I spent a fascinating forty minutes talking to the brilliant Richard Gray about the effects of PTSD and addiction, some exciting new ways to eradicate these afflictions, and how we can hack the brain so it can then heal itself.
We touched on the epidemic of addiction and what might be the primary cause for the rise in these patterns. I spoke about this and how it is a major theme in my new book, Martha’s Vineyard Miracles.
Richard and I also ventured into some beautiful spiritual terrain, with him offering some fabulous tips for getting in touch with one’s purpose, and one’s calling, whether through a form of meditation or a simple walk in the woods.
This episode is well worth your time and attention.
About Richard Gray
Richard M. Gray, PhD is an assistant professor in the School of Criminal Justice, Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. Prior to his appointment at FDU, Dr. Gray served for more than 20 years in the U.S. Probation Department, Brooklyn, New York. Gray was recipient of the 2004 Neuro-Linguistic Programming World Community Award in Education. He is the author of Archetypal Explorations (1996), Transforming Futures: The Brooklyn Program Facilitators Manual (2008), and About Addictions: Notes from Psychology, Neuroscience, and NLP (2008). Dr. Gray received his BA in Psychology from Central College, his MA in Social Psychology from Fordham University, and his PhD in Psychology from the Union Institute. Richard Gray is one of the primary consultants to the NLP Research and Recognition Project. He works on grant writing, and consults regarding methodological considerations.