Today we take you through a transformative journey as we meet with Neil Markey, co-founder and CEO of Beckley Retreats. Beckley Retreats promises ‘a transformative journey that meets you where you are’ using psilocybin ceremonies in a supportive retreats setting. It’s considered one of the best psychedelic retreats in the world. Join us as Neil talks about the day-to-day of the company and the success of Beckley and its world-renowned retreats.
Psychedelics is a personal story for Neil Markey. He’s a former Captain, US Army Special Operations, 2nd Ranger Battalion. Neil was deployed once in Iraq and twice in Afghanistan and developed depression and PTSD following the process of serving. His search for treatment led him to alternative practices and the beginning of his profound healing journey with mindfulness and psychedelics.
Neil shares the significance of meditation and psychedelic experiences in today’s society as he explains these retreats and their safety standards. We’ll also explore how he used his own experience to help pioneer treatment and personal growth.
As a man who has credited meditation and plant therapies with saving his own life, Neil shares a bit about why he feels psychedelics help in the treatment of mental health. Part of this discussion is explaining the process of simplifying existence, the role of the ego in our day-to-day mental wellbeing, and the impact that psychedelics have on it.
Currently, the company holds its retreats in Jamaica and the Netherlands, but Neil shares his vision for Beckley Retreats and an eventual expansion into the US market. There’s legalization and media representation matters that would need to be addressed.
Today you’ll find discussions on conscious business, social impact, and the evolving American Dream, highlighting connection, peace, and love over materialism. Be sure not to miss out on this intriguing discussion with Neil Markey about Beckley Retreats and the possibilities of psychedelic assisted therapy.