2017 Professional Development Program for Spiritual Care Practitioners
Date Posted: 12-Apr-2017
We are welcoming month-by-month registrations for our Professional Development Program for Spiritual Care Practitioners. All information is available on our website.
Click here for more information and registration forms.
Sixth Session - Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 9.30am at Caufield Hospital.
Topic: Intercommunity Approaches to Mental Health and Spiritual Care
Listening for the voice of love in a world of many voices… In this presentation John will aim to explore the challenges faced by people living with mental health
issues and how these can impact on their sense of self and their spirituality. For many there is an inner conflict that needs to be voiced and some type of healing or acceptance found. As pastoral carers, how are we able to support people living with mental health issues in their journey? In this presentation John will share his experiences of working in a mental health facility and the knowledge gained through listening to the stories and experiences of those who have allowed him to journey with them. Jenny will build upon the theme of the internalised battle between good and evil in the Book of Revelations from the Christian tradition and which John will have explored in Part 1 of this presentation. Jenny will share stories and parables from the sacred texts of other faith traditions to help illustrate this universal human struggle. This will be a timely and thought provoking exploration that supports our work in diverse and multi-faith communities.
Presenters: Jenny Greenham, Mental Health Leader at Spiritual Health Victoria
John Adamsons, Mental Health Spiritual Care Practitioner at St Vincent’s Public Hospital.
Please click here for more information about the full year’s program.
To register: Please click here for the annual registration form, or click here for a single month registration form. These are to be filled in and to be returned to our Education Officer, Shinen Wong: email@example.com.