Tools for Transformation: Chaplains as Facilitators of Post-Traumatic Growth
PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL TO CAPACITY.
90 Minute Workshops ~ Monday, June 3, 2019
Workshop Level: Intermediate
NACC Certification Competencies: ITP3, PPS2, PPS5, PPS6, PPS9
M. Therese Lysaught, PhD
Professor, Loyola University Chicago
Beth Reece, MDiv, BCC
Manager of Spiritual Care, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab
Trauma from illness affects patients physically, spiritually and emotionally. Chaplains enter this chaos and devastation of trauma, called to provide patients with spiritual care. Research shows that Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG), positive change that can follow traumatic events, is possible, even for many suffering with PTSD. PTG tools of story-telling, community, hope, creativity, and faith may provide personal strength, closer relationships, greater appreciation of life, acceptance of new possibilities, and spiritual development for 50 to 80% of trauma survivors despite physical impairment. In this workshop, chaplains will actively explore how to facilitate these tools in order to enhance pastoral
As a result of this workshop, participants will:
- Understand the definition and potential outcomes of Post-Traumatic Growth.
- Explore Post-Traumatic Growth tools that encourage resilience, strengthen faith, and provide transformation, and how these align with spiritual care.
- Interactively explore how chaplains can facilitate these tools in a variety of patient-care settings.
Educational Materials (recommended books, articles, or websites for participants to review prior to the workshop)
- The Wounded Storyteller. Arthur A, Frank
- The Way of the Wound. Robert Grant
- The Body Keeps Score. Bessel van der Kolk
- Upside: The New Science of Post-Traumatic Growth. Jim Rendon