Moving out of Reactivity with Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

So many times, a client will express great frustration with self. Asking questions like: “Why can’t I control myself?” “Why am I so quick to be angry and lash out?” These clients are telling me they live in a place of reactivity. When things happen unexpectedly or outside of their control, these clients are quick … Read More

Musings on Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Journeys

Transcendent or Difficult. Both journeys are welcomed and full of healing potential. I’d like to share some musings that came while holding space for a recent dosing session in a Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) group about potential journeys. Maybe you don’t know what it is to feel pleasure, joy, rest, nurture, peace. Maybe you can’t imagine … Read More

Creating Safety in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Groups         

Safety is paramount in any therapeutic setting, and here at Sacred Wellness, we prioritize this from our very first session in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy groups. One of the first things we do in our initial preparation session is establish group rules. We open the discussion by asking group members what they need to feel safe in … Read More

Goals and Intentions in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Groups

We talk a lot about goals and intentions in our Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy groups. The reality is that your psychedelic therapy experience starts the moment you begin to explore the possibility. You will start to ask yourself deep questions and search for expansive meaning. You will begin to examine your life and evaluate your longings. It … Read More

Who is a Good Candidate for Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy?

I am often asked ‘Who is a good candidate for Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy groups?’ And what I would say first and foremost, someone who is able to access a longing for change. A client who has a sense that parts of self are blocked or that there is something that they want or long for that … Read More

Inner Healer in Psychedelic and Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Here at Sacred Wellness, we talk a lot about guiding you home to yourself. One of my long-held beliefs in therapy is that every client is the actual expert in their experience, and it is my job and honor to help guide each client home to themselves. My best work is always done in collaboration … Read More

Ketamine Therapy vs. Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

I have noticed recently how many Ketamine Therapy clinics are popping up around Nashville and online. So, I want to take some time to explain the difference between Ketamine Therapy and what we do here at Sacred Wellness: Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). Ketamine Therapy usually requires six infusions of ketamine through intramuscular injection or IV. Clients … Read More

Power in Numbers

The group component of Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy. I am asked about this more than anything. Why group? It is the most anxiety-inducing part for most inquiring clients. Not the idea of taking a medicine and potentially having a psychedelic experience. I was surprised by this at first, but I have come to expect and even welcome … Read More

The Beauty of Holding

There is something so magical about Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) dosing sessions. It is hard to put into words the sacred sense in the room. I am overwhelmed with gratitude and joy every single time. The level of bravery and vulnerability of the clients as they venture into the unknown. I can never predict what they … Read More

The Gifts of Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)

I have had the privilege of witnessing so many powerful moments in the preparation, dosing, and integration of Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy. And I could spend hours talking about them in great detail, but for the sake of time, I’ll try and list some of them as general concepts. And maybe over the course of this blog, … Read More

Is Ketamine a Magic Bullet?

I want the answer to this question to be yes. I want so badly for healing to be quick and easy. Witnessing the suffering of others is heartbreaking, and I wish there were such a thing as a magic bullet. Something that is one and done. Cures all suffering with immediacy. But I haven’t found … Read More

Why Ketamine?

As you may know, ketamine is not a traditional psychedelic. In fact, it is a dissociative anesthetic that has long been used in surgical settings. I began hearing about ketamine in mental health spaces years ago, but it was primarily being used in sterile medical environments intravenously or intramuscularly for symptom relief for treatment resistant … Read More