The Focus of our Current Practice
We at the Awakening in The Dream Group are currently focused on addressing how to best utilize the nature of the Iboga plant medicine to assist people who are already on the road to recovery. Our contemporary spotlight lies in helping people do the core inner work that steers or drives any motivation to self-medicate, self-abandon, to numb, to escape, to withdraw.
We do provide other treatments, including detox (upon request or necessity), but consider ongoing treatment for psycho-spiritual maladies or behavioral issues our current area of truest calling.
Psycho-Spiritual Maladies & Therapy
Iboga has a profound ability to guide people into a journey of self-reclamation.
While most clients undergo Ibogaine therapy as a way to recover from serious drug addiction, it also offers recovery from many other psychological issues including depression, anxiety, and trauma. The medicines deeply personal and illuminating nature allows patients to let go of different types of patterns unrelated to drug use.
Therapy for psycho-spiritual maladies can life changing for those who suffer from the following
- chronic depression
- anxiety disorders
- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- childhood trauma
- compulsive fear
- bi-polar disorder
- Behavioral addictions issues (shopping, sex, food addiction, workaholism)
- Negative thinking.
Reset Therapy (It may be worth further summarizing this section, lets look at it together)
Ibogaine is an incredibly effective treatment for recovery from substance abuse issues including alcohol, stimulants, cocaine crack & methamphetamine – all as addictive to the mind as they are to the body.
When used as a treatment for addiction, Ibogaine therapy works effectively to create a craving-free neuro & physical recovery. To do this, the Ibogaine acts as a detoxificant and purifier to the body and the mind – first interrupting and then disconnecting the pathways of daily chemical dependency, and then removing the memory of the chemical dependency from the body on a cellular level.
However, it is also essential that the client is prepared & willing to take the necessary actions to foster and build the new life offered as a result of working with this sacred plant medicine.
As administrators of the treatment, we have witnessed a ‘glow’ and relief settle over our clients, typically within 3-4 days of the initial day of treatment therapy. There is a customary ‘openness’, an ability to look at oneself objectively, an ability to see the addiction in a new light.
In many cases, a poly-addiction or dual diagnosis is present – for example: an opiate and cocaine addiction, a depression and alcohol issue, a mania and crack issue. As each person’s dependency is unique, each person’s treatment must cater to their individual needs, as well as their physical health and mental stability. At Awakening in the Dream Group, we have worked extensively with all forms of dependency and have found comfortable, effective practices to address all matters and complexities of addiction recovery. We believe Iboga’s medicine to be absolute – over time a complete regeneration of the mind, as well as a comprehensive recovery from the damage done to the physical body.
Be aware that the psychological imprints of addiction may take many months to unravel. The Ibogaine, when administered properly, can effectively lift many of the common psychological blocks and pitfalls to the addiction recovery process – therefore lending itself to a new practice of living. Iboga acts as a residual vehicle in the beginning phases of recovery that allow the self to become aware of self without the typical sense of self criticism and shame present in the consciousness of the addict. The criticism and shame, when left unconscious, act to pull the addict back into a redundant sense of ‘being uncomfortable in ones own skin’, therefore creating a need for relief/release and perpetuating the addiction cycle.
Integrative Addiction Interruption Treatment
Many times people have stopped drug use, but find the desire to use almost constant and eventually return to use.
With Integrative Ibogaine Therapy we are trying to break down and repair the places in the mind where neuro-pathways of persistent recurring thoughts have been constructed, repairing the neuro-physical expression of the addiction. We aim the repave those pathways, essentially creating a new nuero map which is addiction free.
The doses of Ibogaine we use for opiate detox are higher and include additional booster doses of Ibogaine after the main treatment night.
What we are essentially aiming to achieve is an abundance of nor-Ibogaine (the metabolites precursor) which will stay in the system for several months. This is the post-treatment window of opportunity without cravings, without withdrawal, and the body’s natural ability to thrive without outside drug supplementation.
Ibogaine is also a natural antidepressant and an energizer, and increases a general sense of well being after a few days, offering freedom from both physical need and thoughts of using.
Is Ibogaine Therapy For Me?
Even low grade addictions slowly drain the positive life force, and create negative memories & patterns that dampen our growth and create seperation from ourselves and the community around us.
Our culture has created a world of distractions and illusions, and many people have become conditioned and comfortable with this way of life. There are others who feel trapped, disillusioned, lost in their quest to live, and without a reason or purpose for being. Both are candidates for treatment therapy as the theme is the same.
If you or someone you love does not seem to know what to do to help themselves; if everything you or they have tried has been or become ineffective; if you are sick and unhappy but can’t seem to find a reason or a solution; it is possible that ibogaine therapy could be of assistance and relief to you.
More considerations can be found here.