At The Inner Shift Institute, we’re pioneers in psilocybin assisted therapy in the Netherlands since 2018 under our former name A Whole New High, and a community of passionate experts committed to supporting individuals on their path to holistic well-being.

Our approach stands out with our commitment to guiding individuals through their psilocybin journey in a way that goes beyond mere psychedelic experiences. Unlike others, we don’t simply let the psychedelic do the work – we actively guide our clients through challenging moments and use therapeutic techniques to facilitate a profound shift at the subconscious level of their minds.

In my life, split between achievements and hidden struggles, I seemed successful on the outside but was battling depression and feeling stuck on the inside. Despite my awards and recognition as a photographer, I felt worthless without my achievements. Taking breaks only deepened my loneliness. My relationships suffered too; I feared showing my vulnerability, feeling unlovable.

I embarked on a quest for healing, exploring various therapeutic methods without lasting relief. That changed with a transformative psilocybin experience at age 25, opening my eyes to new possibilities. This experience was a turning point, guiding me to deeply explore psychedelics not just for their transcendental qualities but for their profound therapeutic potential.

Over the years, I accumulated an array of therapeutic tools that genuinely facilitated profound transformations of my life. This vast toolkit formed the foundation of the Inner Shift Method, a holistic approach integrating emotional validation, subconscious reprogramming, inner child work, and more to navigate the complex terrain of healing.

In 2018 I’ve founded The Inner Shift Institute (former name A Whole New High) to bring this opportunity of a deep inner shift and profound life change to others. The Inner Shift Method is more than a therapeutic approach; it’s a pathway to reclaiming your life, crafted from a blend of personal discovery and professional expertise.

I’ve assembled a remarkable team of facilitators, each of whom has not only mastered the Inner Shift Method but has also enriched it with their unique expertise and life experiences. Every facilitator on our team has undergone profound personal transformations, bringing authenticity and depth to their work. Dive into their individual journeys below to discover the passion and transformation behind our collective mission.







Our Vision at The Inner Shift Institute is to cultivate a world where every individual can fully embrace and harness their unique gifts, finding their rightful place of belonging in a vibrant, connected community. We dream of a reality where life is savored with every breath, where connections deepen naturally, and nature is not just seen but felt and lived. Our vision is a call to slow down, to reacquaint ourselves with the essence of being alive, and to rediscover the joy in just being.

We envision a nurturing world where children grow up surrounded by both physical and emotional safety, allowing them to thrive, explore, and develop who they came here to be. A world where adults are not just survivors of their past but are thriving architects of their future, living out their deepest purposes and passions.

At The Inner Shift Institute, we’re committed to this transformative journey—offering tools, spaces, and communities that support this profound shift towards emotional safety, belonging, and a deep connection with ourselves, each other, and the natural world. Not just for ourselves but for all future generations. It’s about growing together into the magnificent beings we were always meant to be, and in doing so, creating a world that reflects our shared values of joy, connection, and personal evolution.

Together, we can build this world. A place where every person has the opportunity to be fully their unique selves without hiding behind masks and to contribute to a collective future that celebrates the full spectrum of human potential. Join us at The Inner Shift Institute, and be part of shaping this beautiful vision into reality.

Welcome To Our Team!

Our team of psychologists, therapists, mentors, and facilitators brings over a decade of experience in altered states of consciousness, transpersonal psychology, profound personal transformation, and facilitation of mystical experiences. They possess deep interpersonal skills, are highly empathic and down-to-earth, each one embodying the principles they teach.


Hey, I’m Alice, Founder of The Inner Shift Institute

I am a transformation catalyst. I am here to break trail and show you how amazing life can be if you live it by your own rules. I am an Out of the Box Thinker, who speaks her truth no matter how different to the norm it might be. This way of thinking (which definitely comes from my gut and not my head) helps me to find the most creative solutions to your most entrenched problems. I will ask the right questions in the right moment and will guide you to find your own answers deep within so that the clarity you have been searching for is clearly there.

I am a powerhouse who will help you to throw off old conditioning, release stuck emotions,fully claim your power and create a meaningful life that was always meant for you by unapologetically stepping into who you really are. I blend therapeutic, coaching and shamanic tools with my intuition and show you possibilities you have never even heard of.

