Addressing the Spiritual Concerns of the Sick, Dying, and Grieving

Venue: Metro-Central YMCA

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Oct 25, 2005 End Date/Time: Oct 25, 2005
Early Registration Date: Sep 15, 2005
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Sometimes the spiritual needs of clients are avoided or denied. But such needs may be an important aspect in the life of the sick, dying, and grieving. Doug Smith will not be advocating for a particular spiritual or religious approach; he will discuss different forms of spirituality, how different religions view death and dying, and the issue of the wounded healer, as well as proper activities and rituals. He will provide participants with tools (assessments, care plans, guided imagery techniques, conversation starters, etc.), as well as stories and examples from his practice.

You will learn:
- Ways of increasing "nourishing moments" and decreasing "toxic moments" when talking about spirituality and religion
- To identify ways to communicate genuineness, compassion, and unconditional positive regard
- About spiritual tools and techniques that will help clients explore the serious depths of their pain and suffering
- To recognize several ways of praying and meditating with people that convey respect for their spirituality and religion
- To explore ways of relating to people from a variety of religious and spiritual perspectives


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Additional Information

Douglas Smith will also be presenting the workshop, Different Ways of Grieving, Different Ways of Healing: Practical Counselling Tools and Techniques. Register for both days at a discounted rate. Visit our website for more information.