Within’s Psychedelic Guide Training Program


The region of truth is not to be investigated as a thing external to us — it is within us.
— Plotinus Roman Philosopher, 225 BC

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What Does it Mean to Be a Psychedelic Guide?

Being a psychedelic guide embodies a profound commitment to facilitating transformative experiences rooted in empathy, safety, and profound respect for the individual’s journey. It means embodying a blend of wisdom, compassion, and practical skill, serving as a trusted companion for those navigating the depths of their consciousness. A psychedelic guide cultivates an environment of trust and openness, offering guidance without imposing agendas, allowing the participant’s inner wisdom to unfold naturally. A guide possesses a deep understanding of psychedelic substances, their effects, and the nuances of navigating altered states of consciousness. Above all, being a psychedelic guide is about holding space for healing, growth, and self-discovery, fostering a connection to the profound mysteries of the mind and spirit.

Situated in the vibrant city of Austin, Texas, our comprehensive curriculum is meticulously crafted to facilitate profound healing and hands-on education through the careful and therapeutic use of psychedelics. Learn how to navigate and guide the psychedelic experience with confidence and compassion. Our program promises an immersive journey into the world of psychedelic therapy, setting a new standard for guides everywhere.

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Psychedelic healing is not just about altering consciousness, but tapping into the healing capabilities of the mind. Through careful and guided use of psychedelics, it becomes possible to address deep-seated emotional, psychological, and spiritual issues. Our method is at the forefront of modern therapeutic practices and goes beyond mere symptom relief, seeking transformation at the root level.

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At Within, we believe that the best way to learn is through direct experience. Our program is designed to offer not just theoretical knowledge but also practical, hands-on training. You will engage in your own healing process, develop a personal understanding of the psychedelic space, and gain the skills necessary to guide others. Each phase of our training is structured to build upon the last, ensuring a holistic and comprehensive educational experience.

Who is this program for?

Our Psychedelic Guide Training Program is suitable for anyone with a sincere interest in supporting others through psychedelic experiences, including therapists, counselors, coaches, healthcare professionals, spiritual guides, and individuals with a personal passion for the healing potential of psychedelics.


Welcome to our comprehensive Psychedelic Guide Training Program! Our program is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to guide individuals safely and effectively through psychedelic experiences for personal growth and transformation.


Experiential Phase

The journey begins with your own experiential exploration of psychedelics in a safe and supportive environment. This phase is essential for understanding the potential benefits and challenges of these substances firsthand, allowing you to cultivate empathy and insight into the psychedelic experience.


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Training Phase

Once you have gained personal experience with psychedelics, you will embark on an in-depth training curriculum covering a wide range of topics including psychedelic substances, set and setting, harm reduction practices, psychological frameworks, integration techniques, and legal and ethical considerations. Our expert instructors will guide you through lectures, discussions, and experiential exercises to deepen your understanding and hone your skills as a psychedelic guide.


