Trip Sitters Training

Trip Sitters Training

Are you ready to take on a greater degree of responsibility and involvement in your clients’ personal transformations?

Then embark on a three-month journey with us into the world of psychedelic trip sitting and position yourself as a pillar of support for those in need.

We start May 1st – join us today!

Training Overview

Our Trip Sitters Training is a 12-week program that teaches you everything you need to know to start sitting for clients during their psychedelic journeys.

Each of the twelve modules will guide you through a different aspect of the client journey, from screening and intake, dos and don’ts during the session, and even the legal, ethical, and moral considerations of sitting with a heart-centered and harm reduction approach.

Additionally, each week your class will meet with the course instructor, Sarah Howat, for 90 minutes of real-time discussion of the lecture, Q&A, and personal feedback, as well as expert guest drop-ins.

Start Date & Time Commitment

Training starts on May 1st and runs for 12 weeks. We’ll meet weekly on Tuesdays at 5pm PT / 8pm ET or or Thursdays at 9am PT / 12pm ET and you must attend at least 9 of the 12 LIVE lecture discussions to receive your certificate of completion.

Each week will require a minimum of 3 hours and will look like this:

  • 90-min per week – Tuesday or Thursday group call with discussions, Q&A, and special guests
  • 30-min per week – review the material by reading and/or listening to the audio
  • 30-min per week – required homework assignments
  • 30-min per week – soul work (journaling prompts)

Who Is This Training For?

Trip sitting is a big responsibility to undertake, which is why this training isn’t for everyone.

This training is for you if you are an existing practitioner, including but not limited to:

  • Therapists, doctors, nurses, clinicians, and other patient care providers who plan to offer psychedelic therapy.
  • Psychedelic retreat owners and staff members.
  • Breathworkers, sound healers, bodyworkers, and other healers who would like to add this work to their list of services.
  • Prep and integration coaches who feel called to support clients more directly.

Course Takeaways

This program was created because Being True To You and course instructor Sarah Howat believe that anyone interested in the trip-sitting profession must be thoroughly trained and educated on how to facilitate a safe experience from an embodied and heart-centered place.

By the end of this training, you will know:

  • What a Trip Sitter Is and What a Trip Sitter Does and Doesn’t Do
  • The Significance of Having a Trip Sitter Versus Not
  • Ethical, Legal, and Moral Considerations in Sitting for Others During Journey Work
  • How To Prepare Yourself for This Role Mentally, Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually
  • How to Hold Space During Psychedelic Transformational Journeys
  • What Your Role and Responsibilities Are Before, During, and After Someone’s Treatment
  • The Difference Between a Facilitator and a Sitter
  • The Differences Between Various Settings and Populations

Course Features

Our training is packed with value from start to finish and beyond.

Included in your enrollment:

  • 12 Modules (30 minute Audios + Printable Handouts)
  • 12 Group Calls (weekly)
  • Weekly Homework Assignments
  • 70 Page Integration Workbook (can be gifted to clients)
  • Resource Guide
  • Optional Reading List
  • Facilitator and Client Checklist
  • Intake and Screening Forms
  • Common Client Questions (and Responses)
  • Journaling Prompts for Deeper Self-reflection
  • Mentorship from An Experienced Trip Sitter
  • Guest Speakers

Course Instructor

Sarah Howat attended the University of Northern Colorado for a Masters in Couples & Family Therapy. She is based between Austin, TX, and Colorado Springs, CO, where she runs her own private practice and sits one-on-one with clients, as well as for three separate retreat companies.

In her time as an Expert Trip Sitter, she’s been involved in over 80 psychedelic experiences and worked with 200+ individuals in a one-on-one or small group setting. She is also a transformational coach, spiritual mentor, and prep and integration coach certified through Being True To You.

Her guiding principle in this work is that integrity is everything.

Why This Training?

Now more than ever, educated and experienced trip sitters who understand the psychedelic experience and who have undergone their own journeys are being called on to support others in theirs.

However, due to the unpredictable nature of these experiences, maximizing our efforts in preparation for becoming sitters is truly the only ethical way to approach this work.

When navigating the inner workings of another’s psyche, things can easily go wrong, and when sitters aren’t confident in their role, things often DO go wrong.

This training prepares you to handle any outcome smoothly and ensures that your clients have more successful journeys by providing you with the knowledge you need to give clients the highest levels of care and integrity.

Job Opportunities

Becoming certified as a trip sitter will position you ahead of everyone else as a well-rounded, all-encompassing form of support for anyone looking to dive into psychedelics with an empathic witness by their side.

Upon completion, you’ll be able to seek out opportunities working alongside many different organizations, such as:

  • Retreat Companies: Sit internationally for psychedelic retreat companies serving Ayahuasca, Bufo/5MeO-DMT, Psilocybin Mushrooms, Huachuma, Iboga, and more.
  • Psychedelic Clinics: Seek out local Ketamine clinics that lack professionally-trained sitters and fill the gap. Do the same with MDMA and Psilocybin as they become legal.
  • Sitter Networks: Join a network of psychedelic trip sitters where you can get consistent quality leads without doing any of the marketing or sales.
  • Medical Professionals: Partner with medical professionals such as doctors offices, nurse practitioners, or even therapists, and become the go-to referral for their existing client base.
  • Treatment-Specific Organizations: Be the safe landing needed for people recovering from addiction, going through end-of-life care, or for our often neglected veterans and first responders.

Interested in learning more about the Trip Sitters Training?

Reach out with any questions.

DISCLAIMER: This training is for informational and educational purposes only.
Being True To You and this Sitters Training Course does not approve or disapprove or suggest or advocate for the use of entheogenic or psychedelic medicines, nor does Being True To You, this course, or any of our coaches or members make referrals to the medicines or help people connect with psychedelic medicines (legal or not). Clients who are interested make these decisions on their own, including finding and setting up these experiences and doing their due diligence, all in an approved and legal manner of their own accord. The training will help you support people who are undergoing psychedelic experiences. The same ethics and protocols apply, such as, staying in your arena of coaching and not mixing coaching with things like psychedelic advocacy, psychedelic facilitation, psychedelic marketing or sales, or making psychedelic retreat referrals.

Being True To You (BTTY) is an online transformational and integration coaching program, coach training and certification, and aftercare integration services for wellness clinics. BTTY coaching supports individuals through tough times, transitional moments, and transformational experiences. While clients may struggle with addiction, depression, and other psychological conditions, BTTY coaches are not counselors or mental health professionals, do not professionally assess, diagnose, or treat such conditions, and do not try to influence a client’s decisions around their medical symptoms. BTTY does not replace or stand in the way of clients getting professional medical help. BTTY does not approve or disapprove, suggest, advocate, or make referrals or connections to any psychedelic substances, sources, or providers. BTTY Is a standalone company not affiliated with any other organization. BTTY is governed by regional and federal laws and adheres to morals, ethics, and industry standards.