Dr. Guterson: you talk a lot about the soul. Maybe you can help me understand what the soul is?
A: The soul is that still soft voice that we hear at those moments when we feel a profound sense of belonging. The soul is hidden, within our body, but it is the essence of who we really are. We are all searchers, looking for that inner peace and happiness; yearning to be ‘relaxed’. We can try to distract our lives with material stuff, but inevitably it won’t last long. We wind up feeling a certain emptiness which can lead to all sorts of anxieties and depressions. and that’s one way to keep us psychiatrists in business.