Best Ibogaine Treatment Centre in Europe
Our Approach at Iboga Tree Healing House
Our first priority is safety. Very few ibogaine providers operate in a truly medicalised setting. In contrast, at Iboga Tree Healing House, we have a fully qualified in-house medical doctor and fully qualified nurses. All our medical team are Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified. Our screening and exclusion criteria ensure that only those deemed healthy enough for ibogaine go forward for treatment. In addition, our clients are monitored during treatment 24/7, with continuous ECG measurement.
Also of critical importance is to provide a supportive environment. We have a deep compassion and understanding for even the most difficult and challenging situations. We offer a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment for you to recover from your addiction, or for your spiritual journey and healing through our psycho-spiritual programme.
We try to listen more than talk, as each person needs an individual approach and a bespoke treatment. We use a combination of different therapies along with the ibogaine treatment as well as a rigorous pre-care & after-care programme that offers much better results than simply providing ibogaine on its own.
We didn’t choose ibogaine. Ibogaine chose us.
Álvaro de Ferranti, Founder
Álvaro de Ferranti, born in London, United Kingdom, in the early 70’s, spent much his childhood in Portugal and his adult working life in the UK since the late 80’s, having recently emigrated to Portugal with his wife and two children.
Graduated in 1991, with a BA (Hons) in Business Studies at the University of East London, Álvaro is the chairman of three eponymous brands, and successful businesses, operating in the interiors and architectural sectors in the very heart of London.
Having learned of Iboga in 2013, and discovered its benefits, Álvaro has embarked on the arduous task of organising clinical trials with Ibogaine HCL in Portugal. The whole team, from a reputable manufacturer with a solid protocol, Principal Investigator, CRO, Project Managers and a first class clinic, have all been assembled.
In addition, Álvaro presented Iboga and Ibogaine to Dr. João Goulão, the national drug coordinator for Portugal and the head of SICAD (The General Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependancies).
Álvaro has a keen interest in the therapeutic benefits of Iboga, and other entheogens. Especially, the part they play with arresting addiction to harmful substances and behaviours. More importantly, his focus is on holistic, consistent and compassionate aftercare.
Jeremy Weate, Partner
Jeremy has a PhD in European philosophy from Warwick University and is the author of the best-selling book, A Young Person’s Guide to Philosophy.
Jeremy spent over 15 years working as a consultant on natural resource governance, providing advice to governments, companies and civil society organisations in over 20 countries. Jeremy spent 12 years living in Nigeria (2003-15) and has travelled to over 60 countries.
Jeremy visited Gabon in 2016 and was initiated into Bwiti. He is also the Executive Director of the Global Ibogaine Therapy Alliance (GITA). Dr. Weate is executive producer of a film about Ibogaine (currently in development) – The Ibogaine Stories.
Jeremy’s articles and academic papers have been published in The Guardian, Christian Science Monitor, The Africa Report, Chimurenga, Research in African Literature, Philosophia Africana and African Identities among other places. He is also co-founder of Cassava Republic, one of the leading publishing companies in Africa.
Frederico Crisóstomo Barreto (MD)
Frederico has a Medical Degree and a Master's Degree (Psychiatry) from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon. Early on in his career he worked as a GP and in various Emergency Rooms, and then moved on into alternative approaches to achieve wellbeing.
Frederico's most recent work has focused holistic approaches to well being, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. He has done extensive research regarding the various healing modalities available today and has coached many clients into transforming themselves.
Experienced in Mindfulness-based approaches to self-knowledge, he focuses on the importance of discovering the roots of our issues in order to achieve complete liberation from our self-imposed limitations.
Frederico is also Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified.
Andï Bock, Holistic Therapist
Andï is a holistic therapist. She incorporates a diversity of modalities into her work including Kambo therapy, sound healing, music therapy, healing nutrition, and as an assistant in Holotropic Breathwork sessions. She is a certified Kambo Practitioner with the International Association of Kambo Practitioners (IAKP) where she trained and underwent her initiation.
She has recently trained in the Yoga of Sound and the therapeutic use of Cacao and is a trained facilitator in therapeutic group drumming. Andï holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Science with a focus on indigenous cultures of the Amazon, and has been studying the immense potential that indigenous nature-based healing traditions from around the world hold for our physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. She blends these understandings into her work with clients to support their recovery and deepen the integration of their healing process.
Andï established a healing permaculture farm where she welcomed people to learn about working growing food and medicinal plants. She has been leading and co-facilitating healing retreats and shares her work both nationally and internationally.
Jamie McAlpin, Senior Nurse
Jamie McAlpin graduated with honours in 2000 with a BSN in Nursing from East Carolina University, in North Carolina. Jamie has always been an adrenaline junkie, and she fell in love with all things cardiac. Her specialties included Cardiovascular Intensive Care, Cardiothoracic/Open Heart Intensive Care, Medical/Surgical Intensive Care, Code Blue Team, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, and Electrophysiology Lab (adult and pediatric).
In 2009 she left hospital nursing when she gave birth to her daughter, Stella Blue, and her family moved to Nosara, Costa Rica. In early 2014 she was approached by a local yoga spa/retreat center who needed a medical consultant for their iboga retreat program. She quickly became fascinated with iboga research and what she observed during the iboga retreats. She has spent the last year researching all the medical literature she could find on iboga, to develop the retreat center’s screening protocol, safety training, and emergency protocols.