Amplify Your Impact
Psychedelics and the
New Coaching Paradigm
Psychedelics are an evolutionary catalyst for personal growth. Their combined neurological and psycho-spiritual effects rapidly transform lives every day.
Now, by harnessing the incredible power of psychedelics, we aim to revolutionize the coaching paradigm.
Mindfully integrating psychedelic medicines into a high-performance coaching methodology will be nothing short of a game-changer for those who can do it well.
With this ultimate toolkit to help clients move through patterns of resistance, emotional blockages, and limiting beliefs, properly trained coaches will gain the ability to create breakthrough results faster and with greater alignment between mind, body, and spirit.
This is an opportunity to be a part of a movement that will change lives.
Transformational Training at the
Forefront of a Cultural Phenomenon
Who Is This Certification For?
Third Wave Certification is for established coaches who want to add psychedelic work into their existing frameworks.
It’s ideal for coaches working on the forefront of human potential, peak performance, executive training, and leadership development.
We will screen applicants for coaching experience, as you will need an existing coaching business to make the most of this training.
This is not a clinical program. It is not suited for individuals who want to work with PTSD, clinical depression, psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, or other clinical conditions.
Master the Skill of Psychedelics
Psychedelic medicines are less like a typical Western medicine and more like a holistic development tool. Like any tool, they can be used masterfully or recklessly.
This certification program is designed to help you master the skill of psychedelics at the highest level so you can make a transformational impact in your clients’ lives as well as your own.
The program content will teach you how psychedelic medicines and modalities can be used to achieve optimal well-being, peak performance, and successful leadership. Through that lens, we will explore a range of themes,
Psychedelics then and now: A framework for the Third Wave of psychedelics.
An overview of the legal landscape and best practices for limiting your own legal liability.
What science is telling us about the optimal use for different psychedelic medicines, including psilocybin, LSD, ketamine, and MDMA.
From healing to personal transformation: How to achieve predictable results with an outcome-based approach to psychedelic medicines.
Fueling behavioral change: Psychedelic medicines and neuroplasticity.
How psychedelic medicines can accelerate healing and recovery, and reduce the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress.
Using psychedelic modalities to help your clients achieve optimal well-being— physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Living on purpose: The role of psychedelic medicines in helping to drive clarity, creativity, and innovation.
Leading from the heart: The power of psychedelic medicines to fuel inner transformation, reimagine corporate cultures, and create a new vision for the future of work.
A sacred trust: Ethical practices, ethical sourcing, and creating safe spaces.
Preparing your clients for a psychedelic journey: Assessing client readiness, set and setting, and practices for harm reduction.
The critical role of integration and supporting practices that can help you create sustainable results for your clients.
Turning theory into practice: How to reposition your coaching practice to support new modalities.
The Certification Program is an intensive program with 13 weeks of classes (including the live retreat), followed by practice coaching and a final assessment, and culminating in a virtual graduation day ceremony on May 13, 2022.
It takes you step-by-step into the subtle process of working with psychedelics to create transformational results for clients.
Weekly 90-minute Teaching Sessions with Third Wave Founder, Paul F. Austin
Every week, you get a 90-minute deep dive into a core topic, followed by a Q&A with Paul F. Austin. You will get comprehensive training in working with different medicines, the patterns of psychedelic transformation, and how to ground breakthroughs into lasting change.
Weekly 2-hour Small Group Facilitated Integration Sessions
These sessions are designed to help integrate the teaching material through reflection, discussion, and application. These will include guided group conversations, breathwork, and other facilitated practices to support your growth.
Workshops with World-Class Guest Teachers
Over the course of the program, you will get seven in-depth workshops with our guest experts. Each of our teachers is a leader in their field. Some of the topics we will cover include: high performance coaching methods; using psychedelics for both healing and growth; psychedelics and biohacking; functional medicine and the role of diet and nutrition in achieving personal outcomes; how microdosing can help spur creativity and flow; transforming from the inside out; psychedelics for empathy, communication, and teambuilding; entrepreneurship and psychedelics; complementary practices; holistic health; and more.
Two 1:1 Coaching Sessions with Paul Austin
This certification training will be a transformational process for participants. To help you navigate these challenging waters and gain a valuable experience of being coached in our methodology, you also receive two 30-minute 1:1 coaching sessions with your lead trainer, Paul Austin.
Ground Theory Into Practice Through Weekly Assignments
Our goal is not to give you an abstract theoretical framework. Psychedelic work is dynamic. The principles of the work must be embodied, not memorized. Repetition, reflection, and application are essential to this process. That’s why, in addition to small-group work, individual coaching, and teaching sessions, you get weekly assignments and exercises to move this knowledge into practice.
Focus on High-Performance Methodologies
Explore how to integrate psychedelics with cutting-edge high-performance methods, including breathwork, cold therapy, meditation, neurofeedback, and more.
