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Join this unique training to learn about the synergy between neurophysiological and psychological approaches in psychedelic-assisted therapy, unlocking new possibilities for improved patient outcomes. Gain practical insights and a paradigm shift in your facilitation role, enabling you to guide clients towards profound healing and holistic well-being. Join us and be part of the transformation in psychedelic therapy practice.

This training seeks to create a bridge between two important and prevailing models regarding the mechanism of psychedelic-assisted therapy (PAT): the neurophysiologic, as exemplified by Carhart-Harris and Friston’s REBUS model, and the psychological, exemplified by the ancient concept of the Inner Healing Intelligence (IHI) and reflected in the long-standing PAT mantra of ‘trust, let go, be open’. This effort is undertaken in recognition of (a) the fact that these two perspectives on PAT theory and practice are not sufficiently informing one another in the current psychedelic medicine discourse, and (b) the need for PAT facilitators to ground themselves in a nuanced understanding of how these models inform one another, and inform practice, if we hope to create true safety and optimal outcomes for our clients.

The training will begin by demystifying both of these models in practically useful and relatable terms for the non-specialist trainee, and proceed to a nuanced discussion of the ways in which the two models complement, deepen and enrich understanding of one another, showing how psychedelics serve, at the brain level, to catalyze endogenous, psychospiritual healing processes. This novel, integrated synthesis will inform the latter part of the training, engaging trainees in a detailed, pragmatically-focused discussion of how this understanding enhances our capacity as facilitators to create an ethically robust, attuned presence and relationally safe space throughout the processes of preparation, experiential sessions and integration.

The training will emphasize a necessary paradigmatic shift in our conception of the roles we as facilitators play, which is ultimately one of attunement to and empowerment of the client’s profound, non-verbal, non-conceptual IHI. We will leave trainees with a firmer grasp on the knowledge and wisdom necessary to engage in what we perceive to be the PAT facilitator’s core competency: epistemically humble, non-directive assistance in the client’s Self-directed healing of the long-standing blockages to the IHI’s energies that have locked them into states of chronic suffering and disconnection, toward a Self-led, self-sustaining state of integrated wholeness, life-affirming connectedness and well-being.

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Your Trainers

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Casey Paleos, M.D.

Position: Medical Director
Nautilus Psychiatric Services
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Casey Paleos, M.D.

Medical Director
Nautilus Psychiatric Services

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Chantelle Thomas, Ph.D.

Position: Executive Clinical Director
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Chantelle Thomas, Ph.D.

Executive Clinical Director


  • Clinicians
  • Therapists
  • Clinics/Retreats
  • Social workers
  • Medical educators
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Primary care and other physicians
  • Prescribers
  • Nurses
  • Addiction counselors

Top 5 Reasons to Attend

  • Comprehensive PAT Understanding: Gain a deep understanding of two critical PAT models – neurophysiologic and psychological IHI models.
  • Bridging Perspectives: Connect and integrate the neurophysiologic and psychological PAT models for a more holistic grasp of psychedelic therapy.
  • Safety and Skill Enhancement: Learn practical skills to improve PAT facilitation, ensuring safer and more effective outcomes for clients.
  • Paradigm Shift: Embrace a new facilitator role, empowering clients to access their non-verbal Inner Healing Intelligence.
  • Integration Expertise: Gain the skills needed to guide clients effectively through the integration phase, ensuring they apply their newfound insights to daily life for sustained well-being.

About Us


Momentum Communities PBC (dba Momentum PBC) is deeply committed to the psychedelic community and is incorporated as a Public Benefit Corporation, focusing on generating social and public good while operating in a responsible and sustainable manner.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower, educate, and inspire our global community to embrace a lifestyle of wellness and healing. Through authentic storytelling, insightful content, and a commitment to scientific integrity, we aim to demystify the world of health and wellness. Our goal is to be the leading resource for individuals seeking balance, healing, and a better understanding of their own wellness journeys, nurturing a culture of well-being and conscious living for all.

In fulfilling this mission, we are committed to honoring the cultures, traditions, and reformers who have helped pave the way for this community. We recognize the rich history and diverse perspectives that exist within the psychedelic space and seek to create a platform that respects and celebrates these contributions. Through dedicated content and community building opportunities, we aim to foster an inclusive and supportive environment that welcomes individuals from all backgrounds to come together, learn from one another, and work towards a brighter future for the psychedelic movement.

Our Pillars

Empowerment: We believe in the power of healing and wellness as a transformative process that enables individuals to reclaim their lives and thrive.

Education: We commit to providing state-of-the-art, evidence-based content, along with vibrant community-building opportunities. These offerings will cater to the diverse needs of society. We will achieve this by merging independently researched content from third-party sources with activities that foster community building and social networking.

Community: We cherish the vibrant tapestry of our existing mental health community, recognizing the strength in our diversity and unity. As we continue to foster this sense of belonging, we warmly extend our hand to those yet to join us, knowing that every voice enriches our collective journey towards healing and wellness.

Advocacy: We are committed to fostering environments that promote mental wellness, providing tools and resources that encourage holistic well-being

Compassion: Our approach is rooted in empathy, respect, and understanding, treating every individual with the dignity they deserve