We got everything we came for and more
“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 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
Iboga literally saved my life… from Heroin
I had been using Heroin for the past 3 years and it had reached a point where I knew if I didn’t stop it would kill me.
I’d researched about Iboga helping people break their addictions for good so I figured it was my best shot. It’s been close to 2 months since my Iboga experience and I haven’t touched Heroin or even cigarettes since, I just don’t have any desire for them at all.
There was also a lot of emotional pain I’d been holding in for a while and I just don’t feel like it’s there anymore. Moughenda and Iboga transformed my life and as a result saved me from killing myself and for that I’m forever indebted to him.”
- Mark, San Francisco, US
Ulcerative Colitis and terrible digestive
“I’d suffered from Ulcerative Colitis and terrible digestive problems ever since my divorce… I also had quite a few incidents in my past which had left me emotionally scarred with a sense of sadness I couldn’t let go of. The Iboga journey I went on resolved a lot of issues I had and most importantly my colitis is almost 100% improved and as a result I’m no longer plagued by digestive problems. I feel much better about my life and no longer feel like I’m carrying around the weight of all the emotional baggage from my past.”
- Darcy, Portland, Oregon, US
“I feel like I’m truly living…
I went to the Iboga House approximately 4 months ago. In that time I have gone through what I can only describe as a complete transformation in so many ways. The main reason I went to get treated was due to the constant fatigue which I have experienced everyday for the past 5 years as well as a variety of other health problems like overactive allergies and constant infections which had completely wrecked my life, the naturopaths had described it as chronic fatigue syndrome.
I had read that Iboga could help people in my situation and I can now say that this is 100% true after having experienced it myself. I actually went through 2 journeys, the first was a detox where I eliminated a LOT of garbage from my body and then a week later I went through what they call a psycho spiritual journey. The 2nd journey was very powerful and was where I experienced the very real visions everyone else seemed to have experienced. It was actually only after the 2nd journey where I felt a sudden relief as if a weight was lifted off my body. I could breathe better almost immediately, my energy levels were better by the next day and I felt for lack of a better word, strong.
4 months later I’m now exercising everyday and I have more energy than I even had as a child, I rarely react to anything and when I do the response is MUCH better now. My mind is sharp and clear and I feel like I’m truly living.”
- Jane, Naples, Florida, US
“My experience at the Iboga House has been unforgettable… Everyone here has been so supportive along my process. Moughenda is more than a healer, he really saw what was happening inside me and knew exactly what I needed. The ceremonies are my favourite part and my own experience with Iboga brought me face to face with myself and allowed me to grow from that.
Thank you everyone at Iboga House!”
- David M, Montreal, Quebec Canada
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
Chronic lower back pain
“I use to have chronic lower back pain from strenuous athletic work I did as a teenager. I had broken my tailbone and it was curled like a sea horse, a sport medicine doctor told me my entire spine was curved and my hips were out of whack. I haven’t been back to check if this is still the case but it has been 5 months and my back no longer hurts…”
- Debra Craft, 42 San Francisco, CA. USA
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
Thank you so much Moughenda
“I use to always feel tired. I couldn’t focus on anything… Eventually, I had to drop out of school and throw away my dream of becoming a veterinarian because of my chronic fatigue, racing mind and chronic strep throat always distracted me from my studies. I came to see Moughenda in 2009 and the experience completely changed my life. I am back on track and set to graduate with honours in 2012.
Thank you so much Moughenda.”
- Sabrina, Livonia. New Jersey, USA
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
Crystal Meth Addiction
I was addicted to Meth for 10 years…its been 3 months!!! and I am clean. The thought of going back is not even a possibility. It feel’s soooo good to be be free of drugs.
Thank you so much Moughenda.
Jenny P. Florida
Pain management mishap.
Three years ago I was diagnosed with a chronic injury so I was referred to a pain management clinic. At the time I was working at a good job and going to school to further my education. My doctor started putting me on opiates and benzos to ease the pain. Not knowing the addictions they cause, I started to depend on them more and more, so my doctor kept on increasing my dosage. Soon I had lost my job, my schooling, and my friends.
I started hanging out in a bad crowd and found myself in trouble with the law. My addiction only got worse and I stopped having any contact with my family. I was using more than I ever thought I would and felt like I was never going to escape from the drugs. I knew I was heading towards rock bottom so I went to my family for help.
That’s when I discovered the Iboga House and Moughenda (Patrick). I talked to some of my family that had been treated for different things and the changes that the treatment had done for them. I had tried other rehabilitation programs, but nothing controlled the cravings. I decided to try the Iboga House.
As soon as I got there, Patrick was there ready to start my detox. My withdrawls were very minimum and the staff was there 24/7 to help me with any needs. After going through my detox I felt fresh and alive. The rock that had been holding me down had been lifted. I had an opportunity for a new beginning.
If you truly want a fresh start for yourself then don’t hesitate, there is reliable help. You are not alone, I was there. The possibilities for me are now endless. The Iboga House changed my life, it can change yours!