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Microdosing Facilitator Training Program

Why this program?

The Microdosing Institute Microdosing Facilitator Training Program is a 9-month intensive study that was created to help coaches, therapists, and practitioners in the field of health and wellbeing feel confident to safely and effectively incorporate microdosing guidance into their offerings. Students will leave the training feeling prepared and supported to facilitate guided microdosing processes from intake to integration, both in a 1-to-1 and group setting.

What you will learn - and how

Students will gain a clear framework for guiding someone through a successful or optimal microdosing experience: from screening all the way through to the integration process. Students will be holistically supported throughout the program via a combination of video learning and hands-on exercises, masterclasses with industry experts, practical experience, virtual knowledge integration circles, and peer-to-peer learning and mentoring.

Become the facilitator you are meant to be

Just as we believe that there is no one-size fits all approach to a successful microdosing practice, we also believe that there is no one-size fits all approach or method to effective coaching. To help students gain clarity into what types of offerings, methods and modalities are most optimal for their own lifestyles, current professional setup, ideal clients, and future aspirations, this program will culminate in a practical 6-week Coaches Lab.

In this unique coaches lab, students will engage in guided co-working sessions to define (or refine) who they are as a coach while starting to organize their offerings, both practically and logistically, helping them feel confident to begin coaching or incorporating microdosing into their offerings immediately after the program concludes. In this final module, there will also be a heavy focus on learning how to create conscious, sustainable business models, while managing self-care to avoid overwhelm, burn out and other mental health challenges that can show up for space holders and service providers.

The Microdosing Institute Facilitator Training builds heavily on the knowledge gained in the 6-Week Microdosing Intensive, and as such, completion of this program is a prerequisite for applying for this facilitator certification program.

PROGRAM DATES AND CURRICULUM*
2024

MODULE 1: Peer-to-Peer Microdosing Cycle

8 Weeks, starts Jan 7, 2024

In this module, students will gain practical experience by guiding each other in a peer-to-peer coached microdosing cycle. Learnings will focus on the technical side of microdosing coaching. Curriculum covered will include:

  • Microdosing Institute Framework for Coaching
  • Screening/Intake Process
  • Substances Deep Dive
  • Opening the conversation on ethics

Expert Masterclasses in this module may cover the following topics: 

  • Microdosing and Medication Interactions
  • Microdosing and Mental Health Disorders/Neurodivergencies

MODULE 2: One-on-one guidance in an MDI group 6-week microdosing program

6 Weeks

In this module, students will co-facilitate a Microdosing Institute 6-week group microdosing program alongside experienced facilitators. Curriculum covered will include:

  • Core coaching skills
  • Navigating coaching red flags and challenges
  • Coaching through a trauma-informed lens
  • Practical: Begin to build a support network

Expert Masterclasses in this module may cover the following topics:

  • Trauma-informed Coaching
  • Authentic Relating
  • Microdosing and the Nervous System

MODULE 3: One-on-one coaching

7 Weeks

In this module, students will gain practical experience by guiding beginner microdosers through a 6-week microdosing cycle utilizing the Microdosing Institute framework for coaching. Learnings will focus on the “art of coaching”. Learnings will continue to expand your understanding of advanced coaching tools. Curriculum covered will include:

  • Building your coaching toolbox
  • Honoring and incorporating ancestral wisdom into your coaching
  • Understanding micro and macro doses as complementary tools

Expert Masterclasses in this module may cover the following topics:

  • Practicing inclusion and encouraging diversity in the psychedelic space
  • Microdosing substances beyond psilocybin

MODULE 4 – Facilitation of your own guided microdosing group sessions 

7 Weeks

In this module, students will co-facilitate their own microdosing sharing circles for groups, with their peers. Learnings will focus on integration of altered states of consciousness. Curriculum covered will include:

  • Integration Tools and Concepts
  • Understanding research – challenges in clinical research, how to utilize anecdotal vs. clinical studies, understanding how to interpret scientific publications
  • Advanced microdosing protocols and practices

Expert Masterclasses in this module may cover the following topics:

  • Research Lab – A scientist’s review on significant publications on psychedelics and microdosing
  • ACER Integration Model

MODULE 5 – Coaches Lab

6 Weeks – ending September 2024

In this module, students will embark in guided co-working sessions to define (or refine) who they are as a coach and identify future areas of personal development while starting to organize their offerings, both practically and logistically. Curriculum will include:

  • Ethics
  • Understanding Scope of Practice
  • Self-care for facilitators
  • Structuring Sustainable Businesses
  • Lifecrafting / Personal leadership / Work-Life Balance

Masterclasses in this module may cover the following topics:

Students will contribute to the group knowledge space by offering a mini-masterclass or workshop to the group during this module

*Curriculum subject to change slightly

Practicalities

Time investment: The total time investment for this program is 6-10 hours per week. This includes: attending live sessions/masterclasses, self-learning, co-working, peer-mentoring, and practicum (facilitating 1:1 / group sessions). 

