Psychedelic-assisted therapy relates to a session involving the active use of a psychedelic, in which a client is often encouraged to turn their attention inward and be present with their internal experience during the peak of the experience. A trauma-informed therapist remains present in the room to hold space and create a container of safety, and may assist as needed through talk therapy, adjusting music, contemplative exercises, or other means. Clients are encouraged at times to wear eyeshades and headphones and bring a gentle spirit of curiosity and inquisitiveness to material that arises in this non-ordinary state of consciousness. The concept of an inner-healing intelligence is often emphasized, and the therapist assists in processing and integrating any insights that arise from this space as the effects of the medicine begin to wane.
Our psychotherapists offer psychedelic integration therapy sessions to aid in processing insights, challenging content, and other material from personal psychedelic use. At this time, the only psychedelic assisted psychotherapy offered at Wholeness Center is Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP).