For some patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), ketamine has been reported to alleviate symptoms within just a few hours, as opposed to the weeks or months psychotherapy and some medications require. While each patient’s situation and conditions are different, approximately 75% of patients using ketamine therapy to treat chronic PTSD experience relief from symptoms. This is exciting news for sufferers of this crippling condition.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition that can occur after someone experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, and depression. PTSD can lead to social isolation, alcoholism, addiction, and suicidal ideation.
The primary cause of this condition is some type of traumatic event, such as childhood abuse or sexual or domestic violence, that alters the brain, thereby causing psychological and neurological changes. Researchers are still trying to determine why some people develop post-traumatic stress disorder after a trauma or stressful experience while others do not.
Symptoms of PTSD involve a range of symptoms with one of the most common being disruptive flashbacks. Flashbacks can involve hallucinations of a particular event from the past. It is also common to daydream about the trauma. You may also have experience night terrors or have nightmares.
Avoidance is yet another symptom. PTSD sufferers go so far as to avoid locations or people that act as a trigger for PTSD symptoms. Avoidance also includes refusing to talk to others about the traumatic experience that you went through, which can severely limit your ability to heal.
Additional symptoms of PTSD can include:
Symptoms of PTSD often begin shortly after experiencing a traumatic event. However, there some people that go years without issues until something in their life triggers a PTSD response. This tends to occur in people who suffered childhood abuse where that person may have suppressed painful memories or events from earlier years.
The current model for treating PTSD uses a combination of psychotherapy and antidepressants and/or anti-anxiety medications. Some of the most common types of psychotherapies used are:
Studies have shown that 46% of people reported improvement after 6 weeks of psychotherapy, with 62% who receive medication reporting improvement. Unfortunately, these numbers reveal that many people do not respond to psychotherapy. In addition, relief provided by medication is better than no relief at all but it is a “band aid” approach to a bigger problem. Truly healing the trauma in such a way that you can release and be free of PTSD is what Daytryp Health strives to achieve.
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A traumatic event can significantly affect the way the cerebral cortex functions. The cerebral cortex is partially responsible for thought processes that take place during and after a traumatic event. Our current understanding is that that specific synapses in the brain fail to operate properly following a traumatic event, which leads to the misfiring of neurotransmitters. Using ketamine to treat PTSD stimulates the release of glutamate into the brain. Glutamate is believed to help with the regeneration and regrowth within these neural synapses.
Studies have shown ketamine’s effectiveness in reducing the rate of suicide, specifically for individuals who struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It’s very effective for treating war veterans who suffer from some of the most intense symptoms. Those who have multiple mental health conditions, such as alcoholism, addiction, or depression may also experience relief from symptoms.
If you are in good health and have been clinically diagnosed with PTSD, ketamine may help you achieve relief of symptoms. Ketamine is especially of value to those who are suffering from PTSD symptoms that have not responded well to other treatments.
Living with untreated PTSD can wreak havoc on your ability to function in everyday life and take a toll on your relationships. If you or a loved one is struggling with PTSD, please contact us today to see if ketamine treatments for PTSD are right for you.
Research shows that ketamine is highly effective in treating PTSD, in addition to depression, addiction, alcoholism, anxiety, chronic pain, suicidal ideation, migraines, and eating disorders. A study published in 2016 found that a single dose of ketamine was associated with a reduction in symptoms of PTSD, including re-experiencing, avoidance, and numbing.
One potential mechanism of ketamine’s therapeutic effects in PTSD is through its action as an NMDA receptor antagonist. This means that it can block the NMDA receptor, which is important for memory formation and consolidation. By blocking this receptor, ketamine may help to reduce the fear response and prevent the formation of traumatic memories. Additionally, ketamine has been shown to increase levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which is important for neuronal growth and survival.
The VA limits its prescription of ketamine to Spravato, a nasal spray approved for use with an oral antidepressant to treat treatment-resistant depression. The VA also states that they prescribe on a case-by-case basis.
Grounded in decades of extensive training with shamans, yogis, and spiritual teachers, Yvé
leverages her innate ability to channel the quantum field to provide profound insight and
transformation for her clientele. Her work is deeply influenced by her daily meditation practice, esoteric research, quantum mechanics, and J.R.R. Tolkien… only partially a joke!
Yvé’s advocacy for Divine Neutrality inspired her exploration into the transformative potential of Ketamine therapy. She delights in her role as a Tryp Guide, where she creates and holds sacred space, promoting transformation through this unique modality. Graced with an amazing partner and soul community, Yvé is humbled and honored to share her life’s purpose with you.
