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How Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Saved My Relationship With My Mother
I recently attended a KAP training that changed my life. Here's what happened.
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A few weeks ago, I went to an experiential training for mental health and medical professionals seeking to learn about Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) and become KAP practitioners. I spent a week glamping on a farm in Napa, California, and learning about the benefits of using ketamine in conjunction with psychotherapy to treat clients suffering from a variety of problems ― relationship and existential issues including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Bipolar I and II depressive phases, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), psychological reactions to physical illness, personality disorders, life-threatening illnesses, and substance use issues.
What started as an interest in expanding my private therapy practice into the world of psychedelics turned into the most life-changing therapeutic experiences I’ve had so far in my healing journey.
My mom and I have had a tense relationship for as long as I’ve known. There’s a lot of love and gratitude there but also some guilt and resentment. For the longest time anger and resentment prevented me from being able to truly see her as who she is and not who I want her to be.
Ketamine allowed me to put aside these feelings and actually view her with compassion, which changed everything. Read more about the process in my latest Huff Post article.
I’ll be offering Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy very soon, so please stay tuned and don’t hesitate to ask me any questions about it!