Jarem Sawatsky, Ph.D., is the National Bestselling author/ co-author of 5 books, including the award-winning Dancing with Elephants. He is internationally known for his work as peacebuilder, and teacher working to bring an engaged mindfulness to those interested in wellness, resilience, and transformation. He is Professor Emeritus of Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies at Canadian Mennonite University.
Since being diagnosed with a terminal disease, he has been stumbling his way (literally) into finding more healing and joyful ways to live. His most recent book is the National Bestselling and award-winning “Dancing with Elephants.”
Even though he has holes in his brain (yes, literally), his work has been celebrated by authors who have sold over a million copies such as Lucy Kalanithi and Peter V. Rabins, Nobel Peace Prize Laureates like Jody Williams and Mairead Maguire, New York Times Bestsellers like Sharon Salzberg and Jen Mann, National Bestselling authors like Jon Kabat-Zinn, Margaret Wheatley and Jean Vanier, and even a well-known clown, Patch Adams.
If you would like a free copy of A More Healing Way – Vol 2 in his award-winning How to Die Smiling Series (a 4-hour video and audio series), go to www.jaremsawatsky.com/more-healing/.
HOW PEACEBUILDERS ARE TRANSFORMING THEIR WORLDS (2015, co-edited) had endorsements that included two Nobel Peace Prize Winners. A GUIDE TO RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AND PEACEBUILDING (2009) and THE SPIRIT OF HEALING JUSTICE (2009) both spent a couple of weeks ranked #3 on the paperback nonfiction NcNally Robinson bestseller list. PEACEBUILDER’S TOOLBOX (2015, co-authored) in collaboration with an NGO, 2000 copies were given out free to peace workers around the world.
His latest work, Dancing with Elephants: Mindfulness Training For Those Living With Dementia, Chronic Illness or an Aging Brain, will available in Spring 2017.
He lives in Winnipeg, Canada, with his wife, twin daughters and a golden Labrador.