Will has spent his life seeking truth and exploring the limits of what is possible. This has led him to many extreme experiences—Marine Corps combat veteran, US Army Airborne and Ranger schools, wilderness adventure racing, high altitude mountaineering, ultra-endurance events, holistic healing modalities, psychedelics, and coaching.
Will is a Co-Active Certified Professional Coach and a High Flow Performance Coach. He specializes in integrative psychedelic coaching and facilitating psychedelic experiences. He is relentless in his passion to explore life’s magnificence. It’s an ongoing journey and one he would be honored to share with you as a Tryp Guide.
While everyone has a different path to happiness, the majority of people encounter comparable experiences along the way. Examples include honesty, kindness, compassion, generosity, concern for oneself, others, and nature; respect for life; a desire to make a good difference; and many more.
Steve’s involvement, acceptance, and advocacy of the use of entheogenic substances as sacraments for direct spiritual experiences is what has inspired him to work hard to create peace and harmony in both his own life and the lives of those around him.
Steve has made a commitment to rejuvenating his own spiritual life using humanist resources and a humanist perspective. With an emphasis on the mysticism of the unitive experience and the practical use of entheogenic rituals for learning about and developing human consciousness to create a direct connection to the Divine within, Steve has been studying and using a variety of transformational tools. Each has acted as a catalyst in his own consciousness, resulting in profoundly life-altering experiences that have gradually revealed Steve’s true self and pointed him in the direction of his true purpose in life.
Steve’s desire to be of service to others by coaching, mentoring, and guiding them through a shamanic methodology and the practical use of entheogenic rituals is the driving force behind his life’s work, passions, and interests.
Steve loves sharing the knowledge he has gained using many entheogenic sacraments and transformational tools that can help spark a shift in consciousness and result in a profound realization of one’s true nature. Steve also firmly endorses both the idea of cognitive liberty (the right to direct one’s own consciousness) and the safe and appropriate use of entheogenic sacraments for a direct spiritual experience.
Steve has put a lot of effort into learning about and developing the best techniques as a practitioner and guide to provide the right guidance, proper preparation, safe navigation, and holistic integration into the sacred work he performs, and he remains dedicated to his work through practice, mentorship, and study.
There is a prayer in Sanskrit, one of the oldest recorded languages dating back 7000–8000 years, that says, “Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu.” This means: “May all beings everywhere be happy and free. May the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and that freedom for all.” This is a truth Steve lives by every day.
Megan is passionate about holding a sacred space for others to explore healing connections between the mind, body, breath, and spirit. As a plant energy practitioner, essential oils specialist, and yoga teacher, she wholeheartedly believes in an individualized approach to health and the power of curating personalized integrative self-healing practices of your own. Megan creates space for others to explore the therapeutic benefits of psychedelic medicines, both from a physiological and metaphysical standpoint, while inspiring others remembrance of their divine beauty, purpose, and gifts. Through the art of intention, peaceful presence, and loving awareness she hopes to welcome you more deeply into accessing your innate power to heal from within.
From a young age, Joel sought happiness in competitive sports, business, and relationships. Each accomplishment came with a fleeting sense of fulfillment causing another repeat of the same cycle. That same mysterious desire for acceptance led Joel to seek information in new and unfamiliar territories. Joel has found comfort in his study of past and current visionaries, such as Carl Jung, Dr. Richard Schwartz, Deepak Chopra, and Gabor Matè. Learning that love of oneself is the true path to peace. Joel honors medicines and substance along with meditation and self-care for the aid of self-discovery. He has found that nothing is more enjoyable than supporting others in their constant journey of growth. Healing himself and others has become his greatest gift and passion.
Nick’s upbringing instilled in him the significance of giving, helping, and inspiring others. He understands that these invaluable gifts have the power to shift paradigms within one’s life. For him, being involved in someone’s transformative journey is a privilege. Deep within each of us lies the ability to discover peace and lasting happiness. Sometimes we just need someone to guide us along the way. Nick carries this responsibility close to his heart, knowing firsthand the vulnerability we experience when seeking help. He hopes to be a bright light throughout this magnificent adventure you are about to embark upon.
Ann is a registered nurse with a passion for helping others find balance in wellness and health. After graduating with her BSN from Cleveland State University in 2013, she worked briefly as a progressive care cardiac nurse. During that time, she was trained in Usui Reiki and completed her master/teacher level training in 2014. She then devoted herself as a hospice nurse, supporting and coaching many individuals and their loved ones through the dying process. After several years, Ann transitioned her skills and desires to focus on helping individuals achieve optimal wellness with holistic therapies. She opened a small mobile IV infusion business in 2019, offering in-home infusion therapy focusing on prevention and health maintenance. She also became certified in medical aesthetics.
