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These educational events, seminars, classes, etc., are created and designed by World AWAKE members who are facilitators in their respective fields of expertise. They own the copyright information in which they are facilitating, unless otherwise noted.

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Upcoming

3 Feathers Trilogy of Love
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt
Meetings: 8 meetings on the 2nd and 4th Monday evenings
Date: 09/12/2022, 09/26/2022, 10/10/2022, 10/24/2022, 11/14/2022, 11/28/2022, 12/12/2022 (no class 12/26/2022), 01/09/2023
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
Format: Live Online
Audience: All seekers
Description: This class combines Mantra Prayer, Ecstatic Dance (accommodated to your particular needs) and guided Spirit Journey meditations to explore spiritual themes.
Goals: To explore how sound, movement and journeying-meditations intersect to awaken inner joy and wonder
Fee: $160.00


Continuing Education - First Mondays (2022 - 2023)
Instructor: Dr. P. T. Wilson
Meetings: 10 Monday Meetings
Dates: September 12th, 2022 through June 5th, 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Eastern
Format: Continuing Education
Audience: All
Description:

Dates and Topics for First Mondays September, 2022 - June, 2023

Location: this cycle of ten sessions will be held online.

Theory Seminar: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Date Title
Sep. 12, 2022 An Overview on Care Ministries
Oct. 3, 2022 Assessing Tools and How to Make Referrals
Nov. 7, 2022 Childhood Development using Life Cycle Models
Dec. 5, 2022 Adult Development using Life Cycle Models
Jan. 9, 2023 Grief and Loss and Ministry Care
Feb. 6, 2023 Brief Term Counseling and Ministry Care
Mar. 6, 2023 Crisis Intervention Counseling and Ministry Care
Apr. 3, 2023 Strengthening Relationships and Ministry Care
May 1, 2023 Providing Care to Those Who Struggle With Change
Jun. 5, 2023 Why We Laugh and Its Importance in Resiliency

Afternoon supervision group: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, both supervision and consultation will be conducted online (as of now using the Zoom platform). Registrants may obtain hours in supervision, consultation, or as group observer. Those working towards Recognition as a Pastoral Care Specialist need thirty hours of group supervision and consultation with at least one hour of Individual Supervision with a Written Case Presentation.
Goals: The First Monday training program is an opportunity for persons to both grow in knowledge and train towards recognition in the area of spiritual care and counseling. Usually held on the First Monday of each month, mornings will be a theory seminar and afternoons will be both a consultation and supervision opportunity (the afternoons will be taped). Topics to be included are brief-term, supportive counseling methods, crisis intervention, grief and loss, divorce recovery, pastoral diagnosis, referral, and the application of pastoral care principals in the broader functions of ministry.

Any pastor or lay person in the Indiana Conference is welcomed to participate in this experience. Persons who are not United Methodists from Indiana are welcomed but will be required to register at a higher fee (see registration material below). This program was recognized as a Category 1 Training Center with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and could be used in seeking the Spiritual Care Specialist with AAPC, a national recognition requiring a minimum of fifty contact hours of training and supervision. AAPC has now transitioned into one section of ACPE: the Standard for Spiritual Care and Education. Completion of the Pastoral Care Specialist is through First Monday. Pastoral Care Specialists may apply to APCE for recognition as Practitioners. First Monday is open to those who have already gone through a previous two-year cycle of training and/or who may be already recognized, certified, or licensed.

Dr. P.T. Wilson is the facilitator for these meetings. He is the ordained clergy serving under full-time appointment at Danville United Methodist Church. Licensed in Indiana as both a Mental Health Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist, he is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, the International Association of Group Therapy and Group Process, and a Psychotherapist with ACPE: the Standard for Spiritual Care and Education.

He may be reached at 317-745-5964 or pt.wilson@inumc.org
Other:
World AWAKE Members Registration fee: $200 includes all 60 hours (10) sessions, or $50 per session.
Non-World AWAKE Members: $160 per session for all others, unless otherwise arranged.

Checks should be written: to Dr. P. T. Wilson with "First Monday" in the memo section. Please include your address, phone number, cell number, and email address.

Mail: Dr. P. T. Wilson, P.O. Box 1942, Bloomington IN 47402.

