Welcome to Essence Education
Psychedelic Facilitator Training
”The game is not about becoming somebody, it’s about becoming nobody. I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion –
and where it isn’t, that’s where my work lies.”
– Ram Dass
A unique training
The Psychedelic Facilitator Training consists of two parts. The first part is a challenging transformational program to connect you to the essence of who you are and to contribute to your own professional, personal and spiritual growth. With this curriculum design we acknowledge there is not a ‘method’ for facilitating psychedelic experiences. It is not only a question of ‘What do I need to do and know, to help people transform?’, but also, ‘Who do I need to be?’. During the second part of the training, you will experience being a Psychedelic Facilitator and what that takes. It will require mutual approval to continue to this second part of the training.
By engaging with all the elements of the training, you will expand your knowledge about the world of psychedelics and psychedelic-assisted therapy, learn to navigate the levels of the unconscious, to ground your journey in safe and ethical practices, and most importantly, learn to create a space for profound transformation to occur and be integrated.
Essence Education works together with the Essence Institute. Founded by experienced mental healthcare professionals, our organisation bridges the gap between psychological interventions and plant medicine. Since 2019, The Essence Institute has facilitated hundreds of participants through a legal and safe psychedelic journey with high-dose psilocybin truffles. Our group process has proven to be profoundly impactful. Eliciting significant positive changes in the way participants connect with themselves and how they experience their life, their relationships and the world around them.
We are ready to share our experience with the world and contribute to the Psychedelic Renaissance shaping this new mental health paradigm. Our mission is to educate the future leaders in the field of psychedelics with knowledge, ethics, compassion and most of all provide you with a rich experiential learning program.
Whether you are a medical, coaching or mental-health professional, the Essence Education Psychedelic Facilitator Training is offering a learning community for integrating theory into practise.
The Psychedelic Facilitator Training is designed to equip you with the knowledge and experience you need to move your existing practice forward in the field of psychedelics. Every participant is different, and this program will appropriately challenge you to reflect on your unique intentions, goals and what it takes to be a Psychedelic Facilitator. You will learn the art and skills of psychedelic facilitation and integration as well as gaining transformational experiences in professional, personal and spiritual growth.
Goals of Psychedelic Facilitator Training:
- Learn about the history and use of psychoactive plants across the globe.
- Develop a proficient understanding of the pharmacology of psychedelics, with specific focus on psilocybin.
- Grasp the fundamentals in safe, ethical and impactful psychedelic facilitation and the development of your core competencies as a facilitator.
- Gain awareness of clinical research and evidence-based practices.
- Experience your own deep dive psychedelic experience in a group setting (twice) interweaved with personal integration.
- Discover your personal professional pathway.
- Benefit from supervision delivered by experienced healthcare professionals from The Essence Institute and other experts in the field.
- Be part of a network of like-minded professionals and benefit from peer supervision.
- Prepare, set up and facilitate a psychedelic session with a client, as part of the second part of the training.
“This Training is allowing me to grow immensely on the personal level. The trainers make it all about learning by experience. They don’t tell me so much what to do, but they allow me to find out myself. So when I realize how facilitating a psychedelic journey works, I really know it in my body, mind and soul. The combination of psychology and spirituality is the key to tap into the secret realm of healing. This training is allowing me to drop all my doubts whether I can do this work. Now I know that this is my path.”
“This Essence Education training provides a genuine opportunity to learn how to facilitate psychedelic retreats. It provides core skills on how to hold space for participants to go on a safe journey. The program enables me to know and accept myself. It helps me realize our interconnectedness between all beings. The gentle addressing of one’s personal trauma(s) allows one to grow, to access the neutral space and to be able to hold healing space for participants. The training is excellent because it delivers education to ensure professional facilitation of psychedelic retreats and ceremonies.”
“This Training has so far been an amazing way of seeing people on their inner emotions and trauma(s). It’s been a mixture of playfulness and heartfelt exercises. The group became whole and strong. It was a learning through the body and practicing inner awareness. I feel more connected to myself.”
“As part of the Facilitator Training, what I love the most is that we have been working on ourselves as the instrument for facilitation. I truly believe that this is the best way to learn to facilitate psychedelic journeys. And the Education Team has been really good at creating this learning group dynamics.”