Psychedelic Directory: Courses, Retreats, Clinics, & Communities

Justin Cooke Last Updated: June 03, 2021

We’ve compiled a list of psychedelic-assisted clinics, retreat centers, training programs, and NGOs in the psychedelic space.

If you have more suggestions to add to this resource, get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

A) Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Clinics

Psychedelics have long been used by psychotherapists. Only in the last 24 months have these compounds started to work their way back into the medical system after a decades-long prohibition.

β†’ Learn more about psychedelic-assisted therapy.

Here are some of the most renowned psychotherapy clinics in the US & Canada today:

1. Ketamine-Assisted Therapy Clinics

Ketamine is used therapeutically for the treatment of PTSD and depression.

  1. Mindbloom β€” United States
  2. Field Trip Health β€” United States, Canada, Netherlands

2. Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy Clinics

Psilocybin (magic mushrooms) is only approved in Canada for the treatment of existential dread in patients undergoing palliative care.

  1. Therapsil β€” Canada
  2. ATMA Journey Centers β€” Canada

B) Psychedelic Retreat Centers

Entheogenic plants come with a long history of tradition. Retreat centers are the best place to get an authentic experience from these substances. They’re led by an experienced shaman or facilitator to help guide you through the experience.

1. Ayahuasca Retreat Centers

Ayahuasca is a powerful plant medicine that requires the utmost care and respect to use effectively.

As the practice of the ayahuasca ceremony becomes more popular, unethical practitioners and participants seeking the brew for the wrong reasons are becoming more common.

Here are some of the top recommendations submitted by our readers:

  1. Holos β€” Costa Rica
  2. Earth Awareness β€” Netherlands
  3. House of Louise β€” Netherlands
  4. Psilohuasca β€” Netherlands
  5. Soltara β€” Costa Rica

2. Psilocybin Retreat Centers

Psilocybin is legal in some parts of the world, such as Costa Rica, The Netherlands, Jamaica, Spain, and Portugal in the form of psilocybin-containing truffles.

There are a lot of excellent psilocybin-based retreat centers in these countries to check out if you’re interested in a guided, multi-day psychedelic retreat.

  1. Lola Pickett β€” Costa Rica
  2. We Tripsit β€” Costa Rica
  3. Truffles Therapy β€” Costa Rica
  4. Bromelia Lodge β€” Ecuador
  5. Atman Retreats‍ β€” Jamaica
  6. Diaspora Psychedelic Society β€” Jamaica
  7. MycoMeditations β€” Jamaica
  8. Rise Wellness Retreat β€” Jamaica
  9. Silo Retreats β€” Jamaica
  10. The Buena Vida β€” Mexico
  11. Luz Eterna (For Women, By Women)‍ β€” Mexico
  12. Sacred Heart Sonora β€” Mexico
  13. A Whole New High β€” Netherlands
  14. Essence Institute β€” Netherlands
  15. Het Wonder van Bestaan β€” Netherlands
  16. House of Louise β€” Netherlands
  17. Inward Bound β€” Netherlands
  18. Kiyumi β€” Netherlands
  19. New Moon Retreats β€” Netherlands
  20. Psilohuasca β€” Netherlands
  21. Psychedelic Exploration β€” Netherlands
  22. Psychedelic Insights β€” Netherlands
  23. Synthesis β€” Netherlands
  24. TripTherapie β€” Netherlands
  25. Truffle Healing β€” Netherlands
  26. Wildman Journey β€” Netherlands
  27. Coracao Medicina β€” Portugal
  28. Guided By Martin β€” Portugal
  29. Sitter of Self β€” Spain
  30. Sacred Heart Medicine β€” United States

3. Other Retreat Centers

There are other retreat centers you can attend that use other plant medicines β€” such as cacao or cannabis instead.

  1. Sage and Saints β€” Costa Rica (Cacao & Guayusa)
  2. Shamanic Space β€” Portugal (San Pedro & Cacao)
  3. Haux Gatherings β€” United States (Cacao & Cannabis)

C) Psychedelic Education, Training, & Online Courses

The world of psychedelic facilitation and therapy is still in the early days β€” but we’re on the brink of a large-scale reshaping of the way psychedelic substances are viewed by the medical field, government regulators, and the general public.

