“The world was always my stage, and I smiled on the outside while I cried on the inside. I have learned that silence is the enemy of recovery, and that my voice is my greatest tool.” - Allan Kehler

Allan Kehler

Addictions, Stress Management and Mental Health Expert

Allan Kehler empowers his audiences and is a highly sought-after keynote speaker. He has gained national attention for his engaging style and captivating approach. Allan is one of Canada’s leading experts on stress, mental health and addictions. He spent most of his career working as an addictions counselor, clinical case manager, and instructor at several colleges. Kehler continues to help those who suffer from addictions as an addictions, mental health and trauma therapist. Allan Kehler has delivered hundreds of presentations in Canada. As a result, he gained national attention for his engaging style and captivating approach in his presentations. Allan is a proud member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS).

Allan Kehler has experienced first-hand the lifelong effects of mental illness and substance abuse. These experiences taught him valuable life lessons that have guided Allan on a path of success. His commitment and understandings to the lifelong process of recovery enables him to equip audiences with invaluable tools. In addition, he shares how one university professor changed his life through a simple process. This relationship was key to Allan’s success and recovery. Allan Kehler identifies that social circumstance are especially relevant, but individual choice is what leads down a positive or negative path. As a result, Allan Kehler understands that personal choice directly impacts the first steps to recovery and and achieving health.

Kehler’s message demonstrates how to create a safe, compassionate, and supportive environment to addresses mental illness and substance abuse in all individual and group environments. Allan delivers practical solutions to identify and develop strategies to create an accepting workplace culture and company policies. He also helps individuals effectively identify stress, mental health and addictive behaviours within themselves and those around them. Most of all, he will identify the “what to dos” and “what not to dos” when dealing with these issues with working and personal relationships.

Allan Kehler has spent years working as an addictions counselor, clinical case manager, and instructor at several colleges. Furthermore, Allan Kehler is a best-selling author of three books, with Stepping Out from the Shadows: A Guide to Understanding & Healing from Addictions, being incorporated into college curricula. Because of his personal experience and expertise, numerous national magazines have published Allan’s work. He has been interviewed featured on several television and radio programs including Global News Network, CBC and OMNI TV.

Allan currently lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with his beautiful wife, four boys, two dogs, and cat. His genuine appreciation and passion for the First Nations culture has led to his current position as an instructor at the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies.

Topic Presentations

We live in a fast-paced society with a seemingly endless list of demands. Life will naturally bring us stress, but the key is moving forward so that it doesn’t impact other areas of our lives. Allan draws on his personal and professional experiences, leaving you inspired to persevere through your personal challenges rather than avoid or escape them. You will be encouraged to take an honest look at what lies beneath pain, and be provided with the tools to heal through a holistic approach. Allan Kehler will facilitate audience members to participate in an interactive quiz and an entertaining game of Pie Face. You will walk away from this session with wellness strategies that are applicable in both your personal and professional life.

Potential Learner Outcomes:


  • Identify key signs of stress in both self and others

  • Understand the relationship that exists between stress and performance

  • Discover how trauma changes the way our system reacts and responds to stress

  • Review strategies that promote both personal and professional wellness

Countless employees remain silent about their personal challenges because they fear judgement, or that their disclosure may prevent them from moving up the company ladder. And while many individuals have great intentions of assisting others in the workplace who are displaying signs of distress, many fear saying or doing the wrong thing.

Allan Kehler will reveal how to respectfully approach employees. Nobody needs to be fixed, but the value of being seen and heard is immeasurable. Through interactive activities, Allan ensures that all participants walk away with an increased understanding of mental illness, addictions, and suicide.

Find out what can happen in workplaces when judgement and stigma is replaced with compassion – reduced accidents, enhanced productivity, less turnover and heightened team morale are all possible.

Potential Learner Outcomes:


  • Develop a deeper understanding of mental illness and addictions, and the impact it has on individuals, the workplace, and society as a whole

  • Identify key signs and symptoms of mental illness and addictions

  • Provide support and expertise with respect to managing people who are experiencing personal challenges

  • Discover how to create a work culture of compassion

The profession of teaching comes with a seemingly endless list of demands. This chosen career combined with life itself will naturally bring challenges and stress, but the key is moving forward so that it doesn’t impact other areas of your life.

