Experiential training in psychedelic therapy
Here is our list of upcoming experiential retreat dates.
- Prices include online training course, an 8 day retreat, lodging and delicious, healthy meals and snacks.
- Prices are in Canadian dollars and subject to adjustment according to retreat centre.
- Rooms vary in quality and price by retreat and are shared accommodation.
Introduction to Psychedelic Therapy
Bowen Island, BC
Heal the Healer
September 16 - 23,
Bowen Island, BC
Level 1 and 2 retreats are supervised by Bradley Foster and faculty. Level 1 is designed to show practitioners by example how to set the stage for very successful transformational psychedelic therapeutic treatments. Each participant will experience a transformational journey during the retreat. Level 2 is a more advanced retreat that introduces physiology, pharmacology, and therapeutic interventions in a group setting.
Our experiential retreat trains you in the arts of psychedelic therapy as developed by Bradley Foster. His protocol which combines clinical knowledge, deep emotional processing, somatic release and spirituality has been refined over several hundred treatments and observations and brought to you in a retreat environment.
The retreat includes our well-regarded online course, which we expect you to complete before the retreat. At the retreat, you receive hands-on experience of treatments, holding space, being witnessed, somatic and therapeutic interventions, integration, corrective experiences, a spiritual understanding of the work, intention setting, Integration, and a variety of therapeutic modalities. Groups and teams get deeply bonded during the experience.
Psychedelic Therapy Training Program
Welcome to our unique and transformative psychedelic therapy training program! Our program is different from others because we believe in empowering the client’s inner healing intelligence to heal themselves. We take a bottom-up, inside-out approach to healing that integrates the best practices of spiritual, clinical, somatic, emotional, and therapeutic modalities.
Our program is the result of years of refinement and development. We draw upon the wisdom of underground practitioners and thought leaders like Stan Grof to teach our students a unique and proven protocol of healing. This protocol is designed to provide a transformational experience that will help our students understand our approach from the inside out so that they can offer it to their clients.
We are the only training organisation that teaches students how to stack and time psychedelic compounds to obtain optimal results for each client. We believe in providing a truly experiential training experience. All of our work is done in groups and triads, allowing each student to experience both being a client and a therapist.
We take ethics and best practices in psychedelic therapy seriously. We teach our students how to uphold high ethical standards and obtain consent. Our training provides a self-paced online component of didactic training, followed by an 8-day experiential retreat. During the retreat, students will embody psychedelic therapy, gaining a body-felt sense of knowing the work.
We draw upon a community of people who feel called to this work, not just clinicians with a title or specific degrees. Our program covers all aspects of psychedelic therapy, from first contact to integration. We focus on preparation, set and setting and integration, providing transformational experiences to all participants.
We take an inside-out approach to integration, allowing the client to validate their own experiences and find ways to bring the fruits of their journey into their day-to-day life. We maintain and support our growing alumni community of psychedelic therapists by providing opportunities for continuing education, mentoring, peer support, and oversight.
We have created a peer-led community of highly trained psychedelic therapists who are committed to upholding high ethical standards and providing transformational experiences to their clients. Our alumni numbers in the hundreds. We are all in daily communication with each other to provide support, mentorship, answers to complex issues, and supervision. After attending a retreat you will be welcomed into our alumni group. Join us on this transformational journey of personal and professional growth, and discover the power of psychedelic therapy to heal and transform safely and effectively.
What should I expect?
The eight day retreat is structured into 3 days of teaching, 3 days of sitting, a day of bodywork, breath work and exploration. Each day includes ceremonies and integration sessions throughout. You will have at least 2 medicine sessions and 3 opportunities to hold space for your team mates.
We teach and model best practices, how to work with clients, intentions, spirituality, emotions, somatic techniques, trauma, medicine, and your co-therapists. We show you how you can help awaken and transform your clients by transforming you. We take you step by step through our preparation process and unique protocols.
Our retreats have been likened to a crucible. They are intense and they can be emotionally challenging. A safe container is put together long before the retreat starts. A month before the retreat begins, we create a Signal cohort group and hold Zoom calls to create group cohesiveness before the retreat. We hold space for you to do the work you need to do. Out of the emotional fires we shed our old skins and begin new again.
Everything is welcome!
As the fires continue to burn after our retreats, we encourage you to have plenty of time off afterwards to process and integrate. Shedding old skin can be draining so be gentle with yourself.