Episode Twenty-Nine: How Can We Bring About a Spiritual Awakening? With Dr. Michael McGee, M.D.

Episode 29 February 01, 2021 01:05:02
Episode Twenty-Nine: How Can We Bring About a Spiritual Awakening? With Dr. Michael McGee, M.D.
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Episode Twenty-Nine: How Can We Bring About a Spiritual Awakening? With Dr. Michael McGee, M.D.

Feb 01 2021 | 01:05:02

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Show Notes

Psychiatrist Dr. Michael McGee joins the conversation, talking first about his approach to prescribing medication to his patients. Dr. McGee says that his true passion is for doing psychotherapy but he is clearly extremely knowledgeable about psychotropic medications as well. He calls himself a “reluctant prescriber,” saying that he only prescribes medication when it is truly needed and that often the disturbances brought to therapy can be resolved without medication. Dr. McGee takes us through what he calls his “3 A’s of Awakening to Love”: Attending, Appreciating, and Acting. Allen, Thom and Dr. McGee share with each other experiences from their practices, emphasizing that so much of the work of therapy is not about attending to pathology or even bringing about change, as it is guiding clients to discover more about themselves. Dr. McGee discusses the importance of his work with people leading to the “falling away of judgment” so that we can look directly, closely and deeply into what he calls our “love-wound,” where healing occurs when we are able to approach ourselves with loving kindness.

Learn more about Dr. McGee at his website: https://drmichaelmcgee.com/

And join Allen, Thom, and Michael at our Thursday night Zoom meeting on Emotional Sobriety and the Steps (login information below)

https://zoom.us/j/330149513

Password: 375986

NEXT WEEK: Dr. McGee will join the podcast again next episode to talk with Allen, Thom & Patrick in our continuing efforts to understand how we might contribute to healing our severely divided nation.

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