Introduction to your guide

We have created this guide to help you on your journey towards a mental reset. This is your time to explore what’s under the surface, interrupt constant streams of thoughts and to quiet the unhelpful voices in your mind. These states of mind open the door to a new, healthier perspective. That’s the true value of a psychedelic.

Preparing for your experience

• Pick a time of day when the house is quiet and when you don’t have any other responsibilities.

• Drink plenty of water, hydration is key.

• Fast a minimum of 4 hours before the session to help limit nausea. You can always take your anti-nausea medication 15 minutes prior to your session as well. If you are still nauseous, tell the medical team and we can adjust your future doses.

• Use the bathroom ahead of time, and make sure your sitter is close by to assist you throughout your experience.

• Make sure your space is physically safe, meaning no sharp objects or anything that may be potentially a hazard to you, or your experience.

• If you have a history of high blood pressure the medical team will have your sitter keep an eye on your blood pressure in order to help us as we adjust your dose.

These simple practices will help you have a deeper and more introspective journey without distractions. The experience shapes us on an unconscious level and you’ll notice the effects over the next few days. Take this time to reconnect with the things and people that make you happy. Do something for yourself.

Setting an optimal environment for your psychedelic experience

Set yourself up for success and discover tangible ways to make the most of your experience. These experiences help you directly observe shifts in consciousness.

We encourage you to refrain from social media, text messaging, and television prior to your experience. This will help you clear your mind and create the space for you to connect with your intention for the experience.

Remember that relaxing the mind and body prior to taking the medication will deepen your experience. Take slow, deep breaths. Set an intention in the app and do your best to let go of any expectations.

Bring a personal item into the space. It can be anything that makes you feel good and brings you joy or peace. The purpose of having a personal item is to help ground you during your experience.

Music and meditation

Setting your environment for your experiences is critical to an optimal journey. Your mindset entering into a ketamine experience plays a large role in determining the direction it takes. Meditation is the study of consciousness. Used together, this can be a productive and sustainable way to develop a healthier and more peaceful outlook.

We recommend you put yourself in a great frame of mind by completing our 10-minute medication located in the app before every experience, while the tablets are dissolving.

As you go through the experience and set your intentions, choose the music that is the most impactful for you. We will start recommending music to you based on what you liked or disliked throughout your journey.

Our music is designed to help you relax and allow yourself to explore a new perspective with a healing soundtrack. It helps you navigate this space with ease.

The experience

Our advice in preparing for an experience is trusting in the therapeutic process and letting go of resistance. Let your mind go and see what you discover.

Uncomfortable experiences are possible. Many of us have struggled with pain and trauma and are looking for a way to let it go. These experiences can put us into contact with those feelings. While this can be difficult, we don’t consider this a “bad trip, or bad experience.” In the therapeutic context, this is a way to heal from these experiences by connecting with them, in the proper setting with the right support. Make sure your sitter is close-by to assist you if you need anything.

Find a comfortable place at home where you can lay down; whether that’s a couch, a bed, or a recliner chair. A blanket is always helpful. Try to avoid walking around during an experience. You are at increased risk of falls during this time, always ask your sitter for help if you need anything at all.

When you’re ready, read the pharmacy label to make sure you have the correct dose of ketamine and place the tablets in your mouth. The moisture in your mouth will help rapidly dissolve the tablets. If it helps, take a small sip of water to dissolve the medicine fully. Let the liquid medicine absorb under the tongue for about 10-12 minutes before swallowing. The taste may not be ideal, but dissolving the medicine in your mouth improves absorption.

Since the experience itself is deeply introspective, use the eye mask we provide to block out light, and put on headphones to connect with our specially designed playlist for your experience.

Expect the experience to last about 2 hours, however, everyone’s response is different and it may range between 3 and 6 hours in rare cases. Ketamine has some short-lived properties that last about the duration of its mental effects. These include blurry vision, impaired balance and motor skills, and mild to moderate increase in heart rate and blood pressure. With this in mind, don’t operate any heavy machinery, or use any sharp or dangerous tools for 12 hours.

You can supplement your experience by recording voice notes during your session. These recordings can be valuable to refer back to as can our curated playlists, which can help bring you back to your most relaxed state, even after the experience.

The time following the experience is a perfect opportunity to journal any fleeting thoughts. If you can’t remember some or even most of the experience, don’t worry- this is common. The experience shapes us on an unconscious level and you’ll notice the effects over the next few days. Take this time to reconnect with the things and people that make you happy.

Having the support of a counselor during this time can help make the most of this process. It can help you make meaning from what comes up and shape your story. Keep in mind- relief isn’t always instantaneous, it’s a process. This is a time to introduce daily habits from meditation, some form of exercise, and proper nutrition and sleep to keep the momentum going in your new path.

Practice a new habit, and do something for yourself. Ketamine is a catalyst, but you are the one driving the change.

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