase of blood pressure during ceremonies. Besides, Ayahuasca ceremonies often are laden with intense content, which can bring about some emotional imbalance that might potentially endanger a person suffering from heart condition.s
The ingestion of Ayahuasca is inadvisable also for the individuals with a history of psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, heavy depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorder and so on, especially if they are going through the acute phase and using pharmacological therapies. If you would wish to partecipate to the retreat having one of these conditions, be absolutely sincere, explain your situation thoroughly and be prepared, if the curandero should consider it worthwhile, to renounce to participating in ceremony. For your healing process, curandero might indicate other types of purifying and healing Amazonian plants that have no visionary effects, which might be difficult to handle.
If you have diabetes mellitus type 1 and you do not intend to treat this disease, but other psycho-physical conditions instead, you can take Ayahuasca progressively as long as you continue monitoring your blood sugar level and intervene if necessary. In this case, you must make sure that you have enough insulin provisions and, moreover, that you have the adequate equipment for administration and conservation at your disposition. Be always aware that the retreats are carried out in areas that are far from cities and that have no electricity. As a result, there are no refrigerators available and the temperatures range from 18°C (64.4°F) to 35°C (95°F), with humidity levels arriving to 90%.
If you have diabetes mellitus type 2 , you can consume Ayahuasca precisely as described for diabetes type 1, preparing just the same the quantities of drugs you need and bearing in mind their conservation and administration.
If you have any physical problems that might impede the freedom of your movement, you can still take Ayahuasca if you are certain that you can autonomously take on the retreat and move freely within ceremonial area, always remembering that the spaces are not equipped for people with disabilities. The strong suggestion is to get in contact with us and discuss your situation and condition.
Generally speaking, it is very important to understand that the taking of Ayahuasca is just a part of the healing process that occurs during the Ayahuasca Rebirth retreats, and that you should always keep a flexible attitude and follow the precepts arriving from our healers Otilia and Luis.
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