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Spiritual Directors International

The Home of Spiritual Companionship

SDI Webinar: Creating Safe Space on the Margins

Date: 
23 August 2016

As spiritual directors, we know the value of sharing our life story as expressed through word and art. For people on the margins, the story is sometimes shared in small broken pieces, but we trust that a beautiful mosaic of life is being created. 

Providing opportunities for men and women recovering from addiction, mental illness, and homelessness to explore their spirituality is a ministry of healing and wholeness. 

Sometimes the greater challenge is learning to work with the agencies and recovery-centered programs. This webinar will offer ways to connect with—and navigate through—the systems that are in place and share curriculum topics that will guide individuals in sharing their story.

Creating Safe Space on the Margins
23 August, 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time; 5:00 p.m. GMT/UTC
23 August, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time; 11:00 p.m. GMT/UTC

The webinar will last one hour and be offered twice to accommodate multiple time zones. SDI aims to make educational programs available for as many people as possible. Calculate the time of each webinar in your local time zone. One CEU credit is available for participants.

The webinar includes meaningful instruction, meditative moments, and practical insights designed to support different learning styles of adult education. Together, we will create a dynamic and inclusive learning environment.

Learning Objectives
This webinar will provide spiritual directors with guidance on approaching social service agencies and recovery-centered programs regarding establishing and facilitating small groups for spiritual wellness or spiritual care.

Participants will:

  • Gain a clearer understanding of the holistic approach to recovery from homelessness, addiction, and mental illness.
  • Learn avenues to connect with the appropriate staff person to set up a spiritual wellness group within a recovery-centered program or shelter.
  • Learn about potential barriers from agencies and possible ways to navigate through them.
  • Hear about curriculum topics used by Reah Ministry for spiritual wellness groups as suggestions for getting started.

Who may join the webinar?
Everyone is invited to participate in SDI Webinars. Learn about technological system requirements and how to connect on the webinar FAQ page.

Are CEUs available?
SDI will provide a certificate of completion for self-reporting to agencies continuing education units (CEUs).

What is the deadline for registration?
Register online before 19 August 2016.

Tuition:
SDI Member Rate USD$18.00
Non-Member Rate USD$25.00

Tuition for webinar participation is non-refundable. All registered participants will receive access to the online recording of the SDI Webinar following the event.

After we receive your registration, you will be sent a confirmation e-mail. Information on how to connect to the webinar including the meeting access number will be sent following the registration deadline. If you unexpectedly are unable to participate live in the webinar, no worries. You will have ongoing access to the recording of the webinar, and the workbook is yours to keep.

What is a webinar? Why participate? Find out more by visiting the webinar FAQ page.

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