Our Foundational Course: Track A
All classes can be attended remotely!
As alternative healing and treatment modalities become widely used and practiced, we are finding that safe and meaningful integration work is needed more than ever. We believe that before a person can guide another through a meaningful process of integration, it is essential they are continuing on their own journey of healing to explore, revisit and deepen their own knowledge of themselves. All of our programs support others in deepening their own inner journeys as the primary modality to utilize and draw upon while navigating this human existence and in order to effectively support others in their own healing and integration work. Personal development and inner exploration is the heart of our programs and services. Using time-tested techniques like drumming, art, aromatics, etc. our course participants will dive deeply into their own hearts, histories, minds and souls. This step is integral to our human healing processes whether or not we embark upon a path to pass on our knowledge of integration practices and whether or not we choose to support others on their own paths toward wholeness. We will work with tools ranging from ancient ritual to modern psychology as we explore our inner realms in greater depth. We believe these practices are integral and at the core of our personal healing process.
Our Personal Inner Work comes first!
Through the process of developing our coaching program, we continued to find ourselves returning to the same place—that it is our willingness to engage in our inner work and exploration that brings us clarity, success, and the ability to show up effectively for our clients through the years. It is from this recognition that Track A: Personal Development and Integration Program was designed, and we consider it to be the heart of all our courses.
Track A is a prerequisite for all of our training/certificate programs that we offer and is the course where your journey begins! If you've ever wanted more time with our instructors or wished to be guided in greater depth into your own personal exploration, this course was designed for you. Maybe you're already a clinician, coach, mentor, therapist or practitioner and/or if you are feeling the need to expand and refocus again—Track A will help you deepen your own inner work and will provide you with personal experience in integration methods and techniques.
Who might benefit from enrolling in this course:
There are no prerequisites for participating in Track A. We invite you to come with an open mind and the willingness to engage with yourself in a new way, opening the door for new possibilities. Each time we are willing to look within and be open/honest with all parts of ourselves, there is an opportunity to access another layer of deeper healing. This course provides multiple opportunities to experience the act of self-care by fully attending to and caring for all the parts of you.
Throughout the course you will learn how to safely and skillfully explore the physical mental, emotional, spiritual and collective aspects of the psyche in a more supportive and thorough manner—specifically post-psychedelic and altered states experiences. This will occur primarily through delving deeper with support into our own psyches and working with our own archetypal shadow aspects in a supported manner.
We will explore the shamanic realms of non-ordinary reality through safe practices such as the use of drumming, dream recollection and guided journeys. Each participant will also receive individual sessions introducing the use of shamanic energy practices. How to conduct these sessions will be taught in a later course, however you will be exposed to and receive the benefit of various shamanic energetic practices to deepen the connection with the self along your journey.
This is not an accreditation program but rather an experiential journey where you will adopt tools and practices for self-support and discovering your authentic self. At the end of the course you will receive a Certificate of Completion and you will be able to subsequently share the knowledge and tools learned with those you support. Our hope for you is that through the process of diving deep into the self, personal gifts, ideas and tools emerge for you beyond what we present. Let’s open the gateway of possibility and creativity together by shedding our old patterns and limitations, while expanding the power of our authentic selves.
Our program draws from various modalities including:
Classes are both lecture and experiential. We will meet every other Wednesday from April 12 - December 6, 2023, in Salt Lake City or online—all classes can be joined remotely.
We will also gather in-person for three weekend retreats.
To get started, fill out the registration form (link below) and pay a $500 deposit to save your spot.
April 12, 2023 – December 6, 2023
Every other Wednesday
6:00 pm MST – 9:00 pm MST
Classes can be attended online via Zoom or in-person.
Retreat 1: June 23- 25, Utah
Retreat 2: Sept. 1-7, California
Retreat 3: Jan. 11-14, 2024, Location TBD
Travel and lodging for retreats is not included in tuition but each retreat averages to be about $500 per retreat. More info to come.
Tuition is $5,950
Payment plans available.
We require a $500 deposit to hold your spot.
Meet your instructors and learn more about the program at a free Q&A Webinar.
Thursday, March 23, 2023, 6-7 pm MDT.
M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Alliant International University.
After working as a traditional counselor, Kalei began focusing her work on experiential therapy and integration. She's spent the last 11 years studying post altered states, Shamanic training and entheogen studies. She works as a professional Integration Coach and is the Pastor of Peaceful Heart Church located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Learn more about Kalei HERE.
M.A. in Counseling Psychology in Carpinteria, CA at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Mandi has worked with adults with substance dependence, trauma and mental wellness concerns since 2014 and has worked in various roles, including as a primary therapist, supervisor and clinical director throughout residential, intensive outpatient and outpatient treatment. She currently has a private practice and specializes in integration work, is EMDR trained and has completed the CIIS certificate program for Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapies and Research. Learn more about Mandi HERE.
Robert is a masterful teacher and guide through multiple modalities, specializing in Kambo and using the Mesa as a tool for healing and growth. He is an emissary of love and light, and is a minister whose gifts of deep compassion and love for all beings, focus on awakening others to the power of love, and teaching others about the personal energetics of healing at a soul level. For over fifteen years he has deeply dedicated himself to spiritual exploration, obtaining two Masters Degrees one in World Shamanism and the other in Eco-Theology along the way. By leaning on his backgrounds in science and theology he has created a unique holistic path that encompasses a new state of mind, a broad way of looking at the world we live and breathe in, and a fresh way of reaching out to all possibilities. Learn more about Robert HERE.
Track A will give you a better understanding of which path is best for you to follow next. Think of Track A as your gneeral studies and Tracks B and C like your major courses! After completing Track A, you will be eligible to continue your focused work in
TRACK B: Shamanism with Kalei Bawden or
TRACK C: Integrative Depth Psychology with Mandi Stevenson.
Some weeks you will be meeting with your individual Tracks for more personal and specialized classes, and other weeks both Track B and C will be combined.
Track B and C 2023 begin March 15, 2023!
Let us know if you have any questions about joining our course please email us at email@example.com
Graduates from our first session of Track A will complete the course by the end of Feb. 2023. Once they have received their Certificate of Completion, they will be eligible to continue their learning pathway to Track B or Track C which focus on Shamanism or Integrative Depth Psychology respectively.
An introduction course to learning new tools and theoretical constructs to prepare therapists to more skillfully address mental, emotional, spiritual and collective conditions in more embodied ways as to assist their patient—specifically when the patient is post psychedelic and altered states experiences.
We will be drawing from multiple techniques, including mindfulness practices, depth oriented and archetypal psychotherapy and symbolism, shamanic practices, plant based aromatics, sound and somatic techniques.
By the end of this course, therapists will have a deeper understanding of the following:
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