I have a Masters degree, speak three and a half languages and have travelled and lived in many different places in the world (many exotic ones such as Haiti, Costa Rica and Bali). I have created and published The Ghetto Tarot that was featured in international media outlets and worked as an award winning photographer before becoming an expert in the field of consciousness and a psychedelic guide. After training with shamans as well as western psychologists and researches in the field of Psychedelics, I have led more than 200 people through psychedelic journeys and have witnessed extraordinary transformations in the shortest amount of time.

My biggest life lesson has been to overcome a depression and heal highly dysfunctional family patterns. I know what it is like if life feels pointless, everything seems stuck and your relationships are just not working out. But I also know that it is possible to create a life that you LOVE waking up to each morning. And I can teach you how. When I am not guiding my clients into deep transformations, you can find me in my little garden speaking to my plants, dancing to African or Haitian music, spending quality time with my friends and their adorable children, taking long baths or cuddling with my very best friend Kerrie.

Hey, I’m Jeanne

I am French-German and a psychotherapy practitioner, psychedelic facilitator and certified Breath work facilitator. I am also a trained art therapist and create my own mandala art work. My mission is to guide you in your inner journey to the core of your being and to find resolution for what is holding you back to pursue a fulfilled and meaningful life. I support you to face and feel your emotions and to meet your inner child, so that they can find a place in your heart.

My passion is to intuitively blend therapeutic, shamanic, coaching, meditative and spiritual modalities that best support you to shift in the state you currently are. The process may bring you awareness of who you really are and will show you what you can release and what no longer serves you.

Since I was a teenager I have been on a long spiritual quest and turned the insights and knowledge I had gained into intense practice of inner work since 2010. It has been a journey that changed my life drastically. I worked many years in the corporate world, foremost in a top international consultancy firm in organizational psychology until I was completely burned out. My inner voice began to raise letting me know that I had to walk the way of the heart and to take care of my emotions if I wanted to stay healthy and alive for the years to come. I began to trust the voice, pursued an intense healing journey of suppressed emotions from my childhood traumas and started to work with people one on one. I created monthly group sessions with emotional integration work, breathwork and psychoactive medicinal plants. I am in awe and grateful of what nature offers us with its richness and pureness of master plants that help us tremendously to see what remains uncovered and unconscious in the psyche.

My life lesson has been to practice self love and to stay present in my heart, no matter how heart-broken my life seems to be and with how much hurt and pain I am confronted with.

If you don’t find me working with people, I love spending time in nature, walking barefoot, hiking mountains, bathing in rivers, lakes, seas and oceans, collecting wild herbs for my salads, painting mandalas, doing yoga, singing my own songs, dancing in ecstatic dance events and spending time with my dear friends and family.

Hey, I’m Karlijn

Hey, I’m Karlijn,

I work as a psychedelic facilitator and therapist in the Netherlands. I’m here to bring people back to the wisdom of their hearts, the place where all answers can be found. I believe that we are our very own medicine men and women. We have the potential to heal ourselves from within. I’m on a mission to share this medicine with the world, for those who are ready to step into the potential of our authentic selves and live a life from love, trust, and purpose.

In my work with clients, I facilitate from a place of deep inner knowing. I create a safe space for you to journey deep into your own inner world. In this sacred space, I invite you to welcome everything that wants to be seen, felt, and expressed. This is where the process of transformation, healing and growth will take place.

After my Master’s Degree in 2011, I worked for several years as an HR Consultant for the corporate world. I felt disconnected from my own heart and the world around me. I didn’t feel at home in myself. I tried to work hard to ‘become’ someone. It was never enough. It made me sick. My soul whispered that there was more than earning money and trying to fit in a system that didn’t resonate with me. Ayahuasca, the Mother Plant, ‘called’ and my first journey with her expanded my consciousness tremendously. This was the starting point of many journeys and deep inner work. I feel grateful that I had the opportunity to learn and work with the Indigenous tribes from South America and western traditions.

At some point, I felt a deep inner calling to facilitate other people in their transformation processes. I started an intense one-year training in transformation and shamanism. During this year I learned how to facilitate sacred ceremonies. Since 2018, I’ve been devoting myself to working with the medicine in a therapeutic setting. I’m deeply touched by the transformation processes of the people I work with.

My biggest life lesson is that I learned to change my life from a state of survival to a state of (self)love, trust and surrender to the unknown. I know that everything is connected, and we are part of a bigger whole. Sometimes we need to embrace the darkness in order to see the light.

