PSYCHEDELIC GUIDE TRAINING
Introduction to PSS1 & PSS2
Psychedelic Guide Training, combining PSS1 and PSS2 intensives, is for those who wish to guide individual and small group sessions in non-clinical, spiritual, or creative problem solving settings. This course series provides all of the skillsets and logistics training needed to work skillfully and ethically as a Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Guide and can be completed in as little as four to six months with credentialing.
PSS 1: Foundations in Mindfulness-Based Psychedelic Therapy®
PSS 1: Foundations in Mindfulness-Based Psychedelic Therapy® is designed to provide you with the foundational skill sets to increase the depth and meaning of transformational psychedelic experiences while keeping the experiences as safe as possible. Unlike other Psychedelic Therapy programs, Medicinal Mindfulness Psychedelic Sitters School is not just theoretical, it is also very experiential in nature, and we focus on gaining direct, first-hand knowledge from the psychedelic sessions themselves.
We focus on Mindfulness Techniques that Psychedelic Therapists and Guides can use to deepen their own healing and transformation process while assisting and staying in full contact with their client for many hours. These internal skill sets are often unacknowledged in other programs, yet are essential in increasing personal and professional sustainability and resilience.
You will learn how to make your own psychedelic cannabis blends, set up your therapy space, use music and prompts to safely hold space as a psychedelic practitioner. The skill sets taught in PSS1 are similar to guiding Ketamine and N,N-DMT psychedelic experiences.
The intensive nature of the experience allows us to do far more than a clinical Psychedelic Therapy training program. In addition to the demonstrations, experientials and multiple one-on-one practice sessions, the intensive is over four full days of personal psychedelic journeywork equivalent to the most potent Ayahuasca retreat experiences.
You’ll meet other students who are as inspired by psychedelics as much as you are and who are from all over the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, and as far away as as Australia. The community nature of the intensives is one of the most healing interventions we can offer to our community.
PSS1 Online Lecture Topics Include:
- Introduction & Overview
- Foundational Mindful Journeywork Practices
- Tracking & The Five Awareness Practice
- Trauma Resolution
- Shadow Work & Aspects of Self
- Transpersonal Terrain & Setting Sacred Space
- Beginners Music Set Instructions
- Necessary Skill Set and Resiliency Development
- Self Care and Resourcing Art Experiential
- Mindfulness Exercises
- Making a Cannabis Blend
- Using Cannabis With Intention
PSS1 Four Day Training Intensive with Two Day Practicum
To begin your journey in becoming a psychedelic guide, we meet Thursday through Sunday for our first training intensive. You’ll experience the transformational power of psychedelic cannabis firsthand in a series of three journey experiences. We provide ongoing small group process for integration support and skill development, and a series of lectures on mindfulness practices, practitioner logistics, and other skills required for ethical guiding.
Small Integration Process Groups & Lectures on Guiding Psychedelic Experiences in the Morning.
- Guiding ONLINE psychedelic cannabis experiences
- The Endocannabinoid System
- Safety & Community Guidelines
- Multicultural Competencies
- Introduction to Sitting
- Guiding a Cannabis Experience
- Cannabis Relationship Art Experiential
- Contact Exercises and Presence
- Mindfulness Exercises
- Psychedelic Sitting Demonstration
- Session Work: Preparation, Imbibing, Body Scan, Journey, Returning, Interventions & Handling Difficult Experiences
- Trauma Conference Presentation
PSS 2 – Four Day Training Intensive with Two Day Practicum
Psychedelic Guide Training – PSS 2 – completes the training of PSS 1 and is designed to teach students everything they need to know to guide experiences incredibly similar to MDMA and Psilocybin journeys 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 PSS 2 intensive is a full, four 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 practitioner, a small group leader in our training program, and PSS3 – Advanced Practices in Psychedelic Therapy.
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.
In a special demonstration on Thursday, the lead practitioner will guide students under the influence of psychedelic cannabis to showcase important guide techniques, and each student will have the opportunity to guide and be guided twice in the practicum.
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 and transformational healing.
To continue your journey in becoming a psychedelic guide, we meet Thursday through 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 guide. We provide an ongoing small group process for integration support and skill development, and a series of lectures on mindfulness and psychedelic guiding practices, practitioner logistics, and other skills required for ethical guiding.
Small Integration Process Groups & Lectures in the Morning.
Lecture Topics Include:
- Assessments, Contraindications and Agreements
- Safe Community Policy
- Five Awareness Practice
- Circuit Boarding & Other Interventions
- Terrain, Parts, & Dross
- Guiding Small Groups (Heartships)
- Using DJ software to create specialized music sets
- “Imagining With”
- Hoop Experiential
- Integrating Psychedelics & Professional Identity Art Experiential
- Cannabis Guiding Demonstration
- Facilitated Movement & Stretching
- Additional Cannabis Blend Info
- Intention Setting & Integration Support
- Directed Guiding
- Guiding vs. Therapy
Total Class Time for PSS 1 & 2 – Psychedelic Guide Training – 156 hrs