DIVERSITY STATEMENT & SCHOLARSHIPS
The Center for Medicinal Mindfulness is committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization in which all clients, staff, and practitioners feel respected and valued for their intersectional identities. Racism is a public health crisis that results in significant trauma for millions of people around the globe.
We are committed to anti-discriminatory practices and to providing equal opportunities for everyone. We respect and value diverse lived experiences and commit to ensuring all voices are valued and heard. The Center for Medicinal Mindfulness is committed to modeling diversity, equity, and inclusion and to maintaining an organization that ensures equitable treatment for all. Our staff and practitioners recognize how white supremacy, patriarchy, and exploitation can occur in psychedelic spaces. Showing up for social justice in psychedelics requires leveraging our positions of privilege, critical self-awareness, allyship, and cultural respect.
Therefore, the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness will strive to:
1. Understand diversity, inclusion, and equity as connected to our mission and critical to our work and stakeholders.
2. Acknowledge and work to dismantle inequities within our policies, systems, and services;
3. Challenge operations and policies that create or sustain inequity, oppression, and disparity;
4. Explore potential underlying, unquestioned assumptions that interfere with diversity, equity, and inclusion practices;
5. Address the systemic inequities that impact our work and in a manner that is consistent with our mission;
6. Improve our multicultural leadership pipeline by identifying and supporting practices and policies that foster leadership reflective of the diversity of our communities;
7. Commit time and resources to expand the diversity opportunities with clients, practitioners, staff, and contractual relationships; and
8. Practice and encourage transparent policies and clear communication in all interactions.
As community healers, the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness is committed to transforming society with inclusivity, diversity, and empowerment. Ending the war on drugs is merely the first step on a long journey to equity.
NEED-BASED DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS
We officially initiated our need-based diversity scholarship program in 2019 to increase the accessibility and inclusivity of our psychedelic services and training program, and since that time have provided over $125,000 in scholarships to our students. These scholarships provide a 10-40% discount on any program tuition or group participation fee. Scholarships for individual sessions are also regularly available and are based on an hourly flat fee discount. Medical evaluations and membership applications are already reduced to the lowest rate possible, and ketamine administration and medical oversight are discounted additionally through group rates. (Cannabis sessions are more accessible and very effective.) Payment plans are also available to increase accessibility. Scholarships renew annually.
We would like to reaffirm our organization’s commitment to racial equality and social justice. We are fully committed to ensuring that everyone in our community is treated fairly, and with dignity and respect.
We would also like to ensure that the communities who need psychedelic healing services the most actually have access to them. There is something very personal about healing and self-actualization, and it is often important to recipients of a psychedelic session that they have a shared identity with their guide. The Center for Medicinal Mindfulness would like to do whatever we can to support access to transformational experiences for all people.
We believe that everyone deserves access to the healing that we offer and we work hard to make these programs financially accessible. Our scholarship program is not based on any sort of donation limitations. If you need a scholarship, and you qualify for our services or training program, you’ll get one for the duration of your time with us.
We acknowledged that marginalized communities have too often been left out of receiving access to essential psychedelic services. This scholarship is designed to give access to people who are marginalized and who experience systemic oppression. The
scholarship is also available to help people who financially need it and would not be able to participate otherwise.
We specifically aim to lift up those most marginalized and therefore prioritize people who hold multiple identities in this application process, especially if you have limited financial means, are a student, a veteran, or disabled. Our hope with this scholarship is to create space for those who have been most often denied access to this type of transformational experience and training by a lack of accessibility or discrimination.
The scholarship is for the duration of your time with us, and includes all tuition costs and group session fees. We also offer a scholarship rate for individual psychedelic therapy services.
What the scholarship does not yet provide a discount on is travel, lodging and meals during our training retreats or visits to our center. We have a partnership with the hotel next door to reduce lodging costs. We have also created online training and psychedelic therapy options.
The application to receive a scholarship is simple and takes less than ten minutes. It is part of the general application process for both our training program application and our membership application for group experiences
Notice of Non-Discrimination and Prohibition of Harassment: Committed to equality of transformational opportunity, the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness does not discriminate in offering access to its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, caste, religion, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, responsible psychedelic medicine use (as defined in the Medicinal Mindfulness Safe Community Policy), or any other status protected by law.