Structure of the training

Roadmap Psychedelic Facilitator Training part 1 

Following all learning preferences: to observe (yellow), to participate (red), to acquire knowledge (blue), to practice (green), to discover (grey). The main learning preference is depicted by the background colour for an entire row. Some elements overlap in learning preferences.

Essence Education

Part 1: The Art of Being Nobody

Essence Retreat (3 days in NL)

Including yoga, transformational breathwork and the first high-dose psilocybin Ceremony in a group setting with all PFT-participants. In conjunction with this psychedelic experience the fundamentals for the program are set up:

 

  • Several 3rd generational Cognitive Behavioural Therapy practices
  • Integration Intentions,
  • (further) Meditation practice,
  • Forming of peer groups.

Group Session (online 1 day)

Learning from reflections obtained during the Essence Retreat. Topics cover the screening of participants, space holding, competencies of psychedelic facilitation and best practices.

First Seminar (online 1.5 days)

With experts in the psychedelic field on research and clinical practice.

The second day is a half day online group session with the PFT-participants reflecting on the seminar and all that was shared by the experts.

First Training (4.5 days in NL)

Fundamentals in:

  • Awareness in (intergenerational) trauma, Systemic Work, developmental psychology,
  • Psychedelics and therapeutic relationships, (counter)-transference and self-care,
  • Complementary therapy techniques in psychedelic-assisted therapy (3rd generational CBT).

Psychedelic Facilitation:

  • Current models of consciousness, spiritual intelligence and mystical experiences,
  • Ethics and boundaries,
  • Risks and contraindications.

Second Training (4 days in NL)

In peer groups the facilitators lead a mini-workshop to bring some form of transformation to each other to practice space holding and self-resonance. Feedback on ‘being facilitator in the workshop’ will also be given by the trainers.

On day 3 of this Training a psilocybin Ceremony will take place in the group setting with all PFT-participants.

Second seminar (online 1.5 days)

With experts in the psychedelic field on research and clinical practice. Topics include:

  • Indigenous use of psychedelics over the years and renaissance of psychedelics,
  • Eco-awareness,
  • Integration and transformational processes.

The second day is a half day online group session with the PFT-participants reflecting on the seminar and all that was shared by the experts.

Peer groups
In between every group activity there will be an online session in smaller peer groups for the duration of the whole training. The expectation of every peer group session will be explained by the trainers.

Self-study and preparation
Reading and watching videos to prepare yourself for the Essence Retreat. In the first year there are another 6 blocks of self-study on articles, books, videos and podcasts. Some of this self-study will be discussed in peer groups and some in the training setting.

Meditation practice
Having a structured and daily meditation practice is an fundamental part of this Psychedelic Facilitator Training. Other personal and spiritual practices might also be very supportive.

E-learning Platform
All participants and teachers will be connected via the all-in-one community platform Circle. 

The important dates for the Psychedelic Facilitator Training starting in 2024 will be announced in 2024. The Application Process for this cohort is currently closed. 

Roadmap Psychedelic Facilitator Training part 2

Following all learning preferences: to observe (yellow), to participate (red), to acquire knowledge (blue), to practice (green), to discover (grey). The main learning preference is depicted by the background colour for an entire row. Some elements overlap in learning preferences.

Essence Education

Part 2: Being a Psychedelic Facilitator

Third Seminar (online 1.5 days)     

With experts in the psychedelic field on research and clinical practice. The second day is a half day online group session with the PFT-participants reflecting on the seminar and all that was shared by the experts.

In this seminar the topic of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy will be essential.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Group Session (online 1 day)

This online group session is to prepare the participants for Facilitating their 2 on 1 psychedelic session with actual clients. Topics are the online intakes of clients, preparation, set & setting, space holding, integration process and risks.

Intakes (online)

Online intakes will take place as co-facilitators with actual clients. As a pair, participants will facilitate a 2 to 1 Psychedelic Session with the client during the Third Training.

Third Training (4.5 days in NL)

In pairs the facilitators will lead a ‘2 to 1 Psychedelic Session’ (1,5 day), supervised by the Essence Team Trainers. Feedback on ‘the process of being a Psychedelic Facilitator’ will be given by peers and the trainers. On day 5 of this module the certificates are handed out and it will be the closure of the Psychedelic Facilitator Training.

Peer groups
In between every group activity there will be an online session in smaller peer groups for the duration of the whole training. The expectation of every peer group session will be explained by the trainers.

Self-study and preparation
Reading and watching videos to prepare yourself for the Training. In the second part there are another 2 blocks of self-study on articles, books, videos and podcasts. Some of this self-study will be discussed in peer groups and some in the training setting.

Meditation practice
Having a structured and daily meditation practice is an fundamental part of this Psychedelic Facilitator Training. Other personal and spiritual practices might also be very supportive.

E-learning Platform
All participants and teachers will be connected via the all-in-one community platform Circle.