Just about one year ago, I published CONNECTED: a Personal Journal for Ketamine Therapy.
Briefly, the project was the result of an intense study I completed for my graduate school thesis. When my thesis was complete, I did not need to take the results and create a published product. I just wanted to.
This project was personally important to me and I decided to push myself into the final step of publishing. As a lifelong writer and serial project-launcher with a few other almost-done books hanging out in my laptop, I saw this as a chance to finally take at least one project to the next level.
I thought I would pop this up onto the Amazon publishing platform, call it a victory, (which it was and still is for me,) and walk away satisfied. I did not think that a year later, I would be in a bit of shock when I see the number of sales each month to individuals as well as the group sales confirmed for clinics offering ketamine assisted psychotherapy. I have seen and heard feedback from patients and providers that tells me CONNECTED matters to them. It was never an intent to actively pursue sales or continue to promote the journal. Now, I just want to.
January has come around again. It has always been my favorite moment of the year – somehow a time that offers a clean slate, an opening for new goals and ideas, and chance to look optimistically forward to the expansive gift of time.
This year, I hope to embrace the space I carved for myself as the slightest contributor to a huge moment in history for mental health and wellness. As ketamine therapy moves further into mainstream conversations, the topics related to this novel and exciting option continue to unfold.
If this is your year to pursue a new, serious option for depression, PTSD, chronic pain, and the host of symptoms that go along with these, I encourage you to do your homework and find the treatment plan (ketamine assisted psychotherapy or otherwise) that will change your course.
That small window of hope is out there, just waiting to open for you.