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Rev. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., explores how a faith-based response can foster healing over time.
Traumatic events have a lasting impact on individuals and faith communities, and healing is often a long and difficult process. We are called as a Church to care for those who are suffering, but how do we respond effectively in times of crisis? Rev. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., discusses the spiritual impact of trauma and explores how a faith-based response can foster healing over time.
Learn about the emotional and spiritual impact of trauma on caregivers;
Identify strategies for working more effectively with populations that have experienced trauma; and
Explore how Catholic spiritual theology can promote resiliency and healing for trauma survivors.
Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.
How can we engender hope in community?
What is my own experience of trauma? How does that impact my role as caregiver?
How have I learned to make sense of suffering as it relates to my own faith?
Rev. Gerard Fieldhouse-Byrne, D.Min., examines what the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches about celibate chastity and applies it to our understanding of human freedom and healthy sexual integration.
Rev. Joseph Chalmers, O.Carm., explores ways to keep the psychological and the spiritual in balance when the stresses of daily ministry threaten to overwhelm.
Maria Kereshi, Psy.D., explores the impact of stress on our physical and emotional health.
Kathleen R. Toellner, Psy.D., explores ways to proactively assist individuals dealing with dementia in a community setting.
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