Soul Injury: Liberating Unmourned Loss
and Unforgiven Guilt
Monday, January 23, 2017; 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
And Thursday, January 26, 2017, noon – 2:00 p.m.
Greystone Bereavement Centre, 1802 McAra St.
The mental and emotional injuries that accompany trauma are readily identified. Less recognized are the insidious wounds that occur with trauma and indeed, with all of us whenever we lose a sense of our own goodness and inner beauty or we think we are inadequate or defective. Whether traumatic or insidious, these “soul injuries” cut us off from the energy of our deepest self, robbing us of the essence of our being. Connecting with the part of self-generating the emotional pain, paradoxically, restores wholeness. Thus, soul restoration includes learning how to re-own and re-home scattered pieces of self by cultivating personal intimacy with the part of self-carrying our emotional our emotional pain. The basis for addressing “soul injury” originated with a group of VA hospice nurses who cared for 10,000 dying veterans. The nurses witnessed “soul injuries” firsthand as they surfaced unbidden on combat veterans’ deathbeds. Let “warrior wisdom” show you how the heart can be disarmed through love, forgiveness and self-compassion, starting a process that “restoreths the soul.”
This educational program combines presentations by experts with a power point presentation, slide show, story-telling, clinical application and questions and answers from the panel moderator.
This webinar is beneficial to personal or professional caregivers who want to learn how to assess and respond to soul injuries with their clients, social service clinicians, those working in hospice or palliative care, nursing homes, funeral homes, victims of crime, victims of abuse, accidents and natural disasters.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify and define an overlooked, unassessed wound: soul injury
- Describe the importance of acknowledging and addressing soul injury, especially in at-risk populations
- Compare and contrast traumatic soul injury, insidious soul injury, PTSD and moral injury
- Identify the impact that soul injuries have on family, personal caregivers and professional caregivers.
- Describe how stoicism, fear of emotional pain, unmourned loss, and unforgiven guilt/shame contribute to the creation and perpetuation of soul injuries.
- Learn how to support others in the cultivation of honesty, courage, and humility to disarm the fearful heart through love, forgiveness and self-compassion so that the personal intimacy can be achieved.
- Discuss re-owning and re-homing processes that facilitate Soul Restoration.