Microdosing Course Presented by The Third Wave

Everything you need to know about microdosing in one easily digestible learning experience.

Zina B.

As Microdosing becomes more popular by the day, there is a need for well-researched, easy to understand, and detailed guidelines for those who want to get the most out of their new practice. I found The Third Wave's Microdosing course to be all this and more. I was encouraged not only by the incredible level of support and information it provided, but also by the community in their online forums. If you're interested how Microdosing can benefit you, just starting out, or even if you're already experienced - I would very much recommend this excellent course.


The community is a priceless resource with the added benefit of administrators who oversee the community to aid in correct information and harm reduction. They are extremely knowledgeable and supportive in helping members have safe positive experiences.

Pablo V.

I had many questions about microdosing to remain safe and set myself up for a successful experience. Then I found The Third Wave and learned about their Microdosing Course and online community. I took a leap of faith, and glad I did. The course is exceptionally professional and thorough as well as indexed for future reference (which I use a lot). It answered all my questions and many others I didn’t know I even had. If you’re looking for a source for growth and/or healing beyond the conventional … this is a great place to venture!


The part of the course that really inspired me was optimizing the microdosing protocol. I find the idea of using microdosing to cultivate intention very exciting! It has helped me to more fully understand the experience and use it as a tool to focus my thoughts and actions.

Melissa P.

The microdosing course is full of pertinent information. It has content which any reader can relate to whether you're an addict, an alcoholic or someone suffering from depression or other mental or spiritual ailments. Reading the course gave me hope, a new way from what I've read and researched before. After completing the course, I was welcomed into a forum which is a community of individuals who want more for their lives and to better themselves as beings.
Thank you, Third Wave, for being a part of my transformation. Thank you for connecting me to others with similar paths of self-exploration. Thank you for the communication platform that has given me a sense of belonging. I now feel empowered to take responsibility for my life!

Microdosing done right.

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Dear Third Waver

Not so long ago I struggled with the basics of living an ‘actualized’ life.

My overwhelming social anxiety left me feeling ‘disconnected’ and ‘out of place’.

I suffered from creative blocks and an inability to cut out distractions to fully focus on what was most important.

Most days I felt down which led to poor self-care. In short, I felt trapped in a never-ending struggle. Really good days were few and far-between.

Then, I discovered microdosing in June 2015.

Within 30 days:

  • My social anxiety disappeared
  • My general well-being improved
  • I stopped procrastinating

I ended up microdosing 2x per week for a total of 7 months.

What surprised me most about microdosing was that even when I stopped my protocol, the benefits remained.


Because microdosing
enables neuroplasticity

That’s right.

Microdosing re-wires your neural circuitry so you interact with your environment in a different way.

Tens of thousands of people have experienced the life-changing benefits of microdosing.

In fact, over the past two years, we have collected thousands of reports on how microdosing has helped people live significantly better lives.

From the reports we’ve collected, we’ve realized there are three common problems anyone interested in microdosing faces:

  1. What microdosing information can I trust?
  2. How do I properly microdose and minimize the inherent risks?
  3. What is the optimal way to utilize microdosing to live a better life?

We wanted to help people like you overcome these three main problems on your path to…

…Having a Really Good Day

What might a really good day look like for you?

  • ‘Getting out’ of your head in social situations

  • Synthesizing innovative and impactful ideas

  • Significant improvement in conditions like depression, ADHD, and substance dependence

  • More energy and increased initiative in both personal and professional life

But here’s the thing:
Microdosing isn’t a ‘magic pill’.

In fact, many people who microdose learn all the basics but never FULLY utilize this amazing opportunity to completely transform their lives with microdosing.

And that’s why we’ve created this microdosing course and community: to help you step into 100% of your joy and potential, not just some of it.

There will be two main drivers to help you on your path to a really good day:

  1. Aligning microdosing with your personal goals:
    Understanding how to align the tool of microdosing with your goals to catalyze your own personal growth and development.
  2. Interacting with a supportive community of other microdosers:
    In our premium community you will find the nurturing and motivational support to transform your life with microdosing.

Get Your Full Microdosing Course Now

  • Extensive online curriculum
  • Demonstration videos featuring Paul Austin
  • Microdosing Course Workbook & Results Tracking Template
  • Lifetime access to course content
  • Support of The Third Wave’s mission and research
  • Extensive online curriculum
  • Demonstration videos featuring Paul Austin
  • Microdosing Course Workbook & Results Tracking Template
  • Lifetime access to course content
  • Support of The Third Wave’s mission and research
  • In-depth video and audio expert interviews
  • Lifetime access to Members-Only Community

Learn how to catalyze breakthroughs in your personal and professional life with everything from the basics of how to microdose to advanced best practices.

What course members said about their microdosing experience

– Microdosing course student

As someone completely unfamiliar with psychedelics (or other recreational substances other than alcohol), the course gave me the confidence to try microdosing without fear, and I love the results!

