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Event Title: Spirituality, Religion and Self-Care
Organization: Wilfrid Laurier University, Faculty of Social Work Professional Development
Date of Event: March 06, 2018 to March 06, 2018 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 120 Duke Street West
Kitchener, Ontario, N2H 3W8
Postal Code: N2H 3W8
Contact: Jade Squire
519-884-0710 x5234
Audience: Health Care Professionals, Volunteers
Category: Workshop

(Cost: $175) Dying, death and bereavement are universal experiences that call us into profound connection with questions of meaning, purpose and the human spirit. And yet for those both within and without traditional religious orthodoxy, questions of spirituality in death and grief are often marginalized, with death being managed as a primarily medical event. How do we place the personal and transpersonal aspects of dying and grieving back in the centre of the experience? And how do we tend to our own deepest selves as we sit with suffering? In this interactive one-day workshop we will explore ways of relating to and reclaiming soulfulness in end of life and bereavement care, both for our clients and ourselves. Through experiential, non-denominational practices of presence, reflection and inquiry, we will explore our own spiritual and/or religious orientation in working with the dying and bereaved, the art of bearing witness, practices to support meaning-making with the dying and bereaved​, ways of working with other worldviews, and how to care for ourselves as we carry the work of being with dying.

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