Unveiling the Power of Ketamine-Assisted Therapy: Real-Life Experiences from Eight Nushama Members

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Embarking on a transformative journey with ketamine-assisted therapy, one can anticipate positive outcomes. The scientific research and off-label applications of ketamine have revealed numerous beneficial effects, as evidenced by the ketamine experience stories shared by Nushama members.

So, what are these beneficial effects? What can you gain from ketamine-assisted therapy?

Each ketamine experience is unique to the individual. Here, we share the ketamine experience stories of eight Nushama members, which fall into broad categories that are often commonly observed across clients.

What might your experience be?

Ketamine-Assisted Therapy for Depression: A Transformative Perspective

Patrick’s Ketamine Experience

“Before coming to Nushama, I was depressed, down… seriously thinking about suicide. I lost everything I had in my life; my friends and my mind were horrible.

“I started partying with different people. I started smoking weed, and drinking heavily. But the next day, I felt like I was going to die. It’s like your life is right there before you, and you’re like, ‘What am I doing to myself?’

“After calling Nushama and learning I can combine Ketamine with antidepressants, and that there is no ketamine and SSRI interaction I immediately became a member. After my first ketamine experience, I went to a different place, a different world where all these doors started opening. It was the most amazing thing I’ve done. So, I came back to Nushama thinking; ‘Let’s do it again.’

“After just three sessions, I felt like a different man. I believe there’s a power bigger than us after ketamine. I became a better Father to my children. I started doing yoga and meditating. I see every one of us as a God within ourselves. And, I found that God in me. Who knew that one day I did not even know that I can do ketamine therapy while on antidepressants, and now I’m happy and feel more connected to the world. I’m preaching to people now. I say, ‘Life is beautiful,’ it’s insane. I see life from a completely different perspective now.”

– Patrick S., Member
Nushama Wellness
New York, NY

The Value of Ketamine-Assisted Therapy: Is it Worth it?

Adam’s Ketamine Experience

“My ketamine infusions have been both profound and invaluable. Revisiting beliefs and questioning negative characteristics through a new lens has helped me integrate better options into my life. Each visit improved my mood, mindfulness, and sense of inner peace. The effect was cumulative and stayed with me. I now clearly understand ‘I am enough.’”

– Adam P., Member
Nushama Wellness
New York, NY

Setting Intentions for Psychedelics and The Critical Importance of Psychedelic Integration Therapy

David’s Ketamine Experience

“Before ketamine treatment, I was a little unsure of what to expect and was actually skeptical of whether or not I would get anything out of the experience. But I am very open-minded, so figured, ‘Why not?’ From the first journey, I was quite surprised at its impact. I set reasonable intentions before each journey and worked with Nushama’s great integrators before and after each one to help integrate my journey. I then stayed very mindful of the journeys between visits, observing how I process and interact with the world around me.

“This has significantly changed my life for the better… I can be there emotionally for others and have more empathy as well.”

– David G., Member
Nushama Wellness
New York, NY

Overcoming Darkness with Ketamine-Assisted Therapy: A Journey Beyond Antidepressants

Andrea’s Ketamine Experience

“Before Nushama, my emotional state was very bad. I was diagnosed with stage-three colon cancer during the pandemic. Being in a cancer hospital surrounded by terminally ill and sick people was tough, and it got worse the more time I spent there and became hospitalized. I came out of that experience with depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

“After my chemo treatment, I was cancer-free, so I thought the darkness would lift at that point. However, it was made worse because I had only been focused on my treatment prior. I then started to feel all the sadness that transpired—my depression and anxiety became paralyzing, and I couldn’t do the most basic things like getting out of bed or bathing. I couldn’t process the idea of living anymore.

“I tried two different kinds of anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medications, but they were not working. I was not responding to anything, and I had no emotions as I was numb. I had a paralyzing feeling that didn’t allow me to process any thoughts. My bed was my safest space and the only place I wanted to be.

“Ketamine-assisted therapy helped me get to a point where I was in control of my depression vs. my depression controlling me. I started exercising, focusing on my health and reconnecting with friends. I was able to go back to the office, which is huge as my job is embedded in my DNA at this point! Instead of my colleagues and loved ones seeing someone who looked sick, they were happy to see me looking and feeling great!

“I’m so glad I opted for Ketamine infusions vs. pills. The treatments allowed me to experience my higher self, of myself behind the layers of who I thought I was. This higher self is deeply wise, I felt so much love. The level of love I felt was like the world loves me, and I love it back, and it’s all connected somehow.

“Following ketamine treatment with Nushama, I was able to get off my PTSD medications, and I’m working with my psychiatrist to taper off my anti-depressants as well! I did a complete 180! I fully attribute this to Nushama’s treatment!”

RELATED: Ketamine vs. SSRIs to Treat Depression

– Andrea E., Member
Nushama Wellness
New York, NY

The Healing Power of Ketamine-Assisted Therapy

Aaron’s Ketamine Experience

“I have had crippling anxiety and depression for my entire life. My parents have used the term ‘shy’ when describing my personality since I was probably three years old. Yeah, I was shy, but I was also constantly afraid and nervous. I didn’t know it was anxiety until my early 20s when I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety by a psychiatrist. It was debilitating, scary, and overwhelming to be in a constant state of anxiousness. It led me to self-medicate with any substance I could put into my body, and it only masked my problems temporarily. I finally decided to do something different, as I had tried everything the doctors had prescribed, but again, the medicines only masked the issues and made me ‘robotic.’

