Emotional Liberation Breakthrough

From Inner Turmoil to Inner Peace

October 15 – 21, 2023 • Lagos, Portugal

Microdosing curious? You’re in good hands

Emotional Liberation Breakthrough

From Inner Turmoil to Inner Peace

October 15 – 21, 2023 • Lagos, Portugal

Microdosing curious? You’re in good hands

If you’re a perceptive, soulful person who’s ready to move beyond your emotional challenges, learn how to manage your feelings, and enjoy a much richer emotional life, then join us in captivating Southern Portugal for this powerful and never-to-be-forgotten spiritual adventure!

What would it be worth to you to take just one week out of your daily grind (or same old, same old) to make changes that could last the rest of your life?

As you breathe in the clean, invigorating air from your private terrace, you feel the gentle breeze against your skin. You hear the soft rustle of native flora and the distant song of seagulls that effortlessly melts away the worries of the world. This private oasis soothes your senses and renews your soul.

Before you, the beauty of the unspoiled countryside unfolds like a canvas painted by the hand of divinity, each brushstroke a reminder of the earth’s enduring grace. The sun casts its gentle October rays over the undulating landscape in a rich tapestry of russet and gold complementing the boundless blue of the sky and sea. 

Enter a realm where time slows and a haven of tranquility beckons you.

In this dreamlike sanctuary, you’re rediscovering your clarity, your confidence, and your connection to the world around you. It’s a journey that begins with a view, but soon becomes a voyage of the soul, a dance of authenticity, and a celebration of your priceless worth. Welcome to a realm where dreams take flight and the heart finds its true home.

I Need This Experience!

Ahh the possibilities! By the end of this journey…

You are in the flow, connected to your deep wisdom and standing confidently in your power at home, work and in all your relationships.

You know how to access your BEST SELF and lead by example, inviting vulnerability and compassion to be your guides – prioritizing self-care, knowing when to press pause to go within and nourish yourself.

And since you’ve gained a profound awareness of your emotional patterns, you are able to reframe them to your benefit and move through triggering episodes with grace and perseverance.

You’ve amplified your ability to tap into the flow of your emotions and inner knowing to guide your decisions. Your soul is wired for expressionequipped with ground breaking healing techniques that elevate your own personal wellbeing and (if you’re a teacher, therapist, coach) those of your clients and resonate throughout every aspect of your existence.

You’ve super-sized your outlook discovering the powerful practice of microdosing psilocybin as a unique and cutting-edge self-healing tool. 

Yes! It’s time to let your soul ROAR, feeling wholly inspired in knowing you’ve become a wide-open receiver for all your dreams.

Yes, I’m ready to dive into this amazing adventure! 

During our time together, your total wellbeing will be supported in all ways possible: nourishing food, cozy bed, our curated activities to stroke your soul, unleash belly laughs and enrich meaningful connections. Rest assured, you’ll also have plenty of me time to savor however you please.

Our Venue

Step right into the world of awesomeness with our private villa, Casa Matos Brancos! It’s a hidden gem, nestled in untouched countryside, practically giving a high-five to the nearby gorgeous villages of Praia da Luz and Burgau. It’s not just a villa, it’s a paradise with its own VIP entrance—private grounds and jaw-dropping views. And when the sun’s in a dramatic mood, indulge in some Portuguese goodness that’ll make your senses dance as it sets.

Your time will be a curated experience meeting your longing for an escape from life’s crazy whirlwind. Imagine every view being a masterpiece, and every tick of the clock offering a chance to chill and soak up the wonders of the world. Relax into this ride of serenity, where the enchanting charm of southern Portugal unveils itself right in front of your amazed eyes. Time to get lost in the magic! 

Your Personal Slumberland

Our lodgings are generously sized with comfortable beds and dedicated bathrooms.

Each bedroom has its own private furnished terrace for quiet relaxation with lovely views!

All rooms are priced as single accommodations. Optionally, you can either bring a friend (or two) and split the cost! If you would like a roommate, we’ll do our best to pair you with someone else who is also seeking a roommate. If there is no one to pair you with your room will be considered a single.

Delicious Bites from Paradise

Let’s talk about sustenance! During out time together, we’ll be experiencing some seriously awesome food – enjoying it in one of the the villa’s many outdoor dining locations. And guess what? We’ve hit the jackpot here in sunny Southern Portugal, where fresh local goodies are basically a way of life. Our culinary wizard, Chef Svetlana, is here to tickle your taste buds with the good stuff grown right around the corner. Get ready for a dance of flavors inspired by Portugal, served up buffet-style so you can go wild with options – whether you’re all about the veggies, rockin’ the vegan vibes, or dishing up animal protein (yep, chicken and a splash of fish).

