Videos, Podcasts, Publications


Revolutionizing Mental Heath: Ketamine-Assisted Therapy

ARNBC Webinar – Why are you thriving when I’m barely surviving?

Roots to Thrive

ASC Spring 2018 Episode 8: Self Compassion

Psilocybin and ketamine-assisted group therapy workshops with Dr. Shannon Dames


March, 2022

Psychedelic Therapy with Shannon Dames

January, 2022

Treating Mental Health with Groundbreaking Psychedelic Therapy Methods

June, 2021

Routine Checkup: Ketamine Assisted Therapy with Dr. Shannon Dames.

February, 2020

Men’s Group Facilitation Tips with Chris Wilson and Phil Dames.


Cohort 6 – Part 1

Cohort 6 – Part 2

Cohort 5 – Session 3


April, 2022
The program hopes to create an environment that is safe and effective for the use of psychedelics.
February, 2022
Vancouver Island University is set to become the first accredited university in Canada to launch a psychedelic-assisted therapy course.


Tsang VWL, Tao B, Dames S, Walsh Z, Kryskow P. Safety and tolerability of intramuscular and sublingual ketamine for psychiatric treatment in the Roots To Thrive ketamine-assisted therapy program: a retrospective chart review. Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology. 2023;13. doi:10.1177/20451253231171512

Dames, S. S. (2018).  A Study of the Interplay between New Graduate Life Experience, Context, and the Experience of Stress in the Workplace: Exploring Factors towards Self-Actualizing as a Novice Nurse (Doctoral Thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.

Dames, S. & Javorski, S. (2018). Sense of Coherence, a Worthy Factor toward Nursing Student and New Graduate Satisfaction with Nursing, Goal Setting Affinities, and Coping Tendencies. Quality Advancement in Nursing Education, (4)1. doi: 10.17483/2368-6669.1108.

Dames, S. (2020).  Root Strength: A Health and Care Professionals’ Guide to Minimizing Stress and Maximizing Thriving. Elsevier Textbook.

Dames, S. (2020). Why are you thriving when I’m barely surviving?: An exploration of personal resiliency factors that enable novice nurses to thrive. Emerging Perspectives: Interdisciplinary Graduate Research in Education and Psychology, 4(2), 16-35. doi: 10.25316/IR-15199

Dames, S., Kryskow, P., Watler, C. (2022). A Cohort-Based Case Report: The Impact of Ketamine-Assisted Therapy Embedded in a Community of Practice Framework for Healthcare Providers with PTSD and Depression.  Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.803279