Blog

Tip: As you browse our blog articles, you may come across some terms and phrases that may be unfamiliar. Our glossary of terms can help to clarify such terms in the context of psychedelic assisted therapy

ketamine therapy at a clinic vs. at home

Ketamine Therapy: Clinical vs. At Home

Ketamine therapy is rising in popularity. Both at-home and in-person treatments are becoming available to more and more patients. What do you need to know before choosing the one that’s right for you?

psychedelic vs. psycholytic therapy illustration

Psychedelic versus Psycholytic Therapy: What’s the Difference?

Psychedelic therapy is not the same as psycholytic therapy. In psychedelic therapy, patients have breakthrough experiences. The purpose of psycholytic therapy is to enhance talk therapy sessions by microdosing.

abstract illustration of a sunset

3 Ways to Mitigate the Risks of Ketamine

Ketamine is a powerful drug. It's been used as an anesthetic for decades and is more recently used at lower doses to treat mood disorders like depression. All drugs come with risks, so it is only natural to wonder what makes ketamine therapy so safe at Nushama.

Psychedelic Therapy: Individual versus Group Sessions

If you’re considering psychedelic therapy, then set and setting cannot be overstated. Your environment and state of mind is so important to the quality of your psychedelic trip. And there are a number of factors to consider. One, in particular, is whether to take the psychedelics on your own or as part of a group.

colorful illustration of ego dissolution

What is Ego Dissolution and Is It Helpful?

"Ego dissolution” (or "ego death") is the temporarily diminished sense of self that is often experienced on psychedelics. The feeling is usually captured by statements like “I felt at one with the universe” or “I lost all sense of myself”. Ego dissolution can help users incorporate less ego and more soul into their daily lives.

illustration of a shaman

The History of Psychedelic Visual Arts

Art inspired by psychedelic experiences rose to prominence in the late 1960s counterculture. It impacted the design of concert posters and album covers, influenced the world of advertising, and has affected our memories of the era today. Many assume that psychedelic art is a recent phenomenon, but it’s actually been around for a very long time.

Illustration of person floating

Why Sensory Deprivation Techniques May Enhance Psychedelic Treatment

Set and setting are important to the psychedelic experience. Sensory deprivation techniques are used in therapeutic settings to make it easier to have such an experience.

What is Microdosing and How Does It Work?

What is Microdosing and How Does It Work?

Microdosing is a common term that has become a part of the cultural vernacular. It is the practice of ingesting a very low dose of a psychedelic substance. A microdose is small enough that it does not impair “normal” functioning, but still has an effect.