Aging Grace~Fully – November 5

Mercy Conference and Retreat Center welcomes

The Program for Psychology & Religion

at St. Louis Behavior Medicine Institute:


November 5, 2018

Time: Registration: 8:30a.m. / Workshop: 9:00a.m.- 3:30p.m. (Lunch provided at Noon)

Who should attend: This workshop is intended for clergy and ministers, skilled nursing & home health care staff, hospice workers, and all individuals who are engaged in spiritual growth as we age.

Together we will:

  • Explore what it means to age grace-fully
  • Integrate spirituality into our human development
  • Utilize a holistic approach to aging “full of grace”
  • Design approaches to accentuate strengths in those we serve

In western medicine there can be an unconscious emphasis on pathologizing the aging process, identifying and diagnosing what is wrong with us. Too often many of us focus on what is lost as we age, and we overlook what is found. Utilizing what it means to be “full of grace” we will create new understandings and design dynamic connections with our bodies, emotions, relationships, and spirituality.  During our time together, we will focus on both self-enrichment and enriching the lives of others through dialogue, engagement, and activities.

About our Presenter: Gary U. Behrman, PhD, MSW, M.Div., LCSW  is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Saint Louis University (SLU) Schools of Allied Health, Public Health, and Medicine Dr. Behrman is regionally recognized for his expertise as a presenter, clinician, educator, and consultant. His research and publications explore trauma recovery theory from multiple forms of abuse and the role of spirituality in creating healthy aging. He currently has a private practice in Kirkwood MO.

Cost: $60.00: includes a buffet lunch and handouts as well as a certificate of attendance.
Registration required by Noon on Oct. 31

To Register for the Program:

Click here to Print our registration form and pay with a check by mail.

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If you have questions regarding the online registration process, please contact Sandy Meyer at 314.966.4686 or