“After a recent anxiety attack, I looked into ketamine treatments, as I had read articles about it. That led me to Nushama, and I could not have made a better choice. Beyond the personalized attention I received by staff surrounding my personal diagnoses, I also learned about key concepts surrounding ketamine such as ketamine infusions vs. at-home ketamine providers. I also learned about the importance of set and setting as well as psychedelic integration therapy.

“The day of my first journey, I walked into Nushama feeling anxious and depressed. I walked out feeling anxiety-free with little to no depression. I immediately felt the ability to talk about my past with my family and other loved ones, and I could express my journey experience. By my second journey, I was able to key in on the past experiences that helped my anxiety thrive, re-live them in a positive light, and let it all go. After each journey, I felt more comfortable in my own skin. During my sixth journey, I was able to truly tell myself, ‘I love me,’ something I never truly and honestly felt about myself, EVER.”

RELATED: Ketamine-Assisted Therapy: A Powerful Tool in Your Healing Toolbox

– Aaron S., Member
Nushama Wellness
New York, NY

Breaking Free from Constraints with Ketamine Psychedelic Effects

Jessica’s Ketamine Experience

“Nushama treatment has been an awakening for me. I’ve used it to treat my PTSD. On my first treatment, it opened my heart to what I knew I was feeling inside but had never really vocalized aloud. I had a revelation of being trapped by my past adversities and circumstances. On my second treatment, I felt released and free of all hindering me. It was a manifestation of revelations. After the first treatment, a lot came up in reflection; the medicine reveals the inner you. It is quite refreshing to get out of your head and look at it from an observant standpoint. I can let go of past regressions or aggression and start living a fuller life.”

RELATED: Ketamine-Assisted Therapy for PTSD

– Jessica V., Member
Nushama Wellness
New York, NY

Nushama Members’ Psychedelic Transformation: A New Lease on Life

Keith’s Ketamine Experience

“Before Nushama, I had high anxiety. I would have nightmares, didn’t like loud noises, didn’t like the city, couldn’t deal with a lot of people in motion, large crowds…I was very angry all the time, and I didn’t know why.

“It affected my marriage. I don’t know how my wife put up with it. We lost the closeness that we’ve always had. I was fighting it for seven years and getting nowhere. I was seeing a psychiatrist who was keeping me on medications that helped a little bit, slightly, but there was no drastic change for the better. I was still walking around angry and didn’t want to talk to anybody.

“After my first ketamine infusion, I felt great. I was joking around with my wife, which I hadn’t done in a long time. I felt open. The anxiety and the anger were dissipating. I was pretty impressed.

“Out of the six visits, I had an amazing breakthrough after the third one. After that, I just loved life. I started getting into gardening, which I’ve never done. After the third visit, all the anger and anxiety left me. And I was just constantly happy and joyous. My wife and daughter, whom I live with, noticed it immediately—even before I did. And then I started thinking about it and realized how much I’ve changed.

“Now that I’ve been through treatment, I am more engaged. Not just with my wife and daughter socially but with life. Planning things out, staying on top of it. Being a 38-year veteran with two-hundred combat missions, I had my act together, and it fell apart. Now, I’m getting back into the groove. I’m getting some exercise now, which I haven’t done in years, so that’s great. I lost some weight, actually.

“Ketamine treatment has been an absolutely positive experience. I wish all veterans leaving the combat field were aware of what this is and how it helps. Many guys don’t even realize they have a problem until years after the fact. I know men who have lost their homes and families and have become alcoholics. This is the way to go, absolutely, hands down. I would recommend this to everybody. And even if not combat, people who have been through trauma. It’s been amazing.”

– Keith L., Member
Nushama Wellness
New York, NY

Nushama Members’ Renewed Outlook After Ketamine-Assisted Therapy

Rosemarie’s Ketamine Experience

“I have been in and out of therapy since 2010. After my first week of infusions, all suicidal ideations evaporated. I still have the ups and downs of life, but the downs feel less extreme. I feel emotionally lighter. No longer do I feel fettered by my depression.

“My past struggles with depersonalization and derealization have, thus far, remained absent. My baseline functioning was autopilot, but not once have I slipped back into that cold state of functioning. I feel more connected to myself and the world around me than I can ever remember. After my first infusion, I felt the gap between my thoughts and emotions begin to bridge. For years, I have fought against my body; I now feel my body is my home.

“Since 2010, I have tried more antidepressants and auxiliary medications than I have fingers and toes. It’s almost comical to think I had resigned myself to that. The difference I feel is immense. My spouse says I have been reinvigorated; my friends and family have also noticed the positive shift. After treatment, I find myself engaging in hobbies not in an attempt to cope or distract myself from depression but for enjoyment.”

RELATED: Ketamine-Assisted Therapy for Suicidal Ideation

– Rosemarie L., Member
Nushama Wellness
New York, NY

Key Insights from Ketamine-Assisted Therapy Experiences

The ketamine experience stories shared by Nushama members highlight the transformative power of ketamine-assisted therapy. Each individual’s journey is unique, yet the common thread of positive transformation is evident. As we continue to explore and understand the benefits of ketamine-assisted therapy, these stories serve as a testament to its potential to provide help to those suffering from treatment-resistant depression and anxiety, unresolved trauma, eating disorders, substance and alcohol use disorder, and more.


Please note that these stories are republished with Nushama, NY members’ permission and respect their anonymity request. Quotes have been edited and condensed for length and clarity.


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