“I went to the ayahuasca ceremonies with some well-thought out intentions I wanted to work through.
I had a really intense experience and afterwards I felt “reborn”. Free from all my past traumas.”
Life gave me a direct wake-up call with a collapsed lung – twice at age 28.
At the time I was working a lucrative, but soul-less Wall St. job that required long hours and stressful commutes.
The environment was toxic to be around as it drained my energy.
I couldn't recharge and felt like I was in a constant fight-or-flight survival mode.
The severe burnout that resulted from this destroyed my health and well-being.
Before discovering the healing powers of plant medicines, I used to struggle with the below problems on a daily basis.
This negatively affected the quality of my life for decades and I wish I had taken action sooner.
For 8-years, I took an hour long commute into NYC to chain myself to a desk of a corporate job.
I fell under the spell of the “American Dream”, which became an empty pursuit of chasing money and material wealth.
This felt like being on a hamster-wheel that never stopped.
Everyday was the same boring routine of monotony and barely getting by.
I kept asking “there has to be more to life than this?”
There was no sense of joy, adventure or excitement when I woke up in the morning.
Instead, I felt trapped and stuck in a rut.
There was a sense of unfulfillment inside of me.
A longing for something with purpose and meaning.
I craved a career that filled me up inside by using my talents, strengths and gifts.
I wanted to have a positive impact on society and leave behind a legacy.
Something I’d be proud and passionate to create.
As each year passed, I would make a promise to get a new job.
But comfort and complacency set in.
I was existing at a bar that was easy to maintain and walk along.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have the tools or energy to break free from the matrix of the 9-to-5 corporate life.
I didn’t have confidence or discipline to change.
Self-doubt and procrastination held me back.
I didn’t know my own values or have any sense of self-awareness or identity.
This left me without a solid blueprint or the clarity to move forward.
I didn't know how to overcome my lack of direction, mission and life-purpose.
Like a lot of guys, I was always stuck in my head.
There was this constant loud internal chatter questioning my value and self-worth.
A berating voice shouting at me that I’m not good enough to date that girl.
Not good enough for that job promotion.
Not good enough to love myself.
from my childhood would come up.
Bullying at a young age decimated my self-esteem and confidence.
Sometimes I would feel not wanting to be on earth anymore.
I knew deep down there was a lot of unpacked shit to unravel.
But I was afraid to look at it.
I didn’t even know how to go about the process of healing these painful memories and letting go of the past.
This lead to bouts with depression.
I also had a propensity of thinking about the future too much and stressing about the big unknowns in life.
This became a major source of fear and anxiety.
To make things worse, I didn’t have any tools or guidance to deal with the challenges that modern day life throws at us.
I didn’t know how to de-stress after a chaotic workday or reset myself in a healthy manner.
The only things I knew were coping mechanisms ie. Netflix, porn, food, alcohol and partying which only numbed the pain, not getting to the root cause of it.
My emotional world like a big dark cloud.
A cocktail of self-doubt, anger and disconnection from myself.
A rotation of negative self-limiting beliefs and harmful patterns of thinking.
I was suffering in silence.
During this period of emotional unrest, I felt isolated and alone with my problems.
I didn’t have a close group of friends to turn to or how to ask for help.
A big reason for this is because boys are not taught how to be emotionally literate.
We’re conditioned by society to cover up our feelings, dismiss or disconnect from them.
I lacked the ability to express myself authentically, communicate my emotions or be vulnerable with another human being.
It felt like I was a fraud - hiding behind a mask in my social interactions with friends, family and work colleagues.
I was afraid of not being accepted for my true self.
I had a hard-time trusting people and barriers were put up to protect myself.
As a result, I didn’t know how to develop or maintain close relationships.
I lacked confidence in dating and being intimate with female partners.
I was also missing an essential key to my masculinity - the deep bond of brotherhood with other men.
In the end, I was denying myself the desires of intimacy and connection - something that is a basic human need for everyone.
Get in touch with your unique self and be guided towards your purpose in life.
Create a career that's in alignment with your personal values and gives you a deep sense of fufillment.
Enter into a flow state and feel recharged, refreshed and with a clear path ahead, ready to enter a new chapter with confidence.
In order to create a new future, sometimes we must heal the past.
Move beyond internal blockages that prevent you from accepting who you are and strengthen your sense of self-worth
Be guided to the areas of your personal history that need to be healed and leverage the power of sacred plant medicine to experience deep healing like no other.
