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Men’s Retreats | Your Most Common Questions Answered…And Myths Debunked

Got a question, or 12, about the men’s retreats we regularly run with our friends at CAIM?

You’re not alone.

Since we kickstarted these special gatherings last year, dozens of men from all over Scotland have dropped their heavy baggage, improved their faltering health, and made huge leaps in their own self-growth and development.

Most new participants come along after hearing about these amazing experiences from other men who have dived into doing some serious inner work at our unique retreats.

Yet the same thing happens month after month, with person after person…

Men feel a strong pull to get involved – but tie themselves up in knots with questions, worries, and uncertainty.

So, if that’s you reading this right now, it’s cool…you’re not the only one.

In this article, we’re going to answer your most common questions surrounding our men’s retreats, and put your mind at ease by addressing any objections/concerns.

We’ll fill you in on what’s involved, the format, and what you can expect to experience.

And by the end, you should be in a much better position to know whether to sign up for one of our upcoming men’s retreats. If you have any other questions, please send an email to:

Background And What We Do

Before we dive into answering common questions and addressing any misconceptions, here’s some background information about our men’s retreats, incase you’re new around here.

At the moment, we currently run one-day separate retreats for men and women, which involve up to six participants max.

These are hosted at a beautiful retreat location in Highland Perthshire by CAIM owners Rory Lamont and Shannon Brown, and run with support from fellow facilitators Alan Wilson, from YouRevolution, and Michael Roberts.

The retreats use a certain combination of natural medicines that originate in the Amazon jungle, along with natural healing tools including breathwork techniques.

These ‘tools’ work synergistically and are extremely powerful for physical cleansing, mental clarity, emotional release, and helping to develop your self-awareness. In other words, they help you become a stronger, healthier, better version of yourself.

Men’s Retreats: Most Common Concerns Answered

I want to come but don’t think I’ll have enough time

Our men’s retreats are always held on a Saturday, making them more accessible to most people. They are also currently one-day only events, running from 9am until around 7.30pm.

This means you only have to take one day out of your weekly schedule, although we do always advise that you make no plans on the Sunday afterwards so that you can relax and integrate.

I don’t have enough money.

As our men’s retreats are currently only one-day events, they are reasonably priced at £240 – and this includes lunch and dinner too.

You pay 50% up front as a non-refundable deposit to secure your space. And then the other half on the day you arrive.

We are happy to discuss a payment plan, or an alternative date for settlement if required.

I’m a private person, and don’t like opening up in groups.

Remember, our retreats only cater for up to six people per day. It’s always a small setting with a small group of people.

We encourage everyone to share a bit about themselves on the day, but it is up to you how much or how little you wish to say. There’s no pressure and we can assure you that you’ll feel comfortable in our group.

I’m worried about the experience of these natural medicines.

We use traditional Amazonian medicines kambo, rapé, and sananga to aid in detoxification and cleansing physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

While these medicines all stimulate a strong energetic release which can produce some physical discomfort, it is not long lasting and no more than you can handle.

These medicines are safe and have been used for thousands of years for healing and wellness by the indigenous people in the Amazon rainforest.

I’ve got some health issues and don’t know if I could participate.

Rory Lamont, co-owner of CAIM, is a qualified kambo practitioner, certified by the International Association of Kambo Practitioners (IAKP). We follow strict IAKP guidelines and therefore every single participant is required to fill out a detailed health questionnaire before attending our men’s retreats.

This health screening will help answer any concerns and give you peace of mind.

I’m too self-conscious and worried about being judged.

This is a very common worry from men and women, both in and outside of retreats. What we can promise is a safe, caring, supportive environment where no one is judged. At all.

Embrace your background, what you’ve done in the past, your current circumstances, or whatever has led you to one of our retreats.

You’ve found us for a reason, and we’re all here to support each other on our journey.

I’m a bit nervous because I’ve never done anything like this before.

We fully expect you haven’t! Stretching from Cambuslang and Carrick to Fort William or Dundee, we don’t know of many places in Scotland that have worked in reverence with these traditional medicines from the Amazonian jungle to bring about positive changes in their mental, emotional, and physical health.

If they did, our country would be a completely different place!

What our retreats offer may be completely new to you – and it’s natural to feel a little uneasy about what you’re not familiar with.

But nothing changes if nothing changes.

We’d love to welcome you to one of our upcoming men’s retreats. June is completely sold out, but there are a limited number of spaces for July and August.

To enquire about booking a space, please email:

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