Psychedelics have been having a moment lately. Once relegated to the fringes of society, there has been a renewed interest in their potential therapeutic benefits in recent years. And while there is still much we don’t know about psychedelics, the preliminary research is very promising.
At New U Therapy Center, we uphold the healing power of one particular psychedelic—ketamine—and how it can be used alongside talk therapy to help you experience a breakthrough.
How Ketamine-Assisted Therapy Works
Psychedelics have been used for thousands of years in various cultures for healing purposes. They can produce profound changes in consciousness, allowing people to access deep parts of themselves and gain new insights. This can be invaluable in treating mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
Ketamine is one of the most studied psychedelics in this regard and has shown promise in treating these conditions and offering relief from grief, distress, and feeling stuck. The mechanism by which ketamine produces these therapeutic effects is not fully understood. Still, it is thought to be related to its ability to use various receptors in the brain to lift one’s mood.
In Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, ketamine is used to help patients achieve a deep state of introspection and self-awareness that can be difficult to achieve on their own. This allows them to confront their demons head-on and make the necessary changes to heal their traumas and unresolved issues.
Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Starts Where You Are
A breakthrough is defined as “a sudden, dramatic, and important discovery or development.” In other words, it’s that “A-ha!” moment of clarity that washes away self-doubt and negative patterns like the tide.
But here’s the thing about breakthroughs: They don’t just happen randomly.
Therapeutic breakthroughs are the culmination of deep inner work and the kind of guidance that yields such important discoveries or developments. They often come after we have processed our traumas, grieved our losses, and forgiven ourselves and others.
When it comes to mental health, a breakthrough can be life-changing. It can be the moment when you finally understand what’s been holding you back or the first step on the road to recovery.
Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy is often hailed as the best place to start your journey toward a breakthrough. That’s because ketamine-assisted therapists are experienced in guiding patients through their experiences. They will meet you where you are and help you to explore the depths of your consciousness and access the parts of yourself that are ready for a change in a safe and controlled environment.
Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Opens the Door to a New You
In a constantly moving world, it can be difficult to find a moment to pause and catch our breath. Our minds are always racing, trying to keep up with the never-ending demands of work, family, and social obligations. As a result, we often feel stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, and stuck in negative patterns of thought and behavior.
Constantly running on autopilot means reacting to the world around us without taking a moment to pause and assess what’s really going on. However, Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy offers a unique opportunity to step out of the chaos of daily life and into a space of stillness and peace. This powerful medicine allows us to let go of our racing thoughts and relax in the present moment.
This newfound space can help you see yourself and your situation from a new perspective, free from the mental barriers holding you back. With greater clarity, you can begin making the changes you need to live a more fulfilling life.
Experience a Breakthrough at New U Therapy Center
If you are feeling stuck and longing for a breakthrough, know that it’s possible. Psychedelic-assisted therapy has the potential to revolutionize the way we treat mental illness.
While ketamine is a powerful psychedelic on its own, its effects are amplified when combined with therapy. Your KAP therapist will provide expert guidance and journey with you as you break free and step into your fullest potential. With their help, you can connect with your inner healer and start taking steps towards lasting change.