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September 19th, 2019 Community Newsletter


Board Chair's Message

Education and knowledge are great resources. Whether it is for personal or a professional setting, it is helpful to everyday living.

World AWAKE is proud to share new online certificate courses, continuing education and specialty training that supports your spiritual practice.

Those who work in Ministry, Spiritual Care and Mental Health, there is now Clinical Pastoral Training online with Rev. Lori Whittemore.

All Faiths Seminary International is offering new Certificate Courses online that everyone is welcome to register. In addition, it is an elective for all the Alums and students to AFSI.

You are all cordially invited to participate online with Author, Minister and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Rev. Connie Habash in a one-day session on “Spiritual People Have Anxiety, Too!”

See below all the course details and how to register.
Blessings and Gratitude
Rev. Rhonda Schienle

World AWAKE Board Chair
Rhonda Schienle
Rev. Rhonda Schienle

Online Class Announcements

Everyone is welcome to attend any of the online classes.

If you are interested in presenting an online class and you are one of our members, we have streamlined the submissions with this online form - https://worldawakeinc.org/contact/facilitator_submission/ .

Clinical Pastoral Education/Training

Instructor : Rev. Lori Whittemore

Meetings : 13 Monday Meetings

: September 16th, 2019 through December 16th, 2019

: 6:00 pm - 9:00pm EST

: Zoom

: Ministry and Chaplain students and professionals

: Along with attention to the development and refinement of pastoral skills through an action-reflection educational model, trainees will be immersed in exploring issues related to their particular ministry setting and focus. Along with standard CPE learning tools of case-study analysis, group and individual supervision, as well as required readings. Clinical Pastoral Education Training (CPE/T) is an experience in process education that has been honed over several decades and remains responsive to cultural developments that facilitate pastoral growth. The heart of CPE/T is ministry with the sick, injured, and dying, and learning from that ministry. CPE/T trainees learn through reflection, discussion, and evaluation, and are able to apply their learning in future ministry experiences. This type of adult learning is accomplished with other CPE/T trainees and a CPE/T supervisor in a dynamic, small group setting.

Fees and Registration : Please see our Education page for additional details.
Lori H. Whittemore
Rev Lori H. Whittemore

Certificate Course - AFSI Elective


Sacred Psychology, The Foundations of Spiritual Counseling

Instructor : Dr. Brenda Shoshanna, PhD

Meetings : 3 Tuesday Meetings

Dates : November 5th, 2019 through November 19th, 2019

Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Format : Zoom

Audience : All

Description : Sacred Psychology, The Foundations of Spiritual Counseling, is an introduction to the principles and practices of Spiritual Counseling. Combining psychological and spiritual understanding, we look at the role of a Spiritual Counsellor, how it differs from that of a therapist. As we explore the essence of a healing relationship, we also look deeply at the true causes of suffering.

Fees and Registration : Please see our Education page for additional details.
Brenda Shoshanna
Dr. Brenda Shoshanna, PhD

Spiritual People Have Anxiety, Too!

Instructor : Rev. Connie L. Habash

Meetings : 1 Friday Meeting

Date : November 15th, 2019

Time : 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Pacific

Format : Online - lecture and discussion

Audience : All

Description : Anxiety is on the rise in our culture. Our spiritual life should help calm us, not increase our stress, fear, and overwhelm! From her book, Awakening from Anxiety: A Spiritual Guide to Living a More Calm, Confident, and Courageous Life, Rev. Connie will share common errors spiritual people make in their mindset and the way they approach their spiritual practices. These mis-takes can actually increase our anxiety. A few pointers from Yoga philosophy and universal spiritual principles help us shift out of overwhelm and upset, and back to calm within.

Fees and Registration : Please see our Education page for additional details.
Connie L. Habash
Rev. Connie L. Habash

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