Healing the Healers Retreat

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Retreat

Dr. Nesrin Abu Ata, MD and Dr. Michelle Cook MD come together in collaboration to offer: “Healing the Healers Retreat”.

This 1-day retreat is intended for those in the healing arts (e.g. healthcare professionals, physicians, therapists, chiropractors, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, bodyworkers, massage therapists, energy healers, acupuncturists, yoga teachers, etc.).

This retreat will offer a sacred space to facilitate healing and growth. We will be using ketamine as a catalyst for deep self-exploration within a carefully curated group. Dr. Abu Ata and Dr. Cook believe in the power of shifting consciousness to shed light on one’s Truth revealing the fullness of energetic potential.

Who is a good fit for this retreat:

  • Individuals in the healing arts (see above)
  • Those experiencing burnout/moral injury
  • Those wanting to shift old self-limiting beliefs/patterns
  • Seeking an alternative to international or distant ketamine assisted retreats
  • Seeking personal growth and self-discovery
  • Those feeling “stuck” in their personal/professional lives
  • Those wanting to improve/strengthen relationships

Who is not a good fit for this retreat:

Those with bipolar I disorder, psychosis, active suicidal ideations, uncontrolled hypertension, untreated heart conditions/arrythmias, sleep apnea, uncontrolled hyperthyroidism, liver disease, pregnant/nursing, bladder disease, recent traumatic brain injury (within the last 1 yr), untreated seizure disorder, COPD, morbid obesity, ketamine allergy.

Retreat Includes:

  • 1 Day In-person Group Retreat, Pre-Retreat Preparation Session online and Post-Retreat
    Integration Session online
  • Led by 2 integrative/holistic psychiatrists
  • 1 Ketamine experience per person (optional)
  • Small Scale (limited to 10 participants)
  • Holistic group process and shadow work
  • Medical/Psychiatric Evaluation to determine appropriateness
  • Music, art, movement, meditation
  • Lunches/snacks/drinks provided

Dates, Location & Pricing

  • May 18th, 2024 in Sioux City, IA
  • June 29th, 2024 in Sioux City, IA

Sessions are $995.99 per person

To Sign Up/Register or Ask Questions:

Email healingthehealerhth@gmail.com. Please include your name, email, phone number, and preferred retreat date

We humbly honor our own unique paths. They bring us to this place to offer and share this healing process with you.

About your Facilitators:

Dr. Nesrin Abu Ata, MD
Dr. Nesrin Abu Ata, MD is a holistic trauma informed psychiatrist with experience in addiction, child and adolescent psychiatry and mind body medicine practices based in somatic and mindfulness practices. She has more than 10 years of experience providing psychiatric care to people from all walks of life. Dr. Abu Ata is board certified in psychiatry, addiction medicine and family medicine.

Dr. Michelle Cook, MD
Dr. Michelle Cook, MD is a holistic trauma informed psychiatrist who is deeply inspired by the intuitive “inner-healing intelligence” that binds us together and allows us to heal and be healed. She has specific training in psychoanalytic, transpersonal and ketamine assisted psychotherapy. She believes in the power of the mind/body/spirit connection and utilizes relational, energetic, mindfulness, transpersonal and somatic practices. She is board certified in adult general psychiatry.
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