This is the second of four workshops providing the historical and theoretical foundation for the Anamcara. Each of the study units is grounded in the contemporary health care sciences and is inspired by the great spiritual traditions and collective wisdom learned from the dying.
Participants study in-depth the time-tested primary diagnoses of spiritual pain: forgiveness, relatedness, meaning, and hope. Through a series of case studies as well as reflecting on personal experience, traditional and contemporary modes of inner healing are applied to pastoral practice. The result is an enhanced ability to recognize and celebrate the final gifts of growth and transformation revealed at the end of life.
What you can expect from this program:
- Experimentation with each of the four spiritual pain scales: hope, meaning, forgiveness, and relatedness pain.
- Examination of the relationship between ethical and religious-based decision making.
- Study of the current understanding of 'religious abuse' as a critical factor for some patients in coming to peace at the end of life.
- Reflection on the correlation between the traditional stages of human development and the stages of faith development, especially as it impacts end-of-life care and bereavement issues.
- Define, compare, and contrast personal modes of pastoral practice with alternative modes of therapeutic presence.
Module Two includes mailings of special ritual packets to each participant. Please be sure to include your current mailing address when registering. It could take up to a couple of weeks to receive your packet in the mail, sometimes more depending on where you live, so be sure to register early if possible as online registration will close two weeks prior to the program on January 21, 2022.
For questions regarding late registration, please call (541) 383-4179.