3 Day Ketamine enhanced Internal Family Systems Workshop

$1,500.00

June 7-9, 2024 — In Person — Woodstock, GA

Popular interest in and demand for psychedelic assisted therapy and healing is rapidly rising as we are entering the second psychedelic renaissance. The current research in these healing practices are demonstrating significant efficacy in treating trauma, treatment resistant depression, ruminative thinking patterns, addiction, and persistent suicidality. As a result, clients are increasingly inquiring into these treatment options.

This workshop will prepare you to respond to client questions about the available and future options for psychedelic assisted therapy. We will explore ketamine treatment as the currently available option including topics of how it is used, when to refer clients, what to expect, and best practices for supporting clients in ketamine treatment.

Ketamine offers two primary paths for treatment and healing. The first path is pharmacological and has demonstrated efficacy in treating depression, ruminative thinking, and suicidality. The second path is experiential and a potent opportunity to bring deep awareness to the underlying patterns that lie at the heart of the symptoms. When we are able to make the most of this second path, the benefits offered by the first are enhanced and prolonged.

Internal Family Systems is one of the most popular and effective evidence-based practices of psychotherapy in use today. It has demonstrated efficacy in supporting transformative change in client’s lives. This workshop will identify the central components of IFS that make it one of the most useful practices in working with altered states of consciousness.

Ketamine enhanced Internal Family Systems Therapy (KIFS): 3 Day Workshop is ideal for clinicians who have a basic understanding of IFS and are curious about ketamine treatment or the future of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy. This workshop provides a way to “dip your toes” into the world of consciousness medicine and psychotherapy.

We welcome you to bring your curiosity to get to know and care for your internal family more fully.  Ketamine can be thought of as WD-40 (helps get stuck things unstuck 🙂 ) for protectors which allows them to relax. During this window of time, we are granted greater access to parts that are often out of reach of Self energy that supports and nourishes all within our inner world.

In this small group workshop, all parts of you are welcome!  The limited number of participants allows us to support your professional learning as well as your personal journey. Learning will include didactic learning, personal medicine experiences as medically appropriate, practice facilitating ketamine enhanced IFS, and deepening your integration practices. Demos will be offered as learning for those who either choose to not to have a personal experience or are not medically cleared.

Just as all of your internal parts are welcome, all levels of IFS learners are welcome.  For those who are new to IFS, we will cover the basics and begin the journey into this world-opening therapeutic lens. For those who are experienced in IFS, we will hone your skills as you shift from the application of IFS in ordinary consciousness into expanded consciousness. Ketamine enhanced IFS offers an opportunity to journey into the world of your parts and visit them in their internal home–as distinct from inviting them to come to the surface of conscious awareness in IFS sessions. This exploration into the inner world can profoundly shift your capacity to navigate non-medicine IFS work.

Description

Learning Objectives

Learn the fundamental components and trajectory of the Internal Family Systems model.

Identify features of IFS that pair well with altered states of consciousness therapy.

Discover the history and applicability of ketamine for mental health care.

Determine when ketamine treatment or ketamine assisted psychotherapy is an appropriate

referral or addition to treatment.

Articulate trajectory of the ketamine experience.

Assess readiness for ketamine therapy and how to maximize its benefits.

Deepen your capacity to support your clients through their ketamine experience.

Develop skills for altered state therapy.

Discuss the role of ethics, consent and building a strong therapeutic alliance in the context of altered consciousness therapy.

 

Agenda

Day 1

10:00-11:15:   Introductions, Opening Meditation, Sharing of Meditation

11:15-11:30:   Break

11:30-1:00:     Fundamentals of Ketamine, Limbic System as Map

1:00-2:00:       Lunch

2:00-3:30:       Key Skills 1&2 with Experiential Practice—1) Parts and Activation Map;

2) Embodied Self Energy

3:30-3:45:       Break

3:45-6:00        Key Skills 3&4 with Experiential Practice—3) Archeology of the Inner World;

4) Embodying and Somatically Communicating Therapeutic Presence

 

Day 2

10:00-11:15:   Check in, Question and Answer from Day 1; Arc of Ketamine Session

11:15-11:30:   Break

11:30-1:00:     Arc of Ketamine Session continued; Key Skills 5 with Experiential Practice—

5) Unblending

1:00-2:00:       Lunch

2:00-5:30:       KIFS Experiential 2 Tracks—Track 1) KIFS Demo; Track 2) Facilitated Dyad

Experience for those who choose and are medically cleared and approved

3:00-3:15ish   Break taken between Pre-dosing IFS session and start of medicine phase.

5:30-6:00        Closing Circle

 

Day 3

10:00-1:30:     KIFS Experiential 2 Tracks—Track 1) KIFS Demo; Track 2) Facilitated Dyad

Experience for those who choose and are medically cleared and approved

11:15-11:30:   Break taken between Pre-dosing IFS session and start of medicine phase.

1:30-2:30:       Lunch

2:30-4:00:       Integration sharing circle

4:00-4:15:       Break

4:15-6:00        Question and Answer with Physician; Concluding discussion, reflections,

questions; Closing Meditation

3 Day Ketamine enhanced Internal Family Systems Workshop