Alchemy of Words: Poetry as a Powerful Tool For Chaplains
90 Minute Workshops ~ Saturday, August 20, 2022 – 9:45 am – 11:15 am
Workshop Level: Intermediate*
NACC Certification Competencies: ITP6, PPS2, PPS4
Kim Langley MEd
President, LifeBalance Enterprises, Inc.
About this workshop
A life rooted in spirituality and reflection requires a rich and reliable prayer resource. “Give Us This Day” can be such a resource. Praying and reflecting daily also requires commitment, which this workshop will foster through illustration, participation, and sharing. Participants will gain confidence in prayer styles and formulate or advance their ability to reflect. This workshop will show how prayer and reflection practices lead to journaling, and how journaling advances one’s ability to reflect. New insights are the fruits of prayer and reflection, which chaplains and ministers of spiritual care can use in their lives and ministry.
As a result of this workshop, participants will:
- Explain the benefits of having a daily practice of prayer and reflection.
- Articulate their Catholic identity as members, ministers, and chaplains by examining the Catholic tradition.
- Demonstrate how faith can be an everlasting help and transcendence in times of vulnerability and crisis.
(recommended books, articles, or websites for participants to review prior to the workshop)
WordSPA – Diving deep into life, self and spirit through poetry
Send My Roots Rain: A Companion on the Grief Journey, by Kim Langley
Opening to Grief: Finding Your Way From Loss to Peace by Claire B. Willis &
Marnie Crawford Samuelson
(items to be brought to the workshop and/or presentation materials)
S1 ~ Alchemy Of Words (Handout)
The NACC categorizes workshops on three levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. The definitions of each level are provided below.
Beginner: Basic information on the topic for those with little background in the area.
Intermediate: Basic plus additional information on the topic for those with some background in the area.
Advanced: Specialized information on the topic for those with extensive experience and/or knowledge in the area.
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