How Mindbloom Clients’ Lives Have Transformed During Treatment

Medically reviewed by 
Chelsea Tersavich, PA-C
Published on 
January 24, 2022
Updated on 

Psychedelic medicine and ketamine treatment has the potential to facilitate deep transformational change and healing in individuals. Hearing stories directly from clients on how their lives have been impacted is a powerful way to illustrate this change.

Several Mindbloom clients were gracious enough to share how their lives have changed throughout their first treatment programs, and these are shared below as they were written. If relevant, some commentary is added below the comment.

For additional resources on the transformational potential of ketamine therapy and psychedelic medicine, you can read through more Mindbloom client reviews, learn about our transformational client outcomes, or dive deeper into emerging clinical research.

How Life has Changed for Clients Going Through Mindbloom Treatment

A positive change in perception and awareness

“Things have shifted for me in how I perceive things. I'm more anchored in myself and aware of what's within my control and what's not. This helps me navigate life in a more positive and productive manner.” – Sarah

Able to focus and accomplish tasks more easily

“I am only on Session 4 of 6 but I can say that my focus and ability to accomplish tasks is insane compared to before. I honestly felt like I was moving underwater, like every movement, decision...especially decisions were exhausting. I just didn't have the mental or physical stamina to take care of tasks, to see things through. I was in a constant state of frustration, consternation and anger which forced me into a state of inertia as a coping mechanism. I constantly felt thwarted. I was constantly on the verge of tears. I pretty much cried through my entire intake interview. I was just so overwhelmed, so outdone…I now feel like life requires some untangling of threads, some untying of knots but I am equal to the task and I can do it. I have the focus, I have the patience but mostly I have the belief in myself that I CAN do it and that I am okay...just as I am. I now rest…instead of hibernating.” – Hilary

Able to plan for the future

“Overall, I feel so much better. I am back to making lists of things to do, planning for the future. I also feel much more hopeful of life in general with a sense of knowing that things are going to be ok. I still have bad days but I have not had a single day where I dreaded getting out of bed. My biggest worry is that the effects of ketamine will wear off and my bad habits will return, ending up in a depression again. Even in good years, I always had SAD when the winter months hit up here in PA when I never saw the sun. I wouldn't want to stop the progress I am making. I was so happy to learn that there were continuing therapy programs so I signed up for Going Deeper which I am looking forward to continuing on the progress I made in my initial session.” – J.B.

MB: It’s always up to the client and their care team what they choose to do after the completion of the first Basics program. If you’d like to explore the secondary programs available to clients, you can find them all here

Pervasive anxiety and grief disappeared

“Life was better after the first session. The pervasive sense of grief and anxiety that I felt daily was gone. Days today remind me of what life was like when I was younger - I had forgotten that it was possible to exist without constant suffering.” – M.R.

Able to focus on physical health and setting boundaries

“After each session, things improved even more for me. I followed the guidance of my incredible guide Megan and set intentions and subsequently worked with integration. I was able to process some deep emotional pain in my first sessions. By the time I got to sessions 5 and 6, I could focus on things like a desire to improve my physical health and setting better boundaries with work. The whole process feels very holistic.” – Roberta

A note from Mindbloom: To explore the role of Guides and the psychedelic therapy process, you can take a complete step-by-step look right here.

Feeling more balanced 

“I feel a more acute balance. I'm still working through issues and coming to terms with the unknown of moving, leaving my career, and a number of things, but all in all I feel a hell of a lot more balanced and not allowing myself to sink as often or as deeply into anxiety or depressive thoughts.” – R.B.

Able to feel joy again

“Yes things have shifted for me albeit subtly since I started the program. I can't exactly put it into words but during the sessions all have moments of pure joy as I remember it to be. And then following it I kind of ride that wave. I haven't felt overjoyed yet in my day-to-day life but I think I'm breaking through to that. Whatever I've built up that keeps it under wraps I'm chiseling through.” – M.M.

The process is different for everyone. If you are ready to embark on your own healing journey, please complete our client assessment to begin the process. 


This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of any treatment. If you are in a life-threatening situation, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at +1 (800) 273-8255, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room.

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Important FDA Safety Information

Ketamine is not FDA-approved for the treatment of depression or anxiety. Learn more about off-label uses here.

Side effects of ketamine treatment may include: altered sense of time, anxiety, blurred vision, diminished ability to see/hear/feel, dry mouth, elevated blood pressure or heart rate, elevated intraocular or intracranial pressure, excitability, loss of appetite, mental confusion, nausea/vomiting, nystagmus (rapid eye movements), restlessness, slurred speech, synesthesia (a mingling of the senses).

Do not proceed with ketamine treatment if any of the following apply to you:

  • Allergic to ketamine
  • Symptoms of psychosis or mania
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • CHF or other serious heart problem
  • Severe breathing problem
  • History of elevated intraocular or intracranial pressure
  • History of hyperthyroidism
  • Other serious medical illness
  • Pregnant, nursing, or trying to become pregnant

Ketamine has been reported to produce issues including, but not limited to, those listed below. However, lasting adverse side-effects are rare when medical protocols are carefully followed.

While ketamine has not been shown to be physically addictive, it has been shown to cause moderate psychological dependency in some recreational users.

  • In rare cases, frequent, heavy users have reported increased frequency of urination, urinary incontinence, pain urinating, passing blood in the urine, or reduced bladder size
  • Ketamine may worsen problems in people with schizophrenia, severe personality disorders, or other serious mental disorders.
  • Users with a personal or family history of psychosis should be cautious using any psychoactive substance, including ketamine, and discuss potential risks with your MindBloom® clinician before proceeding with treatment.
  • The dissociative effects of ketamine may increase patient vulnerability and the risk of accidents.

To promote positive outcomes and ensure safety, follow these ketamine treatment guidelines:

  • Do not operate a vehicle (e.g., car, motorcycle, bicycle) or heavy machinery following treatment until you’ve had a full night of sleep
  • Refrain from taking benzodiazepines or stimulants for 24 hours prior to treatment
  • Continue to take antihypertensive medication as prescribed
  • Avoid hangovers or alcohol intake
  • Refrain from consuming solid foods within 3 hours prior to treatment and liquids within 1 hour prior to treatment
  • Ketamine treatment should never be conducted without a monitor present to ensure your safety

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