Today we sit down with Neil Markey, co-founder and CEO of Beckley Retreats, to guide us through his transformation journey. Beckley Retreat uses psilocybin rituals in a supportive retreat environment to promise a “transformative journey that meets you where you are.” It is considered one of the best psychedelic hideouts in the world. Join us as Neil talks about a day in the life of the company, Beckley’s success and its world-renowned retreats.
Psychedelic is a personal story for Neil Markey. He is a former US Army Special Operations Captain.n.d. Ranger battalion. Neil was deployed once to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan, and developed depression and PTSD during his service. His search for therapy led him to alternative therapies and the beginning of a deep healing journey through mindfulness and psychedelics.
Neil describes these retreats and their safety standards while sharing the importance of meditation and psychedelic experiences in today’s society. We will also explore how he used his own experiences to inform pioneering treatments and personal growth.
As a man who believes meditation and botanical therapy saved his life, Neil shares a little about why he feels psychedelics can be helpful in treating mental health. Part of this discussion describes the process of simplifying existence, the role of the ego in our daily mental well-being, and the impact that psychedelics have on that.
The company currently hosts retreats in Jamaica and the Netherlands, but Neil shares his vision for Beckley Retreats and eventually expanding into the U.S. market. There are issues of legalization and media representation that need to be addressed.
Today we bring you a discussion of conscious business, social impact, and the evolving American Dream, with a focus on connection, peace, and love beyond materialism. Don’t miss this interesting discussion with Neil Markey about the Beckley Retreat and the potential of psychedelic-assisted therapy.