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Course

Creating a Caring Presence

Spiritual Caregivers are constantly called on to provide a caring presence with persons in all kinds of life events. In facing the stress of everyday ministry, it is helpful from time to time to review our reasons for serving others, and revisit what it means to provide a consistence caring presence. This seminar will enable new spiritual caregivers move deeper in their ministry to others. Furthermore, the more seasoned pastoral caregiver might use the collaborative learning experience as a way to deepen their understanding and skills.

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REGISTER BY: November 6, 2018

SCHEDULED TO BEGIN:  November 13, 2018

Facilitated by experienced spiritual caregivers

Spiritual Caregivers are constantly called on to provide a caring presence with persons in all kinds of life events. In facing the stress of everyday ministry, it is helpful from time to time to review our reasons for serving others, and revisit what it means to provide a consistence caring presence. This seminar will enable new spiritual caregivers move deeper in their ministry to others. Furthermore, the more seasoned pastoral caregiver might use the collaborative learning experience as a way to deepen their understanding and skills.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand and practice foundational skills for providing a caring presence
  • Reflect on the theological / spiritual / theoretical perspectives of providing care for others
  • Recognize the importance of offering a caring presence
  • Provide enhanced listening skills for listening in deeper ways, from different perspectives
  • Shift the focus of caring from doing to being
  • Learn to hear the “language of tears”

Resources:

  • A Primer in Pastoral Care, Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner
  • Listening and Caring Skills, John Savage
  • Select videos