Ketamine Assisted
Psychotherapy Retreat

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Spring 2024 Retreat

 

TBD – End of April

Retreats run Thursday at 6 through Sunday at 9am. 

Accommodations are for 3 nights.

Zoom preparation meeting on the Wednesday before – 6-8pm

and integration meeting on the Wednesday after from 6-8pm

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Unlocking your Mind: A Journey to Self Discovery

Step away from the stressors of daily life and fully immerse yourself in the therapeutic process. We will use Ketamine and experiential therapy to break through the stuck places to find more freedom, peace, and motivation!

What is Ketamine?

Ketamine is a medication that is commonly used in hospitals as an anesthetic and pain reliever. It works by blocking certain receptors in the brain and spinal cord, leading to a dissociative state and a feeling of detachment from one’s surroundings.  It can temporarily alter a client’s perception and consciousness offering opportunities to explore thoughts and emotions in new ways.  It is thought to increase the “plasticity” of the brain for short periods of time from days up to weeks and we use it in psychotherapy because it can help clients achieve a state of increased introspection and openness. 

What can Ketamine do for me?

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Improve Mood

Ketamine has been shown to have  rapid and powerful anti-depressant and mood stabilizing effects which can  be seen within hours or days of treatment, not weeks or months as with anti-depressant medications.

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Reduce Anxiety

Ketamine is thought to create changes in the brain's glutamate system, which plays a role in regulating mood, anxiety, and PTSD symptoms. This can generally improve quality of life and help you become unstuck.

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Enhance Insight

Ketamine causes altered states of consciousness that can lead to enhanced creativity, insights, and awareness. This supports new perspectives on your relationships and experiences and fertile ground for change.

For more information about Ketamine,
please read our blog posts!

Retreat Details

Wednesday before -Preparation on Zoom

Thur-Sun In-Person, Erieville, NY

Wed after – Integration on Zoom

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2 Ketamine Journeys

Participants will prepare and journey together in a group context. Alongside other group members, you will be in your own experience with eye shades, headphones, and your own little nest. Each client will be assigned a “sitter” who will support you and make sure you are safe and comfortable.

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Healthy Meals

We will eat as a group, sharing conversation or silence.  Food will be vegetarian, with gluten and dairy-free options. Fruits and snacks will be available throughout the day.  If you have more specific dietary needs, please let us know!

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Sink into therapy

Away from your daily responsibilities, you will have space to deepen into your therapy process. The luxury of time allows us to explore without pressure. Weekly therapy requires an opening and closing down of deeper emotional processing in order to do life. What would you do with sustained attention to your inner world?

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Support in Community

Therapy in groups offers a unique set of support and experience.  You may notice a decrease in feelings of isolation as connections are made with other members.  Often new perspectives are found as the sharing evolves throughout the retreat.  Maybe you can catch a glimpse of the beauty others see in you!

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Experiential Therapy

You will be invited to engage in active modalities to deepen and integrate your retreat experiences. Some possibilities are art-making, writing, using psychodrama and role-playing techniques, movement, and meditation.

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Gentle Yoga

Each day you will have to opportunity to engage in a yoga flow. Yoga offers a gentle way to inhabit your body.  If yoga is not for you, you may want to take a walk outside. 

Retreat Program

Details are subject to change, but overall, this is what you can expect!

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Upon receiving your registration, if the retreat is an appropriate fit for you, we will send you an invoice for $400 to hold your place. Then, we will refer you to our medication provider, Journey Clinical, for an evaluation to determine your eligibility  for Ketamine treatments.  If approved, you will receive a prescription in the mail which you will bring with you to our retreat.  

We also ask that participants stay with us for the entirety of the retreat, including overnight. If you are unable to do that, we ask that you wait for another time when that is feasible.

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Wed before – Zoom

 6:00-8:00p. Preparation session. We will meet one another, discuss the process, and answer all of your questions so you know what to expect when we are in person.

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Thursday  – In-person

4-5:30p – Check-in at VRBO in Cazenovia

6:00p – gather at Breathing Space Psychotherapy

6:15-9p – Introductions and preparation for tomorrow’s journey.

9:00p – Back to VRBO and Bedtime

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Friday – In-person

Very light breakfast, if needed. Abstain if you can.

8:30a- Pickup at VRBO

9:00a – Gentle Yoga/meditation/walk

9:30 – 12:30p – Psychedelic Journey

12:30p – Silent Lunch/quiet time/nature walk/art/nap

1:30p – 5 – Integration Circle

5:00 – Dinner/walk/art

6-8 Evening sound bath (or activity TBD)

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Saturday – In Person 

Light breakfast or abstain if you can

9a- Pickup at VRBO

9:30a – Gentle Yoga/meditation/walk

10 – 12:30p – Psychedelic Journey

12:30 – Silent Lunch/quiet time/nature walk/art/nap

1:30-5:00p Integration, 30-day roadmap creation, and closing

5:00p Dinner/socializing

Return to VRBO as requested.

We STRONGLY discourage participants driving on journey days.  If you need to leave this evening, please have someone pick you up.

 

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Sunday – In Person

8am Breakfast 

9am Departure

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Wed after – Zoom

6:00-8:00p  – Integration –

The retreat is not over yet! 

We will gather via Zoom to continue the integration of your journeys. Weave your journey into your life!

Please make time for this!

Investment in your Healing

Investing in your mental health is one of the best commitments you can make for yourself. Our retreat offers a unique opportunity to prioritize your mental health in a supportive and nurturing environment. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to recharge, reset, renew, and break through! Priceless!

  • 2 hours pre-retreat group session 
  •  Over 20 hours of in-person retreat time including 2 Ketamine journeys. 
  • Meals included: Thu, Fri and Sat – plus snacks
  • 2 hour post-retreat group session

$1669* 

We have partnered with CareCredit for ease of financing.
Click here for more information.
Please do not apply until you have been approved to attend the retreat.  
Connect with our admin Jackie for more details 
315-516-8466 or [email protected]
 
We can offer a limited amount of money toward partial scholarships.
 
*see additional costs associated with the retreat. 
 

Additional costs:

  • First-time clients: $250 for the medical intake, plus $85 for prescription (Ketamine medicine + Zofran for 2 sessions, processing and 4 day shipping)
    Ongoing treatment (beyond the retreat, optional): $150 for follow-up, plus $145 for prescription (Ketamine medicine + Zofran for up to 6 sessions, processing and 4 day shipping)

    Journey Clinical services and prescriptions are not covered by insurance and are payable directly to Journey Clinical.

    Creditcare cannot be used for Journey Clinical.
  • Accommodations – You will be staying at a VRBO in Cazenovia. All shared bath, first come, first served.
    • Private Queen room – $300 for weekend (3 available)
    • Private futon room – $225 for weekend (1 available)
    • Shared Twin room – $150 for weekend (1 available)
    • Camping or air mattress at retreat site – FREE (no showers!)

PRIVATE EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE!

If you prefer to do a private Psychedelic journey with Breathing Space, the cost is a la carte.

This is a sample schedule:

 $155 for each of three preparation sessions, $500 each for three 3-hour Psychedelic dosing session, and $155 for each of 3 integration sessions.

Some parts of this may be covered by insurance.

Email Meg if you would prefer this option.

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Is it time for you to find in your life!?

Come home to yourself. 

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Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Request

Hello!

We are happy to hear you are interested in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.  We will get back to you within 2 business days to set up a consultation meeting.

Thank you!