– Microdosing course student

I've enjoyed being part of this course. It's been comforting to realise that my experiences are similar to that of others yet totally unique too. It's also beneficial to have access to a large vault of resources.

– Microdosing course student

This course helped me to optimize and structure my MD protocol. It gave me the knowledge and skills to fully experience the potential benefits of MDing. In addition, it made me aware of how to monitor those benefits.

– Microdosing course student

Embarking on this protocol can be intimidating for anyone, and the course gives you the framework to be more confident.

– Microdosing course student

I have been microdosing on my own and came up with it from within my direct experience of life so the course is a big confirmation of my own choices. I look forward to the evolution of the group consciousness as we go through the natural stages of growth of all living organisms.

What You Will Learn

Section 1
Background Education, History & Science: The Essentials of Microdosing

  • How the phenomenon developed over the past 5 years & why
  • The two primary reasons why people find value in microdosing and which camp you belong to
  • The early science behind microdosing as learned from neuroscientists, researchers, clinicians and psychologists
  • The intersection of microdosing and mood disorders
  • Why microdosing helps with depression and why it’s more complicated for general anxiety
  • How microdosing can accelerate the process at becoming ‘worldclass’ in your domain of expertise

Section 2
How to Microdose

  • All the basics of beginning your own microdosing protocol
  • Information for how to protect yourself if you source substances for microdosing
  • How to prepare microdoses for consistent, reliable consumption
  • The differences between psilocybin mushrooms, truffles, mescaline, and LSD
  • Information on major concerns and risk factors drawing from the latest available research and anecdotal reports
  • Step-by-step walkthrough of a typical day when microdosing
  • How to properly cultivate a deep intention for your microdosing protocol that aligns with your own purpose and desire
  • Extensive overview of cannabis microdosing, a legal alternative for those who may not be able to access classic psychedelic substances

Section 3
How to Optimize Your Microdosing Protocol

  • How to create an ideal microdosing protocol for your own needs and objectives
  • Our Third Wave ‘pro tips’ that we’ve gathered by collecting hundreds of unique microdosing experiences
  • Suggestions for alleviating sources of personal suffering, including social anxiety, depression, procrastination, and other issues
  • Reasons why spending too much time in ‘flow’ can actually become a ‘bad’ thing and how to find the right balance
  • How to utilize a microdosing protocol to accelerate your leadership development and creativity
  • How to combine microdosing with other consciousness modalities and practices for maximum benefit
  • How to find the right dose and context for you
  • Walkthrough of purchasing cryptocurrency and utilizing communications to ensure your safety and well-being is protected from the misinformed intentions of certain authority figures
  • Overview of the long-term effects of microdosing, including the impact of re-wiring neural circuitry and why it comes with risks

Supplementary Materials

Microdosing Expert Interviews:

  • Dr. Dan Engle
    Integrative Psychiatrist

  • Dr. Ben Sessa
    Clinical Psychiatrist

  • Jerry B. Brown, PhD
    Anthropologist and Activist

  • Peter Sjostedt-H, PhD

  • Janet Chang
    Mental Performance Coach/Self-Quantified Expert

  • Tarzie McLean
    Integration Therapist

  • Matt Cooper
    Peak Performance Specialist

  • Jesse Lawler
    Nootropic Expert

  • Dr. Sohail Malek

These expert interviews are only available to our Microdosing Course + Community members.

Course members receive access to our existing library of interviews PLUS a new one every month.

Upcoming interviews include medical doctors, neuroscientists, meditation experts, integration specialists, therapists, and many more.

Customized Microdosing Workbook and Tracking Template

Our custom-made workbook enables you to make precise qualitative observations, plan your ideal future, and steer your step-by-step progress.

Course Members Get Lifetime Access

Because of the nascent nature of microdosing, the amount of information we will learn in the next 3-5 years will be staggering…

And our Microdosing Course and Community members will be at the forefront of this movement.

That’s why your course membership lasts you a lifetime. You’ll receive access to all new course additions and interviews, free of charge.

By enrolling in this course, you are also actively contributing to The Third Wave’s mission and the psychedelic movement. That means funding research into microdosing, changing the cultural conversation around responsible use of psychedelics, and helping us avoid advertising to remain 100% community supported.

The Third Wave’s Premium Community

As part of your investment, you get lifetime access to The Third Wave’s premium ‘insider’ community, where you will have direct access to hundreds of other microdosers, many of whom have been in similar situations as you (e.g. trouble sourcing substances, specific personal questions).

We’ve curated our own private, anonymous Third Wave community where you can ask questions about EVERYTHING related to microdosing and also connect with other course members in your local jurisdiction.

30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

If you’re not 100% satisfied with your purchase to join our exclusive Microdosing Course + Community, we will refund your purchase, no questions asked.



There are three sections in the course, each containing between 30 and 90 minutes of slide lessons that you can read at any time that’s convenient for you.

There are also a number of supplementary sections for new course additions.

