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Ketamine FAQ's

If you have questions outside of what is covered in the comprehensive section below, please feel free to contact Bronwyn or schedule a FREE Clarity Call at your earliest convenience.

What is Ketamine?

What is Ketamine?

Ketamine is a legal, safe, and FDA-approved treatment that has been making significant strides in the realm of mental health and well-being. With a history of FDA approval dating back to 1970, ketamine stands apart from other mind-altering substances like psilocybin, LSD, and MDMA, as it has always been recognized as a legal pharmaceutical.

This remarkable therapeutic tool offers hope and relief for those struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and chronic pain. Prescribed "off label" for psychological conditions, ketamine provides a unique opportunity for transformation and healing.

At therapeutic doses, ketamine has been described as a "situational psychedelic," where the nature of the experience is profoundly influenced by factors such as intention, support, music, environment aesthetics, physical comfort, and a sense of safety. This carefully curated approach allows individuals to explore their inner world, unravel emotional complexities, and find profound healing.

At Conscious Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™, I am dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing space for your transformative journey. Together, we'll embark on a personalized Conscious Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™ experience that unlocks the full potential of this therapeutic treatment.

With me as your guide, you'll discover the power of ketamine in fostering self-discovery, growth, and healing. Let's embark on this journey of transformation together and embrace the vibrant life that awaits you.

Is Ketamine safe?

Your safety is my top priority. I understand that you may have concerns about the safety of ketamine, and I want to provide you with all the necessary information to make an informed decision.

Ketamine has gained widespread recognition and has been extensively studied and endorsed by researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health. This therapeutic approach has shown remarkable success in treating various mental and physical conditions, including anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, and more.

While ketamine has an impressive safety record, I believe in taking a proactive approach. To ensure your well-being, all Conscious Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™ clients undergo a comprehensive medical evaluation conducted by a qualified prescriber, either in person or via telemedicine. This evaluation is specifically designed to identify and assess any personal risk factors related to the therapeutic use of ketamine. This is a required step before receiving a ketamine prescription.

Although ketamine is generally well-tolerated, there may be potential side effects, such as imbalance, nausea/vomiting, dizziness, anxiety, headache, blurred vision, feeling rubbery, change in coordination, abuse/addiction potential, and agitation. Rest assured, these effects typically resolve within 2-4 hours.

To further safeguard your health, I closely monitor your vital signs during the retreat using a blood pressure cuff and pulse oximeter. While nausea and vomiting are rare, I will ask you to refrain from oral intake (eating), except for water, for 4 hours before your session to minimize any potential discomfort.

Is ketamine safe?

Is Ketamine addictive?

Medical evidence does demonstrate abuse potential in some individuals. For this reason, in the Conscious Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™ program, ketamine is administered only “in-office” or under my direct supervision.


Transparency and open communication are essential as we work together to make your Conscious Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™ experience as safe, effective, and empowering as possible.

For individuals not at risk for abuse, and when taken as prescribed, ketamine can be safely administered multiple times over the course of a year without addiction or long-lasting harm. Talk to your prescribing medical professional about any concerns you have about risks, dosage, and frequency of use. 

Is ketamine addictive?

What is a private Conscious Ketamine-Assisted
Coaching™ Retreat?

On the day of your private Conscious Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™ Retreat, there are two convenient ways to embark on this profound quest. If you are seeking an in-person experience, I offer personalized retreats in a safe and supportive environment in a private location in Scottsdale, AZ, or at a local specialized ketamine clinic. If you are traveling for your session, accommodations can be made at a local hotel. I can provide you with a list of recommendations for places to stay close by. 

If distance or other factors make in-person sessions challenging, I also offer the option of online private Conscious Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™ Retreats via a secure link, providing the same depth of support and guidance from the comfort of your own space. 

Whichever method you choose, know that I am fully dedicated to your well-being and transformation every step of the way. 
If you choose to take your journey in the private Scottsdale location or online, I'll guide you through a safe and transformative process using oral ketamine troches, placed under the tongue or in contact with the cheek, and does not require needles.

Dosage is determined through careful consideration of your physical factors and goals. The effects will be felt within minutes, gradually intensifying. The peak lasts around 60-90 minutes, with potential lingering effects.

The entire retreat takes about 4 hours, including preparation before and Integration Coaching after. I'll support you through any experiences that arise, holding space with care and dedication.

