What is a Psychedelic Doula, you ask?

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Why this course?

Deepen Your Practice and Learn to Support Others

Psychedelic Doula Academy helps you guide others through coming back to themselves, learning the art of holding space, supporting others through "rebirth", and renewing a loving relationship with the mind & body. In this class, you will learn how these healing journeys work for both the facilitator (AKA the Doula) and the voyager. Community, listening to different perspectives, and practicing a beginner's mind are beneficial to everyone, including the experienced psychonaut and facilitator.

Connect with a Community of Likeminded People

Each week you will meet with your cohort, and throughout the program, there will be ample time for connection and discussion with others who are all on similar journeys. You will be invited to a private Signal chat group and our own private community network to connect. You'll be able to discuss psychedelics in a safe, stigma and judgment-free container. This program will allow you to feel more connected and supported.

Learn Guardian at the Gateway's Proven Method of Care

Psychedelic Doula Academy is a coach training and certification program using Guardian at the Gateway's tried and true method of care. You will learn a broad spectrum of information to help you become a skilled, ethical, and knowledgeable psychedelic practitioner. With our support, you will gain confidence and self-reliance so that you can create how YOU want to share your unique gifts with the world. At the end of this first level, SPORE, you will have the tools to safely assist someone along their psychedelic journey.

What You'll Learn About

  • Preparing Yourself and Others
  • Self-Care Practices
  • Creating an Ideal Container for Healing
  • Screening, Harm Reduction, and Risk Mediation
  • Ethical Considerations and Standards of Practice
  • Inclusivity and Trauma-attuned Language & Care
  • The Coaching Process and How to Work with Clients
  • A Holistic Approach to Integration
  • How to Run a Psychedelic Coaching Business
  • All things Medicines - types, history, traditional use, contraindications, etc.

Who is this Course For?

  • Doctors, Nurses, Midwives, Birth & Death Doulas
  • Coaches, Bodyworkers, Yoga Teachers, Meditation Facilitators
  • Retreat Organizers and Facilitators
  • Therapists, Counselors, Social Workers
  • Those who want to support their family, friends, and community
  • Those feeling called to work with plant medicines

Dates & Times:

Every Wednesday @ 6:00-7:15 PM PST
June 1st- September 7th, 2022

(12 total sessions - no class 7/27, 8/3 or 8/10)


$2,999 + service fees

A non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot;
payment plans are available

We look forward to reviewing your application!


Will there be a certificate or continuing education credit?

You will be certified at the Spore level in Guardian at the Gateway's Psychedelic Training program at the end of this course. While we do not offer CEs (yet), we hope to soon.

Do I need to attend every class?

Your attendance to the live teaching is strongly encouraged - and we recognize that life gets in the way. All sessions will be recorded and can be watched later. Excessive absences will result in not becoming certified.

This all sounds amazing, but I'm not sure if I'm the kind of student you're looking for?

Please don't let that hold you back! While we are geared more towards nurses and health care providers, we strongly believe that all of those that have the heart to serve in this field are needed and deserve training and education! Fill out the application and make your argument for inclusion.

I'm ready to get started!

Great! Fill out THIS FORM, and let us know you would like to enroll!

I still have questions!

Great! Fill out THIS FORM and let us know you would like to chat! You may also schedule a time to connect HERE.

I filled out the application; when will I know if I'm in?

Hold on there, pard'ner. We are selecting the best and brightest for this group, so it will take us a little time to go through all the applications. You can expect a follow-up connection to find time for an informal interview in mid-May after completing the application.


What topics are we covering?

There are LIMITED SEATS in this cohort - so don't wait! Apply now!

Here's what our recent graduates are saying...

"I've come away with a more comprehensive view to plan and support not only the journeyer but also myself as we walk together on an allyship to healing."

Tiffany C.
Spore Level 1

"Angela’s passion shines through. I felt supported and encouraged to dive into this work."

Nora H.
Spore Level 1

"I felt like this course opened the door to several worlds and connected me with people who have or will have practices as unique as they are."

Noriko B.
Spore Level 1

"Angela is very knowledgeable and very much committed to sharing her knowledge and information. She provided a safe place to interact and learn."

Roxana W.
Spore Level 1

Level 1: SPORE

*This level is a prerequisite for all

other levels*

Meet your guide

Angela Ward, BSN, RN-NC, CPTR, is a Registered Nurse, Transformational Coach, and the CEO of Guardian at the Gateway. Originally a Labor and Delivery nurse, she has dedicated her career to bringing safe and legal psychedelic medicine as a tool to help people heal in a deep way.

She has many hours logged supporting people through expanded states of consciousness, as well as extensive training with psychedelic-assisted therapy, including:

  • Synthesis Institute Psychedelic Practitioners Training (2021-present)
  • The California Institute of Integral Studies Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy and Research (2017)
  • The Ketamine Training Center (2018)
  • The Orenda Institute's Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (2018)
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Guardian at the Gateway LLC and Angela Ward, RN do not recommend or encourage the use of, or supply, any illegal substances. Illegal psychedelic drugs are discussed for harm reduction, safety, and educational purposes only.