A wide spectrum learning on mind-altering plants, mushrooms and animals and the successful story of a millenia-old symbiotic relation with human beings.
This 10-day course aims to shed the light on the different aspects of psychotropic plants with a specific focus on therapeutical and spiritual outreach. We will learn all the active compounds and their pharmacological action, scientific investigation and classification. We will also learn ritualistic, psychological and cultural elements of the most significant of these plants.
As a student you will experience the majesty of nature and its variety of plants and enjoy daily activities like meditation and sound journeys to enhance your cognitive abilities and perceptions.
The course provides with several teaching tools like videos, documentaries, seminars and guided tours in the forest. Students have free access to our library for expanding their knowledge.
DURATION: 10 DAYS
LOCATION: Portugal, Europe
DATES: Spring and Summer terms
1800 € now reduced to 1500 € (it includes food and accommodation, the full course and educational material, the printed Diploma, personal tutoring, use of the facilities at the Centre, meditation and daily activities).
The Psychotropic Plants Diploma is a specialization course, addressed to everyone with a strong interest in the subject, psychologists, therapists, physicians and current students with a scientific background.
Admission to the course is regulated by an application process.
To apply you need to send a letter of interest specifying your age, current or previous studies, main learning objectives and extracurricular activities which are coherent with the subjects of the course. Any other relevant information is appreciated.
Classes are mostly theoretical with a commitment of 7-8 hours per day plus extra hours dedicated to personal tutoring if requested. At the end of each module there is a group assessment and at the end of the course there is a final individual test.
This is a level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) credits. Upon completion of your final assessment you will be awarded with two certificates; one Certificate of achievement issued by the Centre and a CPD Certificate displaying the number of credits earned during the course.
The course will provide you with a certified Diploma recognized by several organizations internationally. We are partnered with the following associations:
CMA – Complementary Medical Association
FHT – Federation of Holistic Therapists
IAHT – International Alliance of Holistic Therapists
ABC AWARDS and CERTA AWARDS QUALITY LICENCE SCHEME
HISTORY, COSMOLOGY, CULTS AND RELIGIONS ASSOCIATED WITH PSYCHOTROPIC PLANTS
RITUALS, WITHCRAFT, MYTHS AND SHAMANIC CEREMONIES
PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY AND BIOKINETICS
CLASSES OF PSYCHOTROPIC PLANTS AND THEIR ACTION
THERAPEUTICAL USE AND MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
PSYCHOTROPIC PLANTS OF THE WORLD
PSILOCYBE MUSHROOMS AND AMANITAS
POISONS AND ANIMAL MEDICINE
SAFETY AND LEGAL STATUS OF PSYCHOTROPIC PLANTS
COMPLEMENTARY AND ADDITIONAL CEREMONIES OR RETREATS CAN BE ADDED AFTER PERSONAL CONSULTATION.