PSYCHEDELIC WORKSHOPS & TRAINING

Psychedelic medicines are the future of mental health care and hold the potential to transform how we show up for ourselves in a healing capacity. We offer introductory and advanced training for professionals who wish to stay on the leading edge of shifting paradigms and practices. We want to help ensure your professional competency to engage in explorations with clients about medicines and drugs. Whether you are situating yourself to be a psychedelic-assisted therapist as medicines become approved for legal use, or you simply want to stay current and informed for your clients, our interactive training is a worthwhile investment in your professional development.

PSYCHEDELICS ON THE COUCH: INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHEDELICS FOR THERAPISTS, COUNSELORS, AND HELPING PROFESSIONALS
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A resurgence of research on psychedelics for common mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addictions, is rapidly shifting emerging practices in mental health care. Illicit substances, including MDMA and psilocybin, have received breakthrough treatment status from the Food and Drug Administration, with MDMA expected to be available by prescription in late 2023. Certain plant medicines, such as ayahuasca and ibogaine, have ample anecdotal evidence supporting their therapeutic value and are being investigated in clinical trials. Ketamine is already being offered in clinics across the country for depression. Opportunities for therapists and counselors to offer their skills within a new practice model of psychedelic-assisted therapy will increase exponentially over the next decade.

This one-day in-person workshop is for counselors, therapists, or any helping professional who wants to develop a firmer knowledge base on psychedelics for their ongoing professional competence.

 

Topics include:

  • History and frameworks for understanding the uses and actions of psychoactive substances in healing or therapeutic contexts

  • Research evidence on the efficacy and risks of MDMA, psilocybin, and ketamine in clinical populations

  • Essential competencies, ethics, skill sets, and integrity for psychedelic-assisted therapists and guides

  • Avoiding harm in psychedelic spaces

 

Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in small group dialogue with the trainers to answer questions about the emerging field of psychedelic-assisted therapy and how to get started as a new practitioner within it. This workshop is a great segue into our Psychedelic Facilitator Immersives for intermediate-level training on psychedelic-assisted therapies using ketamine as the tool. Sign up for the one-day workshop and receive 10% off a multi-day Immersive training.

Workshop facilitators include:

Dr. Shannon Hughes, Dori Lewis, MA, Ed.M, LPC, and Dr. Rob Colbert, LPC

Next Offering: Friday, August 12, 2022 in person in Fort Collins, CO

PSYCHEDELIC PRACTITIONER IMMERSIVES

Psychedelic Space Holding and Integration

This training is for professionals who already have an introductory knowledge base and want to deepen their skill set and ethics around Psychedelic Space Holding and Integration. Our September 2022 immersive touches on the mental, physical and spiritual aspects of psychedelic care and is held in an intimate container promoting community and deep connection. Take a deep dive into the skills and ethics of psychedelic space holding and integration work for enduring change, including two experientials with ketamine as a tool for psychedelic space holding. Explore the terrain of transpersonal and psychospiritual experiences in psychedelic work, both the light and the dark and scary, and understand the basics of ketamine as a psychedelic tool. We are also excited to be joined at this training by Dr. Craig Heacock, whom you can get to know more on his incredibly insightful Back From the Abyss podcast.

 

DATES: Sept 9, 10, 16, and 17, 2022 in person in this (see picture!) beautiful space in Lyons, CO

View/Download the flyer for this training.

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