The Impact of Suffering: Pathways to Restoration – May 11th

May 11, Check-in: 8:30, Program 9:00am-4:00pm
Whether major or minor, difficult, painful and traumatic events happen in each of our lives. We are often told to look for the silver lining in the situation to dissipate the pain. Yet, despite positive thinking, the effects of our suffering remain. Missing the signals we are getting from our bodies, we often reinforce the message with “should have” and “would have” thinking, allowing feelings of guilt to stifle the healing process. This workshop will help us will identify and explore the psychosomatic effects of experiencing pain. It will also teach skills and compassionate methods for our own emotional, physical and spiritual restoration and healing.

This workshop is designed for all who would like to increase their awareness and learn these skills, whether for personal or professional reasons.

Cost: $60, includes lunch
Led by: Sister Jean Abbott, CSJ, MSW.
r. Jean is a Sister of St. Joseph, a therapist, and an expert in working with victims of trauma. She has worked extensively with immigrants and refugees, especially those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder &she founded the Center for Survivors of Torture &War Trauma. (UMSL School of Social Work is collaborating with us by offering 5 Contact Hours for this workshop for an additional $50.)

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