Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Training

InwardBound's Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Training provides students with comprehensive education on the safe and therapeutic application of psychedelics. An interdisciplinary team of psychotherapists, scientists, and holistic healers instructs this online course, integrating modern research with ancient indigenous knowledge.

  • 50 Enrolled
  • Professional
  • Last updated Aug '23
  • English
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Course Description

The Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Training course offered by InwardBound provides comprehensive education on the safe and therapeutic use of psychedelics. Taught by an interdisciplinary team of psychotherapists, PhD scientists, and holistic therapists, this online course combines cutting-edge science with ancestral wisdom.

When practised responsibly, students learn how psychedelic therapy can facilitate healing and transformation. Drawing on Ireland’s ancient Celtic traditions, InwardBound weaves together strands of science, spirituality, and nature connection. Since 2018, the organization has pioneered retreats combining modern therapeutic contexts with ancestral practices.

This course offers mental health professionals, therapists, and others interested in psychedelic therapy essential knowledge and skills for working safely and effectively with these sacred medicines.

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 14
  • Duration 26 Hours
  • Skills Professional
  • Language English
  • Availability Always
  • Certificate No
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