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Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health challenges in the United States. Frequently, they leave us with a sense of disconnection. This class seeks to explore these two states and how spirituality can provide resiliency and protective factors. This exploration will encourage you to integrate a variety of coping skills and practices into your daily repertoire and explore your own spirituality.
Rev. Kenneth W. Burg
Spiritual Care
Start: Mar 25, 2021 at 01:00 pm EST
The term "spirituality" is somewhat recently popularized. It is common to hear someone say, "I’m a spiritual person." However, the exact definition(s) or practice(s) associated with spirituality can be elusive, leading us to ask some pertinent questions. For example, how do spirituality and religion differ? What does healthy spirituality look like? Is there such a thing as "unhealthy spirituality?" We will explore these and other ways to cultivate a healthy perspective on spirituality and practices that enliven us.
Aaron Unseth
Spiritual Care
Start: Apr 08, 2021 at 01:00 pm EST
At the gym, we gain strength from adding resistance to our workouts. How can we take the struggles from our lives and turn them into emotional strength and resilience? We will engage three ideas that can help us build emotional strength from the hardest parts of life.
Neuroscience posits making art has a positive effect on the brain, but it does not qualify the various types of art that benefit us. In this session, we will consider what types of art can be created to serve our resilience and celebrate the wonders that mark art has on our communities and society. Art could be just what you need right now.
Brian Brooks
Spiritual Care
Start: May 13, 2021 at 01:00 pm EST
Caring for one's own anxiety or helping another cope with anxiety requires individual plans. From medically focused to complementary based treatment modalities, there are many resources that may be woven into a holistic approach to treating anxiety. This class will explore a range of modalities that can meet the individual needs of those with mild or situation-based anxiety to pervasive generalized anxiety disorders or acute panic attacks.
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Have you ever been in a crowded room, and still felt alone? Loneliness has been labeled an epidemic in the United States, with many of us feeling stuck in the fog of disconnection. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated our experience of real, and perceived, isolation. In this course, we will explore where loneliness comes from, how loneliness impacts our bodies and spirits, and what loneliness can teach us about our core human need for connection. We will also explore concrete strategies you can use for building healing connection with yourself, and the world around you.
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When crisis strikes, what emerges in us and those around us? Do we yearn for connection? Solitude? What brings us comfort? What causes disconnection? In this class, we will explore several common human reactions to crisis, both in groups and in individuals. We will also think about our own existential, physical, and emotional needs when we find ourselves in crisis.
While experts agree living with a clear sense of purpose and meaning is central to our wellness, this can be ethereal and feel elusive. This class will explore various strategies to discover meaning in life and help you self-identify sources of purpose and meaning. This discovery will also empower you to integrate your sources of purpose and meaning more deeply into daily life, positively affecting how you live each day.
Polly B. Berends writes, "Everything that happens to you is your teacher...the secret is to learn to sit at the feet of your own life and be taught by it." This class offers practical steps towards reflection on our own stories and the values or beliefs that we each hold dear. Sharing our stories encourages an understanding or healing of past wounds while also providing an opportunity to connect with others in our life in meaningful ways.
Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health challenges in the United States. Frequently, they leave us with a sense of disconnection. This class seeks to explore these two states and how spirituality can provide resiliency and protective factors. This exploration will encourage you to integrate a variety of coping skills and practices into your daily repertoire and explore your own spirituality.
Rev. Kenneth W. Burg
Spiritual Care
Start: Oct 14, 2021 at 01:00 pm EST
The term "spirituality" is somewhat recently popularized. It is common to hear someone say, "I’m a spiritual person." However, the exact definition(s) or practice(s) associated with spirituality can be elusive, leading us to ask some pertinent questions. For example, how do spirituality and religion differ? What does healthy spirituality look like? Is there such a thing as "unhealthy spirituality?" We will explore these and other ways to cultivate a healthy perspective on spirituality and practices that enliven us.
Neuroscience posits making art has a positive effect on the brain, but it does not qualify the various types of art that benefit us. In this session, we will consider what types of art can be created to serve our resilience and celebrate the wonders that mark art has on our communities and society. Art could be just what you need right now.
 
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