Trauma Recovery with Ketamine

Depression, anxiety, and trauma recovery treatment with ketamine

Treasea Johnson

6/22/20232 min read

a person drowns underwater
a person drowns underwater

Ketamine-Assisted Therapy Session

Deciding if a Ketamine therapy session is for you. If you would like to dive deeper into healing from trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, PTSD, or investigating for personal growth. This experience may be for you. We will first need to find out if you are a candidate for ketamine therapy, The medical professionals will pre-screen the candidates with a series of tests and surveys to see if this is the right choice for you. If so, you will join an intimate group of participants (2-10) on a healing journey. Located in a quiet community, our calming and serene private home will be a safe space for you to explore your experience.

About Ketamine*.

First introduced into clinical practice in the 1960s and initially developed as an anesthetic has since been used for depression, as a sedative, pain management, hypotension, and veterinary medicine.

Used in a therapy setting most recently, it is well known that ketamine also serves as a catalyst for beneficial changes in people's lives beyond treatment for depression. People describe having a newfound ability to understand and see different parts of themselves or seeing themselves in new ways. It has immense potential as a healing tool for people going through big life transitions such as a terminal cancer diagnosis, a divorce, or navigating relationship conflict.

Ketamine is an FDA-approved medication safely used in hospitals every day, even in children. While ketamine is not classified as a hallucinogenic, it is a psychedelic.

When medically overseen it is a safe and helpful option for people to unplug and invest in their healing.

What might you expect: It generally can have a strong dissociative effect; you might feel detached from reality and/or your body. Most enjoy mild and agreeable feelings.

You may experience new levels of clarity, energy, and inner calm which may increase in the days and weeks that follow. A ketamine experience can feel like a journey through your mind, where you encounter beautiful visuals and access difficult areas of your life from a new angle. From floating outside your body, leaving the habitual state of mind behind, and opening yourself to new possibilities.

This is likely in part because ketamine inhibits the NMDA receptors in the brain, which contributes to its effectiveness as a painkiller and gives the drug its dissociative properties. At a low dose, ketamine appears to induce neurogenesis—new growth of neurons and synapses in the brain—creating an ideal landscape for the creation of new neural pathways. These new neural pathways make it easier to create new ways of thinking and behaving. This is why the medical aspect of ketamine treatments is gaining respect and acceptance for mental healing.

Where and how

Ketamine sessions are most suited for peaceful, intimate settings. Additional offerings to enhance the ketamine sessions would be available to participants, such as an infrared sauna, guided meditations, and massage, brain entrainment therapies as a tool to help with getting the brain in a parasympathetic, or relaxed state, before the ketamine session.

Attending a ketamine retreat in a group setting is a cost-effective way to get introduced to the transformative capabilities of ketamine. In group settings, ketamine has a beautiful way of connecting members of the group from a place of authenticity. This is a more accessible way for people to experience psychedelic medicine in a decidedly non-medicalized safe setting.