Rituals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

Psychedelic-assisted therapy is a form of therapy that uses psychedelic substances like psilocybin, LSD, or MDMA to facilitate therapeutic experiences.

At ReWild Medicine, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy involves the off-label use of intramuscular ketamine injections coupled with psychotherapy.

Some common rituals associated with psychedelic-assisted therapy are:

Preparation: Before the psychedelic-assisted session, the therapist will guide the patient through a preparation process that may include abstaining from certain foods and substances, setting intentions for the experience, and practicing mindfulness or meditation.

Set and setting: Set and setting refer to the mindset and physical environment in which the psychedelic session takes place. The therapist will ensure that the patient feels comfortable and safe in the environment and will create a calming and supportive atmosphere.

Dosage: The therapist will determine the appropriate dosage of the psychedelic substance based on the patient’s needs.

Administration: The psychedelic substance may be administered orally, through a pill or liquid, or intravenously. The therapist will closely monitor the patient during the session to ensure their safety. At ReWild Medicine, ketamine is administered by intramuscular injection.

Music and eye mask: Music and eye masks are often used to enhance the psychedelic experience. The therapist will select music that is calming and conducive to introspection and may encourage the patient to wear an eye mask to limit external distractions.

Integration: After the psychedelic-assisted session, the therapist will work with the patient to integrate the insights and experiences gained during the session into their daily life. This may involve follow-up therapy sessions, journaling, or other practices to help the patient integrate the experience.

It is important to note that psychedelic-assisted therapy is a highly individualized process, and the specific rituals and practices used may vary depending on the therapist and patient’s needs and preferences.

Learn more about ketamine-assisted ecotherapy at ReWildMed.com.