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MY Self Wellness and Ketamine

Jun 01, 2024 08:43AM ● By Linda Sechrist

My Self Wellness in Bonita Springs has been in business for four years. During this short time, they’ve garnered the attention of large publications and media outlets which have featured articles regarding their success with the therapeutic use of psychedelic therapy, specifically ketamine therapy. Covering their success story, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC’s Money Court with Kevin O’Leary and Bethenny Frankel, and Oprah Daily interviewed Chief Brand Officer Charles Patti, who advised, “We’ve treated at least 1,500 people, helping them in transcending their traumas and letting go of obstacles on the physical, psychological, and spiritual levels. This is significant because mental health care is in crisis. We have rising rates of depression, anxiety, suicide, and eating disorders.”

“One of the most talked-about benefits of ketamine for treating anxiety disorder is how quickly it works in helping remedy many unwanted symptoms. Unlike other anxiety treatment options that take weeks or months to feel a difference, the effects of ketamine therapy can be felt within a few hours of the first treatment,” says My Self Awareness President and founder Christina Thomas.

Referred to as the biggest breakthrough in mental health treatment in more than 50 years, ketamine-assisted therapy is considered the safest and quickest path to seeing past traumas from a new perspective. Ketamine physically remaps and restructures the neural pathways in the brain, enabling neuroplasticity, or new neuron connections in the brain, turns on receptors which create dopamine, and releases the neurotransmitter glutamate. This sets off a chain reaction within the brain which affects thinking and emotional regulation. 

The brain reacts to ketamine in a way that triggers hormones that help create feel-good emotions. This effect occurs quickly after a person receives their treatment, but some people may need several treatments before they experience the highest level of benefits. There is a connection between healing our trauma and rewiring our nervous system. Psychedelics can be a useful tool when administered in a safe setting, incorporating integrative practices that assist the individual in the long term. “The journey is not in the medicine, but where it takes what we have experienced and brings it into daily practice,” says Patti. 

He explains, “Ketamine calms the mind and shuts down the thinking process, making it an excellent tool for meditation. You can achieve in an hour what it takes a Buddhist monk years of meditation to achieve. We are about a personal touch and holding our client’s hand through their wellness journey. In the soothing ambiance of our facility, we combine the healing benefits of ketamine with new lifestyle practices for a full mental reset. We help you get back to wellness so you can live a happy and joy-filled life again.”

My Self Wellness is located at 3541 Bonita Bay Blvd., Ste. 200, in Bonita Springs. For more information, call 239-908-9958 or visit

MY Self Wellness - 3541 Bonita Bay Blvd 200 Bonita Springs FL

MY Self Wellness - 3541 Bonita Bay Blvd, 200, Bonita Springs, FL

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