Third Wave Approved Psychedelic Integration Methodologies
Third Wave strives to stay on the cutting edge of psychedelic research and findings. Our ever-evolving integration methods are a culmination of all the expertise, data, and personal experiences of our team.
During this program, you will be trained in research-based psychedelic integration methods that we teach to our partners at leading retreats and clinics.
Frameworks for Both Microdosing & Macrodose Experiences
Discover how to design custom protocols with microdosing and macrodosing specific to your clients’ goals.
Your Instructors and Guides
Our instructors are all recognized leaders in their respective fields, with extensive experience in high performance coaching. Few of these luminaries offer this high level of training outside their private client work. With their combined training, you will enjoy an extensive education unavailable anywhere else.
Paul F. Austin
Founder of Third Wave and lead instructor for the certification program, Paul is a 21st century pioneer of responsible use of psychedelics for healing...
Founder of Third Wave and lead instructor for the certification program, Paul is a 21st century pioneer of responsible use of psychedelics for healing, leadership, and personal transformation. He has been featured in Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and WebMD for his work amplifying awareness around the benefits of microdosing psychedelics. He is also the author of the book “Microdosing Psychedelics: A Practical Guide to Upgrade Your Life”, a sought-after public speaker, and a microdosing coach.
Marie Mbouni, M.D.
Dr. Marie Mbouni is a consciousness coach, shaman, energy healer, and speaker who started out in Western medicine as an anesthesiologist with the intention of...
Dr. Marie Mbouni is a consciousness coach, shaman, energy healer, and speaker who started out in Western medicine as an anesthesiologist with the intention of bringing peace and healing to people. After years of working grueling hours at the expense of her personal relationships and her health, Marie embraced a new path and turned her focus toward healing people on a spiritual and energetic level, and mentoring others on a similar path to enlightenment.
Keith Ferrazzi is an entrepreneur and recognized global thought leader in the relational and collaborative sciences. He is a #1 New York Times best-selling...
Keith Ferrazzi is an entrepreneur and recognized global thought leader in the relational and collaborative sciences. He is a #1 New York Times best-selling author of Who’s Got Your Back, Never Eat Alone, and Leading Without Authority, and a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, WSJ, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc, Fortune and other publications. Keith’s astonishing 20-year track record made him an agent of transformation and among the world’s greatest and most sought after coaches.
Amy Albright, Ph.D.
Dr. Amy Albright has played at the highest levels of executive coaching and strategic advising to VPs and CEOs in companies ranging in valuation from...
Dr. Amy Albright has played at the highest levels of executive coaching and strategic advising to VPs and CEOs in companies ranging in valuation from $10M to $2B. She also has a doctorate in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Dr. Amy understands the practical intersection of holistic health, neurosciences, and leadership, coaching leaders into highly-aware peak performers.
David Rabin, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. David Rabin is one of the leading minds of the psychedelic renaissance. He is a neuroscientist, board-certified psychiatrist...
Dr. David Rabin is one of the leading minds of the psychedelic renaissance. He is a neuroscientist, board-certified psychiatrist, health tech entrepreneur, and inventor. He is also a practitioner of ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP) and is trained in MDMA assisted psychotherapy.
Katherine Coder, Ph.D.
Dr. “Eva” Katherine Coder is a trauma therapist, transpersonal psychologist, spiritual guide, and teacher. Eva Katherine invites people...
Dr. “Eva” Katherine Coder is a trauma therapist, transpersonal psychologist, spiritual guide, and teacher. Eva Katherine invites people to realize and express their full divine-humanness to themselves, in relationship, and in community. She works through co-creating evolutionary containers for growth with her clients. She is the creator of the OINOS Temple, a five-element initiatory immersion. Her specialties include trauma resolution, deep feminine cultivation, elemental medicine and psychospiritual integration. Eva Katherine's transformative work connects body, mind, and Spirit to allow people to integrate at a profound level and live from their true essence. She is the author of After the Ceremony Ends, a guidebook for visionary plant medicine integration.
Dan Peterson is a lawyer and entheogenic practitioner. He is a co-founder of The Association of Entheogenic Practitioners and frequently consults on the blurry line between...
Dan Peterson is a lawyer and entheogenic practitioner. He is a co-founder of The Association of Entheogenic Practitioners and frequently consults on the blurry line between “drugs” and sacred medicine used in a religious context. Dan gives us a necessary perspective so we can all protect ourselves and our businesses as we navigate the complex evolving legal status of psychedelics in the US.
Peter Carnochan, Ph.D.
A psychoanalyst, executive coach, author, and Harvard-trained philosopher, Peter Carnochan, Ph.D. has spent the last 30 years helping clients unknot...
