Mike Dow, host of TLC’s ‘Freaky Eaters,’ has joined Discipline Journey Well being, which describes ketamine as a protocol “designed to assist these affected by therapy resistant … melancholy, generalized anxiousness dysfunction and trauma.”
Movie star psychotherapist and brain-health skilled Dr. Mike Dow has joined the workers at Discipline Journey Well being’s Santa Monica location the place he’ll deal with sufferers with ketamine-assisted remedy.
Along with non-public apply, Dow is named a best-selling writer and frequent visitor on such exhibits because the Immediately present, Dr. Oz, The Medical doctors, Wendy Williams and The Speak, and because the host of TLC’s Freaky Eaters and My 600-lb Life Reunion, and Brand’s That Intercourse Present, and Investigation Discovery’s My Unusual Felony Habit. Even with a demanding schedule — that features filming an as-yet unannounced therapy-based present for a streaming platform — Dow tells THR that he approached Discipline Journey as he needed to be part of workforce that he believes is doing the very best work on the earth.
The rising pattern of psychedelic-assisted remedy is spreading throughout the globe and Discipline Journey Well being is out entrance with places in Toronto, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston and Amsterdam. Also referred to as a veterinary anesthetic and leisure drug, ketamine, as a protocol, “has been designed to assist these affected by therapy resistant … melancholy, generalized anxiousness dysfunction and trauma,” says FTH’s web site.
The Santa Monica location, like all of its U.S. places, makes a speciality of ketamine-based remedy and Dow says it is “a life-changing therapy.”
Although he cannot reveal his consumer listing, Dow confirms that he treats “very high-profile” Academy Award-winning inventive expertise together with writers, filmmakers and actors. “If you’re a inventive individual and also you need to open your thoughts and alter your life, this remedy can be just right for you,” he says, including that the stress of opening a $120 million film or coping with the strains of the pandemic can led individuals to hunt therapy. “Most individuals in Hollywood have a therapist and this pairs actually properly with that.”
He says psychedelic-assisted therapies are beneficial when individuals have exhausted different types of therapy and never discovered full aid. For others, it may be a lift to common remedy. “It takes progress and private improvement to the following stage,” says Dow. The Nationwide Institute of Psychological Well being has reported that low-dose ketamine infusion is “comparatively freed from negative effects for sufferers with treatment-resistant melancholy.”
Field Trip Health opened in Santa Monica final yr and Dow says the phrase of mouth has been so sturdy that there is been a increase in enterprise. “There’s positively a ramp-up occurring.” Classes can final a number of hours and embrace preparation periods, psychedelic therapy, integration periods and discuss remedy to debate the expertise, affect and the way to translate it into on a regular basis life.
“We’re totally different from ketamine infusion clinics that simply use it as medication. In my view, you’re opening this actually stunning window to the soul,” he says. “Whenever you come to our workplace in Santa Monica, you’re coming into an area that does not really feel like a medical workplace or hospital — it is a spot for therapeutic.”
This story first appeared within the April 21 subject of The Hollywood Reporter journal. Click here to subscribe.