Synthesis is currently (March 2023) under financial stress. Please read this article from Psychedelic Alpha before continuing. We will update the company and course pages once the dust settles.
The Synthesis Institute is a pioneering organization that offers both training and legal psychedelic sessions in The Netherlands. The services offered range from a weekend to 5-day retreats. The price does match the professional and scientific vibe.
With a proven track record for leading safe, legal, and medically supervised psychedelic retreats for over 1000 individuals, the institute has amassed years of data, experience, and anecdotal success stories. At its inception, the Synthesis Institute collaborated with Imperial College London to supplement its clinical research and with the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) to provide hands-on experience for its students to become certified in psychedelic-assisted therapies and research.
With its reputation for offering world-class, legal psychedelic experiences and its involvement in psychedelic research, The Synthesis Institute is uniquely qualified to set the standard for practitioners to safely, ethically, and effectively support individuals on a journey for healing using truffles containing psilocybin.
The Synthesis Institute offers three training courses to help individuals become proficient in their method of psychedelic therapy and coaching. These include:
- Psychedelic Practitioner Training: This extensive course is designed for (future) therapists and coaches who wish to gain knowledge and expertise in the Synthesis method of psychedelic therapy and coaching.
- The Fundamentals of Psychedelics: This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the science and history of psychedelics, as well as the current state of research and therapeutic applications. It covers the different types of psychedelics, their mechanisms of action, and the potential benefits and risks associated with their use.
- Guiding the Unbound Mind: This course focuses on the practical skills and techniques required to guide individuals through a psychedelic experience. It covers topics such as set and setting, preparation, integration, and the use of different therapeutic modalities. It also provides training in harm reduction and emergency protocols.
All of these courses are designed to provide individuals with a thorough understanding of the therapeutic and research applications of psychedelics, as well as the skills and knowledge necessary to safely and effectively guide individuals through a psychedelic experience.
- Teaches: Globally
- Website: https://www.psychedelicscourses.com/
Psychedelic Practitioner Training
Skills you'll gain: guiding safe and ethical psychedelic journeys, understanding of clinical research and evidence-based best practices, holding space for different psychedelic experiences, assembling professional skills toolkit, self-care and self-reflection
The Fundamentals of Psychedelics
Skills you'll gain: working safely ethically and skillfully with psychedelics, integrating other modalities and self-care practices, understanding the role of screening, understanding the power of psychedelic therapy in a group setting,
Guiding the Unbound Mind
Skills you'll gain: essential educational practices, comprehensive screening process, promoting client safety, working with challenging states, integrating post-session benefits