Presented by Kristie J. Zahn BCC
Thursday, October 22, 2020 – 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. Central Time
The concept of “being present” has been an essential competency of chaplaincy long before Mindfulness became the latest thing in pop culture. Today’s webinar is less about what Mindfulness is, and more about how Mindfulness can enable greater God awareness, and in doing so, bring our “inner peace” into our “outer work” in Spiritual Care. Though Mindfulness is often times referred to as being Buddhist in its philosophy, in truth, we as Christians have long understood and been inspired by the lives of many contemplative Christian saints and mystics, including Jesus himself, who modeled how to be fully present, fully aware, through the eyes of compassion and non-judgment. So, with a Christian Spiritual Lens on Mindfulness, we will explore how chaplains can integrate Mindfulness practices into patient care, especially with the SBNR (Spiritual but not Religious) and into personal self-care/stress management. The intention of this webinar will be to stimulate the mind, open the heart, and inspire the soul by sharing stories, practical tools and best practices that enable us as Chaplains to create Space and Grace in Spiritual Care.
- By understanding how your mind works, cultivate a Mindfulness practice that strengthens your Christian faith tradition, deepens your relationship with God, and empowers your work in Spiritual Care.
- Explore best practices in chaplaincy using Mindfulness principles that address issues of spiritual distress in the “Spiritual but not Religious”, inpatient and outpatient.
- Use Christian Mindfulness to lovingly self-nurture the effects of stress and compassion fatigue.
About the Presenter
Kristie Zahn spent 20+ years of her career as an HR Executive in non-profit, academic, and profit-based companies. Her call to ministry and passion for Mindfulness arose from her own “sacred initiation/care accident” where she experienced “death and rebirth” as she moved through a coma, and extensive time in rehab/recovery. Her healing journey has given her personal experience, as well as insight, wisdom, and compassion with regards to many traditional and complementary paths to healing. She left her corporate career to pursue service in spiritual care, and has studied/been credentialed to teach Mindfulness with many esteemed teachers such as Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach and Sharon Salzburg. Kristie holds Masters’ degrees in Management and Religious Studies, and is also a certified Life Coach. Kristie is currently a Board Certified staff Chaplain at Ascension All Saints Hospital in Racine, WI.
NACC Certification Competencies Covered by the Webinar: PIC1, PIC2, PIC3, PIC6, PPS1, PPS2, PPS3, PPS5, OL1, PL2, OL4, OL5