Feeling blocked, stuck, or down?
Lacking purpose or engaging in destructive behaviors?
Feeling like you are on the wrong path?
Suffering from painful mood disorders like PTSD, depression, anxiety, or OCD?
Dependent on alcohol or opioids?
Suffering from self-image issues that manifests itself as an eating disorder?
living with pain on a daily basis?
What to expect?
Daytryp therapeutic journeys use sub-anesthetic doses of Ketamine, to occasion an ego-dissolving inner exploration. Unlike most medications which pharmacologically produce a healing response, Ketamine provides a doorway into your consciousness for you to explore and experience.
These psychedelic (or mind-manifesting) experiences are normally very relaxing and calming and you may have visual sensations of vivid colors or fractal patterns. This may be followed by a separation from your usual state of thinking, and it may feel like you are awake but on a different plane of consciousness. You may feel a separation from your body and some revisit people, places, or events from their past. Generally, you feel a warm and loving state of presence and are able to compassionately and patiently process subject matter that you would normally avoid or that you suppressed deep in your subconscious.
The Psychedelic Revolution is Now Here
As professionals and creatives, we were looking for solutions to help us focus and get our creative juices flowing. We stumbled onto the psychedelic space after 20 years of owning addiction and mental health organizations. We quickly learned about the benefits of microdosing psychedelics, particularly psilocybin and ketamine and realized that psychedelics is the new path forward in mental healthcare, in our opinion. Through countless research and testing, we created Daytryp, a psychedelically charged healthcare organization designed to help you think more clearly, alleviate depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction AND increase your spiritual enlightenment.
The Elephant in the Room
Don’t worry. It’s a figurative elephant – you’re not tripping out. For a lot of new daytrypper’s, we understand your hesitation to try psychedelics. And why wouldn’t you? There’s still a social stigma and general misinformation around psychedelics that’s been fueled by misconceptions and irrational fears. We’re sure you have a lot of questions and we’re here to educate and advocate.
Backed by Science, Blessed by Shamans
The Daytryp experience is backed by scientific data proving the efficacy of psychedelics. Furthermore, and because of our deep respect and admiration for the indigenous people before us that have been using plant medicine and psychedelics for hundreds, if not thousands of years, we are shamanistic in our values. Medicinal psilocybin and other psychedelic plant medicines, specifically intended for those with mental health, addiction, PTSD, depression & anxiety issues, are those we cater to mostly; those who seek a deeper and more spiritual calling in their lives. At the current time, our sacred psychedelic offerings are Ketamine and we’ll be participating in clinical trials with psilocybin and MDMA. More to come once the world realizes that these plants and psychedelics hold the power to heal the world of PTSD, anxiety, addiction and depression.
Evidence suggests that psychedelic drugs can be an effective treatment for PTSD, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depression & addiction — including cases that don’t respond to conventional antidepressants. A Johns Hopkins study and a concurrent New York University study found that about 80 percent of participants showed clinically significant decreases in depressed mood and anxiety even six months after receiving one to two psilocybin treatments.
Each Daytryp patient will be required to fill out a medical questionnaire and will meet with one of our medical staff. This intake is an essential part of the experience as we educate you on what to expect as well as help you determine any intentions and goals you may desire from your journey.
Psychedelic Treatment Sessions
One of our medical staff typically administers 6 treatments/infusions over a 2-4 week period, receiving up to 2 infusions per week. The treatments take place in a dimly lit environment with ambient music. Vitals, heart rate and oxygen levels are constantly monitored by Daytryp doctors to ensure the highest level of safety.
The window of time after your session is a highly conducive opportunity for continued healing, integration, and growth to occur. It’s natural to want to use this time wisely, and get the most out of your neuroplastic integration window. The integration piece explores how to approach the window of time after your latest ketamine treatment session.
Follow-Up, For Life
Working with our therapists and discussing what arises with your Guide/Clinician, are resources you have available to help understand the nature of your experience and create an integration plan for yourself. You are not alone in this process, and have our constant support available, use it. We are family now 🙂
Preparing for your Journey
If you would like to bring your own blanket, pillow, or eye mask with you then please feel free to do so. Otherwise we can provide you with any of the above for use during your infusion. We also provide noise cancelling headphones, but if you have a favorite pair bring them along.
We ask that you don’t eat or drink anything for 4 hours prior to your first infusion so we can see how you respond. Also, we don’t want you to drink just before coming in as getting up to go to the bathroom in the middle of your infusion is no fun! Avoid caffeine or any other stimulants. Avoid alcohol the night before your infusion.
At this time, due to COVID-19, we ask that you call us to ensure we can accommodate guests in the clinic.
We will review your current medications at your initial consultation. We ask that you do NOT make any medication changes during your induction series as this can complicate treatment. If you are on medications that have been known to lessen the effectiveness of ketamine (e.g. benzodiazepines, lamotrigine) we may ask you to make some adjustments to your dosing schedule.
Get comfortable! Wear loose fitting clothes and layers are advisable. Avoid heels. Keep in mind that we will need access to put an IV in your arm and you will have a couple stickers placed on your chest and upper abdomen for the heart monitor.
