Psychedelic First Aid®
Created in 2019, this standalone 4-day program is the first of its kind. It is designed to cover all of the mental health crises, medical emergencies, worst case scenarios, and physical safety requirements all psychedelic facilitators need to know how to handle. The program is a combination of mental health crisis intervention and wilderness first aid training, specifically focusing on crises sometimes caused by psychedelics and other drugs, including overdoses. The training will include a Conscious Cannabis Circle for trainees, and a three year CPR certification.
Topics will include panic, vomit, paranoia, psychosis, suicidality, mania, and other severe mental health episodes, situations that don’t happen that often but do happen often enough to be a serious problem. On the first aid side, the class would specifically address overdoses, falling, injuries, passing out, hypertension, heart problems, heart attacks, strokes, allergic reactions, seizures, and harm prevention strategies (weighing medicines, avoiding dehydration etc). Participants will learn what tools they need in the toolkits, including psychedelic antidotes, and how to discern physical and mental health emergencies from the typically weird but normal psychedelic experience.
At the end of this course, inclusive of Wilderness First Aid training, participants will receive a 3-year CPR certification (issued by our Wilderness Medical Associates partner), in addition to a Medicinal Mindfulness Psychedelic First Aid training program certificate.
August 27 – 30, 2020
June 10-13, 2021 – Tentative Date
The tuition cost of this 4-day training is $1,500 and includes a Conscious Cannabis Ceremony, which includes Wilderness First Aid/CPR (3 year) certification.
Snacks, coffee, tea, and juice will be provided. Participants will be responsible for bringing their own meals (there is a refrigerator onsite) and a shared dinner will be enjoyed Friday or Saturday night.
Application 2 is required to attend.