Apply to Become a Student or Member

Our program has several application levels. These are based on the safety needs, and the responsibility and skill requirements of participants in our different programs. As we shift to the new online platform, we’ll be able to accurately track your progress and experience with PSS. 

We are still setting up some of the backend functions of the new training portal. Please email events@medicinalmindfulness.org to ask questions or to begin the application process. Direct links to applications are coming soon.

Currently, we are only accepting membership applications from past and current students of the PSS program, and anyone who wishes to join a new PSS1 online intensive. Open membership and community events are coming soon. 

All online lectures are available for purchase without an application through a psychedelic harm reduction through education program. The remainder of an intensive training retreat can then be purchased after Ap1 & Ap2 are completed. Ap3 is a continuation of the application process for PSS level 3: Advanced Practices. Ap4 and Ap5 or specialty applications for advanced psychedelic practices. 

People of Color and members of underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. A simple scholarship application is included in Ap1.

ApplicationPurposeCost
Ap1Psychedelic Events, Membership, PSS Application Pt 1 & Diversity Scholarship$0
Ap2For PSS Training Levels 1-2 (1st Interview)$150
Ap3For PSS Training Level 3 (2nd Interview)$200
Ap4DMTx and Other Advanced Retreats$300
ApMMedical Evaluation for Psychedelic Cannabis & Ketamine Sessions$250

Membership

PSS Students receive free membership for the first 6 months of the training program and it is a nominal fee after that, $100/year for general membership and $200/year for professional membership. This pays for the platform and other membership services.

Eligibility

By applying and participating in these programs, you are affirming that you are physically, psychologically, and spiritually fit enough to do so safely. Many of our informed consent forms overlap with our psychedelic therapy clinic, the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness. While many of us have our struggles, and that is okay, sometimes there are initial steps in healing that we can offer before you engage the process of becoming a psychedelic guide. 

  • Psychedelic experiences and processes can be life transforming and we want you to be ready for that 
  • Participants are invited to join anywhere Cannabis is safely attainable, or visit us in Colorado when we reopen
  • You must be 21 or older to participate in any of our Cannabis related events or training program – The average age of our training program is 43 
  • We accept applications for our PSS Training Program from all professional orientations – You are NOT required to be a licensed minister, mental health, or medical professional to apply to our program
  • It is important to represent yourself in the application process and during your training professionally and maturely

General traits we believe are important to being a successful psychedelic guide include: 

  • Physical Health 
  • Psychological Health
  • Social Health 
  • Spiritual Health
  • Mental Health & Mindfulness Skills
  • Responsible Medicine Use 
  • Knowledge of Psychedelics
  • Professional Maturity

Additional Eligibility Requirement for PSS3

To Apply to PSS3 through Ap3, students must have either a professional mental health degree and license, relevant clinical experience, OR complete the PSS credentialing program through level 2.

Important Disclaimer – Your Application Approval is Not Guaranteed

Please note that acceptance to participate in any psychedelic events or the Psychedelic Sitters School training program is not guaranteed. In addition, your membership and participation in PSS can be declined at any time due to a violation of our Safe Community Policy. 

All candidates will be assessed on an individual basis. Only after the registration steps below have been properly completed, will a final determination be made regarding your potential acceptance into the program. As such, do not confirm any logistical/travel arrangements (e.g., requesting time away from work, purchasing airfare, etc.) until you have been contacted by us, in writing, of your formal acceptance into the program. Psychedelic Sitters School and the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness, and/or any of their officers and/or owners will not be held liable for any such incurred costs.

Payment

The non-refundable application fee listed is due at the time of application.  

Should you be admitted, payment of the event you wish to participate in is required to reserve your position. The training program is split into multiple parts with no additional financial penalties to pay at a pace that works for you. Generally, for any training intensives, half payment is required to hold your position, and the second half is due one month prior to training start date. 

Program costs are outlined on our Tuition page. 

Acceptance

Once you submit your application, we will be in touch with you by the email you provided to either confirm or decline your application.  We may request additional information, additional interviews at a prorated rate, or we may have everything that we need to formally respond to you in short order. 

Ap1: General Information, Informed Consent, 

Membership & Scholarship Application

This application is free and is required to participate in any of our psychedelic related events, and is the first step in joining our training program and online community forum.

The scholarship application is at the bottom of this form. 