Find your tribe and become part of it.
Have people in your life who accept and understand you on a deep emotional level.
Gain a support system to get you through tough times, as well as share in the joys of life with.
Share intimacy with lovers and build close friendships to create new memories with.
Gain confidence to be yourself without hiding.
Speak from a place of vulnerability and love.
Get over trust issues so you can feel more connected to others.
Access hidden information in your psyche that is preventing you from leveling up.
Face your fears and gain a new understanding of yourself.
Leave with new confidence and a sense of personal power.
Learn how to slow down, maintain more balance on a daily basis and stay centered.
Chris is good at drawing out your intentions, your purpose, your pain and giving you ways to confront it, open up, move past it and grow from it. I hadn’t felt this sort of release of emotions in years. It was really powerful & healing.
Before the ayahuasca ceremonies, negative emotions and thoughts controlled my life. Now my thinking has changed to more positive and it is easier for me to see my remaining negative thought patterns.
I feel more comfortable with myself. It is easier for me to do the things I want and to express myself.
I can wholeheartedly recommend Chris as a coach. He's personable, sociable, caring, fun and able to help with all things brought up. Provided a lot of guidance and time as it was my first retreat. I will definitely work with him again in the future!
Coach & Founder Of The Hero's Journey Experience
Has lead & facilitated 5 retreats in Ecuador with native shamans.
Shortly after completing my MBA in 2012, I walked away from an 8-year Wall St. career. I sold everything and boarded a 1-way ticket to Thailand to seek a deeper purpose and meaning in life. There I found my passion for Muay Thai and studied Buddhist meditation practices.
Soon after, I moved to Bali to launch my coaching practice. I coached international clients through retreats, entrepreneurial incubators, group workshops and Skype sessions.
My personal journey of healing eventually lead me plant medicines. After several trips to South America, in 2018 I solidified my vision of creating a men's Ayahuasca retreat in Ecuador.
Now my mission is to initiate men into their own Hero’s Journey so they can have the life their souls are calling them to. Emerging as Kings and leaders of their own lives, with a strong brotherhood behind them.
This course is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
You get lifetime access! After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
You will also get all future updates and content included for free as well.
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase for any reason, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked.
Since, 2014 I've been making yearly pilgrimages to South America to sit in sacred ceremonies and learn from shamans and plant teachers.
First by working on my own personal healing, then moving into a facilitator & coach role at numerous retreats.
In total, I've sat in around 100-combined ceremonies or altered states of conscious.
I share this fact not to try to impress anybody, but to demonstrate my dedication to this path and the small amount of experience I've gleaned so far (which still pales in comparison to shamans who have dedicated decades of their lives).
My background is also unique in the fact that I came from the typical trappings of "the American dream", slaving away for 8-years at a soul-less Wall St. job. I therefore understand the common struggles that young men face in today's fast-paced society.
I've been coaching men since 2016 and leading group retreats in Bali, Thailand & Ecuador. At the same time, investing thousands of dollars and hours into mentors, coaches, courses, workshops and retreats in order to improve my own coaching abilities and skillsets. In the end, this allows me to better serve others on a deeper, more powerful level.
By transitioning to a more fulfilling lifestyle successfully myself and going on my own hero's journey of healing and self-discovery, I'm able to relate wisdom and real-world guidance to clients so they can achieve the same type of freedom and fulfillment they are ultimately seeking.
This is the course that I wish I had when just starting on this path! It's the culmination of years of first hand experience, learning, and wisdom that I wish someone had shared before embarking on my first ceremony.
I want to share what I have learned over the years with you so you don't make the same common mistakes. Through my coaching practice & retreats I've lead, I learned the importance of preparation, integration and learning how to work with the psychedelic experience after the experience has "ended."
If you're just starting off on your psychedelic journey, I highly encourage you to check this course out. It provides a comprehensive framework of everything that you need to know!
In today's world, short-term gratification & "instant results" are showcased on social media. This leaves a distortion in the reality between setting a goal and the actual amount of time, energy and money that actualy go into achieving this.
I want people to realize that there's no easy "magic pill solution" - and that you know what your getting into.
Real lasting change requires commitment, dedication, personal inquiry, truth seeking and dealing with uncomfortable feelings. But in the end, it is MORE THAN WORTH it :)