Ketamine-assisted Psychotherapy can help depression. Depression at its core is hopelessness. There are also neurochemical changes that are associated with depression. Ketamine acts on unique receptors for treatment of depression. When we combine it with psychotherapy, we have a chance to address some of the life circumstances and thinking patterns that produce hopelessness. We are all born with hope and over a period of time because of events our hope can be effected. We learn to believe that the life that we are leading is as-good-as-it-gets. Part of it is biology that does not let us feel the hope but part of it is the lessons that a person has learned over a period of time to help them survive.
What Is Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy?
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy is built on the fundamental principle that depressive thoughts are not something to banished away. Those thoughts actually are arising from the wisdom of our body in trying to help us adapt to adverse circumstances. Not accepting any of those thoughts can push those thoughts in our unconscious and as a result we lose control over them. They control us. But if we learn how to listen to them and befriend them, those thoughts lose their power. Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy gives us a chance to bring those thoughts out of the shadows and work with the intense emotions that they are often associated with. Working with depression is usually an emotional journey. We provide you the space and means to start on that journey.
How Is Ketamine Used in Depression Therapy?
Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy for depression is useful because of its dual mechanism of action. The biological effect can happen relatively quickly. For some people even after the first treatment they can start seeing hope. With that victory, a person now has energy to do some of the emotional work in Psychotherapy. It can give people a break to experience emotions about things that they have kept buried within themselves for a long time. It is necessary that you have an established relationship with a therapist before letting those emotions come out. Because a therapist can help channel those emotions in a constructive way. That is why at Blossom we call our therapists guides.
Who can Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) benefit?
KAP might not be a good fit for everyone. Those who are good candidates for this treatment include:
People suffering from hopelessness and depression
People looking for rapid relief
People in emotional or physical pain
People who need support to journey within themselves
People who are captives of their past
Ketamine might not be a suitable option for you
If you are not at the point in your life where you can journey into yourself
Suffer from temporary or chronic loss of touch from reality
To learn more about whether you're a good candidate for Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy for depression, reach out to our team at Blossom today! If you are approved as a good candidate for this treatment, we can arrange for therapists to work with you on your goals.
How Do I Get Started?
If you are considering ketamine-assisted therapy, reach out to our team at Blossom Ketamine. We will work closely with you to understand your condition, needs, and goals, and to determine if this is the right step for you and help you get started. Blossom is both a facilitator and administrator of ketamine-assisted psychotherapy for depression, so we can provide you with the treatment, or help connect you with a therapist who is qualified to perform such mental health services. Reach out to us today to begin the process.
This is your journey. We would be honored if you chose us to accompany you for a part of it. We consider our work sacred. We consider your work sacred. The guides or therapists that we work with are familiar with the emotions you might be going through. They have walked this path of healing themselves. They are familiar with the terrain that people can find themselves in. We highly encourage establishing a relationship with your therapist/guide so they are ready to support you through your heaviest emotions.