PETS offers non-licensed, unprofessional action oriented suggestions that might help some people. PETS therapists are volunteers and receive no specialized psychological training and essentially make it up.
Prescribed Engagement Therapies or PETS is a new online pharmacy where instead of pharmaceuticals, patients are given prescriptions for action, encounters and embodiment, specifically formulated for what ails them.
Patients will find action oriented suggestions for managing and overcoming a range of life style including work place apathy, commuter anxiety syndrome, object detachment and attachment disorders, eco and urban disembodiment, and other pedestrian or bicycle related traumas.
How it works?
Patients can engage in PETS in a number of ways. Pick a practice that works for you!
1. Submit a brief description (150 words) to determine an area of concern. PETS therapists review and evaluate your submission and return an appropriate form of engagement via email.
2. Take the PETS Quick Start Survey. You can answer questions online. We will return an Rx in 2 – 4 business days via email.
3. Request a PETS Evaluation Kit, a color based system for determining your lifestyle disorder or concern. Kits come via USPS. To order a PETS Kit contact us today!
4. Make an appointment at our Marin Headlands office. Therapists are available most weekdays and some weekends. Sessions usually last 30 – 45 minutes. Contact us to make an appointment.
PETS theory is based on the idea of embodiment and how the decline of physical engagement with the material world is a root cause of a range of human disorders.
Patient A describes a feeling of terror upon realizing they’ve left their cell phone at home.
Patient A is prescribed the following PETS: Leave work immediately but rather than going home to get your phone, go for a walk, in a natural setting if possible. Walk until you find a branch, rock or stick that is of a similar size and shape of your phone. Pick it up and call yourself just to check in and hear your voice ask, “hello, how are you?” Give yourself time to answer. Listen to yourself.
PETS is in no way a substitute for seeking professional medical attention.
But it may be a effective supplement to a healthy, fully embodied lifestyle.
Questions? We’d love to hear from you at PETS !