Tikkun Olam: Healing yourself as essential for healing the world.
The injunction to heal the world must include, at its foundation, the work to heal ourselves. Given there is no ultimate or permanent separation between the individual and the world then self-care, mental well-being and spiritual nourishment are essential for the journey. This talk includes Mussar and Kabblistic perspectives as we move toward more nourishing ways of being, in our world of doing.
Formerly a Paediatrician, Allan has been a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for 26 years. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Calgary. He has presented workshops and given workshops at schools, universities, conferences and in the business world. Integrating mind, heart, spirit and soul, he uses a mindful approach to navigate the human experience and the quest for a quality life. He is writing a book based on interviews with former patients and what makes healing possible. He enjoys long walks, photography, meditation and classical music.
Event co-chairs: Irena Karshenbaum and Joel Zimmerman