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February Seminars Now Open for Registration
Letter from Executive Director/Your INPUT
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February 2017 Seminars Now Open for Registration

February is a great time to focus on Continuing Education. We’ve got a great line up for this month, and hope you are able to take advantage of it. Unless otherwise indicated, all seminars begin on Feb. 14th. To register for seminars, members may just send an email to [email protected]; Non-members may pay for a one-time registration ($95) or purchase a membership.

Book Study on Dropping the Struggle: Seven Ways to Love the Life You Have, Roger Housden – Facilitated by Trish Matthews. Is it possible to fully accept, even love, the life you have? Is it possible to drop the struggle to make yourself and your life different? Read More.

The Power to Bless, Facilitated by Dale Buffington

Spiritual Caregiving and Moral Injury, based on Rita Brock’s book, Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury after War, and other resources. Moral Injury is best described as the pain that resultsw from damage to a person’s moral foundation. Read more.

Resilience in Spiritual Caregivers: How to Evaluate and Nurture It Within Ourselves. Marcia Marino returns to lead this seminar she created. Spiritual caregivers interact on an almost daily basis with crisis, trauma, loss, death, and for some—violence. During our professional training, we received support from clinical supervisors and groups with whom we shared our daily clinical experiences. Read more.

Letter from the Executive Director

Dear Friends of the Oates Institute,

Your board of directors is meeting this Saturday for its annual strategic planning meeting. You are the reason we exist! We need your input.

Please take a few minutes and send your responses to the following to [email protected]

1. What do you think the top priorities for the OI should be in 2017?
2. What are the strengths of the OI?
3. What are the weaknesses of the OI?
4. What are the opportunities of the OI?
5. What are the threats facing the OI?
6. What does the OI need to do the attract younger members?
7. Other suggestions?

Thank you in advance for your valuable input.

Rick Underwood, Director

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