The term "psychedelic" is derived from the Ancient Greek words psychē (ψυχή, "soul") and dēloun (δηλοῦν, "to make visible, to reveal"), translating to "mind-manifesting".
”Kanata” is the Iroquoian word for ”village”, or “settlement”. A community, which we here at the Kanata Wellness Centres are proud to call ourselves. We are a Canadian psychedelic assisted integrative medicine practice operating in mental health care through a fusion of clinical psychotherapy and alternative wellness tools. Our diverse and knowledgeable practitioners specialize in shamanic energy healing through attaining non duality; a state of being in which the sense of self and physical reality are dissolved leaving only infinite awareness union. This experience may also be more commonly referred to as “ego death”. Teachings are derived from Eastern yogic philosophy and focus on understanding our true archaic nature, acceptance of self, and the art of surrender. At Kanata we are here to guide you into achieving states of higher conscious awareness and mindfulness in unifying mind, body & soul as part of a deep and sacred healing process.
Modalities utilized in our practice include:
• Clinical psychotherapy
• Yoga - taught by our certified instructors
• Guided meditation
• Vibrational sound therapy
• Crystal healing
All experiences using psychedelic medicine are subject to long term integration, continually facilitated by our Board of Practitioners.
Psychedelic medicine has proven to safely & effectively aid with mental health conditions such as treatment resistant depression, clinical anxiety, PTSD, suicidal tendencies, phobias & doubts, eating disorders, grief, anger, feeling of hopelessness & much more. Healing is offered as timed sessions or getaway retreats.
We are at the forefront of a medical revolution with the aid of psychedelic medicine, both traditional organic molecules as well as safe and innovative, clinically tested, lab engineered psychedelic pharmaceuticals. Different compounds and treatments cause vastly different psychotherapeutic effects and our team will thoroughly address your individual needs through our selection of mind expanding packages.
Sought after as one of the most effective psychotherapeutic medicines available, this is a naturally occurring alkaloid found in a variety of plants and animals, most commonly in the pimples of the Sonoran Desert toad of Northern Mexico and Southwestern United States, also known as Bufo Alvarius. 5-MeO-DMT contains psychopharmacological properties which induce states of heightened conscious awareness. In these states one can be documented to experience the deepest plateau of human consciousness, also called “samadhi” in Sanskrit, or “enlightenment” in which individuals have described sensations of “death & rebirth”, “meeting God”, or “meeting a higher self” and the healthy restructuring of one’s thinking and behavioural patterns through a sense of purpose and understanding.
Plants and concoctions containing 5-MeO-DMT, such as “yopo” have been used by indigenous tribes for thousands of years as a spiritual sacrament for the purpose of enlightenment and connecting to a higher power as well as a method of healing from various psychological ailments.
5-MeO-DMT has been used and time tested for generations by various civilizations spanning the American continents as a tool for healing. This molecule, when consumed, creates such a profound experience that can leave individuals with life improving psychological impacts for months to years ahead. 5-MeO has proven highly effective as a treatment or remedy for various conditions such as severe PTSD, treatment resistant depression, clinical anxiety, emotional instability, fears/phobias, drug dependencies & alcoholism. It has been known to reduce agoraphobia (fear of surrounding environment) and social anxieties as well as directly eliminating suicidal thoughts. It has also been observed to be especially effective at treating fears of death in terminally ill healthcare patients due to the molecules ability to induce heavy mystical experiences.
The use of psychedelic medicine has been linked to heightened creativity, insight, mindfulness, problem solving, learning potentials and a greater environmentally friendly and moral behaviour such as vegetarianism, reduced usage of greenhouse emissions, empathy and compassion towards other living things, states of enlightenment and more.
How different classifications of drugs interact with your brain lies in their pharmacological properties. For a drug to be classified as full spectrum psychedelic, it must act as a serotonin agonist (creating a bond), specifically to 5-HT1A, creating feelings of bliss and contentment, & 5-HT2A, inducing the “mystical experience”. Since seretoningeric drugs are direct relatives of your serotonin, the tryptamine based psychedelic molecule bonds to serotonin, it begins to replicate its action. This is much different than the way, for instance, conventional anti-depressants (selective reuptake inhibiting drugs) work on the brain. Whether serotonin, dopamine or norepinephrine, these drugs inhibit the natural breakdown of your neurotransmitters. This creates temporary relief from symptoms of depression but it is not a long term answer. They have been proven to cause liver damage through metabolizing, an effect that is not seen with psychedelics. They are also known for their high dependency potential. The psychedelic bond to our serotonin invoke states of higher understanding and conceptual thinking. Through psychedelic therapy, the brain is enabled to learn a new way of thinking, a healthier way of coping and a deeper sense of well being & purpose, yielding positive long term results.
All of our medicine is legal and federally approved in the Canada Drugs & Substances Act.
At Kanata Wellness, we put great emphasis on set and setting. All of these substances have a very low danger potential and a substantially low toxicity level at doses far greater than anything a human could willfully consume. That being said, as with any hallucinogenic experiences, trips may cause negative emotional and psychological effects that could lead to fear, anxiety, paranoia and hostility. In order to ensure the most wholesome experience for our clients, our settings are always very warm, comforting, safe and relaxing. We take all the necessary steps and measures to ease our clients‘ mindsets to an open and embracing mood. We understand that each individual is here for a vastly different reason and our staff will discuss all your inner feelings and thoughts to work with you in creating the most effective healing ceremony in the most positive way. The mental and spiritual growth of our clients for us comes second only to their safety and well being.