About Bas

My name is Bas Janssen, born in 1965 and living since 2003 in the city of Nieuwegein, The Netherlands. The common thread throughout my life is the ever-present need to further develop myself and becoming a better version of myself all the time resulting in continuously improving the quality of life. By effectively cultivating my mind and body, I learned that everything starts with awareness. After becoming aware, I was able to make choices about how and which part of myself needed attention. In 2006 my body gave signals that I had not encountered before, I did not know what to do. If I had known, I could have saved myself from a painful period in which I no longer recognized myself. My emotions desperately sought a way out and screamed to be seen and heard. Nevertheless, I was left with the question why this happened, an alternative method to examine myself was necessary. Over the years I had followed numerous courses and workshops in the fields of meditation, tai chi, shamanism, body- and breath-work, but it had to be that I ended up with ayahuasca once again. I had drunk Ayahuasca before, this was around 1996 and mainly just because I wanted to experience what it was like. Afterwards I understood I was not ready yet and my motivation turned out not to be the right one. This time my mindset was completely different, I was able to surrender unconditionally to the strict lessons of the medicine. Not least because of the expert guidance which made me feel completely safe to look at what needed to be looked at. It became a turning point in my life, I had found what I had been looking for a long time. From that moment I turned to the medicine plants when I needed healing. After I had learned to be able to carry my own process, I started investigating the different plants and settings, both therapeutically and shamanic. An adventurous voyage that took me to the deepest layers of myself supported by techniques and processes without using consciousness-changing plants. This voyage is still going on, a voyage without destination that continues to fill me with gratitude and passion. I see it as my mission to pass on the gift of medicine plants in a responsible and safe way. For that reason my focus is on individual counseling, in which I can use all my experience to provide the traveler with exactly what is needed to receive healing.