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That's KAP! What is Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

Unlock Healing Potential- Explore Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy! Talk therapy has been an excellent–sometimes life-saving–process for many struggling with mental health. But for others, no matter how long they spend on the therapist’s couch or how long they stay on zoom, they struggle to find relief for their symptoms.


In those cases, nontraditional therapy tools might be more effective—tools like Ketamine. An alternative approach to manage various mental health conditions, such as treatment-resistant depression, anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Ketamine is a drug that is best known for both its pain relief and its psychedelic properties an decrease sensitivity to pain, and depending on dosage, route of administration, etc., it can create hypnotic, dream-like, or even fully dissociative trance states for a person.


Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is a mental health treatment method that involves using ketamine’s trance-inducing and pain-relieving properties to help individuals work through various mental and emotional challenges.

Understanding Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy:

KAP involves the administration of ketamine, a dissociative anesthetic, in a controlled setting under the guidance of trained mental health professionals. Unlike traditional antidepressants, which may take weeks to produce noticeable effects, ketamine acts rapidly, often providing relief within hours. During KAP sessions, clients undergo a profound altered state of consciousness, facilitating deep introspection and emotional processing. The psychotherapeutic component complements this experience, helping individuals navigate and integrate insights gained during the session into their daily lives. This short-lived but intense subjective experience—the mystical or peak experience—triggers or elicits an afterglow, accompanied by a subsequent positive change in affect, insight, motivation, cognition, and behavior.


For More Information

If you're intrigued by the potential of ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and eager to explore this transformative treatment, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Comprehensive Family Care. Our dedicated team is here to answer your questions, address any concerns, and guide you toward the path of healing and renewal. Don't let mental health challenges hold you back from living a fulfilling life—discover the possibilities with us at Comprehensive Family Care.



Resources:

Heinzerling, K. (2024, January 23). What is ketamine therapy?. Pacific Neuroscience Institute. https://www.pacificneuroscienceinstitute.org/blog/trip/what-is-ketamine-therapy/


Heinzerling, K. (2024, January 23). What is ketamine therapy?. Pacific Neuroscience Institute. https://www.pacificneuroscienceinstitute.org/blog/trip/what-is-ketamine-therapy/



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