In the rush to psychedelics, many practitioners offer an “integration” session to help clients make immediate sense of their journey. This makes sense in some ways, since people do often come to psychedelics for answers. But it also betrays one of the best things about psychedelics: rather than resolving things neatly, they open our minds to all kinds of questions, allowing us to see different sides of a particular dilemma. That’s very important in any process of human transformation.
To grow, expand and change requires something more nuanced and subtle than landing on a firm answer, even though there are plenty of experts and services out there claiming to provide you with one. That’s because there are layers of reasons that keep us stuck where we are. If we adhere to one answer, we ignore the others and forego the wisdom they offer in the long term.
This is why we prefer the concept developed by the psychoanalyst, D.W. Winnicott: unintegration. The difference is subtle yet profound. It means being nimble and receptive, playful and creative as you reflect on and respond to the experience of your journey.
To help you get to this place of continued contemplation, we meet with you again using the dialogic method, using the photos, or making art, or just talking, always continuing a reflective, rather than a formulaic or diagnostic process.
Using the Lascaux Method we aim to provide our guests with a chance to reconnect with their innate vitality and their inherent ability to perceive the dynamic life in others; to feel more related to their relationships; to embrace head-on the life-enhancing potential of uncertainty; and to embark on a transformative journey of personal growth. The way to get there is to unleash the playful elements practiced in the best of psychotherapies and to turn up the volume on these, while seeing ketamine as an ally that helps people open up to a sense that their experience of themselves and others is ready to be sculpted into something new.