Psychedelic & Indigenous Medicine Retreat

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy with Floresta

Upcoming Retreat

Catskill Mountains, NY - August 20-22nd, 2021

From$1,895
Floresta Retreat

The experience

This is a three-day Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy retreat designed to optimize your experience and treatment and allow for lasting transformation.

We will be immersed in nature which will support a sense of nurturing and wellbeing as we explore non-ordinary states of consciousness and integration.

Our Vision

Floresta is a team of clinicians, doctors, coaches, pioneers and those that dare to be the change that is required within mental health and psychiatry. Have you been in therapy for years, tried countless medications or know that there is something more than what is currently being offered within mental health?

We are here to facilitate an increase in awareness and consciousness as we blend Western medical and psychotherapeutic methods with diverse Eastern and Indigenous practices. Working with the medicine of ketamine can allow for clarity, healing, insight and creating with choice. We are here to let you know there is another way.

The Science

Ketamine is a safe, well known medication that is currently being prescribed off-label for depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, OCD, addiction and other mental health concerns.

It assists in rewiring the neural network within the brain for a mental reset, which allows you to create your life through endless possibilities, magic and revolutionary breakthroughs. Up to 95% of people receiving ketamine treatments report a decrease in depression and anxiety compared to conventional psychiatry with results often seen after the first treatment.

Video consult

Book your Consultation

This is a 45 minute psychiatric consult with your Floresta Clinician and is reserved for people who are a ready to book the full retreat.

The Journey

Psych Video Consult

Meet your clinician to assess if you are a candidate and discuss your treatment.

Preparation

Connect with your integration coach for preparation before the retreat.

Ketamine therapy

Guided Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy sessions.

Integration

We provide a therapeutic environment for ongoing group integration to support cultivating insight and promote lasting transformation.

Virtual group Inegration

Virtual reunion planned the following week to assist in creating ease and continued wellbeing.

Exploratory call

Ask us

You are welcome to book a 10 minute exploratory call with our Integration Facilitator to learn more and see if this retreat is for you.

Please note space is limited as this is an intimate retreat.

Meet the team

We are here for you

Reserve your spot

Do you require more information before booking? You can book a 10
minute exploratory call to find out if this is for you.

Science and Forrest Medicines

Ketamine

Ketamine is a safe, well known medication that is currently being prescribed off-label for depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, OCD, addiction and other mental health concerns.

It assists in rewiring the neural network in the brain through an increase in glutamate receptors and brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF.) BDNF has been shown to promote neuroplasticity which allows for new neuronal connections in the brain. This has been shown to have rapid antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects as well as being an effective treatment for many other mental health conditions.

Forest Medicines

Rapéh

Rapéh is a medicine used in shamanic practice for thousands of years and is well known in the Amazon jungle. The medicine can have a stimulating effect as its main ingredient is Tobacco. This medicine is used sacredly and can be used in prayer and meditation and is prepared with care and intention.

Sananga

Sananga is made from a plant extract and is used as eye drops to promote different forms of healing. It has been used in the Amazon, shamanically and ceremonially and is known to have spiritual and physical benefits.

The Retreat

You are invited to join us for a reset for your wellbeing with our curated experience tailored to optimize your psychedelic and therapeutic sessions. Here you will be surrounded by the beauty of nature with thoughtful amenities designed with care and healthy vibrant meals to nourish you. Our expert clinical team and facilitators are here to guide you throughout the weekend for a profound and transformational experience.

Offerings

  • 3 Ketamine Sessions
  • 3 Group Integration Circles
  • 1 Indigenous Medicine Ceremony
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Breathwork
  • Dance and Movement
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Healing Session
  • Native American Sweat Lodge Ceremony
  • Bonfire under the stars
  • Sound Healing and live music throughout the weekend

Price

$1,895 + Room choice

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The Experience

@Catskill Mountains, NY

Friday

2:00 PM
Arrival and Check-in
3:00 PM
Gather and Introductions
4:00 PM
Ketamine Session and Integration Circle
6:30 PM
Dinner
8:00 PM
Bonfire

Saturday

8:00 AM
Breakfast
9:00 AM
Yoga, Breathwork and Preparation for Morning Session
10:00 AM
Ketamine Session and Integration Circle
12:00 PM
Meditation
12:30 PM
Lunch
1:30 PM
Free time for Relaxation, Nature Walk and Spa
3:30 PM
Traditional Chinese Medicine Session and Preparation for Evening Session
4:00 PM
Ketamine Session and Integration Circle
6:30 PM
Dinner
8:00 PM
Music Circle

Sunday

7-11 AM
Check-out of rooms
8:00 AM
Breakfast
10:00 AM
Dance and Indignious Medicine Ceremony
12:00 PM
Closing
12:30 PM
Lunch
3:00 PM
Departure
Please note that this schedule is subject to change
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Testimonials

FAQ

What is ketamine?

Ketamine is a dissociative analgesic that has been safely used since the 1960’s as an FDA approved medication and is found to be an effective treatment off-label for depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, OCD, addiction and other mental health concerns.

What route of administration will be used?

We will be offering ketamine through our needle-free intramuscular injection delivery system for a painless and profound experience. Intramuscular (IM) ketamine has a rapid onset which allows for a more robust and profound psychedelic experience when compared to other delivery methods.

Safety

Side effects of the ketamine treatment may include: headache, nausea, vomiting, slurred speech, blurred vision, confusion, nystagmus (rapid eye movement), anxiety, elevated blood pressure or heart rate, elevated intraocular pressure, elevated intracranial pressure and altered vision, hearing, and sensation. Ketamine may create a moderate psychological dependence and may increase issues in people with schizophrenia, psychosis or other acute mental health conditions. If you or your family members have a history of psychosis please discuss with your Floresta clinician to assess if you are a candidate for this treatment. Rare adverse effects in frequent and heavy users of ketamine report urinary or bladder issues. Ketamine has been reported to produce the side effects above, however is not limited to those listed. Following the safety protocols outlined by your medical team can support mitigating any side effects or adverse effects.

What is the journey like?

Ketamine creates a sense of calm and disconnection from one’s usual sense of reality. One may experience ease, inspiration, gratitude, empathy, increased awareness, new ways of seeing and experiencing, creativity and possibilities. You may experience an openness to new perspectives, interconnected or “oneness,” a rebirth and a capacity to travel outside one’s ordinary state of consciousness.

Why choose ketamine?

Ketamine is one of the most well known FDA approved anesthetics used and through numerous studies has been shown to have rapid antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects as well as an effective treatment for many other mental health conditions. It works by rewiring the brain to allow for a lift in mood, increased energy and new perspectives. Ketamine works by enhancing neuroplasticity by increasing levels of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) which is known to assist in the growth and support of neurons and neural connections. What this means is changes can be made and sustained quickly and effectively within a supportive set and setting and integration.

Can ketamine assist to get off antidepressants?

Ketamine along with a plan of care with your current prescriber and a supportive environment can assist with more ease in tapering off your current psychiatric medication. Please consult with your current prescriber to allow for safe management in discontinuing your medications.

What makes ketamine an off-label medication?

Off-label prescriptions are a legal way to use medications in a way that has not been FDA approved. About one in five prescriptions are written for off-label use and is common.

K-Holes and “bad trips”

Your Floresta team is here to support you throughout your journey to encourage you to have a therapeutic and meaningful experience. Ketamine has an anti-anxiety effect which promotes calm and relaxation which people describe as a dreamlike or meditative state. If you encounter a challenging experience your Floresta team is well equipped to support you to ensure that you are guided and safely cared for.