Brian Walsh, StorytellerBrian Walsh has taught business ethics at the Schulich School of business (Fall 2014); guest lectured at the Department of Celtic Studies at the University of Toronto (2017, 2016, 2010, and 2009); and has offered presentations or facilitated workshops in a wide variety of venues including: the University of Toronto’s Dying and Death Symposium (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014), the Parliament of World Religions Conference (2018), the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (2016, 2015, 2014); the national conference for the Canadian Association of Spiritual Care (2013 & 2010), UHN/Toronto Western Hospital (2012), and various other community events.
However diverse the organizations and topics may seem, at their root these presentations all hinge strongly on issues of identity, experience, values, beliefs, performance and reflection, as well as the stories we tell ourselves and the stories we tell each other.

Brian is available to provide a keynote, presentation, or workshop facilitation in health care, business, community, faith-based, academic or educational settings as well as for other events.  While the needs of your organization and event are unique, some topics that Brian might bring to bear include:

Fostering Resilience and Self-Care

  • Introduction to Reflective Practice for Care-Givers
  • Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, and Secondary Trauma
Therapy & Story
  • The Right Story and the Right Time
  • Finding Excellence through Story
  • The Value and Limits of ‘True’ Stories
  • Spirituality and Addiction (link below)
  • Secular Spirituality
  • Self-Story: Journaling as Reflective Practice
  • Reflective Practice in Health-Care
Celtic Spirituality & Story
  • Trauma and ‘Madness’ in Celtic Myths and Legends
  • Sacred Stories: Narrative as Blessing
  • Therapeutic use of Storytelling
  • The Coming of the Sons of Mil: A Powerful Origin Story and its uses in Daily Life.
  • Celtic Spirituality Past and Present
  • Spirituality, Culture and Nature

Brian Walsh speaking on Spirituality in Addiction, Recovery, and Wellness:

Another CAMH engagement where Brian Walsh explores Secular Spirituality .