A psychoanalyst, executive coach, author, and Harvard-trained philosopher, Peter Carnochan, Ph.D. has spent the last 30 years helping clients unknot problematic feelings, solve challenges, and develop more resilient and expansive modes of living. He is one of the most highly-regarded executive coaches in Silicon Valley and brings a deep, philosophical perspective to both psychedelics and coaching.
Tara Zinnamon, Ph.D.
Tara Zinnamon is a leading yoga teacher with a Ph.D. in neuroscience. Through yoga and movement, she will guide our program into explorations...
Tara Zinnamon is a leading yoga teacher with a Ph.D. in neuroscience. Through yoga and movement, she will guide our program into explorations of the intersection of microdosing, yoga, and becoming the change you want to see in the world.
Philippa Wilkin is a transformational leadership coach and breathwork facilitator. She is the founder of Breathworks, a coach, and a retreat leader who...
Philippa Wilkin is a transformational leadership coach and breathwork facilitator. She is the founder of Breathworks, a coach, and a retreat leader who travels the world empowering people to use conscious breathing techniques to achieve their greatest potential. She will be guiding the breathwork sessions for the certification program.
Deanne Adamson is the founder of Being True To You Transformational Recovery, a network of psychospiritual coaches who specialize in psychedelic...
Deanne Adamson is the founder of Being True To You Transformational Recovery, a network of psychospiritual coaches who specialize in psychedelic integration and addiction recovery. With a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and a background in academic psychology, philosophy, theology, psychotherapy, and personal development, Deanne has developed processes to help people recover from addictions, change their behaviors, enhance their cognitive abilities, and reconnect to their true selves.
Jennifer Rivlin, Ph.D., Assistant Faculty
Jennifer Rivlin, Ph.D. uses her academic background and over 25 years of experience with businesses and nonprofits to help leaders excel in...
Jennifer Rivlin, Ph.D. uses her academic background and over 25 years of experience with businesses and nonprofits to help leaders excel in connecting with customers and creating their best selves. Her personal experience as a business owner gives her a deep understanding of business functions, as well as the challenges and joys of being a leader. Dr. Rivlin has created a mindfulness-based approach to leadership that combines the best of positive and organizational psychology, wellness practices, and Eastern and Western philosophy to help leaders change how they lead so they—and their teams—become more engaged, committed, creative, and joyful.
Live 5-Day, 4-Night
Diamante Valley, Costa Rica
FEBRUARY 2–6, 2022
This luxury five-day retreat will bring together everything you learned in the program into a single transformational weekend.
You will experience firsthand as a client the complete range of best practices in the Third Wave practitioner framework.
Similar retreats typically cost about $5,000 (approx. €4.100) and include only a fraction of the experiential modalities we have lined up for you. The entire retreat is included in your program tuition.
All you have to do is get yourself there.
About Brave Earth
One of the major teachings of psychedelics is how the external reflects and mirrors the internal. Our retreat location, Brave Earth (Tierra Valiente), is the perfect encapsulation of this principle.
It is a burgeoning community, regenerative farm, and healing arts center based in northern Costa Rica. Here amidst the jungle, thermal pools, and cloud forest, we have the opportunity to dive deeper into our work as psychedelic coaches and facilitators, as we evolve new ways of living, serving, and growing.
The entire center is built on the principles of “Regenerative Design”, using whole systems thinking to create resilient and equitable systems that integrate the needs of the individual and society as a whole with the integrity of Nature.
The Retreat Experience
The purpose of the retreat is direct psychedelic medicine experience in the context of connection.
You will walk away from this weekend with experiential understanding of the role that mystical experiences, connection to self, connection to others, and connection to nature plays in personal transformation.
There are no guarantees when working with these medicines. However, with careful attention to set, setting, and curriculum, we believe this weekend will be a life-changing experience.
Here’s a sneak peek of
what we have planned:
→ Personal experience with psychedelic medicine*
→ Daily yoga and meditation
→ Hands-on leadership training
→ Team building
→ In-person coaching
→ Fully catered meals
We are committed to providing a safe live-event experience for everyone in accordance with the latest COVID-19 health guidelines. We will take every precaution to make sure this is a safe, inclusive, and positive experience for all participants.
Your Coaching Certification tuition includes accommodation and meals for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Working with psychedelics requires direct knowledge. It is essential that you understand your clients’ experiences in the context of our coaching framework, so the retreat is mandatory.
Contact us if you have a scheduling conflict and cannot attend.
Priority Placement in
The Third Wave Directory
Third Wave is launching a comprehensive directory of vetted psychedelic clinics, retreats, therapists, and coaches. It will be rigorously curated, featuring only the best, most qualified practitioners.
With our current organic web traffic of 300K+ visitors per month, our vision is to make our directory the #1 go-to resource for all types of trusted, professional psychedelic support.
