15 Journal Prompts for Ketamine Integration

journal prompts for ketamine integration

Journaling is a potent tool for personal reflection and growth, especially in the context of psychedelic experiences like ketamine therapy. Studies indicate that journaling about emotions may help improve mental well-being by organizing thoughts, prioritizing issues, fears, and concerns, and providing an opportunity for positive self-talk and identifying negative thoughts and behaviors (Smyth & Greenberg, 2000; Ullrich & Lutgendorf, 2002).

Why is Psychedelic Integration Important?

After a ketamine journey, integration—processing and making sense of the experience—is crucial. It’s a period where insights can be distilled and personal breakthroughs can solidify into lasting changes. Proper integration helps to transfer the mystical or emotional experiences into tangible shifts in daily life, aligning them with one’s intentions and goals.

Journaling acts as a bridge between these profound (and often mystical) experiences and practical life changes, offering a private space to unfold the psychedelic journey and understand its personal significance.

15  Journal Prompts for Ketamine Therapy Integration

  1. Did I have any physical sensations come up in my body? Where, and how did they feel?

  2. Who am I going to share (or who did I share) this experience with? Who do I feel has/can support me?

  3. Did any specific visual imagery come up for me?

  4. Did any past experiences come up for me? Were they the same or different from how I understood them or saw them before?

  5. What feelings came up during and after the experience?

  6. Were there any elements in the session that surprised me?

  7. Were there any words or phrases that came up during the session?

  8. Was there anything very difficult that came up during the session? If so, did I have a physical sensation in my body when it did, and where?

  9. Was there anything very great that came up during the session? If so, did I have a physical sensation in my body when it did, and where?

  10. Did I see anything about myself in the experience? 

  11. What did the session teach me?

  12. What can I do in my daily life to cultivate the learnings from this session?

  13. Is there anything that feels unresolved, or like I need to explore further, from this session?

  14. After this session, do I feel inspired to change anything or do anything new and different?

  15. What is one thing I will do today to help myself feel supported and safe after this experience? Can I do this daily for myself?


Take what resonates and leave the rest.

You don’t need to answer all these questions at once (or at all!) l if they don’t resonate with you. Pick the ones that feel most pertinent to your experience and where you are in your integration process. The key is to use these prompts as tools to help you engage with your experience and integrate it into your life constructively and meaningfully.

Journaling after ketamine therapy isn’t simply about recording events—it’s an act of self-care and a method to deepen the therapeutic benefits of your sessions, to sit with the thoughts and go even deeper. By regularly engaging in this reflective practice, you can maintain a connection to your insights, continue personal growth, and enhance your overall well-being.

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