FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long does the whole experience take?
The detoxification process takes about 30-60 minutes and the experience can be somewhat intense. It is hard to say exactly how long the ceremony will take, but participants should plan approximately 2-3 hours for the whole experience.
How do I prepare myself?
-In the days (minimum 2) leading up to the ceremony, eat light and healthy meals. Avoid or completely stay away from deep-fried and sugary foods, as well as alcohol and other drugs.
-It is important that you do not fast in the week leading up to the ceremony, except for the last 12 hours beforehand, during which no food may be consumed. You may drink water during this time, but not in large quantities.
-Take some time prior to internally explore your reasons for coming to seek Kambo. What are your intentions? What do you want to let go of? What do you want your life to look like?
-If you have serious health problems or concerns, please contact me prior to the ceremony!
-Try to take the rest of the day for yourself. Although the primary experience is over once your body has been detoxified, the healing process can continue for hours, days, weeks or even months. So take the day to be kind and gentle to yourself, and if possible spend time in nature.
NO FOOD MAY BE CONSUMED 12 HOURS BEFORE THE CEREMONY!
What shall I bring with me?
Wear comfortable, loose clothing. Please bring 3 litres of water (if possible no plastic bottles), a pillow and blanket, a change of clothes, and crystals or other small items of energetic importance if you wish.
What happens to the frogs?
Nothing happens to the frogs while the poison is taken from their bodies. The IAKP (International Association of Kambo Practitioners) works closely with the Matse Peoples of the Amazon to obtain the medicine. Usually the shaman leaves early in the morning on an expedition to seek out the frogs, mimicking their calls. If a frog answers these calls, it can be localised and lovingly captured and taken back to the village. Here many neighbours work together to extract the poison, which is then applied to a wooden stick, dried, and wrapped in leaves.
What are the side-effects of Kambo?
-You will experience strong feeling of nausea, so that you either need to vomit or go to the toilet.
-Your eyes may tear
-Increased saliva production
-Strong emotions and crying
THIS IS ALL VERY NORMAL!
How often should I partake in a Kambo ceremony?
For every Kambo session I give the same advice: Trust your intuition. If your intuition tells you that it’s time again, then get in contact with me. There is no hard and fast rule about how often you should partake, or how long you should leave between sessions. If however you are under a treatment plan for a particular ailment then this does not apply, and we will discuss your plan and session times according to your individual needs.
I’m certain you will hear the frog calling when it is your time! Perhaps after a few days, but perhaps only after a few weeks. Follow your intuition.