The Woltman Lecture Series was established by a gift from Richard Woltman and his family to bring speakers to The Bishop’s School who demonstrate the School’s core values of kindness, humility and justice. It is intended to provide inspiration to students and to foster collegial dialogue among all members of the Bishop’s and the local community.
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Dr. Edith Eva Eger - March 5, 2019
Dr. Edith “Edie” Eva Eger is an award-winning author, eminent psychologist and Holocaust survivor.
Dr. Eger will discuss her powerful, moving memoir and practical guide to healing in which she details how the synergy of working with and learning from her patients’ perspectives has enriched her life experiences. She has always found ways to use her personal experiences to inspire, educate and help others; through her clinical practice in La Jolla, she uses her past as a powerful analogy to inspire people to reach their potential and shape their destinies.
One of the few living Holocaust survivors to remember the horrors of the camps, Edie has chosen to forgive her captors and find joy in her life every day. The Choice weaves her personal story with case studies from her work as a psychologist. Her patients and their stories illustrate different phases of healing and show how people can choose to escape the prisons they construct in their minds and find freedom, regardless of circumstance. Edie’s story is an inspiration for everyone.
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.