I am a physician. I have retired my medical practice (cum emeritus) in order to concentrate on what is an educational, not a therapeutic process. This only no longer allows me to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for medical conditions. I have, however, been trained, first as a medical doctor, then through post graduate residencies, I have acquired knowledge, though not certificates, in psychiatry and neuropathology. I have also trained in causes and management of addictions. I have worked for forty years in this field of mental health and addictions. In that time, I have published numerous opinion articles, research papers, and a book on looking at the underlying cause of mental health insufficiency and unhealthy behaviours. The book is not about diagnosis and treatment of an end condition, but about searching for the underlying states and examining the exercises needed to fix them. I have been invited to present talks to professional associations, educators, corporate management teams, and lay community including people with addictions. This allows me to use my knowledge, if not to treat, then to teach what I know. In these pages, I wish to share this knowledge.
I am driven by a deep passion. This is the belief that all human beings are created with the same rudimentary or fetal mind but with bodies that are sophisticated instruments of ambulation, perception, and expression. The body is a physical composite and can have flaws in a variety of areas. The mind, however, is metaphysical and develops as it is given the nutrition of information, the discipline to get it, and the encouragement to use it for personal development. This can be determined by both the opportunities available and the ability of the body to bring those opportunities to mental awareness.
In short, I believe that all people can develop the insight to manage purposefully and realize the power and contentment of self. They just have to be shown how. Those of us with deeper understanding are not in power over others to partially digest the information and feed it to them as finished products, but are simply ahead with the opportunity to show them how to do the same. We must teach, not just treat or save others.
In this website, therefore, I will try to educate the viewer in areas that are not commonly examined or even considered. As intelligent beings, we have a penchant for trying to solve a problem when the problem appears. We have developed sophisticated equipment to help us to identify and even treat a condition when it appears. We have not spent a lot of energy looking into the preventive aspect. In fact, the common quip, “If it ain’t broke’, don’t fix it”, is more a reality than the humor it was meant to convey. Yet, when we are determined to look for the preventive causes and manage them, we can much more effectively treat even the precipitating problem.