Dr. Russell G. Kennedy
Dr. Kennedy has been a corporate speaker since 2001 and has enjoyed entertaining various groups and companies across North America, presenting to both medical and general audiences alike. His sense of humour and knowledge of medicine have given Russ a unique ability to use the power of laughter to show that the less seriously you look at your troubles, the less seriously your troubles look back at you and vs versa. Stress is really an illusion of perception and sometimes a simple shift can make a huge difference in how you feel.
As he experienced and recovered from professional burnout and stress himself, speaking on these topics has special meaning for him. He often talks to physicians and health care workers and particularly enjoys working with the University of British Columbia medical students, helping the “physicians of tomorrow” deal with the stress of managing life as a doctor.
But you certainly don’t have to be a doctor to feel stressed these days. Dr. Kennedy’s presentation “A Refill on Your Perception” is designed from his neuroscience background to be an ultimately practical guide to calming the mind and body. It provides scientifically proven strategies to adjust the perceptions and attitudes we have around the stressors in our lives. Dr Kennedy draws on his left brain neuroscientist/physician side with his right brain yoga teacher/stand up comedian side, showing easy and practical techniques that change negative perceptions that have likely been programmed into us before we were 8 years old.
In short, Russ takes and entertaining and infomative look at how you can learn to SEE your perception of stress, rather than BE your perception of stress, with the ultimate purpose of showing people how to retrain the brain’s natural ability to experience more internal clarity and focus and move away from North American society’s compulsion with stress based clutter. There are great things about all the amenities and abundance we have in the West, but mass consumerism can be a trap that keeps us unhappy. Russ will show you how to “take the best and leave the rest!”
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CHAPTER 45: Your Perception of Your Life IS Your Life
A young man pursues a career in medicine to combat the many ills that afflict his family. After years of astutely observing his loved ones and his patients, he discovers it’s not what’s “out there” that makes us sick. Advocating for a new perception becomes his powerful new prescription.