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MY Self Wellness Ketamine Therapy for a Full Mental Reset

May 30, 2022 08:31PM ● By Linda Sechrist

MY Self Wellness, in Bonita Springs, is home to a network of loving and conscious practitioners that help empower and assist individuals in unblocking their natural healing energies with the use of ketamine therapy. Referred to as the biggest breakthrough in mental health treatment in more than 50 years, ketamine-assisted therapy is considered the safest and quickest path to seeing past traumas from a new perspective. “It allows you to transcend your traumas and let go of obstacles on every level of physical, psychological, and spiritual blockages,” says Charles Patti, chief education officer and brand ambassador of MY Self Awareness.

Ketamine has been a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved general anesthetic used in hospitals and other medical settings since the 1970s. It physically remaps and restructures the neural pathways in the brain, enabling neuroplasticity, or new neuron connections in the brain, and it turns on receptors in the brain which create dopamine. Now widely being used to treat depression, ketamine binds to receptors in the brain that increase the amount of the neurotransmitter glutamate that is released. This sets off a chain of reactions within the brain that affects thinking and emotional regulation.

“In simple terms, the brain reacts to ketamine in a way that triggers hormones that help create feel-good emotions. This effect also occurs quickly after a person receives their treatment, but some people may need several treatments before they experience the highest level of benefits,” advises Patti.

Patti’s journey to self-awareness and healing began more than nine years ago. “Like so many others who have been through trauma and addiction, I found myself lost and unable to cultivate healing that sustained me long-term. I spent many years hiding from myself and unable to understand how to create healing within me that could impact true change in my life. It wasn’t until I began to incorporate psychedelics in a therapeutic way that I began to see a transformation taking place within me. There is a connection to healing our trauma and rewiring our nervous system. Psychedelics can be a useful tool when done in a safe setting and incorporating integrative practices that assist the individual long-term. The journey is not in the medicine, but when you take what you have witnessed and bring it back into a daily practice.

“One of the most talked-about benefits of ketamine for treating anxiety disorder is how quickly it works in helping remedy many of the unwanted symptoms. Unlike many other anxiety treatment options that take weeks or months to feel a difference, the effects of ketamine therapy can be felt within a few hours of the first treatment,” advises Christina Thomas, MY Self Awareness president and founder.

Ketamine therapy, a fast-acting alternative treatment method for individuals that have not had success with other forms of post-traumatic stress disorder treatment and medications, is also useful as a treatment for acute and chronic pain related to back, neck or spine conditions. “A ketamine infusion could offer significant pain relief. In addition to relieving chronic pain conditions, we use ketamine infusions to help treat sleep issues and obsessive-compulsive disorder, as well as alcohol or drug abuse. Unfortunately, some people suffering from chronic pain grow dependent on their pain medication and will need to take more and more each time to feel relief.

“I tell clients that ketamine is an excellent tool for meditation. It calms the mind and shuts down the thinking process. You can achieve in an hour what it takes a Buddhist monk years of meditation to achieve. We are very much about a personal touch and holding our client’s hand through their wellness journey. In our beautiful facility, which has a very soothing ambiance, we combine the healing benefits of ketamine with new lifestyle practices for a full mental reset. We help you get back to wellness so you can live a happy and joy-filled life again,” explains Patti.

MY Self Wellness is located at 3541 Bonita Bay Blvd., Ste. 200, in Bonita Springs. For more information, call 239-908-9953 or visit