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Psychedelic Assisted Therapy

Psychedelic Assisted Therapy (PAT) is emerging as a new way of addressing your mental health conditions and overall well-being that is research-backed and evidence-based. Our program is based on this mounting evidence and is customized to fit every person.

Simply put, PAT is the addition of a psychedelic medicine (in plant or synthetic form) to ASSIST a form of therapy. For example, ketamine-assisted therapy integrates ketamine with therapy to help people move through depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use or other distressing experiences and mental health challenges.

Why Psychedelic Assisted Therapy?

Do you feel like you have tried everything and are not finding relief from your symptoms?  You’re not alone.  Despite lifestyle changes, medications, and therapy, many people find it hard to improve their health, break unhealthy habits, and strengthen their relationships. This is where psychedelics may come in. 

PAT functions as a therapeutic tool to support you:

  • Access and process your emotions
  • Shift into new patterns of thinking and behaving
  • Either: Gain new insight into your life OR further embody the life that you want to live

There is growing research and anecdotal evidence that PAT could help you to work with difficult experiences or trauma, reduce your anxiety, improve your mood or catalyze the momentum needed to make lasting changes.

Certain psychedelics have been researched and shown to have benefit for people with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Substance use disorder
  • Suicidality

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Traditional and Sacred Uses

While western cultures are newly and quickly adopting the healing power of psychedelic medicines, many psychedelic and sacred plant medicines have been used for thousands of years by Indigenous communities worldwide.

We respectfully acknowledge the traditional and therapeutic uses of these plant medicines and advocate for collaborative relationships with the Indigenous communities in which they’re used, and the preservation and stewarding of the land where they grow. This is a unique opportunity to share and exchange wisdom in ways that support all of our communities

Interested to know more about traditional medicine practices and what can be done to support their sustainability? Head to Chacruna, the Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines.

We recognize that our wellness centre operates on the ancestral lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations, whose territories were never surrendered. It remains a top priority for us to deepen our understanding of these lands and their peoples as we strive for reconciliation. Collaboration with communities across the province underscores our commitment to respecting the unique protocols, beliefs, and needs of each Indigenous band. We commit ongoing learning and adapting to ensure the creation of safe and inclusive experiences for all individuals.