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For chaplains, counselors, pastors, social workers, and other caregivers working from a mind-body-spirit perspective.

For non-professionals, to help congregations or organizations facilitate the development of spiritual care teams.

UPCOMING COURSES

Walking the Path of Healing: MentschStix for Meaning in a Pandemic

Facilitator: Rabbi Gaylia R. Rooks, D. Min. Target audience: Chaplains, counselors, caregivers, clergy, and the curious. This spiritually based interfaith program is geared toward believers, agnostics, atheists, and those who refuse to be pigeonholed. Overview:  Walking the Path of Meaning These ...
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Overcoming Secondary Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice

Course begins January 10th. A three-week book study: “Overcoming Secondary Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice: A Guide to Professional Resilience and Personal Well-Being.” Robert Wicks & Gloria Donnelly View Course Details (You will be prompted to join or login ...
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Preparing for Christmas: Daily Meditations for Advent

Course begins December 1st. “Preparing for Christmas: Daily Meditations for Advent” for our Christian friends Facilitated by Rick Underwood, D. Min., Oates Institute, ED (Note) We are awaiting permission to print these meditations. Each day a meditation will be shared ...
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Nurturing Silence in a Noisy Heart: Caring for Self While Caring for Others Without Losing Your Minds

Course begins August 27th. This presentation will be offered as a live, virtual session and recorded for viewing for those who cannot attend the live session. The live session will occur on the 27th and an email discussion among participants and facilitator ...
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The Use of Self in Pastoral Care

Course begins August 17th. Participants will review best practice resources and share experiences in the use of self in providing spiritual care. 12 hours of Continuing Education       View Course Details (You will be prompted to join or login ...
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Best Practices for Medical Staff Support

Course begins July 13th. This seminar will offer suggestions for medical staff support and invite sharing of best practices. 12 hours of Continuing Education   View Course Details (You will be prompted to join or login to take the course)
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Walking the Path of Healing: MentschStix for Meaning in a Pandemic

Facilitator: Rabbi Gaylia R. Rooks, D. Min. Target audience: Chaplains, counselors, caregivers, clergy, and the curious. This spiritually based interfaith program is geared toward believers, agnostics, atheists, and those who refuse to be pigeonholed. Overview:  Walking the Path of Meaning These…

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JOIN US AT THE OATES INSTITUTE

You’re entering a unique global learning community for spiritual and pastoral care. Here, you’ll find colleagues, collaborators, and facilitators committed to exploring the integration of spirituality, psychology, medicine, and ethics. You’ll delve into relevant topical research. Learn practical strategies you can implement. And grow professionally and personally, earning continuing education credits.

For more than 20 years, the Oates Institute has offered thought provoking online seminars presented by facilitators who challenge and inspire, often leading discussions into new and uncharted areas as we collectively work to raise the standard of spiritual care. We invite you to explore our website and our offerings and see how you can bring new dimensions to the spiritual care you provide.