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This event occurred on
November 22, 2018
1:00am - 1:00am EST
(UTC -5hrs)
Newmarket, Ontario

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

Newmarket Old Town Hall
460 Botsford St.
2nd floor
Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 1T1
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Alexander Theodorou

Clinical Researcher
Alexander Theodorou is a clinical researcher turned entrepreneur. He holds a Master of Science degree from McMaster University and has worked extensively in this field, having presented across North America on the topics of trauma, acquired brain injury and mechanisms of recovery which has now led to the development of Ocutherapy. His past work spans across mood and anxiety disorders, brain plasticity, and traumatic brain injury. He has held past research positions within Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. His goal with Ocutherapy is to motivate and connect people using leading virtual technologies to create smart solutions for each person’s unique needs.

Jon Carson

law enforcement officer
Jon Carson is a well-known speaker throughout North America, presenting on mindfulness, trauma, and leadership as a police officer within Ontario, Canada. He has been serving the community for over 18 years in various capacities. In 2009, he encountered a traumatic call, was diagnosed with PTSD, and spent the initial phases of his diagnosis self-medicating. It was not until 2013 when he took an opportunity to look at things differently by using mindfulness practices to look within and prevent trauma from taking its toll. He now delivers Mindfulness Based Resiliency training to the police organization utilizing holistic performance practices to help members garner resiliency-building strategies.

Merav Richter

Author + philosopher
Merav Richter is an author, career woman, entrepreneur, philosopher, mystic, poet, dancer, traveler, adventurer, and comedian… In today’s fast-paced, success-driven world, Merav is championing a new standard in personal fulfillment – ecstasy! Through her new book, Brave Ecstatic Woman, and her online community of the same name, Merav inspires women around the world to ignite their feminine essence and experience ecstasy in their everyday lives. She is a Best-Selling Author, speaker, and life-long scholar with in-depth knowledge of ancient and modern-day philosophy, mysticism, spirituality, peace training and the divine feminine.

Ron Clifford

Ron Clifford is a visual storyteller. He always says, “Do what you can’t help but do” And, for him, that is to use his camera as a tool of connection to capture the BEAUTY and CHARACTER in the people he meets and the places he travels to. Ron loves to shoot in Nature, especially landscapes and wildlife. In recent years he has been very fortunate to be able to build his portfolio of images from the extreme regions of the planet--both the Arctic and Antarctica. Along with his passion for the natural world, he loves to photograph people and he remains a very active portrait photographer with a quaint Studio just north of Toronto in historic Newmarket Ontario.

Yashar Khosroshahi

Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Yashar Khosroshahi, ND, ACC, is a Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Brain-Based Executive Coach and co-founder of MINDSHIFT NINJA. Dr. K, as he is commonly referred to, helps train individuals to overcome mental and physical obstacles to reach peak performance. He graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) and applies his training from the NeuroLeadership Institute and the Institute of HeartMath to help individuals advance in business, sport, relationships and personal health. Dr. K teaches Health Psychology at CCNM, and maintains a private practice in Newmarket and Toronto, Ontario.

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