Why The Discipline of Pleasure is a Dojo, Not a Medical Practice, Part 3

When it comes to trauma transformation, there are many key differences between a medical practice and a dojo. In this series, I elaborate these differences. In the process, I demonstrate that if we want to transform our situation with regard … Continue reading →

Why The Discipline of Pleasure is a Dojo, Not a Medical Practice, part 2

When it comes to trauma transformation, there are many key differences between a medical practice and a dojo. In this series, I elaborate these differences. In the process, I demonstrate that if we want to transform our situation with regard … Continue reading →

Why I Gave Up My Chiropractic License for 2016

Sound bite: “Professionalism” as we know it is largely incompatible with trauma transformation.  In fact, “professionalism” as we know it causes trauma. I worked hard to earn my chiropractic degree.  I worked hard to integrate the knowledge chiropractic school gave … Continue reading →

The Limitations of Mindfulness Meditation as a Trauma Transforming Technology, Part 2

Sound bite: It’s not an accident that mindfulness meditation is so often privileged as a “holistic” trauma healing technology within the medical/insurance industry.  This institutional privileging of mindfulness meditation is, in and of itself, traumatogenic. If the limitations of mindfulness … Continue reading →

The Discipline of Pleasure Does Gardening

I’m thinking a lot about gardening right now. Probably because I’m doing a lot of gardening right now. I know a lot of you are doing the same thing. As I tend vegetables, fruits, berries, medicinal herbs, and flowers on … Continue reading →