Psychedelic Sitters School was established in 2012 through the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness, first as a Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Peer Support training, and once cannabis was legalized in Colorado in 2014, as a professional psychedelic therapy and guide training program for psychotherapists and non-therapist alike . Since COVID-19, we have reimagined the program and have switched to an online/small group hybrid, and added additional information on a professional credentialing program.

Please visit the Psychedelic Sitters School training website here for more information, or visit our course catalog to sign up for classes.

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PSS1 - Foundations in Mindfulness-Based Psychedelic Therapy

Learn how to facilitate  transformational psychedelic journeys for your clients, mindfulness practices that support your experience as a facilitator and your client's process, and all of the logistical "how-tos" of safe and ethical psychedelic journey facilitation.  Skill sets include advanced music facilitation, intentional medicine consumption, guided meditation, and crisis intervention/prevention. Similar to facilitating N,N-DMT, and Ketamine experiences. Includes group psychedelic journey experiences for all participants.

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PSS2 - Psychedelic Guide Training

PSS2 teaches how to safely deepen a client’s psychedelic experience through guided mindfulness practices, and teaches how to collaboratively navigate the inner-space as an imaginal landscape, how to engage the many aspects of self, how to transform and transmute tension and trauma, and to navigate safely in transpersonal terrains. Additional skill sets taught include facilitating small group experiences and online psychedelic cannabis experiences. Similar to MDMA-Assisted and Psilocybin-Assisted guide practices. Includes group psychedelic journey experiences for all participants.

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Psychedelic First Aid/CPR

Lean mental health crisis interventions and advanced First Aid skills to handle both the common difficulties that arise in psychedelic experiences as well as the extreme, life-threatening situations that can and do occur in these settings, from overdoses to heart attacks and more. Three-year CPR certification is included. This is a great course for those interested in becoming volunteer guides at festival first aid tents, Zendo spaces, or for anyone using psychedelics in wilderness settings. 

Psychedelic Sitters School | Level 2 | Guiding with Cannabis Sativa | Daniel McQueen

PSS3 - Advanced Practices in Mindfulness-Based Psychedelic Therapy

PSS3 teaches specific therapeutic techniques and how to address significant clinical concerns with your clients, specifically trauma and PTSD, and the clinical concerns that are commonly associated with trauma. In addition, this course also teaches how to support clients in extreme growth edge processes. Assessment, Preparation and Integration are discussed at length. Specific modalities taught are Cannabis-Assisted Breathwork, Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Therapy, and Cannabis-Assisted Somatic Psychotherapy, as well as how to handle extreme psychedelic states similar to 5-MeO-DMT. Includes group psychedelic journey experiences for all participants.  

Psychedelic Sitters School | Medicinal Mindfulness | Colorado | Small Group Alison McQueen

Ecopsychedelics & Council

Our newest program, beginning again in 2021

Explore issues of sustainability and psychedelics, and how to use psychedelics to both increase personal resilience in activism, as well as advanced ecological problem-solving techniques with psychedelics. This program includes practices in conflict resolution, Earth centered philosophies, and group council practices.