I will be speaking on:
Self-Care and Resilience for Church Leaders
How Beauty Makes Us Whole
In this session, Ken Shigematsu explores the relationship between beauty and freedom from toxic shame. When we are exposed to beauty, the right hemisphere of our brain becomes more active, and our left hemisphere grows quiet. As a result, shame has less room to work. Putting ourselves on the "pathway of beauty" every day is a way to experience joy, awaken to God's love, and live with greater lightness of being.
Ken Shigematsu is the Senior Pastor of Tenth Church in Vancouver, BC, one of the largest and most diverse city-center churches in Canada. He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal awarded to Canadians in recognition for their outstanding contribution to the country. Before entering pastoral ministry, he worked for the Sony Corporation in Tokyo. Ken is the author of the award-winning bestsellers 'God in My Everything' and 'Survival Guide for the Soul,' and his recently released book (May 2023) 'Now I Become Myself.' Ken lives in Vancouver with his wife, Sakiko, and their son, Joey.