The KATR(c) Method:
The KATR(c) Method:
The Ketamine-Assisted Trauma & Stress Recovery Method (The KATR(c) Method) is a 6-to-12-month, integrative treatment process, that gets to the deep, bodily root of trauma and stress, in ways that support embodied recovery.
The KATR Method offers a combination of prep and post integration sessions, practice sessions where you practice the skills learned along the way, and Ketamine assisted facilitation sessions. Woven together, these sessions and the work you do in these sessions, creates a powerful holding environment for the body, soul and mind. This holding environment will support integration of the catalytic shifts Ketamine assisted facilitation often evokes. Thus allowing you to more deeply embody the changes and recovery you desire.
In addition, it is important to note that working with the complexities of trauma in our culture, requires in-depth study, beyond what most coaches and psychotherapists can provide. The KATR Method honors these complexities, by combining and intersecting powerful modalities such as Psychedelic Somatic (PSI), Instinctual Trauma Resolution Art Therapy (ITR(c)), Tension and Stress Releasing Exercises (TREc), Integrative Body Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Attachment Based Therapy, Archetypal Psychology, Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy, Stephen Porge's Safe & Sound Protocol and more.
Lastly, Ketamine is a legal, prescription based psychedelic medicine available for the treatment of emotional suffering. You must go through your doctor to obtain a prescription. With the right treatment strategy in place, Ketamine can reduce anxiety and allow defenses to drop temporarily. The protective armor that gets developed over a lifetime softens, allowing you to feel connected to deeper emotions and memories. For many people, this experience can act as a rapid and powerful catalyst for change and insight that might otherwise take years to access and work through.
Attaching to loved ones and those we care about is paramount to our nervous system. It is a survival instinct. Without a healthy ability to attach to others, it can trigger various psychological problems, such as depression, addiction, rage, and more. Yet our culture dismisses the importance of attachment, then turns around and wonders why we all have some degree of psychological challenges.
Within us is an inherent drive to mobilize into states of defense (fight, flight, freeze) when there is perceived or real threat. In relationship it is important to learn to 1. detect when we and our partner have moved into defense, 2. orient to the potential truth in this defense, as opposed to dismiss and ignore, and 3. learn strategies to calm and sooth ourselves and our partners.
"My husband and I have learned important and incredibly helpful information about ourselves through sessions with Lisa. Personally, I now more clearly understand the impact my past has had on my adult life, and I’m learning to recognize my automatic responses and lovingly be there for myself – and to help my husband be there for me, too. Lisa has given me some effective tools that help me cope with strong and unpleasant emotions, so I can respond to my husband with more calmness and clarity. With her knowledge of many exercises that are new and unusual to me, Lisa is very creative and relaxed, which fosters trust and emotional safety. I’m becoming less afraid to be embodied, whether alone or with my spouse." Mary B. (WV)
"My wife and I have benefited greatly in the sessions with Lisa. Her gentle and creative questions help me to understand better how to interact with my wife when she is experiencing feelings from past trauma. Lisa helps me to understand how to show increased empathy and compassion." Bobby R (WV)
What Lisa offers is different from others. We have gone to see other couple's therapists and we always end up back where we started, disappointed. But Lisa's work is different and it's working. I am noticing changes in both myself and my partner. Heather M (CA)
"This is insane! I can't believe how good I feel. It is like I lost 10 lbs in stress. My whole body feels so much lighter. Thank you Lisa!" Trevor B, (PA)
"If you want a dynamic instructor and intuitive , yet gentle facilitator, Lisa is your gal! Her ability to tune into the subtle shifts in non-verbal cues and stress responses really sets her apart from others. Go see her if you want to feel better and begin relating the world through a whole new lens." Matt G. (WV)