Meet our speaker: Ray Owen

Image of Dr Ray Owen, speaker at the Facing the Storm workshopRay Owen has been a familiar face as a presenter with us for many years on the challenging topics of physical health, supporting clients with life-limiting conditions and clients coping with grief. He recently spoke at our charity fundraising workshop ‘Facing the Storm’, which raised thousands of pounds for the ACBS Developing Nations Training Fund.  We thought he would be up for our quick-fire fun questions designed to reveal his real personality and here are the results:

If you could be any fictional character for a day, who would you be and what would you do?

I’d be one of the Blues Brothers, taking part in amazing car chases then singing with Aretha Franklin or Ray Charles

Name something on your bucket list that you haven’t done yet?

I’m not a great ‘bucket list person’ (I’ve worked too long in palliative care!), but I’d love to attend a huge Indian Premier League T20 Cricket match in somewhere like Mumbai. Just imagine 50,000 people going nuts on a hot floodlit evening

If you could have dinner with any historical figure, who would it be and why?

Probably Charles Darwin – a fascinating but complex person who changed our view of the world, yet experienced some very human struggles

If you could have any superpower to help you in your therapy work, what would it be and why?

The ability to communicate perfectly in any language and across cultures. There’s so much can get lost in those gaps

If you could only eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

Cheese. Because it’s clearly the best food.

If you could have any mythical creature as your mode of transportation, which one would it be and why?

In Slavic folklore, Baba Yaga is the magical old woman of the forest who has a cottage on huge chicken legs that can move around anywhere. Sounds both practical and cosy.

Thanks, Ray for agreeing to take part!

Dr Joe Oliver and the Contextual Consulting team.

Please note that Contextual Consulting are fortunate to have Ray speaking at several of our workshops.  For intermediate and advanced level practitioners, we can recommend our on demand workshop – Using ACT to support grieving people  or beginners level ACT for physical health problems in December 2023.