Friday, June 07, 2013
One day recently while I was eating lunch in a college cafeteria, a woman I had never met asked if she could sit at my table. She introduced herself as a psychologist who works with students. I told her I also have been a mental health educator for students.
“What method do you use?” she asked.
“You may not have heard of it. Innate Health. We teach people the fundamental source of mental well-being, described by the Principles that explain how our minds work.”
“I never heard of it,” she said. “I have studied all the evidence-based methods. I guess yours is not really mainstream, then.”
“It isn’t widely studied, but there are a considerable number of practitioners around the world. It is both a therapy and a prevention strategy because once people understand how their minds work, they do not fall prey to their most frightening thoughts.”
I described the Principles briefly, explaining that they point to a deeper, spiritual origin of our capacity to experience life....