Our ibogaine therapy for addiction is an experience like no other. By inducing a dreamlike but conscious state this form of therapy can reach deeply into the subconscious and penetrate the innermost dimension of oneself, providing the opportunity for deep cognitive evaluation.
These reflections provide insight into healing and help to process core issues that in many cases have led to reactive behaviors such as excessive drug and alcohol use and abuse. It is during this period of intense introspective clarity that feelings of fear, guilt, shame and depression are lifted and replaced with a newfound outlook and positive alignment concerning one’s self and one’s value.
After experiencing this therapeutic journey our clients are encouraged to reflect upon the experience and externally process to further contemplate their journey. It is during this time that past behavioral patterns, environments and social factors that supported prior destructive behaviors are identified and goals are set to modify future patterns in support of healthier and happier life choices.
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Ibogaine Therapy – Phase by Phase
The ibogaine therapy experience is characterized by three distinct phases; the onset of which progresses gradually beginning 45-60 minutes following administration.
First Phase (4-8 hours) : ACUTE PHASE. The acute phase begins 1 to 3 hours after administration and will typically last 4 to 8 hours. Many report a variable of panoramic visual experiences of past memories. It’s often described as a “waking dream state” with varying experiences that may include contact with transcendent beings, passage along a lengthy path or floating. People often report being placed in or entering visual landscapes rather than experiencing intrusive visual or auditory hallucinations. Not all subjects experience these visual phenomena, which may be related to bioavailability and interindividual variation. The neuro-reset, neuro-rebalancing, and detoxification of the addiction receptors begins immediately following the initial administration.
Second Phase (8-18 hours) : EVALUATIVE PHASE. The evaluative phase of an ibogaine therapy begins approximately 4 to 8 hours after administration and may last between 8 to 18 hours. Many report a more neutral and reflective emotional tone. Attention is directed at evaluating the experiences of the acute phase. It is often preferred to have as little environmental stimuli as possible during this phase and the acute phase as the individual will become more sensitive to sound and light. After 10 hours the intensity of the experience will lessen but continue on a cognitive level in a highly relaxed state.
Third Phase (24-48 hours) : RESIDUAL STIMULATION PHASE. The residual stimulation phase begins approximately 12 to 18 hours after administration and can last 24 to 48 hours or more. Attention shifts back to the external environment, normal physical movement returns and most report heightened arousal and vigilance during this period. After 24 hours individuals enter the “recovery phase”. This is the time to rest and be peaceful within oneself while reflecting upon the experience.