During Ibogaine Treatment
Your Ibogaine experience can generally be broken down into 3 different phases:
Phase 1: Ibogaine is setting up in your body. Your room is made comfortable by blackening the windows, lightning candles, playing meditative music, refreshing your bed, making comfort and a quiet space.
Phase 2: This is what’s referred to as the peak time. Most clients will experience oneiric, dream-like visions. These will be like pictures and/or moving-film views of certain aspects of of their life which might be a bit jumbled while the medicine creates new neural pathways.
This is when providers are sitting with the clients, ensuring the overall comfort and safety of the client and to assist with the journey, if need be.
With higher dose Ibogaine protocols, one of our registered nurses are there to take vitals during the pertinent stages.
Phase 3: The experience has subsided and clients may enter a reflective twilight. Time will be unreal – stretched and contracted – as the re-routing of the pathways solidifies in the brain.
The environment on these days and those after are of meditative reflection, where the electronic distractions of TV, phones, etc., are kept to an absolute minimum.
This is the time to allow the medicine to work through the body, stacking as each day goes and thus working it’s powers to interrupt your current addiction.
What to expect afterward
Once the initial part of the session is over, a long period of mental processing usually takes place. This is usually quite exhausting but important and necessary.
There will be what is refereed to as “gray days” after your Ibogaine experience and this is a common side effect for people fighting addiction. Your Iboga treatment can leave the body feeling sore, depressed and sad.
Some clients have difficulty with this. Sleep can be very difficult and interrupted, where it seems that getting any asleep is impossible. Feeling a little restless is part of the process.
We’ll help you honor the process while remembering that this too shall pass. We have lots of supplements, good food and we’ll get you out for some light physical exercise in the natural beauty that is BC. You’ll be well looked after and have an arsenal of tools like aftercare practices and resources to carry on with the process once you leave.
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