Healing the Heart
Healing the Heart: Grief and the Body
A Virtual Afternoon Pastor's Retreat
June 24, 2021, 1:30 – 4:30 PM
Sponsored by the Presbyteries of
Missouri Union, Giddings-Lovejoy, Northern Kansas, and Southern Kansas
"Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground." - Oscar Wilde
Strengthening our skills in grief work is essential in these days of constant uncertainty and pervasive loss.
Our faith story gives us perspective and meaning. There are also stories of our bodies that are woven into our experiences.
Within our Christian tradition, there are way of praying and moving that are being re-discovered, especially in light of neuroscience. Knowledge of how we are created brings wisdom and compassion.
Simple practices involving our whole selves better equip us to welcome grief as an opportunity to deepen and transform us and those we serve.
Together, we will:
learn about the impacts of grief on the body and nervous systems
reflect upon our own present relationship with grief
experience spiritual practices that are soothing and healing and open us to God's constant presence
discern their application for ourselves and those we serve