Every patient’s psychedelic experience is different. There are however some commonalities among a significant portion of patients. Short-term dissociation is a predictable effect; defined as a feeling of detachment from yourself combined with altered perceptions. This is often described as a point of experiential clarity when the patient is engaged in deep thought processing. Many patients find the dissociative aspects of ketamine therapy to be a profound and calming event. Others are less comfortable with the dissociative effects of ketamine but mitigate some of the unwanted side effects through the wearing of a sleeping mask and fully relaxing their body.
When treatment day arrives, you are connected to a tripsitter who instructs you on how to take your oral ketamine medication based on the physician’s instructions. The patient is also advised on establishing an ideal treatment environment for the full 60 minute duration of the session. In general, patients fall into a vivid state of relaxation with the option of engaging with light, non-disruptive stimulus (music, video) so that they are able to focus on their journey and their own thoughts. Throughout your session, your tripsitter will remain alongside you and be able to assist with anything you might need.