The author began working with disturbed children in schools and camps, and in Blueberry—a treatment centre for schizophrenic children—he was actually called a therapist. Being with patients in individual therapy changed his life. Therapy exists to explore the nature of links and ruptures between people, and it can do so in vivo in raw yet graceful ways. The New Hope Guild supported the relationship between therapist and patient, and there was no pressure to abort or warp it for extra-clinical reasons. Therapy is far more than rehashing the past, understanding patterns, freeing oneself from destructive tendencies, although all these may be important. Mystical experiences provide models for aspects of therapeutic processes, and therapeutic processes tie mystical experiences to real living. Therapy helps to sensitize people to their lives in ways they missed or could not reach on their own.