Unlocking your Mind: A Journey to Self Discovery
Step away from the stressors of daily life and fully immerse yourself in the therapeutic process. We will use Ketamine and experiential therapy to break through the stuck places to find more freedom, peace, and motivation!
What is Ketamine?
Ketamine is a medication that is commonly used in hospitals as an anesthetic and pain reliever. It works by blocking certain receptors in the brain and spinal cord, leading to a dissociative state and a feeling of detachment from one’s surroundings. Ketamine can temporarily alter a client’s perception and consciousness offering opportunities to explore thoughts and emotions in new ways. Ketamine is thought to increase the “plasticity” of the brain for short periods of time from days up to weeks. Ketamine is sometimes used in psychotherapy because it can help clients achieve a state of increased introspection and openness.
What can Ketamine do for me?
March 30 6-9 Preparation on Zoom
April 6-8 In-Person, Erieville, NY
April 13 6-8pm Integration on Zoom
2 Ketamine Journeys
Participants will prepare and journey together in a group context. Alongside other group members, you will be in your own experience with eye shades, headphones, and your own little nest. Each client will be assigned a “sitter” who will support you and make sure you are safe and comfortable.
We will eat as a group, sharing conversation or silence. Food will be vegetarian, with gluten and dairy-free options. Fruits and snacks will be available throughout the day. If you have more specific dietary needs, please let us know!
Sink into therapy
Away from your daily responsibilities, you will have space to deepen into your therapy process. The luxury of time allows us to explore without pressure. Weekly therapy requires an opening and closing down of deeper emotional processing in order to do life. What would you do with sustained attention to your inner world?
Support in Community
Therapy in groups offers a unique set of support and experience. You may notice a decrease in feelings of isolation as connections are made with other members. Often new perspectives are found as the sharing evolves throughout the retreat. Maybe you can catch a glimpse of the beauty others see in you!
You will be invited to engage in active modalities to deepen and integrate your retreat experiences. Some possibilities are art-making, writing, using psychodrama and role-playing techniques, movement, and meditation.
Each day you will have to opportunity to engage in a yoga flow. Yoga offers a gentle way to inhabit your body. If yoga is not for you, you may want to take a walk outside.
Upon receiving your registration, if the retreat is an appropriate fit for you, we will send you an invoice for $400 to hold your place. Then, we will refer you to our medication provider, Journey Clinical, for an evaluation to determine your eligibility for Ketamine treatments. If approved, you will receive a prescription in the mail which you will bring with you to our retreat.
Thursday, March 30 – Zoom
6:00-9:00p. Preparation session. We will meet one another, discuss the Ketamine process, and answer all of your questions so you know what to expect when we are in person.
Thursday, April 6 – In-person
4-5:30p – Check into hotel.
6:00p – arrive at Breathing Space Psychotherapy
6:15-9p – Introductions and preparation for tomorrow’s journey.
9:00p – Return to hotel.
Friday, April 7 – In-person
Slow morning, alone time, very light breakfast, if needed.
Abstain if you can.
9:00a- Pickup at hotel
9:30a – Gentle Yoga/meditation
10:00 – 1:00p – Ketamine Journey
1:00p – Lunch, quiet time, nature walk.
2:30p – Integration Circle
6:00p – Dinner, then return to hotel
Saturday, April 7
Light breakfast or abstain if you can
8:30a – Pick-up at hotel
8:45a – 9:15a – Gentle Yoga/meditation/nature walk
9:15a-12:15p- 2nd Ketamine Journey
12:15p – 1:15p – Lunch/break
1:15p-5:00p Integration, 30-day roadmap creation, and closing
5:00p Dinner and to hotel
We STRONGLY discourage participants driving on journey days. If you need to leave this evening, please have someone pick you up.
Thursday, April 13 – Zoom
6:00-8:00p – Integration –
The retreat is not over yet!
We will gather via Zoom to continue the integration of your journeys. Weave your journey into your life!
Please make time for this!
investment in your healing
Investing in your mental health is one of the best commitments you can make for yourself. Our retreat offers a unique opportunity to prioritize your mental health in a supportive and nurturing environment. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to recharge, reset, renew, and break through! Priceless!
- 3 hours pre-retreat group session
- 20 hours of in-person retreat time including a ketamine journey.
- Meals included: Friday and Saturday – plus snacks
- 2 hour post-retreat group session
Scholarships are available
on a first-come-first-served basis.
- Medication evaluation – ($250) and prescription ($75), follow-up after retreat ($150) all payable to Journey Clinical.
- Accomodations – approximate hotel costs:
- $50 per night 4 to a room (2 queen beds)
- $85 per night double occupancy
- $170 per night single occupancy
PRIVATE EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE!
If you prefer to do a private ketamine journey with Breathing Space, the cost is $1430. $155 for each of three preparation sessions ($465), $500 for the 3+ hour Ketamine dosing session, and $155 for each of 3 integration sessions ($465). A total of 9 hours of therapy.
Come home to yourself.