Ethical Right Relationship

As a medical professional, learn more about why it is important to have an ethical relationship with your client as they undergo psychedelic therapy. This course teaches how to better understand a client's ethical needs and how to make mindful decisions to ensure ethics are upheld in your relationship with them.

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  • All levels
  • Last updated Jul '23
  • English
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Course Description

Ethical Right Relationship in Psychedelic Therapy is a mini course for professionals interested in or practising psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. It emphasizes the critical importance of ethics, trust, and relationship-building in the therapeutic setting, particularly when clients navigate the profound and transformative experiences induced by psychedelics.

The course guides participants through a self-reflective and compassionate approach to fostering ethical relationships, focusing on understanding and attuning to the motivations that drive behaviour. Additionally, it addresses the distinctive ethical considerations and safety needs that arise when working with clients undergoing non-ordinary states of consciousness.

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

  • Lectures 1
  • Duration 2 Hours
  • Skills All levels
  • Language English
  • Availability Always
  • Certificate CE
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