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Psychedelic Assisted Therapy

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Set and Setting

In psychedelic-assisted therapy, "set" and "setting" are fundamental concepts that play crucial roles in shaping the therapeutic experience and outcomes. These concepts were initially emphasized by Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert (Ram Dass), and Ralph Metzner in their book "The Psychedelic Experience," based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead.

"Set" refers to the mindset, or psychological state, of the individual undergoing psychedelic therapy. It encompasses their intentions, expectations, beliefs, emotions, and past experiences, as well as their current mental and emotional state. The set can significantly influence how a person responds to the psychedelic experience and the insights they derive from it.

"Setting" refers to the physical, social, and interpersonal environment in which the psychedelic therapy session takes place. It includes factors such as the location, atmosphere, safety, presence of trained therapists or guides, and overall ambiance. The setting is carefully designed to promote a safe, supportive, and conducive environment for the therapeutic process.

The importance of set and setting in psychedelic-assisted therapy cannot be overstated. They are foundational pillars that significantly influence the safety, efficacy, and overall therapeutic outcomes of the psychedelic experience.

By carefully attending to both set and setting, psychedelic-assisted therapy aims to optimize the therapeutic potential of the psychedelic experience. A supportive set and setting can promote feelings of safety, trust, and openness, facilitating profound insights, emotional healing, and personal transformation. Additionally, integrating the insights gained during the psychedelic experience into one's daily life is an essential aspect of the therapeutic process, often supported by ongoing therapy and integration practices.

Client screening - preparatory sessions - experiential sessions - integration sessions

We partner with Journey Clinical, to provide Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), collaborating with a Ketamine prescribing physician to provide you (the client) a personalized care model. this journey begins with contacting journey clinicals medical team to assess your eligibility for KAP, and work with us to create a dosing plan. once approved they will issue you a prescription that you will fill and bring to your dosing session where you will self administer your medication. 

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Psilocybin

By harnessing the therapeutic potential of psilocybin, individuals can experience profound shifts in perspective and consciousness. Research suggests that psilocybin therapy can effectively alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD, often leading to long-lasting improvements in mood and well-being. Unlike traditional pharmacotherapy, psilocybin therapy emphasizes introspection and spiritual exploration, fostering a deeper understanding of oneself and the world. Through guided sessions in a supportive environment, individuals can confront and integrate challenging emotions and experiences, ultimately paving the way for personal growth and transformation.

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Ketamine

ketamine-assisted therapy offers a promising and innovative approach to the treatment of depression, anxiety, and related mood disorders. With the potential to provide rapid therapeutic change based on neurochemical effects that lead to neuroplasticity, enhance emotional processing and insight, which can improve overall well-being and quality of life for individuals struggling with these conditions.

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