Oh, and in your pre-retreat interview we’ll suss out what your preferences are for making your taste buds do the happy dance – because personalized perfection is the name of the game. As a clinical nutritionist, Becca, and Chef Svetlana, are tag-teaming to curate the ultimate feast for your body and mind. And hey, remember, it’s all connected – body, mind, and that spirited soul of yours! 🍽️💚

The Lasting Impact

This isn’t just a week that will make you feel better while you’re here. Oh no! The tools and expertise you will come away with will equip you with a template for how to walk in the world of chaos without becoming a part of it.

You’re going to get the whole overflowing package of goodies uniquely designed to help you overcome challenging feelings and find a path towards emotional growth and resilience. We’ve got it all going on! 

Through sacred teachings and poignant case studies, you’ll discover how each of the 7 families of difficult emotions can elevate your own personal wellbeing (and as a teacher, therapist or guide propel your effectiveness to a new level – helping both yourself AND your clients). 
Our curated meditations and activities nurture deep self-realizations and profound insights, so you can learn to become you own self-healer releasing past wounds and wholeheartedly embracing self-love.
With our training and guided encounters, I will teach you how to explore the powerful practice of microdosing psilocybin to enhance your inner healing journey and promote an elevated state of well-being. 
In experiential practices and mentoring, you’ll gain a profound awareness of your emotional patterns so you can reframe them to your benefit and move through triggering episodes with grace and perseverance. 
In channeling the potency of our collective gathering, each person’s discovery is an invitation for another person’s quantum leap through shared intention, exploration, and the creation of our journey together.
Through dynamic experiential exercises and interactions with others, you’ll learn how to draw strong, healthy boundaries for yourself while building more loving and supportive relationships with others.

Once you understand the messages from your emotions and feel that your mind, your body, and your heart are a team always working toward the same goal – you will return to your real life with more freedom, clarity and fulfillment as your Soul carefully weaves this magic creating the FULLY AUTHENTIC YOU.

I Am So Ready For This Experience

Sensory Supernova Experiences


Embrace the benefits of tiny amounts of psilocybin as an opening for letting go of your greatest fears, regrets, and resentments. Under Becca’s trained guidance and totally optional.

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Releasing Ceremony:

Experience a powerful releasing ceremony that frees us from the tangled perceptions and emotional unease we’ve formed with our own self-image.

Sacred Blessing:

Craft your own blessing for a concluded relationship, someone you wish to deeply forgive, or a circumstance you are prepared to release.

Love In A Hand:

Learn (from an expert!) how to delight your friends, your children, your lover (men, women love this) with the blissful experience of rejuvenating hand massages.

Face Dunking:

Experience the invigorating benefits of cold water face dunking – from increased alertness and glowing skin to stress relief and a refreshing boost for your mind and body (without full body immersion, brrrr!)

Becca, I want this!

What’s Included

Six incredible days together with deep-dive sessions and lots of meaningful discussions and sharing
High-end retreat villa in our stunning Southern Portugal locale with charming seaside villages a few minutes drive away
Personalized pre-retreat intake interview to define your goals
Spacious accommodations with comfy beds and dedicated bath
Each room with private terrace overlooking lanai, pool, or countryside
Seven scrumptious dinners (including an arrival dinner on Sunday)
Six delicious lunches and daily mid-day snacks
Seven tasty breakfasts (including a farewell buffet Saturday morning)
Program support at the highest level with group size no more than 10 
Daily movement and yoga, breath work, and active meditation sessions
All Emotional Liberation workshops, talks, and discussions
Psilocybin microdosing medicine if desired for processing (and always optional)
Massage and reflexology session on site (separate fees)
Ample daily free time to explore your surroundings, beach combing, shopping, or stay close and indulge in the heated pool, tennis, putting green and more.  
Departure (Saturday) morning shuttle to Lagos train station (train goes to Faro for those catching a plane at the Faro Int’l airport)
Free wireless internet access – disconnect from technology but enabled to stay “in touch”

Arrival Information

Arrive and get settled starting at 4pm on Sunday, October 15. Our buffet dinner will begin at 6:30pm. We end at 10am, Saturday, October 21, 2023 with an early farewell brunch.

