PSS1: Foundations in Psychedelic Therapy

This Level 1 Foundations in Psychedelic Therapy is designed to provide you with the foundational skill sets to increase the depth and meaning of transformational psychedelic experiences, while keeping them as safe as possible. Unlike other Psychedelic Therapy programs, Medicinal Mindfulness Psychedelic Sitters School is primary experiential in nature, and we focus on gaining direct, first-hand knowledge from the psychedelic sessions themselves.

We also focus on Mindfulness Techniques that Psychedelic Therapists 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’ll 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 sitter. The skill sets taught are similar to facilitating 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 a full five 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 have traveled from all over the United States, Canada, and even 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.

Level 1 is a prerequisite to assist in Medicinal Mindfulness community experiences as a sitter and volunteer for trainings. Additional readings and other educational resources will be provided.

For simplicity within the online format, PSS1 is split into two separate programs, PSS1a – Psychedelic Journeyer and PSS1b – Psychedelic Sitter. Both are integrated into one intensive retreat, or spread out over time for local facilitators or online options. 

PSS1 is the most important class in our program and cannot be skipped. It provides foundational skill sets central to our program, supervised facilitation experiences, and a significant amount of psychedelic therapy logistics. Psychedelic therapy is not the same as psychotherapy. Although being a psychotherapist is a great foundational skillset for this work, it doesn’t prepare student to become psychedelic therapists any more than other mindfulness or spiritual practices do, and in some cases it can even get in the way of deeper experiences that are outside the realm of psychotherapy.

PSS1a –  Psychedelic Journeyer – Program Overview

Online Lectures – 7.5hrs – $250

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

Roughly 7.5 hours of lectures on these topics, with homework and reading assignments, additional content added over time.

Small Group 1a – 7.5hrs – $250

  • Journeywork topics and guided meditations for skill set and resiliency development
  • 5 1.5 hour group sessions

Journey Practicum 1 – 14.5 hrs – $750

  • Guided tours of the inner cosmos, clearing dross (lvl 1-2 alchemy), CHM, CCC, CBW
  • 3 events, 1 set, 2 set, 1 set with prep and integration – 1, 3.5, 1, 4.5, 1, 3.5, 1

Total Tuition PSS1a – Psychedelic Journeyer – $1,250

PSS1b – Psychedelic Sitter – Program Overview

Online Lectures – 7.5hrs – $250

Topics Include: 

  • Integration
  • The Endocannabinoid System
  • Safety & Community Guidelines (Journey Agreement)
  • Multicultural competencies
  • Intro to Sitting
  • Facilitating 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

Roughly 7.5 hours of lectures on these topics, with home work and reading assignments, additional content added over time.

Small Group 1b – 7.5hrs – $250

  • Sitting topics and exercises to cultivate presence, contact, and energetic transmutation
  • 5 – 1.5 hour group sessions

Guide Practicum 1 14 $750

  • Pair exercises – sit for two sessions and journey for two sessions, individual one-on-one
  • 4 events, 3 hrs each with 2, 1 hour group supervisions after each pair. 3, 3, 1, 3, 3, 1

Total Tuition PSS1b – Psychedelic Sitter – $1,250

Total Tuition PSS1a – Psychedelic Journeyer – $1,250

Total Tuition PSS1b – Psychedelic Sitter – $1,250

(Total Tuition PSS1 – $2,500)

 

Optional Credentialing – Psychedelic Sitter – $500

  • 30 hrs practice sessions – 8.5 hrs class time and supervision
  • Student completes 10, 3 hr sessions and retains personal, client notes, client feedback, reviewed in 5, 1.5 hour group supervision sessions with final supervision/mentorship 1hr session, certificate and ceremony of completion. 2.5 months

PSS1 Time Commitment

  • Total Class Time 67 hrs
  • Study/Practice 67 hrs
  • Credentialing 30 hrs

Total Hours 164 hrs

Total Investment – $3,000 (with credentialing)

Tools – $355

Nano-CBD ($125), Book ($20), Manuals ($20×3 PSS1-3), Vaporizer ($150)

Potential Wage and Core Service

  • Psychedelic Sitter (Level 1) – $25-$50/hour – 2-3 hour psychedelic cannabis sessions (non-clinical), apprentice with, and assist in small groups with qualified psychedelic therapists

Psychedelic Sitters School Level 1 Intensive Dates

Schedule

  • Wednesday Evening Social Gathering 6pm
  • Thursday 10am through Sunday 5pm

Includes some mornings off and evening group psychedelic cannabis experiences

Intensive Dates

  • September 23-27, 2020 – Current Date
  • October 21-25, 2020 – New Date
  • February 17-21, 2021- New Date
  • March 17-21, 2021 – New Date
  • California Training – TBD – Ask us