I have degrees in brain science and medicine and have been a medical doctor for over 25 years. In that time, I have helped thousands of people learn how to understand, and ease their own suffering. I have also travelled to India and studied there, and found Eastern practices and philosophy are not as ethereal as I originally thought. Applying my deep Western scientific training to Eastern practices I have found that there is just as much science to support both, and that Western and Eastern approaches are not only complementary to each other but similar in many ways.
I know this sounds egotistical, but there are few people in the world who understand anxiety as well as I do. My deep understanding comes from my lifelong passion for neuroscience and medicine, the experience of working with hundreds and hundreds of patients, countless workshops, therapies, trainings and courses, from becoming certified as a yoga teacher in Vancouver, to Byron Katie’s School for The Work in California, to living in a temple in India, Holotropic Breathwork, reading hundreds of books, taking medicines from Ayahuasca to Zoloft, countless hours in my own therapy, the lessons learned from being a professional stand up comic for 10 years, through it all tinkering with and analyzing my own anxious mind.