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Religions can sway from their intent

When Religion Gets Sick (Book Study)

Starting May 11th. When Religion Gets Sick, written by Dr. Wayne Oates, is widely regarded as one of the classics. "Sick religion" is defined by Dr. Oates as one that "hinders the basic functions of life." In this book he ...
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Heart to Heart: Spiritual Care Through Deep Listening, Facilitator, Clare Biedenharn, D. Min., BCC

Course begins May 11 The COVID-19 crisis has strained all facets of health care, and creative solutions to problems have emerged. A hospital study with critical care nurses indicated that intentional use of a proven and effective listening model positively ...
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Research 101

Course begins March 16 The facilitator is Rick Underwood, M. Div., D. Min., M.S. Certified chaplains are required to take CEUs in research.  Many outstanding clinical chaplains have not had training in reading and understanding empirical research much less training ...
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Through Dangerous Terrain: A Guide for Trauma-Informed Pastoral Leadership in Times of Threat – a book study led by the author, Jennifer Baldwin, PhD.

Course begins March 16 The facilitator is Jennifer Baldwin, PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor, ACS, CIFST, BC-TMH Jennifer Baldwin, PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor, ACS, CIFST, BC-TMH, author of Through Dangerous Terrain: A Guide for Trauma-Sensitive Pastoral Leadership in Times of Threat.  – ...
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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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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.