the ketamine journey

Currently, ketamine is the only legally available psychedelic in the US. It is a powerful medicine that can induce a trance-like consciousness-expanding experience, as well as deep relaxation of the body. Many feel a renewed experience of the Self, and a sense of relief from the restrictive conditioning of the past. The journey can encourage a feeling of unity with something larger than one’s ordinary consciousness. The effects of ketamine include: a sense of awe, a positive mood, altered perception and cognition, increased presence, and paradoxically being aware of everything that exists – and nothing. 

Our Transformation retreat is designed to open doors to new possibilities for wellbeing. Major life transformation requires ongoing work, often with a trained professional. We provide support during the retreat and offer resources for ongoing integration.

what is ketamine?

Ketamine was FDA-approved in 1970 and is considered an essential medicine by the World Health Organization. It is so safe that it is commonly used as an anesthetic for children. Over the last decade, medical providers have successfully used ketamine in out-patient settings for the treatment of a variety of mental health conditions. A ketamine treatment in a medical office typically lasts 1-2 hours, after which the patient heads back to daily life. In contrast, the Ten Thousand Waves Transformation model offers an immersive experience designed around the optimal set and setting for inspiring positive change. 

The use of ketamine has shown to be beneficial in alleviating symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, addictive behavior, PTSD, and chronic pain. If your conditions are of a very serious nature, or if you feel you need more than what is included in our Transformation program, we can suggest options for further support. See Additional Research for a sampling of reference materials on the history and use of psychedelics in general and ketamine in particular.


Ten Thousand Waves is not a medical practice or medical facility. We partner with Jinsei LLC – the therapeutic arm of our resort – to provide a medically administered and professionally guided ketamine journey.