3 month Trauma Informed
facilitator refinement training


Weekly Zoom

Classrooms each week focusing on various topics. Classes will include discussion, exercises, and surprise guest speakers.

Course Work

Every week new material will be released including videos, handouts, and other relevant resources to support students in their assignments.

Hands on Training

One week of hands-on, in-person training with experts in the 5-MeO-DMT field at the Tandava Retreat Centre in Tepoztlan, Mexico.

The owner of this website, F.I.V.E, is providing educational training to educate, inform, and promote harm reduction.  The educational training has not been evaluated by the FDA.  5-MeO-DMT should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition.  F.I.V.E does not endorse or promote the use of 5-MeO-DMT and does not encourage or condone any illegal activities.

Our training mission

At F.I.V.E., we believe 5-MeO-DMT has the potential to change the world in a big way. In order for this to happen, proper education and awareness must be cultivated around this powerful compound. In offering full and complete training to facilitators, we are making it our mission to make a difference in the quality of experience participants receive.

The F.I.V.E. team has included in this training all of the most important facets of serving this powerful medicine. This training will cover everything from trauma, preparation, integration, serving skills, and more. We aim to prepare students to confidently serve this medicine within full integrity in countries where not legal.

During the program, students will have the rare opportunity to get in-person, hands-on experience in Mexico at an operational 5-MeO-DMT retreat center, both learning the necessary skills to serve this medicine but also applying them under the supervision of skilled practitioners.

Gathering wisdom from experts in the 5-MeO-DMT field, F.I.V.E. has put together a complete training course offering students a comprehensive guide into safely and effectively serving this compound. Included in this course will be both recorded video material and guest speakers, featuring many of the pioneers of 5-MeO-DMT as well as other relevant speakers in the space.

Facilitator Refinement Training

This course is specifically designed for already practicing facilitators of 5-MeO-DMT who would like to refine and expand their toolset.

As a result of 5-MeO-DMT becoming increasingly popular, more and more facilitators are popping up. Unfortunately, most facilitator trainings are shown to be incomplete in their teachings and, in addition, lack basic safety standards. These trainings are sending students out to serve without proper preparation and integration containers. As a large majority of students are being left without any real guidance or accountability, we are now seeing a large spike in unchecked egos, unethical practices and a lack of integrity. As a result, the repercussions have devastated the reputation of this beautiful medicine while leaving participants with further traumas, physical injuries, and even death. 

Without any ancient wisdom tradition or culture passing on the knowledge of this medicine to its facilitators, there has been a massive teething process. While it has unfortunately been at the cost of many participants of this medicine, it is now time for the community to come together and set a standard of service to those who are seeking healing. This course has been specially designed to give already practicing facilitators the tools they need to serve this medicine at a gold standard. Facilitators will be equipped to offer safe and effective containers while upholding the utmost integrity in their offerings. 

F.I.V.E. 3 Month Facilitator Refinement Training

Who is this training for?


Existing facilitators who are currently serving 5-MeO-DMT and would like to sharpen their skillsets, as well as facilitators who have done incomplete or shorter training courses that may not have armed them with the necessary skills to keep their participants safe.


Individuals who have done their own work on their paths before attempting to start serving others this powerful compound. Individuals must be willing to continue their personal growth, no matter where they are in their journey with this medicine. 


Individuals who already work with their own practice of self-inquiry on their path. A good understanding of ones own patterning is needed to step into this role. 


Individuals wishing to work in a community rather than aiming to make their service about them. Individuals must be open to and welcome support and accountability from their community.


Individuals focused on learning as much as possible to support participants in getting the most out of their experience. Individuals must understand that there is always room to grow as a student.


We have found that individuals who are already in a teaching or leadership position of some sort are best suited for serving this medicine. 

Important Note for Students:

This training is intensive and will require your full attention throughout the duration. Each week students will be receiving multiple core topics, videos, handouts, assignments, Live zoom calls, and more.

3 Month F.I.V.E Facilitator Refinement training


Module 1
(3 Week Segment Online)

In this module, we will discuss the evolution of 5-MeO-DMT while addressing best practices in facilitation. After exploring topics such as inclusivity, we will turn our attention to understanding trauma and how to best hold space for it.