Fee: Free for events/training, dues are required for Membership and Online Community Forum

1. Personal Information

First Name

Last Name

Preferred First Name

Preferred Pronouns

Age

Date of Birth

Email 

(pick one you check and is personal. You’ll receive copies of documents signed and any notifications by email)

Phone Number

Address

Initial [   ]  I certify that I am over 21 years of age and understand I am required to provide proof of age if requested.

Profession

Degrees/Education

2. Emergency Contact Information

You certify that your emergency contact knows about your work with us, is generally available, and agrees to be contacted in case of an emergency.

Name

Phone Number

Email Address 

Relationship

3. Psychedelic Safety Assessment

Please complete the Psychedelic Safety Assessment and provide additional information when requested. Due to the psychedelic nature of our events and experiential training program, we want to ensure that you can participate safely. 

  • Psychedelic-Cannabis Safety Assessment

4. Fill out these Informed Consent Documents

Reviewing our informed consent documents is an epic journey and rite of passage. Might as well get it over with now. These are required to participate in our program. Once completed, we can verify to any of our event facilitators that you have signed the necessary paperwork to participate.  

5. Optional Surveys

By filling out the following surveys you consent to receive followup surveys that evaluate the overall effectiveness of the events or training experience. Current surveys measure general mental health, personality traits, and any degree of trauma. This is not required but is helpful. All information is collected through HIPAA compliant forms and is strictly confidential, only used for generalized tracking and internal review purposes. 

  • Clinical Surveys

6. Demographics

These questions are optional but help us track our progress around inclusivity and diversity, as well as help us determine an appropriate scholarship if requested. 

What is your Race/Ethnicity? ___________________________

Are you LGBTQ? (yes or no)

Are you disabled? (yes or no)

Are you a student? (yes or no) If yes, where? __________________________

Are you a veteran? (yes or no) 

Are you low-income? (yes or no)

Sex Identity (male, female, other)

Gender Identity (optional)__________________

Sexual Orientation  (optional)__________________

7. Scholarship Application

Do you need a scholarship? (yes or no)

Do you experience systemic oppression? (yes or no)

What percent off are you requesting? (10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, other – if other name the other amount) – larger scholarships are reserved for those with multiple identities. 

Is there anything else you would like to share with us? Please provide additional information, such as needs unrelated to tuition costs, that can be used to support you in becoming a psychedelic therapist:

8. Next Steps

We will review your application and respond by email of your acceptance, next steps, and additional information about joining our community. Once approved, if any event or membership dues are owed, you will be sent a link to pay. If you are approved for a scholarship, the scholarship will be automatically deducted from all events, applications, supplies, and training tuition prices. 

If you are applying for any PSS intensives, please continue with Application 2 below.

Ap2 – Application for PSS1 & PSS2

This application is required to participate in Psychedelic Sitters School Level 1 and 2:  Psychedelic Guide Training, to join intensive online or in-person training cohorts, and to join the online community forum.

Fee: An application fee of $150 is required and all materials must be submitted to schedule interview process. Please pay in advance so we can start an application file. Includes admissions interview. 

1. Personal Information

Name 

Email address  

(To connect to your Ap1 so please use the same email address. It will also be used for the Community Forum – Remains private from other members but used to receive notifications)

2. Personal Support Contact
Your personal support contact is someone who agrees to be your friend/ally during your training with PSS. It is important to have an outside support system during these trainings so we’ve made it a requirement. Your personal support contact vouches for your readiness and agrees to be a non-emergency contact if we need them. They can be the same as your second Emergency Contact.

Name

Phone Number

Email Address

Relationship

3. Additional Emergency Contact Information

You certify that your emergency contact knows about your work with us, is generally available, and agrees to be contacted in case of an emergency.

[   ] Check if Same as Personal Support Contact

Name

Phone Number

Email Address

Relationship

4. Please submit the following documents with your application

  • Professional Resume or CV
  • Driver’s license or other documentation to verify you age (must be 21 or older)

5. Fill out these Forms

6. Optional Surveys

By filling out the following surveys you consent to receive followup surveys that evaluate the overall effectiveness of the events or training experience. Current surveys measure general mental health, personality traits, and any degree of trauma. This is not required but is helpful. All information is collected through HIPAA compliant forms and is strictly confidential, only used for generalized tracking and internal review purposes. 

