Neuma Centre for Social Wellness, a pioneer in the field of personal psychedelic exploration and community well-being, has announced a groundbreaking partnership with St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario.
The collaboration was announced last week and will launch the “Foundations for Psychedelic Exploration” program, an initiative designed for individuals and communities interested in the transformative potential of psychedelics.
It begins with an Indigenous Worldview, delivered by land-based education experts. It is designed in an experiential learning format that brings the understanding of the history, science, principles and philosophy of psychedelics into real practice. Participants will have access to an interactive learning platform for live and self-guided content, guest lectures and hundreds of hours of additional resources.
Upon completion of the program, participants will have the option to participate in two group psychedelic experiences and can opt-in to receive a micro-accreditation from St. Lawrence College, signalling a foundational professional competency in the field of psychedelic exploration.
“We are pleased to partner with Neuma on this ground-breaking training and provide participants with a competency-based assessment leading to a College micro-credential,” says John Conrad, Director of Innovation and Business Engagement with St. Lawrence College.
The program aims to reconnect those in need with a sense of self-confidence, resilience, and trust in their ability to transform their mental health outcomes. It employs scientifically validated tools that foster lasting change within a supportive community.
“Regulations are evolving worldwide, creating new pathways for psychedelics as community healing tools. With this partnership, we can support individuals across the world who are looking to explore their potential,” Neuma co-founder Cory Firth said in a statement.
“This partnership is not merely about advancing the field of psychedelics; it’s about instigating a transformation in how we perceive and achieve wellness as a global community.”
In response to a rising mental health crisis and a symptom-focused healthcare system, Neuma is actively leading a shift toward holistic wellness. The center’s approach empowers communities to support each other and establish a robust foundation of well-being.
The “Foundations for Psychedelic Exploration” program, while educational, also encourages communities to reconsider their understanding of wellness.
“This program will set a new standard of practice that empowers the individual as much as it does the mental health professional in taking back control of their mental health with tools that facilitate their growth,” Firth added.
St. Lawrence College and Neuma Centre for Social Wellness are set to reveal their Community Enhancement Project at an event on Wednesday, June 28 from 4-6pm.