Module 2
(3 Week Segment Online)

This module will be focused on the logistics of serving. Using safety as a keynote in this module, students will gain the necessary toolsets to keep participants safe while supporting them to get the most out of their experience.

Module 3
(3 Week Segment Online)

In this module, we will focus on the importance of integration. Students will gain toolsets and insight into what is required for participants to create lasting change within their lives.

Module 4
(3 Week Segment Online & Onsite)

In this module, students will begin to form their personal medicine containers and showcase their work through presentations. The last week of the module will take place in person in Mexico.

Meet the Teachers

gathering wisdom within the 5-meo-dmt community

Victoria Wueschner

co-Founder & President- f.i.v.e
Director of education at KAivalya kollectiv

5-MeO-DMT Facilitator, Kambo Practitioner, 5-MeO-DMT Integration Specialist, Psychedelic Retreat Leader, 5-MeO-DMT Educator

Joel Brierre

co-founder at F.i.v.e.
ceo of kaivalya kollectiv

5-MeO-DMT Facilitator & Educator, Psychedelic Integration Specialist, Psychedelic Retreat Leader, 500 HR ERYT Yoga Teacher, 5-MeO-DMT 

SUpportive teachers
(guest & video series speakers)

Merrill Ward

5-meo-dmt educator

Flor Bollini

5-meo-dmt educator

Rak Razam

5-meo-dmt educator

Quilley Powers

5-meo-dmt educator

Chad Charles

5-meo-dmt educator

Dr. Matthew Hicks

Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Jeff Tarrant

ph.d., neuro-therapist

Dr. Holly Richmond

PHD., Certified sex therapist

Kaira Mayestra

Somatic Trauma Therapist

Kurt Pope

Jungian psychotherapist

Anthony Sosa


Brittany Sirtonski


Susan Gunner

holistic psychotherapist

Benjamin Malcolm


Robin Divine


Charlotte James

Decolonization Educator

Shiri Godasi

integration educator

Dr. Bianca Sebben

PhD., Psychologist

Sitaram Das

Integration educator

Govind Das

Bhakti yogi/ Educator

Dr. Julia Mirer

MD., psychedelic consultant

Bill Gallagher

internal family systems

Payton Nyquvest

Founder & ceo Numinus

Jamie Evans

hospitality educator

Greg Lawrence

Integration specialist

Fernando Suárez Bleck

Lawyer & Conservationist

Colette Condorcita

Integration Specialist

Otto Maier

Integration Specialist

Butterfly (Tony Pham)

grief & Compassion educator

Eugene Alliende

Transpersonal Psychotherapist

The refinement

training structure

The F.I.V.E. Facilitator Refinement Training will take course over a 3 month period consisting of 12 weeks. . The first 11 weeks will all be done online, while the 12th week will be done onsite in Mexico. The online portions of the course will consist of weekly zoom calls with teachers as well as videos, handouts, homework and other resources and materials. The in person portion of the course will take place at the Tandava Retreat Center in Mexico to get real, hands on experience in the field. 

We will only be accepting 20 students per year. This allows for student-facilitators to get the highest level of education through focused attention from the teachers. Each facilitator applying will first go through a thorough application process and then those selected will undergo a video conference call with the course facilitators to explore if the student is a good fit for the program. Once through the application process, student-facilitators will then receive everything needed to begin the journey of facilitation with their peers.

hands on training

F.I.V.E. has partnered with Tandava Retreats for the hands on portion of the training. Tandava is the worlds first 5-MeO-DMT retreat center offering a balanced blend of science and spirituality. When it comes to the 5-MeO-DMT experience, Tandava has created a world class name in the psychedelic space for safety, ethics and long lasting results among its participants. 

Onsite in Mexico, students will spend 1 week exploring the depths of service, from shadowing experts in the field to holding ceremonies amongst their peers. At this time students will also have the rare opportunity to learn and share their newfound skills at an operational 5-MeO-DMT retreat centre. The in person practicum will end with an examination by experienced facilitators and end in a graduation ceremony.

Disclaimer: F.I.V.E does not support or condone the use of 5-MeO-DMT in countries where not legal.

Now Accepting Applications for 2023

Apply for the training

Click the button below to submit your application for our upcoming 2023 training. Selected applicants will be contacted in 2-3 weeks for video interviews.

 Thank you for your interest!

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*January 2023*