We’re going to need a lot more psychotherapists trained in how to use psychedelics as part of therapy, as well as good psychedelic facilitators and coaches to meet the demand for this new field of medicine and personal development.

Here’s some of the best accredited and non-accredited training programs covering the field of psychedelic therapy and facilitation.

1. Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy Programs

A psychedelic therapist is a psychotherapist or other registered health practitioner who uses psychedelic substances (usually ketamine, psilocybin, or MDMA) as part of their therapeutic process and prescription.

  1. Certificate In Psychedelic-assisted Therapies (CPAT) (Mind Medicine Australia) β€” Accredited
  2. Certificate in Psychedelic-assisted Therapies and Research (California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) β€” Accredited
  3. Comprehensive online and clinical training for psilocybin therapy (Compass Pathways) β€” Accredited
  4. Foundations in MDMA Safety, Therapeutic Applications & Research (psychedelic.support) β€” Both Accredited & Non-Accredited Offered
  5. Ketamine Assisted Therapy Training for Clinicians (psychedelic.support) β€” Accredited
  6. MDMA Therapy Training (MAPS) β€” Accredited
  7. Navigating Psychedelics for Clinicians and Therapists (Psychedelics Today) β€” Accredited
  8. Online integrative harm reduction psychotherapy training (Center For Optimal Living) β€” Accredited
  9. Postgraduate Certificate in Psychedelic Integration Therapy (Fluence) β€” Accredited
  10. Psychedelics 101 & 102 for Clinicians (Canada) (Mindspace Wellbeing) β€” Accredited
  11. Understanding Psilocybin: Effects, Neurobiology, and Therapeutic Approaches (psychedelic.support) β€” Both Accredited & Non-Accredited Offered
  12. Psychedelic Practitioner Training (Synthesis Institute)

2. Psychedelic Coaching & Facilitation Training

A psychedelic facilitator or coach isn’t necessarily formally trained in psychotherapy. They aren’t there to treat or diagnose any illness, rather, they’re role is to support someone through their own healing while they self-administer psychedelic substances.

They act as both a trip sitter during the experience and a coach or guide afterward to assist with the psychedelic integration process.

  1. Online Transformational Coach Training focused on addiction recovery and psychedelic integration (Being True To You) β€” Non-Accredited
  2. PsychedeLiA: Processing Difficult Journeys Integration Circle (PsychedeLiA) β€” Non-Accredited
  3. Psychedelic Integration Coach (Psychedelic Integration Coach) β€” Non-Accredited
  4. Trauma-Informed Plant Medicine Facilitation Online Training (‍‍Aya Healing Retreats) β€” Non-Accredited

D) Advocacy Groups & NGOs

The groups that have been leading the push for the legalization or decriminalization of psychedelics has come down to the efforts of NGOs and various advocacy groups.

Here’s a list of some of the biggest and most influential groups for psychedelics around the world:

  1. ALIUS Research Group β€” Global
  2. AsociaciΓ³n Transpersonal Iberoamericana β€” Spain
  3. Awaken β€” Romania
  4. Chacruna β€” United States
  5. Compass Pathways β€” United States
  6. Decriminalize Nature β€” United States
  7. Drug Policy Alliance β€” United States
  8. Emma Sofia β€” Norway
  9. Entheogenesis Australis β€” Australia
  10. Entheogenic Research Guild of Toronto β€” Canada
  11. Heffter Institute β€” United States
  12. ICEERS β€” Spain, Netherlands
  13. Kriya Institute β€” United States
  14. NoBox Philippines β€” Philippines
  15. Norml France β€” France
  16. Psilocybin Foundation β€” United States
  17. Psycare UK β€” The United Kingdom
  18. Psychedelic Research in Science and Medicine β€” Australia
  19. Students for Sensible Drug Policy β€” United States
  20. Students for Sensible Drug Policy (Australia) β€” Australia
  21. The Auryn Project β€” United States
  22. The Beckley Foundation β€” United States
  23. Transform Drugs β€” United States

E) Other Resources

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