What’s not included

  • Airfare & arrival ground transportation
  • On-site spa treatments 
  • Additional food and beverages
  • Uber or taxi trips for excursions
  • Personal, medical, and trip cancellation insurance

About Southern Portugal & Our Time Together…

What can I say? I LOVE the Algarve, which gives us warm, sunny, and gentle weather most of the year (including October!). 

Speaking of October, it’s past the crazy summer tourist season, so prices for everything are very accessible (including this retreat!). And the length of our time together (6 nights) is long enough for powerful changes yet convenient enough to accommodate work schedules, parent stuff, and other obligations.

Traveling to our retreat villa is simple and straightforward – with good airports, trains and highways while coddling us in the lap of this country’s exceptional beauty and vibrant culture.

The Portuguese have a charming way about them, with a kindness and spirit of generosity that is irresistible. The country is one of the safest in the world and here in the south, English is widely spoken and makes it easy to communicate. 

And rest assured, if you’re attending by yourself, you will be among like-minded friends in a welcoming environment from day one. In the immortal words of William Butler Yeats: There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t met yet.

The retreat’s program harmonizes with your needs, whether there are areas in your life that simply need tending to or there are deeper issues you would like to explore in order to process and release.

Meet Becca

I’m going to spill my guts here to tell you why I am so passionate about supporting others in their journey of emotional healing. 

I know what it’s like to live with out-of-control emotions … the kind where rare periods of relief would evaporate as soon as somebody would say or do something – or an errant though would poke me and I was, once again, caught in a tsunami of emotional flooding. 

I spent decades looking for relief. Talk therapy allowed me to talk about my pain and what caused it and while it felt good to be witnessed it didn’t affect big changes. I tried the quiet sitting of mindfulness meditation repeatedly but eventually abandoned it because of my relentless pounding thoughts and dissociation. 

There were countless New Age seminars, spiritual retreats and Jungian elucidations. “That didn’t work, that didn’t work, that didn’t work.” Of course it wasn’t that black-and-white. I’d get excited and pick-up things and then eventually let them go as the old default thoughts would cloud over that particular ray of hope. Yet I stumbled forward despite the despair. I trusted that there was some dim beacon within me that kept me lifting and peering under every rock, saying, “This could be the solution!”  

If you’re like me, I was a seeker because I was seeking relief from suffering. And I knew, subconsciously that I’d continue seeking until the last breath on my deathbed.

But I didn’t need to wait that long. 

In 2014, I encountered the healing method that ended My Search. It’s a revolutionary discovery that emotions are an essential part of our very accurate sensory system; they are a source of information to avoid trouble, heal the past, and help access the peace and happiness that are the goal of every being. 

Through this work we learn what emotions are and why they are “bothering” us. We can then intuitively drop in to feel them by accessing our invisible inner life through active breath work and expressive body movements. Through this Emotional Liberation method, we process and release the emotional pain and the trauma that underpins it. As an emotions therapist, I have found that for many, the judicious use of psilocybin microdosing supports and amplifies this process and why I include it optionally in our time together. 

This remarkable program of emotional healing catalyzed me to drop my work as a health editor (I’m a Registered Dietitian / Nutritionist) and television producer and invest my time – my life – in supporting others in releasing their destructive and self-defeating patterns. Teaching this efficient and effective portal to healing is my passion and one that I want to share with you in our time together in the rejuvenating environment of Southern Portugal.

I am so ready for this experience!

Feel More Alive – Experience A New Connection To Yourself

Your Investment

€2997 per room

All rooms are priced as single accommodations.

Optionally, you can bring a friend (or two) and split the cost! 

All rooms include spacious multi-bed accommodation with full and/or twin beds and dedicated bath.

Each room has a private terrace overlooking lanai, pool, or countryside.

If you would like a roommate, we’ll do our best to pair you with someone else who is also seeking a roommate. If there is no one to pair you with your room will be considered a single.

This is for me…

Cancellation Policy 

A €500 nonrefundable deposit is required at time of registration. 

A 50% refund will be provided on cancellations between 60-89 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat. A 30% refund will be provided on cancellations between 30-59 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat. No refund will be provided on cancellations between 29-0 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.

No refund/credit will be provided for premature leaving of the retreat or failure to arrive at the retreat for any reason.

Trip cancellation insurance is always recommended whenever making travel plans. You can use our suggested Travel Guard Insurance online and choose from several policy options.

If we find that the trip is not a good fit for you, we reserve the right to cancel your reservation, in which case your payments will be fully refunded.

We reserve the right to cancel the trip if it is not meeting the trip minimum. (If we do so, you will be refunded in full.)

Not sure if this trip is for you? Set a time with Becca to chat.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Becca, I’m in!