Roots to Thrive

Psilocybin (group)

An 8-10 week community of practice program, weaving together the medicines of unconditional positive regard, community, and psilocybin assisted therapy to navigate the complexities of end-of-life distress.

Our psilocybin assisted therapy program (PaT) is for individuals with a terminal diagnosis who are experiencing end-of-life distress and anxiety. The complexities and trauma surrounding end of life can get ‘stuck’ in the body, guarded by our nervous system to help keep us safe. Psychedelic medicines like psilocybin help to cultivate the non-attachment and self-compassion necessary to access areas of ‘stickiness’ that are otherwise difficult to reach. From here, we work around the nervous system, granting us a greater ability to access and release stored trauma.

The program is moving from exemptions attained through the Health Canada approved Special Access Program to exemptions attained through a Clinical Trial process.

If you are thinking of applying to be a participant in a Roots to Thrive program, here are some questions to help you decide if this is a good fit for you.

  1. Do you have a terminal diagnosis with limited life expectancy?
  2. Do you have the time, energy, and interest to be an engaged and consistent participant in a small group of people who become a bonded community over 8-10 weeks in a community of practice gatherings and a psilocybin-assisted therapy session?
  3. If you are parenting, do you have solid child-care plans?
  4. Do you have a diagnosis of PTSD, depression, substance use disorder and/or anxiety that hasn’t shifted as well as you wish with medication, therapy, and other approaches although you have been doing your work and have made some progress?
  5. If you have self-medicated your distress with alcohol and/or drugs, is your life stable enough now to allow you to commit to a group process that counts on your open-hearted, fully present weekly participation?

Program Highlights

  • 8-10 weekly virtual community of practice meetings
  • Small group supported by two regulated professionals
  • 1 psilocybin-assisted therapy session with your small group
  • Multiple education and integration sessions
  • Physician referral required
  • Please note:  out of province participants are subject to a higher price

Program Cost: $2800 + tax

Please consider supporting those with terminal health conditions who are facing end-of-life distress, and help us advance psychedelic research in the process!

For your tax-deductible donation, please visit, in drop-down list select "other," and type in "Psilocybin for End of life Distress" 

Additional donation inquiries can be directed to the

Past RTT PAT participant: Cat

Upcoming Cohorts

There are currently no cohorts available for this program.

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Roots to Thrive (RTT) has been a life changer for me. I felt broken inside and out and I felt I had to hide it. Having struggled with mental health issues for the past 35 years, I thought this was the way life would always be. Well, it doesn’t have to be any longer. The RTT program, with its amazing team, did not guide me on a journey to find a magical cure, but a journey to find my SELF and to BE. The relentless, plaguing, and self-destructive thought patterns are quieted. My true self was never broken, and never can be. There is HOPE, HEALING, and a FUTURE to look forward to. A life of gratitude to all those on my journey back to true self”

Past participant,