“If a client has a headache, I don’t only think, ‘Can I help relieve their headache?’ I also see a unique human being learning to express their power in new ways. If a client eats too much sugar, I don’t only see a person with an unhealthy habit, I also see a person who is “hungry” for something—for a certain feeling that I could help them attain. When my clients are depressed, I don’t only think, ‘How can I help them anti-depress or find more energy?’ I also ask, ‘What would happen if they went down, dropped out, really let go?'”

Key Speaking Message

When did psychology become bumper stickers promoting the market values of mainstream success, teaching us only to be more functional, smiling, pleasing, cooperative, and forgiving? A psychology that fears the darkness and fights to keep us in the light is an impotent psychology—one that lacks the power to address society’s biggest problems, such as racism, domestic violence, addiction, self-hatred, terrorism, and war.