Testimonials for Mental Ailments
I have to tell you without any hesitancy that this was the most amazing experience that I have ever had in my entire life. I have never felt so happy, so clear, so honest, so focused, so grateful.
I went to Iboga house for depression, negative feelings and drinking. I simply did not like the way I felt and it was affecting my work, my relationship with kevin and my life dramatically. Every day seemed like a chore, a drama, nothingness … I really just hated being alive. There was no point … it felt as if I had nothing worthwhile and I was not worth anything. And I was tired of drinking. I was tired of having too look forward to drinking, to wanting to drink, to not being able to be me without drinking
I drank to feel good about me. I drank to be loving, to be kind, to be joyful, to be alive … but that is false emotions not real and obviously does not last.
During Iboga, I got to ‘journey’ and see visions. I saw everything from fairies, to tinkerbell and Kermit (happy memories) to downloading loads of data, loads of faces, people, information … it was as if the super computer above was downloading random data into my head all night long … while it seems to be meaningless at the moment … it really means that I am connected and that I have everything that I need if I only connect with the Universe. But I know when I need to draw upon data that it will be there for me to use.
During Iboga I had a vision that really opened up my eyes and showed me the truth. I got so very lucky and happened to be in the trance while speaking with Kevin. It was so special to be able to share the vision with Kevin while it occurred. It was so real and profound to me. The next day I was still kind of out of it but was speaking to someone that also suffered from depression (he is fully recovered now after one session with Iboga!) and he gave me the key to my vision … that all the negativity, hate and despair that I have is a lie … the negative emotions that they are protecting is a lie … and the lie is that they are protecting is nothing! There was no excuse for these emotions … they were all lies that I truly had become addicted to.
Once I realized that I had been living a lie and that there was nothing to protect I was able to journey again on another Iboga adventure … during this journey I was able to ask questions and receive direct answers, in particular to my life and my relationship with Kevin. I have to tell you, being totally honest with oneself is usually tough but this time it was liberating! I finally had the truth that I was looking for (good, bad or indifferent) and it felt awesome … it was what I had been wanting to hear. What I had been needing to hear. The clarity and the honesty were refreshing and healing.
After hearing the answers to the questions, I have never been so happy and so in love with life and my husband and my destiny. I am so grateful for the opportunity to travel with Iboga and hear the teachings of Mougheanda at the Iboga Tables that were held nightly. I feel so alive and so refreshed and will do whatever it takes to keep feeling like this. I will work every day to train my brain to ensure that I never go back to that dark path of despair and loneliness. And the great thing is that I have left Iboga house with not only the feeling that I can do this, that it is already a part of me but the skills to do it with!
My friend Mark went with me also … a SEVERE alcoholic. As a matter of fact, his liver has stopped functioning. However, he has not had a drink for over 10 days now and feels better than ever. He is finally seeing the truth and the light and he has never been happier either! He is so happy and grateful that we went together as this has changed his life forever. He feels recovered, he has no cravings/desires to drink and he feels alive after 30 years of drinking!!!
We saw people on heroin, oxycoton, cocaine, depression everything … and they are fully recovered now! They are not using! They are happy!
- Dr. Harmony, Georgia. April 2012
“My husband and I had such an amazing time at Iboga House. We got everything we came for and more. It was wonderful to see people coming for so many different reasons and all receiving what they were seeking. The house and surrounding landscape is absolutely gorgeous and it’s so nice to be able to mix the traditions of a Bwiti ceremony with the comforts of the Western world. I can’t wait to come back for my pre-initiation! Thanks so much to Julia and Moughenda for this life-changing experience.”
– Brittany Love January 2012
“I went to Iboga House with several intentions. The most important one was to conquer fears that I felt had been inhibiting my everyday life, making me depressed and without any real drive. I wanted to revisit my past and understand where these fears came from. I also wanted to escape my dependence on cigarettes and alcohol.
All I can say is that I got exactly what I wanted and a little more too.
My first session was essentially a detox. According to the shaman Moughenda, I took the maximum amount of the Iboga. Not once did I vomit and I had the most amazing visions. I saw one of the palm trees in the garden that you look out at, bend down and lift Moughenda up, whereupon he started to sing. I saw hundreds of children running about in the trees. I saw cats and dogs chasing each other. I saw my wife ballroom dancing in a fabulous pink dress. I saw my deceased father. I saw all sort of things and all the time with my eyes open. It was beautiful.
After this first detox session I had completely lost the desire to smoke and I felt blissful.
During the second ‘Psycho-Spiritual Journey’, Moughenda guided me and told me where to go to look for the answers. I was amazed. I wanted to see my father but he wouldn’t get out of his grave. I had to wake him, and to cut a long story short, I took him back to see his mother. I had never seen him so happy. I revisited various childhood incidents that I could not have recalled without the Iboga or Moughenda. These incidents showed me a lot about myself and allowed me to put certain things to rest.
Now, a week later, back in New York, I find my life free of all the little things I used to put in it’s way. I feel liberated. Instead of spending as much time in bed as possible and having to drag myself out, now I jump out of bed fresh as a daisy after six hours sleep. It’s almost too good to be true but it is true and I feel great.”
Alex, NY 2012
“I was scheduled to meet with the best psychiatrist in LA I was scheduled to meet with the best psychiatrist in LA the following morning but I had already tried every major anti-depressant on the market and something inside me decided to search online for an alternative to help with my severe depression, ADD, anxiety, and stress which I’ve had for most of my life. I found Iboga House online, called, and on a whim decided I would give an alternative one last attempt.