Besides working with clients, I love to make long hikes in nature. On Friday evenings you probably find me on the ecstatic dance floor. I live in the forest in my tiny house where I enjoy the beauty of the seasons. Community life is what makes my heart sing. Making fires and having beautiful and heart-opening conversations with my friends and family. Heart-based living in connection with myself, the people around me and nature is what I stand for.

My mission is to reconnect people like you with their great potential in loving awareness. Create a safe container for inner growth and self development through a holistic approach, for your own benefit and the benefit of all living beings.

I see each person as a unique being, with a unique offering, and understand that we all have different ways of seeing the world and life – I meet you here at this safe space, allowing you to express yourself openly, I welcome all.

The beauty of our existence lies where we merge duality, with the understanding that we are all one, in a sea of infinity and differences. In our own uniqueness, we all require different types of healing; let me tailor your experience to exactly what you need.

I will foster your reconnection with your true essence, and re-orient your path to the direction your soul has been yearning for. To be true and authentic are the primary goals, and through this we discover and connect to our potential, and our power as beings. Helping you to discover your talent, your passion, as well as your limiting beliefs, or anything that could be stopping you from becoming the best version of yourself.

Stepping into your power with confidence and love, a strong and grounded belief in yourself, we then become capable of creating the reality we seek.

I am a Certified Psychologist, that loves to merge my experience with Embodied Yoga, Tantric Rituals and practices, Sadhanas, Reiki, Dance, Life Coaching, Sacred sexuality, Shadow work, Trauma work, Theta Healing and my passion and love for Medicine Plants.

I was born in Chile, I am now living my dream in Portugal. My life passion is about landscapes, nature, wildness, connection, yoga, authenticity, dance, love and consciousness.

Much love,

Hey, I’m Anne

My name is Anne and I work as a coach, therapist and psychedelic facilitator to (re)connect people with their true or authentic self. Seeing people dare to just be themselves, real, pure and honest, and follow their hearts, chasing their dreams, because they believe in them and no longing allowing fear to hold them back delights me. That is the path I have walked myself. I love this life, its richness and diversity, its ups and downs. It is this richness of being able to experience what makes us humans unique. I always used to be very outward-looking, working hard, partying a lot. For me at that time that was experiencing life to the fullest, limitless and endless. It took a burnout to learn that I have limits and to be able to turn more inward to learn much more about myself and life within and finally find more peace within myself.

After a career in the corporate world I went on a deep transformative journey into the depths of my own being. I found out that I was destined to live a life dedicating myself to self realisation and self initiation. These days working with individuals and groups in one on one sessions, trainings and retreats. With a background and trainings in different styles of coaching, therapy, yoga, meditation, Jungian depth psychology, shadow work, shamanic and tantric practices I love to explore the depth of our human existence.

Working with mind-altering substances has always been one of my biggest fascinations. Back in the days I couldn’t have imagined that my hobby would become my work. I worked with different plant medicines and many shamans and wisdom keepers from South America. Next to this I experimented in the Netherlands with magic truffles and mushrooms in different sets and settings, with guidance and music. Until the perfect setting was created for an optimal journey of deep inner work.

In my free time I love to enjoy the sun shining on my face, go for a walk in nature, meet with friends and go to the sea. I love to dance on deep electronic beats. I love to take good care of myself, waking up every day and spending the first hours of the day in me-time, meditating, doing yoga, connecting with myself, feeling my energy and my body and then act upon what I need. From a filled cup, I can share myself with the world. I am here to serve, to honour the divine and to guide you to remember you are an expression of the divine too!

Hey, I’m Rachel

I am clinical psychologist, psychedelic facilitator and facilitator in Holotropic Breathwork. I am here to support you finding your own answers and guide you onto your path by providing immense trust in your inner healing wisdom. I am here to accompany you on your journey towards wholeness. When I work with people I follow the path of non-doing. It is not me who knows where you need to go and what you need to understand, but I help you to make sense of your emotions and your physical impulses to create a wider and non-judgmental perspective, where your answers can come from within. I have no fear to follow you along on your path and to be 100% present with you; even in dark spaces.

