Online Workshop
Hosted by Maps of the Mind

Facilitating Psychedelic Experiences

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

Facilitating Psychedelic Experiences is a four hour online workshop to help you improve your ability to successfully facilitate psychedelic experiences. 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.


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.

Section 1: Sitting

A section 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

Section 2: Organising Trips

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

Section 3: 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

Section 4: 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.

🍄 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?

Then join me on Saturday the 2nd July 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 The Recording and a PDF Too

The workshop will be recorded, and the recording will be shared with you soon after the workshop has ended, so you can catch up if you miss part of the workshop. Breakout rooms won’t be recorded, 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 £55.


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


If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us within 30 days of the workshop and we will give you a full refund.

Register Now

Join us for a fun and enriching experience on Saturday 2nd July 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 workshop
July 2nd 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 R/EVOLUTION and lead creator at Maps of the Mind. He is co-founder and director of New Moon Retreats and has worked as a facilitator 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 had been doing self-guided trips for a little while before taking the R/EVOLUTION 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.

– BH, R/EVOLUTION member

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

Enroll in Facilitating Psychedelic Experiences workshop
July 2nd 2022

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