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2019 PD Program - June

Date Posted: 26-Feb-2019

Professional Development Program (PD Program) for Spiritual Care Practitioners: Education & Supervision
Our fourth PD Program session for 2019 will be held on Wednesday 12 June, from 9.30am onwards at the Mercy Hospital, Werribee. There are a range of options for attendance including individual membership and organisational membership along with Single Month attendance - click here for the full 2019 PD Program Calendar and Presenter Biographical Details.

JUNE TOPIC:  "Shame and guilt in human emotional development" with Rev Dr Peter Bentley, Coordinator of Formation Studies at Wellspring Centre
Emotions such as shame and guilt can operate as guardians and supporters of the soul or its most destructive enemy. This workshop explores the role emotions, such as shame and guilt, play in alerting us to situations that threaten or affirm our wellbeing. These emotions will be examined to identify what are their unique contributions to deepening our self-awareness of their influence on our responses to life.

Peter is married with three adult daughters. After ministering as an ordained minister in a couple of parishes, Peter was appointed Director of the WellSpring Spirituality Centre in 2003. Peter has completed a Master of Arts Degree looking at the use of the Arts in association with spiritual direction in a Creative Retreat context, and a PhD thesis examining spiritual direction formation and a particular approach to formational learning. He currently lectures in postgraduate spiritual direction formation programs through the University of Divinity, Melbourne. He also presents workshops and retreats in Contemplative Practices and the Enneagram. Peter has served as President of the Australian Ecumenical Council for Spiritual Direction and been a member of the Council of Christians and Jews. He has a keen interest in spiritual formation across a range of spiritual and cultural perspectives.

The PD Program is held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at different hospitals between March and November (with a break for the month of July) and features:
*  Guest educators on a diverse range of issues pertinent to spiritual care
*  Afternoon Facilitated Discussion Groups - small groups meet for an hour to discuss the morning education session, and any implications for work practice (optional).
*  Guided prayer and reflection (in keeping with a multi-faith focus)
*  Morning tea and lunch.
For more information phone 8415 1144.  To register as an individual or organisation, please fill in this form and forward to office@spiritualhealth.org.au. For single month registrations fill in this form.

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