While psychedelics for therapeutic healing have only recently come back into western medicine, they are increasingly well supported by research and scientific evidence, and also have a rich history in other cultures dating back thousands of years. Leading research institutions continue to contribute to the growing body of medical literature.
Field Trip’s approach and treatment programs are based on mounting evidence and also honor the rituals and wisdom, passed down through the generations. Being a psychedelic-assisted therapy program means that we have integrated psychedelic medicine with psychotherapy to treat conditions like treatment resistant depression and PTSD.
Psychedelics can be a powerful catalyst for self discovery and healing, and oftentimes, will surface memories, feelings, and thoughts that have been long-buried or that simply enter the consciousness anew. To be able to fully benefit from what surfaces, a structured approach is needed.
This is the primary reason Field Trip Health couples psychotherapy with psychedelics experiences. In doing so, our therapeutic teams will support you in addressing, unpacking, and understanding the thoughts and feelings that come up for you. Psychotherapy provides both a structured way as well as a forum to process these thoughts and feelings so that you can integrate the insights you learn into your everyday life towards deeper healing.
We believe in you and your innate ability to heal. However, that ability is not always accessible due to past experiences, traumas, and learned patterns. Through our treatment program, our aim is always to serve as a support and guide alongside you, with the medicine being a catalyst to open up access to healing that may previously have been less accessible. At all times, we want to empower you as the agent of healing in your life.
We have been mindful and intentional with every aspect of our program experience. Our health centers are designed to offer you a feeling of safety and comfort, and we have medical protocols in place to ensure your safety throughout your experience with us. Every step of the way, we want to foster a deep belief in you and empower the steps you are taking in your healing journey.
We embrace a team model in our therapeutic practice that draws upon the collective expertise of our team. Every health provider in our Field Trip team is deeply trained in psychedelics-informed care and actively participates in supporting your healing experience.
Your experience with us does not end once you leave our health centers after your session. We have designed a specialised Portal that everyone who comes to Field Trip Health has access to. Your Portal will support you with content providing suggestions to help you in your journey, along with asynchronous chat with your therapeutic team in case you have questions along the way - even after your program has been completed.
Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy is conducted at lower doses of ketamine than what has been used safely in anaesthesia for decades. These lower doses can promote better mental health by disrupting thought patterns or loops that may be preventing progress.
Ketamine interacts with some of your brain’s neurotransmitters. Its effects can include relieving anxiety and pain relief, and acting as an antidepressant. Under medical supervision, lower doses of ketamine can relax your mind and allow you to temporarily disengage from your routine thought patterns. When combined with psychotherapy, studies found it can be helpful in reducing anxiety and depression.
It is difficult to describe how taking ketamine feels because every person may react differently to the experience. You may experience a sense of disconnection—that you are observing your mind and body from outside rather than within. The experience has also been described as “euphoric,” “calming,” and “mystical.”
Your dosage: When used in a supervised setting at the doses used in Field Trip programs, ketamine therapy is quite safe. The dose you will receive at Field Trip Health is significantly lower than what has been safely used in anaesthesia for decades.
The medicine: We only use ketamine sourced from licensed medical suppliers.
Medical team support: You will have a fully trained team of health professionals supporting your treatment journey.
Initial Consultation: You will meet with our medical team in a free consultation to ensure our program is a good fit for you.
On-going monitoring: Before and throughout your ketamine-based psychedelic exploration session, our medical team will monitor your vital signs to ensure your safety.
Disclaimer: Ketamine is not for everyone. Please consult a medical practitioner.
Current research suggests that the risk for addiction to ketamine is low and rarely occurs when administered under close supervision of prescribers, such as the team that will be support you at Field Trip.
Field Trip’s approach to ketamine-assisted therapy is a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach that takes the psychedelic qualities of ketamine and utilizes this benefit for healing. As a result, we have carefully designed our spaces promote a feeling of safety and comfort, which is an essential foundation to the self work, exploration, and integration that happens for each person in their experiences and with their therapist. In addition, the ketamine that is provided is dosed taking careful consideration of each individual’s unique mindset, circumstances, and past history in mind. While the ketamine as a medicine will naturally have anti-depressant effects, it is in combination with a cultivated therapeutic relationship and feeling of safety that allows individuals to be able to go deeper into the healing process. IV ketamine clinics take a solely biomedical approach to the use of ketamine and provide treatment of ketamine as a medicine in isolation. There is no additional therapy that is layered on, and the psychedelic properties of ketamine are not taken into account in the healing process. As a result, we find that the need for maintenance doses to be considerably less when paired with our approach.
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