psychedelic trip guide training

applying the science for (para) medical professionals and therapists

Medical professionals, psychologists or therapists, or anyone with an interest and the conviction that (s)he can be open, learn, listen, be aware and compassionate plus be very willing to experience “it” yourself, can become a trip-guide. We refer to guiding trips and not (just) “sitting”, as it feels less active. Many people need guidance and assurance during the process, the coming back down and the making sense of all the insights and integrating those. Trip guides are trained to navigate these waters, calm people, explain in the right metaphors and help people feel understand and make sense of their vulnerable experience.

Effective psychedelic guides act to facilitate the journey into peoples’ subconscious awareness and back again. Instead of acting as interventionists, guides serve to provide security and comfort without intrusion, by establishing rapport and trust with the participant, and by maintaining an aesthetic, comfortable setting in which the participant feels safe. Being authentic and having psychological insights are very important.

“Guides’ presence, intentions, assumptions, actions, theoretical knowledge, skill sets, personalities, and intuitions (essentially the entirety of their body, mind, and spirit) influence set and setting. The individuals come to this work from a variety of professional disciplines, training backgrounds, and philosophies. Divergent interests, skills, and experiences are beneficial to the development of best practices, as many perspectives are needed to ensure the highest quality process.

It is essential for the guides to have the utmost of trust in the entire process – in their skills, their team, and the participants. Equally important is the cohesiveness of the team as a whole, with every guide resonant with whomever they are paired with, as well as being mindfully aware, supportive, and communicating openly with other members of the team.


Members of the therapy team who are paired together to cofacilitate a psychedelic treatment session should spend time together with the focus of developing a trusting interpersonal relationship where open communication is possible. This relationship fosters learning for both guides, and allows for a constructive, healthy debrief at the end of the session.”

This process will require your critical introspection. It will require self discipline but also compassion. 



  • Personal development

  • Trip guiding

  • Psychedelics

  • Psychology

  • Neurology

  • Integration

  • Trauma & healing

  • Science & Psilocybin

  • Shamanism and indigenous cultures

  • Anti depressants & Contra indications

  • Higher consciousness & mystical experiences

  • Other compounds

  • Philosophy, the implications





  • Lessons (see curriculum)

  • Guest speakers – experts in their field

  • Experience getting Trip Guiding

  • Experience giving Trip Guiding

  • The students get 2 psychedelic sessions

  • Plus they learn to guide minimum of 2 psychedelic sessions.

  • Three times, we are providing a professional massage to students for deeper relaxation.

  • A full time Vegan chef who caters for all.

  • Accommodation and transport to and from Amsterdam Central Station.

  • Two nights, there is live music and a camp fire for group fun plus group dynamics and integration.

Our training is planned in February 2020 and lessons are given by renowned experts and scholars.

Leave your details below and we will update you when there are developments.  

We are excited to collaborate with the Centre of Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London for a study that is aiming to measure the wide-ranging benefits of psychedelic experiences in safe and guided settings.


Through your upcoming experience with us, you can join by donating a little time to this ambitious research project: 


Your participation is entirely anonymous and you can opt out of the study at any point.


This video explains in detail the study and how your contribution matter to advance the psychedelic sciences. 


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Disclaimer: A psilocybin session is never a substitute for medical or psychological help, treatment or surgery. In the event of complaints or illness, the medical doctor, specialist or pharmacist is the best person to provide help. Always follow their advice and regulation