Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

People smiling at Activate 2023 Hollyhock Leadership Institute

Erin Burrell, MD, FRCPC

Erin Burrell, MD, FRCPC (she/her) is a psychiatrist and a Clinical Instructor at UBC. She is an innovator who is passionate about systemic change, and in this journey she has realized that system transformation starts on the inside. Her inquiring has taken her deeply into several psychotherapies, particularly mindfulness and psychoanalysis, where curiosity, awareness and equanimity are cultivated and can be a springboard for skillful action. She is an analyst-in-training with the Western Canadian Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and an instructor of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy.

In her community practice, she principally treats health care workers for anxiety, depression and trauma-related conditions. She also trains physicians in psychotherapies (particularly Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy). She co-founded and leads the CBT Skills Groups program, a publicly funded provincial program in BC. Erin emphasizes that everyone, including herself, is a learner when it comes to wellness, and she cultivates group curiosity and support as people discover what is most helpful for them. Erin calls Vancouver home, grateful to live on and be nourished by the lands that are the unceded ancestral territories of the Coast Salish peoples.

Events with Erin Burrell, MD, FRCPC

Cultivating Wellbeing for Health Professionals
September 27 - October 2, 2024

“In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel ‘burnout’ setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself.” -Dalai Lama Replenish and revitalize yourself in this mindfulness-based meditation retreat for health professionals and partners.…