Inside the Heart and Mind of a Unique Shrink
The power of music has a certain rhythm, certain structure and a certain order and so does life. The jazz paradigm was powerful to me because what jazz does is it gives you a certain structure and inside that you can do what you want. I think that sort of integration being between the analytical and the creative, the core changes and the riffing. The structure, the music and the improvisation was always at play at my work.Read More
I still remember the feeling of going “I don’t know what to say, I don’t know what to do”. Everything I was trained in seemed to fail me. This was a person that was sitting on their windowsill looking to maybe jump, but just dangling feet so I just happened to see guitars on the wall, but I just asked if he wanted to play the guitar. It was either going to be brilliant or completely stupid. I just sat on the window sill with him and just played and it was very different and strange because it was at one level very I suppose reckless and on another level just right.
I actually think that’s more what’s so beautiful about those moments for any of my clients. It’s not that you do something, but that you at least create enough doubt that the thing they’re stuck on may not be the end end all be all. This day, I mean I know I was just an instrument of something greater. It was definitely a wonderful moment to know not necessarily that I changed a life or I saved a life, but that at least something different was possible.