why "transformation"?

When we enter the world, our body/mind is in many ways a blank canvas, with a natural capacity for joy, creativity and presence. Starting when we are very young and continuing throughout life, we accumulate experiences that degrade these capacities, and the brain rewires itself to accommodate survival.

We often respond to challenging experiences with primitive strategies based in fear. Over time, we become unconsciously habituated to patterns of reactivity and constriction in our very being. Habituated stress patterns are known to cause physical and psychological pain and tension.

Despite the ways we have adapted to survive various life circumstances, our brains have the ability to change and form new connections, which, when strengthened through practiced awareness, can transform into new patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior.

why ketamine?

Ketamine tones the activity in the brain’s limbic system, and simultaneously increases the potential for neuroplasticity – the ability of the brain to change and create new connections. Preclinical studies suggest that molecular changes induced by ketamine create large-scale network reconfigurations that might relate to ketamine's antidepressant properties. Engaging with the medicine can offer a brief opportunity to experience ourselves free from long-standing limiting patterns, and we are able to temporarily shift the pain of rigid thinking that inhibits a truly connected, easeful, and liberated life.

Ketamine treatment in a supportive environment offers an opportunity to harvest new insights, expand consciousness, and restore a sense of self. The brain and nervous system change faster with positive inputs, new experiences, and time in nature.

why ten thousand waves?

Ten Thousand Waves is inspired by the great Japanese mountain hot spring resorts. Nestled into the foothills of the Sangre de Christo mountains, our facility is renowned for its relaxed natural beauty, Japanese spirit of service, and healing spa treatments. Together with personalized guidance and support, these elements combine to significantly enhance the benefits of ketamine. Our specialized team can help you understand how your experience here might best serve you in the future. We can recommend pathways for ongoing therapy and support.