Psychedelic Assisted Therapy

Psychedelic Somatic and Interactive Assisted Therapy is an approach that combines the use of psychedelic substances with somatic (body-centered) and interactive therapeutic techniques to support healing and personal growth. It integrates the therapeutic potential of psychedelics with the principles and practices of somatic therapy and interactive methods to enhance the therapeutic experience.

In this approach, psychedelic substances such as psilocybin (found in certain mushrooms), MDMA (commonly known as ecstasy or Molly), or ayahuasca (a plant-based brew) are used in a controlled and therapeutic setting. These substances are known for their ability to induce altered states of consciousness, expanded awareness, and potentially profound psychological insights.

Somatic therapy, on the other hand, recognizes the interconnectedness of the mind and body and emphasizes the importance of addressing trauma and psychological distress through bodily experiences and sensations. It involves working with bodily sensations, movement, breath, and other somatic techniques to release tension, process emotions, and promote healing.

Interactive therapeutic techniques refer to the use of relational and interactive interventions within the therapeutic relationship. These can include verbal dialogue, role-playing, expressive arts, mindfulness exercises, and other forms of engagement between the therapist and the client. The aim is to create a safe and supportive environment for exploration, integration, and transformation.

Psychedelic Somatic and Interactive Assisted Therapy combines the unique properties of psychedelic substances, the somatic focus on the body’s wisdom and healing potential, and interactive therapeutic methods to create a holistic and transformative therapeutic experience. It is believed that this integrated approach can facilitate deep healing, promote self-awareness, and enhance personal growth.

Zina Ortiz facilitates Psychedelic Somatic and Interactive Therapy sessions with the aid of Cannabis or Ketamine. Firstly because they are both legal and second because Cannabis and Ketamine although substances that promote dissociation are two substances that help connect with the body, sensations, and dissociated parts. “Leaning on the dissociation” is a way to begin to integrate adverse childhood events and trauma.