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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.

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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. MDMA and psilocybin have received breakthrough treatment status from the Food and Drug Administration, with MDMA expected to be available by prescription in late 2024. Colorado voters approved the development of a regulated access model for psilocybin, also to be rolled out starting in late 2024. Certain plant medicines, such as ayahuasca and ibogaine, have ample historical evidence supporting their therapeutic value and are being investigated in clinical trials. Ketamine is already being offered in clinics across the country for depression, pain, and more. 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: TBD


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 spring 2023 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: 2024 to be announced soon. For more training opportunities, visit us at: Elemental Psychedelics

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