Online Workshop
Hosted by Maps of the Mind

Facilitating Psychedelic Experiences

An interactive online workshop on tripsitting, guiding, and organising solo and group trips

🍄 Are you interested in becoming a psychedelic facilitator, but don’t know where to start?

🍄 Do you love the idea of hosting sessions, but lack confidence and are unsure what type of support you could offer?

🍄 Do you already have experience, but would like to improve your ability to successfully facilitate experiences, both for yourself and others?

Facilitating Psychedelic Experiences is a four hour online workshop to help you improve your ability to successfully facilitate psychedelic experiences. In this workshop, we’ll explore what it means to facilitate, dive into ideas with others, and consider what type of facilitators we’d like to be.

Join us for this opportunity to connect with others and explore the topic in a fun and interactive format. You will leave the workshop with a greater understanding of facilitation and more confidence to organise your own sessions.

The workshop is suitable for enthusiastic beginners but will also be of interest to those with experience in the area seeking to connect with like minded others.

Sunday 25th September 2022

16:00 – 20:00 UK Time (BST)
11:00 – 15:00 Eastern Time (EST)



The workshop is composed of four sections, diving into various types of facilitation. Each section will include a theoretical segment and an interactive segment. Interactive segments will be a mix of discussion and sharing in pairs and small groups, journaling, and mindfulness exercises.

The schedule is subject to change depending on the flow of the workshop and the desires of the group.


On Tuesday we will explore on tripsitting. We will look at and explore:

  • Different terms: Facilitator – Guide – Tripsitter – Therapist – Shaman – Spaceholder
  • Different roles, responsibilities, and types of support and interaction: emotional/technical, active/receptive.
  • Best practices and self care as a sitter
  • Listening
  • What type of facilitator you could and would like to be…


A section on organising trips, sessions, and ceremonies. We will look at and explore:

  • The Dream Trip
  • Logistics
  • Ratio of facilitators to journeyers
  • Group vs. 1-1

Group Sessions

A section on group sessions and ceremonies. We will look at and explore:

  • Selecting company: who to trip with and how to choose
  • Group connection
  • Crafting the setting

Solo Trips

A section on solo trips. We will look at and explore:

  • Dangers and risks
  • Standby sitter
  • The ‘ghost sitter’
  • Navigation


We will finish each section with some time for questions.

Join me on Sunday 25th September 2022 for Facilitating Psychedelic Experiences!

Be Part of

A Fun and Interactive Experience


The whole workshop is online (using Zoom), so you can connect from anywhere.

You Get a Recording and a PDF Too

You will also receive a recording of the workshop, so you can catch up if you miss any parts. Breakout rooms won’t be on the recording, but you will receive a PDF with the exercises so you can catch up on any you missed or for future reference. Ideally it’s best to attend the whole workshop live.


Your investment in Facilitating Psychedelic Experiences is $65.


We would like to keep access to our events accessible, so if you would like to join but are unable to because of financial reasons, please email john@mapsofthemind.com

7 Day Guarantee

I offer a 100% unconditional money back guarantee. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase for whatever reason, just contact me within 7 days of the workshop and I will give you a full refund. No questions asked, no strings attached.

There are no forms to fill out, no questions to answer. Just email me letting me you’d like a refund, and I’ll send it back to the method you used to make the payment.

Group Program Discount

All Facilitating Psychedelic Experiences workshop participants will also qualify for a discount on my upcoming group program, The Conscious Psychedelic Explorer, a 6 week deep dive into learning how to use psychedelics, opening in October!

Register Now

Join us for a fun and enriching experience on Sunday 25th September 2022. Gain a clearer understanding of facilitation and the type of facilitator you’d like to be, and explore ideas on how to become a master facilitator.

Click the “Register Now” button, sign up for Facilitating Psychedelic Experiences, improve your ability to successfully facilitate psychedelic experiences, connect with others and have fun in the process!

Register for Facilitating Psychedelic Experiences
Sunday 25th September 2022

About The Facilitator

John Robertson is a psychedelic educator and guide with experience in the fields of mindfulness and personal growth. He is the teacher of The Conscious Psychedelic Explorer and lead creator at Maps of the Mind. He is co-founder and lead facilitator of New Moon Retreats and has worked as a tripsitter at legal psilocybin retreats in Jamaica and the Netherlands. He has experience with a wide range of substances and has facilitated or participated in 200+ psychedelic sessions. He has a passion for sharing his learnings with others on their journey of discovery with psychedelics.

What People Are Saying About John

John is a dedicated, grounded psychedelic facilitator. Journeyers trust him because of his calm, smiling demeanour. He supported a couple of our group psilocybin retreats in the Netherlands, and we would invite him back without hesitation. Highly recommend anything he offers.”
– Chi, Mushroom Tao & Truffles Therapy

“I would recommend working with John to pretty much anyone that is looking for someone to facilitate a session.

I felt the preparations, advice and reassurance coming up to the actual session had a dramatic effect on its success. It helped me formulate my intentions clearly, and make informed decisions about the timing, set-up, and dose. Most importantly, it helped me manage my expectations in a way that, in retrospect, really set things up for a successful and meaningful experience.

Coming up to the session, we’ve discussed the set-up and fine-tuned the amount of involvement and intervention under different scenarios that may come up during a session. Everyone is different, and John’s experience and ability to advise, accommodate and tailor the session to what I was looking for has made all the difference.

– Eric, 1-1 Client

“I had been doing self-guided trips for a little while before taking the course. I had plateaued but felt there was more work to do. Through this course I was able to develop a more disciplined practice and my trips have been much more fruitful.

John has supported me on my journey with respect, kindness and an open mind. His wealth of experience and learning within the psychedelic movement is something he’s eager to share, and I would recommend him to anyone whatever their stage on the journey, whether for a first experience, or to support developing an independent practice. I have learned so much from John, which I take with me on every journey.”

– Tim, 1-1 support and New Moon Retreat participant

“I feel confident and excited for my next trip because I feel more prepared and have a good understanding of what I’m doing and how to make the most of the experience. I’m also not going to worry too much or try to control an outcome before a trip. More just plan for what I can and then let it unfold as it will.

– Rebecca, The Conscious Psychedelic Practitioner Cohort #1

John held the space for our group in a very loving and kind way but he also knows how to facilitate group dynamics. He understood how to elicit the wisdom available in the group and allowed a natural unfolding where I felt myself and others all had something to share. There were not too many people in our group which was very nice and personal. The difference between us all was big, some had little experience and others very specific knowledge but John somehow brought it all into coherence and I truly learned a lot.

– Maya, The Conscious Psychedelic Practitioner Cohort #1

Enroll in Facilitating Psychedelic Experiences
Sunday 25th September 2022

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