Roots to Thrive

Ketamine (group)

A 12 week community of practice program, weaving together the medicines of unconditional positive regard, community, and ketamine assisted therapy to find our way back to wholeness

Remembering our inherent wholeness

For many of us, traditional mental health treatments have failed. Unresolved trauma is often a core factor at the root of chronic mental health conditions. Trauma can get ‘stuck’ in the body, guarded by our nervous system in an effort to keep us safe. Medicines like ketamine that promote a psychedelic (mind manifesting) effect help to cultivate the non-attachment and self-compassion necessary to access areas of ‘stickiness’ that are otherwise difficult to reach. From here, we work around the nervous system, granting us a greater ability to access and release stored trauma.

These treatments are not a quick fix, rather they provide an opportunity to connect at a deeper level – past the veil of the ego and the stress response. By using medicines like ketamine as psychotherapy adjuncts (additions), imbedded in a community of practice where we give and recieve unconditional positive regard, we are cultivating ‘Roots to Thrive’.

If you are thinking of applying to be a participant in a Roots to Thrive program, 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 over twelve weekly community of practice gatherings 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, substance use disorder and/or anxiety 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?

Program Highlights

  • 12 weekly virtual community of practice meetings
  • Small group supported by two regulated professionals
  • 3 ketamine-assisted therapy sessions with your small group
  • Multiple integration and education sessions
  • Physician referral required by a primary care physician (Family Doctor, Nurse Practitioner or treating Psychiatrist)
  • Please note: out of province participants are subject to a higher price
  • For people on WorkSafe Claims we offer Return To Work Programming within the Roots To Thrive Program

Program Cost: $5850 + tax

Upcoming Cohorts

Cohort 11: RTT KAT and RTT Resilience

Prep Session

April 9, 2024

First Community of Practice

April 16, 2024

Last Community of Practice

July 2, 2024

Ketamine Sessions

May 10, 2024
May 11, 2024
May 24, 2024
May 25, 2024
June 7, 2024
June 8, 2024

Cohort 12: RTT KAT and RTT Resilience

Prep Session

September 24, 2024

First Community of Practice

October 1, 2024

Last Community of Practice

December 17, 2024

Ketamine Sessions

October 25, 2024
October 26, 2024
November 8, 2024
November 9, 2024
November 22, 2024
November 23, 2024

Stay in touch for future cohorts!

I entered this program feeling lost, alone, weak, and wrong in all of my emotions, thoughts and feelings. I was given a safe, accepting environment to express myself free of judgement and expectation within a group of individuals, exploring their own struggles. I was amazed with how quickly I was able to pull myself “out of the water” and breathe in the air. I began to settle into a state of calmness and finally was able to evaluate the trauma of the past year and the healing and recovery that was required in my life. Roots to Thrive did not fix me; it presented skills and a compassionate environment to find my voice and begin to speak my truth within my physical professional and personal world. This has made me stronger. I have continued to heal from my PTSD, learning to navigate my distrust and safety struggles within my professional environment. I have found my voice and worth in an environment that had forced me to be small and compromised my core beliefs in myself…I feel ready to finally be the nurse, mother, wife and leader I was always meant to be. My life is now reclaimed.”

Past participant,