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Bear Psychology Podcast

Dr. Anna Baranowsky is a Canadian Clinical Psychologist, CEO of the Traumatology Institute, Founder and President of the Board at Trauma Practice. She is the author of two books on trauma, numerous courses to help train professionals in trauma mental health and the developer of the Trauma Recovery Program for Self-Guided trauma care. She works with trauma survivors and those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on post-traumatic growth and recovery.

Through her work she believes that when we share, dialogue and feel supported, it provides a powerful foundation for forward movement in our understanding and the care needed. In her own words "I have found that the most profound changes occur when a person truly feels heard and understood - I like to think of it as deeply BEARING WITNESS to life evolving. We can feel incredibly stuck when we live with our fears, stressors and troubles in isolation."

Dr.Baranowsky is the host of the Bear Psychology Show, focusing on bearing witness to Evolving Mood, Mind, Health. Her talks revolve around recovery, relationships, work and life adventures.

She is dedicated to assisting organizations and health professionals who help trauma survivors to ensure a trauma informed lens of care can grow in community health networks. With that vision in 1998, the Traumatology Institute Canada (TIC) was established. TIC has trained thousands of individuals nationally and internationally.

Dr. Baranowsky serves on the board of directors of the Academy of Traumatology and is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress through the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and is recognized by The National Center for Crisis Management. She has published in the area of Post-Traumatic Stress, Compassion Fatigue, and therapeutic relationships (the Silencing Response).

Copyright:  Dr. Anna Baranowsky, 2020

Jul 28, 2022

If you have struggled with a serious depression or PTSD that does not resolve, even after trying everything, then you might have considered Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy.  This might involve a plant medicine like Ayahuasca, Psilocybin or maybe MDMA or Ketamine therapy.  Whichever approach you might have investigated you probably have noticed that there are huge costs, very little professional oversight, and possibly the requirement of travelling long distances to remote locations to acquire these treatments.  In other words, it is a treatment path that is not easily accessible, and for some, too scary to consider.

Yet, there is gathering evidence that these approaches can be remarkably beneficial for those with treatment resistant mental health symptoms.  Jonathan Sabbagh is the founder and CEO of Journey Clinical.  The company was founded with his wife Myriam Barthes to address the needs of mental health consumers seeking unique treatments like Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy within a safe and supervised environment, even with your own mental health practitioners.  Journey Clinical makes it possible for your practitioner to provide care before, during and after a KAP intervention.

So what is Ketamine/Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy, what are the benefits and what can you expect if you chose this approach?  We will cover this and more in this radio show.

If you are interested in more information about psychedelic assisted psychotherapy or want to find a trained therapist who is able to help, this show is for you.

For more information about Journey Clinical:  Journey Clinical is a turnkey platform that makes it possible for licensed mental health professionals in private practice to deliver Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) safely and effectively. They act as the therapist's in-house doctor, treatment partner and one-stop-shop for all KAP needs, providing KAP education, new patient referrals, peer consultation groups, marketing support, a robust library of resources and more.

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