PSS3: Advanced Practices in MINDFULNESS-BASED Psychedelic Therapy

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The term “Psychedelic” doesn’t just mean “mind-manifesting,” it also means “soul-manifesting.” There is something intrinsically “more than human” that often feels “more real than real” in psychedelic experiences. These experiences don’t quite fit into the category of a solely internal, imaginal process.  Real healing sometimes requires entering into cellular, somatic, and perinatal states, as well as ancestral and seemingly past life experiences. At the very least engaging the imagination of the psyche at these levels is deeply healing and transformational for our clients, as well as deeply meaningful for the psychedelic therapist.

The 4.5-day PSS3 intensive includes lectures and 30 hours of psychedelic therapy experientials, including 4 guided psychedelic cannabis breathwork experiences that can elicit the most extreme states possible on psychedelic medicines.  Students will learn how to facilitate and practice cannabis-assisted breathwork techniques that elicit N,N-DMT and 5-MeO-DMT level psychedelic experiences using special blends of psychedelic cannabis. 

Students will learn how to identify, assess, and work with specific mental and spiritual health concerns within a psychedelic container, and develop mindfulness protocols to assist in the healing of severe trauma and PTSD and related mental health concerns. 

On the other end of the psychedelic spectrum, students will also learn how to engage extreme growth edges and facilitate experiences for advanced creative problem-solving, and advanced spiritual states. 

Special topics include parts work and trauma resolution strategies, energetic support strategies, transformational alchemy techniques, and how to provide the necessary preparation and integration support structure to safely assist clients going through major healing and transformational experiences. 

What You Will Learn in Advanced Practices

  • How to accurately identify significant psychological concerns that may affect the successful outcome of a psychedelic therapy session and assess level of concerns for possible contraindications
  • Assess and work with trauma and PTSD, and related psychological concerns in a mindfulness, non-clinical, practice 
  • How to provide the necessary preparation and integration support for psychological concerns
  • Therapeutic and energetic/transpersonal techniques for situations that are common in sessions when significant concerns or extreme growth edges are present
  • Therapeutic and mindfulness techniques include: parts work, shadow-work, art therapy techniques, handling extreme emotional states, and somatic/mindfulness-informed trauma resolution strategies
  • Energetic techniques include active imagination processes associated with transformational alchemy practices, energy healing practices, and contact with entities and archetypes
  • How to amplify any psychedelic experience using cannabis-assisted breathwork experiences 
  • How to legally and safely provide Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Therapy in compliance with your professional licensing and other legal requirements

Completion of the Level 3 program is a prerequisite to receive the Medicinal Mindfulness credential called: Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Therapy (CAPT).

PSS3 Intensive – 4.5 Day Training Retreat 

To complete your journey in becoming a psychedelic guide, we meet Wednesday-Sunday for our third and final training intensive. You’ll experience the transformational power of combining breathwork practices with psychedelic cannabis firsthand in a full, two-day psychedelic cannabis breathwork retreat experience, the practice you’ll learn to facilitate. We provide ongoing small group process for integration support and skill development, and a series of lectures on mindfulness, psychedelic therapy practices, and the necessary safety container for extreme transformation and healing. 

Schedule

  • Wednesday Evening 6-9pm –  Introduction, Logistics, Guided Cannabis Meditation – Intro to Cannabis Breathwork
  • Thursday 10am-5pm – Lectures on Psychedelic Cannabis Breathwork and working with Psychological concerns
  • Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm – Small Groups, Lectures, Two Cannabis Breathwork Experiences
  • Sunday 10am-4:30pm – Small Group, Professional Development, Closing Small Group and Closing Ceremony

Small Integration Process Groups & Lectures in the Morning

  • Guide topics and exercises to cultivate safety and support in big psychedelic experiences for healing. 
  • Breakthrough experiences, experimentation, movement, breath, guided communication with transformational agenda and awareness support

Lecture Topics Include: 