Contact: Dr. P. T. Wilson may be reached at 317-745-5964 or pt.wilson@inumc.org
Fee: $200.00 total World AWAKE Members ($160 per session non-members)
Registration: pt.wilson@inumc.org
Contact: Dr. P. T. Wilson


Spiritual Mentoring Certificate Program
Instructor: Carrie Ives and Beth Cohen
Meetings: One Wednesday and Saturday per month
Date: Saturdays: 9/17, 10/15, 11/19, 12/17, 1/21, 2/18, 3/18, 4/15, 5/20, 6/17
Wednesdays: 9/28, 11/2, 12/7, 1/4, 2/1, 3/1, 3/29, 5/3, 6/7
Time: Saturdays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm ET
Wednesdays: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm ET
Format: TOL Certificate Workshop
Audience: Clergy, mental health workers, members of the helping professions
Description: Spiritual Mentoring offers the opportunity to hold another in a space of love, compassion, and acceptance as they seek to align with their own inner Divinity. A spiritual mentor creates a space in which a mentee will be seen, heard, and guided on their spiritual journey. This profound opportunity to guide another makes the mentoring process a sacred opportunity to sit with another and experience the Divine Beloved within the mentee.

The Spiritual Mentoring Certificate Program is especially designed for those wanting to cultivate the inner presence and skills necessary for offering mentoring to those in need. This program is open to ordained clergy, seminarians in training, as well as to mental health counselors and other helping professionals who may desire to incorporate a spiritual focus into their practice. If you are interested in this program but do not find yourself in one of the above categories, please contact us to discuss your particular situation and, together, we can assess the appropriateness of this program for you.
Goals: At the end of the program, participants will be able to:
  • Define and describe spiritual mentoring
  • Name and explain three basic skills used in spiritual mentoring
  • Demonstrate the use of expressive therapies and spiritual practices for mentoring
  • Describe how mental illness, physical illness, and marginalized identity can impact the spiritual journey
  • Create a vision and plan for their own spiritual mentoring practice
Other:

The class will be structured to be available in dual-mode, allowing participants to be either in-person or online via Zoom.
Fee: $1,800.00


The Essene Tree of Life
Instructor: Rev. Linda Goodman
Meetings: 10 Tuesday Meetings
Dates: September 20th, 2022 through November 22nd, 2022
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Format: Live Online
Audience: Any curious seeker
Description: Description: The ancient Essenes were a sect of Judaism that chose to live in the desert, away from cities and the Temples that they considered corrupt. They believed in a personal relationship with God, without the need of a special priest class. They lived communally, with complete equality between women and men. They believed they were chosen to bring the Christ consciousness to earth. Mary and Joseph, Jesus, John the Baptist, and Mary Magdalene were members of this sect.

The Essene Tree of Life offers a framework for daily practices that incorporate both the Divine Mother and Divine Father. The roots represent the 7 elements of Mother Earth and the branches represent the Father God in 7 angelic aspects. Each day's morning practice focuses on one cosmic element branch and the evening practice focuses on the corresponding earthly root element. The weekly and seasonal rotation of practices provides a path to spiritual balance and peace.

Goals: Those seeking a pattern of spiritual practices in alignment with the wheel of the year will benefit from this class.

Prerequisites: None

Classroom/Facility: Hybrid Zoom/In person Amherst NH

Tuition: $100 Please don't let tuition cost keep you away. Contact Rev. Linda for full or partial scholarship.

Instructions will be sent to those who register for the class before this begins

Website: https://www.tolinterfaithtemple.org/classes-at-the-temple.html
Goals: To establish a pattern of spiritual practices in alignment with the cycles of the week and the seasons.
Fee: $100.00


Reclaim the Ecstatic Cry!
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt
Meetings: 8 Tuesday Evening Meetings
Dates: September 27th, 2022 through November 15th, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EST
Format: Live Online
Audience: All seekers
Description: Imagine with me . . . sitting on a hill far away, over two thousand years ago, listening to a man called Jesus when someone asked, "Lord, teach us to pray." And he answered, in Aramaic, with what we know today as the Lord's Prayer. On this 8–week journey, we'll go back together to hear the original words for ourselves and, in doing so, reach new depths of understanding and receive the true essence of Jesus' message.

But disclaimer! This is only the beginning! For just as the early disciples discovered, reciting the Lord's Prayer in Aramaic ignites a spark—a spark that awakens a remembrance of our innate divinity as children of the living God. And as this remembrance begins to resound in the silent chambers of our heart, the prayer begins to inform every aspect of daily life. Nothing is the same. We've been set afire by love everlasting and left undone and now can only release our own involuntary, ecstatic cry. This is what it means to pray! So, on this special journey through the prayer in Aramaic, prepare to be surprised, delighted and, perhaps, even challenged. As one nun of over thirty years exclaimed after one workshop, "I've said the Our Father every day for over thirty years. And, now, I'll never say it the same way again!"

