How to Achieve an Altered State of Consciousness

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When seeking altered states of consciousness, psychedelics often come to mind. However, there are non-pharmacological alternatives that can lead to transformative experiences, offering relief to those suffering from symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, and other mental health conditions. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the more common ways you can naturally induce an altered state of consciousness free from psychopharmaceuticals…

What is Ego Dissolution, and Is It Helpful?

Woman with eyes closed experiences the liberation of ego death, often achievable with ketamine-assisted therapy.

“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.

How to Cope with Seasonal Stress, Anxiety & Depression

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The holiday season is often portrayed in movies and commercials as a time of pure joy and happiness. For many, however, this time of year can lead to an increase in stress, anxiety, and depression, ultimately resulting in the holiday blues. Why is this, and what can be done about it?

What Makes Nushama Different?

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The number of options for ketamine-assisted therapy is growing quickly, and you may be wondering how to choose the one that is right for you. Nushama happens to be quite different from most clinics—in fact, we don’t even call ourselves a “clinic,” and here are the reasons why.

Mindfulness Techniques for Anxiety and Depression

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Practicing mindfulness involves focusing your attention on the present moment. Mindfulness has roots in Buddhism, and scientific studies have found mindfulness-based interventions are useful in the treatment of a number of psychological disorders. Using these techniques can help you to combat negative feelings like stress, anxiety, and depression.