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Education

Education

About

The School of Consciousness Medicine provides students with an education that is rigorous, somatic, didactic and experiential. SCM graduates emerge with the practical tools and inner wisdom to be skillful, embodied practitioners in the field of Psychedelic Assisted Therapy.

Our programs are designed to meet the varying needs of incoming students. The SCM tuition philosophy is designed to ensure inclusion for all who are called to this work.

The School of Consciousness Medicine provides students with an education that combines Earth based wisdom, ritual, and expanded states of consciousness, with psychotherapeutic knowledge, coaching skills, and embodiment practices. Graduates will have developed and refined the skills necessary to support the preparation, interpretation, and integration of what emerges during expanded states of consciousness, including those induced by psychedelics.  

Didactically – through lecture, oral transmission, group instruction

Experientially – through practice in dyads and small groups, large group workshops with experts in various fields of study, teacher facilitated practice sessions and fishbowl-style sample sessions

Somatically – engaging the principles and content through daily meditation, movement, breathwork, creative expression

Students are exposed to a range of modalities and teachers in the context of an intimate container. Our programs offer an experiential, process oriented learning environment with cohorts of approximately 20 students who are supported by core faculty and assistants. CCM guest teachers offer graduate level expertise in their respective fields. 

The fundamental and professional programs satisfy the prerequisite for the Psychedelic Guide Training Program (PGTP). Those who already qualify for the PGTP will take a pre-training workshop to gain foundational understanding of the Consciousness Medicine approach.

**SCM does not engage in activities directly involving psychotropic substances. Learn more about experiential learning and treatment opportunities through CCMC

Programs

Fundamentals Program

A 400 hour program in which students with no psychotherapeutic credentials gain foundational therapeutic, ritual, and guiding skills necessary to provide a strong container for work with expanded states of consciousness. This program does not give direct education about use of psychedelics combined with psychotherapy. Currently available in California (San Francisco Bay Area).

Professional Program

A 200 hour program in which licensed mental, physical and spiritual health professionals learn the guiding skills necessary to provide a strong container for work with expanded states of consciousness. This program does not give direct education about working with psychedelics. Currently available in California (San Francisco Bay Area).

Psychedelic Guide Training Program

A 150 hour highly experiential program for direct education and embodied experience on how to facilitate healing and growth through the use of psilocybin mushrooms with the CCM approach. Taught in intimate cohorts, by expert teachers. Holistic psychotherapists, or those who have graduated from either our comprehensive or professional program are eligible for this program.

School of Consciousness Medicine Admissions Presentation

Sign up for the School of Consciousness Medicine Admissions Presentation to learn more about the faculty, alternative tuition model, and program curriculums.