2.0 You Too Can Have a Better Life

Around 1992-93 in El Paso, TX, my new therapist, Sharon, told me to do something for myself, everyday.  So, I began floating in our apartment’s swimming pool with a snorkel and facemask.  I would just stare at the moving light and shadows on the bottom created by the disturbed surface water.  My goal was to search for a little better feeling.  I was making an effort to feel better.  This was the start of my road to an idea of self empowerment, of me taking action to improve my mental-emotional well-being.

Over the next 4 years I worked constantly to release thoughts and ideas that didn’t feel good and to dwell upon thoughts that felt better.  I worked with a new psychiatrist, called the “Salsa Doctor” because he played in a salsa band, to change my medications as I improved my ability to use my emotions to guide my mental activities. (Refer: 02-a,)  After 18years of hospitals and doctors, I left the mental illness industry.  I began a new life free from therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, their medications and hospitals.

It is now 2016; I am happily remarried, retired from mechanical engineering and living a full life.  I believe I can now relate to others my experiences that resulted in leaving the endless ideas, theories, paradigms and beliefs of the mental illness industry behind.  I now live and believe in mental health and well-being.  I work at mental health everyday.  Mental wellness is no longer a mystery and I wish to share the many ideas I used to bring my life back to the living.  I wish to explain the methods I used, and that everyone can use to improve their mental and emotional well-being.   The scientific argument and logic for these methodologies can be found on http://cognitive-emotional-therapy.com/.  (Ref: 02-b)



(02-a) I first heard of “emotional guidance” around 1992-93 on some tapes by Abraham-Hicks.  They correlated emotions and one’s spiritual inner being.  I use emotional guidance in terms of the evolved correlation between ones emotions, mental activities, and the bio-chemical balance within the physical body.


(02-b) “Cognitive-Emotional Therapy: Emotions Regulating Cognition”, by Andrew Jackson