A while ago, I decided that with all of the life changes I went through with being diagnosed with sarcoidosis in 2006, then having a mini stroke in 2007, then finding and repairing my heart defect in 2007, then finding out that I have heart failure and getting a defibrillator implanted that same year, and having another heart procedure in 2009 and finding out I have pulmonary hypertension at that time, I needed to talk to someone – a professional.

I went to a therapist a coupe of year ago, and it was a horrible experience. I think I found the most bitchy and angry therapist after Dr. Laura. She obviously went to the Dr. Laura school of psychotherapy, because she tried to make everything in my life my fault. I quit after the third session.

I vowed never to have therapy again, until I realized that although I am a pretty calm and positive person, I have some deep seeded anger that slowly has been boiling to the surface, and I need to get that in check.

I have to admit that the changes I went through in the past seven years were pretty big, and I faced them head on and with positivity, but I am human, and I have some anger in there. So I decided to try therapy again, but this time I am not going the conventional route, but instead the more spiritual route.

My wife told me about a different type of therapy called “Buddhist Psychotherapy”, which uses a more spiritual approach to therapy. I also want to try biofeedback, which works on putting the body and mind back into balance.

I have my first psychotherapy session later this week and will be sure to post how I think it went.

Written by Basil Rene

I maintain two separate blogs. One is LifeAsAnAnomaly.com where I discuss my life with sarcoidosis and the other is AChefTalksFood.blog, where as the name implies, I talk about food.


  1. Look forward to hearing more about it. I am a big fan of physical healing through emotional means. What we hold on to emotionally WILL manifest physically. I am very excited for you 🙂


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