Iboga treatment is a remarkable psychotherapy. Not only for addiction treatment iboga treatment is beneficial, studies have shown many other psychological problems can be successfully treated. Doing an iboga session with the intent to get insights can help psychological and emotional processing.
The iboga overwhelms the system psychologically, emotionally sometimes with visions, feeling like a rhythm that is taking over, while the brain is getting restructured. The intent to have spiritual experience, will be helpful to get through the session. Certain patterns in negative thinking or compulsive behaviors can be interrupted just like a substance addiction. From the subconscious and superconscious mind the iboga brings insights that can help to overcome stress from traumatic experiences. Also after treatment iboga can be taken in small amounts as a booster.
Since trauma is cause of many mental problems, such as depression, posttraumatic stress and more, iboga can be a successful tool to treat these psychological problems.
'Life after Ibogaine, an exploratory study of the long-term effects of ibogaine treatment on drug addicts' by E. Bastiaans states:
‘The participants reported major changes in their quality of life,especially in the following aspects: medical condition (58% reported a health improvement since the treatment), social functioning (88% claimed that they experienced a significant improvement), psychological well-being (significant improvement especially in anxiety and depression) and relationship with the law (one third of the participants reduced or ceased their criminal behavior).’