Paul Hedderman has been involved with the recovery community since 1988, and has been leading workshops and holding talks for many years to shake off our ego-induced hysteria of self-importance.
Paul Hedderman, a New York native, has lived in the Bay area, California for over 20 years. He is an integral part of the AA community offering mentorship and teaching to several local communities. He invites the addict to go beyond the 12 step program to experience deeper and more sustained healing.
A recovered addict of 24 years and spiritual teacher, Paul operates from a non-dual perspective, the crux of which is that there is no such thing as a separate self-sustaining entity or being. He describes his offering as an invitation to help others understand the root of human suffering, namely, the addiction to self or 'selfing'.
In his talks Paul outlines the basic mechanisms of the psyche that cause and perpetuate selfing and point listeners to ways out of this very subtle trapping of the mind. Like many teachers, he finds spiritual practices to be more bondage, since everything we do has the word "my" preceding it. My practice, my relationship — it all revolves around a self which will vanish. As a result of this letting go of self you will be able to 'travel lighter' and experience a more sustained degree of happiness and fulfillment in your life. Paul conveys the invitation with a highly charged and captivating enthusiasm and delivers his message with directness and intensity.
Paul is often invited overseas to speak at conferences and spiritual gatherings.