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Day of Reflection (Retreat) and NACC Special Workshops

 
Day of Reflection (Retreat) - Courage for Caregivers         * Open to All Interested Participants*
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 
Registration Fee: $80 includes Lunch and Transportation
 
Overview
As spiritual care providers we give spiritual care to those who are sick, to those who are dying, and to the family members also caring for these individuals. Our support extends to professional caregivers in hospitals or other care facilities, to administrative staff, and to front-line staff working in the wider community to provide medical and supportive care. Our mutual caregiving occurs in a multi-faith and often secular context.
 
At the same time, it is possible that some of us are presently or will one day be caregivers to our own family members or friends. It is humbling to realize we will all one day be care receivers. Like all caregivers we are challenged amidst the stresses and demands of our daily work to care for ourselves so that we might flourish and be sustained over time.
 
The theme and goals for the 2018 Joint Conference, are beautifully evocative of many of the insights Henri Nouwen’s writing offers on the mutuality of caregiving and what it means to have a hospitable heart capable of holding both the joys and sorrows, immense challenges and surprising gifts inherent in our care of others and ourselves.
 
Throughout the day, the facilitator will illustrate insights gleaned from Henri’s writings with her own experiences “in the field” and share inspirational teachings from Jean Vanier, Roshi Joan Halifax, Parker Palmer, Fr. Thomas Keating.

For detailed information, please visit https://www.nacc.org/conference/day-of-reflection-2018/

NACC Special Workshops
 
The NACC Special Workshops are offered prior to the conference’s official opening on Thursday evening. Register to participate in one of the NACC special workshops when you register for the Joint Conference.

For detailed information, please visit https://www.nacc.org/conference/nacc-special-workshops/