Drawing from various hands-on activities, Allan inspires individuals to persevere through their personal challenges rather than avoid or escape them. He challenges people to take an honest look at what lies beneath their pain, and provides the tools to heal through a holistic approach. He encourages wellness by sharing strategies that are applicable in both individuals’ personal and professional lives.

Through an interactive quiz and an entertaining game of Pie Face, Allan ensures that all participants walk away with an increased understanding of stress. When both teachers and students are able to effectively manage their stress, it creates a more conducive environment for learning to take place.

Potential Learner Outcomes:


  • Create a classroom environment that identifies and combats stress

  • Understand the relationship that exists between stress and performance

  • Provide support and expertise with respect to managing students who are experiencing personal challenges

  • Navigate through various handouts and activities that can be used in both the classroom setting and at home

Countless students are in pain, and many are uncertain how to manage this pain. As a result, some individuals turn to substance abuse, self-harm, or even suicide. Sadly, many students are suffering in silence. A smile can appear on the outside while they are in pain on the inside. For years, this was Allan.

A university professor saw beneath Allan’s mask, and changed his entire life through a simple process. Allan shares this approach in his message, and reassures his audience that nobody needs to be fixed, but that the value of being seen and heard is immeasurable.

Drawing from personal and professional experiences, Allan explains what drives people to engage in destructive behaviors. He identifies key signs, reveals methods of intervention, and shares powerful activities that he has used in his classrooms for years. Through an interactive quiz, Allan ensures that all participants walk away with an increased understanding of these prevalent issues.

Potential Learner Outcomes:


  • Recognize key signs and symptoms of substance abuse, self-harm, and suicide

  • Discover what drives individuals to engage in destructive behaviours

  • Understand a non-invasive approach to address students who are in distress

  • Create a healthy classroom environment where students feel comfortable asking for what they need


 

Adolescence is a challenging time, and some individuals struggle to build the tools and foundations to manage their pain. As a result, some engage destructive behaviours such as substance abuse, self harm and violence.  When left without an any foreseeable option, this can even lead to incarceration or suicide. While a smile can appear on the outside, many are in pain on the inside. For years this was Allan.

Through a fun and interactive quiz, Allan ensures that all students walk away with an increased understanding of addictions, stress and mental wellness. Drawing from personal and proffesional experiences, Allan clearly explains why individuals act on destructive behaviours in the first place. He inspires students to take an honest look at what lies beneath theri pain, and provides the tools to heal through a holistic approach.

Allan encourages adolescents to make their own choices, understanding that they must face the consequences that come with their actions. Without preaching, Allan conveys a strong message of hope and empowers people to use their voices in times of need.

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Goodbye Stress. Hello Life!

We live in a fast-paced society with a seemingly endless list of demands. Life naturally brings its share of challenges and stress-the key is moving forward so that it doesn’t impact the other areas of your life. It has been said that the greatest challenge in life is discovering who we are. The next test is being happy with what we find. Drawing from personal and professional experiences, Allan inspires you to persevere through your personal challenges rather than avoid them. He empowers you to take an honest look at what lies beneath your stressors, and provides the tools to hear through a holistic approach. You will be inspired to stop existing and start living for you. This is YOUR journey. You will be empowered to take back control and create a life of peace and happiness no matter what surrounds you.

Stepping Out From the Shadows: A Guide to Understanding & Healing from Addictions

Are you experiencing a loss of control around your own personal substance use? Do you currently know a loved one who is struggling with addictions, self-injurious behaviors, or suicide? Do you find yourself feeling lost or helpless about the situation? Education is the greatest tool to assist in your time of need. Whether you are going through addictions personally, or have been observing a loved one struggle with addictions, this book will guide you. You will learn the tools that will allow you to take your power back, and regain control over your own life. There is always hope, and a new life awaits that is free from chaos and uncertainty.

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