The field of neuroscience has provided us with an understanding of both the structure and function of the brain. We apply this scientific knowledge to provide the most efficient and brain based therapy available. Most evidence-based interventions come from research on how trauma and attachment negatively affect brain development. Fortunately, we have the ability to change how our brains operate, a concept known as neuro-plasticity. This means that negative patterns of attachment/trauma are not written in stone because we have the ability to rewire how our brains operate.
The emerging field of psychedelic research demonstrates that drugs including ketamine suppress the default mode network of the brain. The default mode network stores the narratives we hold to be true about ourselves and and others as part of our stories. Often, those narratives can become self-fulfilling prophesies. With suppression of those narratives while under the influence of the ketamine, people then have the opportunity to observe themselves differently by 1) potentially choosing newer, healthier narratives and/or 2) by viewing old narratives in a new light.
Each administration of ketamine creates new synaptic growth in the brain. We know that focused attention, followed by behavioral changes after coming to new awareness, reinforces how the brain is then re-wired. Thus the integration of material from each chemically assisted therapy session is fundamental in creating change.