As a Third Wave Certified Coach, you will get six months of priority placement in this directory. This puts you and your coaching business directly in front of thousands of individuals actively searching for your services.
Not only will this provide you with authority positioning, it may also be a valuable lead generation tool.
Third Wave Coaching Certification doesn’t just give you the training, practical experience, and vetted authority. It also connects you directly to potential clients for your services.
After this Transformational
13-Week Program You Will:
Have complete clarity on how to integrate psychedelics into your current coaching methods and evolve your practice to catalyze positive change in the world.
Cultivate mastery in the skill of psychedelics and how to apply the appropriate medicines to help your clients achieve differential results–whether they want to heal, recover, achieve optimal well-being, rediscover their purpose, tap into latent creativity, or lay a foundation for a new form of leadership.
Understand the benefits and risks of different psychedelic medicines, the impact of different dosages and timings, and how to best leverage them for your clients’ needs.
Experience exactly how high-performance methods interact with psychedelics so you can guide your clients with confidence and empathy.
Develop a toolkit of multiple modalities to break through patterns of resistance, emotional blockages, and limiting beliefs.
Discover the complex interplay of body, mind, and spirit with psychedelic medicines and how to address them holistically with targeted supporting practices.
Understand the nuance of coaching psychedelic use in the context of entrepreneurship and how to create safe spaces, reduce harm, and navigate the evolving legal landscape.
Ground theoretical knowledge, scientific research, and practical insights into the integration process to create sustainable, long-term results for your clients.
Turn theory into practice with access to proven intake practices and marketing approaches.
Only 30 Spots
To give the highest level of support to our certified coaches, this program is limited to only 30 people.
We will grant spots to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you feel the call to join us on this mission to transform the coaching paradigm, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
WHAT YOU GET WITH THIRD WAVE COACHING CERTIFICATION:
- 2 1:1 coaching sessions with Paul Austin
- 7 workshops from our high-profile guest faculty
- 3 breathwork sessions
- Lifetime access to all course material
- A network of peers for support and professional relationships
- 6 months of priority placement in the Third Wave Directory for trainees who meet criteria
- 4-day immersion retreat in Diamante Valley, Costa Rica
Total investment in the Third Wave Coaching Certification Program
This includes the all-expenses paid retreat (not including travel) and a featured placement in our directory to help drive leads to your business.
You can reserve your spot with a $2,500 deposit today. (approx €2.050)
Your deposit does not guarantee admittance to the program.
If you are not admitted for any reason, your deposit will be refunded in full.
What Happens Next?
After you make your deposit, you will be automatically taken to a page to schedule a 1:1 call with Paul. The purpose of this call is to ensure you are a perfect candidate for one of our few spots. If it is not a fit for any reason, you will receive a full refund of your deposit.
Once you are approved, you will receive an email with payment instructions. You will have the option to either pay the remaining balance or set up a payment plan.
When you have chosen your preferred method of payment, you will get a welcome email confirming your payment. Detailed onboarding information will be sent before the first class.
We are searching for heart-centered coaches aligned with Third Wave’s mission to support and guide others on their journey working with psychedelics. If you feel you are that person but have more questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Jared, our VP of Coaching Partnerships.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this certification designed for?
This certification program is specifically designed for established coaches. We want to make sure you have the business infrastructure, and understanding of your ideal client base, to put our training to use quickly. While we will provide access to our Directory, we do not offer business development support.
Do I need to be a credentialed coach to apply?
No. There are no licensing or certification requirements to participate in the program.
What is the time commitment for the certification program?
We anticipate you will need 9-12 hours per week, or about 35-45 hours/month between classes, workshops, and assignments.
Am I guaranteed a certificate? How does “graduation” work?
In addition to meeting our attendance and homework requirements, you will be required to conduct and submit for review a practice coaching session with a client (to be recorded anonymously and deleted after review), and given a final assessment after completing the training. Upon passing this assessment, you will be awarded your Third Wave Coaching Certification certificate and all the perks that go with it.
Do I need to be vaccinated or provide a negative COVID test result to join the in-person event?
We will be closely monitoring recommended safety guidelines as we approach the event. As of now, we will require a negative COVID test to attend the event. We will not require vaccination to attend.
Is there a payment plan?
Yes. Should you decide a payment plan is better for you, as long as you make the $2,500 deposit to reserve your spot, you have the option to pay the remaining balance under these circumstances:
The total cost under the payment plan will be $13,000 (approx. €11.056). Your payment plan would be 5 payments of $2,100 (approx. €1.786) every other week, with the first payment drawn immediately upon checkout.
What are your Refund Policy and Terms & Conditions?
Is the in-person retreat required for certification?
The retreat is a key element of the overall experience and is required for certification. Should you not be able to attend, please contact us to see if other arrangements can be made.
I have more questions….
You can find more specific details about the course on our Course Information page. We update it as needed, so check back often.