Ketamine's effects vary based on dosage and intention. Trust your "inner healing intelligence" as your guide on this profound journey of self-discovery and transformation.

What is a private Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™ Retreat?

What happens after a Conscious
Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™ Retreat?

After your Conscious Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™ Retreat, the transformative journey continues with essential Integration Coaching Sessions. 

Your brain's increased neuroplasticity during this time is vital for "reprogramming." Integration is crucial for lasting positive change, and I'm here to support you throughout the entire process and help you unlock the true power of your experience and achieve your goals.

What happens after a Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™ Retreat?

What is the recommended frequency of Conscious 
Coaching™ Retreats? 

The frequency of Conscious Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™ Retreats varies based on your unique needs and desires. It is a highly individualized approach, and the number of sessions will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Consider building on positive changes that may arise from your treatments. You may experience significant improvements after just 1-2 Conscious Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™ Retreats, or you might require 4-6 to achieve your desired results.

As your coach, I prioritize personalized care and work closely with you to design a treatment plan that aligns with your specific goals and journey. 

Whether you need more frequent sessions or spaced-out follow-ups, I am here to support you every step of the way. Together, we will create a tailored approach that maximizes the potential of your Conscious Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™ Retreats.

What is the recommended frequency of Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™ Retreats? 

Who is NOT a good candidate for
Ketamine treatment?

Individuals who may not be suitable candidates for ketamine treatment include pregnant or nursing women, those with liver or kidney failure, poorly controlled cardiovascular problems, active suicidal tendencies, and severe substance abuse disorders. 

Other contraindications include allergies to ketamine, recent traumatic brain injury, severe obstructive sleep apnea, and known aneurysmal disease. 

Patients with these conditions should discuss their medical history thoroughly with a healthcare provider to determine treatment suitability. 

Your safety and well-being is my top priority and I aim to provide personalized and effective care based on your specific needs.


Who is NOT a good candidate fo Ketamine treament?

What is the difference between Conscious Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™ and therapy?

Conscious Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™ and therapy both harness the power of ketamine for personal growth, but their roles and approaches differ significantly.

Choosing between Conscious Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™ and therapy depends on your desired outcomes. While both offer valuable support, understanding their distinct roles is crucial for a transformative and tailored experience.

1. Role and Focus:

  • Conscious Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™: As your coach, I guide you through your ketamine journeys, focusing on integrating insights into daily life for transformation and growth.

  • Therapy: Utilizes ketamine to address trauma and emotional distress, aiming to heal past wounds and alleviate psychological issues.

2. Stages of Involvement:

  • Conscious Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™: I engage in your preparation, journey, and integration stages, extending transformational momentum beyond the experience.

  • Therapy: Primarily uses ketamine during guided therapeutic sessions as part of a structured treatment plan.

3. Goals and Objectives:

  • Conscious Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™: I help you set goals, create action plans, and track your progress, focusing on self-discovery and personal transformation.

  • Therapy: Aims to heal emotional distress, address trauma, and treat mental disorders using therapeutic methods.

4. Scope of Expertise:

  • Conscious Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™: I specialize in guiding transformative aspects of your ketamine experiences, promoting insights and personal growth.

  • Therapy: Utilizes therapeutic techniques to address a range of psychological issues, using ketamine as an adjunct to treatment.

5. Accountability and Implementation:

  • Conscious Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™: I provide actionable steps for you to integrate insights into your daily life, fostering lasting positive change.

  • Therapy: Focuses on therapeutic healing and understanding emotional patterns to facilitate healing and growth.

6. Diagnosis and Treatment:

  • Conscious Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™: I do not diagnose or treat mental disorders. My focus is on your personal transformation and leveraging ketamine insights.

  • Therapy: Diagnoses and treats mental health issues, using therapeutic approaches and potentially incorporating ketamine therapy.

7. Future vs. Past:

  • Conscious Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™: I guide you toward future-focused personal and spiritual growth using insights gained from your ketamine experiences.

  • Therapy: Focuses on healing past traumas and addressing emotional distress to promote overall mental well-being.

Make an Informed Choice for Your Well-being:
Schedule your Clarity Call with me today to see if Conscious Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™ is a right fit for you.

What is the difference between Conscious Ketamine-Assisted Coaching™ and therapy?
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