Her constant ambition as a nurse is in service and helping others activate their own healing for optimal wellness while living from their highest self. Her goal is to provide a calm and peaceful environment where individuals can relax into healing.
She grew up in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and has lived in sunny Arizona since 2015. She finds relaxation in the outdoors, hiking, kayaking, star-gazing and flying airplanes.
Alisia graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2011. She has worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings during her 12 years as a RN. Her fascination with the human brain led her to become a specialist in Deep Brain Stimulation therapy. Alisia is also an artist and has been selling her work professionally for the last 10 years. Through several difficult life events, she experienced firsthand the healing power of creative expression. Her passions reside in health, psychology, art, and human connection. She is ecstatic to be part of the Daytryp team, and grateful for the opportunity to assist with the intentional use of psychedelic medicines for healing.
Nellietha (Nellie) has been in healthcare for 18 years. She graduated with a Bachelors in Science from Chamberlain College of Nursing in 2018. She grew up in a family that prioritized alternative medicine and witnessed firsthand the profound impact natural remedies have on physical and mental health. As someone who has personally experienced the transformative effects of psychedelics, she is passionate about helping others find relief and healing through these alternative therapies. In her free time, she enjoys her animals, gardening, and being out in nature.
David Romanelli fuses ancient wellness practices with modern passions that give people accessible tools to overcome stress, focus their mind, and improve their relationships at work and home. David’s third book, Life Lessons from the Oldest and Wisest, is a reminder that countless professionals, parents, and partners have walked the earth before us. The book was inspired by his series of national events called DRINKS WITH YOUR ELDERS, that created a space for isolated elders to reengage with their community and share their life experiences with younger generations. His previous book, Happy is the New Healthy, was inspired by David’s friendship with a 111 year-old New Yorker. The book reached #1 on multiple Amazon and Apple Bestseller Lists.
Dave partnered up with Daytryp Health to create TRIPT, which is a psychedelic integration APP which is offered to all Daytryp clients.
Most recently, David was a featured voice on a new app from Calm, which brings peace of mind and healing techniques to the 1 of every 3 Americans touched by cancer. His daughter Cooper (aka SuperCooper) put leukemia in the rear view mirror and is David’s inspiration everyday to live with strength, passion, and joie de vivre. Throughout Cooper’s treatment, David found the power of psychedelic therapy as a profound way to heal the trauma and constant worry and reset to a positive path forward as parent, partner, and professional.. His 365 day platform, MEDITATE ON, compels his listeners to gain perspective on their journey and take time each day for reflection, quiet, and meditation. David has been featured in The New York Times, Food & Wine, Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek. You can learn more at www.DavidRomanelli.com
Furthermore, Dave is in charge of Daytryp Retreats, which brings people from all over the world to Phoenix, AZ for 3-4 day retreats to experience life-changing psychedelic journeys.
Medical Advisor / Tryp Guide
Dr. Joe Tafur has dedicated his career to exploring complementary and alternative approaches to health management, particularly Amazonian plant medicines. He completed a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at UCSD Department of Psychiatry, and worked as a Family Physician in the US before exploring indigenous medicine in South America (SA). He helped found Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual, a traditional healing center in the Peruvian Upper Amazon, and underwent apprenticeship in Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine and Shipibo curanderismo. In 2017, Dr. Joe founded Modern Spirit, a 501c3 nonprofit focused on demonstrating the value of spiritual healing in modern healthcare. In 2019, he and his colleagues opened the Ocotillo Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Tafur is also a leader in his spiritual community and leads plant medicine journeys across the continent. Joe is also a best selling author with his book, The Fellowship of the River.
Lead Tryp Guide & Operations Manager
MSN, APRN, ANP-C, Medical Director
Chief Medical Officer
Founder & CEO
MS, LASAC, Consultant/Integration Therapist
Rudy Montijo lends his expertise in operations and business development consulting for Daytryp. He received his undergraduate from the University of Arizona, a master’s degree in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University, and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy training from Polaris Insight. Rudy worked under Daytryp’s founder and CEO, Chris Cohn, while operating and expanding Scottsdale Recovery Center from 2013-2014. He currently has an award-winning career in medical sales. He is a former D1 athlete, having played football at the University of Arizona. Rudy is a clinical therapist who is trained in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, actively races on the Ironman triathlon circuit, and is a certified yoga instructor. After helping others, Rudy’s greatest love is his two children, River and Savanna.