There are a variety of health and wellness concerns that can be helped by psychedelic-assisted therapy at Dimensions. Published trials and recent research show that psychedelics are useful in treating depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, addictions, migraines, post-traumatic stress, obsessive–compulsive disorder, eating disorders and end-of-life distress, as well as in improving general well-being. Importantly, psychedelics also show promise in safely and efficiently treating many of these conditions where other approaches have failed. We only welcome guests who are 19+ years of age.
Dimensions offers a variety of wellness Retreats for those curious about exploring consciousness, seeking creative problem-solving and probing human potential.
Dimensions is not a detox centre. Prior to arrival at any Dimensions Retreat, all our guests first undergo a self-evaluation, and may then proceed to a final evaluation under the expert guidance of our medical team. If anyone is determined to be actively dependant on substances or have a substance use disorder, they will be declined until they have been sober for a significant period of time.
Dimensions Retreats are either four or eight days long to ensure that you are properly supported during your psychedelic experiences.
Participation in our programs is not dependent on a physician’s referral, but all guests must participate in our intake and assessment process prior to Retreat, including a medical and psychological assessment to determine your physical and mental readiness for our programs.
The nature and level of coverage you are eligible to receive for services should be confirmed with your insurance company directly. Many of our services are provided by regulated and licensed experts, so you may be eligible for coverage for certain services.
Psychedelics are compounds that induce altered states of consciousness. While there are dozens of plant-based psychoactive substances – including tobacco, cacao, coffee and cannabis – there are far fewer naturally occurring psychedelics: psilocybin (a plant alkaloid found in over 200 species of mushrooms), mescaline (peyote, derived from cacti), DMT (ayahuasca) and ergine/LSA. Unlike most other psychoactive substances, psychedelics activate the brain’s serotonin receptors, producing feelings of happiness, focus and calm. Naturally occurring plant-based psychedelics have been used safely and medicinally in Ceremony by ancient and Indigenous cultures for thousands of years.
Dimensions believes in whole plant medicine. The type of plant-based psychedelics offered at our safe, legal and luxurious Retreats differs depending on local laws in the regions where our locations operate.
Yes, we do have two-night retreat options at our Dimensions Algonquin Highlands property and upon request we do conduct ceremonies with guests who wish to abstain from plant medicines.
When specific strains of cannabis sativa are blended together in a particular way, their psychoactive components – notably, THC, CBD, CBN, CBG and CBC, as well as the terpene profile – can elicit deep psychedelic states similar to other classic psychedelics such as ayahuasca and psilocybin. When used in a therapeutic or ceremonial setting, cannabis addresses physical traumas in the fascia, tendons, muscles and bones – not just the trauma held in nervous system memories, emotions and personality structures.
Without exception, Dimensions complies with local laws and only provides plant-based medicines that are legal in a Retreat’s location.
No, all guests holding medically authorized prescriptions will receive procurement and delivery instructions prior to arrival at a Retreat. We do not offer third party storage, nor do we house or hold any psychedelic product for any purpose at any of our locations.
When used therapeutically in professionally supervised treatments, psychedelics can help you safely explore past experiences and memories that are normally difficult to tolerate or access. By quieting the part of the brain associated with ego, psychedelics disrupt patterns of negative thinking and allow for the creation of new perceptions. In these expanded states of consciousness, you’re better able to develop – and maintain – a deeper, more compassionate sense of yourself and your place in the world, leading to better mental health and improved well-being.
Used therapeutically, psychedelics are low-risk. At Dimensions, safety is our priority. We incorporate multiple measures to optimize your wellness journey and ensure your stay with us is safe and effective from beginning to end.
Psychedelic-assisted therapy combines psychedelic experiences with complementary therapeutic processes to help you reflect, reset and reconnect.
The therapeutic effects of psychedelics are not due simply to their physiological effects. Rather, they are the result of interactions between these physiological effects, the therapeutic setting and your mindset. Dimensions wellness programs offer a diverse array of therapeutic somatic modalities such as massage, float tanks and acupuncture to help you reconnect to your body. Instruction in breathing, meditation, mindfulness and similar practices deepens your experience. Activities in nature, exceptional culinary selections and the serene design at our luxurious Retreats are essential supports on your journey to well-being. Through all of these elements, our expert team pays careful attention to your emotional, physical, mental and spiritual development.
Our guests’ privacy is paramount. Any information shared during the Retreat is confidential. Dimensions’ therapeutic staff comprises professionals who hold designations from recognized licensing bodies, and all staff have received extensive training on privacy protocols. Our digital platforms and guest services systems comply fully with HIPAA and PHIPA privacy regulations. Your fellow guests must also agree to maintain the confidentiality of other participants’ experiences and identities.
YES, we accept pet dogs and therapy pets under these conditions:
Accommodating Your Very Important Pet (VIP): Dogs are not only our cherished pets, but also important partners in our lives and our healing. Dimensions recognizes their contribution to personal wellness and welcomes dogs and service animals at our properties. Below are the expectations for dogs and their owners while they are staying with us:
Please note if a team member is required to dog sit due to challenging behaviour in guest rooms there will be a charge of $150 per sitting.
Any significant cleaning will be at a charge of $150. Any damage will be charged according to the nature of the damage.
As some of our other guests may not feel comfortable with dogs, Dimensions reserves the right to ask you to reschedule to a specified pet friendly weekend, or to leave your animal at home.
It is the expectation of the dog owner to manage the behaviour of their dog while at Dimensions. Dimensions will not be held liable for any damage, injury to any pet or injury to others.
For more details on our Privacy Practices, please consult our complete overview.