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Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy to Break Through Blocks in Your Mental Health Journey

Updated: May 24, 2023

Ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP) is a powerful psychological treatment that combines a combination of traditional therapies with ketamine-induced experiential therapy. This combination helps to unlock parts of the mind that may previously have been inaccessible or unacknowledged, allowing for greater insight and clarity into one's current state of mind.

So if you're looking for the perfect tool to help unlock any mental roadblocks that may be preventing you from making progress on your mental health journey, then be sure to check out our six-session packages.

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What Is Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy?

If you've heard of ketamine, it's probably not in connection with mental health – but don't worry, you don't need to break the law to reap its benefits. Ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP) is an adjunct therapy that can help clients move past stuck areas in their mental health journey.

Think of KAP as a jump start – it helps reprogram neural pathways so that you can break through blocks and step into your fullest potential. Over the course of six sessions, clients will get a deep dive into areas of their emotional landscape that can be potent sources of insight and growth.

Ketamine is a medication used to temporarily lift mood before therapy sessions. It's no magic pill, though – just like traditional therapy, results come from the work put in by both client and therapist together. With the assistance of this wondrous molecule, clients are able to unlock previously inaccessible insights for deeper healing.

How KAP Works: Accessing the Subconscious Mind

The idea of KAP is to use the powerful combination of talk therapy and ketamine, administered in a safe and controlled environment, to access the subconscious mind. Sure, you could just talk it out with your therapist, and that's a great way to start. But sometimes our innermost thoughts and feelings are harder to access – like a secret garden hidden away from the rest of our mind.

That's where KAP comes in! This 6-session process allows participants to get creative and explore their subconscious more deeply than ever before. Participants have a unique opportunity to tap into their subconscious and move past blocks that might otherwise be difficult to overcome with traditional talk therapy alone.

Think of it as one part awe-inspiring journey through the depths of the mind, one part personal breakthrough – all set to some truly epic music. So if you're looking for an innovative new approach to mental health care, KAP is your ticket.

The Benefits of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

Are you stuck in the same old patterns in your mental health journey? Well, you're not alone. Fortunately, there's a solution: Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). KAP is a revolution in mental health treatment designed to help you break through mental roadblocks and reach new heights of self-awareness.

But what makes KAP so great? Here are a few of the top benefits:

  1. Ketamine Is Clinically Proven to Help with Mental Illness – Studies have found that ketamine can help reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD in those struggling with mental health conditions.

  2. Ketamine Expedites patient’s Ability to Process Traumas and Move On – KAP can help patients process their traumas at a much faster rate than traditional psychotherapy due to its unique drug components.

  3. Ketamine Gives Clients Greater Self-Awareness – Patients often experience enhanced insight into their lives as they move through the program due to the improved focus they gain from ketamine treatment.

In other words, KAP is an incredibly powerful tool that can help individuals take giant leaps forward on their mental health journey by unlocking new levels of self-awareness and healing past traumas.

What to Expect in a KAP Session

KAP is an interesting beast, so it's only natural that you might feel a bit hesitant—what should you expect from a session? Well, firstly, it's all about creating an atmosphere of safety and connection.

It starts with talking—your therapist is there to help you unpack the emotions and stories surrounding your challenges. Then comes the ketamine. This medicine works to soften the bond between thoughts and feelings, allowing new perspectives to come into play.

Once your mind is in a creative flow state, you will go on a journey which help you release stuck energy. This helps you to let go of limiting beliefs and open up to new possibilities in your life.

Finally, with supportive discussion, music, art therapy or somatic movement techniques, you can use the newfound insights to create sustainable solutions for your mental health journey.

Ketamine Assisted Therapy Session in a safe setting
Ketamine Assisted Therapy Session in a safe setting

The Importance of Set and Setting for Optimal Results

Have you ever tried to finish a puzzle with the pieces all jumbled up? It's not an easy task. Well, that's kind of how psychotherapy can feel when someone is stuck in a difficult place. With Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Sessions, however, clients can get back to solving that puzzle without upsetting their carefully placed pieces.

The key is in the 'set and setting'. Think of 'set' as the internal mindset of the client and 'setting' as the environment in which they're working—both are incredibly important for optimal results.

For example, if a client comes into their session feeling overwhelmed with anxiety or depressed with sadness, then this will likely affect their own understanding of the work they're doing. That's why all sessions start with an open dialog between client and therapist—to identify the state they're in and work from there.

Once that's established, other factors come into play, like how comfortable the client is in their setting — dimmed lights, soft music, etc., — which creates a sense of safety and trust so they can open up even further and explore new possibilities within themselves without fear of judgment.

It's truly amazing what our brains are capable of when we give them enough space to function freely. Through creating a safe 'set and setting' each session, Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Sessions help clients unlock the stuck areas standing between them and freedom.

FAQs About Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

You're probably wondering what exactly ketamine assisted psychotherapy sessions are and if they can help you take the next step in your mental health journey. Well, we've rounded up some common questions to help shed some light on the subject:

  • What is ketamine?

Ketamine is a drug that has been used in both medical and recreational settings. In medical settings, it can be used as an anesthetic or to treat pain and depression. In psychotherapy settings, it is being used to assist clients in breaking through stuck areas in their mental health journey.

  • What happens during a ketamine assisted psychotherapy session?

During a session, the client will be guided by a clinician who will help them explore whatever comes up during the experience. Clients often report feeling profound insights and access to deep memories that can bring about positive change in their lives.

  • Is seeing a therapist before or after a session encouraged?

Yes! It's important to see a therapist both before and after ketamine-assisted psychotherapy sessions to ensure that you are getting the most out of your experience and that you have someone to talk through any experiences or feelings afterward.

  • How many sessions are recommended?

It is recommended that clients do six 2-hour sessions for best results—but this number may vary from person to person depending on individual needs.

So if you are stuck in a rut and need a bit of extra help moving past it, consider giving ketamine assisted psychotherapy a try. It’s like a spiritual reboot for your mind and can help you get back on track in no time.

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