Born for Joy   
Welcome to my website – a website devoted to healing. You may not know that our words "heal" and "health" come from same roots as “whole” and “Holy,” The ancient wisdom embedded in human language reminds us that healing is a "sacred" gift of Life.

Our intellectual brain is limited by the actual, physical "wiring" that prevents us from fully comprehending the "sacred."  Listening to our individual human stories, however, allows us to see clearly that painful childhood experiences do lead to unnecessary suffering in later life.

I’m a retired doctor. I practiced psychiatry: patients came to me worried by emotional anguish they could not understand. Most knew something was deeply wrong, and most were willing to tell me about their most personal human experiences. They told me their "Stories."

Using my medical training, I listened carefully to these rich, personal "Stories." Quickly, I found I could fully trust essentially all my patients.  They became active participants in their healing.

Most of my patients started feeling their symptoms as children. Working together, we found effective treatments that allowed them peace of mild.  With their healing, we learned that their anguish was not "crazy" or "abnormal." Rather, their symptoms had reflected exactly the opposite: Emotional suffering (like any pain) reflects a normal human adaptation to profoundly abnormal experiences.

As animals, humans are born fully prepared to be guided by our instincts towards health. The human intellect reflects millions of years during which the size and complexity of the human brain evolved along with complex culture to protect our protracted "childhood" (the years of brain neurodevelopment required for maturity). Careful guidance and protection teach children the patience and human skills that will, eventually, allow them to carefully raise their own children.

This website is dedicated to the many patients who generously shared their Stories with me.


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