The Love Challenge

The Love Challenge

Belonging is a deeply rooted human drive. We are social creatures after all. We require love and physical touch to survive and thrive. We seek others not only for our evolutionary needs, but for our self-growth and altruistic behavior that provide meaning in our lives. Often times we sacrifice our own self-identity for the sake of feeling accepted by specific groups of people, rather than shining out who we are with confidence and letting others gravitate to us. The reason why we tend to do this often is because genuine belonging requires vulnerability, yet societal pressures have taught us to be cautious and protective rather than open and transparent about who we are. One of the secrets to happiness that many enlightened people have come to understand, and thankfully share with us, is knowing that in order to feel at home with others, no matter the setting, you must feel at home with yourself. 

During this month of love and friendship, I challenge you to open your arms and give yourself random acts of kindness. Forgive yourself your faults and know that you do the best you can. If you find you aren’t putting your best foot forward, congratulate yourself for recognizing it, own it and know that you can make that change with intention and love of self. That is the challenge of self-growth. Accepting yourself fully is the doorway through which others can join you while also revealing their true self. Together with that interplay of openness one can generate the necessary social dynamics that opens a space for authenticity and true connections.

There are many obstacles to establishing this level of openness and vulnerability, it is a difficult task for every individual. The great challenge of creating meaning and carving out our space in an unyielding world is THE quest. If in addition to the challenges that existential living produces one is also contending with mental health concerns, it becomes almost untenable to reach a place of belonging and self-acceptance. According to national data, over 16 million Americans experience major depression disorder, with nearly one-third finding little to no relief from traditional treatment methods. Depression (and tangential epidemics such as the opioid crisis) tops the greatest public health concerns globally. It is the biggest challenge we face to establishing wellness both internally with psychological and spiritual well-being, and externally by establishing social and environmental rebalance. 

Too many individuals are suffering from lack of self-love and emotional wellbeing, and other reasons that go deeper into the neurophysiology of an individual. Yet others are further suffering from the lack of effective treatments for depression. Ketamine infusion and TMS treatment methods provide much needed new approaches to healing, and have shown remarkable success with treatment-resistant patients. To date, however, one drawback regrading Ketamine infusion has been the duration of its effects. Now, there is a new development that can address this shortcoming. Esketamine is a newly developed drug derived from Ketamine that is on the fast track for FDA approval. It is a nasal spray to be administered still within a clinical setting that can provide the necessary boost between treatments for greater efficacy. Providing greater potential for Ketamine infusions to help the millions of Americans with treatment-resistant depression find their path to sustained emotional wellbeing. Ketamine Health Centers can help put you on that path. Reach out today and set up a free consultation to discuss which treatment method may work for you or your loved one.

To an Amazing New Day

To an Amazing New Day

Happy New Year! I do hope the year welcomed you with excitement for new possibilities. A nod, at least, to the importance of creating new plans, new paths to wellness. I hope you also entertain the possibility of having an amazing day ahead! I was beautifully reminded that it is in my power to have an amazing day. As I go about my routine being mindful of what I see and say, and especially how I feel, I notice how my reactions to all that surrounds me can shape my mindset. With an open mind I take on challenges and find the beauty in all things that I encounter, perhaps even the possibility of something shifting my course for the better. When I recognize the smile that comes over me as I witness a sweet moment unfold, I feel the renewed energy that a specific connection provides me. I draw from that energy all the possibilities that exist in the universe. I become open to the world and find that being in the moment helps bring about the positive things I seek out in my life. What is even more inspiring is recognizing that an intentional mindset also generates that energy for others around me. I can be a catalyst for others I encounter throughout my amazing day to take notice and be more mindful of their own powerful place in the world. This sort of energy exchange happens on such a subtle level that sadly we often ignore it. Yet, we have the advantage of the collective that gives great potency to the power of possibility and openness. We grow immensely when we recognize our power to influence not only our own reactions and attention to life’s moments, but by simply living with greater intention we help those around us focus on their own states of wellbeing and character development. The core of that state of psychosocial development rests on relationship and fellowship building, creating a collective energy that leads to synergistic growth, and above all establishing a healthy balance in all aspects of living. More often than not, when we develop our core beings we are rewarded with a cosmic connection in life that helps us navigate this difficult world with more patience and love. And so I hope to carry the energy of the holidays through the fellowship that was shared into the new year.

In order to feel one with the created world we must be open to possibility. The possibility of change, the possibility of something new and unexpected. These moments of deeper connections with the life source that moves through all states of being are not difficult to establish, but they do require an openness and flexibility of mind that our hectic lives and social structures do not encourage. Some individuals have a lower tolerance for change, for difference, for flexibility. Some see only black and white. It makes it hard to grow in a society that shines as a prism light if you can’t appreciate its colorful array. We at Ketamine Health Centers recognize this and provide new treatment methods, Ketamine infusion and TMS treatments, to help loosen the rigid perspectives that often grips the mind. The neurophysiological effects that these treatments aim to produce in large part help the mind escape entrenched pathways and create subtle new circuitry that allows for that needed flexibility for core wellness. Please connect with us today through our various modes of contact, and schedule a free consultation to explore the possibilities that Ketamine Health Centers can provide you or your loved one.

