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Ceremonial Cannabis | Guiding with Cannabis | Psychedelic Sitters SchoolPsychedelic Guide Training – Level 2 – completes the training of Level 1 and is designed to teach students everything they need to know to facilitate experiences incredibly similar to MDMA/Psilocybin in a professional setting using psychedelic cannabis.  Students will learn how to deepen and broaden their client’s process of healing and transformational discovery while simultaneously engaging in personal mindfulness practices that facilitate self transformation and healing. 

The Level 2 intensive is a full, 4.5-day professional training program with online lectures and 22 hours of psychedelic therapy experientials. These experientials include two community Conscious Cannabis Circle and 4 one-on-one practice sessions in the practicum. 

Psychedelic Guide Training is a prerequisite to be an assistant facilitator, a small group leader in our training program, and PSS3 – Advanced Practices in Psychedelic Therapy.

What you’ll learn about guiding with psychedelic cannabis

The program is experientially based.  Participants will each be guided on an intentional cannabis session, and will take turns practicing sitting, guiding, and “holding space” for each other.  Students will participate in a Conscious Cannabis Circle on Friday and Saturday, as part of their initiation into guidework.

The lead facilitator will guide students under the influence of psychedelic cannabis to demonstrate important guide techniques, and each student will have the opportunity to guide and be guided twice. 

In addition to learning how to step into a professional psychedelic therapy practice, students will learn specific guiding techniques framed within a mindfulness practice called the “Five Awareness Practice.” Within this framework, somatic awareness with acceptance is healing and transformative. Students will also learn internal mindfulness techniques to increase personal spiritual resilience as a guide, and to be able to “imagine with” our clients. “Imagining with” our client is a special technique that provides important information while deepening our client’s process. Students will be provided a framework for understanding the phenomenological experience of deep psychedelic journeywork states.  

 

PSS2 Intensive – 4.5 Day Training Retreat 

To continue your journey in becoming a psychedelic guide, we meet Wednesday-Sunday for our second training intensive. You’ll experience the transformational power of psychedelic cannabis firsthand in a full, two-day retreat experience, the protocol you’ll learn to facilitate. We provide ongoing small group process for integration support and skill development, and a series of lectures on mindfulness and psychedelic guiding practices, facilitator logistics, and other skills required for ethical guiding. 

Schedule

  • Wednesday Evening 6-9pm –  Introduction, Logistics, Guided Cannabis Meditation – Intro to Psychedelic Guidework
  • Thursday 10am-5pm – Lectures on Psychedelic Guiding Practices and Group Guiding Experiential
  • Friday-Saturday 10am-7pm – Small Groups, Lectures, Two Conscious Cannabis Circles-The Two Day Retreat Model
  • 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 the imagination, integrating aspects of self, reflective communication 

Lecture Topics Include: 

  • Assessments
  • Contraindications and Agreements
  • Safe Community Policy
  • Facilitating the Five Awareness Practice
  • Circuit Boarding
  • Interventions
  • Terrain
  • Parts
  • Dross
  • Facilitating Small Groups (Heartships)
  • Using DJ software to create specialized music sets
  • “Imagining With” 
  • Hoop Experiential
  • Integrating Psychedelics & Professional Identity Art Experiential
  • Cannabis Guiding Demonstration
  • Sustainability
  • Facilitated Movement & Stretching
  • Additional Cannabis Blend Info
  • Intention Setting & Integration Support
  • Directed Guiding
  • Guiding vs. Therapy

Journey Practicums in the Afternoon

Guided tours of the inner cosmos and Parts Work practices (working levels 3-4 in transformational alchemy to identify and integrate aspects of self).

  • Wednesday Evening – Guided Cannabis Meditation – Introducing Psychedelic Guiding Practices
  • Thursday – Guided Cannabis Meditation – Introducing Psychedelic Guiding Practices – Primary Skills of PSS2
  • Friday – Conscious Cannabis Circle 1 – Group journey experience to showcase the full, extended psychedelic cannabis experience
  • Saturday – Conscious Cannabis Circle 2 – 2nd day of “intensive retreat” two-day model that students learn to facilitate.

PSS2 Practicum – 4 Half-Day Training Retreat with Support Sessions

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

Once you complete the PSS2 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 3-hour guided psychedelic cannabis sessions with the same partner. 

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

Guide: 

  • 1.5 hr Orientation Session
  • 2 3-hr Practice Sessions
  • 1 1.5 Integration Session

Journey: 

  • 1.5 hr Orientation Session
  • 2 3-hr Practice Sessions
  • 1 1.5 Integration Session

Total Tuition PSS2 – $2,500

Optional Credentialing – Psychedelic Guide – $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 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 – $0 – Applied as part of PSS1

PSS2 Time Commitment Estimate

  • Total Class Time  63 hrs
  • Study/Practice    63 hrs
  • Credentialing     60 hrs

Total Hours       166 hrs

Potential Wage and Core Service

  • Psychedelic Guide (Level 2) – $50-$100/hour – 3-5 hour psychedelic cannabis sessions, facilitate small groups, small group leaders of the PSS program

Psychedelic Sitters School Level 2 Intensive Dates 

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

  • April 14-18, 2021
  • June 9-13, 2021
  • December 8-12, 2021
  • April 2022 – Date TBA
  • August 2022 – Date TBA
  • December 2022 – Date TBA

Please Note: Psychedelic Practicums for PSS2 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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