In this seminar, psychologist and author Susannah Healy will explore how society's preference for left hemispheric thinking has led us to forgot the third pillar of wellbeing - our spiritual health.
Our understanding of life's meaning and purpose, originally given through religious membership, is being replaced by new phenomena such as "spiritual distress", "purpose anxiety" and "learned meaninglessness". Where will our collective eagerness to promote STEM subjects take us? How can we live a fully spiritual life that isn't just for Sundays or the yoga mat? How can added responsibility give us our greatest chance of fulfilment?
Susannah argues that for too long we have assumed spirituality to be a private matter. But if spirituality includes personal meaning, a sense of relatedness and our membership in nature, then it is a topic of global as well as personal importance. Spirituality is deeply personal, but it is not a private matter. Through the evening we will explore how we can life a more spiritually fulfilled life at home and at work, in our streetscapes, our education and healthcare systems as well as in government.
These themes are all further explored in Susannah's most recent book "The Seven Day Soul: Finding Meaning Beneath the Noise", which includes a contribution written by President Michael D. Higgins
Susannah Healy is a psychologist, mindfulness meditation teacher (Irl & UK) and author. Her most recent publication "The Seven Day Soul: Finding Meaning Beneath the Noise" (Hachette) (2019) has already been translated and published internationally. Susannah has written for multiple print media in Ireland, has acted as Agony Aunt on a popular radio show and been a guest on numerous radio and television programmes. In her work as a Management Consultant, she works with client companies to create the meaning-centred workplace. Visit: www.SusannahHealy.com