Roadblocks to Healing
90 Minute Workshops ~ Monday, August 22, 2022 – 9:15am to 10:45am
Workshop Level: Intermediate*
NACC Certification Competencies: ITP2, ITP3, PIC7, PPS2
Rev. Richard E. Zajac MDiv
Staff Chaplain, Sisters of Charity Hospital
About this workshop
Drawing on over 40 years of experience, the presenter will offer numerous examples of spiritual conditions which at times can be lethal while at other times can be hindering medicine’s best efforts to find a cure. He will also talk of the hospital and cultural experiences that negatively contribute to a patient’s wellbeing and explore habits that need to be jettisoned for healing to be realized.
As a result of this workshop, participants will:
- Outline the importance of ministry
- Describe the spiritual maladies besetting patients.
- List underlying issues exacerbating a particular illness.
(recommended books, articles, or websites for participants to review prior to the workshop)
Life Injections I, II, II, and IV by Richard Zajac
Head First by Norman Cousins
Getting Well Again by Carl Simonton
Cancer As a Turning Point by Lawrence Leshan
Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
“Suicide: An Invitation to Die” – article by Sidney M. Jourard, The American Journal of Nursing Vol. 70, No. 2 (Feb. 1970)
(items to be brought to the workshop and/or presentation materials)
– none required