Has anyone tried ketamine therapy and can share their experience?

My local clinic is now offering it and I’m considering it strongly for PTSD as I’ve been through many meds and feel stuck in therapy despite EMDR and Somatic Experience.

Would love to hear from anyone who has tried it.

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I haven’t done ketamine but I have done other psychedelics. They were life changing for me. Fast, effective and lasting. Happy to share more via DM.
Michael Pollan’s documentary “How to Change Your Mind” drops 7/12. Watch it to learn how these medicines change you brain.
I also strongly encourage integration with a trained professional after. The medicine is what opens you up. Coaching and therapy support behavioral change.

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What brought me to EMDR was realizing I’d buried a traumatic event- date rape. Talking about the event with a therapist didn’t do much for me at all.
Plant medicine allowed me to go back to the event and feel all the feelings- mostly rage TBH. I also found compassion for myself for the reasons why I never told another soul about it nor did I blame myself for how the event unfolded.
Again- EMDR didn’t move my needle. I know others who said it’s helped them a lot.
Regarding what I do for integration now, that question feels trickier. I havent seen a therapist for years and my most recent work with another coach was for other elements of my life. As a professional coach, a lot of my friends are other coaches who I can have the deep conversations with and be fully seen, heard, and challenged. I also find that the medicines have a lasting effect. In the Michael Pollan book, he talks about how the psychiatric community was very much threatened by these medicines because people could get the same benefit in one session as in 10 years of therapy. In my experience, that has been the case.
I share my stories openly in hopes that others find whatever is going to provide solace and inner peace. ❤️‍🩹

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Unrelated. This post has given me so much hope. I had no idea others were working through PTSD and working at a high level. Been wondering if Im doomed for life and purposely under employing myself for fear that I might have an episode and not be able to perform. Wow..... not to say it's easy but to even see it as a possibility makes me pretty emotional. Thank you so much

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@Author: look into TMS Therapy. It has done wonders for me after several medicinal routes of SSRIs with bad side effects. I’ve seen noticeable gains in conjunction with talk therapy. It’s a bit of a commitment every day for six weeks, but was the only solution for me to dissolve anxiety and depression. 18 min sessions, zero pain. Wishing you all the best. You got this.

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I have tried it for depression, anxiety and avoidance issues. It was enjoyable during the session but frankly had no benefit for me after 6 sessions. That’s just me though—obviously, evidence shows it works well for a lot of people.

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Sending you a DM.

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I’d love a dm too!

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The thing with ketamine that it acts faster than an anti-depressant. Which you should be cautious of. I believe, both anti-depressants and therapy do miracles. Unless you are off that point, if a doctor proposed to you ketamine Therapy, I would out weight the pros and the cons. When you start any treatment think about both pros and cons for long term.

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Same q ! Sick of taking antidepressants

I was too, it takes time it’s like a diet and the right focus of mind only a good connection with a therapist does.

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