Before I even took the Iboga, the talks I had with Moughenda and the Spiritual Shower ceremony made me feel like I was now able to face the deepest parts of myself that I had been so worried about in the nights leading to my trip. Surprisingly, I was completely at peace, and ready. After about an hour of ingesting the root bark, I saw beautiful visions and didn’t feel a tinge of nausea or side effects which I mistakenly thought were a part of everyone’s experience. Moughenda explained that if you are not on any drugs (prescription or otherwise) and healthy, the Iboga does not need to detox you much and you just go straight into the psycho-spiritual journey. I was very happy to hear this. I was also relieved to see that Moughenda wasn’t a typical pretentious guru type and had no set of belief systems. He wore a regular T shirt and talked to me in the simplest and most straight forward way without using New Age jargon I grew accustomed to in California. But the way he was able to make me feel was unparalleled. He was the real deal.
I had prepared a list of questions and after asking each one to the Iboga, I immediately heard a powerful voice answer it, at times empowering me with the most simple but poetic responses, and at times reminding me that I was also being selfish, and foolish to feel so powerless. I was shown images of what I could accomplish, my purpose, and given a special mind tool that could instantly let go of ANY belief or negative thought. Since that moment, I have not just improved, but have been 100% cured of my depression and of a collection of false beliefs and thoughts. My voice has grown deeper, my back has grown straighter, I am eating only healthy foods, and all of my friends keep calling me wanting to know more about this journey I went through.
I have to say that I am still partly in shock that this is not all a big dream, that after years of trying every holistic and Western approach, going to the best hypnotherapist in California, healing and meditation retreats with only temporary and small improvements, that after just a few hours into my journey, I was cured, and the rest was pure bliss. Not only do I feel my mind completely rewired, but my body as well. Having mitral valve prolapse, a mild heart condition, and adrenal stress which left me with chronic fatigue, I am shocked that I haven’t felt 1% of the stress I usually do around my heart, nor do I need to take constant naps and feel exhausted most of the day. Since the two weeks from treatment, I have woken up at 5 am every morning and my creativity and motivation have skyrocketed. Everyone has seen a huge difference in me, and as funny as this may sound, I really feel like a superhero.
The spiritual aspects of the plant are even more astonishing, as I had gone in as a typical skeptic and thought that at best, it would connect me to my subconscious and feed me answers from there. When Moughenda asked me to travel into the bodies of complete strangers that were also in treatment, I was immediately able to see exact parts of their bodies that had disease and also tell them the cause of each illness in detail and how it related to their past. Every time I did it was spot on. I am in awe at the limitless potential inherent in the journeys that this plant offers and am not ashamed to say that this “unconventional” treatment above all else has allowed me to live again and changed the lives of every other person that took it during the week that I stayed at this beautiful retreat. Thank you Moughenda, Julia, Unis, Brad and Jeanie for the pure compassion and the opportunity.”
Daniel – Los Angeles
So Grateful and Inspired
“I am so grateful for and inspired by my time spent here at the Iboga House.
The insights and clarity that I continue to gain from my experience guide me with greater confidence into my future. I came to the center harbouring fears and anxieties, lacking self confidence and without clear direction on my life’s path. I feel now, a great sense that anything is possible and that I am reclaiming my own power and responsibility…
The Iboga House has been a safe and comfortable place for me to explore myself; the staff members are so supportive and Moughenda has been an amazing mentor and guide.
If you’re looking for healing you will find it here with Moughenda and this medicine.
The Iboga House is family, and thank you to all who make this center possible!”
– Drew, Windsor, Ontario Canada
“Seven days with Patrick (Moughenda) was more beneficial than 10 years of western world psycho therapy!… I suffered with depression for over 14 years. I am now anti-depressant drug free and very happy and it’s been 6 months and 8 days since my first treatment.”
– April, 37 Vancouver, Canada
Post-Traumatic Stress and Herpes
“When I was 17 I was raped and as a result I suffered from post traumatic stress and herpes… Since my Iboga treatment I do not worry or feel stressed…I have let go of all the negative emotions I was hanging onto and the pain, discomfort and outbreaks from the herpes is gone. I feel like I have been given my life back.”
- Linda, New York, NY
I am so thankful for what happened to me at the Iboga House
“I am so thankful for what happened to me at the Iboga House… because when I went there 3 months ago I did so because I had just ended a relationship with my fiancé and I was suffering from emotional pain. When I did my IBOGA journey Moughenda made me stop taking the oxycodone and the adderall that I was on for more than 5 years for my back injury and my ADHD. After the treatment my back pain subsided and I have continued to be prescription drug free. I would say that my ADHD is about 80% gone and I feel like I am improving more and more everyday with the very helpful skills Moughenda taught me to control my own thoughts and emotions.”
– Zaira, Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
The Iboga Experience“For me the iboga experience is a chance to go inside us and be in touch with the heart chamber… And to have the opportunity to get insights through many pictures, images or ideas as a way to respond as answers to the many questions we can carry about ourselves, or even related to the iboga process so that after and during the session we end with no doubts but with a lot of clearance instead, plus the feeling of happiness and being much more light because of the detoxification effects.”
– Tulio Alvarado, San Jose, Costa Rica