In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on how to talk to other people in your life about ketamine therapy. Whether you’re trying to convince a friend or loved one to try out ketamine therapy or are simply looking to explain your own therapy to someone who doesn’t understand, there are a few simple ways to go about this that help defeat past stigmas about ketamine while informing the person you’re taking to of its benefits.
At A Mind’s Journey, this is one area we’ll be happy to assist our Utah clients with as they consider our quality ketamine therapy treatments, which are utilized for a number of patient types, from those with anxiety or depression to PTSD symptoms and more. What are some other simple tips we offer on having these conversations with anyone in your life? Here’s a rundown.
You’re a Personal Testimonial
If your conversation with someone in your life is an attempt to get them to consider the benefits of ketamine treatments for themselves, your best success story might simply be yourself. If your experiences with ketamine have been positive, sharing your story honestly and openly can be a powerful way to get someone else to consider the potential for similar relief in their life.
Talk to them about how you first found out about ketamine therapy, plus any reservations you had at the start — and how those were addressed and alleviated with your treatments. Let them know about the positive changes you’ve seen in your mood, energy and outlook since starting ketamine therapy, and be open to answering any questions they may have.
Don’t Be Pushy
No matter what happens during these conversations, it’s important not to be overly pushy when trying to convince someone else to try ketamine therapy. People can often be resistant to change, and a gentle but insistent approach may only frustrate them or make them less likely to listen to what you have to say.
Try focusing on the potential benefits of ketamine treatments rather than the fact that it’s a drug — after all, you wouldn’t want to scare someone off by emphasizing the risks of any other type of therapy. Let them know that ketamine therapy is a medically supervised treatment option with a long history of success, and be open to answering any questions they may have about it.
Apply Individual Themes
If you’re talking to someone and recommending ketamine therapy to them, focus on the areas of their life that you think ketamine could help the most. If they’re struggling with anxiety, for example, focus on how ketamine has helped others manage their anxiety and improve their quality of life.
If you have a loved one who’s suffered from chronic pain for years, explaining how ketamine can provide relief that other treatments haven’t been able to may be the key to getting them on board. There are a variety of ways that ketamine therapy can help different people, so focus on what you think will be most persuasive for the person you’re talking to.
We hope these tips will be helpful as you talk to your loved ones about considering ketamine therapy. If you have any questions or need assistance with any ketamine treatments, contact the pros at A Mind’s Journey today.