During my studies of psychology at age 23 years, I encountered Holotropic Breathwork for the first time and was fascinated immediately with the work of non-ordinary states of consciousness. I knew that I found the reason to be a psychologist and the work that was meant to be for me. So I obtained a second Master in Transpersonal Psychology and Consciousness Studies; a psychology that recognises spirituality as a human need. 2016, I accomplished the Grof Transpersonal Training and became a facilitator in Holotropic Breathwork and I am also trained in EMDR therapy. I deeply believe that the expanded states of consciousness carry the potential for healing and self-fulfillment and that almost all healing journeys have more to do with stopping what we are doing and surrendering to our essence.

My biggest life lesson has been to overcome my deep fear of abandonment and find self-worth and trust. I learned how to set healthy boundaries, open up to my emotions and vulnerability and leave the fight and flight mode behind. Today I fully embrace life and being alive. I found inner peace and find myself living my potential.

When I am not working, I love studying new topics (currently Human Design) and spending time with my loved ones. I am a passionate 5 Rhythms dancer, love moving and working in the garden.

Hey, I’m Caro

As a mindset and transformation coach, energy healer and psychedelic facilitator, my mission is to help humans to connect to their true essence, to transform their limiting belief systems and start claiming a life full of purpose.

With an interest in personality development and psychology, as well as exploring inner and outer worlds, I have been driven to understand what keeps people from pursuing their dreams & create the life they long for. I am convinced that we can make this world a peaceful and loving place by healing our wounds from the past. If we are willing to look at our traumas and forgive ourselves for our imperfections, mistakes and insecurities, we can create healing, trust and unconditional love for ourselves and the world around us.

I love guiding my clients through this process of discovering and feeling into their self-sabotaging patterns, which have been blocking them for so many years. By lifting the filter of their perception, they are able to connect on deeper levels and access all the answers which already reside inside them. This way they finally start to give themselves permission to consciously manifest a life full of purpose and meaning.

The biggest challenges in my personal life that I have overcome are letting go of a deep sense of guilt, transforming a long lasting people pleaser syndrome and re-establishing my self-worth. I have also healed deep rooted codependency patterns, anxieties and overcame two traumatic birth experiences.

Transforming my own childhood traumas with tenderness, has helped me to be a more compassionate mother and to guide my children to become confident, open-minded and creative human beings who engage in this world with an open heart. When I’m not working you’ll find me on the ecstatic dance floor, playing with my children, gardening, writing, meditating, practicing yoga and studying a variety of topics. I love to be inspired and to inspire.

Hey, I’m Lino

I am a Psychedelic Guide and a certified and experienced Integrative Holistic Coach, Facilitator, Host and Trainer. Roughly 25 years ago, I set off on an exploring journey learning about myself and life. I have many years of experience in coaching and guiding individuals, leadership, counselling and facilitating teams as well as in-training and hosting groups. Alongside I explored the impressive therapeutic potential of psychedelics for insight and healing, both within myself and guiding many others through psychedelic experiences.

Born in 1978 and father of 2 children, I move within a vast scope of interests and inspiration: I‘m passionate about life and learning, music and DJing, dancing, coaching, transpersonal psychology, systemic approaches and hypnotherapy (Gilligan’s generative trance), breath work, bodywork, personal expansion, meditation, exploring consciousness, possibility management, communication, circling, facilitation and art of hosting, health and nutrition, mother earth and nature, shamanism, (social) permaculture, education systems and the emerging paradigm (the next culture) and much more.

As a child I early sensed an intense connection to nature, I found this connection to be a rich and powerful source of alignment. Furthermore I was sensitive to people’s conditions and always felt happy and complete when I was surrounded by the people I felt connected to and could feel they were doing well.

Then life happened and on the level of every-day-consciousness I felt I had mostly lost this connection. Around the age of 20, some books and encounters reminded me that reconnection and alignment were still possible. A long learning and healing journey began, with lots of challenges and rich in experiences of self-discovery. I slowly discovered my shadows & limits, my potentials and ways to unfold them as well as ideas around the working principles behind creation itself.

The qualities I bring into my work today are some fruits of this (ongoing) process: sensitivity, broadened perception, intuition, presence, empathy, an understanding of (bonding-/relational/developmental) trauma & how to therapeutically meet it, shadow-work, inner parts/inner child work, communication skills, just to name a few. In all this I‘m acknowledging the natural limits of my very individual humanness. It‘s an ongoing journey and I feel dedicated to continue learning and exploring. Meanwhile I‘m very passionate about creating and holding safe & warm-hearted spaces for individual and collective expansion. My work is designed to help you expand on all desired levels and shine in your wholeness.






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