Welcome to the Practitioner Guidance Programme

2021

Guidance to bolster your ability to respond to the call to serve:

response–able practice =

excellent service to the One in each of Us

about the programme

open house information call

In this group call you can familiarise yourself with what will be offered in the Programme and ask any questions regarding the modules

August 30th (2 hours)

who is this for?

New practitioners who:

  • want to learn from an experienced practitioner as well as others
  • may be entering clinical research projects and need some ‘know how’
  • value peer networks
  • value learning from others instead of needing to ‘reinvent the wheel’
  • see Best Practices and Ethical Commitments as guiding lights to inform their offering
  • recognise that competency is an integral part of being ‘ready’

Established practitioners who:

  • value cohort networks and ongoing reflection from peers
  • see Best Practices and Ethical Commitments as guiding lights to inform their offering
  • want to learn more and continually evolve
  • continue to allow themselves to be impacted
  • wish to align their skillsets from other honed practices with the uniqueness of this approach

“We recognize that as a community we grow and inspire each other to live up to our highest potential. We collaborate […] with our feet firmly grounded upon the Earth, our hearts open to all, our minds in sound judgment and with forethought and discernment, and our crowns open to the Infinite.”

~ the Conclave

why take the programme?

  • because the lone wolf paradigm is not reflective of the unitive state
  • because you feel the ‘call’ and want to match that with expanded competency
  • because you want this experience to be offered with excellence
  • because even though there are many trainings with other modalities, this experience is unique and deserves a specified understanding and approach
  • because we never stop learning

what is included?

  • INTROSPECTION: guidance on core elements of your practice (Foundations)
  • CONNECTION: weekly group calls in the modules to collectivley explore
  • CONNECTION: access to a global cohort with practitioner-lead monthly group calls 
  • CUSTOM GUIDANCE: one-on-one calls with chad (Foundations and Case Studies)
  • MENTORSHIP: shadow chad’s practice in your area
  • SUPER VISION: group shadowing in a retreat/workshop style gathering
  • VOCATIONAL INSIGHT: optional Gene Key reading with Caroline Ināya from Norwegian Sage (special price in partnership with the Programme)

the modules:

Foundations

Introspective assignments: Ethics & Best Practices, Set/Setting/Integration, Continuing Education, Non-Duality

Start date: September 14th  Possibility to take Case Studies 1 at same time

Duration: 6 weeks

Participants: FULL

Case Studies 1

Presentation of 3 cases. Practitioners work collaboratively in groups of 3.

*Note: same as March 2021

Start date: September 14th   Possibility to take Case Studies 1 at same time

Duration: 3 weeks

Participants: 9

Case Studies 2

Presentation of 3 cases. Practitioners work collaboratively in groups of 3.

All case studies are new cases, so you can compare different experiences that can help your own practice.

Start date: October 21st

Duration: 3 weeks

Participants: 9

Speaker Series 2

Exclusive live dialogue with well known figures in the field with cohort-only debriefing.

Start date: October 29th

Duration: 3 weeks

Participants: 12

Speaker Series 3

Exclusive live dialogue with well known figures in the field with cohort-only debriefing.

Speakers to be confirmed

Start date: November 28th

Duration: 3 weeks

Participants: 12

Advanced Shadowing

An in-person/self-organised shadowing series that provides mentees (1 or 2 max) the opportunity to absorb and learn from all the features of chad’s practice from start to finish.

Duration: 4 days

Gathering of Guides

Advanced collective supervision and shadowing

In-person | Mexico | December 9-14

Participants: 9

what is required?

  • EQUANIMITY: a balance of humility and dignity
  • COMMITMENT: each module has a different time requirement
  • HEART: that is open
  • STABILITY: an excellent internet connection
  • YES!: your enthusiastic affirmation

the guide

I have the depth of character and breadth of experience to offer practitioners guidance that is supportive while challenging, full yet spacious, personable yet professional, encouraging yet humbling.

I call what I’m offering here ‘guidance’ because that is accurate and honest. I am teaching, sharing, conveying my knowledge and experience, providing direction, answering questions, and facilitating dialogue.

Mentorship, to me, can’t be offered online. The in-person modules Advanced Shadowing and the Gathering of Guides is where we can enter ‘mentorship territory’.

What is also honest is that this Programme is not training anyone to operate in any specific way.

This Programme is what I wished for when I began this work as a practitioner. It remains my wish today. And it can’t be done without you. And so, it is for us.

open house information call

In this group call you can familiarise yourself with what will be offered in the Programme and ask any questions regarding the modules

August 30th (2 hours)

what people say

chad has a very high standard for everything he does and that creates a very safe container for learning  Connie

chad serves this medicine in the most safe and loving way – Mathieu

“[Meeting other practitioners] has been the best part of all of this. Because we are all connecting through your trusted presence, there seems to be an immediate trust and openness among us which is meaningful and valuable.” – M | USA

“I DEFINITELY recommend doing this with Chad if you can. We shared an amazing weekend together, and learned SO much. Chad has a very pragmatic and gentle practice, and the opportunity to shadow him with several clients, from preparation through integration, and observe the pure presence that he brings to his container was simply invaluable. Obviously, not everything about this work can be taught, but much more can be conveyed in person than through Zoom and the online modules.” – J | USA | Advanced Shadowing

“I think the weekly themes were thorough and covered the kind of things I needed. The linked resources were very useful […] it was good to have a consolidation. Assignments were practical and I appreciated how they weren’t too didactic and rather forced some self-reflection and drawing on our own experience, research and beliefs rather than things we were being “taught”. – G | USA | Foundations