  • Clinical Surveys

7. Essay

Please submit a 500-word max essay exploring the following:

  • Briefly introduce yourself
  • Describe your experience, relevant training, and why you are interest in this program
  • Explain what you hope to learn/gain from this training experience
  • What gifts are your bringing into the program

8. Interview Requirement

Once all of your material is submitted and application fee received, you will be invited to a 30 minute admissions interview. This is a structured interview to assess your readiness to join PSS and to get to know you and your interest in becoming a psychedelic guide. Please review your safety assessment have any questions ready to discuss.  

9. Acceptance or Further Review 

We will review your application and respond by email of your acceptance, next steps, and additional information about joining our community. Once approved, if any event or membership dues are owed, you will be sent a link to pay. If you are approved for a scholarship, the scholarship will be automatically deducted from all events, applications, supplies, and training tuition prices. You will be provided a student ID for tracking purposes. 

Once you have completed PSS1 and PSS2, you can apply to PSS3 by continuing with with Ap3 below.

Ap3 – Application for PSS 3

Advanced Practices in Mindfulness-Based Psychedelic Therapy

This application is required to participate in Psychedelic Sitters School Level 3. Please read below for additional eligibility requirements. 

Fee: Application Fee of $200 is required and all materials must be submitted to schedule the interview. Fee includes the interview and professional evaluation process.

Additional Eligibility Requirement for PSS3

To Apply to PSS3, Students must either have a professional mental health degree or related clinical experience, OR complete the PSS credentialing program through level 2. 

1. Personal Information

Name

Email address  

(To connect to your Ap1 & Ap2 so please use the same email address. It will also be used for the Community Forum – Remains private from other members but used to receive notifications)

Student ID

2. Personal Support Contact and Emergency Contact Update 

[   ] check if information on file is already up to date

Name 1

Phone Number

Email Address

Relationship

Name 2

Phone Number

Email Address

Relationship

3. Please submit the following documents with your application

  • Professional Resume or CV – updated if applicable
  • Proof of professional licensing related to mental health or review of PSS1-2 Credential

4. Psychedelic Safety Assessment Update

Please complete the Psychedelic Safety Assessment and note any relevant changes.

  • Psychedelic-Cannabis Safety Assessment

5. Professional Reference

Please submit a current or past supervisor/mentor, colleague, or professor who is willing to be a reference. 

Name 

Phone Number

Email Address

Relationship

6. Fill out this Form

  • CAPT Informed Consent 

7. Optional Surveys

By filling out the following surveys you consent to receive followup surveys that evaluate the overall effectiveness of the events or training experience. Current surveys measure general mental health, personality traits, and any degree of trauma. This is not required but is helpful. All information is collected through HIPAA compliant forms and is strictly confidential, only used for generalized tracking and internal review purposes. 

  • Clinical Surveys

8. Essay

Please submit a 1,000-word max essay exploring the following:

  • Briefly introduce yourself and your practice as a psychedelic guide
  • Describe how you have developed your skill as a guide through PSS and elsewhere and describe areas of skill you’d like to develop further 
  • Explain what you hope to gain from PSS3 and what you hope to be your next professional step
  • Describe a guiding experience that was very impactful to you and how you engaged it

9. Interview Requirement

Once all of your material is submitted and application fee received, you will be invited to a 60 minute admissions interview to discuss your practice and goals in completing the final level of the PSS program. This is a structured interview to assess your readiness to practice MBPT with clinical populations. 

10. Acceptance or Further Review 

We will review your application and respond by email of your acceptance, next steps, and additional information about joining PSS3. Once approved, if any event or membership dues are owed, you will be sent a link to pay. If you are approved for a scholarship, the scholarship will be automatically deducted from all events, applications, supplies, and training tuition prices. 

Once you have completed PSS3, you can apply to advanced practicums such as working with Ketamine or psilocybin, or even consider joining the DMTx program. 

These are discussed in Ap4 and ApM below.

Ap4 — DMTx and Other Advanced Retreats

Ap4 is designed to assess readiness in advanced psychonautic practices, such as the DMTx program. Currently not enrolling new members. More information on the DMTx program here.

Fee: $300 – Includes Mental Health Evaluation 

ApM — Medical Evaluation for Psychedelic Cannabis & Ketamine Sessions

Some of our advanced practicums and events require medical evaluation to review safety contraindications with a medical professional. 

Fee: $250 – Included Medical Evaluation for the use of psychedelic cannabis and ketamine