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Registration Open for Compassion Fatigue Virtual Symposium

Wayne E. Oates Institute, Compassion Fatigue Virtual Symposium - Registration Deadline: February 8, 2021 An Online Symposium presented by Oates Institute, comprising 8 live one-hour presentations by multidisciplinary speakers. REGISTER HERE WHEN:February 9, 2021 – February 23, 2021 Purpose: To engage ...
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Setting and Accomplishing Goals

Overview: Join Tommy Tredway in a discussion about Goal Setting. In this session, we will cover: S.M.A.R.T. goals Habits and Systems to accomplish goals Neuro-Linquistic Programing (NLP) approaches to goal setting The psychology of goals Accountability partners Reward systems for ...
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An Advent Reflection Group Using “Low: An Honest Advent Devotional” by John Pavlovitz

Overview: Begins, Dec. 1st and runs through the month of Dec. – Join us in process “Let’s be honest about Advent: American culture forces many of us to put on a happy face, to pretend we’re merry when we’re frustrated ...
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Hanukkah: What Every Spiritual Care Professional Needs to Know

Overview: Join Rabbi Gaylia Rooks as she makes a brief presentation about the meaning and practice of Hanukkah with time for Q & A. There will be an AM and PM session on Dec. 8th or 9th, time TBA. Rabbi ...
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Caring: Six Steps for Effective Pastoral Conversations, a book study by the author, Dr. Denise Massey

Overview: Spiritual Caregivers have been challenged as never before to be able to have compassionate conversations with persons struggling with all kinds of issues. Dr. Massey’s book is a straight forward process that is easy to remember and practice in ...
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The Use of Humor in Counseling and Therapy

Facilitator: Peter Wong Course Overview Humor has existed since the beginning of humankind. If used appropriately, humor can enhance the effectiveness of counseling and therapy. We will begin with exploring the basic theories related to humor and its functions in ...
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