  • Trauma Resolution Practices and Trauma Resolution Integration Support
  • Advanced Parts Work
  • 7 Stages of Alchemy as a Map for Transpersonal Development
  • Heartships for Clinical Concerns
  • Grieving
  • Energywork and Otherworldly Practices
  • Art Experiential
  • Addressing Common Clinical Concerns
  • Using Intakes & Assessments
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Addictions & Psychedelics
  • Advanced Cannabis Blends
  • Cannabis Breathwork as a treatment modality

Journey Practicums in the Afternoon

Guided tours of the inner cosmos and Advanced Journeywork practices (working levels 5-7 in transformational alchemy – aligning with Spirit and exploring the universal psyche).

  • Wednesday Evening – Guided Cannabis Meditation – Introducing Psychedelic Breathwork Practices
  • Thursday – Guided Cannabis Meditation – Introducing Psychedelic Breathwork Practices – Primary Skills of PSS3
  • Friday – Cannabis Breathwork 1 – Group journey experience to showcase cannabis breathwork experience
  • Saturday – Cannabis Breathwork 2 – 2nd day of “intensive retreat” two-day model that students learn to facilitate.

PSS3 Practicum – 4 Half-Day Training Retreat with Support Sessions

“Guide Twice, Journey Twice” – 2-day intensive model

Once you complete the PSS3 Intensive, you’ll attend a Facilitators Practicum in the following month or two. These are scheduled and facilitated by our small group leaders, who are trained and experienced in the MBPT modality. Over a period of two weekends, each student will facilitate a preparation and integration session, and two 4-hour guided cannabis breathwork sessions with the same partner. 

Student Pair Exercises – Individual Cannabis Breathwork Journey Experiences practicing the two-day journey model. 

Guide: 

  • 3 hr Orientation Session
  • 2 4-hr Practice Sessions – Cannabis Breathwork
  • 1 1.5 Integration Session

Journey: 

  • 3 hr Orientation Session
  • 2 4-hr Practice Sessions – Cannabis Breathwork
  • 1 1.5 Integration Session

Total Tuition PSS3 – $2,500

Optional Credentialing – Psychedelic Therapist – $500 – Required for Professional Practice

Please visit our MBPT Credentialing page for full description of the Credentialing program.

  • 60 hrs practice sessions with 7.5 hrs group supervision and one hour of individual supervision/mentorship
  • Student completes 10, 5-hr psychedelic cannabis sessions for clinical concerns, using cannabis-assisted breathwork practices when appropriate, and accompanying pre/post sessions and retains personal, client notes, client feedback, that are reviewed in 5, 1.5 hour group supervision sessions with final supervision/mentorship 1hr session, certificate and ceremony of completion. 3-6 months

 

Total Investment – $3,000 (with credentialing)

Application Fee – $200 – Additional Application and Interview Required 

PSS3 Time Commitment Estimate

Total Class Time 64 hrs

Study/Practice 64 hrs

Credentialing 60 hrs

Total Hours 188 hrs

Potential Wage and Core Service

Psychedelic Therapist (Level 3) – $100-$200/hour – psychedelic cannabis sessions for clinical concerns, facilitate small groups for clinical concerns, and larger groups, facilitate cannabis and breathwork sessions, become trainers and small group leaders of the PSS program. 

Psychedelic Specialist – $200+/hour – Specialized services for experienced practitioners, Medical practitioners, trainers of the PSS program. 

Psychedelic Sitters School Level 3 Intensive Dates 

Wednesday evening 6-9pm, Training Thursday 10am-Sunday 4:30pm

  • May 12-16, 2021
  • November 10-14, 2021
  • March 2022 – Date TBA
  • July 2022 – Date TBA
  • November 2022 – Date TBA

Please Note: Psychedelic Practicums for PSS3 are scheduled after each retreat and are another four half-days of training. Dates are preestablished by the small group facilitators

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