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MODEL + PHILOSOPHY
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 begin to develop shorthand ways to slot and process everyday experiences and solve problems. This is adaptive: it gets the job done with a minimum of fuss. But it becomes rote. It dulls us. The muscles of attention atrophy.
We often respond to challenging experiences with primitive strategies based in habit or fear. At the very least we are no longer awake to the world. In many cases our habits can create stress patterns that cause physical and psychological pain and tension.
The efficiencies of the adult mind, useful as they are, blind us to the present moment. We constantly jump ahead to the next thing, translating the data of the present into the terms of the past. Despite these adaptations, 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.
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 Cristo mountains, our facility is renowned for its relaxed natural beauty, Japanese spirit of service, and healing spa treatments. We provide the ideal setting, half of the 'Set and Setting' equation, allowing for optimal benefit from the psychedelic experience. 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 also recommend pathways for ongoing therapy and support.