New Online Workshop: Providing Spiritual Care to People with Substance Use Disorder(s)
Forty million people in America meet the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorder (SUD). That number is higher if we include “behavioral addictions” such as gambling or online gaming. It’s a complicated disorder, exacerbated by family environment, social, political, and economic factors, and trauma. Marginalized populations experience a significantly higher incidence of SUD, harsher legal consequences, and more limited access to necessary treatment. This 2-hour online workshop will empower spiritual/faith community leaders and chaplains to provide spiritual care to those impacted by SUD, equip them to advocate for transformative social and political change, and identify local resources.
Each session has 15 participant slots available, so as to allow time for Q&A. Cost is $50 ($30 for seminarians). Participants will receive an e-certificate upon completion of the workshop.
Resiliency: Spiritual Survival
I offer retreats and trainings for groups and organizations that focus on developing resiliency. These are experiential sessions that help participants identify their connection to their own sources of inspiration and strength and find ways to cultivate strategies to stay grounded and hopeful in difficult times.
These trainings include guided meditation, group discussion, activities, and exercises that aim at deepening our connection to the sacred (whatever that might mean for us).
I have been teaching and facilitating trainings and classes in secular and non-secular settings over the course of my career — from teaching creative writing at the university level to leading work/meaning trainings around the Bay Area.
Please contact me for more information.