Psilocybin Training Program

The Psilocybin Training Program at Synaptic Training Institute is designed to prepare graduates for licensure as psilocybin facilitators under Oregon’s Psilocybin Services Initiative (Measure 109).

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  • Professional
  • Last updated Oct '23
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Course Description

The Psilocybin Training Program at Synaptic Training Institute is designed to prepare graduates for licensure as psilocybin facilitators under Oregon’s Psilocybin Services Initiative (Measure 109).

The program is fully accredited by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) and features in-person retreats, online weekends, and weekly evening sessions, over nine months. The program includes participation in 16 journal clubs, completion of pre-recorded lectures and activities, and at least 50 hours of practical experience, 20 directly supervised by experienced faculty members.

The program aims to create a vibrant, conscious, and diverse community that optimizes the learning experience and creates healing and growth opportunities. Each cohort will consist of 32 trainees and will be placed in home groups of four for various activities, including group supervision. The program is open to licensed and unlicensed professionals, and applicants must be 21 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

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?

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Tatayo

Instructor

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.

$8000

This course includes

  • Modules 16
  • Duration 9 Months
  • Skills Professional
  • Language
  • Availability Cohort
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