- We are launching a new version of our mobile app, designed to help you unlock the full potential of your ketamine therapy.
- Create goals for your session with new intention setting prompts in the app
- Access 12 hours of new music specifically for ketamine therapy designed by music therapists
- Take advantage of new journaling prompts designed to inspire growth and introspection
- Continue your healing with the new Learning and Integration Library which includes additional resources on topics such as anxiety and self love
At Mindbloom, we’re always working on ways to help our clients unlock the full healing potential of their at-home ketamine therapy sessions.
That’s why we’re happy to announce four new features in the Mindbloom app that new and existing clients can take advantage of.
One of the most important parts of any therapy is intention setting. Setting an intention means creating a goal for your ketamine session. Intentions can be an outcome you would like from the experience, or a specific insight or understanding you hope to gain. You can learn more about intentions here.
With our new intention setting feature, clients are able to choose from any of the ten intention prompts designed by our clinical team, or set their own intention without a prompt. Clients set their intention in the app prior to their treatment sessions, and can refer back to it later on.
Intention setting prompts cover a broad range of goals, from tapping into your unspoken emotions, to imagining your perfect day. Setting your intentions can help provide direction and guidance for how our clients approach each ketamine session.
Music can be an incredibly powerful tool to help unlock the full healing potential of at-home ketamine therapy. We’ve doubled our existing library of music with the addition of new genres like nature sounds and modern classical for a grand total of 24 hours of specialized music. These tracks were all produced by a licensed music therapist, and are designed to match the flow of the ketamine experience.
Clients can preview the music before choosing the track that will accompany them on their experience. The preview feature samples different parts of the two hour-long tracks to give a full impression of the musical selection.
Treating anxiety and depression through at-home ketamine therapy is more than just taking the medicine. Integrating the experience into your life is just as important to the process, and one of the best ways to kick off that integration process is through journaling.
We’ve introduced a library of journaling prompts to help clients delve deeper into their ketamine experience in a structured and guided way.
Learning and Integration Library
To supplement these features, we’ve also introduced a learning and integration library that can help clients to better understand their ketamine therapy experiences.
We’ve added original content, as well as third-party content all approved by our clinical team to provide a more complete educational experience to our clients. Content covers a range of topics from anxiety to self-love, to moving on from trauma. The learning and integration library can help clients understand how to maximize the impact of their ketamine therapy sessions:
All of these features were designed with the goal of providing improved outcomes for our clients. Be on the lookout for more updates to our app and our offerings soon. Mindbloom’s app is available to our at-home ketamine therapy clients on both Android and iPhone.
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, text, or chat the National Suicide Prevention Line at 988 or +1 (800) 273-8255, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room.
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