Reshaping the Mental Health Field

We live in promising times as we begin to better understand the role of energy frequencies in the development of our wellbeing.Patterns and established pathways, as well as the deviations from set patterns that occur, play a central role in the richness and diversity of life. What is most exciting within the field of mental health is the integration of a multifaceted approach to wellness. A holistic approach to help one establish a healthy and robust development of mind-body-soul work that grounds our happiness in this challenging world. The history and development of mental health as a discipline in medicine is fascinating, yet grim, and fraught with difficult challenges in the face of great suffering. When psychiatric medications known as SSRIs emerged in the late 1980s, there was immense promise for the treatment of countless psychiatric conditions. This revolutionary chemical approach to treatment provided a lifeline for patients suffering from mental illness and the very methods used to treat them. However, as in all things, there must be a balance. Thankfully, the psychiatric community is finally beginning to incorporate the necessary holistic approach that robust mental health and social development requires. There is both a greater awareness of the role that patterns and entrenched neurological pathways play in the development of mental illness, and a move towards using this knowledge to help develop better, and more efficacious treatment methods.

Over the last two decades we have more fully integrated the various approaches to wellness from nutrition, to exercise, to relationship and fellowship building. As well as via various modes of therapeutic approaches to relieving stress and anxiety (and traumatic suffering) provided by music therapy, art therapy, movement meditation, and other interactive modes of energy release. More recently, with a greater understanding of the role of energy frequencies through the profound perspective that quantum physics offers, we have well-documented the benefits of acupuncture, Reiki touch, vibrational therapy, and the like. But even more profound for the psychiatric community is the development of therapies within this new scientific and medical paradigm, using our knowledge of the role of frequencies to develop more effective treatments.

The new treatments of Ketamine infusion and TMS provide patients and clinicians renewed hope. Hope for relief from debilitating symptoms for patients who have tried a multitude of approaches to treatment. And a profound sigh of relief from psychiatrists who see very promising results for their patients. The continued development of Ketamine-infused treatments to target depression, PTSD, pain management and relief, among other targeted illnesses, has shown to provide immediate relief of symptoms for most of our patients at KetamineHealth Centers. Our patients’ testimonials highlight the impact of the field’s current transformation on an individual and personal level. Ketamine treatment has proven to be a lifeline over the last several years for patients facing treatment-resistant depression.

One of the newest methods available is a cognitive science-based process known as TMS, or Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS): A non-invasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain that improve symptoms of depression.Ketamine Health Centers is excited to announce this new treatment method will be available very soon. We are committed to providing our clients the highest standards of treatment available, and encourage you to set up a free consultation today to review the benefits of these new FDA approved treatment methods. Our care team will help you will determine which path to healing works best for you or your loved one.    

Confronting the Aftermath

Confronting the Aftermath

We live in a delicate balance in nature. Often that balance is overlooked and even ignored with all of the technology and engineering to buffer ourselves. But she never fails to remind us of her presence, her power. Perhaps no natural disaster is as disruptive to our psyche, to our daily life, as a hurricane. The anticipation alone creates a tremendous amount of stress. The uncertainty of a storm’s track as we watch days out, and the ambivalence that experience creates for our decision making, adds layers of anxiety on our psyche. If a storm approaches, panic creeps in during preparations, and naturally the level of fear rises as the anticipation of the storm grows intensely. The down time that comes when all of the preparations are complete usually becomes a waiting game, which adds yet another layer of stress that riding out a hurricane entails. For most it is difficult to turn that down time into quality time because of the fear and excited energy. The strain on one’s psyche and physical health is tremendous, and often there is little time to acknowledge and mitigate it with moments of rest or reflection. While we all may experience some of the same stress throughout the preparations, seeking out the same essential materials and securing our homes in the days before a storm: Every person’s experience of a destructive storm is different. Everyone’s experience of the aftermath, the arduous recover and clean-up process, is very different. After the storm, thankfully (hopefully) with everyone safely together, each person in their own way begins to pick up the pieces and rebuild.

It’s important to keep in mind the different ways in which we need to heal during any aftermath.  A difficult task given the demands on our bodies and our temperaments. Realize that it is impossible to know how a storm has affected someone, what emotional stress has bubbled up or what losses they have suffered. Each person deserves the space and time to heal and work through the rebuilding process at their own pace. We should take time to express our gratitude for our safety and for the cherished things that we hopefully still possess after a storm. Allowing ourselves to feel grateful, also allowing ourselves to grieve the losses not comparing them to anyone else’s, and to empathize with others worse off – these are all aspects of psychic healing, and will help strengthen the bonds of any community. Most often the support required in a particular area is supplied by the members of that community. We see with pride the many images and hear the stories of neighbors helping strangers.  But sadly there are many individuals who do not find a helping hand when needed. Or find they are unable to heal at their own pace due to a myriad of circumstances. For some the loss will be devastating. Others who may have been close to pulling out of a difficult place in their life will find themselves lost again, needing support to get back on their feet continuing their path to emotional and physical health.  For an individual already facing the challenges of depression or chronic pain, confronting the emotional and immediate aftermath of a hurricane can be debilitating.

We are here to help.

By establishing a space to realign one’s emotional energy, Ketamine Infusion treatment provides an effective path to recovery. Providing immediate relief, Ketamine treatment can help with the emotional rebuilding process that is often overlooked in an aftermath. We encourage an open space for restoration and self-healing. Please call us for a free consultation for yourself or someone you love to learn how Ketamine treatment may help in your recovery process.

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