Additionally, you receive access to video and audio expert interviews, demonstration videos with The Third Wave founder Paul Austin, your Microdosing Workbook and Results Tracking Template, and lifetime access to the private, Members-Only Community.


No, the entire course happens online, and you can take it from any place where you have an internet connection. All lectures and slides are pre-recorded so you can watch them at any time that works for you. Of course, you can also enjoy all the course materials on your phone and tablet.


You can spend as much or as little time as you want on integrating psychedelics in your life. You get lifetime access to all course materials, so there is no reason to complete the course within a certain time period.

You can follow the course at your own pace and always come back to the material later when you want to revisit things or dive back into a microdosing protocol.


You keep lifetime access to all course content, as well as free lifetime updates.

That means you can always review the material in the future, and you’ll have plenty of time to catch up in case you fall behind.


All technical concepts are described in simple terms while avoiding unnecessary jargon, which allows people from all age groups to successfully participate in our microdosing program.


Many of our course members are not new to microdosing; they take the course to better understand how to maximize the benefits of their microdosing protocol. By integrating best practices and complementary modalities, even our experienced members accomplish goals that have otherwise remained elusive.

The benefit of being part of a larger community is also a huge plus!

It’s one thing to experiment with microdosing by yourself. It’s another thing to do it within a web of supportive, informed individuals.


Microdosing can be a low-risk way to take a first step into the world of altered states of consciousness. You will learn how to integrate these tools without needing to change your day-to-day activities.

Our course will walk you through all the basic education about psychedelics to alleviate any misgivings or fears you may have about trying them.

We will also provide specific advice for first-time users to mitigate any risks and maximize the upsides of beginning a microdosing protocol.



Because of the uninformed, biased, and outdated Controlled Substances Act, we cannot directly help you source illicit substances. Unfortunately, most substances that are microdose-able have incorrectly been placed in Schedule 1, meaning these have no medicinal benefits and are highly addictive (both of which are not true).

However, we will provide legal instructions on what is legal and what is illegal to help you navigate the most dangerous aspect of microdosing. Psychedelics are ubiquitous.

Ultimately, it will be up to you to find the substance.


We use industry-standard encryption to protect your credit card details throughout the checkout process. Your information is never shared with anyone, and we won’t be able to see your credit card details. We take your online security extremely seriously. If you don’t like paying by credit card online, you can also pay with your PayPal account. If this option doesn’t work either, please contact us directly.


Enrolling in the course does not mean you have to microdose. We do our best to provide objective, unbiased information about microdosing so you can make the decision that’s right for you.

Having said that, certain individuals in specific circumstances should not ingest a psychedelic substance without speaking with their doctor first, including but not limited to:

  • If you have been diagnosed as schizophrenic or bipolar (I or II)
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • If you have red and green color blindness (preliminary research indicates microdosing can lead to “visual trails”)

Additionally, some individuals that microdose find their microdosing protocol to be temporarily destabilizing, especially when a considerable amount of unprocessed psychological issues or life stressors are present. Its up to each person to find their own sense of balance, but if you find yourself in a particularly turbulent or stressful time in your life, it might not be the best time to initiate a microdosing protocol.

About Your Instructor

Paul Austin

Founder of The Third Wave
Head Microdosing Practitioner

Paul is committed to changing the cultural conversation about psychedelics through his platform, The Third Wave. Because of his work with microdosing, Paul has been featured in Rolling Stone and Business Insider, with additional pieces in the New York Times, Playboy, and Lifehacker. In June 2015 Paul began his first microdosing protocol. Immediately, he noticed improvements in his energy levels, creativity, and general sense of well-being. The impact of microdosing was so profound on his life that Paul wanted to help others understand how microdosing could be used as a tool for personal growth and understanding.

In speaking publicly about microdosing, Paul hopes to provide a dialogue about knowledge, learning, and growth at the intersection of microdosing psychedelics and self-optimization

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Course Now for $147

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What course members said about their microdosing experience

– ”KT”, Microdosing course student

Learned a lot, and helped clear up several aspects of microdosing of which I thought I already had knowledge. Definitely now have more confidence with microdosing!

– ”DY”, Microdosing course student

This course walks the fine line between informative and overwhelming rather well. There's a lot of ground to cover but it manages to address all of the major elements without leaving me feel like I'm out of my league. Really enjoyed it and will most definitely be referring back to this content in the future. Well done guys!

– "AG", Microdosing course student

This course is great for everyone from absolutely none experience with psychedelics to the most experienced who would like to improve their micro-dosing techniques or wellness tracking. Its contents have a perfect balance between scientific research, practical recommendations and experiences. I consider it to be very holistic, informational and inspiring. This course is a must take for experience enhancement and harm reduction purposes.

– "SL", Microdosing course student

The microdosing course gave me permission to spend time developing myself and helped me open myself up for reflection and growth in a controlled way. It was great to share stories and the experience with all types of wonderful characters from across our beautiful planet, and to create the space to reinvent ourselves.