In-Person | Sydney, AUS | Begins November 27, 2024


Our HPAP training program is where the two worlds of psychedelics and psychotherapy converge.

Designed for licensed clinicians, our program offers a comprehensive curriculum that blends the wisdom of the Hakomi method with the life-changing potential of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. We provide the knowledge and skills needed to guide clients through their inner journeys, fostering profound healing, growth, and self-discovery.

This unique training program combines our experienced faculty, skills-based somatic curriculum, expert guest lecturers, and transformational experiential learning to support participants to become a part of this exciting journey at the forefront of contemporary psychotherapy. 

Learn the power of Hakomi's relational philosophy to create profound safety for exploring expanded states of consciousness based on ethics, legal frameworks, and therapist self-awareness. These skills are applicable to all aspects of psychedelic psychotherapy, including preparation and integration of psychedelic experiences, as well as deep-dive psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy sessions.

Join us as we embark on a path of healing and transformation. Embrace the new possibilities at the nexus of Hakomi and psychedelic therapy.

Learning Objectives 
Core competencies 

  • Diagnostics and Assessment - Why work with expanded states and what outcomes are hoped for, are foundational questions to ask.  Understanding indications and contraindications is paramount to providing safe and ethical care. 

  • Pharmacology of psychedelic medicines available for use. - Biology, applications, duration, dosage, side effects, and aftereffects. 

  • Ethics of working with expanded states.  Ethics and awareness of the impact of expanded state work is paramount in creating true safety for clients in the care of psychedelic therapists. We will focus on developing ethics through the lens of therapist self-reflection and awareness as well as industry practices and standards. 

  • Therapeutic preparation for deep dive sessions. - How to use the psychotherapy sessions prior to the deep dive session to define goals and intentions, prepare the psyche for psychedelic work, and teach resourcing to clients. Therapeutic agreements and support for expanded state work.

  • Somatic techniques for recognizing and working with trauma before, during, and after deep dive sessions. 

  • Elements of deep dive psychedelic sessions. From arrival to completion, we will explore techniques for “holding space” while clients are in expanded states, including use of ritual, altars, touch, sensory enhancements (such as scent) when appropriate, use of music and of silence, supportive touch when appropriate, use of movement, room setup, immediate aftercare including supplements and food.  

  • Integration of deep dive sessions. Timeline of unfolding of psychological/spiritual/emotional material uncovered during the session and in the weeks to follow.  Use of notes from the session. Reviewing and stitching together intentions and big picture material gleaned from a deep dive session.   

Who Is This Training For?
Psychologists, psychotherapists and counselors that have a legal scope of practice to be able to practice psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy in Australia.

There is not a prerequisite for this training; however, we recommend taking a Hakomi Introduction workshop.

Schedule Dates and Times: Australia Schedule 
2 in-person Modules + 4 Live expert webinars + asynchronous learning + peer group practice

In-person Training Dates
November 27-December 1, 2024, and February 7-11, 2025

AUS In-person Daily Schedule
Day 1- Day 5 Session Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

   9:30 am - 11:30 am Learning Activities
   11:30 am - 11:45 am Break
   11:45 am - 12:45 pm Learning Activities
   1 pm - 2:30 pm Lunch
   2:30 pm - 3:45 pm Learning Activities
   3:45 pm - 4 pm Break
   4pm - 5:30 pm Learning Activities

Live Expert Webinar Dates 
6:00 am - 7:15 am Online Via Zoom 

   - November 8, 2024: Kylea Taylor on Ethics  Adjust to AUS time 
   - December 13, 2024: Annie Mithoefer on MDMA and Hakomi 
   - January 10, 2025: Rachel Yehuda on Neuro-Science, and Psychedelics 

   - February 14, 2025, 8:00 am- 9:00 am: Rick Dobin on MAPS Research Updates

Peer Group Dates
November 21, 2024 and March 6, 2025, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Please note that all fees are paid in US Dollars and are not subject to fluctuating exchange rates.

Application Fee
$100 USD (approximately $150 AUD)

Early Registration
$3,250 USD (approximately $4,999 AUD) if enrolled by August 30, 2024

Final Application Date: October 18, 2024

Final Registration & Payment:
$3,500 USD (approximately $5,399 AUD) if enrolled by November 1, 2024 (final registration date)

Tuition cost does not include any travel related expenses. 

Given the nature of our program, Embodywise does not offer reimbursement for travel expenses in the event of a cancellation for various situations, including but not limited to illness-related conditions, travel delays, or other extenuating circumstances. 

Within 7 days after you are notified of your acceptance of your application, a 10% non-refundable deposit paid in USD is due to hold your space in the training. The final tuition balance is due by November 1, 2024 unless a payment plan has been arranged. 

All participants will need to sign a contract agreeing to the financial conditions of this training. VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted. Wire Transfer is a payment option (customer is responsible for wire transfer fees).


We believe that psychedelic therapy can be an important support in healing individuals and communities towards a just and equitable future. We will have a limited number of slots to support historically underrepresented groups and recognize the need to support these groups to facilitate our vision for an inclusive and equitable access to these trainings, 

We are committed to making our training available to underrepresented groups such as People of the Global Majority, LGBTQIA+, military service members, veterans, first responders, persons with disabilities, those experiencing economic marginalization. If you meet these criteria and would like to apply for a scholarship, please apply here.

Cancellation Policy 

  • Cancellations received by email before the early registration date will receive a full refund, minus the non-refundable deposit and a $30 administrative fee.

  • Cancellations received by email after the early registration date but before the final registration date will receive a 50% refund of the tuition, minus the non-refundable deposit and a $30 administrative fee.

  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after the final registration date or for non-attendance. 

Should minimum attendance requirements not be met, this event may be canceled, and a full refund will be issued. 

We understand that unforeseen circumstances such as illness may arise, however please note that due to the nature of our services and the commitments involved, we have a no-refund policy in place for various situations, including but not limited to illness-related conditions, travel delays, or other extenuating circumstances.

We know that people are understandably concerned about COVID-19. We follow CDC guidelines and ask that people with cold or flu symptoms refrain from attending this workshop. Please ask people's preferences before hugging or shaking hands. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter. 

For more information, including accommodation for special needs and details about our grievance process, contact our administrator at [email protected].