“I enjoyed meeting speakers with unique perspectives on this substance, and especially that a woman was included. This space is so heavily dominated by white men that I am always relieved with another viewpoint is available.” – D | USA | Speaker Series

“I’m impressed and inspired by Chad’s vulnerability in sharing these cases and his willingness to humbly receive criticism for the sake of others learning benefit (and his). Thank you! I love you!” – B | Canada | Case Studies

I came across a podcast interview of chad while initially researching 5-MeO-DMT. Now here was someone rare in this space, I thought: humble, intelligent, and grounded. He spoke about how he had learned from other practitioners, and that he is dedicated to sustaining a caring community of other practitioners who can share what they are learning. This openness immediately appealed to me. Eventually I managed to speak to him and ultimately entered into a mentor/mentee partnership. Although I had already taken a one-day workshop elsewhere, had read The Conclave’s guidelines and other psychedelic guides, and attempted to apply what I knew from my own contemplative practices to my practitioner services, chad was able to guide me toward a greater confidence and finesse in my approach to serving the molecule. Using a pointed yet sensitive approach, he led me to understand my “whys” while not proscribing his, and also provided me with much needed practical advice. – M.L. | USA

“I like the format. To have enough of time to digest the experience was great [and yet] not too much time to get lost in the world spinning around. It keeps the thread alive enough and not overwhelming…” – S | Czechia | Case Studies

“I loved it! Although I am not as experienced as some others in serving, this medicine works so differently depending on person that there is always something to gain by connecting with other practitioners. We learn in serving and from each other… Meeting in triads was great and I liked that you put us in gender mixed groups. The large group meeting was wonderful, providing insights, laughs, and cringes. We all truly admire your ability to expose yourself, and of course owe [the cases] a great deal of gratitude.” – D | USA | Case Studies 1

“I enjoyed having all the material [for the case studies]. It allowed me to really immerse myself in the process. I feel that to really get the Preparation/intimation/integration process we need all of it.” – M | Canada | Case Studies

“I recognise, appreciate and admire the incredible written material and efficient layout of the entire program. As someone who has crafted an online program I can see clearly the thoroughness of your back-end organisation and truly honour the depth and precision of the portal you have crafted.” – D | Canada

“The content was wonderful–diverse, thought- provoking and relevant.” – C | USA | Case Studies

Frequently asked questions

Are payment plans available?

Yes. For the Foundations and Case Study modules there is an option to select a payment plan when registering.

What are the cancellation policies?

If you cancel within 2 weeks of the opening date of a module you are registered for, I will hold 50% of your payment.

If you cancel within 3 days of the opening date of a module you are registered for, I will hold 100% of your payment.

I’ve taken a module before. Do I have to apply again?

No. Once you’ve been selected to participate for a module, all other modules are accessible to you.

I’ve had one experience and now I want to share this with the world. Am I eligible?

Probably not. And, you are welcome to apply. While it is a noble intention to want to jump into service, best practices are first premised on extensive experiential work.

I consider myself as an established practitioner and I don’t think that the Foundations module is for me. What do I do?

The Programme is not intended to be exclusively for new practitioners. All levels of experience are welcome and desired. If you have not taken or don’t intend on taking the Foundations module, admission to other enter other modules will be selective. Please apply here. I’m excited to have you join us!

I only want to participate in the Speaker Series. Is that possible?

Yes. If you have not taken or don’t intend on taking the Foundations module, admission to other modules will be selective. Please apply here.

I want to register for multiple modules at once. Do you offer a discount?

No. Each module is stand alone and will need to be registered for.

Is this a training? Will I be certified?

No. In the words of one participant in the Programme, “You are teaching, sharing, conveying your knowledge and experience, providing direction, answering questions, and facilitating conversation. But you’re not “training” practitioners to operate in any specific way.”

I’m a member of the Conclave. Does this make a difference as to how to apply?

It depends. Most Conclave members will not have to apply. However, it is recommended to submit and application form if a member has not completed the equivalent of the Foundations module.

Do you provide medicine?

No.

Are there opportunities to learn from you in person?

Yes. The Advanced Shadowing and Gathering of Guides modules are in-person projects where I offer direct mentorship.

I’m in Asia/Australia and the group calls are at inconvenient times. What can I do?

Please apply and we will address this on a case-by-case basis. Depending on the quantity of participants from regions outside of the Americas the calls may be adjusted to accommodate.

I’m concerned about sending information via the application form. Are there alternative ways to apply?

The form uses the Jotform application which has basic encryption. If you still have an issue with this, please let me know and we’ll take it from there.

I’m more interested in one-on-one guidance. Is that possible?

Yes. Group connection and co-learning is not for everyone. I offer guidance via video calls by the hour. Packages can be arranged. We can begin this with an initial 30-minute call by clicking here.

Are there prices for couples? If so, how does that work?

Yes.
For couples who work together, the price is one + 50%. Simply deposit the one and apply together. We’ll arrange for the balance later.

I still don’t know if I want to register for a module and I can’t attend the Open House. Can I speak with you first?

If for whatever reason you won’t attend the Open House but would nevertheless like to learn more, please schedule a discovery call. I will be happy to meet you in person for 10-15 minutes to kick off our relationship.

Why is having a Gene Key reading suggested? Why is it optional?

Gene Keys are an advanced form of divination as well as self discovery. Your Gene Key reading will reveal the connection between a ‘core wound’ of yours and this chosen path of service, your vocation. The insights from this connection will be unpacked during one-on-one calls with me, if you so choose.

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