In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the initial themes to be aware of if you’re preparing for the experience of a ketamine therapy treatment, especially if this is your first time. Many people wonder how they will feel and what this entire experience will be like, and getting some proper information from qualified professionals ahead of time is often very helpful.
At A Mind’s Journey, we’re proud to offer the very best ketamine therapy programs in Sandy and other parts of Utah, offering our ketamine treatments for depression, anxiety, PTSD and several other conditions. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll go over some additional tips and resources we often provide to clients on what their experience may be like and how to manage it.
Go in With An Open Mind
From a broad standpoint, it’s important that you go into your ketamine therapy treatment with an open mind. This means not having any preconceived notions or expectations of what you think the experience will be like. Instead, allow yourself to be open to whatever comes up for you.
Part of the benefit of ketamine is that it can help reduce the negative biases we often have that can distort our perception of reality, so it’s important to approach your treatment with a fresh perspective.
Be Prepared to Feel Emotions You Haven’t Felt in a While
One thing that people often notice during ketamine therapy is that they start to feel emotions they may have been suppressing for a long time. This can be a good thing, as it can help you to process and release these emotions in a healthy way.
However, it’s also important to be prepared for this possibility. If you start to feel emotions that are particularly intense or overwhelming, let your therapist know so they can help you to process them in a safe and effective way.
Handling Negative Experiences
While the vast majority of people report positive, helpful experiences with ketamine therapy, it’s also important to be prepared for the possibility of having a negative experience. If you do have a negative experience, it’s important to remember that it is not indicative of the treatment as a whole and that it is temporary. Just as importantly, such an experience doesn’t mean there’s something “wrong” with you or that you’re not suited for ketamine therapy.
If you have a negative experience, the best thing to do is to talk about it with your therapist so they can help you to process it in a productive way.
With the right preparation and expectations, you can make the most of your ketamine therapy experience and get the most out of your treatment. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our Sandy ketamine therapy programs, don’t hesitate to contact us today at A Mind’s Journey to learn more.