  1. Psychedelics — What are they?
    Gain a comprehensive understanding of psychedelic substances, including their history, pharmacology, effects on the brain and body, and therapeutic potential.
  2. What Does Being a Guide Mean?
    Explore the roles, responsibilities, and ethical considerations involved in guiding individuals through psychedelic experiences, including creating a safe and supportive container, managing expectations, and fostering trust and rapport.
  3. Safety & Ethics
    Learn essential safety protocols and ethical guidelines for guiding psychedelic experiences, including risk assessment, harm reduction practices, informed consent, confidentiality, and boundaries.
  4. Medical Intake/Record Keeping & NotesDevelop skills in conducting thorough medical intake assessments, maintaining accurate records, and documenting session notes in compliance with legal and ethical standards.
  5. Legal & Regulatory Issues in Psychedelics
    Understand the current legal and regulatory landscape surrounding psychedelics, including federal and state laws, regulations, and guidelines for the use of psychedelic substances in therapeutic and ceremonial contexts.
  6. The Ceremony/Set & Setting
    Understand the importance of set and setting in shaping the psychedelic experience, including the psychological, emotional, and environmental factors that influence the outcome of a journey.
  7. Preparation/Intake
    Learn effective techniques for preparing individuals for psychedelic experiences, including setting intentions, cultivating a supportive mindset, and addressing any fears or concerns.
  8. Ceremony
    Explore the structure and dynamics of psychedelic ceremonies, including creating sacred space, establishing rituals and traditions, and guiding participants through the journey experience.
  9. Integration
    Develop skills in supporting individuals in integrating their psychedelic experiences into their daily lives, including processing insights, integrating lessons, and making meaningful changes.
  10. Indigenous Traditions
    Explore the cultural and spiritual traditions of indigenous peoples that have used psychedelics for healing, transformation, and spiritual growth for centuries.
  11. The Importance of Community for You and Your Clients
    Recognize the importance of community support for both guides and clients in the psychedelic journey, including building supportive networks, fostering connection, and facilitating peer support.
  12. Energy/Breath/Meditation/Grounding
    Learn techniques for managing energy, regulating breath, practicing meditation, and grounding in the body to support both guides and participants in navigating the psychedelic experience with presence and intention.
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Coaching Phase

In this phase, you will have the opportunity to work closely with an experienced psychedelic guide who will serve as a mentor and coach. Through one-on-one sessions, you will receive personalized feedback, guidance, and support as you integrate your training and develop your own unique approach to guiding psychedelic experiences.

Practicum Phase

Facilitate a Group Journey (In trainee’s hometown or come and shadow a retreat we are offering)

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An Introduction to Ceremonial Psychedelic Therapy

  • 1 Medical Consultation with MAPS trained NP
  • 1 Functional Medicine Consultation
  • 3 Guided Ketamine Ceremonies
  • 2 Coaching Integration Sessions
  • 1 Psychotherapy Sessions with Licensed Therapist
  • 1 Month Basic Membership Included (15+ Classes per Week)
  • 2 IV Vitamin Therapy Drips
  • Sauna and Cold Plunge


Full, Comprehensive Transformation Program

  • 1 Medical Consultation with MAPS trained NP
  • 1 Preparation Session
  • 6 Guided Ketamine Ceremonies
  • 3 Coaching Integration Sessions
  • 3 Psychotherapy Sessions with Licensed Therapist
  • 2 Month Basic Membership Included (15+ Classes per Week)
  • 4 IV Vitamin Therapy Drips
  • 1 Kambo Ceremony
  • Sauna and Cold Plunge 
  • Full Panel Blood Work & Gut Health MicroBiome program
  • Health Scan, Supplement & Peptide Consult w/ Functional Medicine RN
  • Follow up blood work reading / Nutrition / Peptide Session w Functional Medicine RN 


Relax in our state-of-the-art retreat center for deep, immersive healing

  • 1 Medical Consultation with MAPS trained NP
  • 1 Functional Medicine Consultation
  • 1 Preparation Session
  • 2 Guided Ketamine Sessions
  • 1 Coaching Integration Session
  • 1 Psychotherapy Session with Licensed Therapist
  • 1 Month Basic Membership Included (15+ Classes per Week)
  • 1 IV Vitamin Therapy Drip
  • Sauna and Cold Plunge
  • 1 Week Stay at Within Retreat Center with Organic Chef-Made Meals 


Your calling as a psychedelic guide awaits. Within is reshaping the therapeutic landscape, join us! Upon successful completion of all four phases, you will receive a certificate of completion, recognizing your readiness to engage in the meaningful and important work of supporting others on their paths to personal growth and self-discovery through the use of psychedelics.

Start Your Journey Today

Are you ready to embark on a journey of personal and professional growth as a psychedelic guide? Join us and become part of a community dedicated to self-discovery and transformation through the responsible use of psychedelics. Fill out the form below to apply.