We do not limit our training to those currently in the clinical field. We believe that everyone involved with psychedelics can benefit from these skills even if you choose to not work professionally. That being said, if you are interested in adding to your professional skill set, we offer credentialing in MIndfulness-Based Psychedelic Therapy with an emphasis in Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Therapy and offer a lot of ongoing opportunities for working professionally within our community. Read more about our training tracks.
Cannabis is widely accessible across the US and the world and is becoming more recognized as a classic psychedelic. After working with cannabis for a decade, we have found it to be a powerful and reliable tool for working with psychedelic spaces. After training with cannabis, many of our students and practitioners discover the value of working with cannabis and keep it as a cherished asset to their personal and private psychedelic practices. Read more about psychedelic cannabis.
Psychedelic cannabis reliably elicits states as potent as ayahuasca and psilocybin, with the emotional support akin to a plant-based MDMA. Cannabis also directly affects the endocannabinoid system, which supports nervous system regulation and trauma resolution.
By 2023 we are offering a number of international training retreats teaching how to safely, ethically, and skillfully use psilocybin mushrooms, N,N-DMT, and even 5-MeO-DMT, as well as ketamine-assisted trainings at our center in Boulder, CO. These advanced trainings will be open to those that have completed Psychedelic Sitters School levels 1-3.
We are thrilled about the burgeoning opportunities as more psychedelic medicines become legalized. At the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness, we are committed to limiting our work to medicine that is currently legal in the state of Colorado, these currently include cannabis and ketamine, however, these classes are a foundation for working with other psychedelic medicines. With this training, students can begin legally practicing as a psychedelic guide in most states, under adult use and medical cannabis laws. Only cannabis can be used legally in the United States so there are serious liabilities working with other psychedelic medicines even if the guide remains ethical and is well trained in a legitimate program.
You are able to enroll in each of the trainings separately without commitment of finishing the program; however, we highly recommend completing PSS 1 & 2 to obtain a full grasp on MIndfulness-Based Psychedelic Guiding.
The short answer is yes, absolutely. We have students across the United States and Canada who are already practicing as psychedelic guides legally. We teach both licensed mental health professionals, life coaches and guides how to practice within a protocol that matches their professional skills and experiences.
If you wish to practice professionally without having additional clinical training then we recommend that you enroll in the MBPT Professional Track. This track includes all of the intensives and practicums with additional supervision and mentorship from the professional guides on our team. They are able to offer advice around professional development as well as remain supportive resources as you navigate becoming a successful psychedelic guide.
All of our training is currently conducted online via Zoom and our online training platform, MyPSS. We are hoping to be able to offer in person training as an option by this summer. Contact us if you’d like to learn more about in-person trainings.
Psychedelic Guide Training consists of the first two levels of our training program (PSS1-2). These courses provide a solid foundation to psychedelic guiding by teaching specific protocols to induce significant psychedelic states with a legal plant medicine. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel, as we’ve already designed a well-oiled engine. We provide substantial opportunities to experience the protocol and practice it with your cohort through our practicums. A lot of personal material emerges in these first sessions, and we’re right there to support you through your development as a guide.
Psychedelic Therapy Training (PSS3) builds upon the previous two courses and provides instruction on advanced techniques to address clinical concerns within a specially designed protocol to support healing trauma and PTSD. Students also learn how to facilitate cannabis-assisted breathwork sessions, which regularly elicit experiences akin to N,N-DMT and 5-MeO-DMT.
The practicum is an additional weekend included in the tuition for each level of training. Practicums provide the space to practice the skills you learned during the intensive; you are able to be a sitter and guide for others. Practicums are scheduled every few months and you are able to sign up for any of the dates that work for your schedule.