This workshop provides a rare experience of transformational learning, interactive processes and sacred rituals for navigating the grief journey. Participants will be led to deeper healing by moving toward an internal shift rather than focusing on external events. We do this through guided meditation and gentle body work, along with ritual and ceremony, which gives form to the formless and converts unseen healing energies into practical tools. Through guided visualizations, story sharing and sacred ceremony, you will learn to transmute trauma and grief into new forms of love, acceptance and spiritual awareness by embracing a sacred perspective in which grief can be viewed as a gift of growth rather than a meaningless tragedy. For more information, visit www.SpiritualityandGrief.com
This presentation is designed for nurses, chaplains, social workers, physicians, counselors and others who work with death, grief or trauma.
As spiritual care care providers, we may at times be invited into conversations with patients or family members that addresses religious views on death and the afterlife. Meeting people “where they are” in terms of belief systems is a delicate art that requires patience, wisdom and skill. How do we offer compassionate listening and support for beliefs that may not resonate with our own? How can we honor the other person’s reality fully and lovingly, without imposing our own views and biases?
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We know we're supposed to forgive, but have we ever been given any actual techniques for doing so? Most people believe that forgiveness means condoning or accepting transgressions that have been committed against us by others. But when viewed with Divine eyes, one realizes that there are no "others" in the universe.
Based on the understanding that we create our experiences on earth according to the lessons sought by our souls, this workshop explores the energies of judgment, fear, projection and attachment that cause us to experience spiritual pain and the illusion that we are separate from the Divine. Using guided visualization, interactive exercises, storytelling and ritual, we'll work with higher guidance to assist us in "un-judging" ourselves and others. By releasing blame and re-framing fear-based beliefs, a new form of forgiveness can emerge in which there are no victims and no perpetrators... only souls journeying together on a path to wisdom and awareness. Click HERE for more info.
If you are a professional or personal caregiver for someone who is dying, or if you are facing your own end-of-life process, this workshop will provide you with the practical tools you’ll need to create a sacred dying experience. In this full-day workshop, you will learn how to:
. Assist the soul to separate from the body
. Work with family systems and issues
. Create meaningful rituals
. Experience consciousness beyond the body
. Incorporate teachings from ancient traditions
. Design your own deathbed scenario
This workshop is designed for clinicians and caregivers who work closely with death and bereavement. As clinicians, especially in situations where death is unexpected, we often have little time to regain our composure after dealing with trauma and tragic loss. We may be skilled at comforting the family, but how do we comfort -- and heal-- ourselves?
Attendees will learn self-care techniques and mystical rituals to help process the grief we experience as professionals in clinical settings when a patient dies and the family suffers.
Below you'll find descriptions of several different presentations that can be customized for a variety of different formats, from a 30-minute lecture to a full-day or weekend workshop.
The presentations listed here are designed for end-of-life professionals, counselors, social workers and chaplains who work with death, loss, trauma and bereavement, but may also be of interest to spiritual seekers, bereaved individuals and practitioners of energy medicine.
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