Psychedelic medicines, or “psychedelics”, when used in the right context for the right patient, can offer profound improvement in mental health conditions. These medicines can break down negative fixed patterns of thinking and behaving, leading to transformational and lasting positive change. On a biological level, psychedelics increase neuroplasticity (brain connections).
What is Psychedelic Healing?
At CCFPH we view treatment as much more than just incorporating psychedelic medicines into therapy. Psychedelic healing is a unique modality grounded in holistic therapeutic principles:
- a safe environment where our clients are likely to experience deeper insights and intuition;
- holistic; encompassing the mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of a person;
- focused on deeper shifts from a multitude of perspectives. Instead of attempting to “fix” people, we believe that this method of treatment can expand a person’s healing capacity and advance mental health therapy as a whole.
What is Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)?
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) combines traditional talk psychotherapy and ketamine. KAP utilizes ketamine as a psychedelic catalyst to encourage therapeutic breakthroughs and individual growth to treat a variety of mental health conditions. As a therapeutic modality, KAP can also be helpful for unhealthy patterns of attachment or those wanting to explore existential issues.
Proven efficacy in treating;
- Treatment-Resistant Depression
- Chronic Pain (neuropathic pain, chronic regional pain syndrome)
- Addiction (substance use disorder)
- Eating Disorders
The body of medical evidence supports ketamine for treatment resistant depression and PTSD has beneficial effects in up to 70% of patients (1, 2, 3). Adding psychotherapy is likely to further enhance the benefits and allow them to endure (4). KAP is becoming increasingly popular as more and more Canadians are experiencing life-changing results.
Welcome to the Mental Health station
Explore our collection of blog posts and interactive exercises you can incorporate post-treatment to better understand your new perspective