Wayne C. Allen


Wayne was born in Buf­fa­lo, New York in Jan­u­ary of 1951. An only child, he quick­ly dis­cov­ered a love of act­ing and pub­lic speak­ing. His sparkling per­son­al­i­ty and engag­ing deliv­ery won him major roles in local theatre.

His inter­est in psy­chol­o­gy and reli­gion led him to Elmhurst Illi­nois, where he com­plet­ed a B. A. in both areas (1973). He immi­grat­ed to Ontario, Cana­da in 1975.

In 1981, Wayne received a Mas­ters of Divin­i­ty (M.Div) from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to (Knox Col­lege.) He then enrolled in a Coun­selling Mas­ters Degree, grad­u­at­ing with a Mas­ter in Pas­toral Coun­selling (M.Th) in 1983.

In 1982, Wayne opened a Pri­vate Coun­selling Prac­tice in Ontario. His inter­est in Zen, cou­pled with his fer­vent belief in self-respon­si­bil­i­ty, has led him to devel­op a style of coun­selling he calls “Zen Body­work Psy­chother­a­py.” Com­bin­ing Body and Breath­work, dia­log and teach­ing, Wayne’s approach allows his clients the opti­mum oppor­tu­ni­ty for per­son­al growth and insight.

Wayne retired in 2013.

Wayne also worked with exec­u­tives and whole depart­ments of major Cana­di­an cor­po­ra­tions. His apti­tude for teach­ing con­flict res­o­lu­tion, clear com­mu­ni­ca­tion, and per­son­al self-respon­si­bil­i­ty has won him kudos from all involved.

Wayne has devot­ed much time and effort to help­ing non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tions. From deliv­er­ing keynote address­es to con­duct­ing train­ing for vol­un­teers work­ing in Wom­en’s Shel­ters, Wayne is known for being able to quick­ly and effort­less­ly cut to the heart of the mat­ter, bring­ing both encour­age­ment and chal­lenge to his audience.

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