Spiritual Practices for Challenging Times
Pre-Conference 4-Hour Workshops ~ Friday, August 19, 2022 – 8:00am to 12:00pm
Workshop Level: Intermediate*
NACC Certification Competencies: ITP3, PIC3, PPS2, PPS6
Anne Kertz Kernion
Owner/Artist, Cards by Anne
About this workshop
COVID-19 changed our world in many ways, creating challenges impacting all of our lives and the lives of those we serve. This presentation will explore a few spiritual practices to support our health and well-being, and ways to share these spiritual practices with others. We will uncover the wisdom of Gratitude, the calm generated with simple Breath exercises, the restorative benefits of appreciating Nature, and the nurturing cultivated through Self-Compassion. Insights from neuroscience and positive psychology will be incorporated into the workshop, as well as opportunities to experience these practices.
As a result of this workshop, participants will:
- Articulate and demonstrate spiritual practices (Taking a Breath, Time in Nature, Self-Compassion, and Gratitude) that bring positive psychological outcomes and enhance our brains, bodies, and souls.
- List the latest in neuroscience research on breath prayer practices (grounded in Catholic theology) that impact our cognitive abilities and overall wellness, and spend time practicing them, as well.
- Identify the positive cognitive and bodily outcomes of spiritual practices that enable us to live healthier lives, and deal with the challenges of daily life with more resilience and equanimity.
(recommended books, articles, or websites for participants to review prior to the workshop)
– none recommended by presenter(s)
(items to be brought to the workshop and/or presentation materials)
– none required