How I Got Here
Growing up I was a high-performance jock up until I graduated from university with a psychology degree and a couple of national championships in volleyball. But I ended up debating how many angels could dance on the head of a pin at seminary. While there I also received accreditation as a marriage and family therapist.
After a few decades wearing a gown and preaching Jesus I am now a psychotherapist and an advocate for the legalization of psychedelics. (I’m pretty sure that the bread and wine Jesus served up had a little something else in it as well.) But the church wouldn’t have it. Big mistake.
I wrote a bunch of books on evolutionary spirituality. Don’t ask. A couple of them won awards. My latest one didn’t but I’d give it a gold medal if it was my call. It tells the story of how psychedelics and love saved me. Sorry Jesus. If you want to save your eyeballs and read a retrospective of them, a friend and colleague did me the honour.
How I Work
I come into relationship with you and patiently persuade you, however long it takes, that you are not who you think you are. I mean, you are not Fortress Ego that you built to protect yourself from failures of love.
I listen. I promise not to hurt you. It’s not my job to change you. You’ve had enough of that, enough cajoling, enough of feeling like a failure. Change happens when you start loving yourself, your true self. I let you be without leaving you alone.
I encourage you and support you and help you to treat yourself well. I will help you identify all the negative beliefs about yourself that you may still be lugging around with you. They were formed a long time ago when you had to make sense of why you weren’t treated well. They aren’t true, not a single one of them. They hold you back and stop you from opening your heart to the beauty and mystery and love that is on offer.
Freud got a few things wrong. But he was right when he wrote in a letter to his student, Carl Jung, that psychotherapy is, in essence, a cure by love.
“The psyche is not inside us but between us”
“The psyche is not inside us but between us”.
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