The Psychedelic Insights Team
“Our team mission is to help people enhance personal growth and development. Guiding people in altered states of consciousness in psychedelic experiences with an authentic personal approach, we innovate personal transformation.”
Change your mind, to change how you feel
Facilitator Trip Guide Team
Our individual authenticity and professionalism,
characterises the vibe of our tribe.
Luisa is a Cognitive Neuroscientist, Psychologist and therapist. She completed two master degrees in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. She is currently working as Ph.D. candidate investigating the cognitive and neural mechanisms underpinning altered states of consciousness. In her research and personal life, she explores how meditation and psychedelic states expand human consciousness. She has participated in a variety of therapy training and coaching programs and is currently working at the National Institute of Mental Health in Prague. Here she is part of a psychiatry team developing relaxation techniques and mindfulness games in order to aid emotional responses and promote optimal psycho-physiological states during stressful or traumatic experiences. Luisa is a board member of the Psychedelic Society of Netherlands, which provides community outreach and education through lectures and events increasing awareness and risk reduction of psychedelics.In her role of facilitator, she applies authentic, experience-oriented guidance in order to create safe, judgement-free environments for the maximal growth and self-actualization of her clients.
Marcel is a veteran and has served in the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps for over 13 years and have carried out (SOF) missions in various parts of the world. Being a professional coach, he builds trust like no other, he deeply connects with others. His passion is to connect people with themselves, at a deeper level, with others and with the world. To help them find and optimally develop their authentic and completely unique strengths. Not only for themselves, but also for the environment they are part of. A gentile giant with a calm and composed softness has guided many clients, many of them veterans. A guide and veteran – to help you discover and support your self-healing ability…
Eliška is a cognitive scientist (Ph.D. candidate) who has been involved with psychedelics both personally and professionally for over 10 years. In addition to her scientific exploration of the human mind, she is intrinsically motivated to help people take their first steps towards a transformational experience and consciousness-expanding journey. She is part of a non-profit psychedelic-oriented community platform that has been giving lectures on psychedelics and providing information to help facilitate safe and responsible use of these valuable substances. Since becoming a psychotherapist, she aims to help people find fuller lives and to more meaningfully connect with their emotions. Through Psychedelic Insights, Eliška brings both academic and personal experience to guiding individuals forward on their own unique life paths.
Jessika Lagarde is a storyteller, traveler, Earth and climate activist, Psychedelic Guide for Psychedelic Insights, and Women On Psychedelics Co-founder. Having lived in four countries and nomadically for a year, her biggest treasures are the life experiences she collected from her travels. Jessika’s personal healing work with psychedelics has made her more aware not only of the crisis of our planet but also of the mental crisis humanity is in. All of her work is informed in taking action in a way that serves the Earth and our human collective, in hopes of mobilizing inner healing towards outer action.
Niels has a degree in positive psychology and currently works as an independent psychologist in acceptance and commitment therapy. He developed early on in life an interest in meditation, yoga and other areas of alternative therapy that can increase well being. Niels dreamed of one day gaining knowledge and experience in those fields so that he could be helpful to others. Changing his study to positive psychology turned out to be a step towards that dream. Now he works with many therapies based on Eastern philosophies. He has had great experiences with those therapies in bringing people back to their essence. Besides his enthusiasm for positive psychology he became particularly fond of plant medicine and the healing they can bring. Finally, Niels is known for being an open, calm and caring person.
Elsa is a psychologist and professional massage therapist. During her bachelor’s and master’s degrees studying psychology and cross-cultural expressions of mental illness, she utilized her highly sensitive and empathic nature to work as a caregiver for the elderly and disabled, and has pursued the promotion of care and healing ever since. Her therapeutic approach focuses on resolving emotional traumas that are physically manifested through blockages in the human body. In her work, she applies ancient methods including reiki, Indian and Chinese foot massage, and the use of natural herbal products, as well as methods to optimise the functioning body and mind. In her search for ancient methods of healing and traditional medicine, she travelled the world where she studied and worked with Indian masters, Chinese reflexology experts, and Mexican herbology experts, as well as facilitated and assisted in Ayahuasca ceremonies in the Brazilian Amazon. These experiences yielded many invaluable insights, all of which she brings to her therapeutic sessions. Through Psychedelic Insights, Elsa brings a unique perspective and a highly intuitive holistic approach to facilitate physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.
“Psychedelic guide, transformation life coach, evolutionary astrologer, creative storyteller and passionate traveler”… Aleksandra is a light worker and a very experienced psychedelic trip guide. Born in Bulgaria she studied in Barcelona and Amsterdam. Aleksandra carries deep knowledge from her personal work with different plant medicines. As a professional trip guide she brings her perspectives, humor and professionalism to every setting keeping everyone safe, understood and helps navigate altered states of consciousness more clearly. An astrology wizard, she amazes people with her insights. Aleksandra shines her light on everyone around her.
Joanna Mary Hein-Hartmann is an early seed investor of Psychedelic Insights and helped get our first clinic in nature. From the beginning she has believed in the core values and mission of Psychedelic Insights. Joanna s happy vibe streamlines all logistics and planning for clients. Joanna is native English, but also speaks German and French. Off the grid she is in her element as a nature therapist.
Eva is a bringer of light, joy, healing and connection. In 2012 she finished her medicine studies in Leiden and practiced medicine the regular way during eight years: she worked on the obstetrics ward guiding women during labour. She was a medical resident at the first aid department and her most recent job was a medical doctor with the Dutch Navy. When the pandemic happened, she realized that regular medicine is no longer her way. “I found out what it is that people really need to heal; sincere attention, faith and true connection. In my experience magic psilocybin truffles are a beautiful gift of nature that can help us connect to our deepest, darkest and most joyful selves.”
Luc is the founder CEO of Psychedelic Insights (1969). He is a Royal Netherlands Marine Corps veteran, plant medicine advocate, entrepreneur, ocean sailor, mountaineer, and rain forest explorer. Above all, he is a dad to his daughter Sam (15). His life (choices) changed after Psilocybin and Ayahuasca experiences in 2013. Following 1 year of freelance trip guiding in 2017, Luc founded Psychedelic Insights to offer qualified trip guides the opportunity to serve clients in an optimized setting and with science based protocols. The aim: Professional and experienced staff, providing psychological guidance of psychedelic experiences. Psychedelic Insights has since become an experienced professional and no nonsense organisation with passionate trip guides to help our clients navigate altered states of consciousness. Luc is a proponent of keeping these sacred medicines alive inside you, by doing them periodically.