Psychotherapy is a guided process to self-recognition and awareness and a tool for changing behaviour. It is commonly used as part of a recovery program from addiction and the many co-existing conditions that often show up, such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, codependency, etc.
Usually this is an ongoing process over time, sometimes years. However, in conjunction with ibogaine therapy, changes in thinking patterns, beliefs about the self and reality, and behavioural choices occur very rapidly, over a period of a few weeks.
The benchmarks of the inner shifts that we’re looking for are moving from surviving to thriving, just being alive to being fully awake, isolation to interaction, and depression to joy.
The tools employed in the psychotherapeutic process help to guide this change and transformation, and to mark progressive on a progressive scale of change. Family therapy is included in the psychotherapy model.