I’m Rabbi Matthew Ponak and welcome to We’re in this Shift Together – an optimistic yet candid collaboration of secular and spiritual discourse to address our world’s most pressing needs.

This episode’s guest is Dr. Beth Hedva who lives in Calgary, Canada. Author of Journey from Betrayal to Trust and the award-winning Betrayal, Trust and Forgiveness, she is an internationally recognized healer, counsellor and teacher. A past Director of the International Council of Psychologists and current Co-Chair of the Canadian Institute for Transpersonal and Integrative Sciences, Dr. Hedva was invited to train local recovery workers in the two deadliest disasters of this century. A licensed Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist who holds certifications in somatic sexology, Dr. Hedva has a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, a Masters Degree in Transpersonal Psychology and a PhD in Psychology.

Are you cautiously optimistic about the world’s future? I am. My name is Rabbi Matthew Ponak and I’m the host of a brand-new podcast: “We’re in This Shift Together.” Like you, I’m concerned about the well-being of our families, our planet, and our internal realities. As a student of Jewish wisdom, I know that even in the most uncertain times, there is always hope through communal effort and opening ourselves up to new potentials. Today, no single discipline or approach has all the answers for our seemingly endless list of challenges. To quote my teacher Reb Zalman Schachter Shalomi – “The Only way to Get it together, is together.”