Optimizing Health & Wellness

Optimizing Health Wellness

There is rapidly increasing interest in the potential of psychedelic-assisted therapies for human optimization and mental enhancement. Many people feel that their current mental patterns, narrative loops, and negative thinking are holding them back from their full productive and creative potential.

Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy holds new promise for mental breakthroughs by acting as a “pause button” for the default mode network.

What’s The Default Mode Network?

The default mode network (DMN) describes various portions in our brains that seem to be activated when our minds are in a passive, non-task-oriented state. Anytime we’re not focused on a specific task or activity, our DMN is activated. Some hypothesize that the DMN is where we hold a lot of the internal beliefs and narrative loops that may not be supporting our mental progress.

For example, if a person habitually thinks to themselves, “I’m not good enough,” or, “I don’t deserve that,” or, “I can’t handle this,” etc., these thought patterns may stem from their default mode network. They’re likely not trying to think these thoughts– the thoughts just appear in their consciousness like an unwelcome guest.

How Can Ketamine Engage the Default Mode Network?

Studies have shown that ketamine reduces the functional activity of the default mode network. Think of it as a “pause button” for the DMN. Ketamine can provide a space to take a break and turn the volume down on those thought patterns.

In this space, a ketamine-assisted psychotherapy team can help you transform the thinking patterns that aren’t serving you, and together create new and healthier patterns of thought. This can lead to greater focus, determination and energy, and better performance with less negative internal chatter.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, relief and healing are possible. We are here to help you. Get in touch with us today.

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