After four years of hosting psychedelic sessions out of our small apartment in Rotterdam, we finally found the perfect home to continue our work – a beautiful house with a huge garden and cosy cabin just 1 hour north of Amsterdam.
When we first stepped foot on the property, we knew this would be the ideal setting for people to have transformational psychedelic experiences. The garden is bursting with flowers, trees, a greenhouse, and an air of calmness you’re unlikely to experience in a big city. And the cabin, situated in the middle of the garden, feels like entering a magical portal to another world.
We’ve turned the cabin into a comfortable, peaceful oasis in the last few weeks. The cabin has all the components you expect from a psychedelic-coaching space, from a comfy couch to a weighted blanket and a space for our sitter dogs, Max and Saar.
We’re ready to welcome our first visitors to this serene sanctuary. We couldn’t be more excited to guide people through psychedelic voyages in this beautiful, nurturing environment. Being here fills us with a sense of purpose, and we look forward to sharing that feeling.
After years in a cramped urban space, this finally feels like a forever home. A home specifically designed for growth, healing, and exploration. We’re so grateful to have this base from which to continue offering our services, and we can’t wait to see what exciting journeys unfold within these walls. The next chapter of our work begins now!
Background of Floris and Lotte
Floris comes from a background in psychology and startups. Several years ago, he became fascinated with the potential of psychedelics after reading Michael Pollan’s book How to Change Your Mind. This led Floris down a rabbit hole of research and eventually prompted him to found Blossom.
Blossom is an online platform that aims to make psychedelic research and information accessible to all stakeholders. It serves as a hub connecting scientists, practitioners, advocates, investors, and other interested parties. Under Floris’ leadership, Blossom has become a go-to resource for the psychedelic space.
Even as Blossom continues to expand, Floris felt called to focus more directly on guiding others through psychedelic experiences. He has partnered with his life partner, Lotte, to bring his mission to life through one-on-one sessions.
Lotte brings nearly a decade of experience as a therapist and coach in private practice. She is known for her warm, compassionate approach that puts clients at ease. Over the past few years, Lotte has begun facilitating psychedelic sessions for those seeking inner transformation.
Combining our passions and skillsets, Floris and Lotte make the perfect team. We both aim to help others on their journey through our unique backgrounds and life experiences. We are excited to provide psychedelic journeys tailored to each client’s intentions.
Our Plans for FLO Coaching
Now that we’ve created this ideal setting, we aim to host up to 16 guided psychedelic sessions each month. Each of us offers two sessions per week, with ample time for (online) preparation and integration sessions.
These sessions will be part of a comprehensive program that includes:
- Extensive pre-session preparation and intention setting
- A comfortable, supervised space for the psychedelic experience
- Integrative coaching and follow-up after each session
- Supplementary breathwork, meditation, and other practices
We understand that every journey is unique. We aim to provide enough support before, during, and after so clients can go as deep as needed to achieve their goals.
Some may work through adverse life experiences, others may focus on personal growth and creativity. Whatever the intention, we will be there as caring guides. Our purpose is to create a safe container for healing and self-discovery.
Clients will have access to us for integration support. We want to be fully available to help process insights and anchor transformations.
By concentrating on a small number of clients each month, we can devote our full attention to ensuring these are meaningful, productive experiences.
Promoting Our Services
While we’re eager to start guiding sessions, we also want to share our knowledge and promote psychedelic healing more broadly. Here are some of the things we have planned:
- Writing daily blogs detailing our experiences, lessons learned, and tips for those considering psychedelics. We’ll share these blogs organically on social media and other platforms.
- Creating a free guide called “A Step-By-Step Guide – Preparing For Your First Psychedelic Experience” to help demystify the process for beginners. This will cover everything from intention setting to integrating insights.
- Authoring a manual for other guides called “The Guide to Guiding – What We Know about Psydelic Facilitation”, which will outline best practices and our approach. We aim to empower more people to become guides and facilitators.
- Designing a course on psychedelics for healing and growth called “Psychedelics Unveiled”. Although coaching is appropriate for many people, this course aims to make it even more accessible (read: 10-100x cheaper) and also available for those who can’t access coaching (e.g. high-risk groups).
- Building relationships with other practitioners to facilitate referrals and increase awareness of psychedelics as a modality. We want to educate both professionals and the general public thoughtfully.
- Sharing everything we are doing in the ‘behind the scenes’ updates, like the (very first) one you are reading now.
Our goal is to operate with full transparency and share everything we learn. We believe psychedelics have incredible potential when used responsibly, and we want to open this door for as many people as possible.
Let the Journey Begin
We are thrilled to announce that the first sessions at our new home are already booked! It fills us with so much hope and excitement to see people eager to do this deeply meaningful work.
While our schedule is starting to fill up, we still have slots available in the coming months for those who feel ready to explore. Reach out anytime to learn more or schedule a discovery call.
This is just the beginning of the FLO Coaching journey. We can’t wait to guide others through profound experiences in our purpose-built sanctuary. And we’ll continue to share our learnings and spread awareness through our blogs, guides, and outreach.
The psychedelic renaissance is upon us. We feel honoured to contribute through our direct work with clients and broader advocacy.
Thank you for following our progress. Much more to come!
ps. Floris and Lotte have been passionate about effective altruism for many years, which has resulted in Floris donating 10% of his income to effective charities for the past nine years. We will donate (at least) 10% of our income (from FLO coaching) to charities that support mental health (e.g. StrongMinds).