“I want to let you know that yesterday’s exploration was exactly as I needed it to be for me. I honoured my intention(s) and the mild introduction was what I needed in terms of my healing – cultivating safety, trust & connectedness. This is an ideal foundation for me as I move through the rest of this journey.
Today I am feeling incredibly grounded, tuned into insights (without judgements) & peaceful.” – Cohort 1 Patient Partner
“The session today was one of the most healing moments in my life. This program is so incredible and it is such a privilege and honour to take part. The work you are doing is monumental.” -Cohort 1 Patient Partner
“I was walking the other day and I had the thought ‘I am getting my life back!’ Honestly, before this course, I had given up. I had tried treatment and counselling and nothing had really changed. I thought that this is just how it’s going to be for the rest of my life. Now, I see that I have gifts to share and a purpose to my life and being here in this realm.” -Cohort 1 Patient Partner
” It felt very safe and supportive to access additional resources outside of the weekly groups, and I was grateful to receive support when feeling stuck…Since our initial conversation on Thursday, I’ve noticed that when I’m grounded in my authentic self, I can catch myself when I am thinking judgemental thoughts and can address myself with self-compassion in order to shift those thoughts. This has been almost an overnight transformation and has helped me to feel far less stuck and paralyzed.” – Cohort 1 Patient Partner
“I’m not at war with my body anymore. The volume on self-loathing has gotten turned way down.” -Cohort 1 Patient Partner
“Yesterday, the first person to open the sharing reflected the incredible care, love and safety she experienced on what was a profoundly mystical experience, returning her to herself, and while it was as difficult for her to fully articulate as it was me, it was one of the most beautiful things I’ve witnessed, moved me to tears, and I shared with my partner that the witnessing was in itself such a tremendously inspiring and loving experiences, I’m just so grateful to have those types of experiences from a community oriented – group format..” -Cohort 1 Patient Partner
Who is eligible for participation
If you are thinking of applying to be a participant in the Roots to Thrive program with Ketamine Assisted Therapy, here are some questions to help you decide if this is a good fit for you.
1.) Do you have the time, energy, and interest to be an engaged and consistent participant in a small group of people who become a bonded community over twelve weekly meetings and three ketamine-assisted therapy sessions?
2.) If you are parenting, do you have solid child-care plans?
3.) Do you have a diagnosis of PTSD, depression, anxiety, and/or substance use disorder that hasn’t shifted as well as you wish with medication, therapy, and other approaches although you have been doing your work and have made some progress?
4.) If you have self-medicated your distress with alcohol and/or drugs, is your life stable enough now to allow you to commit to a group process that counts on your open-hearted, fully present weekly participation?
One of the few possible contraindications for taking Ketamine is a history of uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure). In many cases, hypertension can be managed and brought to an acceptable level with help from your physician, Nurse Practitioner, or other care provider.
We have a commitment to providing a therapeutic environment for all participants as we continue to develop our capacity as a team. Wanting to support consistent and specialized care for those with complex psychiatric histories, we are currently not including them in this program.
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