Thursday, September 25, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sleep Inn and Suites Conference Center
5872 33rd Ave. Eau Claire, WI (715-874-2900)
With the increasing interest in integrative and holistic approaches to healing and well-being, a critical element in treating the whole person is recognizing the role and importance of their faith and spirituality in their lives.
Developing research points to exciting, cutting-edge and evidence-based developments regarding the convergence of brain science and the role faith and spirituality play in healing and well-being. Studies have shown that faith practice can positively influence the entire mind-body system, increasing the ability to improve emotions, behaviors, and overall health and well-being.
Knowing how to inquire and effectively utilize spiritual outlook is fast becoming a necessary tool for clinicians across the helping spectrum. This workshop will:
- Introduce you to current trends and recent research, and the various approaches concerning the healing benefits of faith, prayer, spirituality and mindfulness upon body, mind and soul.
- Help you explore various faith spirituality assessment tools and identify ways to use them in your own practice.
- Provide a safe and non-judgmental environment to explore your own faith and spirituality and learn how it can positively influence your practice.
Goals and Objectives
- Discuss the research that points to the importance of addressing faith and spirituality in the healing process.
- Identify two assessment tools that help the client discern how their faith and spirituality can help in their healing and well-being.
- Develop skills to implement faith and spiritual assessment tools in your clinical setting.
- Evaluate your own faith / spiritual influences when working with clients / patients.
- Increase your comfort in incorporating faith and spirituality discussions with clients and colleagues.
- Evaluate ethical concerns when addressing faith and spirituality concerns with clients.
Who Should Attend
Clergy, counselors, nurses, nursing home administrators, social workers, case managers, psychologists, physicians, funeral directors, marriage and family therapists and caregivers.
Thomas Roberts is a Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist in private practice (Innerchange Counseling) in Onalaska, WI. He has more than 35 years of experience in clinical psychotherapy and his own personal Zen Buddhist practice. Over the past 25 years, Thomas has become a leader in the fields of mind-body healing, clinical hypnotherapy and mindfulness. He has worked in a variety of settings from inpatient addiction treatment programs to his present private practice, where he specializes in hypnotherapy and mindfulness therapy with particular emphasis on developing and presenting his unique approach to mind-body healing. He is the author of The Mindfulness Workbook: A Beginners Guide to Overcoming Fear and Embracing Compassion (New Harbinger Press, 2009).
Thomas is a past adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin, as well at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, where he taught upper level and graduate classes in Mindfulness and Recovery, Spirituality and Healing, Positive Psychology and mind-body / integrative approaches to healing. He is a visiting lecturer and the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse where he teaches a class in integrative approaches to healing.
CEUs | Contact Hours
Professionals following the MPSW Code will receive seven (7) continuing education hours for the workshop. This program is pending approval by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).
The registration fee of $119 per person includes workshop instruction, materials, lunch and light refreshments.
EVENING PUBLIC PROGRAM
A Harbor in the Storm: The Power of Spirituality in Our Health, Healing and Well-Being
Presented by The Healing Place
Thursday, September 25, 2014 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
With the increasing interest in integrative and holistic approaches to healing and well-being, recognizing the role and importance of faith / spirituality has become a critical element in treating the whole person. Studies have shown that faith practice can positively influence the entire mind-body system, thus increasing the ability to improve emotions, behaviors and overall health and well-being.
Join us for a talk that will introduce you to current trends, recent research and the various approaches concerning the healing benefits of faith, prayer, spirituality and medication / mindfulness upon body, mind and soul.
Who Should Attend: Anyone interested in spirituality, health and healing is welcome.
This program is open to the public at no charge. For location and registration information please contact Amy at the Healing Place, Amy.Segerstrom@hshs.org or (715) 717-6028.