Preconference Workshop P3
Workshop Level: All levels
Linda S. Broda Pribble, MA, BCC
Chaplain, Hospice Volunteer & Bereavement Coordinator
NorthBay Hospice and Bereavement
As chaplains our days are filled with listening to the stories of our patients, their families and significant others, and often the staff with whom we work. It is a privileged place to experience these stories as we become the story listeners for others. The question is what do we do with this cacophony of stories? How often do we do we take the time to be aware of the impact of these stories on us, the carriers of the stories? How do these stories shape and impact our inner landscape? We will explore these questions through creative contemplative practices, which will allow us:
- To stop to hear our stories from the inside out.
- To look with the eyes of our heart to the opportunities and impact of these stories on our bodies, minds, and spirits.
- To listen to the invitation from our souls to walk awake and in healing as we continue our experiences on the Road to Emmaus with those with whom we walk.
As a result of this workshop, participants will:
- Learn a practice of emptying becoming: Sacred Story-witnesses.
- Learn a practice of filling becoming: Heartful-healing Storytellers.
- Enter a process of spiritual refection through: personal narrative, poetry, coloring and music.
Educational Materials (recommended books, articles, or websites for participants to review prior to the workshop)
– Holy Bible: Luke 24:13-35; Matthew 18:20
– Merton, Thomas. A Book of Hours
– Rohr, Fr. Richard. Simplicity: The Freedom of Letting Go
– De Mello, Fr. Anthony. Wellsprings: A Book of Spiritual Excercises
– The Boy Who Made Dragonfly (a Zuni Myth retold by Tony Hillerman)
– Oliver, Mary. Thirst (poems)
– Thich Nhat Hanh. No Mud No Lotus
– The Tree is Older Than You Are. A bilingual gathering of poems and stories from Mexico with paintings by Mexican artists selected by Naomi Shihab Nye
Presentation Materials (items to be brought to the workshop and/or presentation materials)
P3 Handouts – Pribble
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