Robert M Grant, MD
Therapy for Dreams, Healing, Growth, and Integration.
Minds and bodies have powerful healing capacities; these healing capacities work in safe and connected spaces. I want to help you create that space. I am a physician with more than 30 years of clinical experience with internal medicine and sexual health. I wish to witness your healing from past events, live fully in the present, and look forward to the future.
We may choose to use eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), which can enable dream-like states while awake (without hypnosis). One of my favorite passages from Shakespeare is from Macbeth, who was tormented by guilt and the past and who relished the healing powers of sleep, the “balm of hurt minds”… that “knits up the ravelled sleave of care”…
Chief nourisher in life’s feast,–
Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course,
The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath,
Sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleeve of care,…
William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act 2, Scene 2, Page 3
There are other ways that enable our inherent capacity to heal from prior trauma, whether it be major trauma or the slow drip of childhood. I completed a certificate in psychedelic assisted psychotherapy and research at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in 2016 and I have studied Ketamine assisted psychotherapy. I pioneered and offer pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention, and other sexual health services.
Call me at (510) 629-1204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss working with me.
You will also find my writing about love and health in human connections. I spend most of my time writing about what I can prove and publish, and you can find some of these publications here. This website also has some of my other writing, which enjoy no authority, no peer review (except you, if you so desire), and no selection by editors.
I am a champion of a collaborative bottom-up movement of healing, leading to stronger, more intimate, more embracing communities, living in vulnerability, belonging, and possibility, savoring safety, and celebrating human connection and love.
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