Psychiatrist “Arlene” has agreed, and I am… psyched. This new contest is a chance for our Deeper Perception community to explore so many topics, including:
- The differences between psychological healing and spiritual healing — from someone who values both.
- Given Arlene’s experience so far as a psychiatry resident, what she has learned about helping patients in recovery from addiction to marijuana.
- Any general questions you might have for a contemporary and very cool psychiatrist — someone from today’s generation of practitioners.
Why summon a psychiatrist to this blog?
No, it’s not because I fear that all empaths and aura readers are delusional. 😉
If you read yesterday’s post, you know our initial context for summoning Arlene’s perspective here at Deeper Perception Made Practical. We have been pursuing a thread about how energetic literacy reveals the hidden dangers of pot-marijuana-weed-grass-MJ-dope.
Of special importance is how Rosetree Energy Spirituality can help if you want to stop smoking pot.
I thought we needed to enrich our group conversation by bringing in a certified mental health professional. Just as, when giving support to my clients with sessions of Energy Spirituality Energy HEALING, depending on how much they’re struggling, I don’t hesitate to refer them to mental health professionals and addiction counselors.
Why do I call Arlene a “Groovy” psychiatrist?
Back in the psychedelic ’60s (a.k. a. “If you can remember it, you weren’t there”), yes, I smoked a bit of pot myself. Which my friends and I thought was just the grooviest thing ever.
For me, smoking grass was a spiritual quest. I didn’t just like On the Road by Jack Kerouac. I loved The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley.
Not all pot smokers are major spiritual seekers, but I’d be surprised to find anyone who smoked weed more than once and didn’t consider it a hip/amazing/boundary-smashing/more-real-than-surreal/groovy experience.
So wouldn’t bringing in a groovy psychiatrist be an appropriate way to help people say farewell to grass? If “groovy” means really smart, sophisticated, and uncommonly perceptive, that would be Dr. Arlene.
In days to come, as you’all add your comments to yesterday’s post, we’ll find out your favorite aspects of what she wrote. Personally, I just was thrilled to read this hyper-perceptive observation:
The part that was confusing to me was if he himself felt alienated from himself on some level because he was no longer smoking MJ or if he was commenting that he felt socially alienated but personal self-acceptance was not an issue.
Go knock our socks of, Groovy Psychiatrist!
How this latest contest will work
- Ask one main question at a time, using the comment boxes below. Sub-questions and explanations can be included, as I will demonstrate in the first comment.
- Ask anything about getting off marijuana, or any other general questions for The Groovy Psychiatrist. (Please refrain from asking for personal advice. Save that for your private session with the healing practitioner of your choice.)
- As always, at this blog, you can comment anonymously. And you don’t need to do anything fancy technically. Simply write something in your first line of the comment like, “Rose, call me Ishmael.” [Substitute any other name of your choice, or ask me to make one up for you.]
- Be aware that your asking a comment will not guarantee that your question will be answered.
- The deadline for submitting questions is February 1, 2011.
After that deadline, I will record an interview with Arlene, The Groovy Psychiatrist. Questions will be selected and prioritized by me, grouping topic areas and emphasizing questions that seem to me to be especially relevant to… this particular blog.
The interview will last up to one hour, not… however long it takes. Afterwards it will be posted as an audiofile right here at the blog, so all of you can enjoy.
Both Arlene, The Groovy Psychiatrist, and I are looking forward to your questions.
How does that make you feel? 😉