CE Professional Group Learning Track
Transforming Suffering While Caring for Others
Emotional and spiritual pain impacts our health and well-being as much as physical illness. Growing research from the health care sciences points to measurable benefits when the underlying causes of suffering are diagnosed and responded to. This series offers lessons and simple practices for choosing healing attitudes in the face of illness and suffering. Total person wellness always includes a sense of meaning, hope, healthy relationships and the capacity for forgiveness. These same qualities are the antidotes to emotional suffering and spiritual pain. Here are some important ways that caregivers and those we care for can become medicine for each other.
Lesson One: SUFFERING
Ways that healing is always possible even when curing is not
Lesson Two: MEANING
Exploring the relationship between clear meaning and wellness
Lesson Three: FORGIVENESS
The power of letting go is essential for well-being and recovery
Lesson Four: RELATEDNESS
Learning how to relate to sickness and suffering in new ways
Lesson Five: HOPE
Asking courageous questions in the face of life’s greatest challenges
Each Soul & Science Lesson offers a three step ACT Learning Group Process designed for a minimum hour-long meeting. Before each of the steps, the group should revisit their agreements as a way of creating a safe space for exploration and learning.