This workshop is based on my book, Living the Prayer of Jesus: A Study of the Lord's Prayer in Aramaic (available on Amazon). Recommended but not required as I'll be providing supplemental handouts. Each week, you'll learn a line of the prayer and we'll use suggested questions for reflection to guide our sharing. You'll also enjoy access to audio teaching recordings of the prayer to use as you may desire.

Come and re-discover the prayer of Jesus.
Just perhaps, the prayer will leave you not where you began—joyously exclaiming your own ecstatic cry!
Goals: Explore how studying the Lord's Prayer in Aramaic expands meanings, understanding and awareness of this beloved prayer...and how it does, indeed, awaken the ecstatic cry within!
Fee: $75.00


Circle Facilitation Training
Instructor: Christine Moses, MS
Meetings: 3 Meetings
Date: October 20th, 25th and November 1st
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Format: Live Online
Audience: All
Description: We have become a world of people who believe all of us are separate and disconnected from one another, including the natural world. Sacred circles can make a difference in the world, moving us from separation to connection. If we participate and practice the guidelines of a circle or sacred group the ripple effect is put into play. We create a momentum - connect to one another in a deeper way, lead a more meaningful life and then make a difference – first to our families, then to friends. The world changes as a result. Humanity benefits from the release of fear and separation, and moves toward hope, oneness and love.
It is a profoundly important time for circles to expand and tip those scales. My diverse and extensive training in circle participation and leadership for twenty-two years has led me to offer this training for others so that circles can continue to unfold, like each ripple on a pond that waves and ebbs out to the edge. We can build and expand the circles to invite the flow of transformation in an unending energetic pond of wise women AND men, as we practice new paradigm leadership skills of compassion, respect, acceptance and love.
Who can take this training? It is not necessary to have any experience or a particular background. The information and techniques can be used by coaches, ministers, therapists, healers, group leaders, community activists, board members, people who volunteer, those who want to increase their communication skills, women who find that people share easily with them… any person who has an open heart.
This training will provide:
• Forming the Circle – who, what, when, where, why
• Opening and Closing Ideas
• Rituals and Ceremony
• Intention, Purpose and Outcomes
• Guidelines and Challenges
• Experiential Offerings and Exercises
• Marketing Tools
• Time for questions and answers at the end of each session
Goals: To provide training information and resources on creating, organizing, and facilitating circles.
Other: BIO: Christine Moses is a Holistic Counselor, Shamanic Practitioner, and Ceremonialist, specializing in facilitating women's circles and retreats, as well as now training over eighty women in circle leadership. Christine holds a Master of Science in Holistic Ministries, is also a Reiki Master, Ordained Interfaith Minister and author. Her book The Wisdom of Circles: Gathering Women for Conscious Community is a combination of her personal journey and healing story, a training guide, and an empowering inspiration.
Fee: $140.00


Ongoing

Clinical Pastoral Training Center of Southern Maine (CPTCSM)

In 2016, The Abbey of Hope launched an Interfaith Clinical Pastoral Training Program. “Clinical Pastoral Training Center of Southern Maine (CPTCSM)". For those who may be pursuing a Chaplaincy program, wanting to deepen your ministerial skills or your spiritual care practice, please visit their website at https://www.abbeyofhope.com/cpt/.

All Faiths Seminary International Divinity School

All Faiths Seminary offers a variety of workshops for the minister student, ministers, alumni, and anyone interested in our topics. Workshops are offered under All Faiths Seminary International using the Zoom platform.

These electives compliment the minister's educational studies. The schedule for these courses listed below will be announced throughout the year.

The following Workshops are given by All Faiths Seminary International and will be announced and take place throughout the school year. The workshops range from 1 to 10 sessions as needed for the topic.

If interested in any of the below Programs or Workshops, please contact Rev. Dr. Kathleen Regan at allfaithsseminaryny@gmail.com or use the workshop links provided.

All Paths Seminary and Certificate Programs

Our programs were designed to be affordable, experiential, heart-centered, student-centered, easily accessible. We foster a supportive and flexible environment, mentoring students to go deeper into their studies and supporting the intensification of their ongoing spiritual growth.

Please Visit our Seminary and Certificate Programs

Doula Certification Program

Homiletics Certification Program

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