Start date: January 7, 2024

Scheduling: Date and times of the live-sessions are scheduled to accommodate our students’ timezones. Each module is 6-8 weeks, separated by 2-4 week long study breaks.

Online training: All training and practicum are online, therefore, from module 1 onwards, students are expected to get acquainted and comfortable with using Zoom, PDFs, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets, Email, chat app Signal and community app Discord. We advise each student to be self-responsible with regards to technology use and spend time familiarizing themselves with these technologies as it will contribute significantly towards a smooth and joyful learning experience. 

Learning style: This training is highly structured and relatively fast-paced with a strong emphasis on experiential learning. Our students are expected to self-assess, self-monitor and self-evaluate their learning process based on pre-set learning goals. The learning style includes active absorption of materials, applying frameworks and protocols, and merging of newly acquired skills and knowledge during coaching practicums. This is not a classic form of education (‘receiving knowledge’) but rather a co-active learning process similar to the reality of how coaches and trainers work with their clients. When paired with mindful attention to planning, self-organization, seeking support, tapping into resources, trusting one’s capacity for growth, and taking lead, this helps lay a strong foundation for our students to walk their professional path with confidence and resourcefulness. 

FAQs

Is participation in the 6-Week Microdosing Intensive required, even if I have experience with microdosing?

Yes. This training builds heavily on Microdosing Institute’s 6-Week Microdosing Intensive, and participating in it will provide you with an embodied understanding of the journey your future coachees will make. 

Will I be able to amplify my network of microdosing professionals through this training?

Yes. Both our faculty of educators and students are joining from different geographical regions and bring in a variety of cultural, spiritual and professional backgrounds – we believe this benefits all other students as they grow their capabilities to support people through deep processes of transformation. Students will work in small groups on a weekly basis, to process the learning materials, support and mentor each other during practicums, and learn to co-organize and co-facilitate. We connect as a cohort to share knowledge and resources, and besides that we encourage students to network and cultivate deeper connections beyond the framework of this training.  

What are the admission requirements?

We believe that high quality training programs should be available to all individuals who are dedicated, motivated and intentional about their wish to become a skilled, ethical, knowledgeable and compassionate microdosing facilitator. As such, application is open to all individuals who demonstrated their potential towards the above qualities and commitment during their participation in the 6-Week Microdosing Intensive. 

Will I receive a license or certificate upon completing the Training Program?

The value of this training lies in the acquisition, development and refinement of knowledge, skills, frameworks for coaching or facilitation, case studies and mentoring, all related to microdosing with psychedelic substances, to the benefit of the student’s current or future professional practice. This training caters to all (aspiring) wellness and mental health workers, faciliators of personal growth trajectories, coaches and therapists, regardless license, prior education and experience level. Upon completion of this training, graduates are not granted a license, certificate or credits recognized by governmental institutions or educational institutions other than Microdosing Institute. 

Are CE (Continued Education) credits available?

Upon completion of this training, graduates are not granted a license, certificate or credits recognized by governmental institutions or educational institutions other than Microdosing Institute. 

Is facilitating microdosing processes legal?

Even though (certain) psychedelic compounds are increasingly legally available for therapeutic, medicinal, traditional, religious or recreational use, it’s important to realize that each country, state or local government has binding legislation in place that might obstruct a legal practice as a microdosing facilitator. Microdosing Institute is unable to provide specific education or training with regards to the legality of facilitating microdosing in the context of professional practice NOR for providing microdosing substances to others (clients) as a part of this practice. As of today, many professionals practice underground or in a gray zone. We strongly advise to consult with your local authorities and seek professional legal advice to understand your options. 

Can I apply for a scholarship?

We are working on several initiatives to help make this training program financially accessible to people from different economies of scale, BIPOC communities and populations with limited financial resources. More information will be available soon. 

How to apply for cohort 2024?

Applications are open to anyone who has completed our 6-Week Microdosing Intensive in 2022 or 2023.

Click here to view the Facilitator Training Program of 2024 Application Page.