I am delighted to be the keynote speaker at the William Glasser Institute of Ireland (WGII) Annual Conference this Saturday October 24th 2015 at St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin.
I greatly value my relationship with the William Glasser Institute in Ireland and internationally.
This relationship extends over te past 15 years. It began when Brian Lennon sent American psychiatrist William Glasser a copy of my first book Beyond Prozac: Healing Mental Distress. Bill loved the book, and he asked me to write the foreword to his book Warning: Psychiatry can be Hazardous to your Mental Health.
In 2014 and 2015 I participated in the William Glasser Institute’s excellent 24 hour Mental Health and Happiness Summit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRicefwgAc8
I have heard it said that during his more than 50 years as a psychiatrist, Bill Glasser never prescribed psychiatric drugs. Instead, he devoted his life to empowering people and alleviating pain and distress. He is the creator of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy.
Sadly Bill Glasser died in 2013, age 88 years.
The William Glasser Institute continues to honour his legacy in Ireland and Internationally.
Dealing with reality and the fact that we are all choice-makers are two core themes of Bill Glasser’s legacy.
I have spoken previously at the WGII annual conference and I am very happy to do so again.
Here is a link to details of the conference this Saturday – http://www.wgii.ie/