Bmed Global Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Training

BMeds Psychedelic Therapy Training is a two year, bilingual course blending modern research & ancestral wisdom for mental health professionals

  • 10 Enrolled
  • Professional
  • Last updated Nov '23
  • English
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Course Description

The BMed Global Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Training is a comprehensive and forward-thinking program designed for medical professionals, including doctors, psychologists, and certified therapists, who seek to integrate psychedelic-assisted therapies into their practice. Scheduled to commence in April 2024, this bilingual (Spanish and English) course offers a rich blend of online and presential learning over two years.

The curriculum, spanning 576 hours, delves into the intersection of ancestral knowledge and cutting-edge clinical research, positioning psychedelic medicines as a revolutionary tool for contemporary mental health challenges. Participants will gain a deep understanding of the clinical and cross-cultural foundations of psychedelic use, develop specialized skills to guide altered states of consciousness, and explore humanistic and transpersonal psychology’s integration into psychedelic therapy. Fundamental aspects of neuroscience, neuropharmacology, and psychopharmacology related to psychedelic medicines are also covered, alongside practical techniques for preparation, experience, and integration of psychedelic therapy​​​​.

The training is unique in its emphasis on the personal transformation of future therapists and researchers. It includes 16 online modules on essential theory, live and recorded classes, and in-depth material. The program features four experiential residential modules, where participants will engage in group and individual therapeutic dynamics, fostering personal growth and professional competence. A highlight of the course is a 20-day expedition trip to the Amazon, providing firsthand exposure to indigenous ancestral cultures and traditions, deepening understanding of transpersonal psychology and plant-based ceremonies (not covered in the tuition price). This comprehensive approach ensures that participants not only acquire theoretical knowledge and practical skills but also undergo a profound personal journey, essential for offering holistic and effective psychedelic-assisted therapy.

You will learn:

  • What is Bwiti?
  • Roles in Bwiti initiation/treatment
  • Instruments in Bwiti: ngombe, mogongo
  • What is an Nganga
    • Maboundi/Yombo
    • Maboundi/Yombo
  • Sustainability/reciprocity

You will learn:

  • History of the Fang tradition
  • Dissumba vs. Dissumba Fang
  • Ombwiri/Mbumbayano Fang
  • The kambo
  • State of Fang Bwiti in Gabon
  • Impact of Westerners coming to work with the sacred wood

You will learn:

  • History of the Missoko tradition
  • Various branches of Missoko initiation:
    • Miobe/Mioba
    • Ngonde Na Dipuma
    • Sengedia
  • The impact of logging on the tradition
  • What the future of Bwiti could look like in Gabon

You will learn:

  • History of Dissumba
  • Various branches of Dissumba initiation:
    • Abanji/Mabanji
    • Ilombo
    • Ombwiri
    • Ombudi
    • Loro
  • The ngombe (sacred harp)
  • Healing rituals involved in her tradition
  • Training to serve the wood
    • What does it involve?
    • How long does it take?




About Instructor

Tatayo (“Fruit of the Wind”) first arrived in Gabon in 1971 at the age of 21 and became a Gabonese citizen. In 1979, he became the first white person to be initiated into the Bwiti Fang tradition in Gabon. In 1994, he was initiated into the Misokko tradition. As a guide for numerous expeditions and missions, including those of National Geographic, the BBC, and others, Tatayo is considered to have “opened the door” to westerners in Gabon.

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Please see below for start and finish dates/times. This course is currently being offered live and dates/times will change throughout the year.


This course includes

  • Modules 17
  • Duration 3 Years
  • Skills Professional
  • Language English
  • Availability Cohort
  • Certificate No
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