The Saba Cooperative's psilocybin facilitator training program has been officially approved by the Oregon Health Authority as meeting the necessary requirements for facilitator licensure. This program not only covers the essential training elements but also emphasizes the integration of interfaith, cross-cultural spiritual practices, and mystical tools associated with psilocybin journeys. Additionally, we prioritize training students on how to contribute to the energetic space of a journey without imposing their own influence or directing the participant's experience.
In total, the program entails 160 hours of instruction, which includes a combination of in-person training, online modules, and practicum study. The online training component offers 60 hours of flexible instruction, allowing students to learn at their own pace, including accelerated learning options for eligible students. This comprehensive online training includes various resources such as articles, essays, lectures, videos, poems, demonstrations, quizzes, and writing assignments. It provides students with a deep exploration of the subject matter while fostering a diverse and inclusive understanding of interfaith and cross-cultural perspectives. Furthermore, students have the opportunity to engage with instructors and their cohort, sharing their assignments and providing feedback to promote a supportive learning environment.
To complete the full Facilitator Training Program, students must fulfill additional requirements, including an in-person residency and a practicum. The in-person training component spans 60 hours and offers an immersive learning experience led by experienced facilitators and fellow students. Through group activities, interactive discussions, and other experiential learning opportunities, students develop their skills and knowledge while embracing the spiritual aspects of psilocybin journeys. The program ensures that students understand the importance of creating an energetic space that respects the participant's experience and does not direct or impose their own influence.
Moreover, the program incorporates a 40-hour practicum that allows students to deepen their understanding of the material and apply their knowledge in supervised, on-the-job, facilitator training. Throughout this practicum, students receive support and resources to ensure they meet the program's requirements. It is important to note that additional costs related to transportation and accommodations may be involved in the practicum, and each individual's practicum and supervision plan are uniquely designed to suit their specific needs and goals.