Irish Programmes

Art of Living & Dying Workshop Series

Module 4 Workshop: Transforming Spiritual Suffering

This is the fourth of four modules providing the historical and theoretical foundation for the Anamcara. Each of the study modules 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 programme:

-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 visualisations 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 sufffering 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.

Programme Information:

Friday, 21 May 18.00-21.00
Saturday, 22 May 13.00-19.00
Sunday, 23 May 13.00-16.00
This six-month programme includes the workshop followed by five Circle of Trust© study group sessions

Programme Tuition: €355

Discounts available for groups of three or more. Please email for more details.

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