Healing the Healers Module IV: Transforming Spiritual Suffering
This is the fourth 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 take previous courses to a deeper level of personal integration. The meaning of life and death, compassion, and caring are explored in a nurturing environment. Based on lessons that the dying teach the living, this retreat format allows for ample reflection on the meaning of end-of-life ministry. Exercises include meditation, life-priorities evaluation, and self-care skills for maintaining a centered, professional presence.
What you can expect from this program:
-Study and some personal experience with some of the different principles and techniques of 'energy work' by using bio-feedback mechanisms as a means of assisting a patient's state of physical and emotional well-being.
-Experimentation with two guided visualization formats for the 'healing of memories.'
-Exploration of the ethical dimensions of end-of-life caregiving as impact the long-term emotional and spiritual lives of professional caregivers.
-Examination of the distinction between caregiver burnout and fatigue as well as other practical antidotes to stress.
-Exposure to basic theory and techniques related to Jungian dream analysis, particularly as it relates to emotional and spiritual pain at the end of life.
-Discussion of basic rights and obligations [including legal prescriptions] regarding body ‘aftercare,’ burial, memorial services, and grief support for extended family systems.
Friday, November 17th, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Mountain Time
Saturday, November 18th, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Mountain Time
Sunday, November 19th, 8:00 am - 11:00 am Mountian Time
Audit Price: $80 US Dollars
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ONLINE PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
Every participant of Sacred Art of Living Community’s online programs is required to have an adequate internet connection and appropriate equipment for a Zoom meeting/webinar. This allows for each participant to be seen and heard by their fellow participants as well as the Leadership Team during our highly interactive programs. It is not allowed to simply attend a workshop anonymously (i.e. with muted video and audio).
Participants are also required to be present in an appropriate, stationary space with access to audio and visual privacy as needed. Driving or riding in a vehicle during a program is unsuitable to the integrity of the workshop and the quality of your experience and the experience of your fellow participants.
Full participation in these workshops is required. This includes participation in the interactive breakout sessions and small group exercises that are part of each program.
We highly recommend, if at all possible, to join our online programs with a laptop or desktop computer to allow for optimal viewing and participation. A working camera and microphone are also essential. In our experience iPads, Tablets, and smartphones tend to greatly inhibit the overall experience for participants.