Chris was the Founder and CEO of Edgewood Health Network, the largest private network of residential/outpatient treatment providers in Canada. He led the merger and acquisition of Canada’s top three treatment centres to form Canada’s largest entity of treatment centres and outpatient clinics.
Andrew is the former National Director of Edgewood Health Network, where he led 10 outpatient centres. Andrew is the former VP of GreeneStone Muskoka Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centre, and has 14 years of experience working directly for the NHL/NHLPA Substance Abuse Program.
Linda is a global hotelier with more than 30 years of international experience in the hospitality industry, including 26 years with Hilton Hotels, and most recently with Jumeirah Hotels in the United Arab Emirates, where she focused on the development of a luxury resort in Abu Dhabi.
Aaron is the Founder and President of Owl Capital Investments, a privately held real estate firm focusing on investments in sustainable land developments. Aaron is also the Founder and President of Bluebird Properties Ltd., a commercial real estate asset management company.
David started his career at 17 years old as a research analyst with Toronto’s K2 Investment Management Inc., where he eventually became managing partner. He then founded HGC Investment Management Inc., best known for managing over $1 billion in its HGC fund. In 2020, he founded 5D World, an impact investment firm dedicated to the progression of human consciousness.
Doug has more than 25 years of experience as a leader in the addiction and mental health space. Doug has also served in financial leadership roles within the commercial/retail real estate space, as well as in the technology start-up space with a company focused on IoT and wireless connectivity.
Melanie is a marketing and communications strategist with national and international experience positioning luxury hotel assets, developing social enterprises and safeguarding secluded destinations. She comes to Dimensions from her former executive and director roles at Fairmont Hotels, Drake Hotel Properties and the acclaimed Fogo Island Inn.
A seasoned leader, David has more than 20 years of IT leadership experience within the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, and is the Founder of an innovation committee that went on to partner with the University of Waterloo, Google and Communitech. David’s work with large-scale health providers emphasizes his commitment to security, privacy and innovation.
Dr. Douglas James Cook is Chairperson and Head of Neurosurgery at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Cook practises cerebrovascular and skull base neurosurgery at Kingston Health Sciences Centre. His research program is focused on brain network dynamics in health, disease and recovery.
A Neuropsychologist specializing in somatic (body-centred) psychology and holistic healing, Jesse holds a master’s and a PhD in clinical psychology, and has 10 years’ experience at Passages Malibu, a world-renowned luxury treatment centre in the holistic health field built around multi-faceted treatment with a team approach.
Carmen holds a master’s degree in clinical and somatic psychology and a master’s degree in spiritual psychology. Carmen is a certified member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCC). She also holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and physical therapy.
A registered psychotherapist with 19 years of experience, Donald was a core team member of Helix Healthcare, a clinic specializing in addiction and mental health. His clinical work focuses on healing through somatic and trauma therapies that are evidence-based and supported by neuroscience research.
Dawn holds a PhD in curriculum, teaching and learning from the University of Toronto, a Master of Education with a health specialization from OISE/the University of Toronto, and a Master of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University. Dawn is a Registered Social Worker with over 25 years’ experience as an Educational Consultant with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Gregory holds a bachelor’s, a master’s and a research doctorate in psychology, as well as a graduate diploma in science. He is the creator of The SuperHero Deep Transformation program in Costa Rica, which works to alter deeply held beliefs while symbiotically balancing the mind, body, spirit and emotions.
Anwar is a Principal and Founding Partner at the design studio DesignAgency, with locations in Toronto, Barcelona, Los Angeles and Washington, DC, specializing in creative direction and strategy, brand development and interior design. Anwar has over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality space, working with boutique lifestyle brands and large multinational companies.
Robert is a Forensic Psychiatrist with a diverse practice, primarily within the field of addiction medicine. He works at CAMH, primarily with patients who carry severe and persistent mental health diagnoses. He also performs independent medical assessments and is actively involved in outreach psychiatry.
A retired Physician and Author, Gabor spent over three decades as a practising physician and, along the way, wrote four bestselling books published in over 25 languages. His extensive clinical experience encompasses stress and health, in-depth work with addiction, mind–body unity, child development and trauma.
Dimensions integrates cutting-edge developments in neuroscience and neurobiology with plant medicine to create a balanced approach to improving mental health and well-being. Research and education are fundamental to our practice and our growth. Dimensions Health Research Collaborative, a collaboration with Queen’s University, provides funding to Queen’s Health Sciences to help launch a space for research and innovation in the field of psychedelics, broadening the scope of psychedelic-assisted therapies and supporting the training and education of healthcare professionals.
Confidentiality and physical and spiritual safety are of paramount importance to our guest experience. We honour this sacred trust before, during and after your Dimensions Retreat.
Dimensions Retreats create an environment that is safe and supportive of the healing process. As a team, we work to create a welcoming atmosphere that facilitates new experiences and opportunities for authentic connections to emerge. Our physical spaces are designed to be immersive, comfortable and relaxing to optimally support psychedelic and ceremonial experiences.
We incorporate recent discoveries in epigenetics, neuroscience, polyvagal theory, attachment theory and trauma research as part of our commitment to creating safe experiences.
Dramatic changes in people’s lives depend on the convergence of three factors:
Dimensions facilitates the legal and safe use of psilocybin in Canada through Health Canada’s Schedule 56 exemptions, as well as other safe and legal plant medicines approved by Health Canada. Overseen by our chief medical officer, our Retreats are led by experienced clinicians and practitioners.
Our medical and clinical staff provide physical and psychological assessments to our guests prior to their Retreat. These assessments ensure that our guests are ready for plant medicine work in terms of both physical and mental health. Psychoeducation sessions regarding the potential psychedelic effects are provided to our guests in order to enhance their safety by psychologically preparing them for the unique effects of plant medicine. Medical professionals, registered psychotherapists and plant elders oversee plant medicine ceremonies to ensure the safety of participants on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. We discuss the benefits and risks and receive informed consent from all guests prior to engaging in any therapies.
Our registered psychotherapists receive supervision from third parties. Supervision provides practitioners with regular and ongoing opportunities for in-depth reflection to work as safely, effectively and ethically as possible.
Guests at Dimensions come from all walks of life and hold various religious and spiritual beliefs. As part of our plant medicine work, we strive to create an environment that is welcoming to all our guests.
Our goal at Dimensions is to help our guests better understand themselves. At its most fundamental, spirituality describes a deeper understanding of self, others and our interconnectedness to life as a whole.
The approach we take is person-centred, with full acceptance of each guest’s beliefs. As a measure of spiritual safety, we offer guests care that is mindful of their belief systems and faith traditions. Dimensions recognizes, conveys respect for and effectively responds to the needs of each guest. We operate within a framework that is open to all guests and their spiritual orientations.
Our descriptions of psychedelic experiences are backed by empirical evidence. They are not an opinion or viewpoint, but rather based on scientific research. In our supportive and open environment, guests are encouraged to draw their own conclusions and make their own meaning from their psychedelic experiences.
Dimensions is committed to protecting your privacy. We value the trust you place in us to handle your personal information with the utmost discretion before, during and after your Dimensions Retreat experience, and we want you to be informed and comfortable with how we handle your personal information.
Our Privacy Practices set out how we collect, use, disclose, retain and protect your personal information, the rights you have and how you can contact us with any questions about our information-handling practices. We encourage you to read our Privacy Practices before submitting any personal information to us.
Our therapeutic staff comprises professionals who hold designations from recognized licensing bodies and have received extensive training on privacy protocols. Finally, our digital platform and guest services system are fully compliant with HIPAA and PHIPA privacy regulations.
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