How to Prepare for Your Ketamine Journey

If you are preparing to embark on your ketamine journey, congratulations - You have taken a big step towards the newest chapter in mental health and wellbeing!  Ketamine, a groundbreaking treatment for depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain and more, has been leading to transformational changes to so many people, and we at Biofuse can’t wait to help lead you on your journey to better mental health!

To help lead you on a journey that promotes the best possible outcomes, let's discuss some things you need to do in order to make the experience as positive as possible. This includes making sure that you are mentally and physically prepared, and that you have all of the necessary supplies. Here is a guide on how to prepare for your ketamine journey.

1). Preparation begins before your first session

It's not uncommon to feel a bit nervous before your first ketamine session. After all, it's a powerful Medication that can induce profound changes in consciousness. However, there are many things you can do to prepare for your session and ensure that you have a positive experience. 

2). Be informed

It is important to be fully informed about how the process works, setting expectations, and knowing how you will feel.  Trusting the process and your medical team is critical.  Feeling and knowing you are safe allows you to Let Go and truly embrace your experience. Being open allows you to explore and gain insights into your thoughts, emotions and behaviors.  

3). Follow the Guidelines

Following the guidelines and recommendations set forth by your care team is important for ensuring the best possible outcomes. In the context of ketamine therapy, each step of the process - from initial evaluation, dosing, and the frequency of the Ketamine Infusions - has been carefully studied and clinically evaluated to ensure safety and efficacy. The guidelines are based on the latest research and are constantly updated to reflect new findings. By adhering to these guidelines, patients can be confident that they receive the best possible care.

4).  Setting intentions

Intention setting is a process of clarifying what one wants to achieve from a psychedelic experience. This could involve setting an intention for personal growth, healing, self-exploration, or creative inspiration.  Employed by early psychedelic therapists in the mid-20th century and in today’s psychedelic research centers at prestigious academic institutions, intention setting has become an essential component to Ketamine therapy!

Setting intentions before your ketamine journey can help to focus and deepen the experience and may even result in more profound insights and psychedelic "afterglows." 

Today, psychedelic therapy research is being conducted at some of the world's most prestigious academic institutions, and many of these studies make use of intention setting as a way to help participants get the most out of their experience. Whether you are preparing for a psychedelic journey or simply reflecting on your life goals, taking some time to set your intentions can be a worthwhile exercise.

5).  Be patient and Empower yourself

It is important to be patient with yourself when you are going through your ketamine therapy journey. Sometimes, you may feel less motivated after one of your infusions, but it is important to remember that this is a marathon, not a sprint. 

Each ketamine infusion is a window to show you the power of your subconscious mind.  The healing you want requires dedication, ownership, and action.  Taking control of your life is empowering; however, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.