“You have helped me more in one hour than all the months I’ve been with my psychiatrist and grief counselor”.
A church member spoke these words as we ended our time together.
All I did was suggest a way to position his body
and breathe with him in an intentional pattern that was prayer.
we can see the difficulties of being human
especially right now . . .
As we fluctuate between
a never-ending infusion of stress pumping, hyper-vigilance
a hide-in-a-cave, falling into helplessness, hopelessness
many places in between . . .
Our faith story can give perspective and meaning
but there are also stories of our
bodies and nervous systems
that are woven into our experiences.
We know that change, resilience and healing take place through:
Somatic(body) Intelligence — Health — Spiritual Practices
Made possible for Pastors and Chaplains through a
Mental Health Ministries Grant from PCUSA.
- Enjoy a supportive community with intentional rhythm, laughter and learning form a variety of proven resources which are effective in increasing resilience and health.
- Dive into the fascinating world of neurobiology and its’ influences on health and experiences of life, with relevance to current issues such as anti-racism, divisions, individual and communal grief, trauma and prayer.
- Develop and integrate tools with spiritual practices and strategize how these tools can be used in your communities.
Opening Retreat: January 24th, 1pm through January 25th, 3pm.
- Followed by monthly, one day Retreats — February to June, 8-4pm, days to be determined by participants.
- Cost: up to $150 for supplies (list to follow upon registration. you may already have some).
- In between retreats, there will be optional opportunities for small group check-in, spiritual direction and embodied practice.
- Please invite other clergy friends/minister colleagues in other Presbyterian/Denominations
- Sign up by January 10th