Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)

RISE Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) for Chronic Pain, PTSD, Chronic Depression and Anxiety

As Ketamine research is providing hope for treatment-resistant depression, anxiety and PTSD we are also seeing increased evidence for use with chronic pain. Ketamine, a commonly used anaesthetic causes disassociation from one’s body and sense of self. This disassociation can feel like an out of body experience in which you are able to have space from pain and depression. In higher doses of ketamine individuals will report no pain for one to two hours and at lower doses, pain is less. After the first treatment with ketamine, many people will feel relief for around fourteen days. The treatments become less frequent and can be stretched out even further with counselling and other wellness treatments.

By disassociating completely from our body we get a chance to reset the nervous system. Our sessions are held in a safe and supported therapeutic environment allowing for a slow re-integration into the body. While we track this body integration we can bring awareness to holding patterns and areas of tension to be released. Although physical and emotional pain may return to the body again we are able to explore this with a sense of spaciousness and relaxation. When we are able to utilize this awareness we are actually changing our brain and turning down the pain alarm system. Treatments seem to become less and less over a 6 month period when combined with counselling. Following the six month treatment period, only an occasional treatment is often required. This is a new type of therapy for chronic pain but research is available with promising initial findings confirming what we are seeing at RISE.

Costs are approximate and a better estimate can be provided during the assessment. Our goal is to make the treatment fit your needs.

KAP groups offered through RISE are approximately $250 this is a full day treatment.

One on one treatments are also available for approximately $360 to $500 this is also a full day.

An assessment is required as ketamine is not right for everybody!

KAP treatments are fully supported by Tara and Dr Kailia.


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