Psychedelic Sitters School
The Medicinal Mindfulness Psychedelic Training Program Established 2012
The Medicinal Mindfulness Psychedelic Sitters School training program began in 2012 as a local Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration Support training program. Since the legalization of cannabis in 2014, we’ve transitioned the first training to a retreat event with facilitated psychedelic experiences. Hundreds of students from all over the world attend these retreats and enjoy the beautiful State of Colorado.
In some psychedelic communities, a “sitter” is someone who facilitates a psychedelic experience or helps hold space for another. In other psychedelic communities, it is the “sitter” who has the psychedelic experience. Therefore, the word, “Sitter” in our program’s name: Psychedelic Sitters School has a double meaning, in that our Psychedelic Training Program teaches both mindfulness based psychedelic journeywork practices for safe psychonauting, as well as practices in holding space and guiding others.
Exploring these themes have allowed us to evolve the program into two main tracks, a Psychedelic Therapy training program designed to prepare people to facilitate safe and transformative psychedelic experiences for others, as well as the Psychedelic Activism track that explores the use of psychedelic medicines for the betterment of ourselves, society and our shared ecology.
Holding Psychedelic Space
Our program is specifically designed to teach psychedelic practices that are congruent with both the ancient ceremonial depth and modern scientific orientation of the psychonaut’s psyche in 2019. We also acknowledge the global context of uncertainty and the Climate Crisis. For these reasons, we do not limit our trainings to just medical and clinical professionals. We believe many of us have herd the call, and that with the right training and experience, we all have the capacity to safely, ethically and skillfully “hold space” for others.
This 3 Part program provides 30 hours of pre-training online lectures and 14 full days of psychedelic therapy training. It includes over 90 hours of psychedelic experiences in a total of 26 psychedelic therapy individual and group sessions. Our credentialing process in “Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Therapy” allows our students to immediately start practicing as a psychedelic professional anywhere cannabis is legal. The skill sets taught are traditional and clinical psychedelic therapy practices that are currently used in MDMA, psilocybin, DMT and other psychedelic medicine sessions.
Psychedelics aren’t just used in clinical and medical settings, but are used throughout the world to discover solutions to complex problems, both technological, and ecological, as well as to work within solo practices for personal growth and healing. The Psychedelic Activism track is interrelated to the therapy track to teach individuals of all professions how to stay safe, and keep others safe while exploring psychedelic experiences for personal growth, trauma resolution and societal and ecological problem solving.
Inclusion and accessibility are important to us and our trainings are a Safe Space for all people. We offer need based scholarships for students and veterans, and diversity scholarships for people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and for other underrepresented minority communities.