Coaching Certification Program

The Third Wave's Coaching Certification Program is a six-month-long program that teaches one to become a psychedelic coach.

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  • Professional
  • Last updated Jun '24
  • English
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Course Description

The Third Wave's Coaching Certification Program is a six-month-long program that teaches one to become a psychedelic coach. The program, which runs from August 17th 2023 to June 14th 2024, aims to revolutionize the coaching paradigm by mindfully integrating psychedelic medicines into a high-performance coaching methodology.

This will allow coaches to create breakthrough results faster and with greater alignment between mind, body, and spirit. The program is for both established coaches who want to add psychedelic work into their existing frameworks and new coaches who want to begin a career in psychedelics.

The certification is ideal for coaches committed to helping clients achieve a broad range of non-clinical outcomes, from those working on the forefront of human potential, peak performance, executive training, and leadership development, to those focused on health and wellness, life coaching, spiritual coaching, and beyond.

Participants will also have access to a community of like-minded coaches and ongoing support and resources after completing the program. Upon completion of the program, participants will be awarded the Third Wave Certified Coach designation and be able to use the certification logo on their website and marketing materials.

The program includes live classes and workshops, and a six-day retreat (included in tuition).

What you’ll learn
  • Learn how to integrate psychedelics into coaching methods and evolve practice to catalyze positive change in the world.
  • Cultivate mastery in the skill of psychedelics and how to apply appropriate medicines to help clients achieve specific goals, such as healing, recovery, optimal well-being, rediscovering purpose, tapping into latent creativity, and developing new forms of leadership.
  • Understand the benefits and risks of different psychedelic medicines, the impact of different dosages and timings, and how to best leverage them for client needs.
  • Experience how high-performance methods interact with psychedelics and learn how to guide clients with confidence and empathy.
  • Develop a toolkit of multiple modalities to break through patterns of resistance, emotional blockages, and limiting beliefs.
  • Discover the complex interplay of body, mind, and spirit with psychedelic medicines and how to address them holistically with targeted supporting practices.
  • Understand the nuance of coaching psychedelic use in the context of entrepreneurship and learn how to create safe spaces, reduce harm, and navigate the evolving legal landscape.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge, scientific research, and practical insights into the integration process to create sustainable, long-term results for clients.
  • Turn theory into practice with access to proven intake practices and marketing approaches.

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.


Next cohort starts August 17th 2023

This course includes

  • Modules 9
  • Duration 6 Months
  • Skills Professional
  • Language English
  • Availability Cohort
  • Certificate No
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