Heal the Healer
Heal the Healer is our level two training program for psychedelic therapists who successfully completed our level one course Psychedelic Therapy. Heal the Healer guides you through your inner work in a group setting amplified by small doses of medicine. Our work at the retreat will take you and your practice to the next level of the group experience. Preliminary course work outlines an understanding of how to create a safe container, creating group cohesion and mutual interdependence, building and maintaining trust, boundaries, dosing protocols, holding space in a group, integration, art, movement, and case studies of group work using psychedelics.
There is no human deed or thought that lies fully outside the experience of other people
Irvin D. Yalom
We offer two 8 day retreats in 2023. Registration for these retreats is now open. There are only 12 spaces in each retreat. Register with us as soon as possible to secure your spot.
June 12 – 19, 2023 – The Sentinel
Kaslo, BC $5,300. plus GST
September 16 – 23, 2023 – Xenia Centre
Bowen Island, BC $5,300. plus GST
Heal the healer is open to Level 1 graduates of Chiron or Phoenix Academy training. Experienced practitioners from other training may be considered on a case by case basis. To register, please start by filling out the questionnaire found here. We will reach out to you with next steps.
An online course and pre and post contact through zoom and signal are included in the training.
$5,300. + GST includes all training, lodging and meals during the retreat. Transportation to the venue is your responsibility and we facilitate ride sharing.
Leadership by Bradley Foster and faculty
It is our intention to create a container of practitioners experienced with psychedelic group healing/therapy as a catalyst for authenticity. The retreat is an introduction to group leadership and group work with psychedelics. We demonstrate through group processes how psychedelics enhance our awareness of: unconscious behaviours; limiting relational patterns; attachment wounds; reflexive patterns; trauma routines; group therapy, old programming, movement, our conditioned responses; schemas; and our somatic and emotional wounds.
Heal the healer is part exploration of self, part relational group dynamics. We explore the role of the individual in the group and our unconscious patterns of behaviour and roles in groups. We are here to do deep work so we can clear ourselves of unconscious motivations and unfinished business. We teach you how we create a safe container to establish a group that facilitates illumination of relational and social patterns for growth. Substances will be stacked in combination to bring the group to different stages during the full psychedelic relational experience.
You are simultaneously the client and the therapist. Come with a beginner’s mind, leave with the mindset of a leader. You will learn how to work deeply with individuals and learn protocols designed for group therapeutic work and healing.
The eight days are an immersion into experiential teaching and learning. We will explore several dimensions of how to enhance the power of the group process with the skillful use of psychedelics. The wide range of topics and modalities will be explored before and during the retreat including breath work, advanced medical training, bodywork, team building, creating and holding ceremony, identifying interpersonal boundaries, responsible communication and feedback, experiential exercises such as two chair work, psychodrama and other Gestalt routines, working with individuals within the group environment, corrective experiences and being witnessed in a group setting. We prepare the foundation of safety and trust by communicating with you and your group through Signal and with Zoom calls prior to the retreat. An online course will be offered as a prerequisite to help prepare you for the retreat.
Both The Sentinel and The Xenia Centre are ideal settings for Heal the Healer. Over the years they have become creative crucibles, places where ideas formulate and mature for our benefit. Both retreat centres are dedicated to personal growth in a beautiful natural setting. They have impacted the lives of thousands of people from around the world. These are truly sacred places that bring us home.
Healing Doesn’t Have to be Painful