Psilocybin Peer Supporter

Psilocybin Peer Supporter Certification: Learn to support peers in safe psilocybin use. Risk reduction, peer support, harm reduction.

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

The Psilocybin Peer Supporter Certification Program is a 4-hour course designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills to support their peers and community members in responsibly and safely using psilocybin within a risk-reduction framework. This course is ideal for anyone interested in learning about psilocybin and its therapeutic potential and those seeking to play a crucial role in promoting safety, accessibility, and inclusivity within the psychedelic community.

Throughout the course, participants will explore the historical context of the human/entheogenic partnership and gain an understanding of the various roles of peer support in the context of psilocybin. They will also delve into medical and phenomenological concerns related to working with psilocybin, learn how to provide attentive care to peers, and examine the ethical considerations and principles of harm reduction.

This course emphasises an integrative community care model, highlighting the importance of peer support and healer inclusivity. Participants will develop the necessary skills to be effective psilocybin peer supporters and contribute to a supportive and responsible psychedelic ecosystem.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 9
  • Duration 4 Hours
  • Skills All levels
  • Language English
  • Availability Always
  • Certificate No
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