Great question! You may hear us talk about “set and setting” when it comes to preparing for an infusion. We are mostly in charge of the setting – providing a comfortable, low stimulus, and safe environment. On the other hand, you are the master or your own mindset. Try to clear your mind and prepare yourself for the experience. For some, this may mean doing yoga, breathwork, listening to music, or meditation. Others may want to take a nature walk or sit by the lakeside and listen to the lapping of the waves. Setting the stage for yourself can lead to a more profound and peaceful infusion.
As mentioned previously, ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic. What in the world does that mean? In broad terms, to dissociate is to disconnect – disconnect from earthly surroundings, thoughts, emotions, memories and even your sense of self. Perception of time and space is often warped. Each person’s experience is unique and each session can differ for each individual. Lay back, uncross your legs and relax. Get centered, breathe, let go of thoughts the best you can and know you are safe. Allow the music to help guide you through the experience. If there are visuals, watch and enjoy. If there are thoughts or ideas you want to explore, do so. If there is emptiness, enjoy the peace. For most people receiving low dose ketamine infusions the experience is peaceful. For some, however, the feeling of disconnection can provoke anxiety or fear resulting in an unpleasant experience. It is not always easy to predict who will have the latter. There are things that we can do to make each session as pleasant as possible. There are also things that you can do to help set the stage for a positive and beneficial experience. We will help to guide you on your individual journey.
Ketamine can cause nystagmus – involuntary movement of the eyes. While this is generally very mild at low doses, trying to focus your eyes on anything may prove difficult and can lead to feeling dizzy or nauseous. We encourage you to wear an eye mask for this reason. Also, we encourage you to let go of any outside stimulus and focus on what your own mind is experiencing. Allow yourself to explore. Music, on the other hand, can play an important role and act as a guide through your infusion. Music is very personal and everyone responds differently to different types of music. We recommend you listen to something that relaxes and comforts you in some way. It is not advisable to listen to music with lyrics as they can become distorted and distracting. We can provide music playlist recommendations and a listening device for use during your infusion. We highly discourage listening to music on your phone as all too often a call, text or email notification will manage to sneak through and ruin your session. In fact, we will ask that you turn off your phone and put it away until after your infusion is complete.
Ketamine therapy sessions last about 45 minutes but you should plan on being at Daytryp for at least 90 minutes to account for the preparation time needed prior to your infusion and the time needed to recover afterwards. Some clients won’t need this much time but some may need even a bit longer. Pain infusions can be as long as 4 hours so plan on being at the clinic for a good portion of your day.
Your health and safety is our highest priority. If for any reason we do not feel it is safe for you to undergo a ketamine journey, then we will not give it. Hopefully we can help to resolve any issues and you will be able to reschedule for another day.
Absolutely not. You will be asked to sign a form stating that you understand this. You cannot drive for at least 12 hours after an infusion. Doing so will put you and others in danger. Please arrange for a trusted friend or family member to pick you up. Public transportation is NOT recommended! It is simply too much stimulus after an infusion. Taxis and rideshares are an option but not ideal. Please discuss any transportation concerns with us. If you’d like to schedule our Cosmic Travel Agency Van, where we pick you up and drop you back at home after your treatment is over, please let us know. It’s a great option!
We recommend that you go home and relax the rest of the day, particularly following your initial infusion. Some people recover very quickly from any side effects while others need time. Until you know how your body reacts, plan on just taking it easy. When the effects wear off, pay attention to your mood. Has it shifted and, if so, how? Take some time to reflect on your experience. Take notes and consider journaling. You should definitely not operate heavy machinery, make any big life decisions or plan on taking care of young children following your treatment.
Life after treatment
It is our hope that you are feeling significantly better and your quality of life has greatly improved! You will receive a check-in call from one of our team members after your induction series to see how you are doing and if there is anything we can do to support you before we see you again for your first maintenance appointment. There may be challenges that come with integrating back into daily life once you have experienced a brain reboot from ketamine. We want to help!
Keep in mind that ketamine is actually only a small part of your journey. So much of what you do outside of the clinic will determine the outcome. If you rely solely on the ketamine, then you will not experience the best results. Similarly, if you are not truly open to the fact that there is potential to change your life then, again, you will not have the best results. However, if you have an open mind, do the infusions, continue your medications, work with your therapist, learn how to integrate what you’ve experienced throughout your sessions with us then you have an excellent chance for lasting results.
This does depend on your underlying condition but most people do require maintenance ketamine infusions indefinitely. Keep in mind that ketamine is a tool, not a cure. Generally speaking, if you have suffered from major depression for as long as you can remember, you’ll likely need ongoing support. If you experienced a single traumatic event and suffer from acute PTSD, you may not need months or years of regular infusions. Every condition responds differently as does every person.
We do and encourage clients to take advantage of this service. Ketamine is a unique drug and you may find it challenging for those unfamiliar with it to understand the changes you have experienced. Talking to others who have undergone ketamine infusions can be extremely helpful and provide additional support that may be critical for your journey of healing. We offer group therapy or “pow-wows” as part of many of our treatment packages.